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For Today... 



Outside my window.... It is fall in Florida.  Yesterday morning was the first morning where it did NOT feel like a sauna when I stepped outside.  Today is rain, rain and more rain.  It doesnt look any different for the next couple of days either.  I dont mind.  I really think I could live in Portland.


I am thinking... too many thoughts.  They are keeping me up at night and I dont like that.  I'm also waking up with more headaches that last the entire day.  I dont like that even more.  Where do we live in Nov?  Can we afford it?  What is the budget?  Keeping up with the schedule for theatre and band  (each kid is in a different cast AND band right now) plus sorting and saving and And AND...... I'm not overwhelmed (yet) but I need to make sure to add in some stretching exercises and walking.  I need to include some quiet time for me if I'm going to survive this.  And I WILL survive (cue Gloria Gaynor).  I'm stubborn like that.

I am thankful... for the little t…

Some Days....

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This post has turned into a bit of a rant so feel free to enjoy kitty pictures scattered between the rant and go straight down to the sweater shot!

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How is your Friday going?  I've had to stop looking at all social and news networks because between the anniversary of 9/11 and the Syrian refugees, I started my day crying.


Sadness turned into aggravation when I went to the school this morning.  I had a PTO meeting scheduled, the first one of the year.  Usually those meetings are jam packed with all the parents that want to help and by the 3rd meeting, it goes back down to the same handful of parents who help every year.  Today was the exception.  We had 9 people show up.  I think the issues with the new principal have gotten around and nobody wants to be bothered with him.  His actions are borderline fraud, but he's feigned innocence which has kept him out of trouble.  Lets just say he's not supportive of the PTO and…

Midweek Update

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School has been in session for less than two weeks.  In that time we've had school pictures,



schedule changes requiring not one but two trips to the guidance counselor,

football games



and band practice.



 I've finished three band uniforms



and teamed up with some other PTO members to butt heads with the fairly new principal.  It's gonna be a fun year!

We've also started theatre with rehearsals on opposite days of marching band.  Auditions have been completed and parts assigned.

All of this while planning around the chance of a tropical storm.


I'm keeping myself sane by working on my sweater.  I *should* be organizing and packing non essential items, but where's the fun in that??  I want to enjoy the quiet of the house when I can.  I'll be posting pics soon.

How Bad Could it Be??

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Baby Girl has been experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes.  She loves to play but she is MESSY!  I try to get her to clean as she goes, but that doesn't always never works.  I have a couple of friends tell me that I should make a rule,  if she doesn't clean up, then she can't cook.  While it adds to my workload, I can't bring myself to do that.  There will be enough time for her to clean when she moves out.  Meanwhile I want her to experiment with different recipes and not worry abt the 3 pots she uses for pudding.

Which leads me to my post.  She made an Indian Pudding (didn't keep the recipe, it was NOT good!) that required her to constantly stir the milk.  While she stirred the milk, the bottom of the pot burned. I could NOT get it clean, even after soaking it for a couple of days and  then scrubbing.  Fast forward to yesterday.  I google *how to clean a burnt pot* and it said to boil some vinegar in the pot, add some baking soda (it will bubble) and afte…