who deserves a night off?

I just might deserve a night off.  I’ve had a long day. 

Joey escaped from the yard yet again, and we spend forty-five minutes searching for him down every side road within a mile radius of the new house.  Just as we were about to give up looking, he came running out of nowhere on the road to home.  I am now researching a GPS collar for our runaway dog. 

Amid the chaos with the dog, Alexa got her braces off today.  But not until I had made the large final payment to the orthodontist.  Alexa may be free of the braces, but I am finally (after two and a half years) free of the orthodontist bill!  Now I just have to make sure she wears her retainer, and doesn’t lose it!

Just when I thought I was going to be able to sit and read a few magazines, Mike informed me that Lauren had her weekly appointment, and he was tied up in a meeting.  This weekly appointment takes place on the other side of town, right in the middle of rush hour traffic, and guess who got to drive her?  You guessed it…me! 

I had to brave the traffic in both directions to take her to her hour long appointment.   I brought a few magazines with me for the wait, but I never did get a chance to look at them.  Instead I took a few minutes to run down the aisles of Wal-Mart after dropping her off.  I was looking for something specific, but all I ended up getting was another magazine and a bottle of water. 

I think I may need to go to magazine rehab. 

I recycled at least two hundred of them in the move, and I still have enough to fill up several shelves of the bookcase.  I find it hard to part with them.  They each have something special in them that I feel I will miss if they are gone.  I found two giant boxes of magazines in the basement that I hadn’t looked at in at least five years. 

I took my mother’s advice and recycled them rather than saving them. 

When I got back home, after smuggling in the new magazine I bought, Mike and I made a trip to Home Depot to return several things that we bought with the intention of using only to change our minds soon after.  We ended up with almost three hundred dollars back in our pockets and several things out of our kitchen.  Of course, we couldn’t get out of Home Depot without buying a few more things.  

We immediately used our new purchases upon returning home.  We now have a pretty light fixture at the front door instead of the ugly one that was there before.  We also have our TV mounted on the wall instead of leaning against it as it has been for the past two weeks. 

All in all the house is starting to come together.

And I am completely exhausted and need a night off!

I think I will go straight to bed instead of writing a blog tonight.  I believe I’ve earned it…haven’t I?  I went an entire year without missing a day.  One day of non-blogging won’t cause any harm…will it? 

Oh wait…I’ve already written it, haven’t I?

Until the next time…I’ll be sleeping in!

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Posted on February 8, 2011 .