My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with. ~ Oprah Winfrey
It has been an amazing week here at Casa del KatKnits and while there were not any baked potatoes, much was shared; from the quaintness of Saugatuck to the grandeur of Lake Michigan to my favorite food spots and having my best friend experience them all with me truly did make this week heaven.
Yesterday we headed north to visit Grand Haven and the day was perfect. You can see some of my pictures on Flickr of the sights from the day.
I even managed to squeeze in some baking so I could send some cookies home with Steve.
Friday was a whirl-wind day. I worked a split and had lunch with a friend whom I had not seen for far too long. Cabboy and I had lunch at the New Holland Brewery and was it good! Conversation and food were a welcome respite from an otherwise hectic day.
Later that night a big storm blew through Holland, and while we missed the brunt of the storms damage, it deposited a good amount of rain on us.
However, as I arrived home this lovely sunset was turning the sky red and this morning blue skies greeted me filled with big, fluffy clouds.
Here is hoping your weekend is just as rosy! Go out there and find something to delight in!
So, I had orientation for school today and when I left there I headed over to pick up my text book.
Because I have 5 chapters to read by class time on Monday. Yes – you read that right, 5 chapters!
We can say good bye to knitting this weekend… it was nice while it lasted!!
So, I am now armed with my “scrubs” for my clinicals, a stethoscope and a blood pressure cuff, and my text book. I have gotten as far as rectal temperature taking – I needed a break and my kids did not want me to practice on them!! Even after I reminded them I had done this to them before…
Yes, you can imagine the reaction that got around here!!!!! Ahhh, motherly revenge is so amazing!! The power!!
Well… they deserved a bit of motherly revenge for their behavior and attitudes lately. Teenagers!
There have been many a time when my mind goes back to a lovely presentation that I had the privilege to attend when my children were very small. The speaker was a wise woman with a great amount of sage advice. I remember her talking about a time when her husband was traveling and she had a colicky baby that would not stop crying. In utter desperation, she laid the screaming baby safely in it’s bed and went and laid on her bed, crying herself. The only words she could find to utter were from the Kyrie. Truly simple and beautiful words – Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy. She said when she was at her wits end, these words helped.
I was so fortunate to not have colicky babies – but, I do have teenagers with an advanced case of teenage-itis.
Those words have become my mantra some days!
And, today was one of them!!
Heidi sent me a text message this afternoon – a very interesting text message. “I need to talk to you about signing something. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox” (the number of x’s and o’s sent off warning bells… )
So, she shows up after school with this instruction from her ‘boyfriend’. You need to type something up that says you give permission for me to date him – he turned 18 today.
Silly kids, Heidi is 17 – not 16. Hmmm, the plans they concoct huh?
Needless to say I did not sign anything…. And, Heidi is not speaking to me.
Teenagers – Lord have mercy on me!