Tuesday, June 30, 2015

no paper

Duke and I are at a bit of a loss right now. The paper hasn't arrived. We've taken our walk and are now waiting. So, I updated by reading list. Seems like I'm a bit behind. I've ready 28 books so far this year. But, I did manage to clear off my Nook and am now only allowing myself a 5 book backlog. Work today and then Town Hall after. I need to stop by and sign some papers.

Ready for our long holiday weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

wednesday do over

While today is Thursday, it is going to be a repeat of Wednesday for me. I have to work on Saturday. Once a year the association leadership comes to town to meet, set goals, network, and socialize. This Saturday is that time.

So, I'll be at the office on Saturday from 7:30 until we are finished and then I'll go home, get hubby, and head downtown for the dinner portion of the event. At least he can come with me and we can make a date night out of it.

I'll have Sunday off and then back to work on Monday. I do get a comp day, which I will take on Thursday. Six days on, one day off, three days on, 4 days off. By the time we are well into that first full week of July, I'll be truly out of sorts!

Off to walk. The birds are singing. The heat is rising.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


I woke at 3:30 AM and decided I need more sleep.  I then slept until 5:45. UGH. No walk this morning. Quick chat with the hubby. Breakfast. Lunch made. Paper skimmed. Time to get ready for work!

In other news: the boy is home, I'm chair of the library board for another term, it is still super hot, and the week plods on.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Library Board meeting.
The boy comes home!

That is all. That is enough. Enjoy your Tuesday.

Monday, June 22, 2015

too early

I guess the busy week ahead was weighing on my mind. I woke at 4:30 and the last dream I had was a honey bees. Busy as a bee? Hmmm. Guess my subconscious is telling me something.

It is going to be a very hot week with a heat index of well over 100 every day.

The hubby is off to Arkansas for a work session. The boy comes home from camp on Tuesday. I have two meetings and a hair cut appointment. I think we have a few more things going on as well.

Here we go. Full steam ahead.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

the curl is on

I've been letting my hair go curly this past week as the humidity, heat index, and actual temperature are not conducive to taming this mess. Better to embrace the curl than try and straighten the locks.

The result, well, most everyone asked if I got a perm. Perm? Do they even do that at the salons anymore? Nope, no perm. All me. Just sans the big round brush, some extra product, as well as some extra time.

I'm enjoying the break from a styled look and am having fun with my wild hair.

It is like a hair vacation! The bigger, the curlier, the wilder the better. Yep.

Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Woke at 5:30 again. I guess I need to set an alarm!! We got our walk in, but I'm missing that extra half hour to putter around before I have to get moving towards the office.


In other news, the USWNT won their group and will advance. Yippee!! More soccer in our future. Always a good thing.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Not sure why I didn't wake at my normal time, but I'm a half hour behind today. I did manage to get our walk in and breakfast is underway. Not much time for anything else!

Hello, Tuesday. Good to see you.

Monday, June 15, 2015


My three day weekend went by much too quickly and I'm just not feeling this whole Monday thing. Nope. Not one bit.

That is all.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

my friday

Seems like such a long time ago that I had every Friday off. I miss those steady three day weekends. But, full time work does have its advantages. I do have tomorrow off as I have taken a day of PTO to endure a trifecta of medical appointments. It will be good to get them all out of the way.

So, today is my Friday!

Tomorrow the boy will come home for a visit. It will be good to spoil and fuss over him a bit. He's doing well at his university camp, but he seems ready to be home for a bit.

So, enjoy your weekend! Mine starts at 3:30 today. Sharp.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

gray skies

Gray skies. The sun is hiding this morning. I think the rain is going to try and move in today. I haven't looked at the radar yet, but the lack of sunshine seems to indicate a wet start to the morning.

In other gray sky news, had a text from my boss. He over did it yesterday and had to take a sleeping pill.....at 3:00 a.m. this morning. Sort of doubting he will be in today, and we have a ton of things to do. UGH. But, severely sprained, ligament/tendon damaged ankle/foot trumps the National Meeting.

If it rains during my lunch break, I guess I will head over to Target to pick up a few things. I have walked the last two days. It has been hot, but not horrible. Always makes me feel better to get out of the office and away from the desk and computer.

Off to take a few steps.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


So, in case you didn't know, the FIFA women's world cup is happening right now up in Canada. The US played Australia last night and came away with a 3-1 win. They got off to a shaky start. If you ask my girls, they looked like sh!t for the first 20 minutes. Thank goodness Solo was in the goal and was able to make two awesome saves. Whatever her personal issues, she is the best female goalie in the world. With goals from Rapinoe and Press, we clinched it.

I love watching these matches. I love watching them with my girls. So much fun. On to the next match. Up next, Sweden. Bittersweet that one, as their coach was coached our team.

Good to have the beautiful game on the telly this month.

Monday, June 8, 2015

hello summer

Well, hello summer. Opened the door to let Duke out to fetch the paper and was greeted with a blast of hot, moist, thick air.

Summer has arrived.

Morning walks are just not quite as refreshing when the humidity is sauna-esque. But, walk we must.
Off we go!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

program fun

Today we will be editing and formatting the content for the preliminary program. Lovely. It will make the day fly. It will give me a chance to pick out some sessions to highlight in the September issue of the magazine. It will not be that bad.


Only 57 pages. Only 57 pages. Only 57 pages.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015


I started working on National Meeting materials yesterday. Yikes. The meeting is in November. Yes, it is that time. This will be the first year I take the lead on these projects and it is a bit intimidating. But, it will all get accomplished and things will be just fine.

We've arranged for the boy to come home for a visit/weekend. Opting out of the Nashville trip, he'd rather spend some time at home. Sounds good to me. So, hubby will drive down and get him on a Friday afternoon and then we will take him back on Sunday. After that weekend, he will only have two weeks to go until the session wraps up. It will be interesting to hear his stories and to see what grades he earns in those two classes.

In other news, it is a crisp 61 outside this morning. Hope that means we will see the sun today as the cloud layer has moved out and some clear skies have moved in.

Off we go! Hump Day!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

runny babbit

A few days ago, I let Duke out to fetch the paper like we do every morning. Except this time, a very fluffy rabbit was sitting across the road on the sidewalk. Said rabbit was frozen in place hoping to avoid being seen. Duke sensed the rabbit, but couldn't quite see him in the shadows. It is still a bit dark at 5:00 a.m. Today the cheeky rabbit was in our drive way as I opened the door. It darted across the road as we left the house. Thank goodness Duke was more intent on watering the bushes and didn't see him/her. So, no chasing after the dog chasing after the rabbit.


Odds are the rabbit would make a fine escape as a young bunny is much quicker than an 11 year old hound.

I know they are both quicker than a 50 year old. LOL

Monday, June 1, 2015

the struggle is real

Back to blogging. Back to walking. The struggle is very real this morning. After a lovely weekend, Monday has arrived. No rain at the moment. Yeah! Although my plants are loving it.

The boy is doing well, according to what he is telling us, in his two classes. He called yesterday to talk to wish his Dad a happy birthday. Good Stuff. He had just been to mass and was on his way to lunch with the group. I guess laundry was also in his future.

We went up the road to a friend's house for a party/cookout. Their oldest was in town from back east. Had fun catching up with the couple who coached the girls way back when.

In other news, we went to see the new Mad Max movie on Saturday. Wow. Lots of action. Edge of your seat stuff. Then we went to an Italian restaurant we'd not tried before. Delicious. Think the leftovers are in my future for lunch today.

Okay, that's it. Time to get to walking.