Good Sunday morning, friends....

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Marguerite, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day people.

    OK, how did Phil go yesterday? Or wouldn't he come out of his burrow?

    We had a drizzly day today. I am amazed at how damp the day can be, and yet so little of it ends up in the rain gauge.

    We didn't get the swim we planned. It was just too unpleasant with the rain on and off, you can't enjoy a good swim when your towel is getting rained on and the top layer of damp sand follows you home.

    So I did some washing. It was urgent - last night, just before bed, difficult child 1 walked past and I smelt him. "I don't care what you say - that shirt goes in the wash NOW!"
    "But I need it for work on Monday!" he whined.
    I promised him he'd have it by Monday as long as I got it immediately. He then produced his track pants, his underwear (who knows when, or if, it has been last washed) and I threw in my beach caftan, a smelly shirt of my own and difficult child 3's warmer pyjamas (definitely not needed for a few more months). I hit the 'start' button and went to bed.

    This morning husband checked the washing machine - difficult child 1's smelly shirt had stunk out the whole load, so he hung the offending shirt on the line (in the rain) and washed it all again - with nappy wash, detergent and fabric softener.
    I grabbed difficult child 1's shirt and gave it the right royal no-holds-barred anti-smell treatment and sat plunging it over and over again in a bucket of rainwater, vinegar and nappy soak. It took three rinses to see the bottom of the bucket, by which time the rest of the load was done so I headed off to my friend's place to use her drier.
    Meanwhile I text-messaged difficult child 1, at church (near the mall). "I have just washed your shirt. Again. By hand. Do not come home unless you have bought yourself another four shirts to wear to work."

    He hasn't come home.

    I didn't think I was THAT scary! (seriously - he just rang, he is watching a movie marathon, forgot the time)

    Tomorrow I have to see Specialist No 1 (kidney). The day after, it's Specialist No 2 (liver). Somewhere in there, I have to supervise difficult child 3's schoolwork. Oh, joy. And there are showers forecast for the next week, which means - unpredictable.

    And it seems I'm going to have to buy more shirts for difficult child 1.

    Enjoy your Sunday, everyone.

    Marg
     
  2. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    :coffee::coffee2:

    Drinking some serious hmj here this morning as I know any kind of relevant sleep is long gone. Our temps dropped 25 degrees or so last night & you can really fill the chill in the house again this morning.:2cold: Okay done with the whine about the weather. :winks:

    I actually did have a very artistic day yesterday; completed one drawing & began my new watercolor painting.

    kt, in the meantime, was being over the type typical teen & tried once more to meet her newest "boyfriend" at the local petstore. I'm so glad that we are friends with this gentleman & he's agreed to watch over kt when she's around his area. You've gotta love small, close knit neighborhoods.

    As it's Sunday there's nothing planned here - it's a kind of do as you will as long as it's not breaking the law! :rofl: And no, we're not watching the superbowl - would rather chew on chards of glass, thank you.

    Here's to a fun Sunday. To cheerful & cooperative difficult children, doting husband's/SO's, & clothes folded & put away by the laundry pixie.

    Have a peaceful day!
     
  3. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Good morning friends,

    Hi Marg, missed your other post - will delete my GM thread as soon as I can figure out how. Ahhhhh, laundry day - the favorite day of my week. Hope it's done quickly & you can move on to less dull items on your to do list.

    Drinking some serious hmj here this morning as I know any kind of relevant sleep is long gone. Our temps dropped 25 degrees or so last night & you can really fill the chill in the house again this morning.:2cold: Okay done with the whine about the weather. :winks:

    I actually did have a very artistic day yesterday; completed one drawing & began my new watercolor painting.

    kt, in the meantime, was being over the type typical teen & tried once more to meet her newest "boyfriend" at the local petstore. I'm so glad that we are friends with this gentleman & he's agreed to watch over kt when she's around his area. You've gotta love small, close knit neighborhoods.

    As it's Sunday there's nothing planned here - it's a kind of do as you will as long as it's not breaking the law! :rofl: And no, we're not watching the superbowl - would rather chew on chards of glass, thank you.

    Here's to a fun Sunday. To cheerful & cooperative difficult children, doting husband's/SO's, & clothes folded & put away by the laundry pixie.

    Have a peaceful day!
     
  4. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Double GM thread - cannot figure out how to delete this morning. Sorry ladies.l Please respond to Marg's thread. Thanks
     
  5. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day, Linda.

    We also value our close-knit neighbourhood, although some of the local brats are less valued (by me) when they hassle difficult child 3. The artwork sounds good. I wish you could see some of the art produced in our village - I'll try to PM you with a link.

    Laundry done, difficult child 1 on his way home, difficult child 3 in bed and out cold. Peace and quiet. Aah...
    Marg
     
  6. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Marg,

    What's interesting is that I live in the midst of a large urban city, but there are small neighborhoods that watch out for it's kids & property. I believe our area is known as Hayden Heights here in St. Paul. A real good mix of people working & living their day to day lives.

    I'll look forward to your PM....
     
  7. Coookie

    Coookie Active Member

    Good morning Marg, Linda, and all too follow....

    Marg, I had to chuckle at your "shirt" problem. :) been there done that myself. :(

    Linda, Hope your day of doing anything you want is pleasant. :)

    Closing the store tonight so I get to stay in my jammies for a little while.. :) difficult child has to work at 10 and husband is going to take him, take me, pick difficult child up and then pick me up.... What a guy!!! :) Saves time when we can get a ride. :)

    The Super Bowl is the only football game we ever watch but won't be able too tonight. :( Oh Well... if that is the biggest problem I have guess my life is going pretty good. :D

    Off to get more HMJ and a Cookie....

    Praying for a peaceful day for all and hi to any who snuck in... I am typing very slowly this am.

    Hugs
     
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