We start out with last Sunday, when we had the triplet cousins over the house for the weekend.
That day, I found out my brother’s suburban that he left me to take the triplets to the church LOCKED when all the doors were closed and the keys were in the ignition. The car was ON, running with AC, so don’t think I’m a bad auntie, but it was a terrifying 20-minutes waiting for triple A to show up. The triplets seemed fine. I almost vomited.
My brother picked up his kids, and let me know that he keeps a key hidden under the vehicle because he’s done it before too….
That would have been nice to know BEFORE SUNDAY!
Anyway, the entire weekend was great being with them, and they watched Bo on the Go from Netflix. (How can one NOT have Netflix nowdays?)
Monday’s are swim class for my two oldest. The biggest of the little people got moved up to another class, which also means I had to change the time. Oh well, at least he knows how to swim. They have this neat ritual where the swimmers who move up in their levels get a medal and ring big bells. It’s all very exciting and a good way to celebrate in a 30-second time frame.
I took this photo on one of the roads we were chip sealing. I put this photo on Instagram, where I go into detail about how my job is probably going to change. It was hard at first to grasp this possibility, but as the week went on, people were praying for me, and I kept analyzing it and mulling over the possibilities, I’m ready for a big <secret> meeting next week that will be a change in my life, no matter what the powers that be tell us.
I am a realist you know. This is as real as it gets.
To my children: Jobs don’t stay still. You need to acknowledge that people who run businesses and are in management can do what they need to survive and thrive.
I just hope it’s the right thing to do. That’s where I’m struggling. I don’t trust the management where I’m at. I don’t leave though because the job is a good one, and I don’t need the drama of changing things, unless I can’t handle the people that I work with. So far, that’s been a blessing. The people that surround me are reasonable and decent. Management, eh, that’s just a different story all together.
I think one of the coolest things about working in the field is to meet very interesting people. The owner of this license plate is a female traffic control person, who stands at the beginning or end of a project and helps direct traffic. She stands almost all day in the hot sun, and I can’t even imagine the stories she would have to tell of her adventures as a female in a male dominated industry and she’s not even an Engineer! At least I get to go home every night. On this project, she and her fellow crew members live in hotels during the week, something I DO NOT ENVY at all.
It truly makes me feel blessed.
My oldest left us for the first time ever with his grandma to go see his cousins. I only have the one photo that was sent to me from grandma. These are the times though that I know he won’t forget.
These beauties came off our Roma tomato plant in our urban garden from our backyard. I planted our seeds late for our San Marzano plants, but this was a purchased organic plant from the store.
We made my mom’s recipe of salsa, which I haven’t made in over a year, at least.
This is another one of those things I hope to post on the blog someday, but until then, here’s photos of some of the ingredients.
I tried making watermelon jelly, again, and it still came out runny. I will get this recipe right before the end of the summer!
I give props to the makers of watermelon knives. You don’t know how nice it is to have one, until you have one.
As for the jelly, well, I’m still working on it. The recipe seems so easy, yet I can’t get it to stay solid for the life of me and I think it’s all about the reduction of it.
The last thing we did for the week was go to my uncle’s house for a family get-together. Like my husband reminded me, we will not regret spending time with family. He’s so wise. Even if there’s ten-million other things to do.
Keep it real friends!