You have made it all the way here, so you may as well sit down, take a minute to look around, and enjoy. What you will find, depends on the day and my mood. You just never can tell.

Monday, February 17, 2014

What's on my Mind?

I am waist deep in writing, but I wanted to do a quick check in.  See how everyone is doing.  As for me, this is what’s currently on my mind. 

1.                  Snow and Ice.  I gotta tell ya, I have had enough of if.  It has been freezing cold, snowing and icy since early November.  It’s now the later half of February and it has not let up for a moment.  I expect winter weather, but at this point, I can’t take much more of it.  It’s really starting to bum me out. 

2.                  I am trying to read at the very least one book a week right now.  I have a handful of books I picked up from the Half Priced Book Store, and I just hope they are good ones.  I used to read a book a day, and now it’s a struggle to find the time for one a week.  When did that happen? 

3.                  We (being my husband and myself) will be revamping our kitchen beginning next week.  I’m dreading this event.  It’s going to be 4-6 weeks of no kitchen…at all.  We are taking the room down to the studs, taking out one wall, and taking up the floor and ceiling.  We are really starting from scratch in that room.  A temporary “kitchen” is being set up in the garage that will house the fridge and the microwave, but I have severe misgivings about the process.  How can a family of 5 live for 4-6 weeks without a kitchen?  Without even a kitchen sink?  We will of course be eating out a lot more.  I will be stocking paper products so that there will be no real cleanup.  We will be using the grill instead of the oven where ever we can.  It’s going to be…fun?  Stay tuned; I am sure you will be hearing about this makeover for the next 4-6 weeks. 

4.                  Babies.  I have raised my share of children and have one left at home that is on her way to a full-fledged teenager.  Pray for me…  However, I have to admit, it’s very strange having a baby around again.  My grandson is the first boy baby I have been around for any length of time.  So far it’s not any different than my girls.  Yes, he’s bigger and heavier, but it’s all the same stuff.  Smiles, and giggles and even a few tears here and there, but all in all, it’s like riding a bike.  I got this.  Granted, it’s a bit easier as a gran, that it is as a mommy, as I am not “on” 24/7.  I get a few hours every week, and that is just enough time to play and have fun, and then give him back to mommy for all the hard stuff.  It’s nice.  I get to sleep through the night. I don’t have to deal with shots and doctors.  I get hugs and love and all the good stuff.  I kinda like this gran stuff. 

That’s where I am this week.  What’s on our mind?  


  1. I hear you about the weather. We have more coming our way tonight! Being a grandmother is the best thing in the world. If I had only known, I would've been a grandmother first. The new kitchen sounds like fun! Been there, done that. At least you'll have an excuse for not cooking. Have a great week!

    1. Yeah, not cooking much is a nice perk, but I am not a huge fan of fast food either. So its a bit of a struggle for me food wise lately. It will get done. It will be lovely. That's my mantra for the time being. On a good note, the sun is out and shining today.

  2. Hi Courtney, hang in there with the weather and the kitchen renovations. I dread renovations, too, but afterwards, after all the cleaning up and seeing your new room will be so satisfying. Enjoy the time with your grandson! Also, thank you for leaving such kind encouragements on my blog last week. I really appreciate it. :)

    1. 4 weeks to go..well 4'[ish. I'm counting, can you tell?

      As for my comments, you are very welcome. We creatures of the artist world have to stick together. It's hard work out here.