Sunday, June 26, 2005

Girls Day Out

Well, it turns out my car didn't start because the alternator was bad. Thus, my husband and stepsons didn't leave until 11 a.m. this morning. My husband did all the work himself, with the help of a friend, so we didn't have to pay a mechanic, thank goodness. But he called me a few hours later and said the fuel pump went out again. He just replaced it on Wednesday! Looks like that parts store is going to be hearing from hubby. My hubby said he was ready to blow my car up. I don't blame him. We've had nothing but trouble with it for a week now.

I did accomplish quite a bit on my list. I slept in (and ooh, did it feel good!) and last night, I tackled my laundry room. It's a very small room and I had my rubber stamping stuff on a small table in front of the washer and dryer. But I haven't done any stamping in months, so I decided it was time to clean it up. The table had become a catch-all for all sorts of things, so I cleaned that up, straightened the storage room, swept, did laundry, and was completely exhausted by the end of the night.

After lazing around most of the morning, my daughter and I went out for lunch and then headed over to Hobby Lobby. We didn't find the "squishy things" but got distraced by lots of other stuff instead. I found a lamp on clearance - beautiful and matches my living room perfectly - that was originally $70 and I paid $14. That's a deal! I couldn't pass it up.

We headed over to the grocery store and came home hot and grouchy. My daughter asked, "Mom, is your nose sweating?" LOL! And yes, it was. Neither of us handle the heat very well. Since hubby took my car this weekend, I have his truck and believe me, it's not the greatest vehicle in the world. But it gets us around.

I did watch Frenchman's Creek this afternoon - oh, it is as good as I remember! (If you have a chance to watch this movie, please do - it is just wonderful). I think the last time I saw it, I must have been in junior high or high school. It is such a lovely, lush romantic film. My daughter watched Stitch: The Movie, so we were both happy.

Then it was cleaning time. I couldn't handle sitting still for much longer, so I tackled the living room and kitchen. Now I have at least three areas of the house that are CLEAN. And I guarantee you, five minutes after all three boys come home, it will be a mess again.

I did manage to get my Ben and Jerry's Lowfat Yogurt and watched The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. I love that movie. Sad, yet terribly romantic. I'm such a sucker for these old movies. I can watch them over and over again.

I didn't get any writing done today, but last night before I drifted off to sleep, I did think of my opening scene - the actual first few sentences I want to write. The first scene is very important to me. I spend a lot of time thinking about what I want it to say.

My daughter is sacked out on the couch watching Disney's The Three Musketeers (Mickey, Donald, and Goofy) and just devoured a pop tart and a glass of milk.

It's been a nice, relaxing day - exactly what I needed. :-)


  1. well, except for the car problems, it sounds like the perfect day. Well, and except for the no writing part *g. Glad you're having a good girls weekend. Sounds so nice.

  2. What a nice day. Glad you got one in. Now get writing!

  3. Sounds like a lovely day :) Except grocery shopping. And not writing. But doing your own thing--very cool.

  4. Oh, I love a great shopping deal. Way to go on that lamp!

  5. You got about four times as much done as I did this weekend. You go, girl! Glad it was a good one. :)

  6. Funny how being at home for one weekend without the boys will totally rejuvenate you! LOL

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