Friday, May 23, 2008


Ohmyword, I'm really looking forward to this weekend, and the chance to get caught up on some household projects. It has been such a busy week, and I am relishing the thought of doing some spring cleaning, and sneaking in some front porch sitting and sweet tea sipping, too!

Rusty is going to tackle the monstrous task of staining the decks, so soon I'll be ready to plant the wisteria over the harbor and the veggies in the deck planters. Rusty insists I wait until after he stains, something about those toxins on our otherwise pure fruits and vegetables. I have been chomping at the bit to dig into the dirt , so it looks like I can at least head to the nursery and start selecting the plants. There is something so affirming about gardening; small seeds or starter plants, with little more than water and sunlight, break forth in towering vines laden with tomatos and peppers, ripe for the picking. When the perennials bloom for the first time each spring it is like a little miracle before my eyes, I really am surprised that it "works", time and time again.

I have been feeling very burdened and overwhelmed, and needing some encouragement. Today, finally, the sun is shining and the birds are singing... giving me hope that spring might finally be here. Just as the earth is shining forth in renewal, my spirit, too, can sense a glimmer of growth and hope.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Just a thought...

Why is it that the quote to have the carpet cleaned was $130.00 on Friday, but today, when another team came, it was $500.00? And why did I feel apologetic when I tried to insist that they honor their original quote? I mean, it wasn't like it was my fault, right? I was especially perturbed when todays guy was talking to the main office and explaining that it was a space about 10' x 20', they couldn't do the whole room because of all the furniture... giving the impression that I was unwilling to move the furniture. Hello! It was only the middle of the room because that was the only area I wanted cleaned. Grrr! I just had the feeling I was being taken advantage of, and I don't like that feeling.
OK, sorry to vent, but I do feel better now. Sort of.

Monday, May 05, 2008


Things occupying my every waking (and some sleeping!) thought...
  • Rusty's 40th birthday is this weekend.
  • The fact that I only decided this morning to have a surprise party for him- this weekend. Yikes!
  • Teacher Appreciation Week this week
  • The fact that I am a room mom for both daughter's classes, and for the first time ever, I don't really have a plan beyond today. Yikes!
  • Summer Camp sign ups are due
  • The fact that I don't know who is going to which camp or when. I also have no idea if we can afford all they want to do. Yikes!
  • The last day of school is June 5th
  • The fact that I need to plan an end of year party and have given it zero thought, and I only have 4 weeks. Yikes!
  • I have lots of work that needs to be processed this week.
  • The fact that my brain seems to be dwelling on school and family. Yikes!

I guess I better quit blogging and start planning.