Well, it wasn’t a particularly exciting week. So not really a lot to blog about. So I just played my little Farmville Tropical Island game to wake up with coffee the last two days. The Bob’s Red Mill order came in and now I’ll have oatmeal to go for some time. For some reasons the stores no longer have this and this is a really good oatmeal with no added sugars and flax and chia seeds. I’m not sure why it’s not in the stores and selling. I suppose the demand lies with those with sugar. But America is coming around the curve I suppose. Maybe one day we’ll have some healthy drive-thru’s with gourmet salads that actually taste good.
I didn’t get much accomplished on the list this week, I’m not sure why other than I did work til 6 a couple of days and had errands to run after on two of them – one including the store. So I guess that is why. Then eat/watch show with George and then on to bed.
George and I have been watching Season 3 of the Durrells in Corfu this week. And we watched some of Frankie and Grace on Netflix as well now that we have streaming and can get it. The Durrells came in on DVD. We still do that by mail b/c George has some 300 movies to watch. If you like to watch oldies – they are there. But they don’t have a wide selection of the new stuff that comes out it seems for DVD. When we switched it opened up so much else to watch.
So yeah, not much done on the “to do”, but at least making strides toward things. I did get Mom’s fit bit charged. Now I have to download the app again to be reminded of what this version can/will do to see if it is what she needs or wants. She wants to track heart but I don’t think mine will do that. I could be wrong. I think it just does the steps. I’ll know soon.
George and I cannot really believe that we are booked up for Saturday’s through Oct and November – it’s not like hugely booked all day but there is at least one thing per Saturday going on – either in the morning or evening. And we have our trip of course planned to see Katy and Cody. WE had one day open in October and I had that one day in October reserved to do a seafood fest with Mom and went to talk to George about it and he had tentatively scheduled a golf game with friend Jack and another guy. (????? Of all things. Golf. He doesn’t even play golf.) So I’m not sure what will happen. Will it be us doing a seafood fest for Mom or George playing golf with friends from work? We shall see what he chooses.
We are wondering about having time to shop for Christmas. WE used to plan excursion weekends to go to various places and do big shopping. Not as many to buy for now, some are getting gift cards and it’s just not the big shopping event that it used to be nor big Christmas events that it used to be. We will make it special for those that are still here the best way we can. I used to feel sorry for family’s that didn’t have big Christmases. Now that we are in the part of life where we don’t have the big Christmases, I’ve decided I’m somewhat ok with it. I have my memories. And if family comes we will have as big of a Christmas that we can and will enjoy it. We will make our own the best way we can with family and friends.
Christmases change as one goes through their life – at least mine. We used to have a Christmas at home (and still do) and had one at each parents and then we’d go to each of the grandparents. It was almost too busy then and a whirlwind. Very tiring but very fun. As people pass away and get older that phase changes, as kids get older that phase changes, and then there are the family that is far away – like my Aunt and Uncle and Katy and Cody. We see them when we can. And Mom which is an hour and a half away and it’s just enough that to put a 3 hour round trip drive with dogs in tow and requires planning. And then there is the family that is aloof and not really wanting to participate which automatically by default eliminates the shopping and makes it smaller scale. So all those things combine for a much smaller Christmas and a much smaller shopping excursions. So we will make it special for those still around and wanting to participate. And if no family interested we’ll have our own little Christmas and celebrate with friends in January for our Winter Solstice fun amidst our hibernation period, lol.
I think Katy and Cody will get to come for Christmas. I’m not sure when. I will also have to work some on the weekends (Sunday before Christmas) because it takes 2.5 days to close payroll and we’ll have a Tues and Wed we are off and people are still going to want to get paid. So I’ll have to come in Sunday and Monday before Christmas. And with year end stuff I’ll have very little time to take vacay time during that period. If I had a child at home that would be a big huge problem but I don’t so I think it will work out well. At least I will be free at night so we can do dinner if they (Katy and Cody) come to town.
Just writing about all this makes me anxious. I’m not sure why. I guess it’s the following:
- Life is always so busy.
- There is never enough time to do all the things you intend and spend time with family you need to.
- Mom is getting older and she is far enough away we can’t easily tend to her, let alone find time to just visit for fun
- It makes me sad in a way – even though I say I’m ok about smaller scale Christmases and having no vacay days during the holidays. I’m still adjusting. I’d rather take it when having things to do with my time – like a trip. It’s ok it’s just different.
- If George goes and plays golf should I plan a shopping excursion or some hiking time with my friends?
I guess just a lot of thoughts going through my head. But God says not to be anxious for anything so I will let it go and Let God and let Him have it like have done so many other times.
I saw this on FB and thought it was funny. Karma does have a way of comin’ ’round. lol
So we are incredibly busy today with going to the vet to get Maisy her shot and then onto a baby shower in Nashville around 1 and then on to dinner tonight with friends with our Crotchety Gourmet group.
I will get to rest tomorrow – well – do household chores, work on the list, do a devo, and all those things. So free time tomorrow but it’s not really free – just get to pick and choose which chores and to do’s to work on, lol.
And I’ll go and leave a private blog entry now. But you all have a great weekend! Oh and Maisy is feeling much better!