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Tuesday Tidbits

Just another unedited, sloppy installment of the random thoughts rolling around in my head today…

I have got to figure out a way to roll with the punches – to not let changes in my schedule completely derail me and my efforts to do better. Last week there were two and a half days  of no school – one for the Jewish holiday and one and a half for parent teacher conferences. There were some good spots – I got a lot of garden work done because the boy wanted to earn money and I heard some nice things at the conferences. Then there were the bad things – some whining and complaining (mostly from the boy but I might have chimed in a few times as well), the disruption of my routine, the loss of solitude, and most of all the noise, noise, noise!

Time is running out – already the nights are getting cold and I still have much garden work to do. One bright spot – my lilac has a few small blooms on it. This hasn’t happened before so I’m not sure what caused it but it is nice to look out and see them.

We are having a church group over for a Halloween cookout/campfire so I’ve been working on cleaning up and decorating. This is my secret for getting my house in order – I invite people over and then I feel like I need to get the place cleaned up. I know I should be keeping it cleaned but it isn’t always a priority for me.

Still have no job. I left a message with the horticulturist people but haven’t received a reply. I’m assuming that I did not make the cut and wonder if my age, lack of experience or something else is the reason why. Need to follow up so I can move on.

The hubby’s birthday is this week and as usual I don’t know what to get him. He tends to buy himself the things that he wants so there isn’t much that he doesn’t already have.  There are some experiences he’d like to have but money, time and/or desire play a factor in my reluctance to go that route. Need to make a decision soon but for now I’m out to the garden to enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures before they disappear.

Until next time, have a wonderful time wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

31 days toward completion – day 22

Just a short entry for today because there is celebrating to be done here tonight. It’s my hubby’s birthday so we celebrated as a couple by going out to lunch and will do cake and ice cream as a family this evening.  We had a wonderful lunch and a nice talk. Sometimes it is hard to find a good block of time to just sit and connect with each other. We should make an effort to do it more often.

I was able to add to my 1500 book challenge list. I’m up to 200 books listed with lots more to go. Definitely need to come up with a plan to stay on top of the recording of the books.


Tidbit Thursday

I know it is supposed to be Ta Da/To Do Thursday but the past two days have been a bit hectic and I’m going with a tidbit post today. So here are the latest thoughts crowding my head…

Ran to 3 different stores on Tuesday to get some egg custard pie for my grandma-in-law. She turned 96 and I wanted her to have something she enjoyed for her birthday.Wish she wasn’t in pain and was able to do more for herself.

After that I went out to lunch with a friend and then we went to give blood. I gave blood frequently when I was in college but had gotten away from doing it. I’m trying to give regularly – it’s a small way to help out my community.

I’m wondering what I could/should have done differently yesterday. I got bit by a dog, first time it had ever happened to me. It didn’t seem too bad but the owner of the dog is a nurse and she said I should have it checked out. They gave me a stitch and some antibiotics. Now I just have to hope I don’t end up with a yeast infection.

It has been cold/freezing at night and I’m hoping it won’t cause too much damage to the veggie seeds. I guess we will find out soon enough. The fruit trees seemed to have survived the frost.

Only nine weeks until school is done for the year. Not sure what the plans are for the summer. Need to come up with some ideas.

Feeling tired – didn’t sleep very well last night. Would like to take a nap but I still have tax stuff to do – MUST do today!

Have you finished your taxes yet?


Tidbit Tuesday

Here are the random thoughts running through my head today…

I turned 50 yesterday – don’t feel any different. Did have a wonderful day – DH made me steak, DD made the salad and DS made the cake. It was a very nice day.

I did go out and walk yesterday and today even though it is very cold out.

I’m thinking about my menu for the party on Saturday and trying to plan all that needs to be cleaned and/or tidied up.

I’m watching the snow fall and hoping it won’t be too bad when we go to karate class.

I’m having pain in my shoulder and I don’t think it is going to go away. I had hoped it would but it doesn’t seem to be happening. May need to call the doctor and get it checked out.

I’m excited because DH has decided to make working on the house a priority this year! I can’t wait for some things to finally get done around here.

That’s it for this week – Have a great day!

Fitness Friday

A slight – very slight drop today.  I started walking again with friends from church. Our pace and terrain are more of a challenge than I normally do when I’m by myself. I tend to be a bit lazy when I’m by myself. I need someone to give me a push.

In fact, I might give myself an early birthday present and go to a personal trainer to help me get in shape before my birthday. I need to run the numbers and see if I can afford it. There is a place close by that is having small group sessions – twice a week for 4 weeks starting in November. I think it is time for me to get some help so I can really move forward towards my goal.

Guess that’s all for now – be back next week.

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