No work for me today. The school district I drive for is closed for teachers' meetings and also...it's prom day. Most of the other districts around are having their proms tonight, too, and had been scheduled to be off, but they are making up the snow day from that surprise snow storm back at the end of April. My district isn't making the kids make it up...one of the Act 80 days the teachers serve after the last day will count.
So, what am I doing with my day off? Not a whole lot. I slept in a little bit (but I had to stay up later to do it). Sometimes I wish I could just collapse into bed and sleep 10 hours like I used to, but my body seems to think 6 hours is plenty no matter how sleepy I may get during the day. Getting back to my day...I've got a load of laundry going and I've been catching up on reading all my favorite blogs as well as writing a couple posts of my own. I'm set up at the kitchen island so I have a nice view of the backyard. I'm enjoying the sunlight that is streaming in (it's been rainy and gray for days) and getting a kick out of watching Mama and Papa Robin fly in and out of the roof of the shady nook with "yummy" worms for their growing family.
Tomorrow my mom and I are going to a mother/daughter luncheon and a restaurant in the mountains. Mom agreed to go, but I don't think she has a notion of what's coming. The women of our fellowship are attending but it is being put on by a church we interact with. They are a bit more....well, let's just say they are more than Mom is used to. I imagine she is expecting a nice lunch, some singing, and maybe a flower or something. There will be all that, but there will also be two speakers. I know them both and they will speak of salvation somewhere in their talks. I hope Mom listens and really hears.
Mothers' Day? Not so excited. With things as they are with my son and his family I will be surprised if I even hear from him. Last year I never saw my daughter until late at night. My husband is not very good at "events." He is the kind of guy who is out doing his Christmas shopping an hour before the stores close on Christmas Eve. Lesser holidays, birthdays, and the like tend to slip right off his radar.
Got word from the friend I was planning to meet up with for Toby Keith's Cleveland concert this summer that it's not looking good for her to be able to go. It isn't definite yet, so there's still hope. I am feeling disappointed, but I'm putting on my brave face and being supportive for her. She is experiencing the "joy" of a grown child doing something stupid and having to bail him out financially. Not only have most of us been in her shoes...we've probably also been in the kid's shoes, too. So, I'm praying it all works out, but if it doesn't then I guess it'll be the cheap seats in Pittsburgh for me.
Well, even my daughter is up, dressed and out the door to do another round of job applications. That's a sign I'm being a total slug still sitting here in my pj's and as I look around me I realize if I don't do those dirty dishes and run the vacuum it's all still going to be here when I get home tonight. There will just be even more of it. I hate coming home to face that so time to get busy. I hope you all have an absolutely wonderful weekend and Mothers' Day!