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Peach State says: A Little Unexpected!

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This is what my motto is today after the yesterday I had…but I was up to the challenge. “Or was I?”

A Little Unexpected…well you could say that. It was supposed to be a typical day. A little more house cleaning, a little more baking, a little more sprucing of the old homestead and a little special time with friends.

Boy did my calendar of chores fill-up the day!

Cleaning Day…Baking Day:
It started out as usual and then, caught in the increasing current at a majestic waterfall, all my planning was swept away to be sucked over and into the rapids. I had originally planned to finalize the cleaning, soon after Hubby left, while my sweet treats for the party were baking. One cold dip…which needed to meld while two other ingredients where sautéed and cooled before mixing. Another dip was mixed and served warm but could not be baked at the same time as the sweet. “Buffalo chicken and chocolate chunk just don’t bake we’ll together.” NOPE!!!

Instead…Recording CD Day:
I was given very little notice late Wednesday night that my vocal tones were needed the next morning to record the alto vocals for one of the Patriotic songs for our Independence Day Celebration. When I arrived at my church, with two sons in tow, I was prepared to sing the one song for the altos. What started out as one song turned into all three songs. “Rut Ro Raggy! Could we please go over this song…I have not seen this one before!

Relief flooded over me after finding out that I was not alone and that the soprano, who had been called in to perform the same function for her section, did not know the song either. 20 minutes later, when we were to be finished recording, we had successfully gone over all three songs. BUT then…my dear friend and music director was called away to a meeting. “We waited!”

For 45 minutes the soprano and I chatted about life, family, previous churches…both knowing that the time we both needed to leave was fast approaching. “Guess who came roaring back into the choir room one minute before our deadline?” Apologies were made and off we went to the sound booth. The soprano was up first…I sang along going over my part as I pointed to each note making sure I knew my part. It was then my turn…the three songs were recorded and I prepared to leave.

“Uh!…Where do you think you are going?” Said my music director “…you still need to record the 2nd Soprano part!” (I know what you are thinking…why did the soprano not record the 2nd Soprano part? Well I sight read and she doesn’t. Besides I am often called upon to sing parts other than alto. Don’t worry I am not the only person who can sight read in the choir.) I had the soprano sing her part with me as I recorded the 2nd Soprano part. Once completed I raced home to begin my party preparation.

Painting Day“:
My hubby decided he was not satisfied with the wall colors we…did I say WE…chose and applied to the walls about a year ago. New colors have been chosen…

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Squirrel…the darker green color…family room
Tan-gent…most of the hallways
Seedling…the lighter shade of green…foyer and stairwell
Twilight…Laundry room
Aged Parchment…ceiling

Can you tell how excited I am about this new undertaking? The total interruption of routine is not something I am looking forward to! My 20 year old will be doing a majority of the painting but I wil have to deal with the stagnant flow of the job for several days. You know how most 20 year olds can be…yep! I am really looking forward to this change of color.

I Need More Coffee“:
As you would guess…coffee has been intravenously flowing throughout my exhaustion prone routine. BUT…after the cleaning…after the baking…after the recording…after the selecting and buying of paint…after the party…I managed to stay awake until after midnight. I woke up before the butt-crack-of-dawn to a normal morning ritual and now sit here fighting the drooping-eye-want-to-sleep-day-after syndrome. My strong-overly-caffeinated-breakfast is not cutting it. “I guess it is a good thing that I am meeting the consultant from last night’s party and a guest from last night at Starbucks in about an hour.

I need more Coffee…I will get more Coffee!

In closing…I guess my day will be filled with picture removal and moving of furniture…overseeing the moving of furniture. ( that was close…I could see that proverbial wagging finger rising up.) I don’t want to be in pain like before especially since I was in pain last night from the racing around I did yesterday. I better go…

Have a great day!

Peach State

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Peach State says: Timing Tuesday!

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My trusty-oversized-espresso-cup is filled-to-the-rim with a second-freshly-brewed-portion of my favorite morning libation. Why? Because I can…Because I am mom…Because it’s good…WELL…

All of the above!

It just felt like the thing to do this morning instead of flying stealthily to my cozy-fluffy covers for a shut-eye-session as soon as my hubby backed out of the driveway. Precious Princess seems to be experiencing the same inability to rest as she is presently pacing and scratching at the door…BRB! Footsteps upstairs, belonging to my 20 year old, shock my solitude as my heart drops a bit hoping this is not a reflection of a looming chaotic schedule.

