Friday, July 23, 2010

FF: A Day in the Life

My kids and I have now reached the point in the summer where we have to ask each other, "What day is it?"  We have done a great job reassuring ourselves that we will make great retirees.  Here's a glance at the week past:
On Saturday I looked at every listing on Craigslist under the search, "boat" but I promise I didn't do it while my middle boy and I were on a date to see "Seussical" where two of his "older" female friends were performing.  Who knew that a 10 year old could generate such generous hugs from gorgeous teens?

On Sunday I decided that our air conditioner was broken and decreed that we would not be using it any longer.  Checkered and I agreed that we don't need another boat. Later on Sunday I wore this shoe on my left foot



and this shoe on my right foot.  Yes, they have different sole heights.

While at a meeting at church, I realized my mistake and opted to spend the rest of the meeting bare-footed - which probably generated more attention than the mismatched shoes would have.

On Monday (and after sweltering through a miserably humid night) Checkered changed the temperature setting on our a/c and I learned that it wasn't broken at all.  I had sweated for nothing.  Our beautiful boy worked up the courage (after several YEARS) to run through the water fountain thingies at the mall.  That took immense courage for him.   I also checked the boats on Craigslist about 13 times.

On Tuesday I read the beautiful book, Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers.  I can't remember who told me to read Ms. Rivers' books, but thank-you!  I also read about a woman who dabs a little lemon juice behind her ears, so I tried it but not a single person or bumble bee noticed my new scent.  I may have checked Craigslist again.

On Wednesday I wished Checkered well on his trip with our Boy Scout and wondered how surprised he might be if I cleaned our room while he was gone, but then I took a little peek at Craigslist instead. I also shared in the joy as another of our children was recognized for his academic excellence. That just happened to take place on the field at the Detroit Tigers' game.

On Thursday I received a call from a nurse who said our insurance company had hired her to help parents like me co-manage our children's asthma.  I thanked her and asked what she would be doing for us.  She replied that she would be sending us a welcome packet of info about children and that she would be following-up with a call NEXT JUNE.

I also sent our daughter on her way with her church youth group.  I do wonder if her blue cowgirl hat will even be in one piece by the time they arrive in Wyoming, but more than that, I wonder why I don't know of any blogs from Wyoming?  I checked the Craigslist posts for boats from my phone, so that doesn't really count.

That brings us to today.  I am well aware that it is Friday.  (Thank goodness for all the Friday memes, otherwise I might not have known.) Thus far I have put on matching shoes and can only imagine what other great things are in store for me! Want to know how everyone else spent the last week?  Go here :)
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20 comments:

When did I become my Mom said...

Sounds like you had a great week!
Here from SITS. :-)

Cranberry Morning said...

Just laughed through this post. Sounds like such a varied and who-knows-what-happens-next type of week. :-) Love the shoe incident. How did your back not kill you with those different sole thicknesses?? I would be limping around for sure! :-) Have a great weekend!

Kelli Nørgaard said...

I LOVE the shoe mixup! I have had days just like that...

I think you were confused because the A/C was not set correctly! Blame Checkered! :-)

Matty said...

I'm not so gifted when it comes to figuring things out on gadgets, so I'll give you a pass with the a/c.

Love seeing that your family is involved in your church.

Love it even more that you have a sense for dressing properly. LOL

Holyoke Home said...

Wow! You've had a BUSY WEEK!

Re: the tomatoes on today's post? They were grown in a hothouse as opposed to in a field - that was the experiment part. I should have been more clear I guess!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You always crack me up.
Craigslist? Is that in lieu of facebook now???
Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

What a week you have had. THanks for adding us to your links today. It is great to have you. I did the same thing with my shoes same shoe just one was black and the other one was brown. Went to work and then saw what had happened. I guess you should not get dress in the dark.. Have a great weekend.. Thanks again..

Nezzy said...

I love the mismatched shoes! Heeehehehe. I wore a pair similar to school one day and even my lowest Special Ed student thought they had to broadcast my mistake. Ya think we're tired! Heeehehehe!

Ya'll have a fantastic day and a very blessed weekend!!!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

So have you found a boat?? You keep looking =)
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The Incredible Woody said...

Glad I'm not the only one that has gone to church in mismatched shoes. I feel much better now;)

Christy said...

awesome week write-up! haha, at your shoes :-). good luck with camps/trips and maybe, possibly a boat?

have a great weekend!

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

Sounds like you are having a fun summer!! I love reading you, girl. You always make me laugh. Conclusion to the boat search? Still checking? Hope you have a great weekend babes.

Betty said...

So you don´t need a boat, but you really WANT one, huh?
Love how you are enjoying your summer. :)

Mental P Mama said...

There is a nice boat for sale at the end of Chesapeake Bay Woman's lane....and those shoes just cracked me up. Now, tell me, how do I go about getting a job with your insurance company? That sounds like it would give me plenty of time to accomplish all my other activities....

Aging Mommy said...

I went to work once in mismatched shoes one black and one brown and totally different heel heights too. One of those days when I got the mickey taken out of me even more than usual :-) I sense a little bit of new boat obsession about you this week.......

Helen McGinn said...

So, um, I'm guessing you're looking for a boat, huh? *L* I once went out with one eye made up and the other not; crazy lady look doesn't become me.....

ladyfi said...

What a wonderful week! My sister goes everywhere in barefeet! It#s the new shoes...

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Just caught up on a few posts of yours. I am a little behind in the summer!
Are you looking for a boat? How about a 40 foot commercial fishing boat?
Are you traveling thru Cape Cod on your trip?
I am waiting for the day I wear 2 different shoes. It shouldn't be too long now. I do prefer barefoot though.

Glad that you are having a busy, happy summer!!

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Craigslist is so addictive!

Mrs4444 said...

Hmm...boats, huh? I was recently told that the best days a boat owner experiences are the day he bought it and the day he sold it!

Please try to wear matching shoes to Chuck E. Cheeses. We are all about fashion here, ya know...