Mudcat Café message #4003401 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4003401
Posted By: LilyFestre
04-Aug-19 - 10:15 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
I'm pretty sure the month of July has wings...can't believe it's August already!

Just a little bit of catch up: I got my car back in beautiful shape after the turkey flew into the passenger side causing about $3000.00 worth of damage. Shortly after that, a deer ran into the driver's side of Pete's truck while all 3 of us were in the truck along with our dog and Miss Mable. Thankfully no one was hurt. However, our body shop of choice was closed until we would be on vacation so the truck has been parked for awhile. We went on vacation during the second week of July....Pete, Jeremiah, my mom and I. We rented a cabin on a lake in upstate NY and had a gloriously relaxing vacation. We enjoyed early morning coffee along the water as the sun came up, Jeremiah made a new friend (how precious it was to watch that friendship develop), we took a 2 nation cruise, ate out twice, did some shopping at a local Amish farm where I got 3 baskets and a strawberry rhubarb pie, played games, went fishing, had long conversations and enjoyed each other's company.

Of course, in the line of work I do, that meant getting as many clients in before the vacation and having treatment plans all up to date and then had to hit the ground running to be sure I got all clients in for the month....and I did it too...all but one that was due to him not engaging! August feels much more laid back already! I'm off for another week of vacation in September so it will happen all over again..LOL..doing my best to be sure all things are in order so September rolls a little bit more smoothly.

Anyway....got home and the furniture that we had ordered earlier this summer had arrived. We went to pick it up last weekend and got about 3 miles from the house when there was some strange sound happening with the truck...much like the sound of a flat tire. We made it home just fine and the tire was in good shape. Pete took the next day off to tear the truck apart to see what the problem was....ball bearing. Ugh. Another trip the garage. We picked up the truck yesterday and are hoping that that is the end of the vehicle problems!

The new furniture looks good in the living room and we are hoping to paint in September when it's a bit cooler and not so humid. The walls are currently a dark pumpkin color. The new furniture is mostly brown so I want to lighten it up a bit. I found a very soft yellow that compliments the fabric nicely....just waiting on the temperatures to drop!

Last week I made ceramic Christmas trees with my mom and we will pick them up this week and add some snow before bringing them home. Friday I traveled downstate to have my port flushed and then did some major grocery shopping on the way home. Yesterday we went to Women in the Wilds which is an all day event at my favorite state park....we had a great time but I've been dragging all day. That means today was a day of rest....unless you count cooking and 4 loads of laundry.

Jeremiah is growing fast right now so we have more things to go to Sally's. The old furniture has been burned...it was well worn and way past it's prime....not in good enough shape to pass along.

We also got new chicks this week...they are Cornish X Rocks/meat birds. The gardens are looking great but I can't take any credit for that...it's all on Pete. We currently are enjoying fresh tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, green beans, raspberries and loads of blueberries.

Hope all is well with everyone.