Monday, November 7, 2016

Busy Monday, November 7

Today's 'To-Do' List
  • Peter & Girls work/school
  • Drive Brielle into School
  • Write Blog
  • Make Menu / Grocery List
  • Lunch with Peter
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Finish making final decisions and writing them down for local elections. 
  • Clean kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Make pumpkin puree perhaps pumpkin pie if enough time from non-sugar pumpkins. This is a bit of an experiment I'm wanting to do. 
  • I have Orchestra Class tonight
  • Hot Dogs (Chips or French Fries ... Chips are planned later this week but we just had french fries so we will take a vote tonight)
  • Trying Stouffer's Crock Pot meal
  • Eat Out for Peter's Birthday
  • Chicken & Rice (Brielle Requested)
  • Pizza
  • Tacos ? - Looking through my cabinets it's not being very inspiring. 
  • Hamburgers, Chips & Beans (Katherine requested)
This Week's 'To-Do' List
  • Work/School for Family
  • Tuesday
    • Kids no school
    • Vote
    • My Annual Check-Up with the Doc
    • Brielle has an Orthodontist Appt - This over laps most likely so Peter will be taking off early from work. 
    • Watch the election results in the evening. This will probably be a very late night. 
  • Wednesday
    • Peter's Birthday
  • Thursday
    • Peter has off work
    • Peter is to take care of the car tags
    • I have Orchestra Class
  • Friday
    • Peter has off work
    • Peter has his card game
  • Saturday
    • Mt:G (card game) Commander tournament
    • Library has Retro Game Day
    • Sales, sales and more sales! I'm hoping to hit a few up and flesh out Christmas early since I am short vacation this year. 
  • Sunday
    • Brielle Volunteer at the Humane Society
Last Week

This is quite literally the only picture I got of Halloween this year.
I was being bad and didn't take pictures. It was an odd Halloween. We used my house as a home base because where we normally go the lady had a tombstone fall on her foot (Yes, they were in a graveyard and a tombstone fell on her foot no joke!) and other things happened too.
I made a big pot of chili that went over very well but we didn't get out started trick-or-treating until about 7 o'clock. Perhaps that was too late or perhaps no one was celebrating this year. I'm not really sure but there weren't many houses and there weren't many people out at least in our neighborhood. Peter stayed with the house and sat around a fire with candy and when we got back we learned he didn't have one single trick-or-treater the whole night! 

Tuesday it was a standard day of work and such. Brielle had an orthodontist appointment that day to get a new piece of mouth equipment. Even though the braces are off the treatments continue. I really hope she takes care of her teeth as much work as she's having done. 

Wednesday, it was work and then there was the Junior meeting that night; the meeting was for parents of Juniors. We found out about ACT score goals, where the kids practice ACT scores were at and different scholarships and opportunities. 

Thursday I stayed home from work. I did something to my heal/foot. Like micro tears in the muscle. It hurt! Wednesday night was the worst of the pain but it still wasn't good Thursday. I had the sick leave and I used it because there was no way I was going to accomplish anything at work in that state. I took it easy most the day and tried not to push myself and just give my foot time to rest and recover so I could go back to work on Friday.
We found out that night that they had changed Brielle's school schedule. I didn't know you had to have a driver's permit to be in driver's ed and we hadn't taken Brielle down to do it. Brielle also didn't tell us anything when she found out the week before. The lady on the phone when I talked to them Friday was extremely rude because she's out the door here at the end of this school year and she acted like I was an idiot. The only thing anyone has ever told me is that Brielle had to be 16 that's all I knew. So now we are going to have to look at Summer courses for her to be able to take it because her schedule is so complex there is no other way to fit it in. I have no clue how we are going to figure that one out. Needless to say though I was pretty upset and pretty stressed out when we found that out. The only reason we found out is because we were getting the paperwork done and the test paid for, for Brielle to take an official ACT in December. 

Friday was a pretty typical day. I got back to work though I pushed too hard while there so by the end of the day my foot was starting to really bother me. Peter played cards in the evening and I ended up passing out around 8:30 that night and pretty much stayed asleep. I woke up for a short time probably around 1am and got changed for bed since I passed out in my clothes and then went back to sleep.

Saturday, we dropped Brielle off at the Humane society early that morning and then later that day we took Katherine to her 4-H Marksmanship Club meeting. This was her first official day unlike all the training and informational meetings we had to go to. 

Saturday night, Peter and I went to a friends house and played D&D that evening. I played a Ranger who I named Jane Vanilla Doe. All her rolls for character creation were average aka 10's and her sheet I didn't min max so she was pretty much average in everything. We got a kick out of it with lots of jokes to be made. 

Sunday, everyone stayed home and we cleaned the living room. Sadly after an entire day there is still more to be done but mostly just mine and Peter's desks and I need to put away the Halloween decorations still. Everyone worked hard though and at least we got the furniture moved so we could shampoo the carpet. 


  1. I really don't know how you keep up with things! So is driver's ed offered as a regular school class there? When I was a kid, it was a normal class that alternated with world geography (that poor teacher!). They don't offer it during the school year here anymore & we have to pay to have our kid take it over the summer. Always interesting how different areas do things. Hope you have a great week!

    1. Driver's Ed or weekend class is required to get a license if you are under 18 I think it was. It's a huge deal here in KY but no one told me anything. The lady literally said, "Well I'm moving to Colorado maybe I'll find something I don't know." We are searching out our options.