I hope everyone had a good weekend. Ours was as always, a bit loud, a bit of the unexpected and just, well, our lives. So I thought I’d share some of it with you. This past week was so incredibly busy, there wasn’t one day I was home so you can imagine everything just got backed up. Laundry, clutter etc. By Friday my body was not happy with me at all so on Saturday, I tried to catch up a little bit but that didn’t happen because I had to go back out to Walmart and get what they couldn’t for my food shopping. Has anyone ever used the Wal-Mart pick up service? This is the second time I’ve used it and I have to tell you it saves me tons in pain and fatigue but the downside is sometimes they don’t have everything you ordered so you have to still go out and get what they couldn’t. Instead of doing laundry etc on Saturday I ran errands and then my body was completely finished with me so I didn’t get much else accomplished. I went to lay down around 1pm in the afternoon and all the sudden I heard what sounded like a sinking ship coming from my bathroom. Yup, the septic tank decided this was the weekend it was going to back up and need to be pumped out.
I panicked of course because it was a Saturday. I can’t tell you how many places I called. Turns out, I only have two in my area. One was closed and the other, oh sure they were open but instead of it costing me $275.00 they charged me $375.00 because you know, “it’s a Saturday and that’s consider an emergency call”. What a racket. The guy didn’t get here until 4:30 pm and was finished by 5:30 pm. Yes, we held it that long. Sorry. TMI.
But even still, the Lord saw fit to bless us in this mess anyway. Saturday morning, we had our deck fixed. The woman who cleans for me, her fiance came and fixed our deck for us for free. So thankkful for the kindness of others. The boards were rotting and we were about to fall through it. As a matter of fact, my oldest dog Jake who I’ll discuss in a moment did fall through it last Thursday. His front paw went straight into the hole in one of the boards and almost his whole arm got stuck in there. It was awful but he’s alright. So now the boards are fixed and the deck is secure.
This morning, (Sunday), I wanted to go to Mass but my body was not having it. I am not surprised after the week I had so my morning began around 6:30 am with this.
Once I was able to get my butt out of bed, no small feat mind you, it was time to cook breakfast for the hubby, put the laundry away that I had washed a week ago and start washing the laundry that had piled up all week.
After I got the laundry done, I looked at the sad faces of my four youngest monkeys and decided since it’s such a nice day outside it was time for some short walks.
And let me tell you , it ain’t easy. Because the two big ones need to be walked separately and Toby, the black and white one doesn’t know how to walk on a leash very well no matter how hard I try to train him. But, it was too beautiful not to take them.
The husband decided it was time to burn the boxes we had laying around from the week. Why did we have boxes? Because we put down some carpet tiles in our dining room on Wednesday. I had a ceramic tile floor and it was a very light grey color. I don’t know what I was thinking when I chose that when we have six dogs. I washed that floor every single day, sometimes two and three times a day and I finally had it. So Wednesday morning we went to Lowes, bought the carpet tiles and laid them down the same morning.
(Don’t mind my monkeys in the photo)
Then it was off to burn the boxes.
In between all this I cleaned up the kitchen, the bedroom and washed my makeup brushes.
For the rest of the day I’m going to take a much needed nap, make eggplant roll ups for dinner for my husband and then I’d like to read some tonight which is something I love to do but have really gotten away from this year. Somewhere along the line I must watch the season finale of “Versailles”. Does anyone else watch that show? I love it but I just wish there were more episodes.
Have a great week everyone!