Sunday, March 18, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
This week has been CRAZY!!! Between putting our home up for sale and showings and school and Brian being insanely busy, we have been just a little anxious. I think we are handling things well, but many a night has been restless...that happens when your mind goes wild. I'm wanting to keep the remainder of March quiet and when all things are firmed up, I'll be ready to start again. T.G.I.F. friends!
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
This was a good week; it went by fast and it was calm here. I like that, just do what you need to do and move on! This weekend is about getting a few things done around our home, looking at an apartment, getting some documents mailed like taxes and returns and not much else. Oh, and I'm sure will make a visit to a brewery or two.
Sounds good; right?
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
I never thought I would say this, but we are currently apartment hunting. Yep, look to rent an apartment instead of buying something when we sell. I must say this potential change is keeping me up at night as my mind is just spinning.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
What a great weekend! Brian and I stayed home on Friday so our weekend was both long and wonderful. I detailed cleaned which meant my windows and ledges and Plantation Shutters and base boards are just beautiful. I laughed when I went into the living room on Saturday as my home was truly shining and the smell; well, it smells clean and fresh and dust free. Let's see, as the weather was amazing, sunny and in the 40s, Brian played golf twice. As for me, well, much cooking was done. I made Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta and Mongolian Beef and Chicken Tortellini Soup for my team. I like treating the good people I work with and food is a simple way to say "thank you". What else, I did a little shopping and reading and napping over the past three days as well as talking to my three kids/amigos/loves. Yep, it was a good weekend.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Happy March, all!!!
Monday, February 26, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
I just realized that I did not reveal my new Oregon destination. I had to make a change due to an issue with the price of the first place I booked. (I'm intentionally not going to share the details as the situation caused me stress that it should not have. Don't dwell on the past, right?) So, I'm now staying in a one bedroom apartment across the street from the river and a hiking path, walking distance to The Old Mill Center and downtown and I think it is going to be perfect! Check it out...
Friday, February 23, 2018
...38 years! It's our anniversary!!!
I cannot begin to express how lucky I am to have lived the life that I have with my bff for all of these years. We still so enjoy each other and laugh together and look at each other with love and respect and trust daily. We have each other's back and know when we need to be there for the other person. We cherish our family and grandchildren and each time we are "all together"our hearts are full. Today is a good day; it is the day that we promised to care for and love and always validate the other. It was the day we married.
Happy Anniversary to us!
It was a year ago today that I waved goodbye to Nick early in the morning as he drove down our street for the last time heading for Bend. He has come far, friends, and learned much about himself. Nick is a man who knows he is comfortable alone. He loves all of the beauty that nature holds, surrounds himself with good, honest people and is not afraid to work hard. He has learned to think and reflect and plan. He knows himself and how to handle stress and set backs and how to move on. He has learned that he is entitled to nothing and that his life will be what he chooses to make it. That is powerful, all, very powerful!
Wishing you joy and peace and happiness as you begin year two in Oregon, dear Nick. And much luck to you as you begin your new career on your one year anniversary of building a new life.
(I'm thinking 23 is your lucky number!!!!)
Thursday, February 22, 2018
I truly strive to live in the present these day. Fretting over the past is wasting the precious time we have...I have learned that over the past few years, dear friends. Omit this phrase from your vocabulary and work to make each and every day a good one. That is what is important; enjoying what each new day will bring.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
...to this sweet, sweet boy who changed our lives the moment he arrived. My heart is full because of you as you bring me true joy each and every day. Happy Birthday, dear Graham. I can't believe you are already three. Wishing you a year of laughter and fun and smiles!
Friday, February 16, 2018
Friday = Fun
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
...4:25 a.m. is working for me. When I rise at that time, not wake up, but get out of bed, I can make my morning apple cider, lemon and cayenne pepper drink, get my water ready for the day, brew coffee or get my tea-a-seeping and my bed can be put back together. (There is nothing like a pretty bed!) This means I'm at the gym a bit before 4:50 which is a good time. What else is currently happening? Yesterday, I started back on my morning shakes which I have wanted to do for awhile. Also, as my motto this month is "Eat Vegetables", I made a pot of homemade, vegetable filled soup on Sunday for my lunches which makes mornings calmer. Ummmm, I'm also currently planning a small March goal; "Go Process Free" which I have wanted to do for awhile. I like setting small, little month goals in the winter; it makes the time go by. Anyway, that is what currently is happening in my neck of the woods; well, there is more but that is all I'm currently sharing. Happy Tuesday, all!
Monday, February 12, 2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
- starting a day early so I was able to get so much done on Friday. I cleaned and organized our closet and ran errands so everything was finished before Saturday.
- enjoying many conversations and pictures with our kids.
- cooking and doing school work so I am ready for the week.
- trying out a new brewery with my guy; Noon Whistle.
- meeting our favorite Elmhurst family at More which was fun and not at all what we were expecting.
- planning for another long, three day weekend! Can't wait for the 16th to arrive...
Friday, February 9, 2018
Home today as it's a snow day and here are my plans. I'm soon to start my cleaning and I want to organize my closet. Then, I will catch up on some work so I'm ready for next week. A pot of soup will be made early afternoon as I went grocery shopping after school yesterday in anticipation of a day off. Not going far on this three day weekend which is a gift. Snow days are good for the soul.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Wishing my Oregon Guy much luck tonight at a dinner interview. This one has been through a lot over the past year and soon, he is about to begin a new career.
You'll do great, dear Nick, just be your true, honest, sincere self. We are both pulling for you!!!