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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Back! Well, sort of...

Holy crapoly, I'm wiped. This is me, right now...


I'm so glad this weekend is over! It's been non-stop... yesterday was a 12-hour day, spent in a sauna that smelled like chlorine. The meet went well, though, and it marked the end of swim season... well, 'til fall practice starts up... so I'm happy.

Because I was still house-sitting for my brother and sister-in-law, Ryan and I trudged back there (40 minutes away) last night, where we tried to stay awake 'til 9pm. At 3:30 (that would be AM), I woke up when my brother's dog (the one who sits like a bear) knocked on my door (I swear). When I stepped out of the bedroom, I was met with... a mess. I'd left a backpack in the living room... a backpack filled with food. Mind you, I left it in a bigger bag, up on a shelf, so I figured it was safe. Ummm... no. No, it was not safe. Ben, the fat scavenger dog, got it off the shelf, out of the bag, unzipped, and he ate everything in it... including wrappers. We're talking granola bars, candy, a whole tub of strawberries, another tub of watermelon. I was not happy. Not happy at all. I was less happy when he woke me again at 6:00 (AM again) for breakfast. Clearly he has a cast iron stomach.

Have I mentioned that I love my dog? I do. I love my dog.

So, I came home today and unloaded the car, cleaned the house, went to the grocery store, walked 3 miles ('cause I couldn't go one more step), washed, dried, folded, and put away 482 towels (including a new one that says, "Life is Simple. Eat. Sleep. Swim."), washed a load of clothes (so my kid doesn't have to wear her bathing suit all day tomorrow... again), made dinner, and finally took a shower. And before I pass out, I figured I'd say hello.

Hello!

I'll be back tomorrow to catch up on all my blog reading, I promise! Hope your weekend was wonderful!!! XOXO

17 comments:

dizzblnd said...

WHEW! You exhausted me just reading about your rough weekend. I am glad you are back!Get some rest andjoin the rest of us in the rat race tomorrow.

Debbie said...

what a weekend! most impressive is how you caught up at your house when you got home! Can't seem to find the motivation to catch mine up!!!:) hope you get some rest!!!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

You are awesome! I would have arrived home and fell into my bed. End of story. lol

blognut said...

Welcome back! Well, sort of...

;)

SSP said...

welcome back!! I am back too, and trying to catch up with what's been going on.....i am impressed you were cognizant enough to type it out!!

She said...

Hey, how'd you get that photo of me?!

Glad you're back! I'm wicked tired myself!

Have missed you!

she

Mel said...

Heh! How funny is it that Ben is so lazy that he has to rest when he gets to the end of the yard, but somehow finds the strength to get a bag from a shelf, open it and eat everything in it. Priorities, I guess...

mo.stoneskin said...

Hope those 482 towels are somewhere safe, you wouldn't want them to become a dog's dinner.

Shanna said...

Wow! Now that's busy! Friggin' dog, you are very patient!

I hate folding towels....482 is a lot! ;)
Hope your week is fantastic!!

Comedy Goddess said...

Hello!

Protege said...

Wow, seems like a busy weekend.;)) But busy is good.;))
Love the picture, don't we all feel this way at times.;))
xo

Amy McMean said...

did he knock on the door to show you what he had done? or to let you know he needed more food. LOL.

sherri said...

I miss your daily postings and I miss your daily comments! More than you probably realize.

Pauline said...

Foraging dogs, chlorine scented saunas, hundreds of towels - glad to see you back in one piece!

Sam_I_am said...

Nothing is safe in my house, because of Narnia. Right now, it's eerily quiet and when I yell her name, she doesn't come. I'm afraid to go out there....

Glad your back. I've been away so I'll have to back read a bit to see where you went :-)

Jenners said...

Sounds like good training for your 3 day walk!

LMN said...

Oh gosh, can I relate to your day! Hope you survived it. Mine involved an exploding water heater, emergency replacement, multiple drying fans, etc, etc.

Oh yeah, and lots of money. That I don't have.

Uuughh. But at least we are now having 101 degree whether with lots of humidity. Real nice. :)


Which is why, despite being down a few pounds when I weighed this morning, I still went and bought doughnuts for the office! Oh well. :) I figure I'll sweat them off.