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Sunday Salon – Graduation

Scene:

It’s  beautiful sunny Sunday morning!  A slight breeze is moving the tops of the trees.

 Today’s Plan:

Graduation was last night then the overnight Project Graduation Party that hubby and I volunteer to help with.  We are pretty tired today however we still have things on our to do list; some grocery shopping, lawn mowing, and a couple loads of laundry.

 Drinking
water…
Listening to:
Dryer running, television upstairs, Son starting to move about, Hubby is out in his shop.
 Reading:

1) The Gifts of Imperfection

2) The Beginner’s Goodbye

3)Wild at Heart

4) Still Alice

 Pondering:
 The recruiter told me on Friday that he had sent all the documentation up to MEPS on Friday morning requesting them to review and respond.  He hopes we will hear something this week.  I’m not sure what they will ask for now that the papers they were wanting are no longer available due to retention limit requirements.   Our son needs something to do.  If he isn’t Army bound he needs to get a job.
We had a great visit with family that traveled in for graduation.  Here are a few pictures I would like to share with you!
Our three kids
Our Graduate on the left
Not the best cake we’ve ever had done! Who uses black icing?!
Superintendent congratulating graduates
Hubby being school board president presented our son with his diploma!
Dad, Graduate, and Mom
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Sunday Salon – Mother’s Day

Scene:

It’s a gorgeous day!  The sun is shining brightly and the sky is a beautiful cloudless blue

 Today’s Plan:

This morning I was up at 6:30.  I’ve already done my grocery shopping.  We are taking Grandma to brunch for Mother’s Day. This afternoon hubby and I are getting on the Harley and going for a cruise.  We plan to stop at a winery for dinner.  It’s going to be a relaxed day!

 Drinking

Nothing at the moment.  I’ve had two cups of coffee and need to start on water.

Listening to:

Son fixing his breakfast!  At 9:30!  other than that all is quiet.

 Reading:

The list is getting too long!

1) The Gifts of Imperfection

2) Flight of the Sparrow

3) The Beginner’s Goodbye

4)Wild at Heart

 Pondering:

How ridiculous the Military is!  Our son did not get sworn in yet.  He passed all his physicals and tests but the doctor wants more information on his adoption.  REALLLY????  Good grief!

 Now, I am off to enjoy my day!  I hope all of you wonderful Ladies have a Terriffic!!!! Mother’s Day!
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Sunday Salon – Going South

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Time: 7:22

Scene:  The sun is shining brightly through the back doors this morning as I sit here on the couch and compose this Sunday Salon.

Today’s plan: Getting my packing all complete for our trip.  Finishing up Grandma’s laundry and meal plan for the week.

Drinking: WATER!  I need to hydrate.  I am not doing a very good job of it.  Once the heat leaves I have a tendency to stop drinking as much water as I should.

Listening to: QUIET! It’s bliss!

Reading: Killing Lincoln, Cold Comfort Farm, and Patchwork Christmas Collection.

Pondering: I will be taking the week off from blogging while hubby and I are relaxing on the beach in Playa Del Carmen.  I have my Giving Thanks challenges posts ready as they have bee coming to me like crazy these days.  I hope you will all link up while I’m gone.  I will try and check in daily to see what everyone is up to!  Hope your Thanksgiving plans are coming together and your day is a wonderful one wherever you are.

 

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Sunday Salon – Snoozing

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Time: 8:50

Scene:  The sun is shining bright in the eastern sky which lights up our family room nicely.  Such a cozy scene this morning.

Today’s plan: A load of laundry, I’m doing one every day; Going to work on cleaning out the down stairs family room and making plans for a “new” area.

Drinking: Coffee with peppermint mocha.  Need to start on water very soon.  Haven’t been drinking enough of that.

Listening to: Quiet.  There is no need to have Fox News on.  Peace and blessed quiet.

Reading: The Cottage by Michael Phillips and War and Peace.

Pondering: The new direction of our lives.  I keep feeling like there is something I should be doing.  Something I am forgetting.  All these years of going all the time at an incredibly fast pace all the time.  I’m trying to relax and enjoy it because I know that it is only a season.

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Sunday Salon – Different November

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Time: 7:36

Scene:  With the time change in the middle of the night last night it is still kind of dark for 7:30… It promises to be a sunny day though.

Today’s plan: It’s another wonderful fall day here in Missouri.  I only have a little bit of shopping to do this afternoon.  Nothing very pressing on the agenda.  I do want to get outside a bit today.  The chicken building still needs a really good cleaning.

Drinking: Coffee with peppermint mocha!  ‘Bout time for a change! 🙂

Listening to: a little news.  As if it’s going to change my mind on where my vote is going!  Ha!  that’s a funny one!

