Time Is Flying

I feel like I do not accomplish anything anymore. Sigh. The boys started elearning April 6th. It kept getting moved. Don’t think it is for them. No matter how much I nag them they don’t do enough logging in or homework. Homework was that way before though. I am beginning to think the daughter was way easier to get through school even though she was a social butterfly and got into some trouble. The boys have no interest. Sigh again. But it is what it is. Just makes me sad more that the school year would have ended better with in person classes instead of the online learning. I like online but no one else in the house does. Really praying the senior son graduates, because it isn’t looking positive right now. Sadly no graduation ceremony because of the dang virus. Sad for everyone. The school did come up with a virtual ceremony but people griped and even said they wouldn’t participate which is not right to me. I think it’s great that they will do something at least. A little hard to have small graduations when the class is 300+. I understand that it would require a lot of graduations because of keeping it to the 10 and under size requirements for state guidelines. Of course, the school has to worry about someone getting sick and then blaming them. I really don’t know what the solution would be.

The online ceremony is also keeping with the graduation requirements and one of those is having all your volunteer hours done. Sadly my senior did not get those done. I’m not sure if he will be included on that. 😦 My senior is a true introvert unless he knows you well. He mostly stays home so didn’t have to worry about much as he was growing up. He has had some health issues so I think that kept him home more as well. On a good note he has had a job since March working on semi trucks, maintenance, not the deep mechanical part. It has had it’s up and downs. His main supervisor is a kid that graduated last year as the main maintenance man and he is pretty moody. I hope it doesn’t deter my senior from not liking the job. I was hoping they would be good friends but doesn’t look like it now. He has already used his welding skills from school and learning good basic skills. A great first job with good pay making more than I ever did.

Everyone in the household doing fine. No one sick and all essential employees. We don’t go many places even when there is no stay at home so we are doing alright. Youngest son has went fishing a few times, yummy fish. He was recently hired back to his job and it has made him so happy. He was getting unmotivated. Maybe it will help with the learning. I can hope. 🙂

The sun is starting to shine more! We kept going from warm out to freezing. Tired of that. My one flower plant is tired of that. LOL

Stay healthy everyone and hope everyone can get back to work and life and everything else. 🙂

Same Ole Day

This whole virus thing is definitely crazy. It hasn’t been real different for us. We normally stay home. Now, if the restaurants are completely shut down that will be a whole different story. We tend to eat out for entertainment. Not everyday but we do get ice cream, drinks, and the occasional meal. It will affect my daughter’s employment. She has her hours cut currently but still holding a job. The younger son who works with her unfortunately was laid off. We try to eat out still to help out the businesses but we can’t do too much in case hubby’s hours get cut. So far he is doing ok because he is a truck driver, but not in the food industry. Our son that is suppose to graduate this year landed a job helping the mechanic at hubby’s place of employment. The place is along the interstate by no where else so they should be fine with no spreading, hopefully. The son has enjoyed not having school because he has been able to work more than Saturdays.

I am sad he can’t finish out his senior year at school. Our state closed for the rest of this school year. Bummed. He isn’t sad about prom because he didn’t go last year and wasn’t planning on it this year. His brother that is a junior is sad because he has a date who already has her dress. Sad. Knowing my creative and bored junior he will come up with some way to still have prom. 🙂 Just low numbers, which their group of friends would make the 10 and under. Maybe outside? Grill party in fancy dresses? Ideas are endless.

The boys start elearning April 1st. Not too sure about this. Nothing against the teachers, just my kids. They may not listen to me about appearing for checkins. I believe they will get the work done just not the rest of requirements. Sigh. The senior kid really needs teacher in person. He is not an online learner, textbook all the way. Needless to say the laptop for him is not useful or been used much. But we will give it a try! Another sad note, both my boys had hands on learning classes that they will miss. It definitely won’t be fun online because they are already saying no to watching videos of the stuff, even though they watch 100s of YouTube videos. Stubborn kids. We will figure it out.

This of course hasn’t changed much for me for working already at home. My job has been lacking projects since last summer which is frustrating as heck. I have to say having everyone here ALL the time is annoying because they love me soooo much they talk to me all the time when I am working. LOL

Changes and more changes. Makes life interesting.

The oldest son and family who live out East is doing well. It sort of helped them out because now the son doesn’t have to go to the ship so they are all together. He is in the Navy and landed the on land job last Fall that kept him from deploying with the ship. Nice job. A bit of a promotion. He was suppose to go out for his normal training for nuclear engineering and possibly stay until they made it back. But now no traveling so he is at home with his family. Good news I think.

My new word to repeat is sad……sad…..sad…..sad times.

I Should Be Reading

I waste more time on the computer searching for this and that when I should be reading.

Heaven. Need some chairs though.

I’m still learning all the parts of this software for WordPress. I have wrote few blogs the last couple of years so every time I write a new one it’s like I’m learning all over again.

Sometimes I hate change.

I believe for the first five years I had this blog the writing software was the same so nothing new to learn. Now, I log on and it seems different. But my mind forgets a lot so who knows.

I guess that is my cue to write more often. I think I am going to and then the next thing I know it’s been months since my last blog. Time sure flies anymore. I do like to write only when inspiration strikes instead of planning a blog. Obviously, that does not work well.

