It's Wednesday, in case you didn't know. I woke up 10 minutes late this morning, but it still left enough time for the 16yo to get ready for school and get out the door in time. My body wants to go back to bed for another couple hours.
Last Friday the UPS man showed up about noon, bringing our second laptop, and the pressure cooker. I haven't even taken the pressure cooker out of the box yet. My 16yo, after looking at the picture on the box, said "It looks like something NASA designed". LOL! I can't believe how heavy it is. I will definitely need his muscles when it comes to using it.
I made a small boo boo when I was in Staples last week, picking out the laptops. I forgot to get a case of paper. This is my yearly thing. A case of paper will meet all our needs for homeschooling (I print most things we need for free online), saving and printing recipes, crochet patterns, and other various stuff. I had been busy printing stuff for my prep binder and realized I was awfully low on paper yesterday. So a trip to the store is in order today.
I might be going to NC to visit soon. I am hoping to go the end of this month, while my 16yo is on school vacation, but am waiting to hear back from my Aunt if that week works for her. I have never flown in my life, so that has me a bit nervous. But, I have to find out, for my own well being, if it is what I have built it up to be in my own mind. My dreams of milder temps, easier time of things in the winter months....I need to know if that is something I dreamed up or it is real. I also want to take a look at a place down there that my aunt told me about. I know....I said I was staying put. But she has peaked my curiosity. It is an older place, built around 1948, and much of the home is original...meaning it needs work. But, it sits on 4 acres of land, and she fell in love with it while looking at places for a gentleman friend of hers. She immediately thought of me. And the price is unbelievable, at $300/mo to rent. My only concern would be if the gentleman that owns it, if I were to take it and make improvements to it, would sell the place out from under me. It's not the first time this has happened to someone and is a real concern. I would prefer to pay an extra $100/mo. as part of an owner financed deal to buy it. All this is just guessing, possibilities, at this point. I haven't even seen it or talked to the owner yet. But if it is as good as my Aunt says, it would be a huge thing.
The kitten is making his presence known every day. Boy he is exhausting! He hasn't realized that I am not a morning person yet, so annoys me to no end the second I get up in the morning. He is also driving our older cat, Mika, absolutely batty. Thankfully this week is warming up a bit (mid 40's), because she is wanting to spend more time outside, away from him chasing and attacking her. She is continually trying to put him in his place, growling at him, and swatting him to tell him to behave. And just when I think they will never get along, I see this:
He started out on the back of the couch, but slowly worked his way down, to lay next to her. She slept with one eye open, watching his every move. I doubt they will ever be best friends, but maybe in time she will tolerate him.
At the moment I want to strangle him. Twice I have tried to post this, and twice he has climbed up into my lap, onto the desk, and walked all over the laptop, causing the post to save midpoint and shut the window. This is nothing new. He seems to think that my laptop is his toy. Ahhh, youth.
Hope you all have a great day!