Sunday, April 29, 2012

Status Report - April (late!)

Looking at my poor blog the other day I thought "has it really be 5 weeks since I've posted??"  Yes, it most certainly has.  I will now remedy that with a rambling status update.

Sitting -  at my very clean desk.  I'm not sure what it is about a clean desk that makes you feel more productive but I like it.  Yesterday the kids and I did a power-tidy in the game room in preparation for our upcoming vacation.  I hate coming home to a messy house, even if it's only after being out for the morning running errands.

Loving - that the weather man says 64 and sunny today.  Those two weeks of 70+ temps we had in mid March spoiled me rotten and made me want to hit the FF button on summer.

Not Loving - the fact that my 13 yr old and my hubby have both come down with yet another cold.  Another cold.  This has been the worst season ever for how many times my family (and myself) have been sick with colds and flus.  Three seperate trips to the ER since November, countless bottles of cough syrup, bottles of cold pills, cleaning up puke, etc. so forth and so on.

Really REALLY Loving - the fact that my grandson was born yesterday! Here he is sitting on my lap while I took his picture with my phone.  The cutest grandson in the history of all things cute, Connor Benjamin Lee was born at 4:47am, April 28, 2012 - weighing in at a perfect 7lbs. 4oz., and 20 inches long.  He's perfectly healthy, mom is doing well and the Rolfe clan just added the first new BOY to the family in 11 years! Oh yes, he will be spoiled rotten :-)

Determined - to do NO work whatsoever in the two weeks we'll be gone to Florida.  When we took our road trip last summer I took my lappy for the "just in casers" custom orders that come in, and I'm glad I did that because I did get several custom requests that was I was able to fill.  I'm taking my laptop again this time but I'm not working at all.  So, if anyone reading has a custom request, please wait until after May 23rd to inquire about it. :o)

Hoping - to get all the "last minute" details on a list this week and then check them off as they're done/purchased so we're all ready for our Florida road trip on Saturday.

Looking forward to - the entire trip!  Not only will we get to drive through places I've never been, we'll get to see Disneyworld, the beaches in Florida (both coasts), friends, family and... alligators.  I refuse to come home until I've seen an alligator just walking around in non-alligator territory.  Like, the grocery store parking lot, or something like that.  Also really looking forward to the WARM weather.  I'm not a cold weather person by any stretch of the imagination, and everyone says I'm going to love-love-love it down there.  The bonus is, by the time we get back, we'll be (for the most part) past our cold weather here too.

Avoiding - as much negativity as humanly possible.  Not in the "ignore it and it will go away" sense, but in the "there isn't anything I can do about it anyway" sense.  A wise person once told me you have to learn how to pick your battles.  There are some battles I can win, like paying the bills and fixing supper.  Other battles I can't do a thing about, like twisted worldviews and snarky personality issues in other people.  It's exhausting trying to engage with people who a.) don't listen to what you say and b.) only engage you in the first place because they like the conflict, not because they want to come to a better understanding of your position.  So, that's a battle I'm done picking.

Getting - SO excited for Saturday to get here so we can hit the road!

Planning - roast beef for dinner tonight, and with the leftovers making a crockpot chili tomorrow.  For dessert, I think I need to make a batch of good old fashioned chocolate chip cookies.  It's been a while since I've made cookies and I think we probably all need some of those.