Have you ever had that kindof day when everything seems a little tougher than it should be, when you accidentally spray yourself in the face with the sink hose? Don’t worry, it happens to all of us. And then you spot a giant rollie pollie crawling aross the floor. Catch it, quick! And then you somehow sprain your finger while putting your son’s shoes on him. Weird… And then you step on your daughter’s favorite Rapunzel crown, smashing it and causing her to cry, “Mommy, why did you doooo that?!” I’m so sorry honey! It’s just one of those days! This happens to everyone, right??
Last night we had a friend in town for a few hours who stopped by to see our new house. As Thomas was giving him a tour with the kids and Ginger underfoot, a dog we’d never seen before ran in through the garage door and started making laps inside the house. It was chaos! He was old and fat, with a gray face, and maybe deaf too because he totally ignored us when we told him to stop chowing down on Ginger’s food! There was a half-eaten chicken carcass on the counter, and it made me think of A Christmas Story when Bumpus’ dogs ate the turkey. At least he didn’t get our chicken!
What else can we add to our bizarre collection? Lyla just kicked her dresser as she ran past it, and her toe is crooked. Was it always crooked?! I’m going to go with a hopeful yes.
Luke threw up his yogurt on the nice leather chair a few minutes ago. Oh, I couldn’t find my comb or Lyla’s after my shower, so I collected a few new possibilities. Dog brush or roller?
I realize the roller isn’t a viable choice, but when I first saw the handle I thought it was a sand rake. I opted for finger combing. And THEN, look where I found our combs- out for a stroll. I should have thought of that!
Oh man, there’s never a dull moment in the Fister household. Okay, I admit that was about two days’ worth of crazy. Thomas gets the MVP award this week, as he probably should most weeks. This weekend he’s taking the kids with him to Mimi’s house and giving me a whole weekend of peace and quiet… I am very thankful, and I am sooo looking forward to it. I plan on finishing some house projects and a beautiful book I’ve been reading for about a month, Martha’s Vineyard, Isle of Dreams by Susan Branch. That is, if I can find it. It’s probably tucked away somewhere random, like a toy box. Anyways, it’s a fantastic book that I can’t wait to find and finish! I’m also going to plant a red maple. So keep an eye out for some fun house updates this weekend! But first, before I do any of my fun projects, I have to clean and tidy up my house. So my goal today is to do my ordinary chores with an extraordinary attitude. Ready, set, GO!