Wednesday, September 30, 2009

and I feel fine...

OK.

Perspective is a good thing.

What started out as an insane week, did not worsen. I sailed through it, with much more grace and coping skills than I would have 10 years ago. Woot age! Not only age, and life kept everything in perspective, but others stories...

So the car needs a transmission. I cannot do anything about it. I had the car checked thouroughly by not 1 but 3 mechanics...one of those things I suppose. I do not have the $$$$ to fix it, but hell I have a job.

I am currently going to give a shout out to my beloved Father who is letting me borrow one of his cars, while mine is in the shop.

My Father, he has kidney stone removal surgery tomorrow. Yeah, it is not cancer, or a heart problem, or any other numerous bad things. My kids are on the mend, and I am too...

I did decide Monday, that we would not only skip swim this week, but CREW (at church) as well. I am making everyone, REST, and get back on schedule, and heal. Both activities can be skipped for a week. So far so good, and both kids seem pleased with the decision.

My laundry is almost caught up, my daughter surprised me by cleaning her room without being told this morning! I gave her $1.00 for her efforts, she was so proud to hear my reaction.

SR has a Spanish quiz tomorrow and we have to study for it tonight, last night DH helped him with math homework, he is very good and quick at math, something he did not get from his Mother. He also has some Boy Scout projects to work on. This weekend, he has to help prepare a meal, set the table, set the menu, and do dishes. I think I will let him have breakfast duty.

Both children are begging to go on a long bike ride this weekend, and the leaves are turning, and falling, and the end of biking weather will soon be here...

I must get fall decorations out, and some pumpkins on the porch. I love Halloween, and the fall...and it is certainly getting gorgeous here.

Fall clean up must take palce here SOON, and I wish I could find a weekend DH would be home, I will make a big pot of chilli and beer bread and knock it out in hopefully 2 days. We also must head to my Fathers and cut several pine trees down that have gotten some sort of bug and need to be removed before they infect other trees. I want Tammi's beef stew recipe to take up there for that.

My tomatoes did not come in as I would have hoped, there is not enough to can to make it worth it, it simply was not hot enough for them....

1 comment:

tammi said...

I'm so glad to hear things "settled". You're right, it's not as bad as it could be, but that's still a lot on 1 plate. Please keep us posted on how your dad is...

And if you give me a call, the recipe is just that easy I promise. 1 call and I can talk you through it. I'm not in any meetings for the rest of this week, so call any time........and again, so glad you're feeling better....