Enjoying the Summer

Well, I’m in Arizona on my last vacation trip before school starts. This summer has had some ups and downs however I’ve been enjoying my so-called “me time”. I’ve got a to-do list for the summer like cleaning the house and declutter my closets. However, I ended the school year been so tired that I didn’t want to waste my little bit of energy on cleaning.  I didn’t get so much done my mind wasn’t there and I wasn’t motivated. I didn’t want to spend my vacation just cleaning. Well, I did a little bit.

I spend my precious time reading a few books. I binge on some TV shows, ride my bike, go for walks, and enjoy the lake. Also, enjoy the company of my grandkids, my husband, and made a few trips. Not too bad.

On the bad side, I did get a few health problems.  Pain on my knees is causing difficulty to walk but it doesn’t stop me at all.  Pain on my right shoulder where I can’t do any movement. I’m getting a physical therapist. And my diabetes is out of control, again.  I will see my Dr. soon.  In a positive thought, I’m alive and blessed with a loving husband and kids.

I still have 2 weeks to get back to work so maybe I can do some decluttering. Or maybe, just relax and enjoy the rest of my summer vacation.

One-Liner Wednesday~Family moments

“We do not remember days; we remember moments.”~ Cesare Pavese

 

Last weekend we went to South Dakota and Medora, ND. It was a fun trip we lots of moments to remember. In a few weeks my granddaughters will be going back to their home, so I am enjoying every moment.  

 

One- Liner Wednesday is hosted by Linda G. Hill.

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com
Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

 

A fun trip

After two weeks vacationing in Arizona with my beautiful girls I’m back home. I always said I love the warm weather, however the last week the temperature went as high at 116 degrees. Like my daughter would say wait for July and August. Back to the two weeks I spend with my beautiful girls I got pampered by my daughter who has a Beauty Studio. From a facial to microblading my eyebrows-finally I’ve eyebrows after my cancer treatment I didn’t have any. I spend time with my granddaughters shopping, we went to the water park, the Phoenix Zoo, went hiking, and having ice cream, and my favorite drink slushies.

The most amazing day was spending the day of my birthday with them. When I wake up on June 7th, they took me to have brunch at Butters Pancake Café in Scottsdale and a nice dinner at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Phoenix. The following morning, I went to see The Domes in Casa Grande, AZ. What an amazing and interested it place, it really makes me think of who was the one who begun this project, why wasn’t finished, or maybe the aliens change their minds. I heard too many stories from those Domes. It was a fun trip also I went to check a home that maybe we will purchase for when we retired.

Now I’m back to North Dakota and my two granddaughters came to spend a month with us. So, we have plans for a few fun road trips we’re planning a trip to South Dakota, Medora, and Minnesota. I can’t believe my oldest granddaughter will be a freshman this fall. Time goes so fast and I want to enjoy every minute.

My husband also is a happy grandpa with all four grandkids for Father’s Day.

Here are a few pictures from my trip and I’m glad to be back. 

One-Liner Wednesday~ A great week

“By doing what you Love, you INSPIRE and awaken the hearts of others”.

I received this cute note from our school PTA. This week, it’s staff appreciation week and we are getting pampered by PTA. It has been a great year and we all looking for our last 12 days of school.  I’m ready for summer vacation. 

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One-Liner Wednesday is hosted by Linda G. Hill.

It’s working well

I made it through the month of April using my bullet journal. Except for the last week of April when I ended with a kidney infection and I almost ended in the ER. Most of the time I was in bed with lots of pain. I was treated with antibiotics for seven days and missed a day of work. Imagine working with that pain, feeling chills, and fever. I still made it through the day until Friday when I can’t handle it anymore. The pain is over and I’m feeling stronger by the day.

 

I was telling my husband since I’m getting closer to the big 6-0, I’m feeling too sick and old. He smiles, he knows when to be quiet. He’s a smart man.

 

Going back to my bullet journal for the first month it feels I accomplished a few things. It’s not a fancy journal with drawings or stickers, however it’s doing the purpose of keeping me on track and not forgetting the tasks that can later it makes me feel sorry for not finishing on time. Starting in May I make a nice page for scheduling my books for review and more time for writing for my blog.

 

What do I have for the month of May? Well, I’m counting the days for my summer vacation only 16 days of work (school ends on the 24th). Preparing a few trips for the summer and to be with my wonderful girls who are also waiting to spend time with grandma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost done

Tomorrow is our last day of school. Hooray! The school staff and students have been counting the days left since the first of May. We’ve been working hard packing and cleaning the kitchen. The fridge and freezer are already empty and by the end of tomorrow a quick inventory.

Tomorrow’s lunch would a bag with a sandwich, carrots, applesauce, chips, and a juice. It’s a simple lunch with a little bit too clean. Pick a bag, grab a milk, and enjoy. Meanwhile the kids eat, we will finish cleaning the kitchen and putting away the rest of the supplies. By 2pm and with a quick inventory and orders for the fall all done, we will say our goodbyes. They will be tears for the ones who are retiring and for the kids who are graduating and moving away.

We will take our bags and turn the lights off. We will disappear for a while with a huge smile, knowing we’ve a wonderful school year.

And for the next three months, I will be enjoying my summer vacation…. recharging for the next round.

 

Daily Post: Disappear

Survive

Survive

I’ve survived so many things in my life from breast cancer, depression, and now a tough school year.  Yes, when I said tough means it was.  I survived the transfer to a different school, working in a different environment, changing the old routines for new ones, dealing with a different staff, adding more responsibilities, and a horrible winter.

Tomorrow (Friday) it will be the last day of school and it’s time to take a break. I will miss the smiles, the “have a nice day”, and the “was for lunch”. As for now I want to enjoy the summer and my grandkids. After all its well deserved it.

Qualm

In exactly seven days it will be the end the school year. No matter how excited I can be about summer vacation, I’ve the qualms about being off for three months without a paycheck. My husband doesn’t want me to find a temporary part-time job. He constantly reminds me how short the summer can be in North Dakota.  Also, I’m picking up our granddaughters in Arizona the following day. They will be spending the summer with us. Our first plan for the summer would be camping at the lake. It’s their favorite place.

 I know I worried too much and after a while of rethinking I realize everything will be okay. My husband wants me to enjoy and relax, especially after being suffering with depression almost the entire winter. What can I say I married a wonderful man and after 34 years he still shows how important I am to him.

 

Daily Post: Qualm