Thursday, September 6, 2012

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!

I'm a happy girl!  Things are getting done around my chaos cottage.  My nephew is visiting us to help us check things off our to-do list.  In return we bought him a new cell phone and we are paying him a decent wage.  It's a win-win situation for my unemployed nephew. 

So far, I have a new painted front door, painted trim on the porch, freshly power washed porch, steps, sidewalk and drive-way.  At the moment, he is power washing the deck.  It hasn't seen a power wash in years.  On Tuesday he and my dad repaired some outside trim on our kitchen window.  Yep, things are looking good around here.

We've bought paint for our master bath and bedroom.  I can't wait to see how fresh and clean those walls are going to look.  They are the same contractors white color that they were when we moved in this house in 2000!  I know, I know.  Besides the upstairs hall, every room in our house has been painted but those.  It's time to give those room some love and attention.  It's way over due.

I went to see my internist yesterday and got a much needed shot in my back, prescription renewals, blood drawn, etc.  I am hoping this shot will help me to get through a trip I am taking soon that entails a long drive.  The doctor said I should stop every two hours to stretch and walk a bit.  I think that is a good idea too.

We had a wonderful afternoon on Monday at my Mother-in-Love's.  All the food was so yummy.  I hadn't had a hot dog with the works in a while and it was just delicious.  Afterwards we went to the mall and I only ended up purchasing a scarf and earrings at Claires.  Robyn and I both had a $10 off a $20 purchase coupon to use.  I know that store caters to the younger crowd, but I have a lot of fun perusing around in there.  We went to Victoria's Secret to look at their 5 for $30 body care items, but I didn't find any that I was crazy about, had a hard time finding samples to smell, and the employees weren't helping me.  I was a little disappointed in that because that was a great sale.  Then we went to Twenty-One.  I had never been there but see a lot of ladies on YouTube who show their shopping hauls from there.  They don't carry plus-size in their stores so that too was a disappointment. 

Yesterday, Robyn and I went to Cracker Barrel for Linner (lunch-dinner) after my doctor's visit because neither one of us had eaten anything, and then to Krogers and then to Walgreens. We bought 9 bottles of Sinful Colors nail polish for 99 cents each.  We got some beautiful fall colors.  Can't wait to try them.

So you see, I am feeling better, getting out and about more, seeing things getting accomplished around my house, and that always makes me a happy girl!  Clap, clap, clap!

Thanks for visiting Chaos Cottage.


1 comment:

Marge said...

What a good update! I'm glad you're getting things done around the house. I have never heard of Twenty One. What is it?