Monday, June 23, 2014

I Wish I Could Clone Myself

The title to my post about says it all. Along with the warmer weather has come the added work outside that never seems to end and never gets completed. I have so many irons in the fire. A lot has been going on but exhaustion takes over and at night my bed becomes my refuge. I cover the face of my alarm clock because I find myself constantly looking at the time throughout the night. I guess that tells you I do not sleep well. I go to bed at night with a hundred things buzzing through my head. I wake up early and my day begins. No matter where I look, there is something needing done. As throughout all of my life I try to prioritize. There aren't enough hours in the day, nor days in the week.

Since I last posted, we (meaning my brother Mike) got the 25 or so tree stumps grounded up. We (once again Mike) has managed to trap 2 pesky raccoons and 2 ground hogs this year. They tear up and destroy everything. I didn't waste my time, money or effort planting flower pots on my deck. The raccoons used my bird bath as a wash basin and it was a muddy mess. There were paw prints on the wood shop that I just had sided, on my lawn chair on the back porch and the driveway. They have made their nightly rounds looking to get into mischief and causing me added grief. I had the hornets nest the size of an apple that Terminex wanted $199 to remove. Heck with that, once again Mike took it down, even though his fearlessness left me worried that the hoe he was using would end up crashing into my living room window and he would get himself chased and stung. I, on the other hand stood safely on the far side of his truck as he laughed through the whole process. He stepped on it and then proceeded to pick it up to examine it. It left me full aware that he has not changed one bit from the brother who use to bring snakes and all sorts of creepy things home as a kid. He is now in his 50's.

10 of us celebrated my youngest daughter Meghan's 35th birthday on Saturday at Nagoya Japanese Steak House in Port Clinton on Catawba. Her birthday is actually today. I had to wrestle with 2 boxes of custom made cupcakes and my purse so I left the camera at home. Of course there were pictures taken and so the one I have posted was stolen from a Facebook post by my oldest daughter Rachael. I don't know if anyone got a pic of the cupcakes, but they were cute and from what I was told they were pretty tasty. I passed on them because I am trying to cut back on sweets and watching my blood sugar.

I haven't spent much time with needles or hook. I sat and watched a bit of tv last evening and occasionally glanced at the plastic totes of yarn by my chair.

One of my little dogs got sick yesterday. She ate about a third of her dry food and later I discovered she has a swollen area in her neck. She didn't drink much and just wasn't her perky self. Of course they always get sick over the weekend when the vet is closed. She didn't seem to have any trouble breathing. I called this morning for an appointment and will take her later this afternoon. I went on the internet to investigate, and as usual, it could be one of a half dozen things. I will leave the diagnosing to the one who knows far more than me.

Well my friends, I am sorry this post isn't much to read. I haven't had time to visit any of you and I miss that. The hours in my day are pretty much spent doing all those mundane and boring chores. My life is boring to the point of tears and believe me, I don't know if I should be thankful or sit and weep. Still, I feel blessed ♥


  1. Wow, you are busy, young lady! I think you need to slow down and make sure you do things that you enjoy. All those chores can wait a day. I'm lucky, I can overlook things that need to be done very easily.. it's a gift. LOL! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. aww..Susanne...I feel much the same! Happy Birthday to your daughter. Isn't it frustrating when when forgot to grab the camera but I'm glad you got a pic of your girls from FB. Hopefully someone well have taken pics of the cupcakes. I bet they were lovely..just like you! {{hugs}} from Julia xo

  3. PS...I hope your wee dog is OK. I look forward to an update. :o)

  4. Hi Susanne. I wish I could come over and help you with some of your work. Have you thought of selling and moving to a condo? My father-in-law says it's the best thing he's done. No yard work and when something needs fixing in the condo - someone comes and does it. He spends most of his days golfing now.
    Gotta love brothers - they're the best when you need help with critters.
    Happy Birthday to Meghan!!
    I hope your little doggie is alright. It's so tough when they're not feeling well because they can't tell you what's wrong. It makes me sad when Tex or Ladybug is not feeling well.
    Have a great day - and try to get some rest. Take care. ♥

  5. Susanne, thinking of you always. Hope you're alright. Keep life easy, no hurry, no worry. Belated birthday wishes to Meghan. She's on the 23rd? My son was also born on 23/6.
    Hope the little dog is getting better and you do not have too much to worry, my dear.

  6. You sound tired and exhausted my friend. Summer can add so much work, keeping up the lawn, flowers, shrubs, bug...there is so much to do. Thank goodness you have a fearless brother to help when needed. Take care of yourself and get some rest,


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