24 August 2009

Yard crashin', clean sweepin' fools

So, this was our weekend to stay with John's mom. Linda called on Thursday to ask if we'd mind helping out in the yard on Saturday, which we didn't. Except that I'm so horribly out of shape that I am so sore. That's beside the point, though. We spent about four hours cutting, pruning, pulling, and tossing. Fortunately, the weather was WON.DER.FUL. We moved Billie's swing from the patio area and put it under a nice shade tree. Not only will it be in the shade, but she'll be able to enjoy the nice fall breezes much better since the swing won't be blocked on two sides like it was on the patio. The yard looks so good, but by Sunday, she had already forgotten who had done it and when. :(

Sunday, Connie made chocolate gravy and biscuits for breakfast. Danny and Linda came over for that, and then Connie, Linda, and I sent John, Danny, and Billie for a nice Sunday drive. Linda and Connie had planned on cleaning out some of Billie's clothes, and that can't be done while she is there. While Linda and Connie went through her closet and drawers, I cleaned out the bathroom and the linen closet. It is hard to believe that one person can accumulate so much...stuff...in two very tiny areas! I bet I used three or four garbage bags just for the bathroom and closet. Linda and Connie probably loaded up three or four, maybe five, bags of clothes. And there are still two bedroom closets left to do.

We did some straightening and tossing in the kitchen, too. That was actually when we sent the "boys" out with their mom. Connie was going through one of the cabinets trying to toss old stuff and reorganize the rest. She found five (I think) jars of peanut butter. One of them had a 2007 expiration date on it, so Connie put it aside to throw away. Billie opened it and smelled it and was insistent that it was okay because it smelled okay. I'm not going to definitely say that it WAS bad, but I wouldn't make a sandwich with it. Besides, there were several other jars that weren't out of date. Ah, Alzheimer's.

We got to see Will and Maggie B, too. Will has recently discovered that John and I live close to Auburn, so he wants to come see us so we can take him down there. Amy told him that Aunt Trina doesn't love him that much. LOL He asked me if I'd take him, and I told him NOOOOOO. I don't go to Auburn. hahaha Of course, if he did come to visit, we would take him, but neither of us would be very good tour guides because we know next to nothing about the AU campus. And we like it that way.

Maggie just smiles and laughs all the time, and she is starting to really imitate words. She says bye, doggie, high five, and a couple of others that I don't remember right now. If Aunt Trina has ANYTHING to do with it, Little Miss Maggie Moo won't ever say anything except ROLL TIDE! (I used to be able to bribe Will, but I'm not sure that I still can.)

After a night of CRAZY dreams, I am certainly not excited to be up and at it this early. I'm already at work, and I wouldn't normally post when there are a few things that I need to be doing, but if I didn't do it now, I don't know when I'd get it done. It's going to be a crazy couple of days--grocery store/house cleaning tonight, bunco tomorrow night. The kids will be happy to know that there probably won't be much, if any, homework for the next couple of days. :)

I have got to get busy, so that's it for now. Hope you have a GREAT day!



Debbie said...

A night of crazy dreams can certainly wear me out! I had a few last night myself:)


Sounds like you had a pretty good weekend. I love the peanut butter story...sounds like my mom....what can I say...ahhhh Altzheimers. I missed social time with you today.

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