For instance, right now I am trying my fastest to get this wrote before I get to play with my granddaughter for the rest of the evening while the daughter goes to work. 🙂

I would like to start jotting down when an idea hits me, but I even forget that! lol I do believe if I start reading again more my memory will improve because it did before. I believe reading actual books instead of ebooks helped me the most. So, definitely going to put a book by the chair in the living room. 🙂

Almost The New Year

This year has been rather chaotic. I am going to make 2020 more organized and little procrastination!

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No, seriously, I am going to get crap done and be organized! I think I had seven years off (no outside job) from mega chaos and now I don’t remember how to fit it all in without feeling overwhelmed. It actually helps me to be busy in order to get cleaning, stuff I enjoy, and kids stuff done. I was getting too use to sitting around and taking my sweet time. I will say it was enjoyable! Now, I will have something more to look forward to when I don’t have to work or kids in the house to pick up after. 🙂 Even though I do enjoy it!

Though having kids in the house does make the days happy and not lonely. I’m not sure if I will be lonely when the kids are all on their own. Though the way things have been going, one of the kid’s usually need a place to stay when things are rough for them. I truly don’t mind that because rent is outrageous on their own. Plus, it gives me someone to have around and cook for, when I want to cook. Lately, I have not wanted to cook, running out of ideas, or maybe I’m just losing my appetite. 😦

I am finding out having a job at home is as challenging if not more challenging than having one outside the home. I just need to shut my door and say I’m working! I get interrupted all the time. I like having the work at home job because I can make my own schedule, but then sometimes I don’t do time management as well as I should. Another task to work on for the new year. My sons’ could use some time management as well. 🙂

This year I did horrible at reading books! Only 3 read, but in my defense, my job requires a lot of reading so that did a bit of procrastination to not read books. I do want to! I need to write more because I feel happier when I write whether it is my stories or blogging or both! 🙂

I tried to make myself participate in NaNoWrimo this year but no luck, major writing block. Once again that time management thing.

Do you have any goals for the New Year?

  • Read
  • Write
  • Manage time better
  • Organize my clutter 🙂
  • Get rid of stuff (my kids will be happy)
  • Pay a couple bills off! (paid 2 in 2019)
  • Regular cleaning schedule.
  • Work, work, work
  • Fun time with hubby and kids.
  • Be healthy!

Let Freedom Ring & Lessons Be Learned

My daughter’s tough lesson.

Lights, Camera, Action

In 2014, I had a couple beers while playing in my dart league. I thought I was good after not drinking for about 2 hours and was trying to be a good friend by giving someone else a ride home, who was really drunk. They only lived a couple blocks away. I sat too long at a green light while changing the music & ended up with a DUI. I got refusal to blow, the worst punishment. Long story short, it was because I ended up having an allergy induced asthma attack and couldn’t breathe into the machine hard or long enough. I tried and tried and was willing to do a blood test but didn’t know I had to ask for one.

I won’t deny that I deserved a DUI, I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my life, but I didn’t think I deserved a refusal when I had…

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I Need Routine

Ok, I said I would blog more and well that did not happen. Yikes. I think most of it is just not sitting down and writing. Heck, I haven’t even read a novel in a long time. I love to read and write so this is not me.

Procrastination?

Nothing to write about?

Lazy?

Hell, I don’t know what the answer is. Do I really need to know the answer?

I even have a calendar that says to blog 2x a week. That sure hasn’t helped any.

I am thinking it is a combination of everything plus not making it a ROUTINE! I am definitely a person of routine.

So, routine here we come.

Well, right now I am going to get Chinese food! 🙂

Have a lovely day!

My mind is currently thinking. LOL 🙂

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Seftonite…Type of Bloodstone

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I subscribe monthly to a rock box from Awakening In A Box. Love the stuff!

My collection is growing.

I like the feel of this one. Smooooth.  🙂

Each stone comes with a card with a description like above. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have a clue.

Bloodstone has the appearance of red specks which remind people of blood and was carried by warriors. They thought it would stop blood flowing from wounds. Superstition, but some of us like to believe in things like that.  🙂

I bought a book to read more about the rocks, gems, and crystals. The name is Crystals by Jennie Harding. Full of information.

Bloodstone is a member of the quartz family and it has a hardness of 7 which is suitable for carving. Mine is polished. The green isn’t as noticeable as the pictures in her book.  Mine is pretty dark.

Physical Properties

  • healing stone
  • stop hemorrhages
  • purify the blood, kidneys, bladder, intestines, and liver
  • beneficial to the heart and blood circulation
  • neutralize toxins and aid in their release

Mental/Emotional

  • calm our mind
  • remove confusion
  • revitalize us
  • enhance creativity and intuition
  • make decisions
  • strength
  • courage
  • avoid danger

Spiritual

  • eliminates negativity
  • aids clairvoyance
  • stimulates dreaming
  • admittance to spiritual realms of our ancestors

I would love if it did do all this. Wouldn’t it be amazing if stones could heal us? I like to believe in it.  🙂

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I made this tonight for three of my kids. It was yummy!

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Buffalo Ranch Bombs, catchy name. Ingredients are Grand biscuits, shredded chicken, Buffalo Wild Wings seasoning, ranch seasoning, melted butter, cheddar cheese, and parsley. Two of the three kids loved them. The one wouldn’t even try them. I think next time I will make the chicken mix and put it in with noodles and do a noodle bake.  🙂

Have a splendid day!  🙂