okay, i've neglected my site for a while now. i probably have only one other person reading it besides myself now (if it's you, gigglemom, drop the smokes.)
it's around 3:30am right now, so i'm just going to yammer. my effing laptop's keyboard has been screwing up --- and i am too tired to fix any errors, so, if anything starts looking funky, dig deep into your Sugar Smacks and pull out the Gigglechick Decoder Ring.
What's been going on? Did I mention that whilst GM was in the rehab, my mom's friend and my godsister and my Cousin Kathy and Tom came here numerous times to help me get this hovel back into shape? You guys - who've read this site for a while - probably remember LAST year when GM was in the hospital that I spent a week cleaning on my own trying to get it to rights and i id a pretty decent job (in my opinion) but it was basically stuff/clutter that I shoved into closets or upstairs, etc.
this time it was not up to me. it was like Clean House came in and did an overhaul... seriously... 3 DUMPSTERS filled with stuff. I am pretty sure they threw out an old painting that had the Declaration of Independence taped to the back.
For a packrat such as myseld, it was like going cold turkey (I say that I am a packrat, but, GM is the main Packrat. --- i'm just her child. like the kid in the anti-drug adverts that is being questioned by his father about where he learned to smoke the dope and he screams "I LEARNED IT FROM YOU!"... i get the packrattiness from her - but, i have the mental capability to let it go... although... um...to be honest i feel bad whenever i throw something out --- not paper or trash, but, say an old broken lamp... i sort of think that inanimate objects have feelings... yes. ignore that. that's crazy talk. either that or it's only child guilt.)
anywhoooooooooooo.... the downstairs is/was clean. before GM arrived home, it was spotless. now it's getting it's share of wear and tear again... i've been cooking every meal and doing the dishes and the laundry and working. i've gotta run the vacuum tomorrow i guess.
the upstairs is another story --- my room is filled with items that i "saved" from the Cleaning Nazis (and I say Nazis lovingly because the folks who've helped here are fantastic... it's just painful seeing stuff tossed.) my room - as i was saying before i interrupted myself - has a lot of items that i can't bear to chuck yet --- or that i needed to think about rather than in a hasty moment filled with Pine Sol and Sweat.
I was told by the ladies that they're going to come back soon to help me do the upstairs.
I've got to go through my stuff in my room before they get here and hide the items that i really want... maybe i'll hide them in the attic and pretend they're Anne Frank... no. that wouldn't work since that means they'd find the goods.
I have my storage area that i rent each mont. it's a ridiculous amount of cash that i've been shelling out and most of the things in there are gigglemom's arts and crafts materials that have no rhyme or reason.
what else besides this yammerfest about cleaning?
going through some trials and tribulations with work. hopefully i can scrape up some new clients --- otherwise i'm going to have to start hooking... and if that happens, I'll be living on Ramen noodles for a long time.
yeah. my attempts at jokes aren't great right now. tired.
i haven't been to the gym since before GM went into the hospital the first go-round in december. i think i need to slap on the workout clothes and head over there starting Monday
i've really been feeling down. not as down as i'd been when the house was a wreck.
oh! on a positive note, because the house got back to rights, we were able to get my mom's friend to come in here and fix the dryer --- which has been dead for 2 or 3 years... i'd been going to the fluff & fold dude for about that long. over the past year and a half my clothes have been shrinking... i blame the fluff & folder... but, it may have had something to do with the steady diet of pierogies and meat. in any event, it's nice to not have to get the laundry done once a week and shell out cash.... annnnnnnd I can have clean drawers whenever I want! woo!
jeezuz it's almost 4am.
yeah. i will try to update this a few times this week. haven't had a lot to yammer about because i've been basically just home caring for GM and trying to work.
last night... saturday night.... big night out on the town... went to Shop-Rite at 8pm... oh yeeeeeeah? jealous?
time to hit the hay.