The weekend went by so fast, I barely had time to blink! I’m guessing that I’m not the only one who’s feeling that way, this morning, either. I’m sure my husband, Ed, would agree. However, since it’s Monday again, that means it’s time to join up with “The Monday Quiz” over Heather’s blog. Here are Heather and Wayne’s questions, along with my answers:
1. It’s Customer Service week – do you think customer service is getting better or worse now than it was five years ago? Without a doubt, customer service is worse! I believe good customer service representatives are a dying breed.
2. October 1st is also World Vegetarian Day – have you ever spent time as a Vegetarian? Do you have regular meatless meals? No, I haven’t spent any time as a vegetarian. I’m not a huge meat-eater, but I do like some meat with every meal.
3. What reality show would you like to be a part of? I think I’d like to be a part of “Big Brother”. The contestants always have plenty of snack foods in the house (yum!), they do a lot of sitting around, and even when they do have a competition, it’s usually a fun one.
4. Are you planning to watch the Baseball post-season? Who will win the World Series? No, I don’t have any plans to watch post-season baseball. I’ve never been much of a baseball fan, so I have no idea who will win the World Series.
5. Do you find it harder to wake up in the mornings, now that fall has arrived? (It is for me!)
The Weekend Wrap Up:
What a busy weekend it was! I think Ed was happy to go back to work, today, so he could rest 🙂
On Friday evening, we began our weekend with a family meal. The hospital, where Ed works, baked a ham and provided it for our family, as an expression of sympathy for the loss of Ed’s mom. (We were able to choose when we wanted to receive our ham, and we decided to wait a few days.) Our oldest son and his family, and our daughter and her family joined us for supper. Everybody cooked a side dish or two, to go along with the ham, and we enjoyed our “Friday Feast”. We had fun, but missed those who were not there to join us. (Brad and Jennifer, and Ed’s mom, of course) During the meal, I commented that Ed’s mom would have loved some of the baked beans and potato salad, which happened to be two of her favorite dishes.
After supper, Ed asked our son-in-law to help him move some furniture from his mom’s house to ours. They moved a dresser and a chest-of-drawers into our already crowded house. Thank goodness for the pool room, which frequently serves as our ‘catch-all’ room. By late Friday evening, the pool room was full! It was Sunday afternoon before we moved an old vanity and chest-of-drawers back into Ed’s mom’s house. (We basically swapped furniture.)
In the midst of swapping furniture, over the weekend, Ed and I tackled the job of washing down the outside of our house on Saturday morning. What a job that turned out to be! We washed the house two-thirds of the way around, as well as washing the back porch, but didn’t get a chance to finish the back of the house. Maybe next weekend?
Ed and I could have probably finished washing the house, but Saturday was also a good day for planting, so we decided to get our fall garden planted! We planted some turnip greens, mustard greens, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and collards! If they make, some of these vegetables will be for us, but most will for ‘our girls’ aka, the chickens! ‘My girls’ love to eat green, leafy vegetables, and it’s too expensive to buy them from the grocery store! My girls are spoiled, but they keep the eggs coming! Last egg count? Over 1700 in just fourteen months!
During the rest of the weekend, Ed also found time to mow some grass, on his new lawn mower, as well as do a little shopping with me! We have a birthday celebration to prepare for. Our daughter is turning another year older tomorrow! It’s hard to believe it’s already been 35 years since the birth of our first child… How different life was for us back then!
Anyway, Ed actually mowed grass until dark on Saturday night–then came inside and worked swapping out furniture until 10 p.m.? (It took quite a while to move all of the clothes and junk!) We finally to bed, shortly after 11, but were back up at 5 a.m. on Sunday!
The last event of the weekend involved Ed retrieving one of our deceased cats out from under our daughter’s house! The cat who passed away was none other than ‘the garden cat’, Mr. Big, who’d been sick for a while. (It had been four days since I’d last seen ‘Mr. Big’, so we knew he was dead somewhere.) After, retrieving the body, Ed thought it only fitting that we bury ‘Mr. Big’ in a spot over-looking the garden, so that’s what he did. We’ll sure miss our gardening buddy, especially come next spring. RIP, Mr. Big.
Mr. Big, resting in our spring garden