This weekend has been THE best. It started out as not-so-good but turned into one of the best I’ve had in ages. As with every work week, I was anxiously awaiting Friday. Well, my Friday was a bit like a nasty Monday…
a nasty Monday on crack.
Have you ever started your day by looking at the clock and saying “Oh Sh*t!”? That was my Friday. I overslept. Don’t know how it happened but I woke at the time I should have been leaving. I sprang from the bed…not even sure my feet hit the floor until I was in the bathroom…got ready in 15 minutes…raced to work and hoped like hell I was fully clothed.
Remember my gotta-clean-for-the-cleaning-lady Thursday? Yeah, well, it became a much bigger task than anticipated. I had to also clean the game room in the basement as the cleaning lady only does the main 2 floors. It’s been a few weeks…ok, a few months…since I cleaned downstairs. We never go down there. But having out-of-town guests will spur you into action…it was time to clean that darned basement.
Well, my stinkin’ vacuum decided to do nothing more than spit my super-sized dust bunnies back at me. Actually, if I were the vacuum, I would have done the same thing. Some of those dust balls were bigger than me! I would have choked on them…spitting should have been expected. So there I was, on hands and knees, wiping up the dirt and dust with Swiffer wipes. I never knew how large that room is!!! After what seemed to be hours on the floor and a lengthy scrub session to remove the pink and green rings in the toilet of the extra bath, I realized it was well past my bedtime…by 4 hours!!! You think that could have been a contributing factor to me oversleeping???
I get to work late and can’t seem to find my focus. The first 2 hours of my work day were spent struggling to get my act together. Then a bomb was dropped. The cleaning lady called to say she couldn’t make it. WHAT???? I wanted to be angry but just couldn’t as her reason was more than valid. But what the heck was I going to do now. Unmade beds, in great need of clean sheets, dirty floors, ringed toilets and filthy sinks were anxiously awaiting her arrival…not to mention I was too. And my guest was arriving at 5:15…no time to get home and do it myself. To top things off, a nasty migraine paid me a visit. By noon, I was a wreck! lol! But somewhere, somehow, after that, everything began to get better. I ended the day with several work tasks completed. Leah, Taylor’s girlfriend, offered to clean the house for me and even did the grocery shopping. And the migraine disappeared with only minimal damage. I made it to the airport in time and all was grand!
A quick recounting of the weekend:
Friday night – Dinner at a local tap room for pizza and beer followed by darts afterward in the bar upstairs. Made several new friends. Talked until 3:00 am
Saturday – Convertible ride around Asheville. Visited the area where I grew up and reminisced about days gone by.
Saturday night – Keri arrived home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Homemade chili, a few cocktails and board games until 2:00 am with my kiddos and several of their friends. Laughed so hard my sides ached.
Sunday – Visit to Grove Park Inn to view the Gingerbread House exhibit. Fun! Fun! Lots of themed Christmas trees and a roaring fire in the great hall left me wishing for a white Christmas!
Sunday night – Blog writing and passing out from exhaustion! 🙂
I have always been one to only require minimal sleep…well, I WAS one to only require minimal sleep. Now that I’m an old lady in her mid-forties, I need all the beauty sleep I can get. And I got little to none this weekend. So forgive any and all nonsense in this post. I’m a walking zombie!
Before I go, I wanted to share the last of my Serendipity layouts from my November Just Enough Please kit. Remember you can click on the images to view a larger version.
Wishing you a Happy, Happy Monday!