Early morning chat7:57 AM
Won't you come on in and chat with me, I have some hot Hazelnut Coffee and Cinnamon Toast waiting.
I usually post at night, it gives me time to gather some photos during the day, and share anything that has gone on, but I've decided to maybe change things up a little and start posting in the mornings.
It might just set the mood for the rest of the day, and as for sharing photos I can still do that, I'll just be sharing the previous days going ons. No biggie right? It's what I used to do back in the day anyway.
So, here I am on this beautiful Tuesday morning, thinking of what I have ahead for the day, which includes a trip to the grocery store, some homeschooling, some more laundry which just never ends, and I'm hoping to get in some sewing on the quilt.
And speaking of sewing, for those of you lucky enough to live in the UK, premiering tonight on BBC Two is The Great British Sewing Bee. Finally, a show devoted to us sewers, and how exciting is that?
You know I learned how to sew with my grandmother Odete, who is a seamstress, though she really doesn't do much anymore, she's 89 years old now so it's harder for her to work with a needle and thread.
I've mentioned her before on my blog, and how much she taught me, not just sewing wise.
So, yes, one show I think I will really enjoy, and I'm quite sure there are other sewers out there who will like it just as much. If you do want to watch and are no in the UK, I will give you links as soon as they are available online.
It's just shy of 7:30AM, and the kids are both still asleep.
I need to take one last look at my grocery list and menu to be sure that I have everything. I can't tell you how many times I have assumed I was prepared only to end up either missing out a meal by miscounting the days in the week, or thinking that I have something in the fridge/pantry and then realizing after grocery shopping that I don't.
And I don't know about the rest of you, but I never really return to the store between grocery days. The whole thing of running back and forth every day for something, just does not appeal to me, so I usually do what I'm good at....make do with what I have.
We're quickly approaching the end of this school year, and I think the kids are about ready to be done. You know how children get to this time of the year and their brains seem to shut off in anticipation for summer?
I don't know if they're burned out, or just eager for the break, but getting things done become increasingly harder and it's a fight to the end. To be honest, I'm usually ready for summer time as well, there's nothing I like more than summer days when you wake up when you feel like it, you have no routines, no running around, no busy schedules and everyone is relaxed.
Something we do have to work on right now are Jasmine's High School courses.
It boggles my mind, quite frankly, because I did all my schooling in South Africa and things were done differently.
So, today, my husband and I are sitting down with her after dinner, and we'll be going through and picking courses.
To tell you the truth, it's a bitter sweet moment for me. I can't believe that she's getting so big to the point of starting High School. I still see her as my little Jasmine, and it tugs at my heart to think that she's quickly becoming a young lady and in two years she'll be driving and then off to college and then married and children.....UGH.....help me! LOL
And now I better skidaddle on out, my coffee has gone cold and there's nothing worse than reaching for the mug, taking a big swig and....yeah....gross. Time for a quick refill, then I have to get dressed for the day and be on my way.
I do hope you all have a fantastic Tuesday. I will be coming around to say hi to everyone later today, probably this afternoon when I get a few moments in. I've noticed it's kind of quiet around blogland, not sure why, but I'll find out right? :)
Oh and before I leave, you are all still invited to my Pampered Chef online party. Don't forget you have until Friday to put in your order, and there are so many great products out there, old and new, I think half of my kitchen is Pampered Chef actually. hahahah
Just go on over to the party website and place your order, and if you do I thank you and appreciate it :)
WHAT I'M COOKING:
Lunch - probably sandwiches, pickles, yogurt or fruit.
Dinner - One Pot Sausage Etouffee
WHAT I'M WATCHING:
The Great British Sewing Bee on BBC Two
Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day on BBC Two
Doctors on BBC One
History Detectives on PBS
WHAT I'M DOING:
Working on Pampered Chef Online Party