Can I just whine a little? I don’t whine on here too much, do I? Besides, its the safest place to whine. I don’t have to see your eyes glaze over, or see you looking around to see if there’s someone more interesting to talk to. If you don’t want to listen, just click away, and I am none the wiser.
I have two days to get ready for my hand surgery. Okay. I know. I’ve had over a month to get ready. But that’s beside the point. Today and Monday I planned to cook (which I don’t need to do much of, because I took an inventory of stuff in my freezer and I have two weeks worth of dinners in there, plus a bunch of cooked chicken and turkey. Go me!) and I was going to clean the house, wash and change my sheets, and I wanted to wash all three dogs. That’s not too much to do in two days, right?
So this morning, pretty early, I hear my neighbor driving his quad over. Ruh roh. That means he’s going to split all that pine that’s been sitting there all summer.* So I put Noah in his crate, and decide to wash the dishes to keep Noah company (and to keep him from barking.) Dishes done, but the wood splitter is still running. So I decide to organize the cupboards. Have I mentioned I have a TOTALLY USELESS CAT? connection please, debby. Yes. Well, me and a certain mouse (because I have a TOTALLY USELESS CAT**) have been co-existing semi-peacefully. I set traps for him occasionally, but he evidently has super-powers and just enjoys the snack I have left for him without setting off the trap. A couple of mornings I have gotten up extra early and surprised him. We both stare at one another while he scampers past the traps to his ‘safe place.’ Back to the cupboards. Without going into detail, as you can imagine, with my little room-mate, it turned into more of a SUPER MAJOR CUPBOARD CLEANING than just a regular cupboard organizing job.
Okay. The cupboard cleaning ended just about the same time as the wood splitting ended. You guessed it. Chore number two NOT on the planned weekend list. Now I’ve stacked about a cord of wood. And do any of you know what a COMPLETE MESS splitting pine makes? There are piles and piles of bark and other junk out there. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it all.
So its 3:30, my knee and my back hurt, and there is still some house cleaning to be done, and I really want the dogs washed. And then there’s this other ‘little’ chore hanging over my head. I bought a bunch of tulips and daffodils, a few pansies, and some potting soil. I really need to get them in the ground before Tuesday morning too.
Well, I just checked weather.com, and the next two days are supposed to be sunny. I don’t think I’ll get any big chores done tomorrow, because I am going to the ‘froyo’ church and going to do a little shopping, as well as check out the new Whole Foods that is up that way.
I think what I need to do is split up the doggy baths. If I do one a day, its not such a big deal. Sophie, you’re first!
Ahhh. I feel better already. I’ll just do what I can, and that will have to be good enough. I’m a little sad about my quilting mojo being interrupted again. I just finished up this quilt last night. I still need to put the binding on.
This is that quilt that has the modern take on the traditional Double Wedding Ring pattern as the base. Then I decided to mess it up, and add stuff on top. So I named it “After the Wedding.” Each of the organza circles has words in it relating to the best and the worst of marriage.
Well, I feel much better now. Hope I didn’t impose on you all too much. Tonight I am going to try making some ‘apple cider frozen yogurt.’ I got the idea when I was up at Apple Hill the other day. They were serving apple cider milk shakes. So I checked out a couple of recipes online (for ice cream) and modified them. I’ll let you know how it turns out!
*Just want to say I am not complaining at all about my neighbor choosing to split the wood today. He works full time, and is doing me a huge favor to split the wood (I give him half of the wood for himself, and he splits the rest for me.) He doesn’t know I am having hand surgery in a couple of days.
**For you cat lovers out there, my totally useless cat is not abused. In fact, she is supremely happy with THE WAY THINGS ARE. She gets a whole can of cat food every day, and a little pat on the head, and her own litter box, EVEN THOUGH THE WHOLE GREAT OUTDOORS IS FIVE STEPS AWAY. She is a semi-feral cat that I adopted years ago. I didn’t know there was such a thing as a semi-feral lazy cat.