Turtle Speed but Finding Ourselves

Good morning! Sipping coffee here and trying to get the day going. Here is the little turtle with the “bobble head” that I had lost in the office move. It was in the basement in the lost box with the plants. He’s happy bobbing his head again. Bless his heart. It’s amazing he was found. He’s been with me a lot of years. I don’t even remember where he came from. But I really missed him when he was gone.

And here is the new hairstyle after I washed it and basically DID NOTHING to it but put a little mouse in it and scrunch it – after it was already dry. This works for me. I tried to get this scrunchy bob look in my thirties and forties and my hair would not do it. I can’t believe it is doing it now. If I try to grow my hair long again, ya’ll remind me – it ain’t for me! I just can’t tame it and deal with it long. I look more groomed and less of a wild woman with it short and tamed, lol.

This is picking up and going after working to get some voiceovers done in my videos and then rushing off to work. Minimal time for make up and beauty efforts. Plus I have no one to impress. I’m in an office by myself most all day working with numbers, spreadsheets, and an old DOS based kind of program, and email. So not a bad “do” for darting out the door. Today is day 2 and it’s much straighter and I will use a hair dryer brush to put some style and body into it. Anxious to see how that works. But I like the curl when it dries by itself.

I have to put the little clip in though because that one “curtain bang” on that side gets in my eyes/face and drives me NUTS! And I’m already there at the NUT stage so it wasn’t doing me any favors. Let me say again how much I’m enjoying just the lightweightness of it, having gotten rid of what seemed like two pounds of hair, lol.

I’ve been able to make some progress yesterday morning, as mentioned, with the next movie. This one is in line with a lot of others I’ve done. It gets into us having some fun and getting out into the community. I’ll work on it more this weekend. But I doubt I’ll be able to upload this weekend since we will be gone some of Sunday. We’ll see though!

I’ve also spent some time thinking on my niche and goals with the blog and videos. I have been wanting to do that for a while and my head has been in other places. I’m starting to think about 2023 goals and aligning myself with whatever I decide to work on. As you know it’s all a slow go, turtle speed because of working FT and now, also, the part time (almost full time) job of taking care of Mom, as that involves several hours during the week.

Speaking of Mom, we had dinner at her house last night. I’m not sure what is going on with the HOA, but she sent the next check in and they cashed it. So at least she is showing she is paying it. No one will talk to her on the phone. I’ve asked if she wanted me to handle it and she said no. So hopefully they have not place a lien on her house as they said they were going to. (She was sending payments in and they would send them back and then call and say she owed money.) I don’t know if she was sending it to the wrong place and got it figured out. She says a different place is cashing them now – a different company. All I know is she asked for the filing cabinet so she could keep it all straight and that made me wonder if she might have sent it to the wrong place. She didn’t seem upset about it anymore so I wondered if it all got straight and maybe she had just sent to the wrong people. I can’t imaging the right people sending money back, lol. We’ll never know I guess.

We took her the filing cabinet. I’ve been trying to find a new one for here to replace that one that was going to go in here. I was going to be setting it up this weekend as we had moved the bed out. I’m so glad she asked for it when she did and I didn’t have to “RE – Move all my files”. That would have made me angry. So I’ve picked out one I really like but it’s in the three hundreds. I’m trying to decide if I really want it or just stick with plastic. The plastic sticks and is hard to open and close. I find I just don’t want to even file with it. So I think it would be worth having in here and I would use it often. I’m trying to decide if I want to save up or just bite the bullet and order it. I’ll likely do the 2nd option since George told me to. I am going to use it for storing notes and ideas too. Instead of keeping them all in notebooks and folders and across all my desk. I think it’ll be worth it. I have had a little windfall come to me and also we’ll have a tax return. George bought a ukulele, lol. So…..yeah, I think I’ll decide today and have the order placed by weekend and get my office back like I want it.

In recent days, I’ve set an appointment for Mom to get her hair cut. I got mine done so she wants to get hers done. And I’m setting an appointment soon for us to get our toes done. I was going to do mine next week but now taking her to get hair done, that might change to the following week. We’ll see – lots of things on the schedule so I’ll have to try to see how to spread things out.

Mom’s watch that syncs with her phone “died” and she has ordered a replacement so we’ll have to go pick that up at the AT&T store. And Fancy pants was having a tummy issue yesterday. She said that what we set up with her “google voice” on the remote control was no longer working but when we got there it worked fine.

I told Mom that maybe one day we would show up and something good will have happened. It seems like there is only bad news always when we see her. I pray for her to have good things happen to her though the day but I guess it is just life. Everything breaks and bad news comes more frequently than it used to. I ask God often to help us have some good days and he brings them. I’ll pray that for her too.

