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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday Update: May 5th - 12th

Yay!  Things have finally settled down at work and I am able to look on the bright side and enjoy myself.  How lucky am I anyway, to live and work just a few short miles away from Mt. Bachelor in beautiful Central Oregon?  To spend my Friday mornings taking nature walks with great company, and to get paid for hanging out with little kids?  (I know, I know, last week I was wondering how in the world I traded my life of semi-retirement for being worn ragged by it all.  Somehow, my perspective has changed this week and my attitude is much better.  I think a lot of it is that we now have a permanent director, and she is doing a great job.  The stress of not having a leader was really getting to me.)

The kids don't seem so little in person.  Cary said, "It seems so weird that they are so small and yet have such powerful personalities.But, believe me, they do indeed.

Earlier in the week, we had a few evenings involving thunderstorms.  I think that I took these pictures last Sunday, inbetween storms.  At one point the sky was nearly yellow, but I didn't venture outside in time to capture those shots.  Both Cary and my friend Bunny mentioned looking at a bright rainbow when lightening appeared to hit the rainbowThe rainbow stayed in place and didn't explode, as we might guess from watching video games or movies.

Cary has been working hard on the yard, and it is looking very pretty.  I'll take some pictures of it soon.  Our trees are blooming.  I want to get some chaise lounges for our front patio, so that I can read more comfortably out there.

Well, that is about it for this week.  I am so happy to be back into a regular routine and have a bit more energy for cleaning house and blogging.  I haven't began cooking yet though; one step at a time.  

I am very behind on visiting your blogs, and am going to get as much done on that as I can today.  We are going to take my MIL to church this morning, and we won't be late this time!  Then, we'll go out to breakfast.

My Mom is coming over to finish up the cabin on Thursday, and we'll treat her to dinner soon.

Happy Mother's Day!

Kathy M.

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Retired English Teacher said...

Happy Mother's Day, Kathy. Just catching up with blogs. I'm so behind. Have a great day.

Sally said...

so glad things are settling down for you at work. Spectacular photos.

Linda Reeder said...

It's good to hear you sounding content and happy. Have a wonderful day.

Tammy said...

Glad things are looking more rosy at work, Kathy, and speaking of rosy, those sky pictures are beautiful! Happy Mother's Day!

Sue McPeak said...

It's always uplifting when things in the work place are going well. Your positive attitude is a plus as well. Beautiful photos of the sky through the trees and the sunset, too.

Hope your're having a wonderful Mother's Day! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Chickens!

Sue CollectInTexasGal
Mother's Day Tribute to Ancestor Grandmothers

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

How wonderful that your mother and mother-in-law are still with you, and you were able to spend time with them. I hope y'all had a wonderful day.

Yes... getting paid for spending time with little kids. Priceless.

(Gorgeous photos!)

Karen S. said...

What a great photo, happiness for all outside and enjoying life! A very Happy Mother's day for you too!

Jen Chandler said...

It is so easy to get behind on blogging and house work. Thankfully, I've got some time to breathe now. At least for a little while. I'm in that weird in between stage. You think I'd be used to that one by now! HA!

Love the picture of the kids. It looks like the little guy in the middle was punching you in the chin! Reminds me of one of my nephews.


Decadent Housewife said...

Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.
You are so right about personality and small children. They are, people, after all. Why are we always so surprised when they behave like, well, people?

You lucky girl, mountains, everyday. We live in flatland.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, Kathy! Your hubby was right on the money about little kids having big personalities. I think they haven't learned to be self-conscious yet and they just put every bit of themselves out there, for better or worse. We'd all experience a lot less stress living by that paradigm!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Glad things are settling down for you. It takes a while to fully adjust to change like the one you've experienced.

I'm getting back in the swing of reading and writing blog posts myself, so I know how you feel. One day at a time!

I'm looking forward to the pictures of your yard--Oregon is such a beautiful place.

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Are you looking for info about Tyler Matthews?

Check this stuff out below:

The 2012 Army All-American Day Event

2012 Army All American Game Video

Photo Source: Nike "The Opening Brochure" Pages 2 and 3
During the week of July 5-9, 2011, Cary and I were privileged to attend "The Opening", watching quarterback grandson Tyler Matthews (#43 the first day, and #15 on game days) play with 150 of the best high school football players in the United States. The event was held at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. I hope that you enjoy the pictures ... some are better photos than others, but I tried to capture as many kids as I could.

There are approximately 500 photos in these slide shows. They are of the players, the fans, our family and everybody/everything that caught my eye. They are in chronological order. No names are on the pictures, even if I do know who people were.

As time permits, I will also be writing blog posts about my experience as a spectator. Since I still have a lot to learn about football and this is not a sports blog, I'll write some human interest stories as seen through my eyes. That said, Tyler Matthews, YOU ROCK!!!!


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