Wednesday, September 26, 2007

What In The World Were We Thinking? (More Old Lady Ramblings)

Sunday night after church, my darling husband came up with the idea that we should go camping at least one more time before we winterize the camper. So, ok, I'll agree to that (even though it means a week without my computer, lol). Well, we wake up Monday morning and we both are kind of wishy-washy, do we want to go this week or wait until next week?? We finally decide on next week. "Well....(I say, in all my wisdom, lol) since we aren't going camping, let's paint the living room, it's something we've been meaning to do for a few months now. OK, we spend most of the day Monday discussing what color we want and we may as well paint the ceiling while we're at it. Tuesday, morning we go to the local paint store, purchase the paint, drop cloths, brushes, rollers...you know, all the things you need to literally tear a whole room apart, move furniture, tape up wood work and door frames (Gary can get pretty dangerous when armed with a paint brush). Now, here we are on Wednesday... we have unexpected visitors this morning and finally get started painting at 12:30. Oops.....I forgot, today is the day I have to go to the doctor to get my flu shot at 2:30pm. Gotta stop, bathe, wash the paint out of my hair and fight midday traffic to get to my doctor's office, which by the way, is in another town. Now wouldn't you think it would be a fairly quick thing to get a simple flu shot? Think again!! I had to wait almost an hour! Ok, whatever. By now, it's going on 4pm and since we got started late, we skipped lunch and now I'm starving. No problem..Kentucky Fried Chicken drive thru, (thank you, Colonel Sanders). By now, Gary has figured that we probably won't be painting anymore today, so he's got the brushes washed out and waiting patiently for me to get home with food. We clear a place at the kitchen table...(we're painting the living room, how did the kitchen get to be such a mess?) and set down to enjoy our "dinner". Guess what??? By the time we finish our meal, it's time to get ready for church!!! We will probably be at least another two days getting finished with our "little project" that I thought sounded like a good idea THREE days ago. Oh well, to quote the famous southern belle Scarlett O'Hara, "Tomorrow is another day."By next week, we're going to NEED that week of camping to rest up. WHAT IN THE WORLD WERE WE THINKING???

2 comments:

Judys scraps said...

My goodness Jude, you had quite the day didn't you. I loved reading about it...

Linda said...

Oh I love your story, sounds like my hubby and I. only he usually starts one thing and gets sidetracked to something else. Wnat to come and see our unfinished deck, and the mud room with no flooring?? LOL Have fun camping