...I am weary this evening, and so I'm late in posting. I do apologize. Inspired thinking simply isn't happening today.
We made another flying family visit, going down to south Georgia so we could be with Josh for his birthday party. Officially his birthday is on Monday but it was far more practical and better attended on Saturday than it might have been on Monday. I was surprised at the changes in my boys in just two weeks time, just as I was surprised at Taylor's fast forwarding last weekend. Josh was adorable telling guests, "Welcome to my home, guys!" I didn't expect to have a lot of his time or attention with so many guests, some of whom were his size so he had important things to do. I did get a few snuggles and hugs and kisses towards the end of our day there.
Tuesday Isaac will be 4 months old. His eyes have cleared of that almost cloudy baby fuzz and are the clearest, most earnest blue you'd ever hope to see. He had staring contests with everyone because he is a studier of people and there were plenty to study. To Grampa he cooed and gurgled and the two napped together in the big recliner. Then he happily snoozed on Gramma and took a break between naps to frown and stare at Uncle Moose and then came right back to Gramma for a follow-up nap. The big excitement of his day was getting his diaper changed at which point he kicked and gurgled and cooed and arched his back to let me know I could pick him up at any time.
But I confess it's hard to make that trek and then back in the same day and despite a good night's sleep I feel weary. That's our third weekend of travel in three weeks time. I'm worn down. I'm afraid we've done all we can this month to cram in the family visits and we won't likely do this again together for some time.
My reduction plan is going along. I won't say I've been perfect, but where I've failed I've picked right back up and gone on. Saturday was a hard day. John wanted to stop for a take out breakfast. I knew Bess' fridge would be packed so no taking along my supper for the ride home. There were burgers and chips for lunch and birthday cake to follow. I confess a mighty big weakness for frosted cake and I enjoyed my slice, but we made sure we were nearer being on track for supper albeit a take out meal.
John works tomorrow and then has 7 days off...Plans go right up in the air all over again this week. I'm certain of (a) grass being mown, (b) a dinner out that was promised to me last week. Everything else is on his whim. So no big jobs for me this week. I'm tired of having to plan not to plan these days but I figure there will be many days come next month when I will be knee deep in projects. And then again, I may just plain be tired period and can't see the glory of having a whole week with no big plans.
...I plan work:
I won't plan work per se this week. I may get loads of things done and I might fight hard to squeeze in the basics. Monday I'll be home. I'll be doubling up my routine since I got nothing done today in the bed and baths. I'm going to try to do some kitchen prep for meals and plan out suppers and breakfasts for the week. Those two meals I'm always assured I'll be home and I hate to be caught blind at the start or end of the day with no idea what I plan to have.
I bought two Wandering Jew and an Angelonia to add to the big barrel this week. Oh and soil. I think the petunias I rooted will be ready to plant this week and the ones on the window sill are starting to form tiny little roots already. The purple petunia on the front porch really needs to be pruned back once again.
If time allows, I'll put together another lot of outfits. I've worn all but one of the last set.
...I plan meals:
Deli Roasted Chicken, Steamed Broccoli, Steamed Potatoes, Green Salad, Rolls, Gelato
Chipotle Chicken Salad, Whole Wheat Tortilla Strips
Tuna Nicoise Salad, Crackers, Lemon Pudding (sf)
Out to dinner with John
Macaroni and Cheese, Italian Roasted Pan Vegetables, Green Salad
Chicken Verde Enchiladas, Roasted Corn on the Cob, Salad with Pico de Gallo
Spanish Chicken Soup, Mexican Corn Bread
...I plan leisure:
The whole week is bound to turn leisurely so I'm not making any big plans. There's plenty to entertain me in quiet moments.