Friday, September 28, 2012

A peek at my week

Saturday: Last Saturday was Homecoming at Will's school. He's been "going with" a sweet girl (that I really really really really really really like) for several weeks so she was his date for the dance. John was out of town (boo!) so I got to take him to meet her for pictures at the park and then drive them a friend's house where a lot of the kids on their cross-country team gathered for dinner before the dance. I also had the privilege of driving a van-load of kids to the dance AND staying awake until 11:30pm to go retrieve them. Will had a great time and I was reminded again how grateful I am to have a partner in this parenting gig. I was also reminded to pray for two of my friends whose husband's have been deployed since May and who handle solo-parenting with grace and ease. They are my heroes!

Sunday: Took the kids to church (Will wasn't too thrilled that I made him get up early after a late night), cleaned house, welcomed John back home, and watched football almost all day! I love football. I love Sundays. And I love it when my husband is home!

Monday: Ugh. My debit card number was stolen over the weekend so first on my agenda was getting that all straightened out and the $340 in transaction charges disputed. Thankfully our bank was on top of things and cancelled my card before things got really out of hand. I left the bank and drove to John's office for their chapel service. They had a musical guest that day that I really enjoy (I'll share more about that soon--I think I might even have a little giveaway for you) and then John took me to lunch afterwards. It was nice to have that time with him because he left for Dallas just a few days after I returned from Arkansas and I felt like I'd barely seen him! Lunch dates are my favorite!

Tuesday: My normal Tuesday morning meeting was cancelled so my friend Lisa and I climbed the Incline. The hike down was gorgeous as some of the trees are changing colors at our elevation. I think I only took this one photo. Hopefully you can see some of the gold scattered among the evergreens.

Wednesday: Wednesday was Bible study morning at church. We're studying James this semester. So far, I am really really enjoying this bible study. I've always loved the book of James (and I'm even considering taking Beth Moore's challenge and memorizing the entire book)(I'm hoping that no one in my group reads this (KIM!) who will hold me to this in case I chicken out)(that's why I'm using the extra small font). I had a coffee date Wednesday afternoon with a friend. We seriously scheduled it three weeks out b/c of our busy schedules. 

Thursday: Yesterday was Grilled Cheese Thursday! Twice a month, Young Life serves hundreds of grilled cheese sandwiches to high schoolers in our town. They walk (or drive) to our local YMCA where volunteers are busy buttering bread and happily grilling sandwiches to serve to them. It's a fun day and the kids always seem grateful for a change from cafeteria options. If you're local and want to get in on the fun, let me know because I'm the volunteer coordinator for this!

Friday (TODAY!): I finished up some work stuff this morning (that gets squeezed in between all the other stuff in my life along with laundry, cooking, cleaning, and errands). I probably should have tackled the grocery store this morning but I found myself with some unexpected time at home so I seized it. And look! A blog post resulted. Win-win! I'm going to meet a friend for an impromptu lunch in a little while and then I'll begin retrieving kids from school, and then I'll make dinner (though pizza sounds like a smart move), and then I think we're going to a high school football game tonight (though a movie and pjs sounds equally nice). Tomorrow, Sarah and I are going shopping for a dress for her to wear to Homecoming (her school's homecoming is next weekend) and I'm hoping to squeeze in a nap afterwards. And Sunday? I can't even wait to tell you what I'm doing on Sunday. So stay tuned!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Five on Friday

1. In case you haven't noticed, there is a direct parallel between the busy-ness in my life and my lack of posting on this blog. September has been NUTS! I'm feeling a bit more sane today but that's probably because September is two-thirds complete and I can sort of see some light at the end of my tunnel. Sort of. I am so super duper glad it's Friday! I feel hopeful that I can catch my breath.

2. I don't like to be busy. I just don't see any other way around it with kids, jobs, etc. 

3. Sarah and I went to Arkansas last weekend for our annual mini-family-football reunion. We had a great time and got to see lots of family. The Razorback game is always my favorite part but this year it was a DISASTER. Besides the weather being wet and rainy (and gross), the Hogs came away with an epic loss. I think there were twenty-two of us (family) at the game so when other people started leaving after half-time we moved from our scattered seats and sat together until until the very end. Even though it was a terrible game, we had a lot of FUN being together! I'm not a fickle fan. I'll still be cheering for the Hogs, but let's just say that my Saturdays from now through November won't revolve around Razorback games. Smile.
Here's a few pics.

4. Did I mention it rained in Arkansas? Yep, I think I saw more rain in four days than I have in the last four years. It was crazy. And so was my hair. I am very very very very very thankful for dry, Colorado air when it comes to my hair! Humidity is NOT my friend.

5. I became an aunt again on Wednesday! My sister had a baby boy. I was so hoping she would have him while I was home but alas, it didn't work according to MY plan. :) 
We are all so excited for them.

I've got more on my mind but my to-do list is calling. I really like to get things accomplished on Fridays so I can REST on weekends. I am very stingy with our weekend commitments because of our need for downtime! (See #2 above.) Hope everyone has a great weekend.