Monday, October 6, 2008

Patience...

...clearly something God thinks I need to work on!

Lane was out of town this last weekend having a ball at the OSU/Tech game with Jeff. Elaine and I put a Friday lunch date on the calendar months ago and on a whim decided to go to Canton for First Monday. with. the. kids. Well, with Payton and angel baby Grant! Reese was at school. Payton would not sleep in the car, wouldn't sit in the stroller, couldn't be pacified with anything but me holding her. It's hard enough to maneuver through the (fun) chaos of First Monday as one person... it's nearly impossible when you're carrying a very cranky one year old, pushing a stroller, and trying to do what you went there to do... shop!

Saturday, Payton woke up about 4:45, went back to sleep about 5:15, and you guessed it, I couldn't go back to sleep.

Later that morning, Payton and I went out on the back patio for a bit and I took off her diaper. When we came in, I knew I should've put a diaper back on, but for whatever reason, I didn't. I looked over from doing the dishes and saw P swatting by the back door. You know what's coming... I got to clean poop off the floor.

I started a load of laundry and went to play with P. For whatever reason, I looked into the foyer and saw standing water! Ummm, about 1/2 an inch of water from my laundry room to the front bathroom. It was seeping out the door to the garage and the front door. I didn't have enough towels or blankets to soak up it all up! Luckily, our neighbor had a (very small) wet vac that took care of most of it.

Scout dog decided he needed to get in on the patience lesson and threw up twice on the carpet. Nothing says patience like cleaning up almost 4 cups of undigested, slimy dog food!

Last night we slept with the windows open and I left them open today. We had a sudden rain storm tonight and I didn't really think a thing about it. When I went upstairs to go to bed, I went to shut the windows and the carpet was soaked! We've left the windows open when it rained before and this has never happened. Lane just got back from Walmart to by an 8 gallon wet vac so we can hopefully salvage our carpet.

I just keep telling myself that tomorrow is a new day!

1 comment:

elaine said...

OMG, when you put it all together like that... whew! Girly, you should have called, I would have come right over (I know, I would have had the kids, but...) with a bottle of wine and it would have been fine. Eventually. ;) Next time, okay?
THanks for the fun trip to Canton! So glad my first trip there was with you! I miss being at home during the wk already!