What a day…

I’m very full from dinner tonight- it was well worth the wait today…. Let me start at the beginning of my day and share where it was that I ended my day–

It was another beautiful morning as the sun was shining and the chirpping of the birds greeted me as well. I got up and was excited to get dressed to take a morning walk. This is the weather that makes me excited to walk again and feel the sunshine on my face. ( Can’t wait for summer) After my walk my daughter and I had to tackle the clean out of the basement. Faith was not happy about this task as I have been talking about it for weeks prior to this week and how we have to get it done duirng out school Break. She dragged her feet but once we were downstairs she was good to go. She of course has a sleep over that is tomorrow that she wants to go to and so with that in her mind she will press on and get the task done. Funny how having something to look forward to always helps to get through a task. I too had something that was in the back of my mind today and that was dinner with some friends. We are trying a new place and I’m not sure what to expect. The day went by pretty fast and before I knew it I was getting ready to join my friends. Dinner was very delicious much to my surprise. It was all very good, even the cocktails. I don’t think I ate that much but I felt very full. I am glad we tried a new place and I will go back again — For Dessert !!!

Early to rise….

How does the wise tale go… Early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and wise ! Well today with the sunshine greeting me first thing this morning I decided it was a good day to get up early and go for a walk– It was my FIRST walk for the Spring season. God I love walking outside and listening to nature all around me. The birds were talking and the dogs were too. It was a great morning to be out there and taking it all in. After my walk I had to get ready as my daughter and I had a date wtih a girlfriend and her kids. We packed up the troops and went downtown to enjoy one of my childhood favorite museums, MSI. It had not changed in all these years. It still had just about every exhibit that was there 25 years ago. When I asked my child what was her favorite part she picked the Coal Mine exhibit. That was mine too as a kid. All and all it was a great day. Hopefuly all the kids will sleep good tonight!

First day of break

Oh geeze that damn dog — shut him up! When people allow their dogs to bark and bark I think they should be fined. It is the fist Monday morning of my break and sleepiong in was on my agenda today. As my brain is focused on the dog barking I realize it is not to much later than the time I typically wake up on a school day— UGGGH not happy. I then tune in to the fact my back is killing me and how I must go for an adjustment today at some point. There is no going back to bed now the items that I hope to get done today are starting to travel through my mind. Might as well get up and start my day. As I peek into my daughters room to see if she has woken yet I see movement from the dog as he stretches out, that means my child is still asleep. Maybe I will go lay back down for a few as no one in this house is up yet anyway……….The chores can wait ———

Mom’s Birthday

So much for sunshine… but the day must press on. My mom is not particular when it comes to special occasions. Mom is very laid back and goes with the flow, her birthday is no different. No fuss no muss.

After much thought mom decided she did not want to go out for dinner but asked that I cook her a meal- New recipe …. As I read each line and watched what I added in with each ingredient I hoped that it will turn out and taste like something….. Into the oven it goes. Looks good. Bread goes in next. Table is set. Knock Knock… Mom is here….Let’s have some wine shall we!

The sounds of something…

Is there a particular sound that makes you smile or makes your insides happy? What I mean is– for me it’s the sound of the wash machanie or the vacuum, and or the lawn mower. It brings such gratification and a sense or happiness inside of me becuase the sounds of those things means something is being accomplished. Call me strange but there is nothing like a sunny day while relaxing with a good book and listening to the sound of the vacuum on the second floor being pushied around and the lawnmover going as it cuts my lawn and the wash machanie going all at the same time or seperatly through out the day. Oh and let’s not forget the dishwasher !!! I like a clean house and a well kept yard. When those sounds are happening that means work is getting done in my house and that makes me smile on the inside and out ! Speaking of…gotta flip the laundry. grumble grumble….

WOOOHOOOOO

Can you say Spring Break ! It’s hard to believe the week has finally arrived. Going into this day you wonder what will the day be like. Please let the hours go by with no big suprises. Of course I have my “to do list” that needs to get done before the bell rings and as always the kids seem to have the inside know- how to when you are trying to complete something and that is when all H LL breaks loose. As I made my way through my tasks the minutes day continued to go by and prouctivity was on its way. Before I knew it the bell was about to ring……….. H E L L O Spring Break !!!

Regret…

There are times in my life that I look back on and wonder What If??? I’m in that place right now and I wish I knew how to shake it off. I’m sure the lack of sunshine is putting this damper on my moods and because of the gloom outside my mind is allowing me to think of this thing called Regret……..Regret is not healthy and I know this. But it does not stop me from wondering about things that I have no control over. I want answers, answers that I think will make everything ok and will give me the ability to move on?. But will it really.

In a rush

Why is it, that there are always a number of things that need to be done after the 8 hour work day is over… The home tasks are never ending. My body aches as I sit here and type this entry and there is still dinner to be served, cleaned up, laundry to be completed, work repots to type, floors to cleaned and bills to be paid. SIGH….

I sound like a complete Debbie downer — I need a service that can be in my home getting all the tasks done while I am at work so when I do walk in the door the pressure of all the other things on the to do list is completed. I am sure this is the wish of most women in America…. Gotta keep living the dream in my house.

Last Nerve,,,,,

When I tell my child to be sure she brings home her homework after she has forgotten it for the past two days at school and she was told she would be grounded till the end of time….You would think she would have it in hand as she walked in the door. As I drove up to the sitters to pick her up I was hoping a smile would be on her face telling me “yes mom, I brought my homework home”. Instead I walked through the door, took one look at her and she said ” I could not find the packet mom” …………………..

I lost my cool— In front of the sitter she was told to ger her butt in the car and to pray there is someone at the school to let her in to find her homework… SCREAM- SEEING RED—- She will not see the weekend sunshine. My child must have been praying the entire ride over to the school. When we arrived no one was there, and the doors were locked. As we stood there and I hoped for a teacher to pass by , there she was- a random teacher let us in and my child was able to find her paper .

Spring Clean out

This is a time where I find myself excited to clean out the old and bring in new life. Why is the chore of Spring cleaning always sometihng that feels like you are moving mountains no matter how big or small the task may be??? I am feeling that right now as March is moving out and April in on it’s way.

As I look around and make my list of all the things I want to get done I start to feel defeated already. grumble…grumble… I know, I need to call the experts and bring in the “team” of pros that will haul it all out and make piles and pitch- donate-save! LOL That’s the answer !!! I’m ready to overhaul my entire house. I feel like I’m nesting and it all must GO.