Tuesday, March 21, 2017

My Spring List

So, how many rooms have I cleaned/decluttered?  That would be zero. I did catch up on my latest missing blogs, so that's a win. And today I returned to the lovely Masseuse Irina with no longer a cyst on my neck, which made us both quite happy. There has been no responsible meal planning nor eating. I think I will have to make a grocery run for that to happen. To be honest, last night I bought a can of whipped cream and ate most of it. I can now successfully say that my yearning for canned whipped cream is now over. Possibly forever. So far we're two days into Spring - and my list is rather anemic.

Other signs of spring are ...

  • The sprinkler people came back and cranked up the sprinklers. Well, they tested them and put them on a two week delay. After all, it's Nashville, which means it could snow at any moment.
  • The landscape people came and finally pruned the knockout roses. They pruned them pretty low (I would have cut them closer to the ground), so hopefully this year I can keep them under control.
  • They also cut down the hydrangeas. You know, the ones that always give me fits about blooming and how I did not cut them at all last year and they bloomed. Well, now they are cut back again, so I am not holding out hope that they will bloom. This may be their last year.
  • Today was actually a nice warm morning, which means Minnie Cat went outside to loll about in the sun. For at least five minutes before she started scratching the screen to come back in.
Meanwhile, in NYC, Lynnette, Maribeth, and the girls have running the city. They've been to a museum, to the Disney Store, on a bus tour, and out to eat. They are having a great time seeing all the sights - I'm not sure what's on their agenda tomorrow.

I do have to praise A1 Appliance in Columbus. A few years ago they came to the rescue when GDizzle needed a dryer and Blowes had some kind of cray-crayness going on and couldn't figure out how to sell/deliver a dryer to him. A1 got the dryer to him and hooked up in no time. This weekend, GDizzle's washer gave out, so today I called A1 again, never considering Blowes. They were more than happy to accommodate us, except that the man said they didn't take credit cards over the phone. But that proved to be no problem, because all I had to do was mail them a check. And this afternoon, GDizzle was happy with his new washing machine. Now that's a superb business!

So, tomorrow I shall attempt to attack a few rooms and consider food planning. And maybe get out of the house to wog a bit. Maybe the fresh air will inspire me. At least until the pollen kicks in ...
Blessings today include: complete satisfaction and service from A1 Appliance; 60 minutes of relaxation with Irina; texting with friends; photos from NYC; Steve going out for dinner takeout

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Spring!!

Yes, today is the first day of spring. And yes, once again I have gotten behind. Welcome to my world!

But there's an advantage to Spring beginning on a Monday - it seems like a day to get things going and starting over and getting caught up. Again.

So, here's my plan. Because I'm good at making plans - not so great at following through. But a plan's a good place to start - right?

So here's my plan/hope/wish list for this first week of spring ...

1. Clean/declutter one room a day. I'm tired already ...

2. Catch up at least my most current backlog of blogging. Maybe even catch up from a long time ago backlog of blogging. Hey, a girl can dream, can't she?

3. Get my butt in gear and get out the door and do some sort of physical activity. Ewww.

4. Plan a weekly menu that involves actual decent healthy food. Okay, so now I be talking cray-cray.

Anyhoo, that's my list. Maybe the spring air has already gotten to me ...
Blessings today include: seeing Lindley, Everley, Emmatha and their moms off to the airport for their NYC trip; getting caught up on blogs from March 4-19; making future ressies for Princess weekend

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Emmatha's Birthday Party

With GDizzle reaching 100 and having his birthday in Columbus yesterday, and everybody travelling in various ways to get there to celebrate, we waited for today for Emmatha's official first birthday party. There was food and cake and gifts - and Emmatha, who was pretty nonplussed about it all. Happy Birthday Emmatha!!

Blessings today include: everyone back home after weekend travel; family birthday party; Emmatha turning 1

Saturday, March 18, 2017

GDizzle Turns 100!!

On March 16, 1917, John Winfred Davidson, Jr., was born. Today we are celebrating his birthday. He actually already has had two parties on his actual birthday, but this is his big community party. Six of his eight children will be there, along with in-laws, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. And of course, many of his friends - I'm not sure the church hall could hold all of them! So today, GDizzle, we say Happy Birthday - and thanks for all that your life has meant these 100 years!

GDizzle and his baby son

Blowing out his candles - I don't think 100 would fit on there!
Blessings today include: meeting all GDizzles friends and enjoying family time at the birthday party; safe travels for those returning home after the party; GDizzle's 100 years of life and influence

Friday, March 17, 2017

Little Girls

Today is Emmatha's first birthday. We're headed to Columbus for GDizzle's birthday party tomorrow, so we won't celebrate with her official family birthday party until Sunday. It's hard to believe that a year ago, this one was trying to escape her mother's uterus - by tearing a hole in the back of it! A year later, she's just as adventurous - and very much loved!!

Meanwhile, I picked up these two after they got out of school to head to Birmingham. Sam is speaking there tonight, so we're going to spend the night at his hotel (it has an indoor pool) and head to Columbus tomorrow. After a stop at McDonald's in Nashville (for pre-trip snackages and a potty break) and a stop at the rocket (which you know if you have ever travelled on I-65 around Huntsville), we finally made it to Birmingham, just in time for an hour of swim time. Then it was time for bed so we can get up tomorrow, pick up PawPaw at the airport and head to Columbus. GDizzle is 100!!

Blessings today include: Emmatha turns 1; picking up Everley and Lindley at school; McDonalds and rocket stops; nice lady at hotel checkin and snack bags; swimming in the hotel pool; Sam bringing dinner