Reading: 1001 Arabian Nights (Kindle) getting close to being done with this one, The Cottage by Michael Phillips needs to be completed this next week!, and War and Peace is never going to end!

Pondering: Tuesday is election day!  I am so happy that it is almost over.  I have a copy of our ballet that the local newspaper put out last week.  I have my selections all made and my decisions on the current issues being placed before the people.  Our son will get to vote for the first time.  He’s pretty excited about that.  Then Tuesday after our daughter votes she is going to come by and see us.  I think I will make one of her favorite dinners.

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Sunday Salon – Home Health

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Time: 8:45

Scene:  quiet this morning. Sun shining and looks nice outside.

Today’s plan: Laze around a bit, menu plan for the week, pick up any items I might need from Aldi, workout, and get some reading time in.

Drinking: Coffee with pumpkin spice creamer… I know, I’m in a rut.  Time to find something new.  Too early for peppermint mocha but I am looking forward to that! 🙂

Listening to: Fox News…One more week of campaigning!!!

Reading: 1001 Arabian Nights (Kindle), The Cottage by Michael Phillips, and War and Peace.

Pondering: Gratitude for my upcoming Giving Thanks Challenge.  I hope you will all be able to join me.  It truly does make your heart more full!

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Sunday Salon – Home Health

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Time: 7:23

Scene:  The sun is shining through the tree tops.  It’s a cool morning but is supposed to warm up to be a beautiful day.

Today’s plan: Since my chores were all completed yesterday! 🙂  We are going to get on the bike for a couples hours and get out.  Grandma will be ok for a little bit.  I’ll fix Salmon steaks with rice pilaf and broccoli for dinner.

Drinking: That first glorious cup of coffee with Pumpkin Spice creamer.  It’s almost time to change to Peppermint Mocha! 😀

Listening to: The silence.  Once Grandma gets up I’ll be getting her breakfast and vitals.

Reading: 1001 Arabian Nights (Kindle), The Cottage by Michael Phillips, and War and Peace.

Pondering: Home Health has allowed us to get away for a night.  After a week of work and taking care of grandma I really needed a nice dinner out and some one on one time with my wonderfully patient husband.  I am so glad that Medicare helps to pay for the nurse and lady who comes to bathe grandma once a week.  Those who have come to sit with her, two I pay and one is my dad.  But one also cleans two of my three bathrooms because grandma can’t clean hers and our son isn’t the greatest at it.  Anyway, I wonder if there is a home health worker appreciation day??? 🙂

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Sunday Salon – Fall Festival

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Time: 5:45

Scene:  The sun is sinking very quickly into the western sky.  This has been a most beautiful day and I have gotten to get out and enjoy a bit of it.

Today’s plan: I got a nap after getting up early to put grandma on the machine to take her vitals. Hubby let me sleep a couple hours while he hung out inside.  That was hard for him since he has so much going on here at the homestead as of late but he knew I needed some zzzz’s.  After lunch we ran up town to the fall festival, took a ride on the trollies to learn a little more about our towns history, walked through the craft booths and came right back home.  Wonderful weather here!  Then a quick workout while our son sat with grandma.  I picked up a few groceries for the week and dinner is almost done in the crockpot.

Drinking: nothing at the moment.

Listening to: the whirl of a fan.  It’s pretty warm as we have already shut the air off for the year.

Reading: 1001 Arabian Nights (Kindle), The Cottage by Michael Phillips, and Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks.

Pondering:  Grandma’s plan for the next week and questions I need to remember to ask the doctor on Friday.

Hope you all had a wonderful Sunday!

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Sunday Salon – Calm

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Time: 9:35

Slept in a little this morning and then made breakfast. Lazy kinda morning. 🙂

Scene:  It’s not any quieter than usual.  Just feels like it’s really quiet this morning. It’s a cool crispy 45 degrees this morning!  Have I said how much I love this time of year?

Today’s plan: Workout at the gym! And pick up a few grocery items that I need for the week.  Working on redoing the now vacant bedroom downstairs.  I bought an antique set for it this past week and am looking for pieces to accent with.  Would like to go to a few antique stores and look for decorative items. Or, read my new book and cozy up on the couch to watch a football game!

Drinking: coffee with pumpkin spice creamer

Listening to: Fox News.  The debate tonight is in St. Louis (close to me).

Reading: 1001 Arabian Nights (Kindle) and The Lotus Eater (Audio). My review book arrived yesterday!  The Cottage by Michael Phillips.  It’s pretty good out the gate. 🙂

Pondering: How strange life feels.  I had often dreamed of it being just hubby and I.  Now that we are getting closer it feels weird.  I know I will adjust.  I have just always been one to resist change. {{sigh}}