Friday, May 18, 2012

Five Facts for Friday

Sheesh! I just go schlepping through life and all of a sudden it's Friday again! There's always stuff rattling around in my brain but somehow it never arrives here!  I'm thinkin' I kinda like this Friday facts thingie because it forces me to sit down and just DO IT! So without further ado.....

1.   I've discovered the SECRET to getting things DONE!! Really!  And I'm not going to charge you $29.99 in four easy payments to tell you this secret!   The secret is:
Yep, that's pretty much it. I realize that for many people, staying home is not an option, but for those of us who are stay-at-home moms/homemakers, we have more flexibility. The weeks I am able to stay closer to home, I am able to accomplish so much more! You know, the things that are on your list that are "someday" to-do. There seem to be weeks that I'm constantly out running around, doing the necessary tasks of life, but I REALLY wish I could be more organized so that I could get those things done in one or two days outside rather than every morning or afternoon having to jump in the car to get an errand done.......For instance today I was planning on sticking around because I've been out so much and dang it, there's some have-to-do stuff that has already popped up....and it's not even 8:00 am yet!!  So here's to taking my own advice......

2.  The heat has arrived.  !#^*&@!!  So now I begin my annual whine-fest.  Last month I was in Utah and took an early morning walk. 

For the past week it has been over 100 degrees, closer to 104-105 degrees, and my body just can't take it. I was so exhausted Saturday after being outside and running around nearly all day that it has taken me days to recuperate. Uggggggggggg.  I took this photo recently on an early morning walk at home......
Whine, whine, whine. Compare and contrast. Yea, I know in January it looks a lot different, but this is my whining time......

3.   In the garden news, I'm sad to report that the tomatoes are sick AGAIN!.
 This is not a super great photo, but I think they have curly top virus.  We went to a local garden center a couple of weeks ago, and I learned from the experts there about all the stuff I was doing wrong. Meh... I have decided that we are going to concentrate on the soil and redo our watering system before the next fall season and let the chips fall where they may.....or maybe tomatoes???
All is not lost in the garden tho...It looks like I may finally get a bumper crop of cucumbers (which ironically is one of my least favorite veggies) I grow them for TL. The picture is super blurry but that is a pickling cucumber!  Hello pickles!

4.  Mother's Day was awesome!! All of my blood children took me to lunch on Saturday and it was so much fun.  Someone took a photo but I pretty much refuse to put it on my blog because it looked like I weighed 200 pounds.  If you are friends with one of my kids on facebook, you've probably already seen the dreadfulness.   We also had a great party in the branch...(we ALWAYS have great parties!) Mother's Day is a big tradition and this year the men did it up nicely for us. We had a really nice dinner and a beautiful program with piano music.  Here's a few photos of some of the mommas with their kiddos.

 5.   This is the first year that I've not had a child participating in all the end-of-year craziness. It feels kind of weird.  Last year my baby graduated from high school so we are moving into a different phase of life. The other day I realized that my nest will probably be empty within the next year and it felt kind of weird. I've had kids at home for 35 years.  It's going to take some time to adjust to that fact. So in lieu of my own kids, I can run around and watch the grands on their big day....
Here's one of the littles on her pre-school graduation day. There's another one next week but I have to miss it because TL and I are going out of town. (I'll do my five facts in Monterrey, California next Friday! Whoo hoo)  There is a kindergarten graduation the week after we come home so yay-I'll be able to watch that!

There you have it-my five facts!


Reno said...

I enjoy your Friday facts.

Kerin said...

I too enjoy your Facts for Friday.

Where did you get the idea to do this?

Sorry about the heat. I well remember the summer heat in Chandler.... blah! It felt like my lungs were going to cook!

Have a fun and safe trip to CA!!

Momza said...

Ohhh that heat. I felt baked from the inside out when we lived there.
Parched is a good word. lol
I totally love your gardening pics...we're thinking this is the weekend to plant ours as it feels like we're past the risk of snowfall.
I still have kids at home...and just yesterday I was wishin' I had a summer home I could go to by myself. lol
Enjoy CA and the respite it provides.

Joy For Your Journey said...

I am totally with you on the heat thing!! I have been miserable. But at least it is helping me look forward to leaving in three weeks. If there weather were perfect, I would just be totally sad. :-)