Monday, August 24, 2015


Week In The Life.  I always look forward to this project and it never fails, I do not take pictures.  Or not enough pictures.  Anyway, my weekdays really are pretty much repeats of the day before.  Alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m.  I change the baby’s diaper, get him a fresh bottle and put him in with Kayla.  I shower (unless I did the night before), dress, morning hygiene, the whole shebang.  Grab my lunch, my purse and out the door by 6:25 a.m.  I am super lucky wherein the bus stops at the end of our street and it lets me off at my office building.  If I get to town too early (we are talking 7:00, I’ll stop at the Starbucks located in the Omni William Penn Hotel and have a coffee.  I try to get to work before 7:30 before my attorneys arrive.  That little bit of quiet time helps me focus, catch up on projects, check their calendars for the upcoming week and just get prepared.
Elliot's First Game of Mini Golf 8-20-15
I try to leave the office by 5:00 p.m., though I will stay if needed.  At home, I am greeted by a shout, “GiGi,” and out comes tumbling my 28 month old great-grandson, Elliot.  Followed by my Granddaughter, Kayla.  Once settled, we make dinner, eat, clean up the kitchen.  Next, comes the chart.  We each choose at least three chores and then set about cleaning that day’s designated room.  It’s been so nice out, we will either go for a walk around the block or to one of the playgrounds that are so close.  Take Elliot for an ice cream cone.  Water the garden or just sit on the glider going through the days mail, or reading a magazine while Elliot plays with his yard toys.  Bath time for baby is next, p.j.’s, bottle, bed.
Elliot's Second Game of Mini Golf 8-21-15 (drive in)
Thursday evening, Doug and Kayla wanted to go on a date (they do this every week), but neither drive.  Soooooo, they chose miniature golfing at the Putt Putt in Monroeville.  This was perfect as I was not going to drive back home and pick them up 90 minutes later, so Elliot and I golfed, too.  He cheats.  I did get a hole in one but there was no one there to appreciate it.  Super fun and Elliot was a riot.
Friday Night at The Dependable Drive-In 08-21-15
When I got home from work Friday, we loaded the car with the lawn chairs, filled the cooler with ice, pop and water. Grabbed Kayla’s bff, Kai, stopped at a Starbucks for green tea, organic milk for the babe, and drove out to The Dependable Drive-In.  We arrived early so they could mini-golf before the movies.  Watched Minions (again) and Pixel.  The evenings are getting cooler.  Good thing we packed blankets.  Back home, before climbing into bed, I put a pork roast and onions into the slow cooker for pulled pork barbecue.  We were going on a picnic the next day.
Picnic at Crooked Creek State Park 8-22-15
Saturday, another gorgeous blue sky, sun shiny day.  Loaded the cooler again with drinks and the pulled pork.  Packed slider buns, utensils, paper plates, drink boxes, blankets, towels, swimsuits, lawn chairs and toys.  Loaded the car, drove to Mom’s, repacked her car and off to Crooked Creek State Park we went.  My son Jayme, his wife Tina, three of their brood, my daughter Amanda, her two sons, myself, K and Doug and Elliot and my Mom spent a glorious fun filled Saturday together. 

Elliot at Crooked Creek 8-22-15
Cooling off 8-22-15
Sunday, Elliot awoke at 7:30 a.m.  We started the laundry.  I baked cookies for my Mom which she stopped in to pick up.  We put-zed, sat outside, did more laundry, watched tv.  I thawed a loaf of bread dough, made a flatbread chicken and artichoke pizza and iced chai tea.  It was a lazy, it was restful, it was needed.  And that was my WITL.  HOW WAS YOURS????

Peace and happiness!

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