It is Sunday night, and I am in my bed, under the warm covers, shivering. I am so cold!
The weather hasn't been too bad for this time of the year, we've been in the high 70's which is not normal for end of November, but today they dropped down, we had rain and high winds and all sorts of winter weather.
I will say though, we have yet to light the fire. We try to hold out until it gets much colder so that we don't go through our wood pile too quickly.
Let me show you how I spent my weekend.
Starting with Friday morning, I dropped Jasmine off at work, then went to my commissary. Last Friday when I got my groceries, I did a Walmart pick up, and as much as I like the convenience of it, there is always something that I order that doesn't make it to my house. Which is ok, if they told me they didn't have the item, but they don't, they just leave it out of the order and I usually don't even realize until I'm ready to cook and am missing something.
I know, my fault too because I should check as soon as I get home, and I don't.
Anyway, some chicken, pork chops, and a few other items never made it to the pickup, and I kind of put it off for a week, but really needed them for meals, so decided to go ahead and make a trip to the store.
I managed to get everything I needed and a few extras my husband asked for, like chips. The ground beef was also pretty cheap, so I picked up a few extra for the freezer.
Got home, got it all put away, with my trusty helper, Elliott. He is the inspector, checks every bag, smells everything, you know quality inspector. Hahah
Didn't do much else on Friday other than picking up my daughter from work, making dinner and cleaning the house.
Saturday morning we dropped her back off at work and then drove by Walmart to pick up the peanut oil we needed for our turkey. Luckily for us, we spotted some really nice bedside tables for a very good price, and decided to go ahead and get them.
Got back home, and Curt got busy with his college work, he had a few papers to write. I decided to build the furniture myself while he did that.
Love how they turned out, it is exactly what I was looking for.
While I worked on those, someone took a nap on the bed. He is so cute, and look at just how fluffy he is. Sweet boy!
Curt brought in some more harvest from our Fall/Winter garden. My lettuce is going crazy out there, and so are my green onions.
I soaked everything in a water and vinegar bath, then set them out to dry on clean kitchen towels, and packed everything away between paper towels, for use during the week.
While that was drying, I worked on laundry, folded a ton while hanging out with hubby. Look at the smile on his face hahahah He figured out the camera was set and quickly looked back like this. LOL
Marley sat at my feet, chewing on a piece of cardboard he ripped from a box. He is such a gorgeous looking dog. Love him so much.
And yes, I got a fresh hair cut. I was trying so hard to grow out my hair but I just can't do it. I have very thick heavy hair and it becomes a hassle for me. I got a bob, not an asymmetrical one, just a plain bob and it already feels lighter.
And cutey Elliott sat on the couch, next to the laundry basket, pawing at every article of clothing I pulled out.
Now let me show you Elliott's mama. She is our barn cat, remember I told you the story of how she abandoned him in our workshop. She took all the others and left our sweet boy behind.
I know it's normal for this to happen, but every time I think about it, it makes me so sad. Just thankful Curt went to the workshop that day and found them, or he would have died in there.
But, regardless of that, he looks so much like her, the face is different though and she is not fluffy like he is, but you can tell they are related.
Today, we started with rain and high winds. I took Jasmine to work early morning and then came home, worked on editing these photos, let Marley sleep on my lap for a little and just took it easy.
Marley wasn't feeling very well today, he threw up a few times this morning and his stomach was making loud noises all morning long. When he feels that way, he likes to lay on my lap and rest, so I let him do that.
I kind of needed that moment too.
While I was driving back home this morning, it was raining and the wind was blowing , and my little car always feels like it's being smacked around on the road. It makes me nervous and uneasy, and so I turn to prayer and keep it going until I pull into my driveway.
But as I was driving, I was praying and listening to worship music and the tears just started to flow. I don't know why or where they came from, but I got a knot in my throat and it just went from there.
I started then thinking of my sweet mother in law and how she is no longer among us, how this is the first Thanksgiving without her, and it really hit me that she is gone for good.
Needless to say by the time I got home, I wanted to lay on my bed and nap all these feelings away.
And I did just that, a very short nap and then back to laundry.
Little did I know that Elliott was about to give me a huge surprise. I had washed some bed sheets yesterday, but set them on the couch and didn't get to fold them because we got busy with other stuff.
I went to fold them today and as I started folding the flat sheet I realized that it smelled weird, and I couldn't figure out why. I brought it to my nose, smelled it and again pulled it away. I didn't know why it was smelling like that because I had just washed them. That's when my eyes shifted to the couch, and a dead mouse was laying there, right where the sheet was.
You guys, the scream I let out must have been heard countrywide.
I dropped the sheets to the ground and ran to the kitchen. Shoved my face under water and washed as hard as I could all the time gagging and trying to tell myself that it was ok that my nose touched the sheet that was on the dead mouse. Hahahah
I don't know, I don't know if I can handle this mice thing with cats. Lord knows I can't stand mice, they make my skin crawl, and now it's been 3 mice that I've had to encounter hahahah
Jesus give me strength!
Anyway, I thought that was a funny story to share and some of you cat moms can appreciate.
I am going to get this post up, then try and get some reading done before bed. How has another weekend gone by so fast, how is it Thanksgiving in a few days? Goodness.
Have a blessed night friends, I'll be back in the morning with our Happy Homemaker Monday.