I have been a little out of sorts these past couple of weeks. Too many things going on. And I know this, but still forget to do it – when life gets busy, I NEED to double down on my planner and other organization tricks. But I don’t and then the wheels fall off the bus. But the good news is that I am beginning to feel the fog lift, and have no doubt that I will be back to near-normal by next week. So, no list of favorites this week, but I do have the capacity for a bullet list of updates.
- Megan is now at Iowa State. Move in went great, she chose not to pledge to a sorority, and she is excited to start classes on Monday. She has made several new friends and is settling in really well.
- Scout can not be “kept quiet”, and is smart enough to figure out how to chew up his protective collar (cone of shame) and pull out his stitches. So he had to spend a second day at the vet, have staples put in, get fitted for a second collar (which he has also chewed up – while wearing it), and gets a mild sedative twice a day. I’m throwing in the towel tonight and letting him off his leash to run around the yard. And I may take his evening sedatives myself. Dude is crazy out of his mind and has reverted back to every bad habit he has ever had except accidents in the house. The staples come out Monday, and then I think we can get him out in the fields again.
- I have corn!!! Nine out of 10 stalks came up, and six of them have little cobs of corn on them. They will probably only get to the size of those little baby cobs that come in a jar (do you remember that scene from Big where Tom Hanks is eating the baby corn off the cob? Hahaha!) And even if the corn itself isn’t any good, I will have corn stalks for my fall decorating!
- Amy is back at Winona, and all settled into her house. And she found a job working on campus in the central receiving office. She will be sorting and delivering mail and packages around campus. This is perfect for her because the schedule is flexible and it will be constant movement. I really cannot see her in any type of desk job, so she may need to get creative with that degree in Business Management – Human Resources. But I have faith!
- Our first two nights as “empty nesters” have been great. The biggest perks? The house stays exactly as we leave it, and we get to sleep with our bedroom door open!
I have big plans to do some serious cleaning and organizing in the girl’s bedrooms this weekend. I think that once I get those rooms done I will be able to move all of the random mess they left all over the rest of the house put away. Gary has started painting Megan’s dresser, so it would be nice if he could get that done this weekend too. Heppner’s is hosting a car show at their Hudson shop (which is where Gary is working now) on Saturday, so we plan to check that out but that’s all we really have planned. Hope you have a great weekend!