Friday, April 13, 2018

Weekend Count Down

I'm not feeling, Feeling Good Friday today. Nothing is going wrong and I'm not feeling depressed but not particularly perky either. I don't care to write about my weight gain, irregular sleeping pattern, or muscle soreness. I don't feel like writing about grinning and baring yet another predicted round of snow on Sunday. I want to think about my weekend, my first normal weekend in four weeks. I have no church breakfasts to organize or dinners to host. We have no travel plans.

 DD1 is coming home for a couple days to visit and I am looking forward to seeing her. We talk frequently, but it's not the same as having a cup of coffee and really talking. She was in Minnesota back in January for a couple days, so it has been a while. Hopefully we can get DS on the phone with us all on Sunday before she goes (unless the snow keeps her until Monday morning). While it is months away, I want us all to start weighing in on our priorities for our trip to France and Germany in August. For me, the planning is all part of the experience. 

While I hope to have a weekend that combines home based projects, regular household cleaning, and a bit of R&R, DD2 has a banner busy weekend ahead. She takes the ACT tomorrow. I don't think she is particularly prepared for it. She has done some review and practice tests, but I think until she actually takes it, she ill have no real way to gage her time, her biggest nemesis. She's already scheduled for another in June, and once September opens, she'll take a third then. I hate the system that one test makes such a huge difference in both where she might go and how much merit scholarship she might be offered, but that's how it is. Following the test, she has dress rehearsal for a jazz concert, followed by a 6:00 and 8:30 performance. We are really looking forward to attending. She also has to finalize her big decades project with her group, as they present Tuesday. No rest for the junior.

It's technically my flex day, but I'm working off an on to complete another project that had a couple hiccups. I can still get laundry done, run errands, and do some tidying throughout the day. With no specific plans, I don't mind tapping into my flex day to get caught up. I'll do this once in a while, but overall, I take the time off I've earned. I have to contact my former employer for a document to turn into my current HR to determine ow much more vacation accrual I'm eligible for. This is due to a change in our current contract that I am very pleased about. On the not so happy note, I'm trying to find out why my 2% raise only resulted in a .5% increase in take home pay. I was expecting my check to increase by 5X what it did. I hope it was an error in calculation that will be corrected. 

What's  up in your world this weekend? By the end, April will be half gone. I'd like to think the April snow and showers will truly result in May flowers, literally and figuratively. That is something to look forward to. 

Edit: 12:58
Apparently the bad weather that is coming is so bad both the ACT and the Night of Jazz event are cancelled. We will wait to hear of the ACT test make up options, but the Jazz night due to so manyy conflicts can't be rescheduled. The directors are looking at alternative performance options. This was supposed to be a fund raiser too, so not sure how that plays out. I am so done with winter!


8 comments:

  1. Best of luck to your daughter.
    No weekend plans here. I so feel your "never-ending-winter" pain. I truly struggled with this time of year when we lived in New England. Hopefully your low key weekend will help your outlook.
    I have nothing planned this weekend, which tends to be me every weekend, though. As far as I know, the kids have no large plans either, but that may change. I know one daughter has invited a classmate over to finish up a school project, so I may be needed to provide transportation, and DS, in honor of his birthday earlier this week, would like to get hamburgers at a Five Guys restaurant about 20 miles away on Saturday. I may dispatch DH to take him privately, rather than rally all the troops to join in. Generally, that works out better in our house--we have a family dinner with cake and presents on the actual birthday, and then on the weekend, the birthday kid gets to go out to eat alone with Dad--which Dad loves to do all the time anyway. DH is always stopping in to favorite joints with a kid for "a quick bite." On birthdays, though, kid gets to pick spot. I guarantee you DH wouldn't step foot in a Five Guys for any other reason!

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    1. I don't even know what my youngest woudl pick for a restaurant meal out. She ends up eating out for show choir trips, or a quck bite when she is stuck late at school that she seems to more like to be able to pick her favorite home cooked meal-usually veggie curry.The older kids though liked to eat out-probably becasue we did it so rarely when there were five of us at home and money was much tighter, but their tastes are definatley more matured now.

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  2. Good luck to DD2. Hopefully she will score high enough that another test will not be necessary. I am very glad all of that is behind us.
    Have a great visit with DD1!

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    1. The ACT has officially been cancelled. We now wait for the rescheudle date. No jazz night either due to the wether. We have about three inches and blowing, but we ar ein the lull until lat emorning, then 1 inch per hour the rest of the day. Insane. DD1 made it home and will be here until Monday morning as I doubt roads will be passible until then.

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  3. You have the winter has lasted way too long blues. I so remember the ACT days. Hated them.

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    1. Now, all our plans are cancelled, but I have my girls home with me. New plans.

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  4. Enjoy your time with your daughter. I agree the face to face chats are so much homelier than on the phone.
    Arilx

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    1. We're having a lovely morning. She made us breakfast and the coffee pot is on!

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