I got up with no real intention of being up. (When you get to my age “holding it” past the point of “it” intruding upon your dreams in the shape of only being able find bathrooms with no walls in public places or only finding stalls with no door and no toilet paper is not a good idea. “TMI, TMI,” I can hear my kids shouting.)
Anyway, I was up, so I might as well get myself to morning Mass. As the master bath was full of my husband, I headed downstairs, unbelievably stopping to nuke a giant mug of coffee before finally heading to the bathroom. The kitchen garbage smelled funky, the dishes from yesterday were piled in as slimy mess in the sink, and in the laundry room, there was a questionable load that waited a tad too long to be dried. I managed to tackle a few things while brushing my teeth and getting ready. Boom I was out the door, not in enough time for Daily Office prayers, but plenty of time for mass.
Wat, wat, waa. My car was trapped. Arrg. My teenage daughter who has been working hard nearly every day had pulled in behind me last night. Have I mentioned our driveway looks like a used car lot—not the one run by the shady guy but the small lot with halfway decent cars you would buy for your kid. Normally it is not a problem. Yesterday however, I took over the garage in an effort to paint a second-hand dresser I picked up for our son coming home from the marines in a few weeks. The dresser, kind of an odd piece, was in great shape, but I hated that way the wood grain was inlaid in diagonals. In my book (these days) anything painted black has been improved, so I went to town on it all day, sanding priming and spray painting. Would have had it done too, except that last can of spray paint decided to be semi-gloss when I had apparently been using satin—and why had I bought satin??!!
Anyway, that is the longish version of why the garage was unavailable for parking. That is not the reason however the driveway looks like a used car lot, mind you. At present, we have a total of five cars and a motorcycle, and when Marine I comes home we will have another SUV to work into the queue. Where was all this going anyway?
Oh yeah, knowing the possibility of waking up the dead and getting the white LeSabre moved at 6:30 am, I gave up, finished the dishes, folded a load of laundry, washed the sink and stove and voila, found a few minutes to blog. And there you have it.
Have a great day all.