Tuesday, October 03, 2006

My Monday

Monday's I try to keep open for our family. I like to just spend time with all of them. That didn't happen last night.

My Monday consists of cleaning my house from top to bottom. I put shine on all of my wood floors and mop the rest. I dust, vacuum, do laundry, clean the bedrooms, bathroom. I leave for work around 11:30 a.m.

I was able to get everything done so I could relax Monday evening. On my motor route a good friend of mine called. His favorite Aunt died late Sunday evening. He said, "that the viewing was going to be last night (Monday evening) form 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m". The funeral is this morning at 10:00 a.m. There were so many family members their last night, I decided not to go to the funeral today.

I called my husband and told him about this situation. He said, (like I though he would) "We have to go". I got home around 5:30 p.m. and got ready to go to the funeral home. We spent and hour with Phil and Robin before leaving.

My husband took me out to dinner after that. It was nice to spend sometime alone with my husband. We work so much we don't have a lot of alone time.

When we got home my "little Bo" reminded me tomorrow was his fieldtrip. There were going to an 1800's museum. I had every intention of being prepared for this event along time ago. HA! I need to get organized! Yes, e-mom I will be visiting your blog again. I need your organization post.

I can tell I am old! You won't believe this, but I came up with a whole outfit for Bo to wear. Down to suspenders! This is what I dressed him in; A white button up shirt, a black bow tie (I knew not the throw that thing out) His brothers khaki shorts, (they were long on Bo and looked like knickers) dark socks, shoes, and suspenders.

He carried his lunch in a wicker basket with a handkerchief as a cover up. We had almost everything on the list that they suggested he take for lunch. My husband made pancakes for the kids for dinner so he took some of them, apple sauce, a pear, beef jerky and apple juice to drink.

I took a picture of him; as soon as I get it developed I'll post it. He looked so adorable.

It took me forever to go to sleep last night. My head was still going a mile a minute. Finally, after what seemed like hours, I drifted off to sleep.

This morning I was up bright and early to get everyone off to school.

I am looking forward to another fun and exciting day!


Jim said...

Hi Lori -- You are a wonderful Mom and grandma and a whole lot more. I don't think I have ever been as busy as you.
And for us, everyday is Saturday, but not always a relaxing Saturday, but your kind of day with more things needing to be done than we can do(especially given our old folk ambition). We (Jim's) should start paying attention to priorities.

Oh yes, Sunday is never Saturday! Sunday is God's day for us. Not that the rest aren't also God's, but we use them liberally for us.

Anonymous said...

glad you got some one on one time with hubby :) And I bet Bo looked great!

Pamela said...

Nice that you went to the funeral and had a nice meal with your hubby. The 1800's outfit sounds adorable, can't wait to see the photo. The basket was a nice touch! :)

Barbie said...

I look forward to the picture of your son... that sounds so cute.

Andrew said...

I guess that falls under the category of "Best laid plans of mice and Moms..." On the bright side, you got dinner with your hubby! :o)

To Love, Honor and Dismay

Kathleen Marie said...

I my gosh I got tired just reading your blog! ha! What a day you had. Mine are so much quieter since I have gone from 4 kids to one child at home and I watch my adorable granddaughter 3 days a week (my daughter stays the night when she works as it is closer for her). It was nice visiting your blog and Bo is adorable!

dot said...

I look forward to the picture of your son also.

Barb said...

Doesn't it amaze you sometimes how much you can accomplish under pressure? I hate it but I have to admit I get more done when I have no choice. I'm looking forward to the photo, too.

Sounds like you should sit down and put your feet up!

trisha said...

What a way to throw something together in a hurry. Can't wait to see the pics!

lori said...


Thank you so much for the encouragement! I try to be the things you commented about. I have a long ways to go.

Your life sounds wonderful!

Blessings to you and Mrs. Jim


I did have a wonderful time with my husband. We talked alot about old times. When my twins were babies.


I am glad I was able to be there for my friend.

Bo did look so good today. I can't wait for the picture to come back myself.


Thank you! I'll post them ASAP.

LOL!! Your comment gave me a chuckle.

Dinner with my hubby was great!

Kathleen Marie,

I do keep myself a bit busy. I think I would just die if I had to much sitting around time. I have always been on the go.


Yes, it really does amaze me how much I can accoumplish under preasure. I agree with you on everything.


I'll admit being a pack rat really came through for me this time. : )

greenspot said...

you always have things to do. which is so good. i like to keep myself busy and utilise all the time i have. but i never had time to clean my apartment on monday, seriously. monday will be a so damn busy day at work.

why didnt you want to go to the funeral in the first place?

lori said...


I didn't mind going to the funeral home at all. It was just funny that it happened so fast. My friends aunt died late Sunday evening and the services were the next evening. That is pretty fast around here.