Thursday, June 11, 2015

Checking in

I've been writing blog posts in my head for the past couple days, trying to come up with one to jump back in here.  The past couple months have been busy and full to say the least, with a new granddaughter, getting the backyard landscaped and planted (we're do-it-yourselfers) and a trip thrown in at the end of May.

I decided to look through my calendar to see just what has been filling my days. (Yes, I'm a kindergartner at heart and love to cut, paste, draw things on my calendar:/)

My calendar is a combination of appointments and events, as well as lists of things to do.  My list method is to put a little square next to each item, so I can check things off as I go and feel very accomplished:)
Here's a sampling, in no particular order, of what has filled my calendar for the past 8 weeks. 
Easter dinner menu . . . Costco run . . . Water aerobics. . . get vacuum cleaner tuned up. . . renew driver's license . . .walk with Joan . . . Marcus & Emily for supper . . .pick up new bikes! . . .platelet donation. . . landscape plan . . .take vacuum cleaner in. . . find plans for compost bin. . . reschedule platelet donation . . . Rockies opening day . . .send bday cards for May . . . Book Club (I host, choose book!). . . my birthday! . . . lovely dinner with Dan . . . take vacuum cleaner in . . .quote on calendar reads:  "you are the leading lady of your own life". . . clean out bookcase and take books to library sale . . Staples: ink!! . . .buy plants and shrubs . . . Dan's softball game . . . lunch with Kathy for our birthdays. . . graduation cards . . .mass for Gram . . . haircut . . . pay bills . . . babysit Brooklynn!:) . . . TAKE THE VACUUM CLEANER IN! . . .plant more shrubs and perennials . . . Costa Rica trip (yahoo!) . . .sprinkler installation guys here for 2 days . . . bake oatmeal cookies. . . oil change for Highlander . . .paint guest room . . . quote: "how we live our days is how we live our lives" - A. Dillard
On June 2, Dan and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary.  It was on a Tuesday, so we both worked, and that evening he and Luke had a softball game.  I went and watched, along with Marcus, Emily and Brooklynn.  It seemed the perfect way to celebrate 31 years of marriage.  Afterward, we all went our separate ways, and as Dan and I were walking to his pickup truck he took my hand and asked, 'can I buy you an ice cream?'  We decided that 25 years of marriage is marked by silver, 30 years is rubies, and 31 must be softball and ice cream.  I like that the best.
It's nice to be blogging again:)


Dewena said...

I think it was an ideal, and romantic, 31st celebration. Congratulations to both of you!

I've watched for your posts but figured you were living life with little time to blog about it. Nice to see you here though.


Melinda said...

What a busy gal you have been!
I bet if everyone wrote on their
calendars each day, we would be
surprised to see that things do
get done.
Congrats on your anniversary and
your celebration sounded perfect!!

Glad to see you!

M : )

Mereknits said...

You ended your post with the perfect story. I love that you two are still so much in love and in sync with each other. Congrats to 31 years!!!!
Hugs to you busy woman,

Susanne said...

Happy, happy belated anniversary! Love that "take the vacuum in" got bolder and bigger! So like me!! I think I need one of those kinds of calendars so I can keep track of events and my to do list. Little scraps all over is just not working! Good to see you back!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Love, love, LOVE your calendar! I've switched to using the electronic one on my Mac, and miss having a paper one sometimes. Yours is fabulous! :)

Happy Belated Anniversary!