I am trying to do this while I am in the car travelling to Salt Lake for the first stop on our “Grand Circle” tour. There are miles and miles of empty desert between here and our destination. I thought…Hubby is driving, I can be working on my Currently (which I LOVE by the way). Then when I get to my daughters house I can be already to post and link up. Two problems….it is bouncier than I thought and trying to work a mouse leads to all sorts of craziness. Second without internet access I cannot get to the blogger template. So I got my currently ready and now I am composing in word. I’ve never done that before. We will see how this works out. I am also using a great big plain font. I figure I can change the size and look when I get to my daughter’s. (see...much better already)
So where am I going? Crazy…wanta come? Sorry, just had to throw that in there. I am going to see two of my children and their families. They could not come over for Easter dinner like these two, so we are going to them.
I am old enough (wait….I don’t think of myself as that old) and lucky enough to have 10 grand children. Six live close, and four live close enough we can easily make a quick trip to see them. If we want to see them one after the other we do a grand circle. Starting at one end and going from house to house and ending up back home. We average about 300 miles on each leg of the “tour”.
I have a list a mile long of things I wanted to do….clean out my closet, muck out the spare bedroom/office, redo my school library (part of the office redo) and get it more organized. I need desperately to work on my hording tendencies….but those will all still be there, the chance to visit family may not. My husband took the week off because he wanted to spend the time with me and all those projects don’t really involve him. So I will save them for another day (I just must have the self discipline to follow through and get them done)
Sometimes I wish I could be like Jonathon Livingston Seagull and be transported just by thinking and I am there. The road is long…and empty, lots of sagebrush and mountains, but no trees. Today I am also listening to it rain. I love the sound of rain on the windshield and when we stop, the smell of sagebrush after a rain. I don’t like that this rain is turning into snow. I can see the line where it changes on these mountains across the valley and some of those drops on my windshield are not raindrops…but gobs of snow! I am ready for warm! Maybe we should have headed south.
I finished up my testing last week, but I really haven’t looked at any of it. The nice thing? I have all week to do just that. After the kids go to bed, and I have some down time to myself, I can get all that I did organized and entered in to powerschool. Yay! for the internet. I don’t have to be at school to do that. Then Monday morning our wonderful secretaries print off the report cards and I add some samples of student work and I think I am ready for conferences! Good thing because I am trying to get my conferences done a day early (another family visit and wedding is happening).
My advice…..is for myself. It it my one word to remind me of what I need to be doing. I need to simplify. I need to let go of things I might need….and just in case. I need to give away things to someone who can use them right now. I need to remember to ask myself what is the worse thing that could happen if I lose this? Simplify!