Well this has been a hectic week so today we will take a dip in the stream of consciousness of a 61 year old Nana!
1. Big Birthday celebrations for me and for Audrey this week. My sweet husband gave me a mac air book for my birthday and mothers day. I am loving my new toy! I had so many birthday greetings on Facebook and that warms my heart!! We were in Chatsworth so my Mother made my favorite chocolate cake for my birthday and wouldn't you know I forgot to bring some home! Oh well I did not need it anyway but it was so good. She makes an old fashioned chocolate cake with icing that is just like fudge. I received lovely gifts from family and friends. Now I need to get busy on thank you notes.
2. We took a trip to Chatsworth for a zoning meeting to make one acre of our land residential instead of agricultural. We had to do this to be able to place our little house closer to the property line. It was a mere formality thank goodness and the land commission granted their approval. We will meet with our contractor next Friday when we are in town for niece Laura's graduation.
3. Sister Leta gave me another Mary Engelbreit coloring book!! I had one that I found at Walmart but this one is completely different. I am going to be very busy.:)
4. I finally found a book I enjoyed, The Chronicles of Pemberley, by Rebecca Ann Collins. It did not get great reviews on Good Reads but it was just what I needed. I have been so distressed by many things that are going on in the lives of my friends that I needed to visit a place where everything is lovely and the people have such wonderful manners. Ms Collins takes up the story of Jane and Elizabeth Bennett after their marriages to Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy and it was just lovely. There were sad aspects to this book as well but the people of Ms Austen's time dealt with things in a straightforward manner that is refreshing. Now I am reading the second book in the series. The Women of Pemberley.
5. I had a time to chat with my sister who is retiring from the school system and I was so sad to hear of the things modern day teachers have to put up with! I can see why retirement looked so inviting. When I was in school, the teachers taught us what we needed to know with no excessive amounts of testing. They accepted the fact that some children could not do as well as others and it was not a big deal. The modern day thought that everyone has to excel is troubling to me. There is no room for individuality and talent. And discipline is very lacking at home and that comes into play in the classroom. Please pray for our teachers...they do such a service to our country!
6. We are having a restful day at home as Marvin took the day off. It is a little taste of what retirement will be like. I think I will enjoy it once we become accustomed to a new everyday schedule. I think the man cave upstairs was a brilliant idea by the way!:) We all need our own little space every now and then.
Well I am off to the mall to get some steps in as Marvin is taking me out to one of my favorite restaurants for dinner this evening. Have a blessed day friends.