The first day was spent cleaning and I was pretty darn proud of my new fridge with five drawers at the bottom. That is until day two when Will helped unload groceries and put a large box of push-ups in the
fridge. Needless to say they melted all over and dripped from shelf to shelf and drawer to drawer until every visible space was covered with an orange goo. After that mess was cleaned up and all five drawers were pulled out and cleaned up, again my fridge was shiny and clean. On day three McKenzie mixed up three gallons of lemonade inside a glass container with a flip-top dispenser in the front for pouring drinks. Will poured himself a nice big glass but forgot to turn off the dispenser. When I opened the door to the fridge the lemonade was everywhere, including a few inches in each drawer and a nice puddle on the floor. Did I mention that I never want to clean my refrigerator again?!
So far the neighborhood seems pretty quiet. William has a huge yard to play in yet gets nervous when I’m not outside with him. He believes the neighbors might abduct him. He thinks they are mean and bad people because they didn’t bring us over cookies when we moved in! He knows how this stuff works. It’s tradition that we always make treats for any newcomers to whatever neighborhood we are living in.
The other night I made peas for a vegetable to eat with our supper. While Will was eating he coughed a little and I asked if he was okay. He said, “I’m fine Mom, I just swallowed my pea whole.” I replied, “you swallowed your pee hole, how will you pee now?!” We laughed and laughed and it’s become a pretty funny inside joke.
The kids had their doctor, dentist and optometrist appointments on Monday. It was a long boring day and I’m happy it’s over with. The drama queen had to get a shot. There was an MMR shot she was
supposed to have when she was four that was missed. Can you believe that no one caught it until now – she’s ten! Did you know that in Kentucky kids are required to see a doctor and optometrist before starting school each year but they are not required to see a dentist?!
We signed up for trash pick-up from Waste Management. They brought me a large green trash can but didn’t provide any information regarding recycling so I called to ask questions. It turns out that there are no recycling programs here. Everything just goes in the trash. But I
guess it doesn’t matter anyway, our house came with a large burning pit so TJ has been burning everything; trash, boxes, yard waste, you name it. I guess the redneck in him is starting to emerge.
This picture is upside down. It’s a tree in our creek. It’s very eerie and it feels like it’s watching us when we play in the creek.