Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Evidence of a Mother's Love (?)

Saturday I gave one of my college-aged daughters my prized haircut/color appointment I had scheduled for me six weeks ago. I even paid for it.

I either really love my daughters, or I'm beginning to resort to desperate measures to get these girls hooked up with some handsome men!

You decide!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Yin and The Yang

Laura and I had a fun time on Wednesday.

We ended up here and did some shopping.

We had a yummy lunch on the patio at Applebee's.

There were rain clouds threatening, but they didn't bother us much. We were enjoying the afternoon too much to be bothered by a little rain.

When we left it didn't look like stormy weather over our house. But as we continued our drive south and saw storm clouds gathering over the mountains, I became a little worried that I had neglected to give Sophie her sedatives which sort of help her during thunderstorms and fireworks.

Surely she would do fine until Dave got home a couple of hours later. Right?

Our fun afternoon was brought to a screeching halt by a simple text message from Dave which included a picture of what he found when he returned home.

Apparently, the storms were a little more severe over our home less than 15 minutes north of where we spent the afternoon shopping!.

Needless to say, the picture kind of dampened my spirits! We finished up where we were at and ran through the rain to the parking garage. Looking back I think we should have stayed at the mall, but all I could think of when I saw the picture was how much it was going to cost to fix, and shopping is not a good thing to do when a huge unexpected expense is looming.
Sure, the carpet is old and needs to be replaced, but other changes will be made when we change the flooring and we are not in a position to make those changes right now.

A couple of days later Dave came up with a good solution - a carpet repairman. Of course! The carpet is not that damaged (despite what the picture looks like!) We are so fortunate that the rips were straight and not shredded. The repairman will come look at it on Wednesday, hopefully he can fix it. He sounded concerned to tell me the charge would be between 79.00 and 149.00! I wanted to jump through the phone and kiss him! I hope he can fix it.

I have recovered from the shock of it all. Sophie is still amongst the living and still in our home. I have even started to talk to her again. I came to an understanding about the whole thing that you can read about on my other blog - The Musings of The Mama B.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Time for a Re-Charge

My battery is running low, so I've decided to take a day of vacation and do a little "re-charging"!

I woke up at the same time I always do, but not having to rush and get ready and out the door was a re-charge.

I went out to my patio and puttered around the pots holding my "garden" this year. The tomatoes are finally looking good. They were suffering for awhile and being a novice at this whole gardening thing I was at a loss as to what to do! However, thanks to
I was able to diagnose the problem...
Blossom End Rot
and learn what I needed to do to fix it. All at no charge to me!
I have since harvested 2 perfect tomatoes and there are lots of healthy tomatoes growing on the vine! Yippee for me! Thank goodness for Google! Spending the extra time taking care of my garden was a re-charge.

While I was out on the patio I cleaned it up a bit. Working full-time, I tend to push aside tasks that aren't "urgent" here at home. Getting those things done was a re-charge, too.

Cleaning my house (even a little bit!) will be a re-charge.

Laura and I are going to do some school clothes/supplies shopping today. I look forward to milling around, lunch out, and just spending time with Laura. That will be a re-charge, and if we can actually find treasures that will be a bonus!

The day will end here
Bountiful Temple
at the temple with Laura and the rest of the Young Women in our ward. The best re-charge of all.

I can't think of a better way to spend the day. Can you?