I am speaking of my mind. Brain matter. It seems that for the past two weeks or so it has somewhat frozen up if you will.
Imagine a gigantic carrot laying in a recliner. Are you picturing this with me? If you can then you will know how I have felt.
I don't know what happened but there was just nothing up there! Oh sure I made it through my regular routine, but I just felt blank.
My husband came home this past Saturday and we went out to dinner. I don't know if that's what did it but I think the gears started up once again. I can't promise that they will stay running but I'll take what I can get for now!
It seems that just about everyone here in the states is having some sort of nasty weather. It has been mild here in Southern Illinois but we are now expecting snow this evening and tomorrow. I am actually looking forward to it. I hope we have a snow day as Katie is sick again.
So I will tell you a story. O.K.? It's sort of gross, at least to me it was. This morning (Monday) as my husband was getting ready for me to take him to his truck to go back to work, I as I usually do, went to brush my teeth. This being my second brushing for the morning.
I like to be fresh for the goodbye kiss!
While I was in mid brushing, I noticed that in my haste, I had Katie's toothbrush in my mouth! How could I be so stupid?! Our brushes are always different colors!!!!!!!!
My first thought was rinse with rubbing alcohol, oh Lord what am I thinking?
I told you, my mind hasn't been working properly! I came out of the bathroom somewhat freaked out and told my husband the stupid thing that I just did. He suggested that I swish with peroxide.
So I did. The germs have been banished from my body, I will not be infected, right? Right?
As for my Katie girl, she sure has been maturing. I knew that sixteen was a turning point from observing my two grown children but for some reason I am noticing every little thing with her. I imagine that it is because she is my last child.
Today for example, she was so sick with a fever but insisted on going to school. She looked horrible but said that she had to turn in her homework and had some tests. She made it through the whole day when her dad and I thought she should stay home.
Friday I was not in the mood to cook. We had some leftovers. Katie decided to bake a loaf of bread (from a mix) cook cheeseburgers and fried potatoes. And she cleaned the entire kitchen afterwords!
O.K. I know that she wants to use my car but this is just one of the many little changes that I have been noticing.
Kate has come a long way from this...
Ah crap, all of this reminiscing is starting to make me feel like a stalk of celery with a sore throat! Sniff, sniff....
Alright so I haven't been totally mindless. As I was at the laundromat last week, thumbing through the magazines as my clothes were tumbling round and round in the dryers I found this picture, don't worry I asked permission before I ripped it out of the magazine!
I know, I know, it's only January but a girl can dream can't she? Well, can't she????
This would be perfect in my yard. I have THE perfect spot. I have the chairs, they would need to be repainted but so what, I've got the wagon. The only thing that I don't have is the potting bench.
I think that I could bribe my husband to whip up something similar to it for me. I could probably whip it up myself.
You know that you can do anything with duck tape and a butter knife!
If you have those two things, I'm telling you, you're set.
Spring starts early in Southern Illinois. March. The Forsythia start to bloom in March!
So I am on a mission. I will slowly try to find out what supplies we will need. This won't be easy because my husband really won't want to do this. But I know how to get the info out of him. Yup.
Once I have acquired the supplies, he will have no choice.
HA!!! He can't say "NO" to me......
I will bribe him with his favorite food. I haven't made it for a long time on purpose. By springtime he will be desperate!!!
So that's my plan. Then I will have the perfect spot to sit and rest after I get through planting the carrots and celery!!