Monthly Archives: October 2012
But…I rise…begin my routine…pop a pain pill with my warming Heavenly Brew and wait! I almost fell again last night…and the second I caught myself I knew it was going to be a long night and today would not be any better. I will soon begin a series of epidural type injection to correct the issue in my back. If these injections don’t work I am looking at surgery. “Oh Joy!” Until then…I should look into a pain-relieving-coffee-cocktail.
Have a great day!
Some may feel this way…but I look at Tuesdays differently. It is a short day for my hubby and he is off tomorrow. So…for all intensive purposes…I have 2 weekends. “My hubby works on Saturdays but is off every Sunday.” The downside is that I am usually, for the most part, at church on Wednesday night from 6-9:30 pm and then most of the day on Sunday.
This is for those people who countdown till Friday…after all it’s Just Tuesday!
Whatever your feelings about Tuesdays make it the best day you can. I will see you tomorrow…oh yea…Have a great day!
My day started 30 minutes earlier today thanks to the Boss-ordered-monthly-meeting at hubby’s work. But…as you probably have guessed…”Knowing me the way you do!”… I was already awake due to the dawn-splitting-door-chime as my son left for his routine workout. The typical restlessness throughout the night, due to one thing or another, as the clock moved in it’s steady march of time delayed my springing to action as the alarm clock completed it’s mission. It is going to be a wonderful, exciting day filled with anticipated extras carefully orchestrated into the regular busy routine! [Sorry for the sarcastic tone!]
Yep…there will be a need to hydrating today especially seeings how Monday’s Call For Coffee!
On the schedule we have:
Hubby out the door 45 minutes early.
Youngest doctor appointment at 9 am.
Drop off prescriptions to be filled.
Take youngest to school.
Regroup and contemplate my MRI at 1 pm.
Organize transportation for my 19 year old son’s test at 3 pm
Leave for MRI at 12:15-12:30.
Come home and fix dinner…to be served about 4:15 to youngest.
Pick up prescriptions.
TKD at 5 pm.
Drive to church for Basketball.
Basketball at 7 pm.
Leave for home and off to bed for youngest at 8:30 pm.
Make sure second pot of coffee is made before hubby gets home about 9 pm.
I will need more than two hands today…my hands will be busy hold the two cups of coffee I will crazily be drinking from. BUT…I can do this…it is just a few things thrown into the usual chaotic Monday schedule!
I hope you find time to complete what needs to be done. Have a great day!
With the events of the past week weighing heavily on my, already sore, shoulders I look like I am bent over using a walker. Of course this is not how I look but boy…do I feel like it! I am trying to find something positive in this burdensome basket of negative. I was taught to Always look for the Silver Lining but… I Lost My Silver Lining!
Here is a sample of this weeks events:
My oldest son came home.
My youngest decided to cut teachers notes about behavior out of his agenda.
The clash between the older boys.
Job hunting for oldest son.
2 1/2 weeks worth of pages fell out of my youngest’s school agenda.
Conduct marks for his negative behavior at school.
I need more coffee!!!
Oh…and on top of all of these wonderful-parent-child-memory-building events I lost my voice because of allergies and my doctor pulled a MRI out of the proverbial What’s Wrong With Peach State Hat…
Did I mention I need more coffee?
Sorry…I seem to be waiting on my cabana boy to serve my coffee to me. Back to reality! I refilled my cup and said goodbye to my hubby…even took my precious princess outside for a second time… I have a few more minutes before the next wave of activity hits the fan and I put on my chauffeur hat. “I just hope I have enough gas in the car without raiding the depleted bank account!”
The dynamics between the three older boys have always been of a 2 against 1mentality. Unfortunately the oldest is the 1 the my 22 and 19 year olds are the tag-team. My oldest has made his share of mistakes and says he wants to get out of the hole he has dug for himself. “Egg-shells, thin ice…just the way things are with him.”
My youngest…Mr. ADHD…has decided to deceive his parents. Well he thinks he is…but is he in for a rude awakening. Basically he thought by taking the pages out that we would not find out about the notes from his teachers.
Everything I need as an adult I learned in Kindergarten!
Page numbers missing…changed dates…altered letters on teacher’s notes…pictures drawn over teacher’s notes…top of pages cut out of book…well, that is just a few of the things he has done this week. I have not mentioned the behavior that prompted the writing of the notes. Yep…I guess I fell off the Turnip Truck! I would scream for help…but I would probably lose what voice I do have.
So…positives from the negatives…
I know all my children are safe and secure.
My youngest was not arrested at school for his behavior…yet!
My oldest is looking for a job!
My other two sons are working.
My voice is coming back…which is a good thing seeings how I am on the trio that is singing Sunday!
My coffee Is wonderful!
Alright…so maybe I just lost sight of My Silver Lining! It is still there…I just needed to look at things from a different angle. You know how that is…don’t you? I am off to prepare for my day…hoping to minimize my talking to allow for healing. Make sure you finish you coffee (or tea) while finding your Silver Lining and Have a great day!
