Wednesday, June 1, 2016

It's Summer

It's the first week of summer vacation here. The kids got out of school Thursday afternoon, although Friday was supposed to be their last day (just a half day) but it was cancelled due to flooding. Again. Tim surprised me for Mother's Day with a trip to San Antonio with my friend Holly. We stayed in a hotel right on the Riverwalk and got a morning at the spa, too. It was so nice! We had the best time and talked, shopped, and ate delicious food. And walked! We waked so much that we had no regrets about all the chips and salsa we ate. I came home Saturday night feeling so refreshed. And so thankful for such a wonderful husband and such sweet kids.

Tuesday the kids and I were pretty lazy, but had Rose's kindergarten graduation to go to in the evening. Of course it rained as we left and just poured down as I got to the school. (It had already been postponed twice due to rain/severe weather.) As soon as everyone had trudged through the down pour and got sufficiently soaked it stopped and was a pretty nice night. I am so proud Rose. She worked really hard this year and learned so much. It was a difficult beginning with getting her to sit down and read through her readers and practice her memory homework. Man, the beginning of the year was rough on all of us. I'm glad for summertime.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Tuesday in May

Today I watched 2 of my Goddaughters for a few hours. They are cute and Sam enjoyed having them here to play with. Tonight we went swimming even though it was after 7 when we left and we usually have a strict 8pm bedtime for the kids. I think we are all just ready for summer. Well, that and we had promised we would go if they finished their homework and ate all of their delicious tilapia dinner I made tonight. I'm in the middle of making more sourdough bread. D has been asking me if he can take a loaf to share with his class and that must mean it's pretty good! It makes me happy that he wants to do that.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Swimming

We decided that if we could get our workouts done and the kids got all their homework finished before 5pm then we would go swimming at my parents house. They just put in a pool! We ended up having an impromptu pool party. My sister in law was already there with her 2 kids, my brother in law showed up to check on the pool filter and pump and told my sister to come over with their little boy and eventually we got my dad to get in, too. The boys had a great time spraying him with their water guns before he got in. It was a lot of fun and we had a good day. I'm tired now, though, so I'm going to bed.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Keeping Track

I'm sort of hitting the reset button on myself. I've been in a funk lately and after a few good conversations with Tim we realized we were feeling the same about a lot of things. We had just drifted away from some of our beliefs and goals and now it's time to get back to them. We made a list of goals to focus on daily and long term in 5 areas of our life. It's good to have someone hold you accountable and also encourage you to meet your goals.

Other than that today was just a regular Monday. I tried to catch up on laundry that I neglected over the weekend. I met Tim for lunch and we drove around town talking. Those are some of the best lunch dates! Sam was with us, too, but she fell asleep and thankfully took a good nap after we got home. I picked up the kids from school and D had a lot of homework to get done. I helped him with some math and writing while Ry helped Rose with her readers.

D's teacher sent out an email that a lot of the class had not turned in work or half way did it. She also said some of them were not being kind to each other. I emailed her back letting her know we understood and a little while later she sent back the nicest email! She said she wanted us to know that D was not one of the kids she was having a problem with and that he was "the one boy that gets along with everyone diplomatically", "a joy to have in my class" and "a fine young boy". I am so proud of him for that. (We're still working on turning everything in on time and not misplacing homework though!)

Now it's time to go to bed. I should write more tomorrow.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

some nice days

It's March and the weather is very Spring-like here. The trees are putting out leaves and plants are starting to flower and home improvement stores are luring me in with all the beautiful colors and sales. I love Spring. It has rained the past 2 days and I am so glad that I didn't get around to planting any seeds yet. They would have been washed away for sure! Maybe this weekend it will dry out enough to get everything planted.

This week has been busy. More time than usual at the school visiting the kids at lunch and then tomorrow I'm going with them to an all school field trip. And then it's Spring Break! We don't have any plans yet, and probably won't do anything too big. I might take the kids somewhere nearby for a day trip sort of thing.

After many years of wanting to try to make sourdough breads I am finally brave enough to try it! I ordered a book all about sourdough that has a nice variety of recipes. Unfortunately it has been delayed in getting here by a few days and of course after such a long time of waiting to try my hand at something new now that I've set my mind on it I am impatient to finally begin. I would really like to document the process here. I also need to get my real camera out so I and add pictures to this words. Blogs are always better with pictures.