I did manage to keep busy.....got all of the 'wet' cleaning done , which is cleaning 3 bathrooms, and sweeping and mopping the floors, scouring the kitchen sink went to the store, took the papers to the recycle place, took both of them to the creepy foot doctor ( that's a whole other story) picked up all the debris from in the yard from our last storm, dusted the whole house...which is actually part of my today's 'dry' cleaning and even managed to work a few crossword puzzles and smoke about a half pack of cigarettes. Actually, I just lit them and worked the puzzles...so they mostly burned out. Of course, lunch was in there somewhere....Mom doesn't like to eat alone so I have to at least sit w/ her; we had leftover oven-baked mac and cheese. Yummm.....The Dad always eats lunch late. He started to fix his half sandwich while I was cooking the bacon. Oh yea....about every couple weeks I have to cook 2 lbs of bacon. Uh-huh...microwave 2 lbs of bacon; he has a half sandwich w/ one piece of bacon and ketchup every-elfing-day along with milk and grapes or an orange and a pinwheel cookie; and one day a week his breakfast has bacon.
The routines for what food is eaten on what day drive me nucking futs.
Mom has a bowl of cereal everyday at lunch...unless I've made baked mac and cheese. :)
So, today is 'dry' cleaning. But since I've done the dusting that only leaves vacuuming. Of course it will take me a while cuz it's a big house. 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths( 2 w/ partial carpeting ), den, formal living and dining room, utility room and of course the extra wide double garage. It's a big house....much bigger than they need now obviously...but they don't want to move...which is one of the reasons I'm doing this.....
Dad has taken to using the bathroom in the upstairs 'suite' as Mom calls it. It was originally a Mother-inlaw's quarters...it had a little kitchenette in a room between the bedroom and bathroom. That was my room a lifetime ago.
Oh yea...back to my chores for today. It's Wednesday so Dad golfs. I take him to his friends house and his friend drives them to the club. They smack a few balls and then I pick him back up and bring him home. Mom's got a nail appt. and the cable guy is supposed to come over sometime....plus vacuuming.....and that's it. Supposedly. Of course there's always the makeing of the bed each morning....Mom can't get dressed unless the bed is made....so she says... and Dad will see something in the paper he doesn't understand and I'll have to try and figure out a way to get him to understand it. That's always fun. Uh-huh....
The good news is I get to go do a wee bot of tanning this morning. That's what I do for me...when I can. I've finally discovered the standup booths..soooo much easier on my old body. No climbing in and out. It's the little things. :)
Plus we've opened our pool so I've got to take a water sample in and get some chemicals. We're supposed to have another
Looks like I've rambled long enough about my daily life.
Next week, if the weather cooperates, I'm building a whimsical thingie for the new garden bed I made for Mom in their back yard. ( I'm the gardener too) I was over at Ginni's place and saw the cutest thing. Tipsy pots! Look for them, she's got a picture to show it and tells how it's done.
Gotta jet...................gotta get ready..and go Tan then off to the parentals...
The fun never ends.