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.
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!