I thought I'd be able to get some yard work done, but nope, it didn't happen. It started out with the one really nice day we had early in the week, my husband shot a tool cart in my general direction as he was running out the door for work and asked me to put it away in the garage for him. Well, with all the stuff in the garage I just plain couldn't FIND any room that didn't involve the thing being right up against my car and that wasn't going to happen because then I wouldn't be able to open my car door.
So, I looked around and saw a rocking chair that had needed repair and has been sitting in the garage for AGES and decided it needed to go into storage for the time being. So, I go out to the forty foot van only to find that my husband had parked a bunch of stuff right in the road and I wasn't going to be able to get into the van with the chair until I cleaned up that mess. And so a domino effect started which toasted my day, led to a bunch of things getting reorganized and I was finally able to put the tool cart away. Not how I would have liked to have spent my day, but that's what ended up happening.
My husband didn't feel well over the weekend, but managed to mow the lawn and that's about as far as doing anything to the lawn went. Actually, since my husband wasn't feeling good and was kind of demanding my time on top of the kids I didn't get anything done either. At least my daughter was finally not awful about doing chores, so she ended up being a help to me as I juggled one very demanding son.
Today was shot pretty much from the get go. I had planned on canning taco sauce (I still haven't gotten that done yet), but called the allergist this morning to give them an update on the hives/welts situation and she wanted to see my son ASAP, so we spent most of the afternoon at the allergist. So, we're on a stronger steroid cream for the eczema (I have tried not to use those over the years unless absolutely necessary) and a yet higher dose of Zyrtec to try and get the hives to go away. Hopefully it works and we can start allergy shots next month. Prayers would be appreciated.
I did manage to get the house cleaned last week and I've been trying really hard to maintain it so it's not awful. I also got some things canned. And I managed to get spinach (it's a space saving hybrid seed so you can plant it every two inches) and some basil seeds in my one hanging planter. Now I'm just waiting for seeds to germinate there.
This week I'm not even going to plan on getting yard work done at all. My son hasn't been sleeping well at all and isn't going to bed until super late, so I'm in bed about midnight and up about 2 am to give him Benadryl and waiting for it to take effect, so I really can't see myself being able to get up at five am to work on the yard. At all.
Since we have two more appointments this week for my son (eye doctor and OT), I am going to keep goals to somewhat of a minimum so I don't stress myself out too badly.
So, this week I'm pretty much going to be focusing on the pantry and trying to reorganize so it works better and while I'm at it taking an inventory and trying to figure out what I need and how to remedy the situation with what I have on hand. Reorganizing is really important, especially the home canned goods. I have a hard time reading the lids in the really dim light in there (we only have one lightbulb that's right by the door and then I have a small LED motion detecting nightlight and that's the only light I have total in there), so things quickly get disorganized and it just doesn't work great and the box system works great until the boxes get the least bit worn and start to cave in on you. So, I'm going to see about finding some materials around here to put some type of fronts on my shelves by the door to protect jars from an earthquake and see about maybe putting the home canned goods (or a good portion of them anyway) there where I can read everything easily (some of the jars are seen up top).
So, yeah, here are my goals for this week.
- Try and get some of the previous goals done if possible.
- Work on pantry and make list of needs and brainstorm ways to fill in gaps.
- Reorganize the pantry to work better if possible.
- Get caught up on laundry
- Keep on top of "Alvah God of Destruction" (I'm kidding...kind of *laugh*)
And there you are folks. My goals for this week. How about you?