Thursday, April 21, 2016

I'm off until next year!

That sounds silly, I know, but I am retired again until next tax season! So glad too, because my fur babies didn't like me not at home for such long hours and....the dust bunnies had moved in big time! We have had some really rough weather to deal with as well. That is just one of the reasons I haven't blogged in a while! The closer we got to the tax deadline, the busier we got and the tireder I was when I got home, many nights just feeding the fur kids and putting on my jammies and going to bed. The weekends were spent only doing what HAD to be done to maintain the house, but not any real cleaning! Then when I did feel like turning on the computer....the storms were either raging or approaching, so I would not turn it on! Lots and lots of homes and autos destroyed and/or damaged during the hail stone storms. Lots of rain, rain, rain and high winds too! Many early mornings of being rudely awakened to very loud claps of window rattling thunder (that terrified my fur babies and sent them scattering)!  But, south of us (around Houston) have really had the rain and flooding and 8 lives were lost too! Today the clouds are finally breaking up and we actually have some sun trying to shine through....My driveway needs to dry up so I can get to my car and the river flowing in my back yard needs to disappear as well! LOL!
I have packed up my winter sweats and jammies to store until next year, straightened up my closet, changed out the draperies and comforter on my bed (from winter to summer colors), washed all the little throw rugs (total of 8 loads including the bedding), totally cleaned all the litter boxes with all new and fresh litter, cleaned out my refrigerator and tossed some really expired goods, really scrubbed down the bathrooms and showers and had a dental appointment and did some grocery shopping and visited with a couple of friends in my 2 1/2 days off from I need to do the floors (when the mud dries up) and get some plants out...then I can rest again. The rest I need to do can be done at a slower pace....LMBO!  The dust bunnies have been sent scurrying away for now.
I had occasion to find a special photo and ran upon a few I kept out to do some TBT pages using some QPs I have downloaded.  I did these really quick this morning about 5 a.m. (another rude awakening this morning)!
My friend Nina from a 1994 scrapbook that I created a page for using a cluster from ADB Designs, AH April Showers BT background (lightened and overlaid) with an Overlay from Jilbert and Alpha by LISI.
 This cute frame is from Neli at Lugar Encantado Da Neli to showcase my friends Maurice & Brenda LeBlanc that are animal lovers to the max!
This lovely QP from (oops forgot to write it down) is holding a photo of Kathryn and Aimee for 1995!
That's all for today folks, still got some things to do yet, but right now, I just want to take a nap and rest. I will chat more with you real soon. Hugs, Mat