Sunday, April 20, 2014

Another weekend, gone by too fast!

Yes, weekends go by way too fast!  And this was a three day weekend for me!  We were pretty busy most of the weekend - went looking at hunting property on Friday, and the place looks promising.

Saturday, we were supposed to get our fence put in at long last, but the fence company didn't show up.  After several phone calls, we found out that they had loaded the truck on Friday afternoon and the technician took it home, and now was not answering his phone.  No one could get in touch with him, and they don't know what the deal was.  This is a reputable company, from my understanding, and they are thinking that perhaps he had a family emergency and did not think to call in.  They are supposed to call us tomorrow to let us know what is up and when they can reschedule. I was a little disappointed, as I was looking forward to just turning the boys loose in the backyard tomorrow morning instead of having to walk them.  Oh well, just a few more days!

While Brian was home, waiting to see what was up with the fence people, Clydie and I went running around town.  I ordered Steven's graduation cake, picked up my prescriptions, and we bought a few plants and stuff.  We have a couple of garden areas we need to work on, and more plants to buy. 

Today, Brian and Steven worked in the yard, and I cooked Easter dinner - baked ham, deviled eggs, potato salad, crescent rolls and steamed cabbage.  It was really good! 

Brian, Steven and I took the pups to Hobbs Farm to walk today - they pulled so hard on their leashes, and were so excited to be out somewhere and have different things to smell and mark.  Gabriel practically laid in my arms in the back of the truck on the way home afterwards, he was so tired.

It's been an all day laundry day, too.  I hate doing laundry!

Overall I had a fairly relaxing, enjoyable weekend, and I hope you all did too!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Oh what a beautiful day!

We're having our first yard sale today.  I've participated in one yard sale way back right after college, but haven't had one since, and have never been to one before.  It's going okay, you'd think with as beautiful as today is, we would have more folks stopping by.  At this rate, if we don't sell anything else, it will take 2-3 trips in the truck to take it to Goodwill.  (the reason we didn't just donate it to start with is that we were hoping to make enough $ to go towards buying a covered swing to put in a garden area that Clydie and I will be working on)

But today started off kinda bad - I was showing Clydie how to open up the collapsible sawhorses, and dammit if I didn't let one of the legs go and it SLAMMED SHUT on the last section of my birdie finger on my right hand.  I think I said a few colorful words, in between having to make myself breathe, and then I just sat on the stairs and cried.  Putting an ice pack on it didn't help, as the cold made the pain worse.  Here we are, about 5 hours later, and my finger is pretty swollen and the last section is turning purplish black.  I was surprised that it didn't split my nail in half but I took the polish off to check on it and the nail appears to be intact.

After I got over the pain of smashing my finger, we had the pups out while we were setting up, and Dominion disappeared.  We couldn't find him anywhere.  I jumped in my car and rode down the street, expecting to find him on the street behind us - nope, he was at the corner of that street and our street, tinkling on the yucca plants.  He looked overjoyed to see me and to know that he would get to ride in the car back to the house.  Muddy footprints all in my front seat and I imagine in the backseat, as he had to get back there, too, on the very brief ride back home.

Then, we had let the boys out to potty and I was playing with the boys, and Dominion jumped up and hit my sore finger.  It felt almost as bad doing that as it had felt to initially injure it.  Serious pain I tell you!  I'm a little amazed that it doesn't hurt worse when I type, but I don't typically smack the keys hard so maybe that's why. 

Steven's been laying in the sun this morning/afternoon, getting his tan on.  He actually fell asleep laying out there.  Now he's laying on top of a plastic storage container, curled up in the fetal position, and I would bet that he has dozed off.  Clydie is reading her on her Kindle, and here I am, on the laptop.  Waiting for more yard sale browsers.

Can't wait for dinner tonight - Steven's treating us to Chinese take-out!  yummy!

Have a great weekend folks!