Sunday Salon

Sunday Salon – Fallish feel

Time: 9:32

Scene: It’s a beautiful sunny morning!  The sky is the deepest blue! Can’t wait to get out and enjoy the day.

 Today’s Plan: Laundry, few outside chores, meal plan for the week, and maybe a bicycle ride.

Drinking: my first cup of coffee with peppermint mocha creamer

Listening to: Fox News coverage of Hurricane Irma.  Jeremy is no longer in the path of the storm.

Reading:

1) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – will have to pick this one up much later

2) Captivating – bed time read…crashing at night

3) The 5 Love Languages

Pondering: This strange feeling of empty nest.  Grandma is all we have left.  She isn’t really any trouble.  I just keep food cooked, medicine boxes filled, and have books and puzzles available for her.  You would think that I have a lot of free time but I don’t.  I am however getting to workout more often.  Holy cow!  three days a week!  I can use the washing machine any day of the week that I want to.  I don’t have to worry about anyone else getting their clothes washed.  I load my dishwasher as soon as I dirty a dish.  Grandma usually runs it when it is full.  All in all this is not as bad as it first seemed. 🙂

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Sunday Salon

Sunday Salon – Dog Days of Summer

Time: 9:50

Scene: It a hazy warm morning.  The August heat has returned to the Midwest..

 Today’s Plan: Continue to work on the deck.  Cook a meal for grandma and Jeremy.  Do a load of laundry

Drinking: French Vanilla coffee

Listening to: a chainsaw run, FOX News, and the washing machine.

Reading:

1) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – will have to pick this one up much later

2) Captivating – bed time read…crashing at night

3) The Time Traveler’s Wife

Pondering:  We have been working on the outside of our home now for over a month. Started with a new roof.  We had our patio poured this past week and worked on the steps out the door and the deck off our bedroom yesterday.  All must be in place before the siding goes on. The sliding door for the walkout basement has been postponed until Tuesday because of the Eclipse tomorrow, which was the original date.

  Our son only has 16 days before he leaves and we’re almost done in his room.  He will have to get packed and ready the week before.  It’s amazing how much he seems to have matured these past few weeks.
Some pictures of our outside work (more to come):
 
 
Sunday Salon

Sunday Salon – Weekend At Home

Time: 7:00 am

 

Scene: Its’ a beautiful Sunday morning!  The sun is shining and there is a cool gentle breeze.

 

 Today’s Plan: We worked on the house yesterday so we have some clean up and yard work to do today.  All my inside work was done yesterday while our son and hubby worked on the house.  Possibly take a bike ride later in the afternoon/evening.

 

 Drinking: That wonderful first cup of coffee with chocolate caramel creamer.

 

Listening to: The sound of silence.  Everyone is still asleep or resting quietly in their beds.

 

  Reading:

1) Solitude

2) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

3) Captivated

4) The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

 Pondering: All the reorganization that must be done around here.  When our son leaves his twin bedroom furniture will be given to a friend and I will fix his room up as an extra spare room.  Then the laundry room and pantries need to be cleaned out.  As you can see by the count down on my sidebar we are moving fast toward our son’s ship out date.  We still have some things to get ready for him to leave.  Anxious, excited, worried, happy… all these feelings are going through both hubby and myself.
Well, I’m off to enjoy this wonderful day outside.  Hope it is a great one where ever you are!
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Sunday Salon – Sister Time

Scene:

It’s early and it is already steamy outside.  The sun is shining very brightly.

 Today’s Plan:

Our three families are going on a float trip!  It will only take about five hours but we need to find a nice wet place to stay cool.  The kids need to get out of the house.  Then we will come home, clean up, and go out for MEXICAN (thanks for the idea Barbara!) for our sons 19th birthday!

 Drinking
Coffee with hazelnut creamer
Listening to:
I can hear a few stiring downstairs but other than that it’s pretty quiet.
 Reading:

Reading has been slow this summer.  Good thing I got a good jump on my yearly goal!

1)Solitude

2)The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

 Pondering:
 All the things I need to do when summer is gone.  There is a ton of cleaning out and reorganizing that I need to do.  We don’t need to keep a big stocked pantry downstairs anymore.  We will be cooking very lightly for just the three of us.  I’m ready for this next chapter in our lives.
Hope you all have a beautiful Sunday.  I am off to get the family ready for a day at the river!
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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
Sunday Salon

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!
Sunday Salon

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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