More horror in America and yet, no solutions. We can try and buckle down, do our best for our family, but always know it can be snatched in an instance. I've been picking at this post off and on for several days, but scheduled to post Saturday. We'll be off line much of the weekend.
What’s top of my mind:
Tell me how we're supposed to feel safe unless we just pretend some demons actions won't happen to us? How do we close our eyes without seeing children, our neighbors, our elders, unless we intentionally create mental blocks? That's top of mind. I try not to use my blog to do political rants, though do on occasion I know, but this should not be political. Everyone's family and friends are at risk of dying through some violence, regardless of politics as long as guns and money run this country, and mental health needs get nothing more than thoughts and prayers.
Where I’m going:
I guess if you're reading this on Saturday it's where I am, the lake. There's a lot of cleaning, but several hands. The small cabin needs more help as does the sleeping area in the garage. The dock going in, mowing and weeding Rick areas takes a bit if time. That's where the teen boys and young men tend to sleep when we're full up. My daughter and I got bathe deck to rights yesterday, cleaning tables, bringing the chairs up, cleaning away dead bugs and bird gifts. It's ready for meals and relaxing. I also vacuumed and dusted main floor.
What I’m watching:
I've watched another few episodes of Law and Order UK. The newest season of Death in Paradise has started streaming in Britbox.
What I’m reading:
I've got a start in both YaYa Sisterhood and A Theatre for Dreamers. This weekend both will be finished. I've got some magazine's to browse through.
What I’m listening to:
I popped an old CD in my car to avoid the news. A little Train anyone? It reminded me of taking the girls to their concert at the state fair back in 2013 right before my older daughter went to London for grad school.
What I’m eating:
Pasta salad and veggies! Not local yet, but it still is refreshing to give the hotdishes a reprieve. DH requested burgers at least for once weekend meal.
Who needs a good slap:
I shouldn't say this, but I will. DH needs a reality slap. He's yammering again about pushing out retirement. You know I was commiserating on Monday about delaying mine, but absolutely not an option for him. But, he can find something to do to get out of my and DD2's space in Thursdays.
What I’m planning:
Long work days. Down our data specialist and the other person who can help in the system is on vacation. Wednesday- Friday will be very long days. All summer will be long days. I hope to go outside some days to work, even if just to take meetings where I don't need both screens.
What’s making me smile:
Babies and toddlers are everywhere, between DH's nieces kids, and his cousin's young children, there's 6 under five that will be at the cabins, and another due in August. I know my family will grow too when the time is right.
I keep using my phone to post as the computer I've been using has to be plugged in and then isn't reliable. I suppose I'll break down eventually and replace my lap too that died after just 18 months, but holding off until DD2's completely dies. I don't ever use my work computer for personal activities. This is to beg forgiveness for the even more typos, lack of comments in some blog platforms, and weird formatting. Please join in on the W's of your week.