It has been a while since I wrote up a HHM post … It has been a long time since I felt like I’ve been organized enough to gather and share my day. Things have been a little jumbled here this past week, but with only 2 more weeks of school for the big kids and MiMi done with preschool now, hopefully, maybe, things will settle down just a little, if only until the next chain of events hits!
As I look outside my window:::
After a chilly weekend, today is finally sunny again!! The temps are supposed to get up to 83 degrees this week!!
Right now I am:::
Enjoying my favorite morning of the week: Monday!! Big kids are off to school … MiMi is playing after sleeping in. I’ve had some coffee, some quiet time, and even wrote out a menu plan AND grocery list!!
Thinking and pondering:::
about summer. We have lots of plans and things we’d like to do: get Drew into a driver’s ed course, MOVE into a house in July, finish my pharmacy tech certification, and somehow take a family vacation!
On my bedside table:::
a paperback novel/suspense by Lisa Jackson
On my tv this week:::
No big plans … probably just a lot of baseball
I do have one more episode of The Flame Trees of Thika to watch (takes place in 1913 in Kenya, Africa and stars a grown-up Haley Mills)
On the menu for this week:::
Monday – cabbage roll casserole
Tuesday – bratwurst, red cabbage, and fried potatoes
Wednesday – lasagna, salad, and bread
Thursday – crockpot bean & bacon soup (with northern beans), this is Sandra’s recipe
Friday – gyros
Saturday – I will actually be HOME ALONE all day!! Daniel is taking the kids to his parents’ house so I can clean because my mom is coming a week from Thursday.
On my to do list:::
Call around about driver’s ed courses (at the high school? private lessons??)
Respond to a lot of graduation announcements that we’ve received. I am OVERWHELMED at how many of my friends’ and family’s kids are graduating from high school or college this year!!! I have 2 nieces graduating from college, who I remember when they were born. *sigh* Also several weddings of girls I know coming in June.
Keep working through my pharmacy tech course (a lot of information – just learned about POISONS which makes me NERVOUS!!!) – I’m on Lesson 11 of 27 total lessons. The state certification will be the bigger deal, which happens when I am done.
Happening this week:::
a quick trip to Oklahoma (1 1/2 hours away) on Wednesday for an audiology appointment for my husband (at a VA clinic, ironic because he WORKS AT a VA hospital right here … but they have no appointments for this!)
Annie-Belle has a field trip on Tuesday – and I work my last 2 days in the school cafeteria this week (next week is just sandwiches and easy-to-serve lunches). School days are winding down!!!
My simple pleasure:::
Doing something for myself when my “chores” are done … or in between for a little motivational break. Reading a few pages in my book, reading a few blogs, catching up on facebook. Having a cup of tea or coffee.
As I mentioned above, motivational breaks help me get through things. I am definitely someone who likes to work first and play later. Sadly, I sometimes miss out on my play time because when I am done working, someone needs me to spend time with them or I am just too tired to do anything … so I often do something fun between jobs instead of waiting until it is ALL done … because it will NEVER all be done anyway.
Looking around the house:::
other than being a little dusty, my house is looking fairly neat.
Guess I need to add “dust” to my chore list!!
From the camera:::
from Miriam’s K-3 program (the students were little lambs). She can say all of Psalm 23 … which was the theme for the program.
3 friends are undergoing chemotherapy THIS WEEK (one for br-ast cancer, one for ovarian cancer, and one for extensive cancer); also my friend who had leukemia, then lung cancer, has br-ast cancer too … lumpectomy this Friday.