Monday, February 27, 2012

Weekend Woes and Goes

It was my long weekend.....WOO HOO....I love it when I have Fridays off, have I said that before???? I didn't have any errands to run and seem to have more energy since I have been taking vitamins and I had 'stuff' to do here so.........I decided to put this storage cart together. I dumped everything out of the box and looked at the picture, all the parts were shown with the number of the items I should have. Also shown was a diagram of the finished product, and no explanation of where everything went. I am not a brain surgeon nor am I an idiot. After some head scratching and thoughtful staring at said diagram I figured out how it went. Great! that's where do I want this??? I could use it in the bedroom between the dresser and wall...perfect except that I needed about an extra inch of space. Easier said than done. Ever try to move a big dresser with a mirror attached? I huffed and puffed, pushed and tugged, made a big mess, but finally got it. That activity lead to me cleaning off the dresser (a much needed to be done, but not planned, task). I spent more time cleaning and organizing. I'm beginning to feel good. Hubby picked up a fish lunch for supper. :-) no cooking...........what more could I want?
Saturday I decided to visit the new thrift store in town where I ran into a friend and visited with her. We went downstairs to check out the vendors and I saw another friend to talk to. That was my social hour for the day. I purchased some items in the store but did not take a bag (b/c I do not like plastic bags). The few things I bought went in the Rubbermaid bag I purchased. As I was leaving I hear someone say "If she needs it that bad......" I didn't think anything of it then, but now I think someone commented that I didn't pay for my stuff. I really feel bad b/c I did! The man who checked me out wasn't there at the time. I wasn't planning to leave the house today but now I think I will stop in there and tell Linda that I really did pay for my items. If I hadn't I know I could never return...and that would be a terrible fate for me.
The rest of the day I spent time on the telephone and the next thing I knew our grandson was over. We spend time doing stuff...nothing too exciting.
Sunday I took him to Sunday School and after lunch we went to his brother's 8th birthday party at a local hotel's pool. It was kinda hectic and noisy but the kids had fun. Twice I played the 'bad guy' (which I am good at). I told one kid to stop kicking my beach ball or I'd take it away. He had been kicking it so high it hit the ceiling. Another boy was in the pool with a golf ball sized water balloon in his mouth and I had to tell him to give it to me. I went in the hot tub for a while (when the kids were not in it). Otherwise I helped pick up a little but decided to leave the party to mom and her mom.

Sunday night I looked at my house and thought 'what a mess'. What happened to my clean house?
Another thing that has me puzzled are the bad dreams I am having and I don't know meds haven't changed. I've been having dreams that people are after me and I wake up scared and anxious. Then I have a hard time going back to sleep.
February is going to go out 'like a lion'. Almost all of our snow has melted but a winter storm is predicted for midweek.....some reports say 4-8" and some more. Guess we can't complain too much b/c we have had an EXTREMELY mild winter and it's almost spring.
I'll end on a happy note- a friend and I am going on a Red Hat trip to St. Louis. I have never been there so I am excited. More about that later.........


  1. Great post and blog. So happy I stopped by!

  2. Congrats on figuring out how to put the cart together! It reminded me of a Christmas Eve my husband and I stayed up all night to construct a computer desk, only to realize at 6:30 a.m. that we had put one part on backwards, aaargh.

    I would not worry about the woman and her uninformed comment at the thrift store. Entertaining grandchildren leaves me house in a mess.

  3. Wow, it sounds like you had a busy weekend. I hate putting stuff like that together. I try to buy it already together if not it probably won't get together for a while.
    Don't let that woman get to you. You know you were honest. Why people have to judge without knowing the situation is beyond me.