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I started my fall semester this week. My ONE week off sure was nice…. I am taking 10 hrs. My backpack is super heavy. Or maybe I am just old. HA! It has been 8 years since I carried my last one. For those of you who don’t know, I am going back to school for my second degree. My first degree is a BS in Elementary Education. I am currently pursuing a degree in nursing. Sometimes I could kick myself in the butt for not going into the medical field a decade ago. Oh well. I guess you are never too old to learn a lesson.
So, for the next few weeks my posts may be fewer than usual. Once I get myself in a routine, I hope my life feels a bit smoother. At this very moment, my mind is moving faster than my body. Since I was in school all summer – with no vacation – the family is going out of town for Labor Day weekend!!! I am looking forward to the much cooler temps in Colorado.
Don’t be jealous fellow Texans . If I could bottle the cool air and bring it back to you I would.
Maroon Bells in Aspen . Can’t wait!!!
Happy hump day!
On Sunday, I decided to try a new cookie recipe. It was a knockoff recipe for Girl Scout Cookies – Caramel deLites/Samoas.
These are one of the hub’s favorite cookies.
I found out some things are meant to be bought, not made.
This is true for me anyway.
I love to cook. Love to bake. But, I have very little patience.
The recipe warned me that these were not slice and bake cookies.
But how hard could this recipe be? Right????
Decide for yourself.
What a mess!!
The caramel burnt my fingers. The chocolate was still gooey after 2 hours.
In the end, I rushed the recipe.
No more fancy cookies for me.
So if you are having a bad day, maybe this post made you smile.
We made it through the first day of school!!! The boys had a hard time sleeping the night before – they get that from me .
On Friday, I posted last year’s first day of school photos.
Look at the difference in my two handsome fellas.
Sniff..sniff. They grew up overnight. As always, I thank the Lord above for another year with each of them .
Take time to count your blessings.
Have a great day!
That title makes me sad. Where did the summer go? My little guy will be in 1st grade. My oldest in 6th grade. They grow up so fast.
First day photos from last year .
I sure do love those two!
Have a fantastic weekend!
Last weekend I painted our guest bedroom. What a job!! Now I remember why I haven’t painted a room in about 8 years.
Painting is hard work.
Especially when I had to climb up and down the ladder.
Up and down..up and down.
My legs were sore for 3 days. Which is sad, because I actually work out 4 days a week at the gym.
I will blame it on old age.
Somewhat a similar angle of the room. The color is quite a bit darker.
I still have a loooong way to go before this room is guest ready.
Here are a couple of uh-oh spots.
corner of the ceiling
above the door
Molding for this room may come sooner than later .
Happy Thursday! Which means tomorrow is Friday . Woo Hoo!
Today is actually woo hoo for me because I am finished with my college summer semester!
So, if you happen to be wondering why my number of posts dwindled, it is because school comes first.
Thank you to everyone who has continued reading my blog throughout my busy summer.
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