Better Late Than Never?

Greetings and salutations once again dear readers! It is technically Sunday as I finally have a quiet moment to fill you in on what actually happened this week.

So here’s what actually happened this week. I did start using WordPress’s new reminders to post. (Yeah me!) I spent tons of time on the phone coordinating utilities for the new house since we close on Tuesday this week. The great news on this is I managed to get it done and our lender gave us the green light to close on schedule.

Of course I managed to do this partly because my mother-in-law was out of town so it was a bit quieter. This also meant I got to cook some too! This is not normal for me since my fibromyalgia diagnosis. Normally I usually only cook at the holidays because of certain limitations of mine with this disease.

We actually did an urban cookout using our new fire pit to roast hotdogs. The logs didn’t want to cooperate, but we managed to keep them burning long enough so everyone could roast their own. We used the gas stove to finish things with s’mores of course.

Another couple pieces of awesomeness this week came in the form of a finished baby blanket that I delivered to the new uncle who ordered it. Took longer since we’ve had a nasty run in with bedbugs recently. The other piece was getting to donate 2 of my original works of art for a fundraiser memorial shindig in honor of a local arts supporter. They are scheduled to be auctioned off on July 31st.

We did have a tense moment one evening this week between my husband and his dad. The in-laws have been living with us since last October when dad finally retired. It makes a huge difference to go from seeing each other once a year for a few weeks at most to living with each other 24/7 and our way of life is vastly different than theirs. Gratefully, I think my father-in-law understands that a bit better now. Nothing is happening quite like any of us had hoped or planned. C’est la vie!

Last, but certainly not least, my mother-in-law has returned and not alone. She brought my niece and one of my nephews from Oregon with her. It has been a few years since we last saw them, but it is good to see them. My niece is only months older than my daughter and have such similar mannerisms it can get a little creepy sometimes. My nephew is an unmedicated autistic teenager with ADHD. I love him, but man does he wear me out while visiting. They will be here for at least 3 weeks so I’m told bringing people under our roof to a grand total of 8. I’m not claustrophobic, but I need my space.

Anywho… It’s time I wrap up for now and promise to write again on Monday with a heads up on what might be/should be/could be happening in my week ahead. Until then, namaste!

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Lady LaClaire

I am an elementary music teacher for USD 259 Wichita Public Schools. I have 2 children and have been married for 10+ years now. I am certified ESOL, Levels 1 and 2 for Kodaly, and I graduated with honors from Wichita State University in May 2006 with my BME. I started teaching the following fall. A couple of years ago to help deal with stress and inspired by my students' work from their art class, I took up Zentangling. Since then I have branched out to more traditional art work using mainly colored pencils, markers, and pens. I also crochet various clothing items with a focus on what season we are in (winter = hats, scarves, gloves). I hope to return to cross stitch at some point. I do have a shop on Etsy called LaClaire Creations. I currently am out of stock, but am working on resupplying soon. You can also find me on Instagram as LadyLaClaire.

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