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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Small Success Thursday - Out with the old and in with the new


Hello everyone, That time of the week when I join up with Catholic Mom to remember the little things we accomplish as Wives and Moms.

This past couple of weeks has been busier with the finishing up of the school year, particularly in regards to the band. (My son is a Sophomore). It is a year of transition as the long time band director is leaving and a new one is taking over. As band booster president (hubby) and the most experience band parents (Our older son graduated in '13) we an integral in the transition.

Since the school instituted the change some of this has been a bit prickly, but the outgoing band director has done a great job of keeping his chin up and maintaining a professional demeanor in such a difficult situation. I am glad it is almost over for him.

The new guy is full of ideas to bring technology into the program and hopefully reverse the membership slump we have had.  He has been a teacher at the school for years, having been the assistant director about a dozen years ago, but had decided to concentrate on teaching religion.

So exciting things going on. We have been lucky to have the outgoing director be so gracious.



Thursday, May 12, 2016

Small Success Thursday - May 12, 2016


Happy Thursday! At Catholic Mom, Thursday is a day to celebrate the small things we do to keep our lives running smoothly.

It feels like lots was going on this week. Hubby came back home from a 2 week business trip to Switzerland. It was very quite when he was gone as TheTeen was busy with rehearsing with the band for the school musical. I cooked and ate a lot of fish and no one complained.

But back to this week. Hubby endured some changes at work that surprised him. but in the end it is all good. But I took him out to dinner for food and drinks Monday night.

TheTeen has struggled with his school work\grades. I don't feel like he should be. I am wondering if he has stretched himself too thin. Trying to figure out how not to be a Helicopter parent but give him the push he needs to get it all done. Because he can get it all done.

I think I am all ready for my parent's 50th Wedding anniversary on Saturday. I prints a lot of Collage print pictures for decorations. I need to pick up last minute items such as coffee ground, milk, ice.

Linking up with Catholic Mom


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Small Success Thursday - April 21

This is the day of the week where we take inventory of the little thinks we do each week as wives/Moms.

We have had a stretch of wonderful weather. Low Humidity, temps in the 70's and 80's. I bought a sandbox for TheToddler (my grandson) and he has been loving playing outside. Wee enjoyed Sunday dinner on the deck.

I finally bought myself a new laptop. Something that has been on my mind for a while.

Finally, I got good news last week, my contract is being renewed through the end of the year and while no promises, they hope to keep my around longer. Woo-hoo.

Linking up with Catholic Mom

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Small Success Thursday - April 14


Hi Everyone, time for that day of the week when we reflect on the day to day minutia that we forget we accomplished this week.

#1. Writing this post on Wednesday because Thursdays are busy for me.

As I attempt to not get too worried that my current work contract expired June18th and I am not confident that the current IT services company to pays my paycheck has more work in my niche area. I have been blessed that I have only had 1 week without an assignment and recruiters regularly send me emails. Once again I think the current client would love to pick me up full time, but they don;t have the funds/position. But we will see. What an emotional roller coaster.

Last post I wrote about my bloodwork. My blood sugar is good, but my calcium is up and I am being sent for a parathyroid scan. I got that scheduled for a week from Friday. I also scheduled my annual Women's exam.

Have a wonderful week.

Linking up with Catholic Mom

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Small Success Thursday - Easter Edition


Hello to both my readers, LOL!

I have not written a post in a while.My Thursdays got busy, so this week I am creating this Wednesday night. But I have been accomplishing all sorts of things:

Planning for Mom and Dad's 50th anniversary party is progressing. I got the last of the addresses I needed and starting to get some RSVPs. Plans are coming together for decorations, dessert and soft drinks.

Home: I got 2 bags of top soil in my pitiful garden plot. My list of vegetables to plant starts with bush beans and tomatoes. More to come

I completed a 9-week exercise program. I plan to start over form the beginning next week. I am trying to take walks when it is nice outside. I also made an appointment for my annual physical and med check. I was smart enough to ask for orders for bloodwork. I went Monday and the results have been posted to my online account. My A1C blood sugar is down from last time and I am still firmly in the pre-diabetes camp. I hope to keep moving backwards, thus the exercise program. I am pretty happy with the other numbers too.

Linking up with Catholic Mom.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Small Success Thursday - Ordinary days


Happy Thursday everyone,

I am feeling ordinary, numbered, one foot in front of the other these days. But that is part of the reason that SST exists over at Catholic Mom, A Mom's life can easily be wash, rinse, repeat and the objective here is to look at the ordinary to see the awesome things we have accomplished.

We have eaten at home for dinner this week. I currently have a pkg of frozen pork chops sitting under running water to thaw a bit so I can separate them and toss them in the crockpot.

I did get a start on my taxes. I have done a little bit of sewing on my quilt.

I just need to remember that this ordinary time is preparing me for the desert of lent that begins next week.

Linking u with Catholic Mom,

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Small Success Thursday

Happy Thursday, the day of the week when we take time to reflect on the little things we do each week that we tend to forget about.

My city  was on the edge of last weekend's big snow storm. We got some flurries, Instead we spent a good part of Saturday with the 16YO and his fellow band members at the annual Solo and Ensemble contest. I think the freshman gorl percussionist was a bit overwhelmed when the six guys and their parents sat in on her session. LOL! It was fun even though I had a list of Things To Do.

I did finally get on my sewing machine. I am slowly working on a black and white quilt. My Flying geese blocks are now in pairs. My sewing machine is in the same space and the 16YO's XBOX. and we don;t work well together.

Lastly I had the grandson over last night while both of his parents were in class. He's tall enough to reach all of the light switches and takes advantage of it. We built and tore up the wooden train tracks, read some books and watched a little bit of TV. My son borrowed our vehicle since his is in the shop. He came home and said the oil light came on which is why the 16YO paid a visit to the Auto parts store and were adding 2 qts of oil at 9 PM last night. It will go in for an oil change this weekend.

Linking up with Catholic Mom.