Wednesday, April 25, 2012

While The Husband's Away . . . . .

When Monkey Toes travels, I usually conjure up grandiose plans of all the things I will accomplish before he returns.  In the past, I have redone the bathroom, painted bedrooms, rearranged furniture, cleaned out the shed, organized closets, etc.  This week's trip is no exception.  He left Monday morning and I began with projects, in hopes that all would be complete upon his homecoming on Thursday.  I am pretty close to completing my mission, but not without a few bumps in the road.

For starters, I am painting.  I have been painting for the last 3 months - NO LIE!  Sure I have allowed a week to pass without picking up a paint brush, but for the most part, I have been painting - walls, trim, encasements, furniture, touch-ups.  If you have seen me during weekdays the past 3 months, you have noticed my same adornment of paint clothes - dark blue sweatpants, white t-shirt, and gray-hooded sweatshirt.  I am quite the sight.  In this final room I am painting, the windows are requiring much more work than in previous rooms.  I also splashed a bit of paint on the walls (by accident of course!), which will require me to pull out the appropriate paint color that I had already stored away. 

This weekend, Honey Bunches will be celebrating his First Communion.  He only has 22 children in his class, and the last two days, 10 of his classmates have been home sick.  Today, 10 students plus his teacher stayed home.  The school contacted us to say that First Communion is a priority.  If any child is showing symptoms, we need to keep them home.  Tonight we had First Communion rehearsal and there were a handful of parents in attendance without their child.  Although Honey Bunches has maintained health, Cucumber ran a fever on and off all day.   Being a bit over-bearing, I think I checked Honey Bunches temperature about every 20 minutes.  So far - so good.

Earlier today as I was painting, I happened to be kneeling on the floor with my back to a window.  Pumpkin came running towards me, arms wide open.  As she wrapped her little arms around my neck, I reveled in this snuggle moment.  It was, however, quickly interrupted by her scream of, "I see a mouse!"  She was pointing towards the egress window.  As I turned to look, this is what I saw.

A little rabbit had fallen into the window well.  Of course my girls thought it was adorable and begged me to rescue it so we could keep it as a pet.  As I pondered how to get the little bugger out, Cucumber exclaimed that she saw a snake too.  Well that announcement put a kibosh on any rescue plans I was making.  No way am I going near a snake.  So I did what any sensible person would do.  I posted my dilemma on Facebook.   One of my Facebook friends replied that by morning, only one of the creatures will probably remain.  Good Heavens!  I am leery about what I may find in the morning.  But then again, my Knight in Shining Armor returns tomorrow.  I'll just add this small task to my Honey Do List. 

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