Friday Confessional On Saturday

AHH Friday.  Except it is Saturday.  But I have to confess and I didn’t have time yesterday!

You too can still link up, Aubrey loves to ‘hear’ confessions, she won’t mind a late linker upper!

I confess…

While I swear I am NOT whining about the weather, as hot is far better than cold, it IS taking it’s toll on me to drive 28 miles one way on the highway without A/C in my car.  Yes I drink plenty of water when I am working but still the heat was too much as we were under extreme heat warnings all week.  😦

I confess…

It was likely being dehydrated that caused the fairly strong migraine I woke up with Friday, which kept me home in bed until almost noon.  I am thankful for my 31 Oil that I used on my neck and temples, then put on a tissue to lay by my face on the pillow to inhale the healing aroma.  I am so sold on aromatherapy I cannot get enough.  OH and yes that kicked the headache for the most part.  Some residual ache when I woke but nothing like I usually have and I didn’t have to take medications!  WOOHOO!

I confess…

I have tried my 5th Pinterest recipe for dinner and OMG it was SO good.  Hawaiian chicken in the crock pot.  Yes I will provide the link:  –> HERE <– you will love this it is SO simple and SO yummy.

I confess…

After making 5 different recipes from Pinterest, and cooking some of my own ideas, I am beginning LIKE cooking! *gasp*  I know, I know…who would have guessed that I had a domestic goddess gene after all?  Guess she hides behind the lounger of my inner Diva.  She has been surprising me a lot of late.

I confess…

I kept it under wraps from the kids to test it out, but I burned Orange Essential Oil in my burner all day yesterday.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love the Knight’s kids, but any parent knows that an 11yo boy and 8yo girl are going to bicker.  It is much easier for me to play ‘parent’ at 50, now that I have been “mom” to a step daughter, 2 kids of my own, and 4 foster kids.  Age is a big factor too.  The Marvelous one has her limits though, and on the back side of a migraine is not a good time for me to be referee for kiddie squabbles.  But the oil did exactly as claimed, kept harmony in the household.  No bickering at all, they were angels ALL day.  I was shocked and amazed.  I can tell today that I’m not using Orange, as the bickering was back.  NOTE TO SELF: Orange Oil + kids = peace and harmony!

I confess…

I decided in the interest of keeping the peace and encouraging reading, which I think is vital, I would create the reading rule.  Every day the kids are here, they must read for 30 minutes.  It promotes quiet, but also gets them in a book and reading.  They did it and liked it!!! Imagine that.

I confess…

I’ve been sneaking healthy foods into everyone.  “Can I have a snack?”   Right after correcting that to “MAY” I have a snack, “Why certainly, a banana or apple, grapes or melon, have at it!”  My sister-in-law, who is my inspiration,  created a snack fridge out of a dorm size one she found.  Anything in there is permitted to be eaten at snack time when someone is hungry.  Everything in the fridge is healthy.  Veggies, fruits, string cheese, yogurt, and  other assorted good-for-you munchies.  I loved the concept so I am hunting down a similar fridge, or will give up one drawer in the kitchen refrigerator to make a healthy assortment of “yes you may” snacks.  This way there is no more “what can I have”. They know the answer to that question already.

I confess…

I am going to post a “shoe lust” post too. LOVE some of the ones I stumbled on this week.

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Friday Confessional

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F-R-I-D-A-Y

Can we just let that sink for a moment?

(insert dramatic, silent pause…..)

Last day of the work week for most of us, a day long awaited throughout the hustle, bustle and insanity.

Okay back at it!  It is Friday and that means Aubrey has the confessional open.  Click that innocent looking little girl above to link up and confess your naughtiness from this past week.  Confession is good for the soul, it is said, let it fly.

I confess…

I am exhausted.  Not sure why, just flat out tired.  I think it is the whole getting used to being up earlier. I was starting the wake-up process at 6:15am during the school year, which some days meant crawling from my rack at 7am after multiple uses of the snooze alarm, in order to get Mia on the bus (the 8yo I was watching before and after school).  Now, I am waking up at 5:15am.  My poor, over worked guardian angel isn’t even awake at that hour.  I am pretty safe without her assistance until I walk out of the door, provided I don’t use the stove.  🙂  I am getting into bed around 9:30pm so not sure why I am so sleepy other than adjusting to the new time, and sleeping in a new place.

I confess…

The new place is the boyfriend’s home, the castle of my Knight.  More or less I’m shacking up with him.  🙂  I am very happy, just adjusting to new surroundings.  As this week is ending I’m sleeping solidly having gotten used to noises etc.  In fact I am sleeping better next to him and loving it!  Slowly I will move in all of my “stuff”. I have clothes there and will gradually move in my earthly belongings but no rush.  I have what I need and I have him.  No sense totally shocking the poor guy.  Heck, he already accepted my cat, my niece’s cat and soon my daughter’s Yorkie.  Tell me that isn’t love!

I confess…

The longer I am with this company the better I like my job.  There are days it is mentally taxing and I leave here super fatigued, but I love it.  Those are the days the stereo in the car is cranking out something to help me transition out of the office mentality and into the ME time mind set.  Even with all the road construction and highway traffic issues, I am in a pretty good mood.  Getting upset doesn’t make the cars move any faster, so I just relax and roll with it, singing along with the songs.

I confess…

I really could use a nap right now!  Might have to run out and get a Monster.

Ya’ll have a wonderful Friday!