…sipping espresso…

It’s not that our family schedule is crazy and over-packed with activity…it is just TUESDAY! Hubby gets off early on Tuesdays as well as a new TKD schedule to sort through and put into our ever-changing-never-clear-drop-of-a-hat-shoot-from-the-hip everyday routine. That will be the tricky part…so I guess I am thinking out loud in my post today as I am…

Timing Tuesday!

Hubby is scheduled to get off at 5 this evening and the TKD class starts at 6 ending 45 minutes later. Now…typically my hubby will not leave work until closer to 6 and it takes him roughly 50 minutes to get home. If the spin of the earth on it’s axis and the creeks don’t rise my family may actually be home before 7… BUT…I have not control over the spinning of the earth much less on it’s axis and with all the rain we have had…WELL! You know what has to be done!

…sipping espresso…

TKD classes are different for my youngest now that he has been promoted to his next belt. No more 5:15 to 6:00PM classes. The average time is after 7 and who in their right mind wants to be out that late at night. (Note to self…You sound like your mother!) Tuesdays and Thursdays have the earliest times and with the added activity of basketball practices and games starting in August I need to plan ahead as best I can. I only hope the basketball practices are on Mondays before 8 PM…and the games are no problem as they will be on Saturday mornings.

[Before going any further…you must understand the family time is very important to us…and we have always tried to be home when daddy is home. I work very hard not to plan anything after a certain time or on his days off so that we can spend time together as a family!]

There is also the added task of my 20 year old and a workout with Future Soldiers later this afternoon till I don’t know when and I have no clue how he will get home…(translation: we have not talked about that yet!) He will not be with us much longer…I know this! This will help with schedules bit there will be a larger-unfillable-gap when he leaves. (According to the Recruiter my 20 year old should be off to BASIC in about 2-3 weeks) Enough about that…I should just focus on what I can control.

What’s for dinner?

…sipping espresso…

Timing Tuesday!

Dinner should be ready to serve or pretty close to it when I leave this evening for TKD…that way I will not be slaving in the kitchen for hours and hours preparing a wonderful meal for my family when I get back home. “Hours and Hours… Did I doze off?” (insert chuckle!) I am thinking today is a crock-pot type of day! Ooooo….I wonder if the Turkey Breast is thawed yet? I have some sweet taters and string beans. “YEP! Dinner is planned!” Boy, that was hard work…

…sipping espresso…

The organizational side of my personality kicked in yesterday and I want to finish doing a couple of thins in my office/sitting room. Who knows I may actually find my desk! Okay it’s not that bad but I definitely need to work in this room. After all…it is the first thing seen when people walk in the front door.

Sort through leftover schools supplies
Sort through the various craft projects and supplies
and the biggie
Throw stuff away!

I need to check on the Turkey Breast and then get my youngest up…
“He can’t sleep the Summer away…” (Dang it…sounding like my mother again!) Will I ever run out of things to change about myself? NEH! Besides…being like my mom is not a bad thing! Back to task…

…sipping espresso…

Have a great day!

Peach State

Peach State says: And So It Begins…

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It’s Monday…the beginning of a new week and the first Monday in a new Month. Not just any month but, November! “So much to do and so little time!” These are the days when people start their “Holiday Rush” and the many countdowns take the place of “OMG…It’s Monday” complaints.

And So It Begins…

I have already begun my various forms of count-downs for the various activities. “I love the feeling of accomplishment and finding shortcuts to completion of my many lists!” But… my health does throw a Proverbial Wrench into the works this year.

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Sooo…I conquer what I can before it needs to be done and find room for the “extra-out-of-the-ordinary-must-be-done” items placed on my To-Do lists! (case in point…) The Presidential Election…I, along with my hubby, went to vote this past Wednesday. With his schedule and the hour long commute there was no way he could cast his vote tomorrow. [That is one giant check mark by an item on my list!] School is out tomorrow and I will have plenty of help, hopefully, around the house as I begin my Pre-holiday clean. I will be able to follow the Election Coverage as I check other items off my list. I was thrilled to find an invitation, of sorts, to an exclusive hair salon addressed to me in the mail Saturday. It is for a FREE haircut, hair style and color! “Goody…Goody!” If I plan it right I could have a new hairstyle for the holidays. Calendar in hand…I will carefully navigate the already set-in-stone commitments and book the appointment. “It sounds like a Me-day!” That is just what the doctor ordered…well not in so many words but…with the increase of medical appointments mixed in with the standard everyday events I sure do like the sound of an almost “Spa Day”…wouldn’t you?

My day is in full swing now with the exiting of my hubby and my youngest. I will finish my chat with you as I finish my coffee and pull out my calendar of event and checklist. “I wonder if I spend to much time and energy on planning?” (insert silent giggle)

Have a great day!

Peach State