LET THE PARTY BEGIN

My daughter is turning 11 tomorrow and the family is coming to celebrate today….All the prepping this past week has finally come to an end. It’s hard to take it all in when your busy making sure all the details have been taken care of. Cake= check, Plates=check, salad=check, dressing=check, fruit plate=check, drinks=check, Hmmmmm what time should I order the food???? Gotta get the bathrooms cleaned and floors done. Oh and mom calls and says ” did you get the balloons or should I? I will go no worries. And let’s not forget the Birthday girl…. she has one job today ” Get your room clean girl, you have four hours before your guests arrive”

I’m tired, is it time for bed yet.. LOL

One of those days..

TGIF, YES! But it is also one of those days were you are running from one thing to the next with no time in between. I have not had any food yet today- not even my water & ice cup. UGGGHH. That’s when I know it’s a nutty day. ( I am an ice eater. LOVE my ice) There are too many tasks to complete with not enough minutes in the hour to keep up. The piles keep getting bigger, tasks you did not see coming are coming at ya and my sticky notes are not going away quick enough. LOL. I need the day to end 🙂 Again TGIF. I am looking forward to some R&R in my evening knowing my day tasks are done and tomorrow is a new day with NEW tasks to complete. HAHAHA- never ending.

Gotta love house chores !

Now, don’t get me wrong- I LOVE a clean house, gotta have certain things a certain way and it must be done once a week if not more. But how do I keep those ways about myself to myself. What I mean is I struggle with people who are not like me in that way. If you do not keep your floors clean or countertops wiped down daily I should not care right? Oh no, I struggle with being able to visit some places when they do not have the same standards as I do. How bad does that sound– little obsessive or controlling in that way. I should not care but I do. I have found in the last couple years that there are more people out there that do not have the same emphasis on these things and I struggle with how to deal with it. How do I let that go??????

This to shall pass…..

The tension in my neck cracks when I rotate it today. The “to do” list seems to be growing with new things instead of getting smaller as I get things done and crossed off. My mind seems to be all over the place trying to keep everything straight in my head- It is just one of those WEEKS. I know these things come and go but when you are in the thick of it things seems to never end ….and the tension my body feels does not want to lift. Sitting here now trying to concentrate on the words as I put them on paper is hard as in the back of my mind I have the things I need to get to next once this is done. My mother is great like so many are in this world and her famous saying to me that I will carry with me my entire life is: This to shall pass…..

Here we go again….

This is my second writing challenge and I am striving to be sure I do not forget to write each day. 🙂 I have my family on my mind today as I sit here and type this first entry. My daughter and I had a great weekend until an email was sent to me by one of her teachers saying it was the end of the Tri and she still had 3 missing assignments. I saw RED and could not believe my own child was one of those kids who has told me she had all assignments turned in and finished her Tri 2 strong. It has been a tough year to say the least with all that has come with remote & hybrid learning. My child is one that needs to be in school fulltime just for consistency sake. If she can procrastinate she will- and having remote days brings on that opportunity more than in person learning. I CAN’T WAIT for “normal” days of learning again……

Final Reflection….

This last entry is also my last day of Spring Break. Sad about my break coming to an end but not the journal blogging. LOL As Spring is trying to enter with all the new and fresh plant life I hope this new season will also bring new and exciting adventures for myself and my daughter. After losing my spouse a couple years ago it has not been the most enjoyable as I am one that does not like doing things on my own. I know I must embrace each day, be thankful for all that we have and tackle the obstacles that try and knock us down. But I do not have to like it. Most days I put on a fake smile and do what needs to be done for her– So with each new Season that comes, I like to hope that this Season will be one that will make a huge differance in our lives, one that will be worth remembering for all time……..

Furniture shopping… ICK

I hate, hate, hate shopping for big ticket items. I do not have a probelem spending money- in fact I love to spend money. LOL My late husband was always my voice of reason. He did a great job keeping my feet on the ground when it came to me and shopping. What I hate is the fact it takes so long to find the perfect piece. There are many factors that go into finding just the right piece for a room. I spend months on end sometings even a year or TWO to find that perfect item. What hurts the most and is such a let down is when they deliver that item —– It’s DAMAGED. UGHHHHH I have such disgust and just want to punch out the poor delivery guy. Well that was me today. I spent over two years looking for a dining room hutch something that had to fit with the rest of my surroundings in the house and will fit the bill of holding the items I need it to hold. This past week was the week, I purchased the item after many hours of hunting just to have it delivered and the damn doors won’t stay shut. I told the delivery guys this won’t work and they promised the “fix it” guy would be in contact with me and will come fix it.

I hate, hate, hate, shopping for big ticket items and have the feeling of disgust and dissappointment be on the other side instead of happiness and all smiles. ……..

Where does the time go?

After starting my day today I realize Yikes, it’s already after 12:00pm and I ask myself what have I gotten done today? Not much- LOL. I guess I should give myself some credit, I did go for a walk. My break is winding down and so is my energy. The one thing my daughter and I have to get done today is a haircut and I must not miss that time. I thought we were going to get rain today and that does not seem to be the case, so the plan to do something indoors does not feel like the thing to do now. My daughter is perfectly content in staying in all day and watching Utube shows after having a sleep over with her friends last night. You can guess what kind of energy she has and the mood she is in today. .. ….UGHHHH

Looks like I am on my own today- Good day to take in a book I guess…..

Where does the time go?

After starting my day today I realize Yikes, it’s already after 12:00pm and I ask myself what have I gotten done today? Not much- LOL. I guess I should give myself some credit, I did go for a walk. My break is winding down and so is my energy. The one thing my daughter and I have to get done today is a haircut and I must not miss that time. I thought we were going to get rain today and that does not seem to be the case, so the plan to do something indoors does not feel like the thing to do now. My daughter is perfectly content in staying in all day and watching Utube shows after having a sleep over with her friends last night. You can guess what kind of energy she has and the mood she is in today. .. ….UGHHHH

Looks like I am on my own today- Good day to take in a book I guess…..

Odds and Ends

There are days when you don’t have a plan of what you would like to do but you do little things here and there as the day goes along. Well that is my day today. Sadly I need to start with doing some report writing for work….. so not my choice on my Break but it has to get done. I’m looking forward to what else I will enjoy in this day as it unfolds….