Monday, April 25, 2016

Busy Monday, April 25

Today's 'To-Do' List

  • Write this Blog
  • Make a Menu
  • Go to work (I was out sick Friday and it was the end of a payroll week so I have to go in and get my papers sorted and they'll probably grab me for something else too while I'm there)
  • Go grocery Shopping
  • Lunch with Peter 
  • Catch up on chores around the house
  • Get more plants put in the ground
  • Homemakers Club 5:30-6:30
  • Music Class 7pm

  • Hamburger Helper (left from last week)
  • Cheesy Chicken
  • Spaghetti
  • Tacos
  • Pizza
  • Barbecue
  • Chicken Nuggets & French Fries

This Week's 'To-Do' List
  • All week - Work/School for the Family
  • Tuesday- Fine Arts Festival for Band
  • Thursday - Brielle has an Orchestra Festival Assessment 
  • Thursday - Music Class 
  • Saturday - Morning: Botanical Garden Plant Sale 8-12, Farmers Market 6:30-12
  • Saturday - Evening: Thank you Barbecue to all our house sitters 
Last Week

The Orchestra Fine arts went alright though I felt my class was off like we lost confidence in a part and bowings were getting messed up we just didn't have time to practice as a full group like we needed. Brielle's High School group did so wonderfully. I haven't uploaded pictures or videos of that yet.

Steam club was awesome. The lady that came actually has a show called Bandit Patrol and she came out with a collection of birds and with a red shouldered hawk that had been rehabilitated and we released back to the wild.
I actually took some video too that I'll see about getting up on youtube. It was extremely informative and really awesome!

I didn't take any pictures Thursday at the Arts Festival for Chorus but of course I had lots of video I've taken. Katherine is so easy to pick out from the rest of the kids even in Middle School she's her own person and she was swaying and near dancing through the whole time they were singing. She really gets into it.

Friday was a mess. I was out in the rain 3 times Thursday because my umbrella got removed from my car so I was feeling sick and then there was a tragedy in the family that I'm still trying to process but I'm doing better... if keeping myself busy is being better. Then you throw on top of that I lost my wallet and had to drive Brielle to school without ID on me and then I came home and I looked and I looked and Peter came home for lunch that day and helped me look. We eventually did find it thankfully. It really all just was so much stress my whole body just broke down and I was coughing and laid up in bed pretty much all day. It looked like a gorgeous day out so I  really would have rather been at work.

My husband went off to play cards that evening so I tried to keep myself busy because my mind wandering was not a good thing as I was trying to understand what had happened in my family. I didn't feel well enough to do something like clean so instead I crafted aka something I could sit down for most of the time. I put Katherine's name up a little high but I found that burlap on discount and I bought a canvas with a coupon the week before and then Friday night I printed out some letters and cut them out by hand then stenciled it on. After Katherine and I found what color she liked. I put her name too high so we're going to figure something out for the bottom of this project so it looks less awkward.

That evening since I was feeling better and still trying to process the tragedy I went out for coffee with a friend where I proceeded to lose my wallet again and I could have sworn I had it with me at home so I was up until 2 am searching. In the morning I made a phone call to the coffee shop and they had it there so I was up and out the door by 8:30 that morning picked up my friend so we could go get my wallet and then we drove out to her friends house to get strawberries because her friend was trying to clean up her strawberry patch so she could walk the rows.

Peter was going to go out again that evening but I was still reeling from Friday so I asked him to stay home. We had some friends come over and we played some videogames together. (This is all TMI isn't it).

Sunday, I took apart some pallets (my husband helped me at the end I was just so exhausted), we did some shopping and my husband worked on a mask for the convention in June. I worked on building my planting bench though I did make it a bit tall I'm going to have to cut the legs down. I didn't get done but  I got the frame done and then a little bit later that evening I got part of the tabletop done also. The boys complimented me on my work which made me feel good.

I also asked the girls to please clean out the garden boxes (well all but the one that has been taken over by parsley). I told them if they finished that up I'd take them out for icecream. They did a wonderful job without complaints or constantly going indoors so we all went out for ice cream last night.

We also had a friend of ours over last night who brought over his welder and fixed up our barbecue cover that last fall had been picked up by the wind and thrown into the kids swingset.

Things are coming together slowly but surely but there's still a lot more to do in my own home life and just a lot to be done on the emotional range of things too.

Sorry I'm being a bit wordy. I really do need to get ready for work.


  1. Hi there,

    I found your blog after one of my friends shared it with me on Facebook and wanted to run a few things by you. I'm working on a wedding/event venue project, and I think it’s something you could definitely relate to. Let me know if you have a moment to discuss.



    1. Hi Andrew it is good to hear from you. If you'd like towards the top of the page is my Facebook Badge if you click it it'll take you to my facebook and I can be easily messaged through there. I'm much more likely to see any communications that way.

      Thanks for commenting :)