The weekend was gorgeous... again. This weather is so damn fine.
We did NOT paint the porch posts. Hot ended up working most of the day Sunday. Friday I left work at 3 to get Sweet and realized I was already over 40 for the week.... so we didn't go back. Got the girls and hit Target so Sweet could FINALLY spend his birthday gift card. Then to the library for movies and books. Home to hang out. Saturday Hot & I focused on the INSIDE of the house for most of the morning. The tidying. The tidying. The tidying. What a mess. Bugsy and I spent some time pulling grass out of the edge of the rocks and playing "kick ball" on the lawn. Lots of laundry on the line. Made rolls. Made calzones for dinner..... 3 cheese for the kids and cheddar and potato for Hot.... I looked at him cross-eyed when he requested cheddar and potato but they were quite lovely. A giant bubble bath (after showers to wash the ook off) for all three kids... wish we had a bigger tub. Then books and bed.
Our first politician stopped by. He came to the road-side door so Hot talked to him. He was very far right so I'm sure he thought it appropriate Hot was in the recliner watching football while I was outside (barefoot) hanging clothes on the line.
Sunday we debated painting porch posts but the weather report said rain on Sunday night so we bagged it. Of course, no rain. But we had plenty to do. Hot made a fabulous breakfast with the remaining potatoes from the cheddar/potato calzones. Fried potatoes, toast and fried eggs. Mmmm. The kids and I cleaned off the porch.... all toys in the garage, sweeping, washing table cloths, that kind of stuff..... Cleared the water toys out of the trunk and readied it for pellets. We tried on snowpants and washed them. I got out all the hats/mittens and dumped them in the storage stool. Maybe we will sort them next weekend. Got out Tuff's box labeled "Fall 2010 Sizes 5-6" and sorted. The six stuff is still big but 5's seem to be the ticket. Now to clear space in her closets for all of it... that is such an unending process and one of my least favorite things... the clothing sorts. Made Sweet sort out too-small jeans so he's in pretty good shape. Trimmed everyone's nails and Tuff's bangs and ends. Then we did pedicures on the porch. I read an old Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine while lounging and pushing the girls on the swing. They love that swing. The neighbor boys came over to play. We made some cinnamon rolls so I sent a plate home with them.... returning the plate I've had since they gave me chocolate-dipped pretzels AT CHRISTMAS TIME. I'm a terrible neighbor. I snuck in my final catch-up episode of Ax Men. I made beans-n-rice for dinner and nailed it.... I tempered it with lots of rice in the pot so it wasn't very spicy for ulcer-man. Sweet was in heaven... it is his favorite dinner. Bugsy ate TWO bowls. Even Tuff choked hers down.... something about cooked kidney beans ooks her out.
The house is about as clean as it can get right now. I mean, the windows are still filthy but everything looks ok anyway. Hot accused me of being.... something. He said I'm not happy unless I'm busy and I don't know how to relax. Not true. I know if I don't get things done our lives won't function smoothly and we won't be happy. It is one of our biggest ongoing arguments.