Now that we are back to a full school schedule life has taken on a busy, yet semi-predictable turn. No more lets-do-whatever mornings. It’s back to the military style of living where Mom blows the bugle at 7:00AM and demands pushups for anyone that doesn’t hop-to.
I realize I shouldn’t make military analogies since the only thing I know about it is what I learned from Gomer Pyle, Hogan’s Heroes and M*A*S*H. Probably not 100% accurate.
After a week of school we were all glad for Saturday morning when we could relax a little. But only until 7:30 because some of us wanted to go junking. Six of us spent a few hours trucking around looking for junk to bring home and reclaim into furniture and décor. Who needs Pottery Barn when you have trash piles and a good imagination? I found an old bed spring and some various yard salvage that I plan to use for my fall decorating. So stay tuned.
After a nap I spent some quality time with my pool net, skimming for leaves and dead algae. “You boys want to swim?! Hey, I have a better idea…..Let’s clean the pool!” For about an hour I scraped the bottom of the pool while the younger boys hung around the edges. Sure they wanted to swim in the middle, but that would have stirred up the scum so we played “Who can stay away from Mommy?” Elijah won. So he’s my new favorite child.
On Sunday it was the usual….go to church, come home worn out, sleep, play games, lie around and do nothing. But there was a small hitch in our plans. In getting the boys dressed earlier that morning I found in their drawers a pigsty of clothes and socks and belts that don’t fit anyone. So the later part of the day was spent cleaning that out.
Didn’t I JUST do that? How did it get messy again so quickly?! I’m about to whittle everything they own down to what they can fit in a foot locker and while I’m at it I might just bounce some quarters on their beds in the mornings. How long do you think the clean drawers will last this time? I am taking bets and whoever loses has to clean the bathrooms with their toothbrush.
Another little incident Sunday was that I got a couple of emails from people who ordered something from my shop and never got their order. It turned out that someone opened a shop on another site and used my shop name, photos, products, everything. It was almost exactly the same. People placed orders and, of course, their orders never came. They couldn’t find anyone to contact on that shop so they searched and found me, assuming I had a second store and they came irritated about not getting their orders. I am sure! I would be irritated too….except they never ordered anything from me! It was a scam. Trust me, when you order from my real shop you will get your order promptly and can always reach me if you have questions!
Where’s Radar O’Reilly when you need him? I need a guy who can get things done.
(My apologies to any military people reading this. I have nothing but mad respect for everything you do!!!!)