Missing some but not others…

July 9, 2012

Wow. What a day it’s been. Didn’t get much blogging time in today since there were other, more urgent matters I needed to take care of.

For one, I spent most of the day on and off the phone trying to find a tile company/plumber. See, we had a little problem with it raining in our laundry room this weekend.

We called a plumber on Saturday who charged us $200 for less than an hour work and told us that the shower pan was broken and leaking. Duh!

So, today I had to start calling around… not an easy feat, especially when no one picked up at the first four numbers I called. I guess, they have enough work. They haven’t bothered calling me back either.

I have two appointments set up tomorrow and can’t wait to find out how much this little repair/remodel is going to set us back. Wish me luck!

I also had to give my dearest boy a little helping hand cleaning out his pig sty  room. He thought he could just sweep it all under the rug bed, so to speak. But this mommy actually moved the bed so he could clean under it properly. He was not too pleased!!! 🙂 It’s done and his room is clean and sparkling for at least a few weeks. Boys, will be boys.

Let’s not forget the usual cleaning and sweeping and straightening and there you have most of my day.


Enough chatter, time to get a list made.

This week’s listicles was inspired by the late Nora Ephron and her lists in her last book.

What I’ll miss…

1. My kids

2. My hubby

3. My mom

4. My sister

5. The rest of my family

6. Taking walks at twilight

7. Seeing the beautiful sunsets

8. Feeling my toes sink into the hot sand at the beach

9. The ocean and the sound of the waves crashing on shore

10. music, reading, dancing

What I won’t miss…

1. Sweeping up dog hair every day

2. Scrubbing bathrooms

3. Leaky showers

4. Repair men

5. Idiot drivers

6. Ironing

7. Nosy neighbors

8. Raisins

9. Hurricanes

10. Reality TV

Quick and short… I’m too mush brained to go into more detail today!!!

Hope everyone has a great week.

xo, Susi

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  • RoryBore July 9, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    will not miss Reality TV either…..I am not sure I have ever even watched such?? Well, maybe The Osbournes….but Ozzy was just too darn entertaining.

    I also just spent the day helping Monkey Boy clean his room. Good lord… can they stand it in there? it’s like sitting around in the fumes of your own farts for the sheer pleasure of it. boys indeed.

    • Susi July 9, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      ROFL… yes, that exactly. Don’t know how but they love it. He was crumpling under his breath the whole time. But it’s done… for now.

  • Ally July 10, 2012 at 12:12 am

    The ocean and toes in the sand – great list items! I certainly won’t miss sweeping up dog hair or reality tv, either!

    • Susi July 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Yes, toes in the sand is one of my faves. A lot of us seem to have the dog hair problem. 🙂

  • Stasha July 10, 2012 at 2:39 am

    You sweep up every day?! That is just silly girl! Good luck with the tile guy. Hope he is handsome too.

    • Susi July 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      I have white tile and a black dog… I have to sweep daily or it gets unmanageable. At this point I just hope they can fix the shower, handsome or not… but it would be a plus!!! 🙂

  • Jamie@SouthMainMuse July 10, 2012 at 7:03 am

    How horrible about your plumbing problems. At least in a small town word gets around quick so repair people don’t take advantage when you are in dire straits. I do agree, for me their is nothing better than being at the beach. It was so hard to leave after a week recently. I guess you can take the girl out of Florida but can’t take Florida out of the girl. Best of luck getting a person who can fix your bathroom.

    • Susi July 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      I have truly grown to love living in Florida… Hurricanes and all. Some people love it, some hate it… there doesn’t seem to be much in between. I definitely love it. And thanks, hope by the end of the week we’ll have it nailed down and work can start soon after.

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell July 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    It’s funny that some people love reality tv and some people just hate it! We had that same bathroom leak in our master bath and discovered it when it was for sale once. Awful!

    • Susi July 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      I don’t mind some shows but most of them I just can bear. Yeah, the bathroom leak is pretty annoying. Just glad we have the kids’ bathroom to use.

  • Kimberly July 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Gah…sweeping up dog hair. I told my dog that i was going to shave him this summer.
    our A/C broke on the hottest weekend this year so far.
    I know how much calling in back up can be. EEKS!!!

    • Susi July 10, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      We just had our A/C replaced after nothing but trouble with the one before. Didn’t want it breaking over the summer… it’s horrible. Hope you are cool once again!

  • Kerry July 11, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Oh don’t you worry, it’s not just boys that make a mess, I bet you’d be shocked to see my daughter’s room!!!

    • Susi July 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

      Actually, I sometimes think, my daughter is the more messier of the two. In his room it happens slowly, over time… in hers it’s a never ending thing!