Tuesday, February 26, 2013

tidbits and babblings...

*Winter break has come and gone. It was not quite the relaxing week I'd imagined. High highs and low lows. The highs were freakin' awesome and the lows sucked royally. Duh. We took the kiddos to my parents on Sunday. Monday morning Rich and I took off for what was to be 3 days and 3 nights to ourselves. But Tuesday, Gray had the meltdown to beat all meltdowns, and Rich ended up driving all the way back to pick up the kids...our vacation cut to one day and one night. Then Wednesday, while we were out taking Gray to a "you're in luck, I had a cancellation" doctor's appointment, Annie called to inform us that the toilet had overflowed. This not only made a mess of the bathroom, but proceeded to make its way to the basement soaking my sewing machine and a table full of fabric for various projects. (Good news: Sewing machine appears to be okay after drying out. *fingers crossed*)

Look--I made a bar graph:

Sorry, I'm in a flakey state of mind.

*Welp, I turned 49 on Thursday. And I'm still determined to make this year one of the best of my life! Fibro--you will not get the better of me! Nor will you, Anxiety!)

*I know I've said it a gazillion times, but I *love* the view out our bedroom window!!! Of course, that is about to change as they're building a subdivision behind our little swamp. :( :( :(  But dwelling on the positive--for now I LOVE IT! Just this morning, I got to watch a herd of 8 deer browsing, our rascally suet feeder obsessed little squirrel, geese on the frozen swamp, and quite a variety of other birds.

*I fear I'm not going to finish The Shining by the end of the month. I must learn to accept the fact that I suck at read-alongs...please remind me of this when I'm tempted to join another one, okay? You know, like when the #domealong comes around. No Debi, no.

Okay, I guess that's enough procrastinating for one morning...

Happy Tuesday!


Jean said...

Sorry to hear about the week that didn't go as planned. If it makes you feel less alone, I spent last week flying to Denver and then driving Steve and his dog across the country through last week's Kansas blizzard, winter storm Q. Six days shot except for the moments of quality time with Steve and Charlie (the most adorable Corgi ever). Kids! They never stop needing you. As for the toilet, ouch! I hope the fabric washes out okay and am happy to hear that the sewing machine survived. Having gotten lots of bad out of the way last week, I'm betting it's going to be a dynamite year for both of us!

DesLily said...

oh my.. very sorry about the "week that was" :o(

but I absolutely Love, Love, Love the photo's of the deer and canadian goose?. lol

no chance you could purchase just a little of the swamp so there would be a nice divider between you and "them" eh? :o( that's the pits.

Rich said...

That graph is awesome!!

Ali said...

A bar graph! You crack me up. :) I'm sorry about your vacation being cut short, though. That stinks.

Megan said...

I find that whenever I'm so sure something is going to be so relaxing it, like, automatically isn't. Sorry your week didn't go quite as you'd planned, but I'm LOLing over your visual aid! ;-)

I love being able to see wildlife from the windows, and it looks like you've got a herd of it. How awesome!

P.S. I am also the suck at readalongs. I finished the Standalong over a month late and had to count that as a success, so I could have a success. Ha!

Debi said...

I know I already emailed you, but let me say again how very happy I am that you all made it home safe and sound!!!
And three more cheers to the badass year we have ahead of us! :D

You know, actually I shouldn't complain too much. The swamp is on our property. It's the farm land behind the swamp that is being turned into a subdivision. So in the summer, we won't even see the houses back there. But it just makes me so depressed that next winter it won't be the beautiful pristine view it is now, but instead will be a bunch of big fancy houses through the trees. :(

Well, not all that impressive, but pretty damn accurate, huh? :P

I'm such a dork, I know. I was really just messing around seeing if I could figure out how to make a graph on excel. Guess I was so proud of myself for figuring it out that I just had to use it. :P

LOL--well, I still haven't finished The Standalong...Rich and I are still reading it together. But you can be damn sure when we do finish it, I'm going to count it as a success too! :P

Eva said...

Sorry about the downs of this week, but the bar graph made me lol.

Those photographs are awesome!!! Last week, a red shouldered hawk landed on a utility pole right next to our back yard while I was outside knitting. :DDDD