Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Busy Monday, March 20 (Wednesday Edition)

Today's 'To-Do' List What happened to Monday? What happened to Tuesday?

So Monday got pretty messed up. I drove Brielle into school. I got my meal plan done. I took some time to watch my show (The 100) and things were going about like normal. I was a bit slower than normal though so before I could get the shopping done it was time for me to go to Lunch with Peter. We didn't get out of the parking lot before he got called back in. So I waited in the parking lot 45 minutes before he came back out and then on the way to lunch he got another call so after lunch I drove him to his next work site and then back to the homesite (hospital has offices spread across the city). It ate up a bunch of the day and then had to do the grocery shopping and take Brielle to the orthodontist. Class got canceled so I watched shows with my husband since I was out and about a lot this past week so he was feeling neglected. 
Tuesday, I drove Brielle into school again she's got some late work she has to get done and her school laptop got stolen so she is having a hard time keeping up with the work (yeah found out about that Monday). It was a normal day of work but forgot that the girls had Anime Club that night so I double booked myself. After I got out of work I was putting away my prescription safety glasses and the arm snapped so I had to take them to eyemart to see if I could get just the arm which I couldn't and they wouldn't put the lenses into different frames since I had some frames at home. So when I did get home I stole the arm off my old frames and put them on my new ones and other than a color difference it's all fine. So got home made dinner and then Peter took the girls to club because Johanna was coming over for me to help her with sewing again. Which was a bit of a mess because I was having to guess things and I was tired. Thankfully a friend of the girls their mom contacted me and asked about driving the girls back so we didn't have to go back out to pick them up. 
Menu
  • Spaghetti w/Meatballs
  • Chicken, Pasta & Salad
  • Pizza
  • Chicken Nuggets w/French Fries
  • -- Does I forgot count? I'm pretty sure I bought something I just can't remember what.
This Week's 'To-Do' List
  • Wednesday 
    • Work/School
    • Johanna comes back by to work on more sewing. 
  • Thursday
    • Work/School
    • 5:30 -7 Band Concert
    • 7-8 Orchestra (I'm going to have fun getting between these)
  • Friday
    • Peter's Card game I may or may not join this week
    • Brielle may be Volunteering at the Library
  • Saturday
    • Take Brielle out Driving in the morning
    • Katherine has 4-H Marksmanship
    • Katherine has a friend spending the night
  • Sunday
    • Brielle Volunteers at Humane Society
Last Week

I got some lovely cards from the gardening group I'm in. Peter was sick on my actual birthday. Johanna took me out for coffee though and then we went out for coffee Thursday too. 

Thursday, Peter was feeling better so we went to Golden Corral for dinner thankfully for the lunch with the ladies from work (Tuesday) I asked for my gift card to there because it took that, my free meal for my birthday plus an extra $7 not including tip just to cover the 4 of us to go eat there. It won't be something we do as a family very often that is for sure. And then I went to class directly after which is how I ended up with Johanna because after class I knew Thursdays she would be shopping at Dollar General (she's a couponer from heck) so I met with her to discuss some ideas and then ended up sticking around and then we went to coffee. I didn't get home until about 11:30 Wednesday and Thursday. 

I had my first job embroidering some onesies they had to be done for this past weekend for a baby shower



Friday was Pokemon night so I decided not to join in the card game (that and it had a huge entry fee last week) so I stuck around and talked to some friends and I bought a very adult card game called Joking Hazard and we played that. 
After I got the kids home I went to bed. I went to bed early pretty much all weekend. 

Saturday, Johanna and Courtney joined me out in Evansville and we had a lovely lunch at a greek restaurant and then went to the big Jo-Anns there. Jo-Anns was AWFUL! Every one was awful I even put in a complaint. Who knows how far it will go and part of me wishes there was some competition for how poorly we were treated but there won't be and I'm not going to demand it because the important part was noting just how bad the service was. We will never go back to the Evansville Jo-Ann Fabrics. 
That night I went to a St. Patties day Party and talked and stayed up way too late.

