Monday, June 1, 2015

Busy Monday, June 1

To Do List

  • Get kids off to school
  • Write this Blog
  • Work
  • Lunch with Peter
  • I have a doctors appt for my B-12 shot (still haven't found another facility to do it.
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Start going through the kids luggage to make sure they are packing enough for their 6 week vacation away. 
  • Work on laundry
  • Monday - Chicken Curry & Rice
  • Tuesday - Tyson Chicken Bites and Fries
  • Wednesday - Create your own Pizza
  • Thursday - Eat Out
  • Friday - Unknown
  • Saturday - Unknown
  • Sunday - Unknown

This Week's 'To-Do' List
  • Tuesday 
    • School for kids, Pete & I have work
    • Katherine has Water Day at school so I need to make sure she has items packed in the morning for that.
    • My annual doctors check up.
    • Brielle's Orchestra Concert 5:30 (? - not 100% need to contact the teacher to make sure... will send out an email today) to about 8 o'clock
  • Wednesday
    • School for kids, Pete has work I plan to take the day off.
    • Katherine's 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 11am-1pm at the school
    • Goal of after the ceremony if I've had time to pick up more bias tape I'm going to try and finish the summer shirt I was sewing for Katherine.
  • Thursday
    • Kids have school, Peter & I have work
    • Pick up kids after school and drive down to Nashville to put the kids on their flight.
  • Friday
    • Pete & I have work.
    • Peter has his Friday Night card game.
  • Saturday - Nothing I know of off hand.
  • Sunday 
    • I have Stitch 'N Bitch with the ladies for our June meetup. 

Last Week

Hmm last week is a bit of a Blurr.
Sunday was Camping
Monday was Memorial Day and I pretty much just spent the day dealing with my rash that I got while camping and cleaning sleeping bags (which I have yet to put away I have some repairs to do to them before I pack them up for the  year.
Tuesday I went back to work and Peter invited me out to lunch so I went out with him.
After work that day I ran down to the craft store to get the other pillow form and then took the kids down to 4-H. I didn't take pictures of them with their pillows I was expecting the 4-H page to post it up but they haven't sadly. I'll have to see about taking pictures later they did a good job on them. 
We ended up having Sandwiches that night since 4-H makes things weird. 

Wednesday it was more work. Then there was 4-H for Project club that evening. Peter gave me a present for our anniversary a day early it was insanely thoughtful. I was also a bit pieved though because I didn't want to do presents this year because I didn't have a single idea for him which sounds horrible but I really didn't. I didn't want to get him more dust collectors. I found out he was going to do this like the week prior so it didn't give me a lot of time to come up with something so after work that day before getting the kids for 4-H I stopped at the grocery store and had decided to make Peter a cheesecake. There are a lot of foods I used to make but I'm just so busy these days I don't do a lot of baking anymore and I know he really likes cheesecake. 

Thursday morning I found out that Katherine threw up during the night, that she woke up Peter and he sent her back to bed (found that one out a few days later) and that Brielle had cleaned up all of Kat's sick (such a good big sister). I still ended up sending Katherine to school and she had an upset stomach for a few days but no other signs like fever or anything. It sounds horrible but there is really only so much a person can do and it was that once and she kept down breakfast fine so I figured if she's real sick again they'll send her home. Again it sounds bad but for attendance at school it works out better that way and it lets me get into work for a few before Peter and I have to scramble to find out who is taking time off. Plus Katherine had a field trip that afternoon she really wanted to go to and it all worked out and she got to go on her trip.
Thursday was also mine and Peter's 15th wedding anniversary! My word how have I put up with him for so many years?
We weren't able to do anything that evening though so instead I asked him out to lunch and we had a nice lunch together before going back to work.
After work that day I rushed home and started making the cheese cake. Mind you work held me late for meetings so Peter was already home when I pulled the cheesecake from the oven and then it had to cool that evening. I did try though but it shows why I don't bake any more. 

Katherine wasn't getting back from her field trip until about 6:45 so Peter opted to eat something at home and then go get Katherine.
Brielle had her Orchestra Banquet which we went and wandered around the wrong school before I was smart and checked the notes on my calendar on my phone and got ourselves to the right school where we sat with one of her classmates and I met her classmate's mom and we had a nice chat to pass the time. Brielle got her letter too. 

Friday Peter opted not to go play his card game though I told him he could and we instead went out to a nice dinner and had the kids stay home and make sandwiches and then Peter and I went out to the movies to see Mad Max. Right before the movie started Brielle texted me and told me her swimsuit was not fitting from last year so after the movie Peter and I went to walmart and went swimsuit shopping for Brielle because she needed the suit for Saturday.

Saturday was busy also. Peter had All Pro Dad breakfast hosted by the PTO at Chick-fil-a at 8am and I had to have Brielle down to the drop off point for her Orchestra field trip to Holiday world by 9am. I worked a bunch that morning outside and then I picked up Johanna and we went and grabbed some subway and I drove us out to a park I wanted to show her to consider for her wedding and we had a picnic out there and thankfully left just in time before the storm hit. During this time I was out Peter was out with Katherine for Pokemon. That evening Johanna, Peter and I played cards together and took a short break for Pete to go get Brielle. It was an enjoyable evening but then again I did win a lot. :)

Sunday... I had Stitch 'N Bitch with the ladies that day and I have so many outfits I wanted to have sewn for the girls for the summer that I haven't had time to work on so I started working on Katherine's shirt. I need the pattern multiple times so first I had to trace it out and then I had to get the fabric cut and then I started working on the shirt I was hoping to have it done on Sunday but it didn't work out like that. From 3-6 I was at Stitch 'N Bitch and one of the ladies there showed us some awesome wedding invitations she found at Dollar Tree (she was already married but she's super crafty so she picked them up to use for other things) so that kind of started a chain of events. At 6 o'clock when we left there I went to Aldi I had $3 off any meat purchase there that expired on Sunday so I hurried down to Aldi before they closed, then I went to Dollar Tree and bought out their stock of invitations and the lady that showed them to us, Courtney, was also there so we wandered the aisles and looked at things then stood around like silly people and chatted for a long time about weddings and different stories because she used to work in a bridal shop. After that I swung through a drive through for dinner then contacted another friend who had an old dress she wanted to give to Brielle and I told her I'd pick it up this weekend to get it out of her way so I then went down to her house and she was gone but her husband chatted my ear off for awhile and then I rushed home because remember I have groceries in the car! 

Wrapping Up

That was last week... this week is busy too... I'm already dreading putting my kiddos on the plane though. On the last day of school we are sending them off so we don't get any free time at the start of the summer together. I'll see them again in July for a week and then of course at the end of July.

It's been a whirlwind of events the last few weeks and I'm really hoping for some breathing time soon. I can feel just my whole self getting worn down keeping this pace.

Hope everyone has a great week!! 


  1. Whew! You always have such busy weeks! Happy belated anniversary. I'm sure your girls will have a lovely 6 week vacation but that must be hard to send them off for so long. I hope you enjoy your 6 weeks of "freedom" as well. Hope you are having a great week.

    1. I think the hardest part about the vacation is the traveling because my oldest is considered the supervising adult for my youngest. Last night was up all night by the phone their flight got rerouted and oh what a mess I'm functioning barely with coffee.
      I really hope to get some sewing in during the next few weeks and catch up on the house I know I'm so exciting :) We'll see how that wishful thinking goes. :)