She told me I woke her up when I texted her the other day. I guess it was early in the morning and I returned a text she texted me when I was asleep. So I guess I should wait until after I get to work to text back. She told me ducks were quacking as it texted and it sounded like people babbling in her sleep. But I figured she told me that to remind me not to text that early. Since ducks flying overhead is not really newsworthy, lol. She said when she woke up she realized ducks were flying over made the people babbling noise in her sleep and not my text sound. She will often wrap details up inside other stories to make a point. So I figured it was the texting and waking her up was the message she was sending. Noted. Don’t text before 8. And George wonders why I analyze everything. lol. I’m always trying to catch the secret meanings of what’s behind door number 3. Wasn’t that a game show? I think my life has been some kind of game show in itself.

We are looking forward to tomorrow – a complete day of doing things we need to do here. So many things to do to stay afloat. I suppose I will do a blog entry at some point this weekend.

I’ll be focused on finishing the sun room, finding my summer clothes – mainly PJ’s. I have to make sure George didn’t send them to Mom’s so it’s worth finding them a week early as I”ll want them next week. My one consolation is that if these are missing – he’ll have to bite the bullet and I’ll get all new summer PJ’s, shoes, and purses, lol. So I am no longer dreading not finding them. If they are missing I shall shop! But there’s been too many times I go to find my stuff and it’s missing, only to have been sent to Mom’s. ::sigh::

We have a lot we want to do to be put on the schedule. So it happens. If you don’t get it scheduled it doesn’t happen. So time to plan. Also need to do some shopping for my filing cabinet in here, organize the office back, work on my video, do our laundry, set up the puzzle table, work on some goals, clean the house, plan our easter meal and next week. Try to see what patio table Mom wants to order and what cabinet she wants to order for her laundry room. I don’t have time to shop for myself other than Amazon so unless we do something on a Sunday now that we do church, or after work, then it will just have to be done online. There is no extra time to gallavort about everywhere shopping for things. I invented a new word, lol. I lost that luxury long before Mom joined the picture.

Anyway, I’m going to go style hair. It’s casual day today and I’m wearing jeans and a sweat shirt. I have a lot going on at work. Deep into quarter end. I was ahead but something happened in the system that caused us not to balance on the reconciliation. I’ve looked for it for over a week. Finally had to have help as I often do not know where to look or what reports to compare. My boss has been doing it so long she can walk in and know what reports to pull. I learn more every time. I got further this time than last time. But now I’m needing to work on withholding returns for each state and also unemployment returns. So just a lot to do and next week the month will be half over and it’s a shorter week and a holiday week so more to do there. I don’t want to have to work a Saturday so I’m going to have to figure out how to get everything done. I’m having to leave on so many days on time so I get to doc appointments, self care appts, and dinners at Mom’s or elsewhere, so it’s hard to stay late. I don’t want to give up my morning time either. I already give up Tuesdays, lol. ::sigh:: It’s always hard trying to fit everything into these windows of time we have.

And truly the last week, I’ve just been exhausted by nightfall. It seems about 8:30 at night I feel almost faint and washed out. The energy just completely falls and I’m so wiped out I have no choice but to fall into bed. And that I do.

Life is certainly full. Much like the bobble head turtle – we’ll get things done, and find ourselves, but it’s a slow go. We will sit and bobble our heads and figure it out. lol

What are you wanting to do this weekend?

4 responses to “Turtle Speed but Finding Ourselves”

  1. Hi Sonya, I’m glad that you have a ….home day….tomorrow and that you get everything you want done and find your summer bits and pieces…..I think we are having a quiet weekend…but when I say that the opposite often happens so I will see. I do know my Great Niece Sam and her boy friend are coming over tomorrow late afternoon. It’s very rarely that we see them so it will be nice. I think she said they had something to ask me or tell me. Whatever it is I suspect it will be about …money!!!…..I think they think I am a Mrs Moneybags LOL. but think they are in for a surprise this time !!! Take care have a lovely weekend, hope you get to church on Sunday. God Bless

  2. Lady! You have great hair. Thank your mom.
    I got my mom’s baby fine hair. Maybe good for babies 👶 but not old ladies 😅
    For whatever reason WP will rarely let me “like” a comment or a comment “like “. Got it? LoL
    I hope to get some peace ✌️ & rest this weekend. Throw in a little bit of housework. Just a little 😇
    Short hair…don’t care! Shake it…like a Polaroid picture… lol 👋

    • I have trouble commenting on others sometimes too! I’m not sure why. I reduced my security so people could comment. You definitely have to be logged in from whatever source you are using. Thanks for the hair comments! 🙂

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