Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday

Is it really only Tuesday? Time has a way of moving in slow motion when the kids have a FIVE DAY weekend. Five! Friday was a teacher in-service day and I don't even know what the excuse was yesterday and today. Suffice it to say, we've experienced more than our share of togetherness. I had great plans for using Monday as a work day and Tuesday as a play day. Then, Monday went to hell in a hand basket when both the computer AND the refrigerator pooped out on me. I was delighted to be able to have the fridge fixed for only $270 -- honest, I was afraid we would have to buy a new one -- and the computer was 'only' a couple hundred. I've never been so relieved to spend $500. In between all of this hulabaloo, I managed to paint Luke's room, take the puppy in for his final shots and set an appointment for his "big boy operation" next week, do some grocery shopping, and do six loads of laundry. By 1:00 this afternoon, the kids and I were sick of the house and sick of each other. I left for an hour to meet my friend for coffee, Luke went to play baseball with a friend, and Emily went to a neighbor's house to bake cookies. (Luke said she came home at one point to pick up "a few ingredients and things they needed. Imagine my surprise when she and the neighbor girl came walking up the street later in the afternoon hauling sacks of flour, chocolate chips, brown sugar AND my Kitchen Aid mixer! I almost died. It must weigh 20 lbs and I could see myself adding "mixer" to the repair list.) After supper this evening, Em and I took the two dogs for a walk in the open space across the street from our house. It was a beautiful evening and we got a treat when some pelicans flew over head and landed on the pond nearby. Then, we spotted a red-tailed hawk in the tree behind our house. It was a perfect way to end the day.

10 comments:

gail@more than a song said...

A five day weekend! I don't think I've heard of those but wouldn't that be nice every week; well for the grownups anyway. I'm glad you got everything fixed, especially the computer...don't think I'd like to go without mine long!

Jen said...

That is a long weekend. I think I would have take a mini trip with them. lol. It sounds productive...you sounds as busy as me...6 loads of laundry????? You go girl. I hope you had a glass of wine to end the evening last night.

Xandra said...

Well, my week is going slow but it's because I'm so excited about my trip!!!!

Xandra

annie said...

Yikes! Sounds like something Emelia would do (carry out half my kitchen)! :)

Robin said...

Oh my! Sounds to me like you could use a 5 day vacation alone somewhere! I'm impressed with your excitement of only spending $420 on repairs - that would have made me a bit grumpy. And to see my Kitchen Aid walking down the street - oh no! I'm glad it wasn't hurt too.

BClark said...

Your comments about painting brought back vivid memories of painting an apartment with my girlfriend. By the end we had paint everywhere, even on our teeth. We laughed so hard and had so much fun, come to think of it that color was yellow also. Glad you are making such great progress.

Barbara

Bill said...

I guess you can be grateful that Em didn't saw your kitchen off and haul the whole room over to her friend's house. I have a KitchenAid, too, and I know how much they weigh.

Carolyn is proud of you for doing six loads of laundry, and she wants to know if you've dampened the clothes and "done" the ironing yet.

Trailboss said...

I want a five day weekend and I want my daughter to be in school during that five day weekend!

Boomeyers said...

School districts sure do know how to torture parents, don't they!! Especially since they are getting out of school in a few weeks anyway. Don't they know we are milking these last few days for all their worth???

Barb said...

I can't believe she took your mixer to her friend's house, on top of most of the ingredients. Good grief, it doesn't sound like the friend's mom was ready for little girls to be making cookies.

I never heard of a five day weekend for school kids. Around here, they'd call that spring break. LOL