Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.
Remembering Karen and the fun we had on our ROAD TRIP. I have no idea where those photos are. They are safe, just on a cloud somewhere!!!!! Losing Karen only makes me feel the loss of Bobby more. She was one of the few people who really knew Bobby. No one here in Florida ever met Bobby, except Danny. I have been more Debbie the last few days than Sarah. Few people really understand the 2 sides to me. They either know me as Debbie, Bobby’s Mom or as Sarah, Danny’s wife. Karen KNEW ME AS BOTH.
When you lose all of your photos, you have to rely on Copies of Copies.
Jami Belmont of Young Wife’s Guide is doing Make Over Your Mornings. She started it in a Facebook group this week.
I have gone through it once before, last January. Skipping around and not totally working through it.
All the pages from the workbook were printed out. But never filled in.
I wasn’t feeling all that great then. Tired and restless. I should have worked it then..All of it.
So for the next 2 weeks, I am going through it with Jami. You all, will be my accountability partners.
Danny just blows off anything to do with my blog….. my internet activites…. unless it has to do with trains.
Only part of the setup we have now.
I.will also be working through this course again starting on August 29, when Heidi Marahell. Hoping to really dig deep then. There are so many resources out there on morning routines. Evening routines. I read everything.
Morning Motivated Mom’s
Morning Motivated Mom
Our schedule is crazy. Danny and I are both LATE LATE NIGHTERS. ( Which is good for us as a couple). We love to stay up late and sleep in late.
His late field days and the 5 days he is off every other week allows us to do this.
Danny manages getting up early 6 AM because he sleeps so soundly the few hours he has at night.Plus, in the summer months , especially, he takes long naps when he gets home from work.
I, on the other hand, don’t ever sleep well at night. Or I should say, I seldom , EVER sleep well, if I sleep at all.
I am an insomniac.
I am also at my best emotionally and physically at night. Even when I am in a lupus flair.
So I have learned to sleep when I can, for as long as I can.
So why am I working through Making Over Your Morning Course?
Because I need to learn to make the best of them. To enjoy them.
To make use of my quiet mornings by myself.
For Bible Study. In-depth Bible Study most days.
In the early mornings when Danny has to get up at 6 AM Or more accurately, when his alarm goes off at 6AM. He does not just get up.
No, the alarm goes off for at least 2 more times. If not 3 or 4.
That IRRITATES me to no end. I hate alarms.
Most mornings, if I am in bed , I get up before it goes off. Or as soon as it goes off the first time. I won’t lay around.
So I get up and I function on automatic pilot.
Mornings are easy for me because I have done everything the night before. (Except FOR THE DISHES) . They are rinsed well and stacked neatly.
I am working on this. I am getting better.
I love on Mr. Bojangles. Make sure he and the rabbit have plenty of water. The rabbit is in the kitchen for the summer.
Bible Study in the kitchen before Danny gets up.
The coffee is already made for Danny. I try NOT TO LET THE SMELL GAG ME.
I get his lunch out of the refrigerator and into his lunch box. Along with his drinks.
Next Bible Study until Danny gets up.
I stop everything when Danny first comes in to grab his coffee.
I stop it again when he comes in dress for work we visit as he is getting his boots on. His belt. Etc.
A kiss and he is off.
If I am not feeling well or really exhausted, I go back to bed. Then get up when I am ready to.
On good mornings like today, I continue my Bible study. Then I start on this course. I often take photos of the sun coming up. Of the glow from the lights in the early morning hours.
Me this morning.
I’ve moved into the living room where I can watch the sun come up. Watch the construction crew drive past..
The work radio is on..
The day has begun.
Happy Wednesday From Rolling Meadows Ranch And Our Neck Of The Woods.
Our Vacation is nearing the end. We have 2 full days left and 2 partial. I am not ready to go back to real life. I haven’t been happy with park life in a long time. Not really sure how I am going to face the endless days there. I haven’t had nearly as much Family Time with Danny as I needed. At least he hasn’t been able to hole up in a room and shut me out like he does at home.
It’s a rainy day here on Rolling Meadows Ranch. Danny is at Lake Kissimmee State Park working late field. I can’t wait until he actually pulls out of the park tonight. He will officially be on vacation. He really NEEDS TO MOW but I am HOPING HE BLOWS IT OFF THIS TIME. We need to leave here by 9 AM to catch the first Amtrak coming out of Sebring. It should be in Avon Park shortly after 11:25 AM. We don’t want to miss even one of them. This was an unexpected 2 week vacation. One that won’t happen again for MONTHS. Covid 19 and the flu will be hitting harder, here, shortly. So will all of the colds. Neither of can handle being sick again. I have never really recovered getting sick in January and February. I still have virtually, no sense of smell or taste.
It’s been a relaxing day so far but it will be a busy one tonight as I get ready for our trip. Two Weeks. That’s unheard of for BOTH of US.
On March 16, 1990, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
I am also looking forward to delivery. I am missing eating at a restaurant but until it is safe again, DELIVERY is my favorite word. We don’t get delivery in OUR NECK OF THE WOODS AND ROLLING MEADOWS RANCH. As much as I love to cook, On my vacation, I want to eat all of the foods I normally can’t. (These also include the NON -Keto TYPES.) I want Mexican And SUSHI. Lots of it. Danny wants BBQ. We both love Pazzano’s and they deliver there.
We both want fried chicken.
What am I most wanting to do?
We NEED to VIDEO TAPE THE TRAINS AND THE DEPOTS. We are both excited about that. I OBVIOUSLY WANT TO EAT…LOTS.
I WANT GREAT AC. WE BOTH WANT THE EXTREMELY GOOD INTERNET WE SHOULD GET THERE. THE DATA DHOULD BE GREAT ON ALL OF OUR PHONES.
We both look forward to drinks out on the porch. Relaxing mornings and long quiet evenings.
BUT, WHAT DO I REALLY WANT? NEED? TIME WITH DANNY. QUALITY TIME .
I WANT ROMANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I WANT TO CUDDLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Danny just texted. There are still 2 cars WITHOUT THEIR HANDTAGS in DAY USE. It’s closing time. I need to get off of here. Love and Hugs,
Getting Past The Arguments/ Day 16 Of My Health And Wellness Challenge
I am having a hard time getting past the constant arguments from the past few days. Danny can just shrug them off and continue with whatever he is doing. I have never been able to do that. Oh, I will try and act like I am ok but I am a long way from OKAY! Not in the mood to write more right now but wanted to keep my promise to write something everyday.