Good Monday Evening...
I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I had a pretty good one. It was sunny and hot on Saturday, and warm and rainy on Sunday. On Saturday, I went to the movies. I went to see Hunger Games, Part III.
We have the "Dollar Movies" here. So I paid a dollar to see it. Well, I didn't pay, LadyTee did. I smashed her popcorn, so it was a free day for me, lol. She and her family hadn't seen the movie, and I hadn't either. I read the book and it was the SADDEST, most depressing book I've ever read. So I didn't run out and see the movie when it came out. But LadyTee convinced me to go with them. And knowing the American movie culture, they were going to clean the movie up real good and make it different from the book. It was, just like I thought. It was good, but not as good as the first one.
Afterwards I came hope and got to cleaning. On Sunday, my sister came over in the morning to help me. Sister Callie Jo was not happy about this. She hid under the covers of the bed in the upstairs bedroom.
Poor Sista Callie. She is waaaay afraid of people. She is still shell-shocked from vet visits and spay. She thinks everyone is a vetenarian. So she hides.
Luckily I've bought a new quilt set for the upstairs bedroom. And new sheets. I will close that room off to the cats. They think that is their room.
I needed my sister's help cleaning up a bookcase area. Here's the picture of it now after we'd finished.
It looks... better. And don't get me going on my bootleg "2 televisions" scenario. That one is going back upstairs. I was thinking of buying another one and leaving it upstairs but uh... that would be finanically wrong. (I suppose).
So I got rid of 30% of my books. I will take those on over to the thrift store. I had a TON of crap just laying over/stacked up in the corner. Let's just say I need to spend a whole night just shredding a bunch of stuff. I threw out a lot of trash. We spent a good 4 hours just cleaning. I was so grateful for her help. I think it was helpful just having someone help me think about how to organize. And it was nice to just spend time with her. We put on a couple of shows and just organized. So I will continue to throw out books. And I think I need to throw out that old VCR/DVD player too!
She wouldn't take any cash for her help. But I baked some cookies for her to take to school.
That was cool. So after she left, I was all tuckered out. I cleaned up for a couple of more hours, then I took a 2 hour nap. I think it was all that rain. I slept so hard that I didn't know what time it was or where I was at when I woke up. Even the cats were sleeping hard, lol.
So today I had a bright idea. I like salad, but I don't like making salad. Well, I do, but let's just say I don't like making it more than once a day. So this morning, I made a mixing bowl full of salad.
Here is today's salad.
That salad was awesome. Maybe it was just that I was hungry. I didn't eat 'til 2:30 pm. That is a bit late for me. Sigh.
I am looking forward to a good week. There was NO traffic this morning. I think I got to work in 10 minutes flat. Usually it is 15 minutes, lol. But I like the light traffic. I think that school is out or something, hunh? I guess the holiday has started early. That is good for me. I am considering taking Thursday and Friday off. I already informed my boss already, but it is all dependent on how I feel about what I get done this week. We'll see. I hope it works out.
Song of the Week. "You Can't Stop the Rain" by Loose Ends.
I am compiling a list of my favorite songs. THAT song is on the list.
And it's raining cats and dogs in the ATL right now. That's a good rainy day song.
"You can't stop the rain... when it starts to fall... there's no one else to blame...if you go out that door!"
Yo del leah!! Yo de leah! yo yo yo you doooh!!
Whatever. I don't know lyrics. I just know the song is FIRE.
That is all.
I am looking forward to a great week. Hopefully a short week.
Whether long or short... It will be good. On purpose.
Just putting it out there!
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