Saturday, October 23, 2010
If you give a Mom a muffin, she'll remember she made cookies.
If you have never read "If you give a Mom a muffin" by Kathy Fictorie....you should take a few minutes and pop on over for a good laugh and a good understanding of what my day was like. Hubby had to work and I still had one child down with a stomach bug. When one of my kids are sick I let them watch cartoons basically all day, and since the tv is on the healthy ones take full advantage and hang out in front of it as well. With everyone being occupied and entertained without needing my assistance (Praise the Lord) I was left with a whole Saturday stuck at the house and no real plans. What does one do with a day like that?...Well I'll tell ya..You make breakfast cookies...and then remember you need the give the dogs a bath because the house has went from smelling like a Yankee candle to smelling a little bit like the pound. After their bath I remembered I hadn't fed the 26 new baby chicks that are residing in our laundry room, or the 2 recently shaved cats that I keep tripping over as they are trying to remind me that they like to be fed promptly at 7:00a.m., not 10:00a.m. After I get everyone squared away in the house I mosey outside to feed the free ranging chickens, who despite the fact that they have 40 acres to roam, insist on waiting on my back steps for me to throw out last night scraps and todays feed. I have learned not to leave the porch without my trusty broom, as it is needed to dual with the rooster if I need to walk past where "his" girls are. I keep trying to remind him that even though I don't eat chicken...the husband does! I ended up getting the house cleaned up and put back in order rather quickly with the help of the tv as a babysitter. Seriously, why do I not let my girls watch more tv????, it's AWESOME! ;-) I notice that my front entryway is rather dark despite the fact that I have every light in the house on...I hate a dark house, so I root around in the garage until I find a gallon of white paint. That should do the trick I think. It only takes FOUR coats of white paint to cover barn red....and while I have the paint out I might as well paint the trim work. I finished the project with having only one animal step in the paint and track little white paw prints all down the hallway....so as you can guess my next project was scrubbing and scrapping paint off my hardwood floors. At this point I remember I forgot the strip the beds and throw the sheets in the washer...so I head back upstairs to tackle that. Feeling a little bit tired and hungry, I remember...Oh yeah....I made breakfast cookies!!!