Sunday... I truthfully can't remember Sunday too much I know I slept a lot and I know Peter and I went out and picked up flooring samples as we are trying to figure out how we are going to redo the kitchen and the living room but that is about all I remember. 

Well that's a run down pretty much. 
Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Busy Monday, March 13

Today's 'To-Do' List
  • Is as done as it is going to be given it's 10:30pm. I drove Brielle into school. Made a bit of a meal plan and got groceries. Had to switch out some thread at Jo-Ann Fabric's because mine had a big black mark on it I didn't notice when I bought it. I had lunch with Peter and then we stopped by Starbucks for my Birthday drink (Not my birthday yet but they loaded it early) and then took him home. I worked on some embroidery stuff. I paid some bills (sadly paid medical with credit card and not HSA I was too scatterbrained today). Katherine made dinner of Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup. I went to Orchestra class and then I came home and watched a little TV with the hubby. He surprised me when I came home and had a bunch of laundry folded and vacuumed! 
Menu
  • Tacos or Spaghetti it will depend on if my avocado is ready or not yet. 
  • Birthday Dinner so we are going to the Golden Corral that opened in town. I have my free meal email from them and I told the ladies from work I wanted my gift card from there. 
  • Tacos or Spaghetti... whichever one we didn't have on Tuesday.
  • Crockpot Corned Beef (potatoes, carrots, onions all stewed in with it yum)
  • Pizza
  • Not sure yet but I bought plenty of stuff for meals so we will be cooking in. 
This Week's 'To-Do' List
  • Tuesday
    • Johanna is suppose to come by so I can help her with sewing again. 
    • The library is having a stop motion movie class for the teens I'd really like it if the girls could go but I need to talk to Peter about it since I'll be helping Johanna.
  • Wednesday
    • My Birthday woot another year older and more senile.
    • 4-H STEM Club
  • Thursday
    • Orchestra Class
  • Friday
    • Brielle is suppose to be Volunteering at the Library helping older folks with tech like the library websites.
    • FnM is going to be a Draft for the new Modern Masters so Peter will be playing in that.
    • It is a Pokemon week so Katherine will be down there for that and I will be helping her because I won't play in a draft it cost too much. 
  • Saturday
    • Going to the city about 40 minutes away to go to their big Jo-Ann store and maybe Michaels too. I will be going with some of my Stitch N Bitch gals and going out to the Greek restaurant for lunch. 
    • Friends are having their annual St. Patties day party so we'll drop in there that evening. 
  • Sunday
    • Brielle will be volunteering at the Humane Society most likely.
    • Get laundry and stuff done and get ready for the work week.
Last Week

So last week was pretty messed up. I won't go into it all but let us say a lot of teenage drama. Break ups. And mom don't know sh* apparently moments at least in my teenage girl's mind. On top of all that stress was the fact I came down with a weird illness. I pushed through it and went to work every day but I really felt horrible the whole time I was there and wasn't nearly productful enough which means this next week is going to be rough on me to catch back up on things. 

I still haven't figured out what is going on with my phone backing up to the internet. Grr this blog look so plain with no pictures at all on it. 

Weather has been freaky around here and we had snow today of all things. I'm not sure about anyone else but I'm just ready for Spring. I don't want summer no I just want a nice mild spring where I can have some time to get some stuff done outside or heck just a day where I don't feel that it is so nasty I don't want to go clean out my car because it could really use some cleaning. 

Well I better get to bed it's 11 o'clock and it's a work night. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Busy Monday, March 6

