Since I'm not posting about anything specific today I found a few photos of my dogs, Ruby and Roxy, that I thought I'd throw in here and there.
Are you all ready for the weekend? I sure am. Lets hear it for the weekend! May it be filled with sunshine for everyone!
Roxy is on the left, Ruby on the right.
Believe it or not, Ruby was snoring when I took this. This is how they nap on my lap. They get all warm and cozy. Then I get all warm and cozy. Before you know it we're all snoring away!
I finally have almost my entire house clean. This I did after I cleaned house for my people. For those of you who are new here, I clean a house for one of our church families every Thursday.
Now usually I am very worn out after I clean their house. But since getting all of the shots in my knees, I am able to do more. So I came home and cleaned some more.
As I was cleaning my peoples house today I thought about how much I love doing this job. I don't get paid a fortune and we could live without the extra cash, but I really love doing this. I can't really even say why except that it gives me great satisfaction when I am done. And I feel proud. This probably sounds silly to some. It is menial work after all. Yet still, I love doing it.
I did have to quit once after I had my second stroke. I didn't want to but I needed to get myself back together and didn't really know at that time what I would be capable of doing anymore.
Several months later (after the doctor and hospital bills started rolling in) I ran into the woman that I cleaned for and we struck up a conversation. I asked her if she had anyone cleaning for her and she said that they didn't want anyone else after me.
Wow, that was really nice. I was feeling much better by then and asked if they might want me to come back. She said yes and here we are today. That was over a year ago now and I've been cleaning for them for several years all together. Funny, I never tire of this job.
So not only is her house clean but mine is too. All ready for the family to mess up again so we can start all over again next week!
It's all good though as I am so looking forward to being with my husband. And Katie for that matter. She has been very nice lately and sad at the same time. She doesn't want school to end and today was her last full day.
My husband and Kate are going to go out for lunch together Saturday. A little father/daughter alone time. This was my idea by the way. I insisted! It seems sad to me that as girls get older they sometimes grow away from there daddy's. Katie was a big daddy's girl. But with him gone all the time and her interests changing, I just thought it would be a good idea.
I am hoping to get the huge mirror hung this weekend. If it gets hung I will be able to post the final pictures of the living room redo. However I will not hold my breath over this as every time I think it may get hung it hasn't. No one is to blame here, just bad timing you know?
I have a delicious dinner planned for this weekend. I am trying out a new potato recipe (I don't know whats come over me!) and I have a beautiful beef roast that I bought to cook for when Jake came home.
I should plan a dessert. I'll have to look through those new cookbooks that I bought at the library.
I am rambling again I know. Nothing exciting has been going on around here. That can actually be a blessing, don't you think?
I am looking forward to the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy" tonight. That is about the last of the shows I watch until fall except for "Nurse Jackie" and "Mad Men".
The rest of the summer will most likely be spent outside trying to keep up with those weeds! And looking up at my Maple tree. I love the view staring straight up at it from my chair.
I will be stopping by to read your blogs through the weekend here and there but I won't be back until next week.
I hope you all have a beautiful, sunny and relaxing weekend!