Monday, June 29, 2009

Where Did My Weekend Go?

I am back at work (shhhh!) and happy to be here. Maybe I can get some rest!

My plan for Saturday was to be up by 9, bathe Lola, then myself and be at my parents' by 11 for several hours of pea shelling. The best laid plans, you know.

BabyBoy texted me a little after 9 to let me know he needed coolant for his car.. and had no money, so Lola's bath was postponed, so I could get to the bank and deposit some money in his account. (Yes, he is spoiled)

I showered before I went to the bank DSD was preparing to paint the hallway bathroom as I got out of the shower telling him the water never heated up. He went and played around with the hot water heater only to discover there was no power to it. Apparently the man installing the vinyl siding hit something electrical on Friday (he did tell DSD this on Friday morning) and, from what we could figure, it cut the power line to the water heater. Call an electrician out on Saturday? Suck it up for the weekend? We sucked it up. But the electrician was at my house before I left for work this morning.

I finally arrived at my parents' a little after noon. I was late leaving the house, plus there was a 4 vehicle accident on the way. They had already started the shelling so I got right to it and shelled and shelled and shelled. Until after 9pm. Wow! And we weren't finished, but I was tired, my back hurt and I still had at least a 45 minute drive home.

It was great to spend time with my parents, but I honestly didn't expect to be there that long. I had taken Lola with me to see how she would do and she was an angel. But she was starving by the time we got home. She seems to be weaning herself off 2 feedings a day and she barely eats in the mornings. And I didn't take any food for her; I fully expected to be home by dinner time.

Sunday morning began with blanching and freezing the peas I had brought home with me. Scrubbing down the hall bathroom (which DSD did manage to paint on Saturday) so the shower was useable and then helping BabyBoy move home. Then, cleaning our bathroom, showering in a cold shower and making a quick trip to the grocery store.

I barely read my book all weekend and didn't play my video game at all! What is up with that?

This afternoon I am treating myself to a manicure and pedicure and 2 hours of complete relaxation!


fallenmonk said...

Here's to shelling peas and cold showers...a little kinky but whatever.
If you happen to have a pasta machine...the kind with rollers to knead and extrude the flat sheets of pasta they also make a great pea sheller. Just set it on its widest gap and shoot the peas through...if you really want to get fancy you can hook up an electric drill instead of the hand crank and really zoom. It will make short work of a big pile of peas.

LeftLeaningLady said...

Wow, I wonder if I should tell my mom that? I think she shelled for about 14 hours!

two crows said...

oooooohhh, I envy you!
a pedicure! my feets need SO much attention -- but, I'm selling my truck since I despise driving and there's no nail salon within golf-cart distance.
what's a girl to do?

LeftLeaningLady said...

two crows, it just may be worth to call a cab!

two crows said...

hee hee!
I was just about ready to but a friend told me there IS one in golf-cart range! I'm in heaven over here!

haven't gone to it yet. today Florida decided to get rid of our 6-year drought all in one day. if it stops raining in the foreseeable future, I'll check it out. =)

LeftLeaningLady said...


My nails (all 10) are now bubble gum pink.

And I wish it would rain!

two crows said...

bubble gum! yum