Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY

Outside my window... Right now it's dark because it's 8:40pm, but we had a bit of rain earlier, another front rolling thru.  The temps are 61 right now and our low will be 56. Believe it or not some ppl find this to be uncomfortable, but I'm loving it.  It will be hot and sunny soon enough.

I am thinking... how some of you will read that and wish it was your weather.  The weather up north is horrendous and I'm hoping you guys get a break soon.

I am thankful... for my rainy weather.  (hmmm, I see a theme forming)  

In the kitchen... Weather!  LOL  (couldn't help myself).  Dinner was leftovers and a batch of brownies.

I am wearing... my pjs.

I am creating... lists.  Lots and lots of lists.

I am going... on yet another field trip this Friday.  Yesterday we went to the Orlando Science Center and while I love that place, the field trip was one of the most disorganized one I've ever been on.  However the best part of the trip was getting to go in the Hurricane Wind Tunnel for free.  

I am wondering... when I will finally be organized.  I dont think it's possible anymore.

I am reading... Nothing.  I returned all my books to the library a couple of days ago.  Then I found one under the seat in the car.  Not sure how much money I owe in fines...

I am hoping... that tomorrow will be a bit easier than today.

I am looking forward to... Friday.  It's another band competition, this time for Steel Drums.  It's always a lot of fun.

I am hearing..... right now nothing.  The TV is on pause and the house is starting to shut down.  Thank God.

Around the house... dust elephants.  They used to be bunnies but they've grown.  I'm trying to keep them from becoming dinosaurs.

I am pondering... forget Dante's Inferno.  I'm pondering the levels of hell for teenagers.  It was hard enough to go thru it the first time.  It's even harder the second time around.

A favorite quote for today...




One of my favorite things... Normally this is Hemi's spot, but one of my favorites things from last week was Baby Girl and her solo ensemble performance.  She's been stressing about it for a couple of weeks now and she was ranked as superior!  It's the top ranking you can get and she got it!  She is also the only one in Intermediate Band to even try out for it!!  It was a proud mama moment for sure!!!  So happy for her!

A few plans for the rest of the week:  I have the field trip on Friday and an anniversary party on Saturday.  I have yet to get their gift.  That will most likely be Saturday morning!

A peek into my day... Drop Baby Girl at school, go to work, stay 2 hours longer than I wanted to, race to get Baby Girl and #1 Son to theatre,  go to mechanics to get scripts out of the car that's in the shop (we are down to one car this week), figure out what to make for dinner, get kids from theatre, make dinner, make brownies.  It is now 8:10pm.  I realize it is Tuesday and decide to post something in my blog.  Make people read a crazed mom's typical day of life.  

For those who have made it this far, thank you!!!!  I'm trying to be witty but I dont think I'm succeeding.  Instead I will reward you with a Hemi pic.  And if you want to play, go here.



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY

Outside my window...  it started out a beautiful day.  Then around 3pm a front went thru and it got rainy.  REALLY rainy.  It's been drizzly on and off the rest of the day.   We get cold tomorrow and have freeze warnings for Thursday and Friday mornings.  By Sunday we are back to warm temps.  

I live a bit further north so my lows are a bit lower

Florida, the bipolar state.

I am thinking... that I need to finish planting what I have and keep them in the garage until Friday.  After that they should be fine to keep outside.

I am thankful... that I have a job.  Ok  I'm trying to be thankful that I have a job.  It's not horrible (most days) but honestly I would prefer to go back to staying home.  The IO and the rugrats feel the same.  Baby Girl had an Honor Roll ceremony this AM and I let her come home afterward.  She REALLY wanted me to stay home, but I couldn't.  Keep in mind it's not like she would be sitting next to me the rest of the day, but the kids are used to my presence in the house.  The IO is trying to find side work to make this happen. We'll see.  

In the kitchen... well I DID make dinner!!  I dont always as much as before, but I did tonight.  Pasta with sauce, garlic bread and a salad.  I think this week will be a week of using up what's in the fridge.....

I am wearing... red mickey mouse t-shirt, grey sweats and pink fuzzy socks.  

I am creating... not much.  I have one more row to finish on a charity blanket and then I can send it out.  It will be my last charity blanket for awhile since I want to work on some of my own stuff that's been sitting far too long.

I am going... a bit crazy with all that's on my plate.  Is my life chaotic?  Sure.  Do I handle it with a smile?  Absolutely (ok most days!) but I still feel a bit overwhelmed and I'm trying to figure out how to change it.