Today's 'To-Do' List
  • Drive Brielle into School for Beta - Did this then on the way home got a message they weren't having Beta this morning. Very inconsiderate not to give proper notice. 
  • Write this Blog
  • Make a Menu 
  • (Additional update while writing this) Got a phone call to go have breakfast with friends.
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Lunch with Peter
  • Go down and buy flea/tick meds for the cat she's out and today's treatment day gotta keep up with that the ticks are already out can you believe that! We just got a notice from our local news station about it.
  • Plant some more seeds. I got some planted Friday but Johanna got off work early so since I was hanging out with her we did some embroidery stuff so I didn't get as much done as I needed but she helped me get some done at least. 
  • Pay bills. 
  • Update credit card info on stuff I got sent out a new card. Don't you just hate that they send you out a new card just because they changed the design and now you have to go back through everything and update all your information on your bill pays. 
  • Try and find time to catch up a little on the house. The laundry monster is by far the worst! 
Menu
  • Chicken, Pasta & veggies - Held over from last week was suppose to be Sunday's meal but with me helping Johanna sew the day got away from us so Peter just went down to Subway for a couple Meatball subs we split among the family. Ever do that? Decide it's just not worth the stress.
  • Crockpot Pork Roast, Potatoes & more veggies (pretty much I'm going to see what veggies I can find on sale)
  • Spaghetti w/Turkey Sausage
  • Sloppy Joes & Chips
  • Pizza
  • Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
  • Hamburgers & French Fries
This Week's 'To-Do' List
  • Tuesday
    • Close the Deal "Scheduling Fair" 3:30-6pm - This is the HS class registration for the next year. Hard to believe my baby is going to be a senior!
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • Orchestra 7-8pm
  • Friday
    • Peter's Card Game
  • Saturday
    • Marksmanship 1-3pm
  • Sunday
At some point Johanna said she may be back over to work on her project again this week I'm unsure of what day that will be. 

I also plan to make it down to the gym a few days this week. 

Last Week

So last week I didn't do a post. I was so busy doing so much running that by time I got home it was pretty much time to make dinner and I just didn't feel up to it at that point.
So let's touch on the week before last. As always I forget to put things down on the schedule one of those things was I took Brielle out to get her Driver's Permit. 

We've been out driving in a parking lot twice since then. I do believe instead of gray my hair is going to go pure white. 

(I need to find why my phone won't sync photos anymore with blogger this is a tad annoying it's easiest to post them to facebook and then download them to my pc to then upload them to here... yup too many steps but it's not going to hit today's 'to do' list.)

Last week was just a lot of work and stuff. I decided by time I got to Thursday that I was taking Friday off as a vacation day. I pretty much took Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off mentally as a vacation and god did I love it! I was happy all weekend. I went and saw friends. We had a Stitch N Bitch meeting I went to (though I was really sick Saturday so I didn't do much at SnB) and Saturday night I went to a friend's house and played board games. Sunday got a bit shot after I dropped some tools off and talked with a friend I met back up with Johanna she needed help with her sewing project and she's never really explored her sewing machine before or done any larger projects before so I spent the evening helping her learn and it got progressively faster as she got more comfortable which is good.

Oh so that week I didn't post about yeah we were in like the mid-70's breaking temperature records. This past Friday it Snowed! I'm not joking. This is NUTS. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Busy Monday, February 20

Today's 'To-Do' List
  • Drop Brielle off at School
  • Menu
  • Groceries
  • Lunch with Peter
  • Email Teachers (various stuff field trips, time out of class etc)
  • Plant some seeds?
  • Drop some seeds off to a lady
  • Clean up the house?
  • Orchestra
Menu
  • Breakfast for Dinner
  • Pork, Mashed Potatoes, and Peas
  • Spaghetti w/Meatballs
  • Crockpot Chicken Tacos
  • Pizza
  • Chicken strips and french fries
  • Hot Dogs & Chips
This Week's 'To-Do' List
  • Tuesday
    • Pick up Eggs from Shop I get them from a friend who has chickens so straight off the farm. 
    • Kids have Anime Club
  • Wednesday
    • Pick up Katherine from school she got a detention what throws me off about this is she still has all of her behavioral cards it was just out of the blue and she even said she was sorry had she known she was doing something she would have tried to stop. Apparently she was talking too much and drawing in class. 
  • Thursday
    • Orchestra for me
  • Friday
    • Cards for Peter
  • Saturday
    • 4-H Marksmanship for Katherine
  • Sunday
    • Free?
Last Week

