Every week I enjoy reading Nerd in the Brain’s version of this post. Hope she doesn’t mind my borrowing (stealing 😉) the idea! It seems like a nice way to sum up the week.
I would tell you that I’ve spent the week clutching the car handle while Miss Dee practices her driving. I try to be very encouraging but between you and me…she makes me very nervous! Mr D was much more relaxed and confident when he learned to drive. She just seems to panic if another car is near or a space seems too small for the car. Her test is next week. I’m not feeling positive about the outcome.
I would share that my “summer money panic” reared its ugly head this week. No matter how much I put away for our summer bills I always start to worry that we won’t have enough. Hubby hasn’t put in as many hours as planned in July because the computers are being updated at his school and he hasn’t been able to work on class schedules. He will have to make up for it in August so the money will be here eventually but I still worry. I also worry that didn’t try hard enough to find some summer work. To be honest, I could have found something if I wanted to work everyday but the “perfect” job never presented itself so now I feel guilty.
I would tell you that my big brother turned 60 on August 1st and even though we have never been very close (he moved away when I was 14 and visits rarely), I actually sent him a present, something I never do. Occasionally I remember to send a card but never a gift. I think I chose to this year because the last time I saw him was in November at our mother’s funeral and it made me sad that we didn’t have more of a relationship. My sisters, who are much closer in age to him (we are 8 years apart) share more history. So this year, since it’s a landmark birthday, it wanted to send something special that would help keep him in the family loop. What I did was sort through my mom’s old photos and pull out a selection then I put them in an album to send to him. I also wrote out a Family Tree going back several generation so that he and his daughters and his grandchildren will know more about his family and where they come from. I hope he likes it.
Well, I’m out of coffee! Sorry for rambling on. I know you have a busy Sunday ahead. Thanks for stopping by! Maybe I will see you next week. 😊