I am wondering... what life has in store 6 months from now.  

I am reading... I really am!!!  I checked out The Secret Life of a Knitter and I'm thoroughly enjoying it!!!  However I've renewed it 3 times and am only half way thru it.  It's time to return it to the library.  At least I tried!!!!  

I am hoping... that this post doesnt sound as depressing as I think it does!!!  It's late and I have no brain left to be witty and charming.  

I am looking forward to... our road trip to NC in the spring.  Wanderlust is kicking in big time and I'm ready to hit that open road.  

I am hearing....  Not much.  I have the tv paused while I finish this post, I hear somebody in the kitchen, the clicking of the keyboard, and the bathroom fan.  

Around the house... so I've planted some letttuce and a tomato plant and I have two pots of begonias outside the front door.  I still haven't planted the petunias.  Inside #1 Son has been wanting to paint his room and we finally bought paint last week.  The accent wall (a deep blue) is finished and the other three walls (ice blue, kind of what was in the movie Frozen) will be painted this wknd.

I am pondering... the pros vs the cons of me working.  

A favorite quote for today...



One of my favorite things aka Hemi's Corner...

The best way to spend a rainy afternoon


A few plans for the rest of the week:  Tomorrow night is a religious meeting, Thursday night is steel drum for Baby Girl and #1 Son has been invited to a job fair hosted by Chipotle.  Friday morning is an appt with #1 Son's guidance counselor to figure out what is going on with his mid term grades (4 of his 7 teachers have yet to post his grades) and Friday afternoon Baby Girl is participating in a solo ensemble for music.  Firday night they have theatre.  Saturday we will finish off the plantings outside and get the rest of the paint for #1 Son's room.  In between all of this I will be running back and forth to work.  I am thankful they are this flexible for me, but it is slowly killing me.

A peek into my day... I dropped Baby Girl off at school early for Drama Club.  Met up with another mom and we went to Publix for donuts for two Honor Roll Ceremonies at school today.  Stayed to set up and waited until 10:45 for Baby Girl's Honor Roll Ceremony.  Got home at 11:30, grabbed lunch and headed back out to work.  Got back home around 3:30, checked emails, got a snack, looked at what #1 Son finished off in his room, discussed the week's plans with each kid.  Made dinner.  Suddenly it's 8pm.  

While it's not the same every day, it's this busy every day.  I refuse to let my job get in the way of the time spent with the kids so even though there are times I'm tired, we still go to plays and movies and run errands, etc.  This is what coffee is for!

Can you tell I'm getting tired and crabby???  :)

Ok if you want to play, go here.  Thanks for sifting thru my diatribes tonight.  Goodnight and have a pleasant tomorrow!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Hello everyone!  Let me introduce myself.  My name is Lynn and I used to write a blog here.  It was filled with antics of adorable children, fun vacations and yarn.  Oh, the yarn.  Or stitching.  Occasionally you'd find a virtual quilt show.

Lately, however, this writer has become quite busy.  She has gone back to work.  Her adorable children have become teenagers (yes even Baby Girl).  She looks at her projects with the intent of getting back to them but the best the brain cells can do when there is time is watch mindless TV and play Facebook Games.

Oy am I a mess!!

So in the attempt to gain some semblence of my blog back, I hope to post on Saturdays and Tuesdays.  Yes I am aware it is Sunday.  I am already doing a bang up job.  I have no idea if I can keep this up, but its a start.

Since my original plan was to start on Saturday, I took a picture of my sky.



Today looks the same.  Honestly today is perfect for weather.   Right now it's 69 and sunny.  My sister in law who lives near Raleigh NC is dealing with a temperature of 26 with a wind chill of 18.

That's just wrong.

Meanwhile it's that time of year where I get that itch to plant something.  Even though I am beyond busy, #1 Son and I went to Lowe's and got this.



It's early in the season and they didnt have any 6 packs of tomato plants yet so I will have to get some of those as the weeks progress.  I also got some lettuce.



I really need to start things from seed but it seems when I do I end up not planting them and they end up dying on me. Lets see how long these guys will last.  I also got some petunias from the clearance section but I ran out of dirt so those are still in their containers.  We'll be getting more sometime today.

Hey what is this thing you are posting me on??

It's her blog.  She posts pictures of  us when she has no projects to share.  We get posted a LOT!


So there you have it.  I'm hoping my attempts at blogging will inspire me to knit more so I have projects to post.  Let's hope it works.....