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  1. Happy engagementversary, Amy! Today is a milestone day! Dd is 18! Wow... To do: work/teach/school figure out what to eat for dinner (dd is not into celebrating due to Covid restrictions/might coax her to go out anyways) call vet for meds for dog cake and presents read for 52 week challenge
  2. Praying for your dad, you, family...
  3. Thank you for all of the input. Some very sage advice... Her drama teacher was pretty adamant that she find a back up for the reasons mentioned. A few of the privates she would apply to will allow her to take 1-2 classes, at least based on last conversation. The state universities, as Lori D. pointed out, would make her get the A.A. degree before transferring (Cal State system). Thanks again!
  4. A little late, but what a difference a day makes. It's been high 80s, low 90s the last three days. Today, wind gusts up to 65 mph and drizzly, low 60s. It has rained on dd's birthday the last three years, and she was looking forward to an outside meal. Forecast for birthday: heavy rain and wind. It could change, though. Our weather people don't seem to get our forecast right. It could change in a few days. Done: classes supply bags for student pick up next week water goal for midday Left to do: treadmill workout make taco bowls for dinner vacuum bedroom read for 52 week challenge
  5. After filling out apps for the local state universities, interviewing with some private colleges, dd has decided she wants to take a year off. She says she is too immature to take on the challenge of attending a four-year, wants to work, learn better life skills before applying next year. Dh and I realize it's good that she came to this realization by herself. What we would like her to do, however, is take 1-2 classes through the local community college in her intended major to see if it's what she really wants to do(theater/performing arts). She is our last one to leave the nest. Our hearts will not be broken if she doesn't go, but really want her to find a career path she is passionate about. Anyone want to chime in on past experiences, shared stories, advice?
  6. Finished my treadmill workout...always easier when I put on one of the virtual walks. Dh had to go off to a job site, so tackling just got reduced Books are on hold, probably was an overachiever on what I think I can read this week. I'm trying to add at least one each week from this site, recommended by someone on the 52 week challenge on these boards, can't remember who it was right now. Bills are organized, sort of... Laundry started I'm halfway through my new water bottle that keeps me on track by hour.
  7. Morning! No school today...we are all moving a little slow. It's cooler today, back down to the 60s by mid week. The wind has kicked in, so plans to clean front porch are out. To do: order dd's bd gifts grading more lesson planning and posting place books on hold at the library meal plan and grocery shop, meal prep for week work out training session for dog read for 52 week challenge Have a great day!
  8. Morning! It's very hot again here today (high 80s/low 90s). Dh and I are venturing out to look at a new work truck. After that, staying cool and will attempt to do the following: reading for book challenge lesson plans watch football update reading journal plan meals for the week, make shopping list Have a great day!
  9. Despite the shutdown situation, things have been better this year than in the past. We have spent money on the house in terms of landscaping the front yard, and the backyard is in progress with plans to be finished before Christmas. I think things are better because I have really stressed to dh the concept of knowing where every dollar goes and its function. We met with a financial planner and sometimes it is better hearing it out of someone else's mouth, even if you have been saying it for years. We need to fully fund a 401k for dh, as his work did not offer him much in terms of retirement. We need to address this before the end of the year. I am playing around with the idea of retirement and want to make sure that is a possibility within a few years. Ds2 is now old enough to qualify for his own financial aid (yippee) so he can now know the joys of paying for his own education. We will help with books, etc., but he has to do the paperwork if he is to finish. The big expenditure on the horizon is dd's college, if she chooses to go next year. Depending on Covid, she may take a gap year until things find a new level of normalcy. She wants the whole dorm/college experience. Ultimately, as bad as this year has been for everyone, we have made it through together and I'm just looking forward to that calendar change on January 1.
  10. Just finished my 5 miles walking...will do another 15 min workout in the afternoon for arms/abs
  11. Morning, all! Try as I might, I could not get this site to load yesterday. Grateful it does today! I'm sad because I can't go to our school's graduation ceremony today...doctor says absolutely not. Parents drive student up, kid gets out, walks across stage, gets diploma, teachers go crazy...I haven't missed a graduation in forever. But it is 5 hours today and tomorrow, 97 degrees outside. To do: coffee, watch devotional continue packing china keep drinking water to reach goal for the day, helps with blood sugar levels (it's high 90s here, makes my numbers crazy high) call storage place for unit sizes make sure dd has checked in with classes email siblings yoga laundry not sure for dinner, but probably my low carb tortilla pizza creation. It's actually pretty good. Oh, and of course, salad. Read... Have a great day!
