Did you ever have one of those dreams that you just couldn’t quite catch? Of course you go back to sleep in hopes of catching it, and we all know that never happens. It tends to start the day in frustration and it makes you late for breakfast. I did make it to breakfast which was yummy, but I didn’t get to socialize too much. It’s Cinderella day and I was already way behind. I couldn’t even get into full cleaning mode because I had to take the puppy to the shot clinic at 3:00.
I had to have a small discussion with the outdoor cats. I put on my rubber glove, picked up the mouse trap, took it outside and dropped the dead little mouse in front of them. I looked at the cats and said “look we have an agreement, I feed you and you kill. I had to kill this mouse that never should have made it to the house in the first place. You’re slackin’ and you better get your game on!” I don’t care if it makes me sound crazy, the only reason I have the cats is so I don’t have to kill the mice. Yuck!
The vet clinic was running an hour late, thank goodness Z was worn out and slept in the buggy most of the time. My friend C.R. came with me, her dog needed a rabies booster. She had a roast in the oven and didn’t expect to be stuck at the clinic for two hours. By the time they had everything ready, the natives were more than restless. C.R. and two or three ladies behind her just randomly shouted out things at the vet assistants. I’m not gonna lie, I kept inching my buggy away from them. I wasn’t really embarrassed , but they kept making me laugh and I didn’t want the vet to think I was participating. Z still needs round 3 of her puppy shots, I have to go back next month. It sure was an adventure!
Even after all of this, I didn’t lose my nerve and I started on my bathroom. This is my most hated room of the house, I would bet that a lot of you have closets bigger than my bathroom. I can only handle fifteen minutes at a time before I walk away and go back in. I will say that whoever invented the Magic Eraser is my favorite person today. Anything that makes a hated job easier is a genius in my book. I also have more proof that couponing isn’t always a smart thing. We have managed to use up almost all of the product except for a few items. I still won’t need to buy toothpaste for the next year and my son won’t need deodorant until he goes off to college. Oh and contact solution for a couple of years and bandaids for at least five years. It’s nice to have a back up, but this was ridiculous! Bath and Body Works also adds the problem, their stuff is only reasonably priced twice a year, so yes I have a container of body sprays. On the bright side none of us will ever be stinky. I managed to get one shelf done and I have to say, where do all of the washcloths go? Did they take up with the single socks and move out? It’s a mystery! The towels had to go back on a shelf, but nothing else goes back until I get new shelf liner. It’s ugly and it I am not looking at it any longer. This isn’t a procrastination technique I swear, I have baskets and containers in my daughters room and I’m pretty sure she’s going to want her room back tomorrow. Round one is over and I can’t walk away, round two tomorrow night.
I definitely busted butt today, so now I am taking a little break. Since it’s the first full day of fall and there is a nip in the air, I decided to pull out one of my all time favorite movies Hocus Pocus. This whole movie cracks me up, my favorite part is when Bette Midler sings I put a spell on you, but the funniest is when they all walk together and grunt. It’s such a classic and I’m such a sucker for kids movies. I can’t wait to make my kids watch the Great Pumpkin again. Now that they’re teenagers they think that they are too cool for that kind of stuff. Too bad it’s tradition, suck it up and humor your mother, and someday you’ll have kids of your own to torture, is always my response. This is hands down my favorite time of the year!