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11 July 2008 @ 11:13 pm
Week in the Life of Carrie, volume 2  
 The rules and day one....

My day started alright.  I wrote a little bit.  Did my FICL duties.  Read some of the pp/hpficexchange stuff.

I stepped outside to see how warm it was, and this little fella scared me to death.

I did the dishes that had piled up for two days.  22 plates.  Seriously.  I was ill for ONE day.  Look what happens.

Made the boys a snack.  Have you tried Honey Butter RITZ?  They're pretty stinking good.

Transplanted some irises from my MIL's yard.  They're rust colored.  Really, really pretty.

Did Laundry.  Ick.  Just two loads.

Took the kids to the pool.  This is Ethan going off the diving board.

Not the most flattering picture of me, but OH, well.  What can you do?
While at the pool, my cell phone fell into Aaron's cup of Power Ade.  I was less than pleased.

Because I had no way to call anyone when I got a FLAT TIRE and had to walk the two miles to the house, through fire ant infested country, getting a sunburn and  blisters on my feet because I was wearing PLASTIC FLIP FLOPS, not hiking boots.

THEN, I had to listen to Nolan ask me HOW the cell phone got in the power ade and "I don't know" didn't satisfy him.

THEN I had to go see him lose a softball game.

THEN, we took a check over to the landscape contractor's house, and he and his wife invited us to stay for dinner.  WHERE THEY SERVED STEAK AND SQUASH.  Okay, Why am I being punished?

It could have been a worse day.  (Except for the phone and the ant bites and the blisters and the flat tire and the squash.)

I am:: bed
I feel:: exhaustedexhausted
I hear:: SNORING. Like LOUD snoring.
seegrim: L&S BFFseegrim on July 12th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
It's so funny that even after hearing you talk about that frog, seeing him still wigged me out. I don't think I like stray frogs, fyi.

I'm so sorry about the phone, and the tire, and the flip flops causing blisters as you walked through the biting fire ants. Between the two of us, this is a week of SUCK. Next week will be better, right?
Carrie Leigh: Laverne and Shirleycarrie_leigh on July 12th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
I proclaim YES. It will be better. It has to be, right?
nbaeker: singingnbaeker on July 12th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
I demand it for both of you.
seegrimseegrim on July 12th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks, Nicole. :)
seegrimseegrim on July 12th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
Here's hoping.
nbaeker: Mary Louise Menbaeker on July 12th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
*pats* sorry it was a less than sterling day.

but your boys are cute, pointing at the tire. I wish I had a picture of the snake I thought was dead 'cause it didn't move when i poked it with my finger, and then when I tried to move it with two sticks it hissed at me and fled, while E was yelling "Nake! Nake!" the whole time.
Carrie Leigh: Evil bunniescarrie_leigh on July 12th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
I'll take my creepy frog any day of the week over a snake.

Edited at 2008-07-12 05:29 am (UTC)
nbaeker: cheeringvoldienbaeker on July 12th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
just a little garter snake. I kinda like them.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Scarlet - Hmphjandjsalmon on July 12th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
Awww I sorta think the frog is cute. Hrm.

But yes - the rest of the day just STUNK! I feel terrible for the fire ants and the flat tire and the blisters. I can hear Jay saying the SAME thing about the phone. Same tone I bet. Very aggravating. AND now the snoring. *pats you* Next week will be better.
Carrie Leigh: bitter lemonadecarrie_leigh on July 12th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Gotta be better. Gotta be. :)
dragonsangel68: TW - Edward/Bella treetopsdragonsangel68 on July 12th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
What a day! I think I'd have run back to bed upon sighting the frog *shudders*

I'd love to know how 'families' use so many dishes when we're not looking!
Carrie Leigh: maidcarrie_leigh on July 12th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
I'm buying paper plates this week. It's on the list.
maureen: record collectionmaureen on July 12th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
Cell phone and ant bites and blisters and you say it wasn't THAT bad of a day? You must be in a pretty good space, spiritually. I'd still be throwing a fit. You go, girl.
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on July 12th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
I walked home smiling at God. I think yesterday was just a little reminder that things really could be so much worse. :)
Mala13oct on July 12th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
*winces* That was some day. Hope the phone is back to normal... you can repair it right?

PS: Only two loads of laundry. You lucky woman. That would take me at least four loads to complete. Not to mention the fact that I have to then dry all the stuff out on a wire hanger. *headdesk* I miss my US laundry room.
Carrie Leigh: Elmer fuddcarrie_leigh on July 12th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
Nope. Phone is ded.

Oh, well.

And seriously, I LOVE my washer. You can cram a metric ton of stuff in there and it all still comes out clean!
Comic Book Goddessrainpuddle13 on July 12th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
Not keen on squash are you? *pats*

Carrie Leigh: nod or I'll shootcarrie_leigh on July 12th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
I believe squash is responsible for most of the evils in the world.

*nods firmly*
Comic Book Goddess: TW - Water Bottlerainpuddle13 on July 12th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
I'm right there with you. Okra and butter beans can be lumped into that category as well.
Carrie Leigh: applausecarrie_leigh on July 12th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
Solidarity, sister.
goeungurl: hugsgoeungurl on July 15th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
I don't know what you did about the cell phone, but you'll want to get some of those clorox disinfecting wipes and clean it best as you can. Then wrap it up really tightly in a fluffy towel and then dry it for 30 min or so. It'll work. I've dropped my phone in a sink and coffee and it still works perfect. :D

It looks like a very productive day. Sorry about all the sucks. *hugs*