What a gorgeous day we have had today. After a sleepless night (up at 2, then 3, and finally at 5), I went back to bed and slept for about an hour and a half. I finished a book I have been reading (The Scent of Rain and Lightening, good) and made some homemade blueberry muffins. I can't even say what else I have done today. We took a trip to town and visited with my Dad and Martha. I always enjoy visiting with them, but the visits aren't as often as they should be. Working full time, and watching the grand babies on weekends limits the free time activities we manage. Randy and I stopped by the Farm and Home store to get Josh's deer tags for him. The machine to produce the tags was not working, but we did manage to check out some John Deere toys for a certain 3 year old that I know and love. I am thinking that it is going to be a John Deere Christmas for Mason this year. I have a pork roast in the oven and plan on having Jessica and Scott, Amanda and kids for supper. The menu will be: Pork Roast and mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, broccoli and cauliflower with cheese and maybe some biscuits. No dessert planned. I have not done any housework today, and probably should have. My strategy for the house is to do a little every day. The downside to that is the house is never completely clean at once. The upside is that I don't have to block off much time for this.
A very busy week is in my immediate future. We are hosting a two day training at our agency, and we agreed to provide the food. When we decided to do this I had more time, and more staff than I do now. Fortunately, the menu is fairly simple (soup, salad and dessert). The problem is I need to go get groceries for the food, and I was hoping to do that tomorrow, but I have a very short staff, so I will most likely not get to be gone at all.
What I am really looking forward to is a short week. We get Thursday off for Veterans Day, and then I am off for a long weekend, since Josh is coming home for a few days. Life is good. . . Dear Lord may I never take the gifts in my life for granted.