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Tidbit Thursday

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

Seeing all the first day of school pictures on Facebook has made me feel like a bad mom – I have never taken a first day of school photo of either one of my children. It is so easy to compare and then feel lacking but I need to not do that. I have certain strengths as a mother and photo taking is just not one of them. It doesn’t make me a bad mom, it just means I value other things.

The boy was actually looking forward to the first day and so far the week has gone well.  He is with a new bunch of kids and hopefully he will make some new friends.  Last year the class had more than its share of trouble makers, hopefully that won’t be the case this year. Tonight is Back To School Night and I’m looking forward to meeting his teachers.

I’ve spent the week binge watching old CSI episodes but I’m planning to get myself on a schedule so that I can be a bit more productive.  This month, I want to get more of the garden cleaned up and ready for winter; work on some craft projects; meet up with friends and try to declutter some stuff. I have a box of books to take to Half Price Books and several bags to donate  and I’d like to get rid of more before the month is over.

My dad is coming home tomorrow. My sister and I are a bit nervous but Dad is super excited. He will be receiving a bit more therapy and of course the dialysis treatments but overall he has rebounded greatly. Still waiting to hear what the cardiologist had to say about his progress.

Need to be on my way. I hope wherever and whatever you are doing, you are having a great day. Be back next week.


31 days toward completion – day 28

I can cross off another item on the list – my library wishlist is done. Now I can start requesting the books I’ve been wanting to read. The library will search for the book and not get distracted by other books that look interesting and I might actually get to read some of the books that have been on my list for way too long. I still need to decide what to do about the books the library doesn’t have. I can try to order them through the Interlibrary Loan system or search for them at bookstores/online/paperback swap. Each option has its good and bad points but that’s a decision I’ll leave for another day.

After a few days of low temperatures it has warmed up and I was able to spend some time enjoying my time spent working in the garden. I still have a lot of garden that could be weeded and cleaned up but I did finish the areas I really needed to get done. Of course, with weeding you are never really done but isn’t that so true of many things in the life of a mom – I’m thinking laundry, cooking meals, washing dishes, teaching kids to pick up after themselves, dusting, sweeping, mopping – I could go on but I think you can get the picture.

31 days toward completion – day 8

One full week down and I’ve completed one of my twelve items. I’ve made a start on five of the others. Today I did some weeding in various parts of the garden, put the back on the bookcase and moved it to its place in the loft. I started to put some books on the shelves and discovered that I have misplaced some of the shelves. Will look for them tomorrow as I need to move on to some other work right now.

I’m feeling pretty good today about my progress and hope to keep it up tomorrow although it may be difficult. Wednesdays are my get out and about days and there isn’t always time to fit in much of anything else. We’ll see. Maybe I can do some computer stuff while I listen to the Pirates win their last playoff game. At least I hope that is what I will be listening to!

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