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Monday, October 20, 2008

Pant, Pant, huff, huff!

Okay, now just in case you are all wondering where in the world I have been....let me give you just a little glimpse of my recent life....

Last couple of weeks....get ready for a huge garage sale that I am having with my sister in law....in other words...go through the entire house looking for stuff to get rid of....go through kids toy boxes and steal, I mean take, their toys and put them in a black plastic trash bag while they are not looking....then go through their clothes and weed out what they don't need....find out that your five-year-old has over 15 skirts!!!!!! (why is it then, that I can never find just one, just one, for her to wear????? Oh, I forgot, they are buried in the pile of clean laundry that is piled on the guest bed....note to self....fold the laundry....) Then come to the realisation that, now I have to price all of this junk....sigh....get it all priced...then realise now I have to get it all to her house....sigh... Then find out that she actually expects me there around 6am to pull it all out of the garage....aaaauuuugggghhh! Never! Never! Never!!!! (never say Never!) She sweetly suggests that the kids sleep over so that I don't have to get them all up the next morning..... Take Jazz home, get up at 5:15 am (thanks Jazz, who needs an alarm clock???) Fix coffee...drink coffee....pry eyelids open with toothpicks (ok, not really on that part), realise that husband actually can sleep in seeing as he finished a job early, start tip-toeing, take three times as long to get ready....head out the door, remembering to put the twin stroller in the car, that you just pulled apart and washed last night. Get to S-I-L's house, drink more of that coffee, and start pulling stuff out....turn around to see your first customers showing up (some with flashlights/torches) at 6:30am, obviously they didn't know how to read seeing as the ad clearly said that it started at 7:30am, still not sure how they managed to figure out we were having one!! SIL tells me that the kids won't need to sleep over tonight as they were all up at the crack of dawn anyway....*snort* Oh, and if anyone needs a garage sale hint....here tis....put a set of bunk beds out the front, borrow them if you must, they will attract customers all day....*grin* SIL was selling some and although she sold them before we even started, everybody would stop and ask about them..... Oh, and have a friend who works in the veggie section, bring you cases of caramel apples to sell....Yuuummmm! Uh, only I don't think I was supposed to eat them all....ooops! Spend the whole day there.....go home and get up at the crack of dawn and repeat....

Sunday....garage sale is over, church fellowshipping, eating, and back to church.....Monday.....hurry and wash laundry and attempt to straighten house, because Lee's employer is sending him to town an hour and a half away, and putting him up in a hotel, and we can go too! Quickly pack, forget about the house, run out the door, meet him for supper at Burger King/Hungry Jack's (for you Aussie's), and then dash off to go visit some friends who live there....find that the highway is closed off, follow detours, miss one of them and find yourself lost in the boonies....call friend put the husbands on, get directions to follow the fence posts according to their colour, and other landmarks....finally get to friends house...late... Have fun, go to the hotel and crash. Get up, read the Bible, let the kids watch something as decent as possible on the TV, decide to be sweet and offer to pick up Lee some lunch and after much trial and error, and an hour later, have that done. Follow the detours, and don't miss one this time, make it there just fine....spend the afternoon/evening with them, head back to the hotel, crash, get up, pack, and head home. OK, this is now Wednesday, Jorge's 7th b-day (and Steve's), and we are going camping tomorrow (Thursday), I still have to do laundry, pack, shop for food/supplies etc. Do some laundry, Pack, shop, throw hands up in the air as to the condition of the house. (that I had finally just got into shape befor the garage sale fiasco) And quickly throw a b-day cake in the over for Jorge to have after Bible Study....seeing as I ran out of time to make the cheesecake he had requested! Got up Thursday, finished whatever packing didn't get done last night, and managed to leave around 9:30am or so! Phew! Had a lovely time (more on that soon) Pack back up, and came back on Saturday evening, after visitin with some friends in a small town on the way home. Skipped unpacking the car, went to bed, got up late (9am), got self and children ready for church, was extremely thankful for SIL doing my share of cooking (the church eats together every Sunday - pot luck style). After our time with our church family, went home and attacked the house with a vengeance! Several hours later.....much improved, but still working on it today....more laundry to do..... Thankfully neice is coming over to school Jekkie, and the others are working at their own pace. Rescued Jazz from leaning over the top of our 6' fence to look at the dogs (pit bulls) next door. Wiped up potty training puddle....and started blogging...

So, if you were wondering why I haven't blogged??? I'm sorry....been busy...kinda

1 comment:

southeastcountrywife said...

what kind of excuse is that?! just joking. :) you e-mailed me in the middle there so i'll forgive you anything. xox