I am seriously trying to slow down and not work so hard this year!
Or as Deanie says, I'm 'Dialing it Back!!'
There's still some Christmas in the house but I am making steady progress taking it down a little at a time and without totally exhausting myself!
I find I need a lot more sleep/rest than I used to! If we go to bed at midnight, it's 10:30 before I get up. That was the way it was last night. After our coffee and Bible reading, Louis Dean and I did the Karate exercises he used to do when he was in martial arts. You know, he IS a black belt in Karate!
We made a pact with each other that we will go through the exercises every morning while we are still in our pajamas. This was Day #2.
This afternoon we dressed and went out for a bite of lunch and a trip to Sam's!
We meant to get pizza or a hot dog at Sam's but remembered Arby's was on our way - so Arby's it was! I ordered a Jr. Roast Beef Sandwich and Louis Dean got the biggest one they had!
Curly fries and onion rings - YUM!!!
Good thing we are exercising!!! Hahaha!
We can't seem to get out of Sam's without spending a lot of $$.
Today was no exception but we only bought the basics we were out of - and we were out of a LOT!
Louis Dean and I shop together with one basket. HE gets to push. When we start to check out, I go get the car. After we get home, he unloads and I put things up! Win! WIN!! Team work!
I made a pitcher of tea and went out to pick some mint to add to it and noticed all the bird activity.
The mint was under that bird house and a bird flew out right over my head!
ALL the bird houses here are occupied.
Well, maybe not THIS one! I can't tell for sure.
Bird seed was on our grocery list today. I had filled all the feeders on Wednesday and the front can was empty. We store the feed in galvanized trash cans- one on the front porch and one by the kitchen for the feeders in the back yard.
We've been following the terrible snow storm on the east coast and thinking about everyone affected by it. It will be 29 degrees in the DFW area tonight so it feels like winter here to us.
I will go hover over the blog feed after I journal tonight to see how all my friends in the path of the storms are faring.
Roses are still blooming here!
The bees have been buzzing around like it was spring already!
I bent over the big rose in the upper right corner to sniff when I heard it zinging!
Thank goodness I hadn't put my nose down there and given it a good sniff!!
A bee came whizzing out and it didn't seem too happy!
I could hardly believe it when I saw my honeysuckle blooming!!!
And the LANTANA, too!!! Now mint will live and grow no matter the weather or what you do to it!!
The Carolina Jasmine is blooming and I see several buds about to open.
Not sure if tonight's freeze will put a stop to that or not!
Our rosemary bushes are full and fragrant!
When I pulled the LONG strand of colored lights out of the flower bed, the lovely fragrance of rosemary filled the air.
The days seem to be kind of special since we came home.
Perhaps it's my new attitude or maybe it's getting my house looking cozy again after all the 'debris' from the fall and Christmas. Whatever it is, I feel like I'm 'playing house' and I'm having a good time doing it! No appointments or things I HAVE to do, or places I HAVE to go. I'm enjoying these days.
The Alaskan Bush People aired 'Lost Footage' tonight and just as we settled down, the electric part went out on my recliner - again!! We paused the program and my handy dandy husband got to work on the problem - again!
This time he added extra wire to make it longer so it wouldn't pull apart.
He wanted to fix it tonight since the quads are arriving in the morning to spend the weekend with us.
While I worked on my journal entry, Louis Dean was in his room singing and playing the guitar.
He was singing 'The Promise and the Dream' - a fitting song for the times we are living in.
I decided to record him and I was able to upload the entire song.
It's been a fine Friday and I'm looking forward to a fun Saturday and Sunday with four little quadlings! I usually know exactly what we are going to do and when we are going to do it!
Not this time. I am going to totally wing it and see how that works!!