Or afternoon, evening, whatever the case may be. :)
Life is going along splendidly with the usual bumps in the road thrown in to keep us on our toes. Last week was the perfect example of that. There's a long involved incident where our freezer went out, then our 'fridge died. This cost us $200 in newly purchased groceries. Late in the week, on our way to replace said groceries, we hit a deer. WHAM! Right smack into Pooldad's side of the van. We're fine and the van still runs, but the deer, not so much. I am sorry to say it died, but it was instant, so I'm hoping she didn't feel any pain.
Still, we count our blessings. Pooldad was on call two weekends in a row for which he was given two $100 grocery store gift cards. All for the luxury of staying home and answering an occasional cellphone call [I think it was 3 total]. We consider this free groceries! Woohoo. An added bonus is we have full coverage insurance on the van, which is now in the shop. For only a $250 deductible we have a rental car for the week with the van returning fixed. Can you say new paint job Tadpoles? Double Woohoo!
I still am running to and fro to doctors' appointments. In fact, I have one today, but it is a fun one! [Yes, you read that right.] I am getting new glasses and contacts. Since I have to wear corrective lenses all the time, this is a gift to me. My current glasses are over 8 years old. I can't wait to see how much better I will be able to see. Thank you insurance. :)
We have been busy spring cleaning and we are all sore from the effort. [See, it's not just me. heehee] Pooldad is delegated to the family room and garage, with Momma on the middle floor. This includes the kitchen, den, living/dining room, powder room and foyer. I love it because I can clean exactly how I like and the family doesn't have to cook or clean it anymore. Once it is all done, about one more day, it will be a snap to do weekly cleaning. I am especially happy because I CAN do this, that I have my "job" back. The only job I have ever wanted since I looked into those first pair of baby blues. It was hard not being able to DO for so long, that every clean floor, cooked meal or load of clothing put away is a blessing.
But there is one itsy-bitsy problem with my new mobility. Half the time my family can't find me. heehee It's priceless. They are so accustomed to me being in one of two places [our bedroom or at my desk in the den] that they look there first and when I'm not there they start the 'ol "Mom! Mom! Mom!" call. Music to my ears, I'm telling ya'.
I am still fighting the weight demon. I have dropped below 100 lbs. and I am stuck there. I am eating well and a lot, but with all the exercise I do like the heavy cleaning and walking - I think I am burning whatever calories I do consume. There is a silver lining tho' - I am going shopping for a whole new wardrobe soon. Yipppee new clothes. :)
I did write the whole post [with a lot of pictures] of the Cherry Blossoms. I couldn't post it because Blogger has told me that I have no storage left in my Picasa file and if I want to post any pictures I must purchase more storage. Since I cannot figure out how to even get into my Picasa file to delete what is there, nor am I buying more storage for something that was forced on me without my knowledge, I really can't find a bright side to this. Sorry, no more pictures for the foreseeable future gang. I tried. :)
It has taken me an hour to write this post because my "a", "n" & "b" keys are broken. No worries - I am in the mood to draw a few more cartoons. Are you in the mood to see them? :)
Hope this caught y'all up. Have a great week and we'll see you on the flipside!