Friday, April 8, 2011

Ten Things

It's Friday again, and I'm wondering if I can come up with ten seems the delayed Spring is affecting my mood.  Here goes:
 1.  I feel like I've been in a creative funk.  Or rather, I am working on some things, but I feel like completing them is taking forever, or there are so many things I want to make, but I have limited time, I don't know.  It's sort of a rushed feeling--or a not-enough-time feeling--does that make sense? 

2. In general, I'm battling an overall crabby mood (mine) around the house.  And I feel like I'm nagging myself.  And nobody responds well to nagging.  I think it's time to give myself some grace.

3. Remember these pillows that I recovered recently?  Well, even all prettied up, they're still a thorn in my side because I'm still finding them all over the floor.  I am seriously contemplating following Larissa's lead and pitching them.  And I may also pare down the blanket collection in the family room too for the same reason.
 4.  Caitlin was sent home from school yesterday with a temperature of 101.5, so she's home again today.  I was on my way to Lowe's yesterday to buy garden soil so I could finally get started on our veggies when I got the call from the nurse.  I may take her over there today, but it's supposed to rain today...maybe I'll just do it tomorrow when the weather is supposed to improve.  Sigh.  Delayed gratification can be difficult.
 5.  We have one more Lenten supper to go.  This Wednesday night is a special night at our church.  It is the actual anniversary date of our church's founding--150 years!  I'm looking forward to the celebration, but I will also be very glad to have this year's suppers behind me.
 6.  We are planning our summer vacation already.  It looks like we're going to take a road trip to Niagara Falls and then over to Toronto.  This means passports for the kids.  Would you believe I have an appointment at the post office for the kids' passports for 8:30 on a Saturday morning?  I don't even want to think about how early that is!  I don't know the last time all five of us rolled out to be anywhere by 8:30 in the morning. 
 7.  Kristyn left a great comment last week about dinner recipes to help get through baseball season.  It's a great one to think over.  Right now, I'm stumped!  All of Bobby's weeknight games are scheduled for 6:00, and he probably has to be at the field by 5:45 at the latest.  I want the kids (and the adults, if we can) to eat before the game.  Eating dinner at 8:00 on a school night is not conducive to a peaceful bedtime.  So, that leaves us eating dinner around 5:00, 5:15 at the latest.  I'll let you know what we come up with.
 8.  I have not been taking pictures.  Maybe looking through the camera will help me see things in a more positive light.  Pulling up some of these old pictures has been a treat.  See how stinkin' cute Bobby was?
 9.  Hey--I'm all the way to nine!  That's kind of a cheat, isn't it?
10.  I'm going to take a deep breath and go plan something fun for all of us for tonight.

1 comment:

Kristyn Knits said...

Sounds like I'm not the only one with a rainy-day-kind-of-mood. I'm SO ready for the sun to shine consistently! And I'm working on those mealtime ideas too. I'll let you know what I come up with as well. Happy Weekend Meg!