I slept late this morning (8 am), which felt fabulous! But I also didn't go to bed until 1 am. I was late getting home from my date with Sir Jack. It went wonderful :). We met and went out for a bite to eat and enjoyed just sitting and chatting for a couple hours. Funny, when we dated before, he was not a talker. Last night he was very chatty, and I learned more about him in those few hours than I had in the previous months of dating. Not that I expect him to be wanting to gab all the time, quiet is good, and I enjoy a day of not saying much myself. But it was good to hear stories about when he was a kid and such. I need to get to know someone, find out who they are, how they think.
On my way home, my truck was making a horrible noise. Hard to describe, proven by the fact that I tried to this morning when asking my brother if he could take a look at it. I went out this morning and checked all my fluids, added a quart of oil, and the truck refused to make the sound again. I know I need my universal joint in the back replaced. I could have sworn it was coming from the engine area though, not underneath. We will know more in the next few days. I am going to see about picking up the universal joints (brother says you should do the front too, if you are going to do the back), and he will swap them out for me.
I think today will be spent puttering. I need to do a load or two of laundry, move my bureau out of my room (I have enough room in my closet now to put all my clothes in there), and getting another bureau from the basement to put in the boy's room. One, 6-drawer bureau just isn't enough for them, especially since they have an aversion to hanging things in the very large closet in their room. They desperately need to clean their room, since there is barely a walking path at the moment. Think Tom and I will work on that some this week. Both of my boys are super packrats!
I am also going to see about getting more done in the garage today, so I can get rid of the rest of that stuff. Might not get it to the dump until tomorrow, but that's ok. If I just get it ready (bagged, boxed, etc.) that will be one step closer. I was hoping to ditch the huge fish tank that is out there, that we were given, since my son Joe seemed to forget it was out there. But once he saw it last weekend, the wheels in his brain started to turn again. Rather than use it for a terrarium, he now wants to make a replica of a small inlet are of our lake in it. Don't ask....I don't anymore lol. I told him it has to stay in the garage though.
Speaking of cleaning.....I came home last night to find that my 14 yr old, Tom, had cleaned the entire living room. I about fell over, as he proudly proclaimed that he even vacuumed! Not sure what got into him, he hates cleaning, but I will not complain lol. It's one more thing I don't have to do today.
And just a little share of what my son Joe has been doing lately (it's still a work in progress, he isn't quite done with it):
It's funny, he has a super over-analytic brain, but he also has his artistic side. He has been busy carving a lot lately. Who knows, maybe it will become a little business for him. He made a beautiful boat, totally carved by hand, for his father for Christmas. It was only about 8 inches long, but the detail that he put into it was amazing. I think it gives him a relaxing thing to do, to put his brain to rest a bit.
Hope you all have a productive weekend :)