June 19, 2013
After Sharky got home, we grabbed a burger at Whataburger and hit Volde-Mart. Found a microwave that we wanted but it was not stocked, just one on display. In fact, the top 3 we were considering were not stocked. So stupid. So we went grocery shopping instead.
We also boxed up the bag of peanuts Sharky bought for his parents in MI and mailed them off. Hope they appreciate and enjoy them. We had other things to send, but couldn't fit them in the box. Will find an appropriate box and mail them next week.
June 18, 2013
Yesterday, stupid me heated up some leftover Chinese food (from Friday) and got a really awful stomach ache. Didn't throw up but my burps tasted like vomit. Ugh. Wish I could vomit on command like some people can. We did some laundry, but didn't get too much done.
Today is garbage day and after Sharky got the can out and left for work, Petunia and I took a lot of the old cardboard boxes that were on the porch to the curb. I also threw away one of my bird feeders that had been ravaged by squirrels. Very sad, but they chewed holes in the plastic. The one bird feeder I have left is from my mom, she bought it in upstate NY over 20 years ago and it's metal and Lucite. It's not pretty but it's sturdy and squirrel proof. I also found the tiny metal garbage can she gave me and am using that as the bird seed holder. Since it's galvanized steel, it's pretty much rodent proof as well. LOL (Yeah, I'd like to see the little buggers chew threw that...)
Petunia is a great helper and I love her lots.
June 17, 2013
Sharky wanted to go to Carmine's for lunch yesterday, so we did. Zucchini fries as an appetizer, he had a Stromboli, Petunia and I had calzones and we split chocolate cannolli for dessert. Oh, and both he and I had a nice cold mug of Bold City's Duke's Cold Nose (brown ale). Mmm, so delish.
Bug called and Sharky made phone calls around to various relatives. It was, all in all, a peaceful day.
Today is the first day of Summer Vacation for Petunia. Trying to get some chores done...
June 16, 2013
Petunia's bus left around midnight on Friday and arrived home close to 1 pm. (Sharky had done a bank and library run beforehand.) She was a little sunburned and exhausted and full of stories of what she had seen and done.
For a late lunch, we took Bear's Mother's/Father's Day gift to us and went to Hooter's for wings. (Petunia had burger sliders). We ordered 40 spicy garlic and 10 10 Mile Island. They were the same heat rating (3 flames out of 4) but the 10 Mile Island ones were vinegary and burned my lips more than the garlic ones did. We ate a lot, but still had a ton to bring home. LOL Reheated them up in the toaster oven and had them for dinner. Of course, our butts are paying for it today. OUCH!
BTW, the microwave died last week on Wednesday I believe. Ugh. So pissed off about it. We are very dependent upon the microwave and it's a pain in the ass not to have one.
June 14, 2013
Petunia has been keeping in touch via phone calls in the evening and texts in the morning. She's having a blast and cannot wait to tell us all about it.
We've been quiet around here. Sharky installed the tiny window A/C in our room last night. It was noisy but felt great. Unfortunately, leaving the room felt like hitting a wall of heat every time. Ugh.
Sharky is having a bad time at work. The guy he works for is a real nut job, definitely a Jekyll/Hyde personality. I really wish a good job would come along (with insurance and good pay) that wouldn't be such a strain on his mental health. No one wants to be treated like shit, you know? *sigh*
June 11, 2013
Yesterday was quiet, with my feet hurting most of the day. Left at my usual time to pick up Petunia at the bus stop just to find the bus was 15-20 minutes early! She and the other kid were standing there and the bus was long gone. Wow, I guess there wasn't much traffic with the rest of the schools out. Glad I don't have to worry about that the rest of this week.
Petunia did the last of her laundry last night and packed her bags. We dropped her off at her school this morning at 5 am (we were up at 3:30 am) after a quick stop at Walgreens for camera batteries. She is so excited about this trip, and I don't blame her. Sure wish I was going. She texted me when their bus hit the road and said she was turning her phone off to conserve batteries.
Sharky and I had a bagel for breakfast and are now just "chilling" (hah, easy to do with no a/c, right?), waiting for the work day to begin.
June 10, 2013
Sharky went to Mr. W's house on Saturday morning and helped fix a concrete slab (outside of his patio door) that had been shifted by tree roots. It was a lot of hard work, but they got it done and were pleased with the results. After he came home and showered, he and Petunia ran some errands, like to the bank/library, etc.
Sunday morning, we got up early and picked up TBoo and went to the Ramona Flea Market. Had a lot of fun and I walked over a mile. Ran to the Farmer's Market and bought green peanuts to send to his dad and smom in MI as a treat (they don't sell them up north and they wanted to make their own boiled peanuts). Had a nice lunch at Applebee's and then took TBoo home.
My feet were so swollen and in pain yesterday afternoon and this morning. It was very painful to walk Petunia to the bus stop.
June 7, 2013
Sharky spent almost all of last night on the phone, calling various relatives. He felt really good afterwards and I'm glad.
We were "hit" by Tropical Storm Andrea yesterday. The walk to the bus stop was horrid. Ended up standing on the school steps waiting for the bus so Petunia could stay dry. Luckily the bus saw us since we were on the opposite side of the road. Even with an umbrella, I was soaked completely through (used the umbrella mostly to keep Petunia and her backpack dry). Luckily, the rain eased up and was about gone by the afternoon. There were tornadoes but thankfully they were south and north of us and did very little damage.
Birds are going crazy outside, the rain really drove them nuts yesterday and they are everywhere today. Petunia and I got to see a baby red-bellied woodpecker crying and following its parent around from tree to tree begging for food. Yesterday afternoon, we saw a baby blue jay doing the same thing.
June 5, 2013
Sharky and Petunia came home on Sunday, around 3 pm or so. Petunia had a sunburn and I ended up keeping her home from school on Monday because of it. It wasn't 3rd degree thank goodness but it was painful. She made it to school on Tuesday.
Sharky only worked 1/2 a day on Monday. *sigh* He did work a full day yesterday, and hopefully will the rest of the week. It most likely will be raining the rest of the week as well.
Rained this morning. Of course, it didn't start until we were almost at the bus stop. Tried to stay under the tree so Petunia could stay dry but I ended up getting soaked on the way home. Laid out my clothes so they will be dry when I pick her up.
June 2, 2013
Very quiet day yesterday. Had a yogurt for breakfast and then ordered Chinese for lunch/dinner. Actually got 4 meals total out of it (lunch, dinner, late night, breakfast this morning) so it was totally worth it. I love China Joy, best takeout around. Their vegetable (aka "spring") rolls are incredibly delicious, just chock full of mushrooms, etc.
Sharky & Petunia called before they went to the river yesterday but didn't call again. I took the cell phone to bed with me last night (sleeps on Sharky's pillow lol) in case they called. Surprise though, Bug called at 10 pm and we had a nice long (45 min) chat. He's doing well. He has his PFT (physical fitness test) tomorrow and then they will start the driving portion of school. He's really looking forward to that. He had just gotten off the phone with Bear, I'm so glad they are able to chat with each other. They are such good friends and that makes me very happy.
Not sure when Sharky & Petunia are coming home today. He called earlier and said they were about to have breakfast and would call when they were on their way home. It's only about a 2 hour drive or so.