I really should write these posts out during the week because I always forget everything by Monday. I know work was really stressful for myself and for Peter. We've had a lot of crazy things hit at my work and at Peter's work they just fired 5 people because they didn't get all their certification tests done in time and so they are piling jobs on Peter that he has no clue how to do. 
I did take a friend of mine down to the Quarter Store so she got to do that and I bought a prom dress for Brielle down there that will need some adjustments. It's got a few snags but nothing I think anyone will notice and can't beat the price of $5. 
Friday was a messed up day for me I just had a bad day from beginning to end. I knew I needed to stop caring so much about it that in the long run it really didn't matter and if I just moved on I would be happier but I never quite could.
Saturday, Katherine had 4-H Marksmanship and then that evening I went and played cards with Peter and the boys.
Sunday we had company over and cooked out since it was nice out and looks like it will be nice out for most of this week. 

Apparently I didn't take any pictures of anything this week which I think is bunk and that for whatever reason they just aren't loading correctly but I'm not going to argue with it right now since it is 10:30.
I was up til near 1:30 trying to catch up laundry so people would have clothes to wear today and then back up at 6 and back down to bed around 6:10 and then back up at 6:50 and then just been trying to get things done since then.
I feel like I'm sitting here drooling on myself and that's the best accomplishment I've had with the help of 2 cups of coffee. 


It should be beautiful out here in Kentucky being in the low 70's all week. It is hard to believe it is February! Hope everyone has a great week. I'm going to go drool on myself in the shower and see if I can start feeling like a human.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Busy Monday, February 13

Today's 'To-Do' List
  • Drive Brielle into School
  • Menu
  • Grocery List
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Lunch with Peter
  • Cleaning up around the house
  • Camp & Field Trip information
  • Work on Garden stuff
  • Pick Brielle up from school
  • Orchestra (me)
Menu
  • Feta Topped Chicken, Peas & Pasta (left over from last week)
  • Valentine's Day - ? Not a clue. I'll talk to Peter about it during lunch we might just decide it's a good night to bring home McDonald's or something and take the night off easy (if our children allow us to do so)
  • Crockpot Red Onion Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes & a veggie I haven't decided which veggie yet corn/peas/green beans or perhaps something else if I find it on sale today
  • Chicken & Rice & veggie mix
  • Pizza
  • Unsure we are suppose to be playing cards at a friend's house so not sure how we are organizing it and at this point playing it by ear.
  • Chicken & French Fries
This Week's 'To-Do' List
  • Tuesday
    • Valentine's Day
  • Wednesday
    • 4-H STEM Club
  • Thursday
    • Orthodontist
  • Friday
    • Friday Night Magic & Pokemon
  • Saturday
    • 4-H Marksmanship
    • Driving out to play a Magic game called
      Commander at a friend's house.
  • Sunday
    • Free?
Last Week

So last week got pretty messed up. There was no gym. There was a lot of stress though. Brielle came down flu positive we found out Tuesday morning even though I sent he to school Monday not feeling well so she probably had it then. Since Brielle had the flu it just meant a lot of sanitizing things though nothing really got cleaned or organized just sanitized. The good thing is no one else in the household got the flu.
Friday I got roped into playing Friday Night Magic with Peter which kind of threw things off. Saturday they were playing Game Day Magic and they were short people so I got roped in and then Sunday I got roped in. Needless to say I lost a lot of time to get stuff done with my plants and around the house.
No pictures. No funny stories. It was just a lot of working. Juggling hours and picking up paperwork and medicine through the week.
Brielle is back at school today though so that is a good thing. 

Hopefully next week I'll have a more exciting blog post. God, I feel like this one is very plain. 

