Monday, December 21, 2015

The Sunday Story

I woke up at 5:45 a.m. on Sunday. It was cold (21 degrees) but not snowing and not windy. I processed the pictures and wrote the Blog post as I listened to the morning news.

I was hungry, so I made a nice breakfast: pork sausage links and over easy eggs with toast. I wish I’d had another potato (that was good), but I didn’t. I didn’t think to take a picture; I was too busy eating!

I put the rest of the uncooked pork sausage links in the freezer. I watched the news until 9:00 a.m. and then shaved and showered. I got dressed in my raggedy work clothes (I had no plans on going out today).  I started a load of laundry and then vacuumed the kitchen and bathroom floors.

I really want to finish the pallet Christmas tree but there’s cleaning to be done!

Sidebar: I rarely sit on the upstairs toilet without reading material. But, the other day, it was kind of an emergency. So, while I was sitting there with nothing to do, I noticed the tile looked dull. I wet my thumb and wiped one. The shit came off!!!

I assumed that it was my old friend, the soot from two years ago. I swear I never noticed it. But, I was embarrassed! The Puerto Rican posse used this bathroom. I’m just lucky they didn’t change my nickname from Lechero to Asqueroso!!!

So, the first thing I did was to make a bucket full of hot water and some Pine-Sol and grabbed a sponge. I washed every freaking tile (sometimes standing, sometimes on my poor knees) until it all gleamed.

I dumped the dirty water, made a fresh pail and washed the toilet, sink and floor.

Then I pulled out the truck so I could work on the pallet tree. I fought my way to the downstairs closet to retrieve the old leftover paint from the office. But, I couldn’t find any!!! I had leftover paint from the living room, blue from the bedroom and yellow from the kitchen. But, no green from the office!

I was bummed. I thought briefly about leaving the wood unpainted (it would look right at night) but then decided against it. If I’m gonna set it out and brag up making a tree from a pallet, it has to look good. So, I shelved the project for this year.

So, I went back to cleaning. This time I washed the kitchen floor. Since I was more or less trapped in the bedroom or office, I took a nap.

When I woke up, I put the chairs and rolling cart back in the kitchen. I watched the news and, when it was over, I warmed up some of the kielbasa and sauerkraut for dinner. I cleaned up the kitchen counter and decided to take the rest of the night off.

I watched some taped TV shows (NOT the rest of Luther – it was getting late).

Around 8:30 p.m., I opened my Christmas present from my boss. She gave one to each of her four direct reports and Courtney had opened hers at work. So, I already knew it was a huge apple, covered first with caramel, then milk chocolate and finally topped with nuts.

I had two slices (I was afraid to eat more sugar than that) and it was delicious. Thanks boss!!!

I stayed up another half hour or so and then went to bed.


  1. You were a busy bee over the weekend! Now you can relax till next year :)

  2. @ Carla: I plan on it!!!
    @ GPF: Yeah, I thought so, too.