Timing is everything...

Well, not actually in our house. It is more like school or no school. For the last 12 years, since my teenager began Kindergarten, I have had to wake her up EVERY morning, one way or another, flickering the light, nudging, whispering, talking, yelling, hollering, pulling off the blankets and pretty much everything else. School is now out for the summer, but she still has commitments, cheer practice, and now today, her first day of work. And guess what...she is awake and getting ready for her day...ALL ON HER OWN! Now, as in every year past, that will change the minute school begins again, I know it! I have proof, just by looking back at the last 12 years.
Anyway, hair cuts are on tap for the rest of us, at least the little girls and I, we cannot see anymore through our veil of hair that covers our eyes, so it is time! Tried to go yesterday, but I think that it must be a rule that all hair salons must be closed on Mondays...
I am hoping to make toast for everyone this morning so that there will be minimal mess to pick up in our rush out the door not to be late for our appointment! That is just a hope so we will see!


What to do when your Birthday is coming...

You know, there is always that dread for me, as I get closer to the BIG "40" that, I really am getting older. Younger people or "kids" at a store say "Excuse me, Ma'am", or something that make me feel even older than my 38 years, to be 39 in a few days, and I almost look around for some really elderly woman with a cane. Am I wrong? Does this happen to anyone else out there?
I mean, my body, with all of my health issues makes me feel about 80 somedays, but do I really look so bad that I am a "ma'am"? I do sport a few, well maybe more than a few grey hairs, but I still have enough of my natural dark brown hair to mask most of it...I may walk with a limp, but I do not currently use a cane with the feet, or orthodic "old people" shoes...I do not wear elastic polyester pants with a button up shirt that has overtly ugly flowers and a lace collar. But, "ma'am"...wow!
I was even feeling maternal, and felt the need to make something homey and domestic to eat for the kids, so I made them pancakes, but I refused to put chocolate chips in them because of the mess that they will leave on the table...wait a minute...omg! Maybe I am becoming a "ma'am"...aaargh!
I always wanted to be the "cool" Mom, you know...the ones that in our teenage opinion, is not our own parents, but the ones that our friends have...Sorry, Mom, I do love you, but in my skewwed teenage mind, my friends parents were way cool. But, instead, I find that I am actually a "ma'am"! What to do!


My garden will be pretty, my garden will be pretty...

my garden will be pretty...
Well, I can hope, right? I had to cheat though. After all of my intentions and buying the seeds and the starter containers, and plant food, and taking the time to start seeds not only once but twice, due to the weather, I had to still make a trip to the local greenhouse and buy plants. I am not as put off as I thought that I would have been, there is nothing I can do about the weather. I remember in church that we were praying for moisture, and we are getting it, so I can't complain too loudly.
Today, my Mom is coming down for a site visit for work, and so she is also planning to stop over and visit for a bit this afternoon. The kids are getting excited, so the plan for today...clean house! That is usually the plan when I know people are coming to visit. I am not sure if I will be feeding her along with the rest of the family, so that is still up in the air, at least for now.
The muffins that I made a few days back are all gone so I will have to think of something else. I am probably leaning more towards granola cookies. There do not take very long, and everyone loves them. Plus, we all know I have a "surplus" of a lot of different granola.
Have a happy day all!