Sunday, May 3, 2015

Week in Review!

Chair by Sunset

Hello everyone, hope you're having a wonderful Sunday so far.  I know it's still early, actually it's just hit 9 AM for me, but I've been up since 6:30 AM.  On a Sunday?  Crazy!

Well, truth be told, my husband woke me up with a text message, they're one hour ahead so he was getting up and getting dressed to head to Lawton with his mom.

My mother in law spent the weekend with him, which makes me so happy because he's really been pretty lonely out there by himself.  There is a lot of family in Texas and Oklahoma but they're all busy with their own lives and it's not always easy to meet up.

She was there though because they did a little house hunting, and guess what?  We may have just found our new home, I won't tell you about it quite yet as it's not official there is still paperwork to fill out etc, but as soon as I can and if it pans out the way we wish, I will tell you ALL about it.

Right, so week in review, I've had quite the busy week, lots of packing and errands and things to take care of.

::::  Monday was a catch up day for school, we had a lot of lessons to try and get ahead on.  My kids need to be done by the week of the 18th and right now, I'm kind of freaking out and hoping we do get it all completed in time.

::::  Tuesday was a packing day, of course, in between more schooling and State Testing for the kids and then Zumba at night.

::::  Wednesday found us again at the library for State Testing, I was driving back and forth like a maniac.  I could have just stayed there since it's not even 5 minutes from my house, but I wasn't going to waste packing time and errand time.  I wanted so badly to check out some books but had to force myself not to and remember that I only have 2 weeks left here, it would be absolutely pointless to do it.

::::  Thursday morning I had to take my car to Walmart for an oil change and service.  I don't know why I've never taken it there before, they're pretty inexpensive and it took but 30 minutes and I feel much better knowing I got this done before the big road trip.  Then I realized, with my crazy airhead that I'm sporting lately, that my car registration was up that same day, so off to the DMV I went.  I am now sporting a very pretty white 30 day Temporary Registration sticker on the back window of my car.  Why?  Because my car was still using Arizona plates and because I didn't realize it was expiring that same day so I didn't have time to contact the car loan company and ask for them to send the title to the DMV.  I'm telling you, I'm so overwhelmed and ragged that my brain is not functioning right.   Also had our Zumba night, which I'm going to really really really miss when I leave.

::::  Friday was a bit of a relaxing day, I didn't get much done, I just needed one day to sit back, relax and take a breather.  Felt good to do it.  I did go pay the rent for the house and run a few errands, but nothing else.

::::  Saturday was laundry day, and I'm still not done, but I'll get to it today.  I also worked on getting the oil stains off my driveway.  My car had a HUGE oil leak and dumped pretty much all the quarts poured in, into the driveway.  I used oven cleaner which seemed to get quite a bit of it off, but it's still looking pretty bad so I need to figure that out before we do the walk through of the house.

Next thing on the list, I gave my car a good wash and a polish. The weather was phenomenal, 81 degrees and it felt amazing to be in shorts and flipflops out there washing the car.

I'll do the inside of it today, clean out the trash the kids leave in, vacuum, do the windows and the dash etc.

By late afternoon, I had a photo session with my niece.  Now I'm NOT a professional photographer, don't claim to be, never want to be quite honestly, I just take photos for fun.  She asked me to do her Senior Pictures and I of course agreed.

Here are some of my favorites.



What a blast it was playing around out there at the old drive in movie theatre.  My Jasmine wants me to take her there later and snap some photos of her too, so we'll see how that goes.

Overall, this was a pretty busy week for me but I have two more equally and I'm thinking even worse weeks ahead, so I'm stocking up on coffee and just plowing through, it's all I can do right?

Speaking of which, it's 10AM and I really need to get off this couch, load the dishwasher and get packing and spackling and painting walls etc.

I'll catch up on my shows while I pack so it makes it go easier and faster.  Now if I could just muster the energy to get up when I'm so incredibly comfortable. 

Here we go..............


Mary said...

I think your best bet to remove the remainder of the motor oil residue is repeated applications of a deteregent or cleaner like Mean Green that cuts through oil applied with a scrub brush, let it sit for a bit then douse with hot water.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

My birth father and my sister were born in Lawton, OK. He is now living in Olustee. Small world.

Wow, a possible house for you to move right in to when you get to your destination. That is cool!

It won't be long now. Just do what you can each day, trying not to stress and trusting in God to take care of you.

Great photos of your niece.

Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

Elizabeth said...

I'm a long time happy reader, but don't comment often...I just wanted to tell you that when I open your blog and see a new post I actually say "YAY!!" right out loud! I am sending warm, strong energy thoughts as you get closer to The Adventure. Those photos you took of your niece are phenomenal! Love the way you had her and hat, SO western!! Will love to see the Jasmine photos if you get to it.

Take care of you...hope this possible new home works out, but if it doesn't...oh goodness there are lots of good homes in Texas :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to post these days...I've missed you, but understand what's going on.

Mari said...

How exciting that Curt may have found a house!
The photos turned out great - I bet Tiffany is happy with them. :)

Debbie said...

What a busy week! I hope you have lots of energy over the next few weeks to get everything done that you need to.

The photos of your niece are lovely.

Can't wait to hear about the house.

Sending you hugs.

Anonymous said...

The way to remove the oil stains 100% of the time is the drizzle gasoline over the spot, then with an old brush, give it a quick brushing and then sprinkle on a layer of kitty litter. Let it dry for an hour or so and then using a broom and dishpan, discard the kitty litter. Before you discard it make sure the oil spot is removed to your liking or you might just do it again REUSING the same kitty litter!


Kimberly Turner said...

Did your car leak oil after Walmart changed your oil?

Christy said...

Dawn dish detergent is another possibility for removing the rest of the oil on your driveway. Good luck with everything! Your photos of your niece are beautiful!