*EDIT AT THE BOTTOM*
When you have three days until company (that you actually want to impress) arrives, it’s not a good time to decide to do all of your spring cleaning… including a detailed catch up on your yard work.
Here in Germany we have cobblestone gutters and driveways… Little weeds and tufts of grass grow in the cracks and we are responsible for keeping them debris free.
I haven’t done it since Ryan left.
In my defence most of that time it’s been so cold that nothing grew… but these last few weeks they’ve been coming up gradually and I just didn’t feel like it. So I took this opportunity to get it ALL done.
I spent 6 hours on my hands and knees with a special trowel like tool they use for this purpose, cleaning my gutters, sidewalks and driveway. Today I can barely type or close my hands… My legs are screaming… I had trouble sleeping last night because my back hurt so bad…
But that didn’t stop me. Today I mowed the lawn, washed the dogs, did all the laundry, cleaned out my car, rearranged my kitchen and cleaned every window in my house… inside and out… all 18 of them…
I can barely sit here I’m so sore… and guess what? Oh I bet all of you who know me and my OCD ways could guess…
I still have to clean the house. The whole house. And a few other things of course!
Go on base and get gas (it’s up to $4.24 a gallon! YIKES!)
Buy bottled water for the car ride
Vacuum whole house (all three floors)
Put out towels and rugs
Take out the trash
Thaw chicken and prep ingredients for dinner Monday night
All when I can barely move…
Then I have to wake up early Monday morning and throw dinner together into the crock pot, take the boys out and take off for my 2 1/2 hour drive to the airport, pick up my Aunt and then turn around and drive another 2 1/2 hours back home.
Always do the spring cleaning a few weeks before the visit then touch up for the visit!!! Now I have to try and enjoy myself for two weeks!
The good news is that when they are gone (June 23rd) I’ll have less than 6 weeks left until my husband will be home again! After half a year!!! I will NOT be saving all the yard work and cleaning until the last minute then! (Oh who am I kidding? You know I will… no matter how OCD I am I’m also a terrible procrastinator)
So I’m out! For real this time… Take care everyone… Oh and by the way, I have fuel for my eye phobia from yesterday. I was weed eating and a rock kicked up and hit my face just about half and inch below my eye and actually cut me! See? Too delicate to feel safe!!!!
P.S. And you know what? Transformers is just about the coolest movie ever made! It ROCKS!
P.P.S. I just broke out this bag of cookies that I bought on the economy… (In a German grocery store) As I was sitting here chowing down I started looking at the bag. It has the ingredient info on it in about 15 different languages… in fact there isn’t room on the bag for much more than that. One sentence is repeated over and over in every language. How do I know? Well it’s the only sentence on the bag in BOLD! Would you like to know what this mysterious sentence is? In every language?
“Can have a purgative effect in an excessive quantity is consumed”
I looked it up just to make sure I was reading it right…
pur·ga·tive – –adjective
|1.||purging or cleansing, esp. by causing evacuation of the bowels.|
Of course the serving size is written only in German so I’m not too sure what an “excessive quantity” entails.
Don’t mince words do they?
If there was every anything that makes you not want to binge eat cookies… This is IT!