Tuesday’s Ramblings

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I bought pull-ups last night and that small pack has to last as long as possible. My husband for the moment gets paid next week, out of that he has to pay at least one week of his child support that is behind to stay out of jail and put gas in his car to get to work the next week. We a couple things here but some of them will just have to wait.

My two rescued cats are almost out of food once again. They are going threw twice as much since they’re outside. The neighbors cats seem to be coming to eat. I think I have to figure out how to get the food concealed so that just my two can find it. I want a new home or at least one the roof doesn’t leak on and that’s on a foundation because of the storms we have here. I can’t stand tornado watches or warnings. I don’t care to act out the scene from “The Wizard of Oz” where the house flies through the air.

I wanted a house that was paid for when it was built, I have a feeling to do that I’ll have to downsize a great deal. At the moment we’d be in a three room shack to make it a reality. I need new furniture anyway, although I’m not ready to be limited to a couch, kitchen and closet size bathroom.

I was looking through some old pictures and I miss the days that I cared enough to put my makeup on, do my hair and could afford to buy nails just to take the picture. One day maybe I’ll do my make up again, but before I invest in anymore I need to get new glasses along with a new eye exam. That may have to wait until the rear brakes on my truck and the $1,000 plus dollars worth of debt that we ended up in have caused. I know my divorce has to wait I’m making sure that he takes care of the mess he caused if I have to put up with him another year. He just doesn’t know the divorce is off, only postponed.

It’s Gonna Be A Long Day

OK it’s 8:20 am and I’ve been up since about 5:30 this morning. Salem and Sylvester had to be dropped off at the vet between 6:30 and 8:15 this morning for their surgery and rabies shots. I’ll pick them up between 7 & 7:30 in the morning. The fee is $6 to cover their anesthesia. That’s not too bad.

Theresa was ready to get up a few minutes after I got home this morning. She’s watching “Scooby Doo” on Demand right now and playing with her computer. The t.v. in the bedroom is plugged in and I don’t know where hubby plugged it in. I’ve got to find it and unplug it.

The cats kept hubby up all night crying and trying to get out of the carriers. It was easier than hunting them down at five this morning to put them in them last night. When he wakes up he has to go get a battery for the lawnmower. It’s so old it won’t even take a jump start anymore. I hope it doesn’t rain so he can cut the grass. Actually if we get a battery that doesn’t need jump starting I can cut the grass before he ever wakes up or most of it. My push mower is great but you can only walk so far in this heat even with the easy walk.

I have clothes in the back drying from last night and some whites soaking in the washer waiting to hang up. The grass under the line needs cutting before I can use it. I have no idea if it’s supposed to rain or not. I have some dishes in the sink to do but I don’t want to. I need to clean the cat boxes today so they are full of clean litter when the boys come home. It’s time to empty the litter completely and wash the boxes. I can do both today since there won’t be any cats home to use the boxes. Just have to get the trash can from the side of the road first.

We have speech at 2:30 today that should be enough time to get a lot of work done especially since I’ve already managed to get some work done today. I read an article about a couple that attempted to be trash free for one year. I think it’s good that my family of three only fills the trash can twice a month but I’m wondering just how much longer we can go. I think I’ll start keeping track of what we’re doing. I have some composting bags for the grass clippings that seem to pile up when it rains a lot. I don’t rake I let them go back in the earth but I need some potting soil for next year. I think I’ll see if I can’t make my own composting device (saw one make out of a plastic container) to plant my veggies in next year.

Time to get back to work!

More Done by 9am than All Week and I Was Supposed to Sleep In

Well I was planning on sleeping in today. Instead the morning sunshine woke me at 6 this morning. By 9 this morning I had done the dishes, sadly enough from yesterday and started a load of laundry. I even cleaned both litter boxes, took out some trash, got Theresa up (after I washed my hands). I gave Theresa breakfast and her supplements before I ever got her father up. Actually I managed to vacuum the part of the carpet that I mopped last night. I took pictures of it and did some before of a couple spots so I can post them when I get it all done.

I have a feeling that I’m going to be moving the furniture by myself to get the entire carpet mopped. I’m sticking to the bathroom first since it’s tiny and I don’t feel like ripping up the rest of the carpet in there to expose the linoleum. Actually since the carpet around the tub is the only part that can’t be gotten up I think I will finish ripping up the bathroom carpet since part of it’s ruined. Then I can start mopping the bedroom, once I find the piece needed to seal the carpet at the bathroom door.

I managed to make some laundry detergent today. It doesn’t look right but I love the Zote bar to hand wash delicates. It actually makes suds! I got to get a life but the weekends are my rest time. Sort of the week is full of therapy appointments and next week the cats go to the vet.

Sylvester and Salem are getting rabies shots and neutering Monday. They can’t eat after midnight tomorrow so I’m gonna have to crate the cats to keep them out of the food and the garbage. (Sylvester’s the only one that gets in the garbage and jumps on the counters.) I have to have them there between 6:30 and 8:15.

It’s my turn to set up the coffee pot, since I got to take a nice long nap today I guess I can go ahead and do that.