I'm Baaaacccckkkk!

I've returned to bloggy-land after my self-imposed exile of the last week. Mom just left this morning to head to Ohio. She's anxious to get home now.

While she was here, we accomplished much. I'm thinking I shouldn't say just WHAT we accomplished, as I'd like it to be a surprise for hubby when he returns from Seattle at the end of the month. Although it won't be quite the same surprise he had for me when I returned from Arizona a few weeks ago, you know, um, that big fire ...

No, my surprises are actually quite pleasant, and probably not as photo-worthy as his fire. And since I didn't take any photos at all this week while she was here, that means I have no BEFORE photos, before we worked our magic transformations ...

I will say that we were busy, busy, busy, and we fell into bed at the end of each day, our muscles sore and achy, but in a good way. You know how that feels, when you've accomplished much. Even though your body may be screaming at you, it's a wonderful feeling when you've crossed multiple projects off "the list".

I will say that we washed and hand-waxed his extremely muddy truck on Tuesday. What an enormous undertaking that was. I think about 1/4 of the way through the waxing, we wished with all our little hearts that we were DONE. Talk about sore arms and shoulders!! And would you know, some silly lil birds had the audacity to POOP on this mega-clean truck? Now I will have to wipe the bird do0-doo off before I pick him up from the airport, else he will never believe that we spent HOURS on shining his truck!

I know, I know.... it's a RANCH truck, and it will get dirty again ... so very, very dirty. But doesn't it look oh so nice now??!


  1. No wonder "Mom" didn't arrive at my house to help cross off the many items on "the list"....you kept her too busy. *sigh*

    I guess I'll have to do them myself, which translates to......I guess they won't get done.

    Glad you had the time with your Mom and I'm sure hubs will appreciate everything you accomplished, but especially shining up his nice ride. Men are kind of

  2. grrrrr....... I wasn't finished with that comment and I sure didn't intend for it to go with THAT name on it. LOL

    o.k....where was I? Oh yes.......

    ....kind of particular about their babies and he'll be thrilled you took great care of his baby. Get some rest this weekend. I've sort of taken two weeks off from blogging and it's been a good thing. :)

  3. Oh there you are darling Oz Gal.......I surely missed you and your part of the Friday Shoot-Out this week :(
    Geez girl, no one understands more than I that life just happens and we all get busy, busy and overwhelmed with just stuff right?
    I hope that you and your Prince Charming have a very blessed Easter and eat way too many chocky Easter eggs and speckled bird eggs (one of my all time favs :)
    This chemo is brutal but my doc is changing the meds next week. I think it was too strong for me so I'mm looking forward to that change. I'm just thankful it's not worse and will always move......

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

  4. Welcome back, Susan!
    Glad you had a productive week with your mom. It feels good to get stuff done, doesn't it?
    I received my package yesterday! Thanks so much. Love the cards and magnet, and that book! Especially the recipes! I love it! Thanks again!

  5. Glad to hear you had such a nice and productive week with your mom - welcome back :-)

  6. Hello Susan...so glad you're back. I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading you...always a big gawfaw moment. Thanks so much for making me laugh!

  7. Glad you had some quality time with your Mom! The truck looks awesome..bird poop happens..LOL..sometimes when you least expect it! Were you seeing smoke from the Texas Fires at your place? :)

  8. Glad you had a good time with your mom. What a lucky guy your husband is. After 28 years of marriage, I don't think it's EVER crossed my mind to wash HIS truck. LOL

  9. Good job Susan :-) I'm happy you are back. Love: Evi

  10. I'm not so sure that I want to wax a truck to get my arm workout. :) It does look great! I drove our Rav through the wash then a bird pooped on it that day! Dang birds! No big fire for him huh? Lucky guy!