Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Time to say good-bye...

Our last day up in Northern California ended with a family barbecue and posing for a few family pictures...here's our wonderful hosts...Gerry and Chris and their son, James...in the middle and his partner, Mark...
Oh look...cousins Hank and Sally came to visit all the way from Minetonka,Minnesota...
I had to have a picture of all our nieces and nephews...aren't they cute!!
Here's what they're really like...well...we had to have a silly picture...this is James and Mark and Kelli and her kids, Emily, Jake and Christopher...Kelli is the daughter of one of Don's older brothers...she lives up in Northern California too!
Oh look...Hank wanted to say hello all by himself!!
We had a great trip and came back home to warmer temperatures and craziness...have you ever had one of those days where everything you touch breaks and you just want to go back to bed and start the day over...well...that was my day yesterday...after a busy weekend I had so much to do...but it seemed like I took one foot forward and two steps backward...to start...our car started acting up last week...we took it in and got it back and...guess what...the same thing happened again...so yesterday it spent the day in the shop...AGAIN! Ok...I'm not nearly done...my weed eater that I use as a lawn trimmer died...it just whines now...nothing moves...by now I am whining along with it! Ok...so I managed to get the front yard done...then I go to mow the back and the mower start taking huge chunks of grass out...hey...what's up with that! At least it St Augustine...so it will fill in...but then it had the nerve to stop and not start again...so by now...it's really getting hot...and I'm steaming...and the lawn is a third mowed...oh well...I just figured I'd wait until Don got home to fix it...I'm not a lawn mower repairman...so I went inside where I thought I'd finish things inside and the breaker on my A/C kept popping off...NO!! All of this can't be happening...well...the repairman's coming today...along with a friend who's an electrician...because...again... I'm not an A/C repairman...well...you say... things can't get worse...Oh yes they can...I was cleaning my glasses a bit later...after I finished whining some more...and discovered a small crack in the right lens...NO! Well this has happened to me before...which is really a weird thing because in 50 years wearing glasses this is the first pair that it has happened to and it's happened TWICE since I got this pair...this time makes THREE times...OK...by now I really should get back to bed...I called the eye doctor today and thankfully I am eligible for new everything...so I'm hoping that things are going to go better today...do you think the other shoe already dropped...or am I still in trouble...anyway...here's to me staying away from anything mechanical ...
Enjoy your day, my friends...I am going to count my blessing and try NOT to dwell on yesterday!!

5 comments:

Jo said...

Get new eyes,cool off,after all tomorrow is another day!!!....so happy to see these smiling faces,looks like yall had ton's of fun!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Mary said...

I like your philosophy! I need to be reminded to always count my blessings!

Kris said...

Oh my gosh Linda....stay inside and watch the telly and don't move!!!!! What a mess of stuff going wrong!!! E gads!! Did enjoy your trip away photos. But I know that when you are an outdoor person, going away means hours on end at home to get the yards back to ship shape!
Good luck, and hope things get better!!!!

Traci said...

I hate days like that. When I start whining too much I try to remember that someone has it worse than me! I hope today was a better day!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

When things like that happen I say I have gremlins visiting and I light a candle, open the door, and shoo them away! Hope you have all better times now!