  12. Morning, all! coffee video meeting 2nd meeting breakfast, blood sugar post assignments straighten up house help dd reorganize schedule, due dates get digital copy of movie for dd, drama class assignment work on individual sibling boxes with mementos, etc. more coffee, devotional break, more coffee put dishes and other stuff back where it belongs for now sign up for yoga class inspired by other thread laundry lunch, probably salad pick out some books to read for free online whatever else the day brings Have a great day!
  13. Dd was taking them as prescribed by pediatrician. We switched primary care, new doctor had a fit. Apparently what she was taking had very serious health implications (lupus and auto-immune-related). I'd have to go back and look at my notes to explain this particular antibiotic. In the end, the antibiotics only contained the acne for awhile, but did not cure completely. She would continue to break out between cycles of the antibiotics, so it seemed pointless anyways. We've tried just about every over the counter product... She now uses this, pricey but this definitely works for her. They have talked about Accutane, tiny dose, but I'm leery of it. Once all this quarantine is over, she will go in for another consult.
  14. Morning, all! Scout, hope power comes back on soon! Selkie, beautiful pic! I've been out for awhile, need this board to get my daily focus. My mom has been in and out of the hospital (non-Covid related) and they are not able to do the procedure she needs until hospital opens up again for general stuff. I am now sorting/purging/dividing a house for a move in with us, doing full time care, working full time, and my other family stuff. Dh helps when he can, but he also works. Other siblings live out of state, so no help there. In truth, I actually prefer it this way. It's quiet, peaceful, and I can just plug along room by room without major distractions. I just catalogue, take pics, confer with mom, relate info to siblings. My list for today: coffee Post today's assignments online appt. w/doctor order packing supplies Rx pick up, small grocery run visit w/dd vacuum, dust online meeting in the afternoon touch base with siblings check on status of grad school apps try to read a book, relax Have a great day!
  15. Happy Easter! He is risen! pick up meal cook meal eat, watch online service Have a blessed day!
  16. Yes, he is! Glory, Honor and Praise on this day!
  17. Jean, that's sound so very labor intensive...sorry! Margaret, sorry about dd! Back home, cleaned my mom's house (most of it). Thought I would sit out on the front porch for awhile, forgot that after the rains come the bugs. Yuck. Bought a candle out with me...wind keeps blowing it out. More laundry going...definitely see progress on that end of things Dh's "2nd dad" growing up (neighbor) passed away, dh is social distancing with his "brothers"/childhood friends at their place, offered to pick up dinner on the way home will set timer, gather school/office supplies that have been nesting on the hall counter for months, sort by category
  18. Morning, all! Looks like all that rain we had for a week is coming to some of you...sorry in advance! Jean, I may have missed it, but are you converting your schoolroom into a new space? Got a call last night from the restaurant, personally took our order, made some extra suggestions, gave us the first pick up time in the morning. Doing a happy dance! Done: coffee, puppy walked vacuumed master bedroom, windows open to air out after all this rain master bath cleaned two loads of laundry, cleaned/straightened laundry room To do: visit with my mom more laundry do some arranging of stuff in music room, make some decisions bbq hamburgers for dinner, salad place Amazon order start working on organizing office, school supplies I'm so looking forward to a donation place opening up again...the garage is rather full of bags of clothes, books, etc. Have a great day!
  19. Well, Easter will be interesting...we always order online from a local restaurant/bakery that is just wonderful. My screen order is blank, they gave me corporate online order number, mail box is full. It's not like we're having a huge family dinner...but darn it, traditions still mean something. I am not going out to find something "special" for the three of us. I'm disappointed. Oh well...
  20. Good morning! They have projected 3-4 more days of rain...I'm thinking of getting a fire pit just so we can sit out on front porch. To do: coffee, online prayer service for church video conference meetings for school smattered throughout the day pack up groceries and drop off for ds1 and ds2 order Easter dinner from local restaurant, decide on pie selection (they offer sugar-free apple or I can make my own keto apple tart) visit with my mom... pick up pizza on way home, trying to keep Friday traditions alive, bake at home, watch/rent new movie read, lounge, browse on the computer Have a great day!
  21. Morning, all! I'm tired today and battling allergies, it's still raining and I would love to lounge in bed with coffee, blankets, and books but reality beckons... coffee, post check-in for students straighten up grade books for classes groceries for my mom, visit finish Wayfair order make sure dd is on track with her classes, double-check her emails to make sure teachers responded to her questions chicken in crockpot, rice, veggies for dinner read a book, relax Have a great day!
  22. One of our senior students got an email saying no housing, all classes online to start 2020-2021, until Covid crisis is over. This was a UC campus. I don't have a lot of details...
  23. Morning, all! Rainy day here today... Done: coffee dressed, hair, now presentable for video meeting towels are done To do: video conference/webinar for work probably a zoom meeting with team afterwords visit with my mom not sure about dinner, probably leftovers clean out fridge clean music room read, relax Have a great day!
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