Thursday, January 31
Wednesday, January 30
Tuesday, January 29
Monday, January 28
Sunday, January 27
This morning I asked Damon about my shoes. I am wearing a brown skirt, tights & navy blue sweater. I have a pair of navy shoes I wanted to wear because well, they sorta match, and I don't wear them often but I like them. Only reason I question it is because of the brown tights. Not what I'd normally wear. Damon says "well I wouldn't wear blue shoes with *my* brown tights." OK, that was helpful. I decided to look in the more natural lighting in the living room. Brett is in there reading a book so I ask him, "how does Mommy's outfit look? Are my shoes OK?" He looks up and says "Hmm..." He puts his finger in his check thinking... "Well, your skirt matches your tights and your sweater looks good with your shoes. You're good Mom." :) He was so serious! Damon was a bit concerned that Brett had such an opinion! I decided to wear it. It wasn't that crazy or daring. I didn't regret it either. You know how you sit down in meeting and change your mind? We're all kinda matchy today too. Damon's wearing a blue shirt/brown pants and Brett a navy & beige sweater with navy cords.
We came home to dinner in the oven. I like that on Sunday! Chicken breast with Lipton Creamy Chicken Rice and carrots. Add dinner rolls and cranberry sauce and we have a meal. I decided on the way home that we needed a pie, a lemon meringue pie. So I made a pie crust and the filling while dinner was finishing up and the bread was baking. Whipped up the meringue while Damon cleaned up dishes. Now when are we going to eat it? It's supposed to cool 4 hrs. We need to leave for GM in 1/2 hr and we've been invited out for supper afterwards. They're going to wonder why we didn't bring it along! I don't see the pie completely cooling.... I'm not sure why I don't make pies more often. It's not hard and doesn't take that long. Even making a crust is easy as....pie. I used Grandma Smith's crust recipe and the filling is just the Jell-o Cook & Serve from a box. I'll add the recipe card.
Thursday, January 24
Wednesday, January 23
Tuesday, January 22
Brett has started swim class again Jan-May. He goes every Tuesday night for 1/2 hr. He just loves it. He did last year too but was afraid of getting water in his ears. Now he's not so concerned except when trying to back float. Otherwise he's under the water more than not! Here's a few pictures & videos. They aren't the best quality since I'm sitting in an adjoining room watching through a window. The sound on the video is of people in the same room talking & gymnastics going on next door. And don't mind the swim teacher in the background... Not sure who the teacher is-there's been two different ones now. It's a nice place for lessons. The water is 90 degrees and there's 5 or less kids in a class.
Tonight the little turkey talked me into going to Texas Roadhouse. I made the mistake of asking him what he wanted for supper and he said "squash". He means sweet potato at TRH. He said he wasn't changing his mind! I decided a salad would be good (their french dressing is my favorite & it's the best salad in town-sad to say-well Olive Garden is good too!) so we went. We were seated in "Willie's Corner" so he had to know about Willie Nelson. My knowledge of him is a bit limited so he got the abbreviated version. See, Mom and Brett can have fun while Dad's gone! : )It's really cold and windy here tonight, we were glad to get home.
- It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
- Get mad, and then get over it.
- Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
- It can be done!
- Be careful what you choose. You may get it.
- Don't let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
- You can't make someone else's choices. You shouldn't let someone else make yours.
- Check small things.
- Share credit.
- Remain calm. Be kind.
- Have a vision. Be demanding.
- Don't take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
- Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.