Friday, April 15, 2016

Thursday this and that turns into Friday's five


Life is moving at warp speed.

Joy Prom* is coming up on the 23rd.
We'll be helping to decorate for it
and I'll be helping with hair and makeup the night of prom
serving as an escort.
(which just sounds awful and I cringe every time I say it)
(but it also means I need a fancy dress.
and shoes...)

I helped with dress fittings for the prom Monday and Wednesday
and Brandon and I went to Fayetteville
for an appointment on Tuesday.

I have major sewing to do for TJ's birthday (April 22nd)
(of which I have not even started - yikes!)

Tony and Kacy and Hadley are coming on the 25th,
(the day before Tyler's birthday :-)
so we've got to get the girl's room thoroughly cleaned and ready for them,
and just the house cleaned well
in general.

Graduation is the 30th
so there is plenty of prep work to be done for that
(mostly for the family celebration part, though,
the actual ceremony is already nailed down and will be pretty low-key)

We still haven't started the slideshow / video yet
(yikes again!)
and my plan of going through all photos by last weekend
didn't work out.

In fact, I still have the entire external hard drive to sift through.
Brandon is going to have to teach me
how to get pictures from it
into my 'Brandon file'...

Then of course, 
we have major construction going on in our back yard
(happy dance)

we still home school

and I can't stay off of my blasted foot
long enough for it to heal.

I'm not making an appointment just yet,
but I am beginning to consider the notion
that may have to happen : /


Lexi was in the bathroom while I was putting on makeup Sunday.
She asked what my foundation was for,
so I put it on half of my face and turned to look at her.
"See?" I asked, "It just sorta evens out my skin a little."
"Yeah." she replied,
"I see.
It also makes it the color of old people's skin."

That's just what I was going for.
(I was desperately in need of a haircut at the time
(I got one today - yay!!)
and it was day 27 of my cycle.
My weight was the highest its been in years.
we were going to spend the day with Tyler's family
which always fills me with feelings of inferiority and angst,
so you can imagine how good I was feeling about myself after that!)


I have re-washed the load of clothes in the washer 
3 times
and re-rinsed it twice.

The other laundry is piling up....


Wednesdays are fairly rushed for dinner
even on a week when we've got nothing extra going on,
because we leave the house a few minutes after 6
for 242.

This week it was extra rushed 
with me barely getting home by 5.

I wasn't able to get dinner going immediately 
and before I knew it,
it was almost 5:30!

Which meant I didn't have enough time
to make the quick meal I was planning to make
(lentils and rice)

Lily put some hotdogs in a pan
while I cut up a cantaloupe
and then diced a half of an onion.
We opened a bag of chips,
and called it 'dinner'.

Lexi thought it was hilarious that we ate such food for dinner.

I'm thinking I see lots of 'not dinner food' dinners in our future.


I don't want to get too excited,
but I'm thinking 
I might be on the right track
with my new supplement regime.

More on that later...


*Joy Prom - our church is hosting a prom
for people (ages 16 - 60) with disabilities.

(I wrote this post yesterday, but didn't quite get it finished.
The load of laundry mentioned has been dried and folded,
and two more loads have been washed.
We'll see if I can get the second one out of the washer in a timely manner.

I've gotten most of the way through 2009 on the external drive,
so only a few more years to go.)


  1. Thanks, Love. I adore you
    (that's a heart, not boobs)

  2. Nothing wrong with dinners like that sometimes. Joy Prom sounds like a wonderful event. Good luck with the dress and shoe shopping.

    Also just finished These is my Words, I loved it and cried at the end.

    Happy weekend to you and your family.

  3. Is it wrong that I laughed heartily at the "old people's skin" comment? Sorry! I'm just grateful I didn't have a mouthful of tea to spray out of my nose when I read it. Ha!

    I did NOT laugh at the feelings of angst and inferiority, though...that is NOT funny. I'm sorry you had to dredge through those awful feelings on top of not feeling overly glamorous in that moment. I might remind you that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, so hold your head up and let those worries slide away.

  4. "That's a heart not boobs." Just made me giggle out loud.


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