I love these cooler temperatures! I love wearing my Fuzzy Socks and Oversized Fuzzy Sweater and not being looked at like I am crazy!
Of course…running a fever over 100 could be contributing to the wearing of the fluffy, fuzzy wardrobe accessories. Good thing I have a doctors appointment today and even better that I have plenty of Fuzzy Socks!
Bring on the cooler temperatures…I am ready! Cough, cough!
Hey!…seeings how I am sick with the lost-voice-cough-congested-chills-hurts-to-swallow yuck now maybe I will be spared during the Winter! Hehe! The Weather is supposed to be milder again this Winter…so we will see!
Have a great day!
Yesterday was “Friend Day” at church and my Sunday School Class wanted to serve breakfast to those who were visiting our class. So…being the good Baptists we are…we brought breakfast casseroles and cakes…donuts and fruit bowls…juice and the ever needed paper supplies. I chose to bring one of my favorite dishes called a “Dump Cake”. I bought the ingredients and once I was home Saturday…(Let’s not talk about the extremely long and exhaustive events of Saturday…okay!), I began the search for My Grandmother’s Recipe!
It is really easy but different from the traditional in that she liked to use lots of butter! Here is her recipe:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
One can of crushed pineapple
One can of cherry pie filling
One box of yellow cake mix
Two sticks of butter…melted
Sprinkle pecans over the top (optional)
(I did spray Pam on the dishes I used)
Dump in the crushed pineapple
Dump in the cherry pie filling
Spread the dry yellow cake mix over the top and…
Pour the melted butter over the top
Bake 1hour and serve warm!
Now here is the trick…I made two dishes. One large to take to church and one small to stay home.
I also altered the recipe…here it is:
2 cans crushed pineapple (slightly drained)
2 cans of cherries in heavy syrup (drained)
One yellow cake mix
2 cups of butter (unsalted and melted)
Prepared the same way as listed in My Grandmother’s Recipe except for the division of the ingredients. I used enough of the fruit to cover the bottom of the small dish and poured the rest into the larger casserole dish going to church. Then I made sure to cover the large casserole dish with the cake mix before topping the smaller dish using the same technique with the butter. I did not use nuts on the dish going to church but I did crumble some almonds on the one staying home.
The results were wonderful…and the compliments were many. I really enjoyed hearing how tasty it was from a cake “guru“. “Her cakes are wonderful and loved by many and well…she spoils us rotten!”
“The clean up was easier to without the oooey-gooey sticky cherry pie filling.”
This is a wonderful and relatively quick recipe. I hope you like it!
Have a great day!
Snacks and medications for youngest…*
Schedules of each member of the family…*
Pencil with extra eraser for changing the schedules of each family member…*
Okay…so a short explanation might be needed.
The boys are going in several directions this weekend…except for our youngest! He will be at our church for a weekend long Youth Event and once I drop him off this evening we will not see him until Sunday after church. This is his first big youth event and I am very note interested to see his reaction. The other boys all participated in this event every year…and each year they were quite different after the event.
My 19 year old is still painting today…tomorrow and Sunday are still in the penciled in stage and pivot on my 22 year old and his schedule. It seems that the employer of the 22 year old has finally opened his second store and my son will actually be working today and tomorrow and possibly Sunday…
BUT…we got the news last night that our 23 year old will be coming home. Mixed emotions aside the 22 and 19 year old will have to drive across the state and help him pack up and come home. With our schedules this weekend is the only time!
Oxycodone and coffee cocktail…mmm good!
It has been quite a while since we had all four boys under the same roof…needless to say…I am a little nervous!
Parenting…is a sport! Jumping of hurdles, Javelin throws, long distance running…
Parenting…is a mystery “Who Done It” thriller! Deduction and investigative snooping…
Parenting…is a science! Trial and Error…
If you have children then you understand…I am nervous about the homecoming of my oldest but at the same time glad. Glad to know he will be safe, sheltered, fed, warm, properly clothed. “I am such a MOM!”
Well my unique cocktail is beginning to take effect…I must close!
Any suggestions on surviving this new twist in my schedule and family life? They would be greatly appreciated! At least I will have new topics to blog about…JK!
Have a great day!
There it was…This is a pic of the dark and ominous view as I crested the hill Tuesday morning. I was taking my 19 year old to his painting job and saw the incredible sight. I was so excited as the possibilities flooded my weary brain. Music playing throughout the house, a few lamps turned on to provide cozy light and warmth…but alas…
Dark Sky…No Rain!
Just thought I would share…
I have completed my minor chores already today and have plans to sweep along with, as someone close to me would say, some down-on-your-knees-nitty-gritty-corner-scraping-base-board cleaning. Until that part of the day…Coffee comes first and, of course, waiting for my 19 year old to get ready so I can drop him off for work today. “A mom’s work _______!” HeHe…you understand! Have a great day!