Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Smithellaneous Life.

I did manage to drag my draggy behiney out of bed at about 8:00 this morning although my poor, sick self was begging my frantic, busy self to stay in bed all day. But my busy self said “no” to the sick self and so both selves eventually got a reluctant start on the day.

(Is it just me or did that paragraph make absolutely no sense?)

Steve and I are scheduled to leave tomorrow morning for an overnight marriage retreat that our church has put together; it’s being held in a 23-bedroom house (with two elevators) in the four-wheel drive area of the beach. (That means it’s an area where the houses are only accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles. Which you probably guessed. But which I thought I should explain anyway.)

Unfortunately, Sarah has developed a bad headache, has been kind of shaky and has been running a fever for the past several hours so I’m not not quite sure how that’s all going to pan out. If she isn’t feeling a whole lot better by morning, I will end up having to stay home and Steve will be the only “single guy” at the marriage retreat.

Some pastor friends of ours are leading the retreat; I’m hosting them for dinner Saturday night and then they’ll speak at the church on Sunday morning. It’s shaping up to be a wonderful weekend but I’ll just have to see how Princess Groovy Chick feels; as I told her a few minutes ago, she is way more important to me than any other plans we could possibly make.

In other news, the work on the bathroom has been continuing, which means the chaos level in that particular room has continued to escalate. And you have not truly lived on the wild side until you have dealt with a steadily escalating chaos level in your bathroom. Trust me on that.

Here are a few pictures:

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And may I just say that I usually fold my towels and washcloths nicely before putting them on the wrought iron stand thingie. However, with a chaotic bathroom? I must admit that I have lost my vim (not to mention my vigor) for the Art of Neat Towel Folding.

Also, please note in this picture that Steve is a staunch member of the group which believes that one must stick one’s tongue out when one is fervently concentrating on something. In fact, the members of this particular group actually believe that difficult jobs cannot adequately be accomplished without that particular facial protrusion. (Do you know anyone like that?)

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It appears as though the bathroom is not capable of handling all the chaos that has been foisted upon it because recently said chaos has inexplicably burst forth from the bathroom out into the bedroom. Well, actually I guess it’s not all that inexplicable. Steve had to cut a hole through the closet wall in order to do something with some pipe thingie (that was the technical explanation) so he had to move a whole bunch of his clothes in order to gain access to the pipe. But the hole is still not completely re-done so the clothes are still bursting forth. Inexplicably or not.

I just love me some chaos.

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I posted this picture just because I thought it was fun to come up with a dramatic picture of a guy fixing a bathroom.

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So there you have it.

A hard working hubby. A marriage retreat in a big house on the ocean. A chaotic bathroom—and bedroom. Out of town dinner guests. Packing (or not packing) a suitcase for a trip. A daughter with a fever.

It’s all just part of the Smithellaneous Life!

8 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

CJ said...

So...when I saw that first picture...it took me a few minutes to actually "get" what it was...some reason I thought it was the sink - and that was a mini stool...I was 1/2 expecting an explanation - took me a few mins :) I feel for you - our bathroom was under construction not long ago - the whole nine yards - hope it comes together soon, and your able to enjoy it sooner rather than later! Also...hope Sarah gets to feeling better soon and you have a nice get away!

Anonymous said...

Becky, see if you can get you and Sarah on some Tamiflu ASAP (within 48 hours of symtpms starting). I hate to tell you how many days (well weeks) it has been. Even with the Tamiflu and antibiotics and steroids and extra brething treatments and well you get the picture; I am still sick. Take care!

MN Mom said...

I second the Tamiflu suggestion, and for both of you. My 40 year old daughter had a flu shot and still got the flu a few weeks ago. Nothing to mess with! My recommendation would be to just say right now that neither you or Sarah are going anywhere or hosting anyone this weekend. If it really is the flu and it sure sounds like it, you don't want to be spreading it to anyone else anyway. Take care of yourselves. That is the MN hope!

Linda R. said...

Becky, I hope Sarah's headache doesn't
stay around long. And, hopefully the "throne room" project doesn't take much longer for you guys!!
Have a great weekend!

Love, hugs and ladybugs....

momoside said...

I only wish I lived closer and Sarah could stay with our family for the weekend. I hope that Sarah woke up feeling better and you are able to get to the retreat. If not, you and Sarah can have a girl's night. Sorry you both are not feeling too well!!

Anonymous said...

Hope you and Sarah feel better soon! I notice that you have a corner shower. When you are feeling better, could you let me know if it works for you? I am getting ready to remodel and space issues are making me consider one.
Thank you! Pam T

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how much chaos working on that one room can cause!? We had to totally re-do our tiny bathroom in TX and it caused a HUGE mess throughout the WHOLE house!

I think your bath is going to look fabulous when you're done!

Please keep us posted on your weekend plans. Feel better Sarah!!


Prayers and hugs,
Connie F-G

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