Happy Thursday, Friends!
I write to you this Thursday evening with a jumbled brain & a thousand to-do lists. After the whirlwind of my scans at Mayo, I have been movin’ & shakin’; unfortunately, as the title says, it’s only the beginning. [Sorry there was not a Wordless Wednesday post – I think it’s the first time I’ve missed posting a picture since I started that tradition!]
Some happenings from the week: Trampled by Turtles concert, the first book club meeting[!], tutoring after school, my first co-ed volleyball game of the summer, & a tick bite for Ace, [not a real tick bite; today we learned gnat bites also look like deer tick bites – we didn’t freak out at allllllllllllll…].
You know the old saying, “Music is good for the soul?” I am a hard believer in the truth behind these words. Given other posts of mine, you all KNOW how important music is to me, but after a clear scan, it’s REALLY good for my soul. We ventured downtown with good friends of ours to watch one of my favorite bands, Trampled by Turtles, and the night was simply amazing.
Book club tid bits:
I was the host this month & as you know, we read a favorite of mine: The Book Thief. Our first turnout fell a little short, [ 5 of 12 showed]; however, this is one of the busiest times of the year & I’m kicking myself I didn’t start in the winter season like I had wanted to originally. The five of us still rocked a mini discussion & for the most part – everybody liked it! [Whew!] My mom and Tony helped me come up with a menu of German-inspired appetizers to serve, [we had some time to kill in between tests/scans & my doctor’s appointment at Mayo – four hours!], & some German flavored beer 🙂 I’m looking forward to next month; we will be reading, The Help, & can’t wait for this club to take off!
Have you ever felt like you just can’t catch your breath? Or just can’t keep up in general? What am I saying… of course you have felt that way before! Glancing at my calendar the other morning during my prep, I have exactly two free weekends from now until the second weekend of November. Yes…..two. Some of the highlights to come? Watching my sister graduate high school, [heads up – I’ll be a mess], helping a couple of my best friends celebrate weddings, & getting to see Bon Iver live in July.
Did I mention I’m switching positions at work next year? & That I also get to write new curriculum for three NEW classes? Yes, it will be interesting.
Maybe the laundry won’t get done as often as it used to?
I think I’ll survive.
This weekend’s plans? Hosting a girl’s night for my best college girlfriends tomorrow night, attending a baby shower Saturday morning for another college friend, [hence the girl’s night of college friends in town], shopping and meal prep for Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, & celebrating my beautiful Mama on Sunday with my family. Whew.
Watch out weekend – you’re mine.
Off to watch the MN Wild try to pull out a win this fourth game. xo