Oh this last week! And oh this weekend! So much has happened and so much has gone on, but really it’s all nothing and everything and life and the same stuff. You know how it goes. I apologize for being absent; I’ve meant to post, but here’s the thing: the end of the school year is always a hectic time for a teacher (as of now I am still a teacher) and when you combine that with a visit from your Sner (my mom, for those of you not in the know), the bet of intentions go south in a hurry.
But. It’s a brand new month, and this morning as I sat getting my morning pages done (about the only constant in my life these days), I created my intentions for June. I’ll have you know that one of my biggest intentions was to spend time here – figure out what I really want this space to be and look like and give it some direction. To help me with that, I’m participating in the 2014 Freelance Success/Wordcount Blogathon. I participated last year, and while generally posting every day isn’t a problem for me, I’d like to begin to create more meaningful content. If you’re here from the Blogathon, Welcome!
I suppose that since we’re talking about intentions this early in the post, we can go ahead and get the rest of the June intentions out of the way. It was a rather ambitious list, and while I was writing it this morning, I thought to myself, “You’re biting off way more than you can chew.” My second thought was, “Like that’s anything new?” I won’t bore you with all of the details, but the biggies are as follows:
- Find a job on the Coast (I already have a couple of leads there and will be working those this week)
- Work on my summer projects (the list is incredibly long, but our bedroom is at the top of my priority list)
- Begin working through my summer reading list
- Create a new Mondo Beyondo list and work through The Desire Map in preparation for my 38th birthday, which is less than 2 weeks away.
There were a whole bunch of other little things in there, but those, as I said, were the biggies for me. Those are probably much more than enough.
As for the rest of the weekend, it was wonderful. Saturday night, Sweet Husband and I were with the Sner and his parents to see the Paul Thorn Band perform at Brewskys in Hattiesburg. If you’ve not seen Paul Thorn – or worse, if you’ve not heard of Paul Thorn – you need to go check him out. Like now. Seeing him was part of the Sner’s Mother’s Day present, and it was part of the best in-laws-in-the-world’s 36th anniversary present.
While other members of the family (ahem – Sweet Husband) slept, the Sner and I loaded up in Josie and made our way out of town, headed north towards southwest Missouri to visit with the GrandSner. There was some concern about whether Josie, my 22 year old Jeep Cherokee, was up for the trip, although that concern was not shared by the Sner or myself. She proved more than able, though, getting us here just fine and averaging very good gas mileage for a 6 cylinder, 22 year old vehicle (did I mention that Josie the Jeep is 22?) at around 20 mpg in the gently rolling delta of Mississippi and Arkansas, dropping down a bit as we hit the Ozark mountains.
We were able to get into Republic in enough time to visit with the GrandSner for a little bit. We didn’t even have to ring the bell to be allowed into the nursing home, which has happened in the past. She looked well, but then again, she always does. I was surprised to see her out of bed. As I understand it, there are more days than not where she just stays in bed. We’ve a big day planned for her tomorrow, and I know that it’s going to wear her out.
How was your weekend? And what are your plans for June? Anything exciting going on in your world?