Oh my goodness our weather took a change. On Saturday it almost felt like fall. I turned off the A/C and threw open the windows. It was only 73 degrees outside. This morning when I drove the girls to church it was 51 degrees.
AS I PONDER....
I am pondering the beginning of another school year. Paige and Harley will both be juniors this year. Paige is also taking a couple of college classes at her local junior college. She has a pretty heavy coarse load. Well, so does Harley. They will be busy this year.
WHAT I AM LEARNING...
Learning is a constant! We should never stop learning! I remember when I was training new nurses at the hospital and a young nurse would ask: When will I ever know everything I need to know? I always told them: You will never know everything you need to know. You will continue to learn something new everyday. When you stop learning then it is time to stop being a nurse. There is always something new to learn!
I've been working on making my planner work better for me. I am keeping track of my To Do lists, the kid's schedules, my meal plan, what shows I am watching, and how many pages I read everyday. So I'm changing up my planner to reflect this!!
WHAT I'M READING....
I am reading The Great Gatsby by. F. Scott Fitzgerald. I read this book in college and we studied it "ad nauseam". But, I don't remember the story! LOL! It is our September book selection so I am going to read it again. Not too long so it should be a quick read!!
WHAT I'M WATCHING...
Big Brother is making me crazy. Anyone else?? I am thinking my newest "favorite to hate" is Paul. Also, still watching American Gothic. And watching for the return of my favorite shows this fall.
WHAT I'M HEARING...
The TV show Brain Dead is on in the background. I haven't watched it this summer. It is just what is on. In fact no one is watching TV right now. Wonder why I just don't turn it off.
WHAT'S ON MY CAMERA...
|Back to school paint party at church|
|Why do they like to paint themselves|
|Getting new glasses...This is what she picked|
|My little nurse nick/nack|
|A trip to Rita's|
Peach Mango gelati
|First Day of school for Paige|
Cute little romper
I don't get the boots???
WHAT I'M DRINKING....
I am enjoying Iced coffee this week!!
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE KITCHEN...
Monday...Black Bean & Corn Quesadillas
Tuesday...BOGO@Braum's for Harley & I!
Wednesday..BLT's for Darian & I Harley will eat at church
Friday...Easy Mexican Casserole
Saturday...Bierocks (my mom's recipe)
Sunday...Chicken Florentine (Myra's recipe)
A QUOTE I WANT TO SHARE...
Happenings in my backyard... Not much going on in the backyard.
A peek into my week...
Monday...Harley FCCLA @ school 8 a.m.
Tuesday...First Day of School Darian works 10-6 p.m. We are going to eat at Braum's for BOGO Day. California burgers!!
Wednesday...Today is National Waffle Day! Harley will start again eating with the Youth group at Church
Thursday...National Banana Split Day!! Darian will be with the Marines. (I think)
Friday...Darian works again 10-6 p.m.
Saturday...No plans for the moment
Sunday...Harley is going to Manhattan (The Little Apple) Kansas for a FCCLA convention that is happening tomorrow!!
A final thought...
The Olympics in Rio were amazing! Unfortunately the behaivor of the U.S. swim team has left a sour taste in my mouth and probably the mouths of many, especially the people of Rio. What a spoiled and entitled acting group of grown-ass men.
From the L.A. Times:
“It’s traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country — with a language barrier — and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave,” Lochte said in his statement, “but regardless of the behavior of anyone else that night, I should have been much more responsible in how I handled myself and for that I am sorry to my teammates, my fans, my fellow competitors, my sponsors and the hosts of this great event.”
Though an International Olympic Committee spokesman called the apology “entirely appropriate,” a crisis management expert in the U.S. questioned whether its tone would sway public sentiment.
“He apologizes but never says what he’s apologizing for,” said Glenn Selig, founder of The Publicity Agency in Tampa, Fla. “You wonder, is he really sorry? He sort of portrays himself as a victim.”