Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Mish Mash

It's 8 a.m. and I'm sitting here with coffee in hand and still in my jammies. I'm off this week on my annual maintenance week. The week wherein I do all the fiddly jobs and chores that concern my dayhome that are next to impossible to do with 6 preschoolers running around. Things like wall washing, carpet cleaning, toy repair, reorganizing, etc., etc. This is also the big week where I take all the toys and dump them into the middle of the playroom and start the big sort. Throw out, 2nd hand store and keep are the names given to the three piles that I will end up with by the end of the day. You wouldn't believe how many toys get accumulated in a year. The same will happen in the craft room. That needs major organization as all sorts of paraphenelia finds it's way in there. When you do crafts with that many preschoolers all sorts of goofy things get kept because you never know when you can use them for a craft. And they all end up in this room. Well, this week that will all be purged and organized too.

It's also the week of maintaining our health around here. Every single day has some kind of doctor, vision or dental appointment lined up for me or the kids. So it's a week off, but definitely not a week of rest. I did manage to squeeze in a fun lunch with a friend though, and if I have anything to say about it, we will not be talking work. LOL. Thank goodness, school supply shopping got finished on the weekend, so we are good to go in that department.

While I'm typing this I've got a blanket thrown over me. It is chilly this morning. This is typical Southern Alberta. After a hot day yesterday, we had a cold front blow through and we woke up to the temperature being 4*C, which 37*F. C-c-c-cold for August. Now you know why I don't run any air conditioning at night around here. But it's supposed to be warm with today at 23*C (73*F) and a few days going into 28*C (82*F) range during the week. Nice and hot. And I know relatively speaking compared to some of you who hit temps of over a hundred, which by the way, I cannot fathom living in, 82 is quite toasty for us. And in truth, I do like that we have some cooler days in there. But this year really has been on the extreme side for weather. Really up and down. Not a lot of really hot, in our definition, weeks strung in a row. Lots of massive thunderstorms rolling through. I know we are going to pay for that in September though, when our Indian Summer gets rolling. We'll have lots of days in the 30's (80'sF) then. Which makes the kids crazy going to school in weather like that. Poor things. ;v)

A fun bit of local area news. Remember last summer we were all caught up in Canadian Idol because the local area fella, Theo Tams, was making a huge splash on the show. And in fact went on to win Canadian Idol? Well, this summer, a local area gal has made the top 20 in So You Think You Can Dance Canada! How exciting! And so much fun watching the local kids talent shine through on a national stage. I guess I better get my dialing fingers warmed up to vote. And a really interesting note, a Canadian Figure Skating champion from the past, Emanuel Sandhu, has also made the top 20. If you are into figure skating you will know who that is. Skating wise, he was very inconsistent, at times brilliant, and at other times totally choking. Should be interesting to see how he does with dance.
So that's about it for my mish mash? How was your weekend?

12 comments:

nikkipolani said...

Man! Your weather is all over the place! We've been having a rather cool August (only in the low 80s as opposed to typical high 90s). I like your kind of week -- an opportunity to catch up on all manner of thing.

Michelle said...

Holy Doodle Susanne your week is jam packed how I envy you!! I can only imagine how cold it is.Have a good week.

ellen b. said...

Brrr...
Boy I think I should start that kind of organizational clean up at my home in Washington next summer! It's amazing all the junk that accumulates...not to mention dust. Have a good off but very on week Susanne!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Great mish mash!!!

Mainance week sound too much like work to me, but then being with 6 pre schoolers would send me over the edge as well!

Very plesant weekend here. The weather has been perfect, the sky was so blue on Saturday and it was dotted with wonderfully puffy white cloud. Just beautiful.
The hubs is out of town and the DD and I went to a dollar movie and then out to diner at our fav restaurant.

A little mother daughter time!
It was nice!

Beck said...

Our weather has been wildly up and down this summer, too. I'm feeling quite jumpy about it.... have a fun week off!

Barbara H. said...

After reading your description of the week, I can totally see how it is needed!

I can hardly wait for some cool evenings. I'm so tired of breaking into a sweat upon any exertion.

It always adds an extra layer of interest when local folks make it on to some of these shows. I wish them well!

Donnetta said...

Sounds like you have a busy but productive week ahead. Good for you scheduling in some fun time too!!

Hoping you find other moments this week to rest and refresh yourself in the midst of all that needs to be done!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

The yearly task of which you speak seems oh so daunting, but I can see what it's a necessity to keep your sanity. Wall washing, though? Oy, as a friend of mine is fond of saying.

We have a local guy on American's Got Talent. Apparently, his dog catches a Frisbee. Hmm. Never seen that before! ha. It must exceptional; I've never seen it.

Our weather has been up and down, too. Like the scene you painted with the blankie.

Laura said...

I totally remember Emanuel. Was never a fan but now I'm curious as to how he does dancing. I never know though when the show is on. Can you fill me in?

Willow said...

Those extreme in temperature would be hard for me to handle. Your week makes me tired to even think about! Enjoy!

Linda said...

It sounds like a very busy week Susanne. I remember your maintenance week from last year. The time goes by so quickly, doesn't it?
Right now chilly weather sounds so delightful. Our temperature is supposed to be 93 on friday which, for us this summer, will seem cool...ish.
Enjoy your lunch. It is always a treat to have lunch with a friend.

Brenda said...

Sounds like a super charged week! I hope you get through it. My week promises to be busy as well. . . keep watching. . .