Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fall ..... where are you?

I don't know about you but I am so ready for fall. I am tired of high 80's low 90's weather. It seems the last couple of years summer comes early and stays late.

I look forward to:

leaves turning colors
cool mornings
long sleeves but not quite sweater weather
Canadian Thanksgiving
then .... American Thanksgiving
getting ready for winter
getting ready for Christmas

I honestly get ready for Christmas year round. It just makes it so much easier. I am not as far along with getting ready for winter then I would like to be right now. I need to go to the farmer's market and do some more canning. I want to check out Palmer's Produce also. I want to try to can carrots this year. My dream is to be able to avoid the grocery store during the winter if I can help it. David is really good picking up a little of this or that, so is Ian. I need to make a list of what I still want to do.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Getting Into a Routine

This is my first "at home" day in a long time. So what am I doing? Sleeping in and then computer. What a waste of a good morning most folks would say but for me it is heaven.

Thursday is the one day that Rachel has a ride to and from school. So Thursday shall become my day to stay home and let David have the car. Don't get me wrong, I don't mine running Rachel here and there but it really tires me out and I need a break. Monday, Wednesday and Friday I go swimming and by Thursday I am sore so it is good.

Ian has adjusted to his job and it is kinda strange to think of him working in an office setting. They are having a pizza party during lunch and if Ian had had a football shirt he could have worn jeans but alas his first paycheck has not arrived yet so he was unable to buy one last night. Hopefully by next time he will have one. He is hoping that his first check will arrive in the mail today. Once he gets his first full five day check then he can work on a budget. This first check is for three days, the second will be for four as it was Labor Day week and then finally a five day check. He is continuing to work for McDonald's on Saturday and Sunday. I am so proud of him.

Rachel has decided to work on Sunday nights this semester. Since she went through her money so fast and we can not repay her immediately she is needing a source of income. Just one night a week should not be that bad. She is enjoying most of her classes. The one that she is struggling with is in her major, of course. She will work it out though.

David is still struggling to stay ahead in the coursework. Learning to teach something new is never easy. Social Studies is not the challenge, science is. He will eventually get ahead and more comfortable with it as the year goes on.

Me, I need to get motivated to use my time more wisely. It is a struggle right now with me hurting so much. The Lord will be with me as I work on this.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ian's first "real" job

My dear son, Ian, started his first job, post graduation yesterday and he is already thinking of continuing the search. I had to laugh. He has never had to travel through a "rush-hour" to work before and I know he is his mother's son, I dislike interstate travel. He was 6 minutes late his first day and on time his second but he is so stressed that he is finding it hard to relax once he is there. I was afraid that this might happen. He has promised to not quit until the next one has been located. Tennessee is one of those states that can fire without giving a reason. I will counsel him to wait until he has decided that it is not a good fit. Two days is not a good indicator of a good fit or not.

Please keep him in your prayers as he adjusts to real life.