I will say this though the weekend was very pretty here. We actually opened up the windows and aired out the house. I just turned the heater back on this morning. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Busy Monday, February 6

Today's 'To-Do' List
  • Brielle was sick this morning but I had to take her into school anyways. Long story there but by time she went back down to the nurse's office her fever had already backed off and she started feeling a bit better so I ran the rest of her school supplies down.
  • Menu
  • Shopping
  • Write this blog
  • Cleaning up around the house
  • Lunch with Peter
  • Orchestra
Menu
  • Turkey Pot Pie (Hold over from last week I was too tired to cook and still didn't feel great)
  • Steak, Baked Potatoes & Corn
  • Grands! Taco Melts (perhaps one of the most unhealthiest things on the planet but it's been a long time since we've done them)
  • Crockpot Pulled Pork (hold over from last week due to impromptu Super Bowl get together)
  • Pizza
  • Feta-Topped Chicken, Pasta, Peas
  • ?
This Week's 'To-Do' List
  • Tuesday
    • Free?
  • Wednesday
    • Free?
  • Thursday
    • Katherine has Band Solo and Ensemble after school until about 5 o'clock
    • Orchestra
  • Friday
    • FnM for Peter (MtG)
  • Saturday
    • Game Day for Peter (MtG)
    • Brielle Volunteering
  • Sunday
    • Game Day for Peter (MtG)
So far looking like an easy week. We'll see if it stays that way. Kids are going into finals testing so it'll still be a pretty high stress week.

Last Week

Start with Sunday and work backwards.
Sunday we ended up doing the Super Bowl thing at our house so I made up some wings and bacon sausage things and a friend brought grilled pork and we watched the games. I was rooting for the Falcons but it was a good game overall from what I understood of it.
Saturday Brielle spent the day volunteering. I got some stuff done around the house and we had company over for a good part of the day.
Friday I stayed home sick I had been feeling sick to the stomach for 3 days and I finally gave in. By that evening I was feeling a little better not 100% but no what I was so Peter wanted me to go play cards with him. I did it still not sure how I feel about it.
During the rest of the previous week it was just work. Feeling poorly so not getting to the gym and general life. 


Beef Enchiladas 
Duck Applique

Monday, January 30, 2017

Busy Monday, January 30

Today's 'To-Do' List
  • Drive Brielle to school
  • Make Menu
  • Write Blog
  • B-12 Shot @ 2
  • Brielle has an Orthodontist appt at 3:30 so I'll have to pick her up at school
What about Class? Well class was canceled for this evening so it's opened my evening up a little. I may go to the gym with my husband instead.
Menu
  • Grilled Chicken, Pasta & Peas (maybe cook up the brussel sprouts that need to be used to)
  • Beef Enchiladas
  • Spaghetti w/Italian Sausage and Salad
  • Pulled Pork & Chips
  • Pizza
  • Turkey Pot Pie
  • Banquet Rib Sandwiches & Chips
This Week's 'To-Do' List
  • Tuesday
    • Drive Katherine into School for a test retake
  • Wednesday
    • Free?
  • Thursday
    • Orchestra
  • Friday
    • Peter has FnM
    • Katherine has Pokemon
  • Saturday & Sunday
    • Free?
This a crazy free schedule I must be forgetting stuff! Or maybe life is finally calming down!! Which is a good thing because work has not calmed down.

Last Week

Work was horrible last week and I figure it will stay that way. Peter's been having to work from home in the evenings including odd times like 2am and had to go into work this past weekend too. The joys of being salary. 

Last week was a bit of a blur because of work being so bad for myself and for Peter. Orchestra was canceled on Thursday so I went to the Quarter Store with a friend and then Peter and I went to the gym.

I've been reading more on the book and enjoying every moment of it! As long as you can get past the profanity it is a wonderful book! I cannot recommend it enough. 


Brielle pulled a last minute project on us over the weekend.... yeah that was a lot of fun to deal with... NOT.
I played with my embroidery machine some more and cashed in my Ibotta for the first time since I started it 3 or so years ago and used the money to buy some more patterns. 
Oh Peter was checking out the size of my chair to see if it would fit in his desk space for when he was ordering himself a chair and the hydraulic cylinder went and put black stuff all over the carpet that will not come up!
For the most part though a pretty uneventful week as far as I remember. I'd have to scroll through facebook to make sure and truly I just want to get started on the rest of my day and try and take it easy and get a bit of cleaning done. Perhaps catch up on the folding from the leaning tower of clean clothes baskets. 

Hope everyone has a great week. And hopefully this weather will make up it's mind because everyone I know out here is getting sick because it keeps changing on us from 60 degrees one day to low 30's the next.