Saturday, August 24, 2013

          We took a little road trip to my hometown this past weekend.  We visited with my mother, then went to a family reunion on my dad's side of the family.  It was great to see cousins, aunts, uncles.  When I am around the Scott side of the family, I feel like little Shelly-Lynn-monkey-tail again.   Grandma Scott is gone, but being with them makes her seem with us again.  They were a poor, but loving, sweet family.  They showed their love, and it was different on my mom's side of the fam.  They were a little rougher around the edges, and definitely more reserved with their affection.  I will always be proud of being raised an Oklahoma country girl.

5 of the 9 kids. 

 A beautiful view looking at Oklahoma from Texas.

Had some nature time!

Had a little fun with this dog's hiney.

Sneaked a picture of my dad smiling.  He did not go to his reunion.  Crowds are not his thing.  Even a crowd of people who love him.  Ironically, one of my aunts reminisced about him with great anecdotes about how he was as a kid, and it doesn't sound unlike now.  Daddy came by the reunion site 2 hours before people were supposed to arrive, "just in case".  We love him anyway.  
I spent Saturday night with Robin and her family, and Sunday with my cousins from mom's side of the family. We swam at the family pond, and held babies.  It was a great weekend.

     A picture of our first week homeschool mess.  We have already worked on 2 science experiments,  Grady has read a ton (for him), and we are flying through math.  He started 6th grade curriculum, but 5th grade math to catch him up. I also realized how inept I am at geography.  We are on a good roll.

     We picked out tile for the bathroom, and sheet rocked the west living room wall. I also started priming the kitchen cabinets.  Moving right along!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

     This past week has had a couple of new beginnings, and checking things off of lists.  I make up lists just to get to check them off...ooooooo.  One of the best feelings in the world.  Eat. Check. Drink. Check. Pee. Check.  So fun.      

     Anyway, I actually finished painting a few closets & bedrooms, & Tim finished the majority of the plumbing for the one bathroom we will share at first when we get moved into the house.  Next, we start the flooring & sheetrock in the bathroom.  

     We also began our first year of homeschooling our son. He is in the 6th grade.  If all goes as planned, I will homeschool both of our kiddos next year.  Today was the first day and it went great!!  We will see how our attitudes about it are around December-ish.  I also had to find out what the heck a predicate was.  Humbling.

     I also ran across this deserted beauty and got permission from the owner to wander around and take some pictures.  I wanted to go in, but chickened out. These places just scream, "stay out."  Creepy.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

     This past week has been filled with a little of nothing & a lot of something.  I worked over the weekend.  I work in a hospital as a nurse.  Some days I am on the med-surg floor, others I am in ER.  I really do like my job & some days even love it...However, we do not get much done in the evenings on the house after working.  Other things going on this past 7 days or so;

Lots of painting!  This will be the kitchen.  Right now it is storage for all upcoming project (crap) supplies.

The living room.  Also storage for  projects right now.

 Of course, the Pepto-Bismol colored  room is Abby's :)

     We made a trip to the library.  I had a 29.00 fine.  Great.  Turns out I kept a book by mistake, so it was returned and they didn't make me pay all of it.  However, I wouldn't have minded working the fine off pretending I was a librarian for a day. I remember wanting to be a librarian,hanging out all day with all of those books.  Sounds heavenly.  But that was the days before libraries had internet. It wouldn't be the same.  We checked out a Pippi Longstocking DVD.  Wow, those are weird now.  She is a classic though.  Abby got a Junie B. Jones book, and the old Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz. Grady even got a book and "it is still a week until school mom."  I am aware of that son, but your brain will not implode if you read during the summer.   He is not convinced. 

 Did some bird watching.

     Took the kids to the water park.  I am sooooo over Summer weather.    Like before it began. So it was probably the last time for this year.  I just didn't feel cool in my lounge chair watching them play with my glowing white legs frying, with a t-shirt over my head to block the sun..I forgot a hat.