Posts Tagged ‘Mondays’

Monday Morning Confessional

Don’t worry, my priest gets the juicy stuff. 😉

1. We ate bread and rice on Sunday. This is abnormal for us these days. But we were a bit weary of salads, and grilled meat. It was nice to have a little treat, and someone may have also had a couple of margaritas.

2. My kitchen is a mess. I don’t think it’s been completely spotless for a couple of weeks. Every time I get back to just respectable, I cook a big meal and it all goes to hell again. I guess since I didn’t have to cook dinner on Sunday night it should be clean right now. Yeah right!

3. I have been behind on laundry for months. It’s not all dirty. In fact, the vast majority is clean but not put away. And even though I have a ginormous closet, I don’t think there is room for everything. The consequences of not purging clothes when we moved three years ago along with my yo-yo weight are coming home to roost. I am aware that it’s annoying for people to whine about having too much. But it really is a problem and I know I’m not the only one.

4. My left foot is messed up. I have been having pain and discomfort in the ball of my foot for weeks. So I’m going to see a podiatrist. I have never done this before. I hope they don’t try to tell me that my feet are all wrong and that I need thousands of dollars worth of inserts, etc… Because I can assure you I will be finding a different doctor for my foot if that happens.

5. The windows are all in, but they still have to be trimmed and painted on the inside and siding has to replaced and painted on the outside as well. I have no idea how many more days I will be stuck at the house all day. What do people do when both couples work full time? Does someone have to take vacation to have work done on their house? I am trying to always remember to thankful for my blessings.

6. I just finished Rob Lowe’s autobiography, “Stories I Only Tell My Friends”. I am surprised at how good his writing is, and how much I like him. Or at least the him that he reveals in this book. He has led a pretty amazing and complicated life. It’s a good read and I would definitely recommend it.

7. We have a partial season ticket package for a minor league baseball team. We have missed every single game so far this season. This is completely unusual for us. And I don’t even want to think about what a waste of money. No tickets next year…

8. My sister in-law just had her after pre-school caregiver fink out on her with barely more than a week’s notice before school starts. And the woman did it over text message! Can you even believe how completely despicable and gutless some people are?! And I think this person even goes to the same church they do. I’m glad it’s not me because I would be very tempted to to be not nice (Yes, I have to go to confession A Lot. Why do you ask?). Luckily for the fink, my sister in-law is very sweet.

9. Have a great week and enjoy the last days of summer!

Mondays Aren’t So Bad

I usually hate Mondays. Which is pretty insane, since I haven’t had a job for years. But now that I am exercising consistently and trying to eat better, Mondays are getting better. I still hate it when the husband leaves for work. Unless of course, he leaves late and hogs the computer. 😉

Some great things about today:
1. Mavs win! Mavs win! Mavs win!

2. I think we are getting close to a decision on our windows. Did I tell you about our rotting windows? The entire front facade of our house has wood windows. 15 years of rain and heat and sprinklers have done them in. Many of the windows on the rest of the house are crappy builder grade windows. I am replacing a few of those as well with improved versions. But not all. I don’t even want to think about what that would cost!

3. Our exercise room is cool again. We had to replace one of our air conditioners last week. The cost sucked, but at least it’s bearable in there.

4. Mr. Darcy has had a couple of good days in a row. I hope I’m not jinxing it by writing about it. 🙂

5. I found a winner in the “Nichole needs a swimsuit that’s not awful” contest:
It’s the Salvation tankini from Title Nine. Even the husband likes it, and he was very worried when I showed it to him online. Apparently, I have a propensity for choosing ugly swimsuits. Just ask my niece, Haley, who told me how bad one of my suits was when she was just two years old!

6. My new couch is finally getting delivered today! I can’t wait!!!

Hope everyone has a great week, and that you didn’t read this before you had your caffeine. If so, I’m sorry, and I completely understand if you fantasized about punching me.

Monday Morning Stuff

1. After seeing the front page of the Wall Street Journal this morning, I now completely understand the insanity that is BP: Mr. Bean has been running the company.

2. I know I said in Friday’s post that I was over the screw ups by the bad painter. But…

There are at least 5 of these in the bathroom that needs painting. We were too scared to take down the light fixtures.

He will henceforth be known as, Rat Bastard. Thank you for your support in this very important matter.

3. How I can be this old, and still not have conquered the laundry problem, is a continual source of consternation for me. There are only two people in this house, for Pete’s sake! I will be doing laundry all day today. Super fun.

4. One of my favorite authors put out a graphic novel last week that is super short, has no ending, and is over priced. Not cool.

Why Janet? Why?

5. My husband took my car to work again this morning and left me with this:

The Husband vs. The Parking Garage: Parking Garage - 10 Husband - 0

I think that’s enough. Mondays are…interesting. That’s as positive as I can be.