Yesterday I discovered pair of Dove’s constructed a nice cozy nest in the gutter above our porch. The sad part is, they can’t live there and providing the eviction notice will be difficult as I really enjoy having birds
in our yard and would love for them to stay. Maybe I’ll just let them stay until the first good rain and then they will leave on their own. Letting nature run its course is sometimes the best option.
My motto has always been “you can’t win if you don’t play”so I play. I play at casinos; I play scratch off tickets, and occasionally Mega Millions drawings. Before the Tuesday night drawing I purchased 2 tickets and was delighted to see that I had won $6. That’s what separate’s me from the greedy people of world, I’m happy to “win a little” and it’s okay if I don’t win the big jacket but it’s also okay if I do. I will take my $6 winnings and throw them at the Friday night jackpot. $500 million is an insane amount of money but don’t whine if you don’t win because the odds are stacked against you and especially don’t whine if you didn’t buy a ticket, because you can’t win if you don’t play.
Damned If You Do
Yesterday we were running a bit late in the morning so I loaded the kid’s backpacks for them. Typically my daughter packs her own backpack as the teacher is trying to teach the kids a lesson in responsibility. If they forget an assignment they have to spend recess inside redoing it, they don’t get a sticker at the end, they can’t participate in sharing and at the end of the day a message directed to parents is sent home so the they are aware of what is going on. I’m all for lessons in responsibility but I’m also all for helping someone out too. But yesterday I failed miserably. I forget to put Mac’s math homework in her backpack. When I discovered it on the kitchen counter it was too late, even if parents bring the assignments to school the kids are still penalized as it is ultimately their responsibility to make sure they have everything. Needless to say my daughter was not impressed. If you can't trust your mom who can you trust? Thankfully she has forgiven me but I still feel awful about it.
Black Spray Paint
Yesterday I was sanding and stripping the stain off of two wood rocking chairs that sit on our front porch. My goal was to re-stain the chairs. It was not an easy task and I quickly grew frustrated and let my temper get the best of me. (My temper and lack of patience I inherited from my father.) By the end of the day I had spray painted the chairs black.
We had a big red star hanging on the exterior of our house but weather had faded the color and it looked awful. I couldn’t find the red spray paint so I painted that black too. Today I have other projects on my list and I fear that by the time I’m done everything will be spray painted black!
Have a great day passengers!