Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday, day 1 of Hell week.....

     I had a great Mother's day.  I hope every one else did too.  My two youngest came and cooked breakfast and cleaned it up.  Lot's of funny cards and I received a new 16 qt. stock pot as my 36 year old one actually wore a hole in the bottom.  We had some good laughs.

     Saturday was exhausting.  Rehearsed all day and then went on to costuming.  I fell asleep on the sofa about 9 p.m. just so tired.  Sunday I slept until 10:30.  It was wonderful and I needed it so badly.  Yesterday after church I slept for 2 hours also, it truly was a day of rest.  My Primary kids all 75 of them sang beautifully they were so cute.  Trying to direct music with that many squirmy kids is a challenge, but they were really professional when I got them up in front of their parents.  They watched and listened and then even took direction.  (this will never happen again)

     I have some banking to do this morning and then I am going to finish the Good Witch costume.  I have a mom coming over to help and I am going to have her figure out the monkey wings and glue them and wire them.  I forgot three pairs of tap shoes at the studio so I will run get those when I run to the bank.  Then I will cut out the bad witch costume.  I hope to have it well on the way to done before I get to the studio at 5.  We have 4-7 rehearsals M,T, W of this week.  I will go in at 5 unless needed earlier. My daughter is now working for a dentist across the river so she will be a big help putting this show together.

     Sissie I  already have this weeks $100.00 put away, so the rest is cream!  There won't be much cream as I plan on just doing a costumes and not anything for money unless it is quick and easy.  But that makes $400.00 saved and the house payment is done for the month, and that is always a big adventure.  I just have a few little bills and the car payment left for the month and I can take car of those after the recital.
     I really appreciate my sister and how she challenges me to things that really work.  I think it is becasue she is just plain old smart and she knows me and my trials.  She can look at things from outside and see what will work.  I am too close to the problem and frustrated on top of everything.  Her challenge of saving enough for one months studio rent before summer seemed so impossible.  But is has been easy.  After that is done I am to put it away and start over.  The $700.00 rent is my largest bill every month and that will put me ahead this summer. Right now it looks like I won't even have to use it until August but it is there and my worry level is down.

     We should have lettuce, radishes, scallions, spinach by the end of the week from the garden.

Out My Window:  Sunny but cool, however it is supposed to be hot this week.  I sure hope it is!

Have a great and productive day!



  1. Sounds good on the celebrati0n of mothers day. Doing a great amount of job to get tired soon. Sleeping is a good medicine for all!

  2. Food from your garden?? WOW!! I am so envious! Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day and day of REST!! I'm at work (no students or staff yet) so this is my moment of quiet for the day before all you know what breaks lose:)

  3. Congrats on having the rent sorted. It always is a huge relief when you have the major bills paid!
    And I still can't seem to grow ANYTHING. UGH!