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Tidbit Tuesday

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

Glad that we escaped the 3-6 inches of snow they predicted although being able to stay home would be nice. It has just begun to snow a bit – not sure what they are calling for now but I don’t think it will be too bad until maybe this evening. Hopefully it will hold off till late.

My son and I are supposed to go to a reception at the Tech Shop. He received a scholarship for a year’s membership and there is a reception tonight to meet the people who awarded the scholarships. It is a fantastic opportunity – he is attending a 16 week Saturday session to learn about the different machines and create some projects. Later in the summer he will be able to attend a week long camp and he can go in on certain Saturdays to work on projects. So far he has been having a blast.

I’m back to struggling a bit because I dithered around too long and had to make a choice between the lesser of two evils and I’m not sure I made the right choice. I’ve chosen to help keep my husband’s dream alive; keep my son in a school that I feel will give him a good chance at being successful through its academic requirements and its post high school financial support; and stay in my(still unfinished) dream house. It means I’m no longer looking for my dream job instead I’m going back to helping my husband in his business.  I’m not sure how long this will go on but I know that I’m setting boundaries this time. It will not be an open ended adventure. Still not sure what that is going to look like but I’m working on it.

It looks like my uncle will not be the executor of my dad’s will. We were  pretty sure that would be the case but now it is definite. I may need to go down to help out – it depends on my sister and how she decides to handle her financial situation. I need to look into some legal issues to make sure that we are making the best decisions for both of us.

I’m also trying to prepare for a wedding. My daughter has decided to get married next month. It will be a small affair and she doesn’t want much help from me but there are a few things she would like me to help with and of course I need to find something to wear.

What’s going on in your neck of the woods? Leave me a comment and let me know how you are.



Tidbit Tuesday

Just another unedited/sloppy version of the random thoughts rolling around in my head today…

The weather forecasters say we are in for 3 – 5 inches of snow today and it has started coming down already. Puts me in the mood for some chicken soup. I’m going to try a new recipe because I want to use up some frozen spinach and canned beans that have been hanging around for awhile. Hopefully it will turn out okay.

Went to the boy’s school last night for a Mardi Gras celebration. It was an interesting evening. They provided dinner, drinks and King Cake which is really nice for the parents who are coming straight from work. There was face painting, mask making, tons of beads and coins and a band. The saxophone/bass player is a student at the school.  Not as many people as I had thought there might be which was nice. At his old school some of the events were so crowded that you couldn’t sit down and enjoy them.

I’m trying to memorize some lines for a skit I’m participating in. Our church puts on some kind of performance during Lent and I was asked to participate. I was led to believe it was a small part but I guess my version of small isn’t the same as the director’s. I need to come up with a costume as well.  It should be an interesting experience.

I did a good job of making progress last week and I’m hoping to keep it up again this week. I’ve made my step goal everyday but I’m not getting enough sleep. I’m getting to bed on time but waking up and having trouble getting back to sleep. I’ve started looking into getting glasses and I’ve been keeping the kitchen clean. Small steps done consistently will get me where I want to go.

After much input and discussion, we have chosen a color for the grout and hopefully the bathroom tile will get finished this week. Then it’s just getting glass for the shower stall made and installed, getting the shower fixtures set in, and  putting the toilet, tub and vanity in place and then the bathroom will be ready for use.  Well, it will be ready after we get the door stained and hung. Then it will be on to the bedroom closets, windows and doors. We might get into the master suite by this summer.

Until next time, I hope you  have a great day.

Tidbit Tuesday

Just another unedited/sloppy edition of the thoughts rolling around in my head today…

The boy and his friends built a snow ramp down the front steps and then added a bump and had a great time sledding down. So nice to see him outside away from a screen for awhile.  Sad to see that it is melting away already – we hit 45 degrees today.

I’m learning a lot about cats.  Marco, our cat, is a very snuggly cat which was a surprise to me. I’ve always thought of cats as not wanting much attention but Marco loves being around people. He also loves to jump on the counters and drink from the water spigot, any cup of water left out and my husband’s water bottle. We have a cardboard box full of scrap paper that we store under a bench and he loves to get in it and go to sleep.

We were turned down for a transfer to the online school but the guidance counselor is trying to work out a deal for a shortened day. Hopefully it will work out and the girl will be able to graduate. It appears that she is beginning to change her mind and wants to get the diploma – thank goodness.

I still haven’t done anything about determining my one word for 2016 or setting goals for the year. I’ve been trying to set up some daily routines but lately it hasn’t been going so well.  Need to get my butt in gear and make some decisions and then start working on things. I’ve spent too much time waiting till I feel like doing something which means nothing gets done. I just need to get started on something – anything! Right now it is getting the sheets out of the dryer and onto the bed.

Hope you are having a great day  wherever you are.


Tuesday Tidbits

Another installment of the random thoughts running around in my head…

I love snow but I’ve just about had enough this year. It wasn’t much this morning but it did cover the sidewalks and roads which led to several accidents and an hour trip to the accountant’s office.

Finally got the business tax information collected and into the hands of the accountant. Next up is all the personal stuff – ugh. It doesn’t really take that long but I dread the process and end up prolonging my agony by putting it off day after day after day.

I think that I have decided to go to Israel with a group from my church. I was hoping the whole family would go – it is a wonderful educational opportunity that may not come again. However it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. I was feeling like I should stay home to keep things running smoothly but I’ve decided that the kids are old enough to help out and take care of things while I’m gone. Now to see if there is still room on the tour. It would be just my luck that the trip would be already filled to capacity.

Took the kids to see my dad while he was nearby visiting with his sister and her husband. It is so nice to spend time with them – I should do it more often. We definitely spent more time with my relatives when I was a child then my kids do now. I think they are missing out on some good things but everyone is so busy these days and we are so spread out. It just isn’t as easy to get together any more.

Need to make some dinner plans/preparations,  so I’ll close for today. Hope you have a great day


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