Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Yes, I'm still here!

It's been a while since I last blogged. It has been a whirlwind of; end of school year, family visiting, and husband finishing internship, and my new chuch calling. Whewwww...

Krystan finished 5th grade. She will be attending Meigs Middle School here in Florida next school year. She is glad the summer is here. She will be attending two Girls Camp sessions. 1st in Alabama with Aunt Polly and the 2nd here with the rest of the young women here in Florida.

Olivia finished 4th grade and can't wait for 5th grade field trips next year. The 5th grade goes on several for their aeronautical studies for the year. I hope she knows how much studying that she is going to have to do.

We have had family in town that past several weeks and will have more in the next few. It's nice being close to family again but will probably wear off by end of the summer.

And I was issued a calling as the new Relief Society president here in Ft Walton Beach, FL. I have mixed feeling about this. Secretary was nice! I have my work cut out for me. There are lots of missing links here. There was no current food storage program to motivate members before I was asked to teach on the 5th Sunday, back in December. There are about 3-7 people that attend enrichment activities at a time. Yes, you heard me and yes, we are a ward. And we are a transcient ward with all the EOD and other military families. Hopefully, getting back to the basics in the handbook will help with some of the issues. I have put my total faith in God that he will lead me and my counselors in the direction that the sisters need most. At least I didn't have one comment on Sunday about my "Deer in the Headlight" look.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

April 10, 2008

Leaves and Leaves oh my! Today was supposed to be a day to unload everything out of the sewing room but…. I was called to go to the school and help the 4th grade students finish their art-in-action project. Brayers and black transfer medium and pastels and newspapers… It was so much fun!

I did that for about an hour and a half and then went to pick up a special type of milk for my lactose sensitive daughter. I love driving to Niceville. It is so quiet compared to Eglin and Beal Parkway. I also had to pick up some chips for the weekend. On the way home, I stopped by a very off-limits restaurant but sooo good "Jim n Nicks". If you want southern-style BBQ this is the local place that does it right. But today I had a southern burger and fries and a large Coke. And it has spoken back like a sassy child.

We are having the missionaries and about 16 other people + us 4 for dinner Saturday night. Hopefully the rain will hold off. I would like to stage the basketball court with tables and chairs instead of having everyone in the house. We cut the grass this evening and I weeded the flower beds. Now if the dollar weed were real dollars; I could pay to have it pulled by someone else's hands.

The front yard is starting to look like a yard again. It was half dead after last year's drought. So it was cleaned and thatched and we are reseeding it. I have planted knockout roses and yellow daisy bush plants in the front oval bed. And there is a sweet jasmine to creep up the form between the windows. I paid one of my daughter's friends to help them clean up all the leaves and acorns from the live oak in the front yard. Two hours later and 15+ bags of mulch and leaves and acorns. At first I said $5.00 each. Then I felt bad when I saw the amount of stuff they had cleaned up. So I ordered barbeque chicken pizza for them and they each had a cookie dough ice cream cone. They were having so much fun. And I don't believe in slave or child labor, at least not where the neighbors can witness. HaaHaa (My parents never paid me to do the lawn. And my price is way too high.) So, I also offered to take them to see Nim's Island again after piano lessons on Saturday.

It's 8:39 and I need a shower and some ice cream "for me" before bed. Tomorrow back to the same old diet and maybe my muscles will let me get out of bed in the morning. Until then…

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Starting Point

I am beginning the cleaning out phase of my sewing room. I started about 2 weeks ago by laying vinyl wood-grain flooring in my storage closet and powder room. I also painted the old paneling white. It was a beginning but the rest of the area is much more complicated. I have 5 sewing machines 1 embroidery/sewing machine and 2 sergers. So the logistics are interesting. I have several things that need painting and recovering. The IKEA shelving that we cut down need painting the same color. And the sewing area tables need painting and the tops need new vinyl covering. That is just the beginning. So, One thing at a time!!! Right now I need the 730 to go to the doctor for a tune-up. With it out of the way I am not tempted to start a new project…