Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Updating the Emptiness...

Today, it's been five months.  And that is all I will say about that.

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I was looking forward to an evening of ease and tv gazing for the first time in seriously two weeks, however, looking around my house this morning, I realized that wasn't going to happen. 

Despite the fact that I will have an extra set of children over to play tonight and therefore, two more mouths to feed dinner to, I am really looking forward to just being in my house. 

The time spent there will include making dinner for 6 while cleaning the kitchen and dining room of all the clutter, paperwork, mail, school papers, projects and groceries that just never got put away.  It will also include folding several hundred baskets of laundry that have been haphazardly dropped upon my bedroom floor and then consequently putting said clothing away where it belongs.  And, of course, we can't forget the eight thousand boxes of newly acquired memorabilia, decorations, and miscellaneous odd stuff that have taken over the living room--it all needs to be sorted and stored away in the colorful totes I bought last week. 

But you know what?  I am ready.  I will be home...in my own house...and doing things on MY TERMS, so I am ready to tackle the monstrosity that my house has become after over two weeks of pure neglect. 

Of course, tomorrow night I have a meeting to attend and this weekend seems to be filled up as well, so I will take what few moments I can get in my safe place before I head back into the big, mean world to carry out my tasks.  Fun, fun, fun.

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More updates:

I am getting a cold and therefore, an ear infection that is killing my head.  I feel like there is water sitting on my ear drum and nothing has helped it so far.

I had a chiropractor appointment yesterday morning and found out that my left shoulder had rotated forward in it's socket due to a climb up a nearby mountain last weekend (pics to follow later).  Today the shoulder doesn't hurt but the lower back feels like crap.  I have to go back to visit the chiropractor on Monday.

We went grocery shopping last night at Wal-Mart and spent $292.00.  We joked with the cashier about starting up a charge account since we spend so much in that damn store.  Apparently, we are not the only ones...she just has them keep every paycheck because she knows she'll spend it there anyway!

Bubba's 8th birthday was on Saturday and he received a very interesting gift from his grandma.  It deserves it's own post.  Look for it later this week.

Some of my family members were in town over the weekend.  It was an okay time.  Except that my nephew got together with my hubby's nephew and the two of them egged a house one night.  One of them got picked up by the cops.  Argh!  I don't remember being in that much trouble OR doing stuff that dumb when I was young.  Well, maybe I do...  That might be an interesting blog post!

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That's about it for right now.  I am going to get back to work and get something accomplished, I think.  Enjoy the little things in your day!  I hope it's not as windy where you are as it is here!

2 comments:

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said...

Oh J my dear, a woman of my own generation... and me coming from the most over protective mother on the planet still found the time to sneak away and get in my fair share of trouble. I sooo don't believe you never did anything dumb! No one who grew up in the 80's can make that claim. Some of us just never got CAUGHT!

Queen of no man's land said...

Some of us never told our children they had been caught... why burst their bubble..