I am starting to think it does not pay to have money saved up as there is a little money sucker fairy that lives to come and take it. Our sprinkling system (it is always water with us) has developed a crack in a many pipe leading off the city line and has to be dug up and replaced. The part alone is $800.00 let alone the labor to dig it up. By hand if course. Hub's is out working on it, but we all know how slow he is, and I am just grateful he is trying at least. So the money I saved will be gone and I will have to start over. WAAAAAHHHH!!!!!.
Okay lecture me now on how this is a blessing and this is the way it should be. But why? Why can't it just stay in there for a month or a day or a year? Why?
Okay I am over that, I could keep going for a long while but I have learned it won't change anything. I worked way to darned hard yesterday and my back is killing me. My lower right side has a stiff knife in it, and I am going to try and stretch it out after this post.
I did get 4 pasta dishes made yesterday, large pan of lasagna, large pan of stuffed shells, large pan of manicotti, and one large pan of mixed manicotti, and shells. I made three loaves of homemade french bread, and used up the broccoli in fridge to make a broccoli salad. Also used up the old apples to make two apple cobblers. Hubs will be fed while I am gone and my friend got a great meal. I also shredded an over grown zucchini to make a cake but ran out of steam so I froze it for later. I was able to freeze two large pans of pasta for later.
I will be canning tomatoes when I get home from this weekend. I have only done a minimal of sewing, but the phone has rung off the hook with new business which I have put off until next week.
Mom has been awful. That is the only way I can put it nicely. She is very mad at me and I really jumped on her and was very over the top firm and nasty about it. Something I rarely do as I have too much respect for my mother and think it is wrong, but her undermining ways and favoritism to others who care little for her just gets to me. She will do anything for attention. Believe me I pay attention to her all the time. She does not want my attention she wants other and that is fine just don't start taking back things that are mine. Thank goodness I have my sister to help me. We are on board together through her fits.
Her dementia is getting so bad and she is very cranky when she does not get her way. This is so hard on me, this whole process is much harder than I thought it would be. I keep wondering what I am supposed to learn from it. To be more patient, or kind, or giving? To learn to stand up for myself? I just don't know, but it is very, very hard.
The neighbors have got bad leak in their water line which cannot be fixed until next week so we are running a hose out to their house so they can flush toilets and cook. They have a 5 month old baby, so they can do laundry over here. I feel for them as that is a very expensive fix and they just bought that house.
Hubs must water the garden and everything by hand right now until the sprinkler is fixed. What a chore. We are so spoiled with convenience.
Well I am of to storm the castle if my back will let me.
Have a great and productive day!