Friday, November 19, 2010

Heading to the Mountains of PA

It's Friday and we hope to be at a mountain cabin by later tonight. I say 'hope to' because there is a lot to be done in the meantime!

Several couples from our church rented a nice a-frame cabin for the week-end. I don't know much about it but have seen a picture. We plan to leave after Ellen is finished bowling with her Aaron's Acres group this evening. That is the plan but in order for that to happen....
  1. I must complete washing and folding the laundry so we have clean clothes to pack!
  2. I need to do some food shopping for items that I'm to provide for our meals
  3. I need a shower before I can do the shopping
  4. I need to wait for the first load of laundry so I have a clean pair of jeans to wear!
  5. I will fold the laundry right away too....because I need to keep the washer and dryer running so I can pack.
  6. I'm sure there is a #6 and brain just isn't picking up on it
My cold continues to deplete my energy. Maybe a relaxing week-end and fresh mountain air will be just what I need to kick this thing =) Ellen is suffering too....maybe it will be good for her too. (she is so grouchy with her cold)

This morning already brought some mishaps to slow my progress. I put the ingredients in my blender to make a smoothie....just as I do every morning. Only, on this morning I decided to clean out the sink to prepare for dish washing. When I turned around to stop the blender....I found half of it all over the counter...almost ready to run down the back of it (whew, I avoided that mess!). The bottom must have worked loose from the vibrations while chopping up the frozen fruit I use in the smoothie. That has never happened before. The one time I decided to multi-task .....oh well, I got it cleaned up.

Then while putting my crock pot on a shelf in the laundry room, the lid slipped, I attempted to steady it landed on the floor and broke in a thousand pieces! The glass flew everywhere...into the powder room, the kitchen, in a laundry basket with clothes in it, behind items stored on the floor....oh my goodness!! I was in my bare feet and didn't trust moving even a peepy step! Was able to grab my swiffer sweeper and start pulling some of the glass together, grab the one brown paper bag I had in the cabinet and reach the dust pan and brush. I have a small laundry room =) A sweep with the vacuum and I do believe I have it all up.

So now, back to the laundry folding and packing so I can get on with my day.....time is flying! Have a great week-end! You won't hear from me until I return. I don't expect Internet connections and I don't have a media package for my phone anymore either.....not sure if there would be service anyway. It's really good to get away from it all once in awhile!

Have a great day!


Musicaljean said...

What a mess!! I'm still finding glass from my run-in with the deer the other week, mostly in my purse.

We're heading the other direction this evening. I'll call you later. Maybe we'll pass on the road!

Doris said...

Jeanie, wouldn't that be a riot...passing each other! Have a great week-end!

Theresa said...

Oh darn it about the crock pot lid, happy you didn't drop it on your toe! We are out of town this weekend and your list made me giggle! I had similar, "do this before I can do this" on my list before packing too:)

Enjoy your evening! HUGS!

Musicaljean said...

By the way, Doris - that was a LIST!!!