April 23, 2008 at 10:05 pm 5 comments

Today I got the boxes burned, the wallpaper burned, the mud-room wallpaper mess sort of cleaned out, finished up Serendipity, and addressed some coding issues on Dori’s blog, cleaned out the tape and video cabinet (we were up to about eight overflow baskets) began tackling the beginning of six loads of laundry, went through four paper baskets, cleaned two toilets, did my finance book stuff, scheduled a meeting with flooring people for tomorrow, got to visit with a drop-by friend for a few sweet minutes of refreshing (made my day, thanks!),  made my kids clean {the mommy is in a mood to stop saying things five times and then asked you to re-do it way}, burned more boxes, swept the kitchen floor twice, worked out a little, emptied a junk drawer completely, cleaned some more on the garage, emptied out some flower pots, ate supper at church, and went to finance class.  Now, more laundry, answering emails, and needing to tackle stuff on my desk that needs addressing before I put it back in a basket (No!).  Go me!

The Hub has been using my inhaler with an asthma flare leaving me down to one dose and am saving it for AM, but my throat is swelling shut…someone burned trash tonight and it’s come in through open windows, I guess.  Whew.  I hope I get some sleep tonight. My throat is so tight today it hurts.  Not used to all this asthma ordeal, obviously…I’m as boring as a 90-year-old lady and her house-keeping/health problems rant! 

I’d better sign off before my sorry blogging gets any worse today, people.  

Entry filed under: Robe Rambling.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dori  |  April 23, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    “I can bring home the bacon…
    Fry it up in the pan…”

    I am E.X.H.A.U.S.T.E.D. reading what all you did today because I felt like I kept you tied up all day.

    YOU, Miss Maggie, are my HERO!!! I’m inspired to get up tomorrow and get crankin’ on some of this mess around here!!!

    Blessings and nighty night!

  • 2. velma96  |  April 23, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Well, I WAS feeling productive….that is until I read all the stuff you did today!! I am, like Dori, feeling inspired for tomorrow. I’m taking a little bit of a cleaning break tomorrow. I’ve been spring cleaning (a room a day) this week, and tomorrow is “re-straighten what I’ve cleaned that got a little messy during small group tonight, and then fold laundry and run some errands” day.

    Praying your asthma calms so you can sleep well tonight! You need some great rest after all that hard work today!! 🙂

  • 3. Misty  |  April 24, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Well, good grief! Why in the world did you even need to work out after all that? No wonder you’ve got asthma 🙂

  • 4. gchyayles  |  April 24, 2008 at 10:07 am

    And my does SERENDIPITY look AMAZINGGGG?!?!?! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU AGAIN. It has just brought a whole new light to blogging and I am really enjoying it–feeling right at home! MWAH!

  • 5. gchyayles  |  April 24, 2008 at 10:10 am

    PS I wonder why the “snap shot” of my blog when you scroll over my username shoes the “this blog is protected” page? Maybe because it used to be? Would they update it or do I need to do that manually? When you click on my username, it goes straight to my blog, but just that snap shot says it’s “protected.” HMMMMMMMMMM.

    Maggie replies: It will update over time on it’s own. My old blog still shows on links of my blog as well.

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