on a rope swing, went to a Pumpkin Patch, shopped at the mall, celebrated my mom’s birthday, had supper with some old friends passing through, Mac lost another tooth and Will decided to shave one of his eyebrows off! AND we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary!
Shame on you naysayers who said it wouldn’t last, here we are 25 years later! We are still inseparable, still show public signs of affection and still love each other like we did in high school. Well we don’t do hickies anymore but you get the idea. He’s my rock and I wouldn’t trade him
for anything or anyone.
I absolutely loved having company. My parents and my aunt and uncle (Dianne and Lyle Harris) drove all the way to Kentucky from Iowa to hang out with us and although things didn’t go as planned we still had
an amazing time. My favorite part was sitting on the front porch, drinking coffee and talking. The Scrabble games were fun too. My porch seems sad and lonely now.
One of the trips to the doctor was interesting. My husband got stung by a ground hornet on the back of his heel. After a couple days it was really swollen, red and he could hardly walk so we took a trip to a walk-in clinic. It turns out that he was having an allergic reaction and after a
shot of steroids and a prescription we were on our way.
Here’s the interesting part. The doctor advised us that in the future should anyone in family get stung by anything that we spray on a 50/50 mixture of bleach and vinegar on the sting. He said if we would have done that right away, the foot would already be healed. I Googled it when
we got home and couldn’t find anything about a bleach/vinegar mixture. But I did mix up a batch so I’ll let you know what happens if anyone gets stung.
I suppose the next question on your mind is why on earth would Will shave off an eyebrow. I was quite shocked when I noticed he had done this. Thankfully school pictures were two week ago! He was sitting at
the kitchen table eating what he refers to as “man oranges” (mandarin oranges) when I noticed something didn’t look quite right about his face. I couldn’t help but laugh as I asked what happened.
This was his explanation: You know how it feels when you get your hair cut really short, how it feels peachy? Well I wanted to see if an eyebrow would feel the same.
So there you have it. There actually was a method for his madness this time. He asked if he would be punished for it and I told him no. “Every time someone asks you what happened to your eyebrow and you have
to explain, that will be your punishment!”
And one lesson I learned this week is that it’s not easy to give stuff away. Even if it’s nice stuff. We have a garage full of stuff that doesn’t fit in our house: Cherry TV stand, Race Car Bed, Lamps, storage chest, electronics and the list goes on and on. Initially I was going to have a rummage sale. I thought I would price the stuff cheap and get rid of it
fast. That was until I learned that an ad, a tiny crappy ad was going to cost $100 in our local newspaper.
So then I decided I didn’t want to go through the trouble of pricing and sorting everything if I wasn’t going to profit off it. I thought we could give it away – do something good for someone. I called Goodwill, The Salvation Army and Saint Vincent DePaul and none of these organizations do pick-ups in my area. I’m only thirty minutes from Louisville for Pete’s sake!
So far I’ve found two people that will pick up the items: a local guy that runs a thrift store and a guy on Craigslist that picks up left over garage sale junk. Both of these people would make huge profits off of this stuff. We want to give it to people that are in need, we want to help someone. We want to give to an organization that helps people. Why can’t I find an organization that helps people to pick stuff up?!
I’m going to keep trying but if you have any suggestions please let me know.
Have a good week friends!