Monday, June 28, 2010

Moving

My Simple Woman's Daybook entry for Monday, June 28, 2010....

Outside my window.....are the beginnings of another beautiful summer (HOT) day! Summer has definitely settled in but, goodness, we do flip the calendar to July this week! And, I love summer weather so I am happy as a lark:)

I am thinking....about my brother and his upcoming move - yes, move! He and has family are moving again (this week!). I have really enjoyed their being so close during this past year and now they are moving across the country and I'm not sure how often we will be seeing each other again. I suppose this will be my excuse for travelling to California:)

I am wearing.....RED - yeah, not white. Getting ready to change into work out clothes...boo. Boo for having to work out - not the clothes. How do I develop a "love" for exercising???

I am remembering....how much work it is to move - not only the packing but also the planning and all the little details to tend to that just seem to keep popping up (did you call this one or that one???) Watching my brother take care of all those details reminded me how grateful I am that we are settled in for (hopefully) a good long while. I know several who are right in the middle of moving - even some blogging friends - and I'm thinking about you guys! Hope all goes well. Also have another friend thinking about the idea of moving (changing houses). We might go look at houses together - now, that is one part of moving that I LOVE!

I am reading....the latest issue of a magazine I've mentioned here before - Life:Beautiful. I really enjoy this magazine.

I am hoping....our weekend plans - well, all our plans for this week, come together. I hope to see my brother and sister-in-law for a bit more before the plane takes them off. I hope to visit friends for the long weekend. And I hope my bestest friend arrives in town for a great visit with her mom - and we can find a day to visit:)

On my mind...my children.

From the kitchen.....I'm needing to make some menus for grocery shopping later this week. Right now, the cupboards are kinda bare. With my still dieting and having been out of town for quite a bit these last couple weeks, poor Hubbie has really been making due with pitiful dinner choices. He never complains but I think I need to fix the man a decent meal or two:)

Around the house.....things are dusty. Grrrr - add to my list of things to get done today...or, at least, this week.

Plans for the week....well, time with my brother and looking forward to the festivities of this weekend and it is already time for my monthly Ladies Day Out. I'm always amazed how quickly another month goes by! This month we are headed to Old Towne Alexandria, which I have mentioned several times...no doubt, I really enjoy it!

One of my favorite things.....weighing-in and seeing the scale go DOWN. (Ok, maybe that's a bit superficial but, goodness, does it put me in a good mood! It might even motivate me to keep on exercising!)

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have a busy day and week ahead of you! Your upcoming excursion to Old Towne Alexandria sounds like so much fun--I have relatives out that direction so I've heard a bit about it.

    Hope your Monday is good!

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  2. Good Morning! I love your list. Where in California is your brother moving? Who knows maybe we can get together when you visit him someday for lunch or something. I'd love that. But CA is a big place so guess we will have to see where he will even be. It has been soo long since I've moved and I have blessedly forgotten how stressful it is. Soo much to be done. Of course a remodel (and a surgery!) has GREATLY added to the chore. I am TIRED AND STRESSED even though I am soo trying not to be. I have to fight my nature so of wanting things a certain way. Your week and week-end sound wonderful. ENJOY....HUGS, Debbie

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  4. Hi Jen! Just wanted to say to be sure to tell Scott and Oksana that I said hello, that I hope they have safe travels and that they will be missed! I mean, they are already far away from me as it is, but gosh, California seems REALLY far away!! Hope you guys have fun this week together :-)

    Did you see that insanely huge pink castle in the living room? And it came JUST as we finished reorganizing...yay! I'm so glad we did that cause at least I had a place for it...the old band room! I have a new name for that room now..the toy room :-) So I tell Riley, "Go put your toy in the toy room." She doesn't get it yet but hopefully she will.

    Btw, I went to the pool today with a friend and Riley was swimming to me! FINALLY! I think she has either reached the top of the hill or might JUUUUST be starting to go down the easy side. Whew! Things have gotten a bit easier so I'm soooo super grateful. It was SCARY there for a few weeks, as you know :-)

    Sorry we couldn't chat yesterday. I didn't realize you guys were headed out the door and I called just as I was nearing my mom's house. We'll have to catch up sometime this week.

    Dad said you guys are visint Maureen this weekend? That will be SO FUN! Hope you guys have a great time together :-) We leave for Bob's parents on Saturday morning. Bob's mom's bday is Monday so I have to find her something small for her bday!!

    Okey dokey gonna run.

    Love you muchly!

    Erica

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  5. Thanks for coming over to see us at Keys to the Cottage. I enjoyed your meme today. I love the Simple Woman!

    And I read you story about your sweet son. It has been a few years, but I know that does not take away the pain, only dulls it a little. I am so sorry for your loss, and someday I shall meet him too. Together we will forever praise our Lord.

    I hope you have a great week, despite having to start saying goodbye to your family moving so far away.

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  6. Sounds like you have been doing some great survey work - surveying all things in your life.

    I love your new look - maybe it's just for the 4th?

    Hope you are doing well today. I've been on a three-week break, but I wanted to check in and say "hey!"

    Blessings to you,
    Melanie

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  7. Sounds like you have been doing some great survey work - surveying all things in your life.

    I love your new look - maybe it's just for the 4th?

    Hope you are doing well today. I've been on a three-week break, but I wanted to check in and say "hey!"

    Blessings to you,
    Melanie

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  8. HI GIRLY,
    THANKS FOR COMING BY TONIGHT, AND FOR YOUR SWEET COMMENTS.
    SO WHAT IS THE SUBJECT FOR YOUR FRIDAY FRIENDS POST THIS WEEK???
    HOPEFULLY, IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING I CAN WRITE ABOUT EARLIER THIS WEEK.
    SO LET ME KNOW ASAP!! THANKS.
    SORRY TO HEAR YOUR BROTHER IS MOVING I AM SURE THAT IS A REAL BUMMER!!
    WILL GIVE YOU A GOOD REASON TO GO TO CALIF AND A PLACE TO STAY TOO!! THAT COULD BE REALLY FUN!! AND REMEMBER HE IS ONLY A PHONE CALL AND KEYBOARD AWAY!! THAT'S WHAT MY BEST FRIEND AND I USED TO SAY WHEN SHE MOVED AWAY TO GA. YEARS AGO, COURSE, IT WAS ONLY A PHONE CALL THEN!!LOL
    YOU TAKE CARE SUGAR GIRL!!
    YOU ARE SUCH A SWEETIE.........
    BLESSINGS, NELLIE

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  9. Hi Jennifer. I hope you can find Gigi Hill where you are. But, they are local to our area. And fairly new from what I understand.
    I will be posting the rest of the house soon.
    See you soon.
    Kris

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