Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Yug Kind of Weekend.

It got no better. On Saturday, I made an additional $1.25. The weekend grand total comes to $2.25. And yes, Janeen, other than swinging by Children's Orchard to see what they will take, the Goodwill drop up the street will be the recipients of my stuff. It is far too much work. Yowza. I'm tired.

I woke up this AM with a migraine in my eyeball. It felt as if someone stabbed me in the eye with a knife and was twirling it around. We didn't do AM church, but I had a Leadership Meeting this evening, K- begged to go with me and we went to that. Of course, she was tired and hungry so she did the drop and flop in the hallway. Nice. Hubs suggested that she have no evening activities scheduled other than being at home and decompressing before bed. For whatever it is worth, I checked in on her at 8:15 PM and she was sound asleep. Exhaustion makes her a complete and utter pile. She's going to be bummin' because Festival Choir practice is due to start up on 9/13 and baby girl is going to be left home with her dad. So sorry Charlie!

K- has been a bit of a pill today anyhow. I swear that if I hear the word NO one more time that I'm going to spit. She's lost TV, Barbies, because I keep finding Polly parts strewn throughout the house, she must work to earn them back. I'm talking labor here. She must realize that Mommy and Daddy (Santa, too) pay a freakin' lot for those Pollys, they don't grow on trees and she needs to take good care of them.

In the afternoon, Hubs and K- dropped me off to see my grandmother (because with K- being a pistol, I wouldn't take her into the nursing home) and though I never text, I did text Hubs to tell him to come back in a half hour. Grandma was okay, but not altogether with it so a half hour was good.

While out, Hubs and K- were checking out swingset parts and whatnot at the Lowe's down the street. When they came back, Hubs reported that his figures showed that it would be cheaper to build a kit. Fine with me. This is his baby and as long as it will support my butt on the swing, I don't mind how he goes about it. For the record, I think that he has decided on (surprise, surprise) the Amish built swingset that is actually cut and bundled down in Holmes County, Ohio. Again, all good. The Hedstrom set that we paid $100.00 for has seen its last day. It needs to go.

So, because K- pulled herself around and we were driving past our favorite homemade ice cream stand, I decided to swing in. Mind you, it was 61 F, but that's okay. The ice cream was wonderful. On our way back to the car, we cut through the tall grass thingies (I have no idea what they are called.) They were spaced pretty well apart, so we didn't fell like we were totally destroying anything, though Hubs was joking about the "KEEP OFF THE GRASS!" signs we always see when we are out walking. Without thought, I brushed my hand and got jabbed by something. The something? A bee still on my hand. So, I flicked it off, told Hubs who asked what got me. I pointed and he told me it was a Yellow Jacket. Glad that I didn't have to remove a stinger, I went to the ice cream window and they fixed me up with ice. K- was concerned. "Mommy, are you okay? Does it hurt?" Yes to both. I didn't lie, but I absolutely told her that it hurt. I did tell her, "Did I jump around?" No. "Did I scream?" No. "Did I roll around on the ground?" No. "See, it wasn't that bad." For about 10 minutes, it did hurt, then swelled a little, but right now you can only see the entry point. That's good since my grandfather died of multiple bee stings/being diabetic and having been dumb and signed himself out of the hospital. I had been previously stung by honey bees and wasps. I was concerned about the Yellow Jacket, but apparently they are okay, too. What surprised me most? Hubs said, "If it makes you feel any better, I killed it." Why? "So it wouldn't sting anyone else." Hubs is a conservationist through and through. Okay, when Smudge ended up infested with fleas and our front door casing was being eaten away by carpenter ants, we didn't take the invasive critters, but he doesn't kill anything ever. Even K- will take spiders out. I was just shocked. The bee was in his creature home. I told K- that it only stung me because I made it mad. My sister's house had Yellow Jackets all over. They kept landing on me and didn't sting me once. I go to get ice cream, innocently walk past some tall grass and WHAM! Pow in the handie. Ouch.

I'm sorry. It's a rambling kind of day.

So tomorrow starts us back on the week of school. K- will be getting the school lunch, so no packing to be done. I did find that the Fiber One Toaster Pastry (AKA Poop Tarts in our house) were a little too fibrous for young K-. She was needing to leave class to take care of business and when such a duty is handled, K- is involved for quite sometime. I told her that she can have a poop tart MWF. The other days, we must choose something else for breakfast.

Something funny. I told K- on Friday night that, "Good news! Since you don't have school tomorrow, we can sleep in! Hooray!" So, Saturday morning at 6:57 AM, I have two green eyeballs staring at me, "Mommy! Get up!" Huh? I had to work my tail off to get her out of bed and moving this week. The day she doesn't have to get up and get going, she is up and out early. Later I asked why? "Because I could watch my kid shows!" She gets no TV on the AM of school. To do so would only cause her more issues with getting out the door. Apparently, I won't need to set the alarm on Saturday morning at all.

Smiles in my weekend:
- The $132.00 check from our mortgage holder for the overage in Escrow. Unfortunately, there is probably an overage because the tax base was set for our home before the value dropped because of the recession. However, Hubs just bought a new DVD/VCR recordable thingy combo and the check paid for most of it.
- While making next to nothing at the garage sale, I was able to make a bunch of bracelets that I can sell at the gallery for something. A consignment check of $40.00 - 60.00 each month helps.
- The M & M ice cream was great.

Have a wonderful week! I'm hoping to be back on track for my M-F posting now.

3 comments:

Rach said...

Yup. I feel the SAME way about yard sales. The only reason we did as well as we did at our last one was because it was a community sale. Otherwise, I'm all about donating to Goodwill.

I'm sorry about K and her behavior. New routines are always tricky to slip into, and school is EXHAUSTING for everyone the first couple of weeks. Hang in there!

As for that yellow jacket--eek, ick and OW!!! Glad you're doing all right nonetheless. :o)

Have a great Monday!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Sorry about the sting. The Little Man got stung on Sat. It was in the middle of his palm. He was just standing there at soccer practice and the next thing we knew he was screaming. It hurt him all weekend. Luckily he's not allergic to yellow jackets. He usually gets stung at least once a year. The child is a yellow jacket magnet.

Sorry the garage sale was a bust. It really is a good way for some people to make money. Just not us I guess.

I hope your head is better. Have a great a week!~

An Aquarian Mind said...

Garage sales for us have been a bust, too. Don't know what the deal is, but at least you didn't have to take it home and store it!

Bee stings are no fun. Glad that it wasn't worse. We kill lots of bugs here (shhh, don't tell your hubby!) especially the ones that cause damage to people, property or animals.

Hope your migraine has gone away by now...