Monday, January 27, 2014

The Week Ahead - January 27

Outside my window...49 right now with a high of 54 predicted for today - definitely the calm before the storm as we have more snow in the forecast for tomorrow and Wednesday.  With highs of only 24 on Tuesday and 28 on Wednesday, it's going to be COLD.  I'm thinking Wednesday may be another snow day.
I am thinking...that I'd better pick up some supplies this afternoon as my kitchen is rocking an Old Mother Hubbard look! 

I am thankful...that Vic's travel plans have changed.  He was due to come home tomorrow but with the weather forecast, who knows what havoc that will wreck on airports.  He's coming home later in the week...I think.

From the kitchen...something that catches my eye at the store this afternoon.  I've been wanting to try my hand at homemade biscotti so maybe I will if we're snowed in.  I'm also working on a special Valentine's Day dinner menu.

I am hearing...the heater, the dishwasher, MudLynn snoring.
Always one of my favorite and chips - it's been on the menu every couple of days as Sophia and I love it.

I am reading...still nothing unless you count what I surf!  I think I'll make a resolution to have a dedicated reading time each morning or afternoon; have to figure out what works best with my schedule.  You'd think I'd be reading in the evenings but we always seem to have the TV on.  Who needs cable, we are seriously addicted to Netflix.

A Few Plans for the Rest of the for Sophia today and maybe Wednesday and I'm working at the Tidewater Collection on Wednesday.  Riding on Thursday and waiting for word from Vic on his return - I hope he makes it in time for Sophia's birthday on Saturday.  She wants to go to Otani, our favorite Japanese hibachi place but if Vic's not home, we will postpone it until he returns.  I'm not so sure I can get her to postpone presents, though!

College Update...No school last week - Martin Luther King's birthday observance on Monday and a snow day on Wednesday.  Computer class was held as scheduled on Saturday.  Things seem to be going well; Sophia's determined to keep up her 4.0 GPA.  She was invited to join Phi Theta Kappa, the Honor Society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students.  I was hoping that she could transfer that to a Greek affiliation in Washington but Western Washington University does not have the Greek system.  First in the 1950s and then more recently in 1982, an overwhelming number (85% in 1982) voted against having a Greek system at Western Washington.  Fraternities and sororities are limited membership organizations and that just doesn't jive with Western's equal access policy which ensures that all students are provided with equal opportunities to access all aspects of university life.

Volunteer Update...still looking for people to take over my Secretary/Volunteer Coordinator and Newsletter Editor/Webmaster positions.

Travel and Family Field Trips Update...starting to look through my England bookmarks for those specific to our plans to spend Christmas 2016 in Kettlewell.  I think I'll do a series here on the blog - a pre-travel journal per se.

Leave a comment below if you'd like to share your Week Ahead.

1 comment:

  1. No teenagers for you anymore. It's so hard to believe as I'm looking at photos from 2007!
    Can't wait for you pre-travel journal; I enjoy your England posts very much, even if I don't comment often!