I am still on my cleaning and organizing frenzy. In fact, it’s gotten worse since James is out of town for the week. I always get a lot done when he’s gone because I can throw away whatever I want without him following after me looking in the cans and pulling stuff back out.
He can’t help it. He comes from a long line of collectors. His grandmother had a perpetual garage sale. She would go to other people’s garage sales and bring the stuff home, double the price and sell it at her garage sale. Me, I inherited a passion for just throwing away things we don’t need anymore. I’m pretty sure God was laughing through our entire childhoods knowing He was going to put us together.
We have gotten so much done this week that I am going to give the kids today and tomorrow off. I plan to start a full school schedule on Monday and I think they need a short break before that happens. Man cannot live on organization alone.
Also when James goes out of town we tend to have more than our normal share of small emergencies. On Tuesday morning just as he was leaving our horse got out and ran down the road. After we chased him back in, the fence had to be mended where he got out. It’s times like these when I wonder why I ever had the dream of a “little farm house with animals”.
I may be able to build a cabinet, but fence repair is one of my weak areas. Instead of spending hours doing it right, the kids and I spent 15 minutes wiring bits and pieces of different fence panels together and propped them up with a rusty T post. Yep, classy.
Then the next day I had a tooth situation. I have a crown that has been bothering me, but I have put off going to have it looked at. So of course it waited until James was gone to kick up a fuss. It started bleeding and throbbing and I couldn’t get it to stop. Of course, at 10:00 at night.
So I called my dentist the next morning and because of school about to start he can’t see me for a couple of weeks. OK then. Although I was a little nervous about it, I looked through all of my essential oil books, pulled out what oils I had and started swishing. I have clove oil, which I’ve also been putting right on the gums around the tooth and it has been incredible. The other oils I am swishing with (Thieves, Melaleuca and lavender) are going to, I am confident, keep my mouth healthy until I go to the dentist.
Now as long as we can make it through two more days without anything on the house falling apart we are home free. Once James gets back nothing will happen. That’s how it always goes.
Have a great weekend!