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Monday, September 25, 2017

It's a dog!





Here's Clyde, who had no trouble settling in and making himself at home!  Clyde's about two, and a rescue from Hurricane Harvey.  He is just the sweetest.

It turns out that Clyde is a little higher-energy than projected, and really really really wants to do something with somebody all the time.  Which was his schedule this weekend.  But today, The Man went to work, so we are having some sads.  This has led me to suggest something I never thought I would, that maybe we need another dog to keep this dog company?   We already had a resident dog, the last time we got a younger dog; they entertained one another.

My husband is totally smitten, and he no longer has a dog-shaped hole in his life.

What's the haps with you?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Lurching toward fall

The end of summer is officially this Friday!  It pretty much feels over already, since school's back almost everywhere.

Mattress and rug for the room formerly known as daughter's are arriving today.  The dead car is finally being towed away today -- it was supposed to be Friday, but the tow truck needed its own tow truck.

My husband couldn't find his wallet this morning.  He discovered that he had accidentally run it through the washing machine, which I think is pretty Old Skool.

What's happening at your place?

Monday, September 11, 2017

Settling into Routine Edition

We have a new routine, starting up this week, for the new school year. Today was E's first piano lesson (with a group of tiny friends), taught by my friend. Tomorrow is her first real day of her second year of preschool, where she'll be going for three afternoons a week (as opposed to two shorter mornings, as she did last year). Add to that Mr. Q's night class (starting tomorrow), two more batches of play dough to make before tomorrow, and a lot of food prep (as we process this year's garden, and freeze meals for the busy days), this week is going to be a bit exhausting for the Q family.

Outside of my little bubble, we watch anxiously to see what damage comes of this latest awful hurricane. At the same time, folks like esperanza and her church help with the cleanup effort from the last one.

With your big and small whines and anti-whines, how are you all doing?

Monday, September 4, 2017

September whines, antiwhines, and misc.

Happy Labor Day to U.S. pixies!   We're having my son and his sweetie over for dinner (BBQ, corn, salad), and that's about it.

My sweetie is repainting the accent walls of the room formerly daughter's.  I'm supposed to go back to rug shopping, ugh, and pick one.

The temps around here are dropping from "broil" to a mere "swelter," so that's good.

What's up with you?

Monday, August 28, 2017

Hurricane, back to school, and other adventures

Think we are united in concern and caring for those affected by the hurricane and continued flooding.  The images from Houston are shocking, and unfortunately the water levels are expected to be dangerously high for a while.  I just read there might be as many as 30,000 in shelters soon.  If you are so moved, cash donations to reputable relief agencies are the quickest and best way to get what's needed to where it needs to be.

I've been seeing a lot of back to school photos today, and they are just cute as heck!  Forgot to take one of my daughter before I left her to her new stint in school.  (Bad Mommy!)   My favorite story so far today was from a mom whose daughter, a 6th grader, was so excited that she was dressed and ready to go a full 2 hours before the bus was due to arrive.  :)

Minor league W:  My husband told me last night he and his friend might go on a backpacking trip.  This week: Tuesday, which is tomorrow.  I guess they decided Saturday night, and he just forgot to mention it for 24 hours?  "I was outside working on the yard" is a nominee for the Lame Excuse of the Week Award -- but feel free to submit your own contenders!

AW:  My pile of things to donate is growing.  One day, I'll haul it to the car.  Or possibly, several days.

What's going on with you?

Monday, August 21, 2017

Last Week of Summer Whining

This week is dragging already, and it's Monday morning at 9:18 a.m.

On our agenda:
buy outfits for first day of school (Mean Mom is insisting that said outfits be worn more than once)
go to work with Mama for the last time of the summer (excitement levels are all equal on this one)
head to local swimming hole, to fulfill promise made at beginning of the summer
let everything else go until next week (the mess. And the clutter. And the mess.)

What's happening for you, whining pixies?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Wednesday Whining - Rage and Sadness Edition

I have spent the weekend rage-tweeting, and re-tweeting other people's rage tweets.

Here's a safe space to be angry, or sad, or to just bring your small victories or annoyances.