Huh... It's June. Kinda snuck up on me!
Sorry I've been kind of MIA. This time of year is crazy for me. I'm a bit of a procrastinator, so I always have about 8 million things to do in order to wrap up the school year.
Let's see... Date day turned out fine. We went to lunch at one of my favorite places in Salem then drove around looking at potential neighborhoods. We want to move into town before Cecelia starts kindergarten, which is rapidly approaching! We found a couple areas we really like. Now the trick is to get everything else to fall into place! I just need to trust that everything will happen as it's supposed to.
Cecelia got home from her trip on Sunday. She got a little homesick toward the end, but had a great time... Swimming, park, horseback riding, riding on a parade float, carnival. Going to the grandparents is a good deal!
Erica~ Glad your camping trip went well. Hiding out in a tent, reading a book sounds like heaven!
Wendy~ So sorry work sucks right now. Hope it gets better for you soon.
Amy ~ How many days are you down to until summer vacation?
MrsRiggert ~ Has summer vacation started for you?
Wendy ~ So sorry to hear that work is rough right now.
AFM ~ Planted my herb garden on my days off this week. My strawberries have started and I've got the wood ready for my raised beds. Now I just need to build and fill.
Erica-Have you seen the raised beds from Sams Club you can get? They are rather inexpensive, and a type of plastic, so they dont need stained or fade. I bought two of them, a total of 4 beds and love it. My lettuce, onions, and carrots are coming up wonderfully.
Im glad its Friday.Work is over. Alex played in his kiddie pool with the dog and we had italian chicken and garlic bread for supper. Tomorrow is Race day at Chicago so it should make for a good day. And Alex will be entertained all day since his Aunt is down from WI. Sunday is mowing day. And thats that! Hope ya'll have a good weekend
Katie - Those raised beds look fantastic and easy to put together! Unfortunately, the closest Sam's Club is probably 4 (or more) hours away. But that's exactly what SO and I are building. Now's a time I wish we didn't live in the middle of nowhere so I could save us some manual labour. I'm going to keep my eye out for next year though just in case these boxes don't work out. Thanks for the tip!
Race day? Are you running?
Amy - Yay for being in single digits until summer vacation! Any plans?
Wendy - I hope you're able to relax during your vacation. How many cases do you have on the go at any given time?
Erica-How fun you are getting your gardens in, my Dad came down and put a small one in for me on Mother's day and we just dug out a three sink laundry tub we are going to use for herbs and strawberries.
During this week of holidays my Mum has some surgery so we will be heading up to help her out on hubby's days off, the next two weeks in September is the week before DS's birthday party and the week after so not much relaxing the week before, but we are taking DS to the zoo for his birthday in the second week. At the moment I have between 30 and 40 individuals that make up my case load, all with varying degrees of work, some are minimal contact, others I see more often and therefore generate a lot more work and of course the complex ones which generate even nmore work. I also have quite a few cases out of town, anywhere up to a 2 hour drive away.
Amy- 2 more weeks yay!
Katie- I just left Chicago 9 months ago. The marathon always came right by my apartment. I lived off of Belmont and Broadway. Good times. I miss it there! Where do you live?
Wendy-I hope work gets better for you soon! It sucks being overly stressed with work. I've worked the past 9 days with no days off. I'm exhausted.
Erica-Yay for gardening. I wish I had a green thumb like my dad. Every plant I get tends to die within the week. Boo!
AFM...Not much going on. We got together with friends late last night and grilled out. My new job is good. I'm a newbie, so they are working me a lot. I had to work all weekend there and 10 hours/day during the week. I shouldn't complain, I am grateful for the job. Just exhausted. I'm supposed to take test #3 of 7 for my license at the end of the month, but I haven't studied, so I will have to pay to reschedule. Yuck. Oh yeah, I decided to make my brother my "maid of honor" we are calling him the "Brother of Honor" and he is so excited and taking his role seriously...he even wants to plan my bachelorette party. He's so funny!
Sorry I should have been more clear, Nascar was what we went to see. I couldnt run that-I did do a 5k this weekend but I walked it. I despise running. I live just under 2 hrs away from downtown chicago.
Back to work today. Manager is gone, PT help on maternity leave and bills just went out...I dont foresee a good day for me. But we'll see. Hope everyone has a good day
I feel awkward just jumping in, but we finally started planning my wedding today. We booked a venue, so it's for sure going to be on October 8th now. It doesn't really feel real yet.
We also bought my dress today:
I'm super excited.... and it's really helping me stay focused on my money saving goals.