Today was such a productive day in our household! I love those kind of days, where we just get all kinds of stuff done. The cats woke us up bright and early again. After I ate breakfast, I went to Lowe's to pick up a few things for around the house.
I got a shelf for our closet, because we have way too much crap in our room with nowhere to put it. Jerry wanted me to get a hose nozzle, so I picked up one of those. I bought a bunch of socket covers to replace the old ones. I also got a shelf to hang in front of my treadmill, so that I don't have to keep using the cat tree to hold my computer.
Remember this set-up?
It was a pain to have to move the cat tree back and forth every time I wanted to use the treadmill. So I decided to turn the treadmill around and face the wall, but hang a shelf on the wall for my computer.
When I got home, I figured I would just leave all of that stuff for Jerry to do; but he was working really hard in the yard, so I started replacing the socket covers.
Then I got really ambitious and decided to hang the huge shelf in my closet. It's six feet long, and required my using a drill (for some reason, it seems more impressive that I used a drill). It took me about an hour, but I hung it and it looks good. I worked on organizing everything in the closet.
Then I hung the shelf for the treadmill. It's nothing special; just a little shelf big enough for my computer. It's much better looking than the cat tree, though. ;)
Not the greatest picture, but you get the point. Estelle is going to be so mad that she won't be able to sit on the cat tree and swat at me while I'm running now. I still have to have Jerry turn the treadmill around so it faces the shelf. I'm probably going to be using the treadmill quite a bit this summer--when the kids aren't in school, I can't go for a run anytime I'd like. I still haven't found a TV show that has me completely hooked (to keep me entertained for marathon training), so I hope I can find something soon!
While I was doing all this in the house, Jerry was cleaning out the gutters, washing the cars, and giving the kids some chores to do around the yard. At around four o'clock, the kids were begging to go swimming in our neighbors' pool that they had just opened a few days ago, so we all went swimming.
I really don't like to swim, but the kids guilted me into it, so I finally took the tags off of the bathing suit I bought in December. I knew if I felt the water beforehand, I wouldn't get in, so I just jumped in. It was freezing! We made a whirlpool, mainly so I could move around a lot and warm up. Jerry spent most of the time taking pictures of himself with my phone, hahaha.
The kids were having so much fun we ended up staying home tonight instead of going to Jerry's parents' house like we'd planned.
When I was in Illinois at my sister's house, she got me hooked on miniature York Peppermint Patties. I bought a big container of them and put them in the fridge, and I haven't eaten many of them... until today. Since I was so busy around the house, I was walking past the fridge constantly, and I would grab one when walking by. I probably had 10-12 of them, and I didn't even really feel like I got to enjoy them!
Since we didn't get to do Pizza Friday yesterday, we did that today--which means I used up the majority of my extra PointsPlus for the week in one day, between the peppermint patties and the pizza. The pizza was really good though, and totally worth it. I'll just have to be kind of stingy with my PointsPlus for the rest of the week.
Tomorrow, my sister is going to be in town, so we're going to my parents' house to celebrate Noah's birthday. His birthday isn't until July 13th, but Jeanie won't be around then, and she wanted to be able to celebrate with him. I think my dad is going to be making his famous fried fish, so I'll probably either eat before I go, or bring something with me. If I hadn't eaten all those peppermint patties today, I could have planned for the fish! I ended up giving the rest of the container of peppermint patties to our neighbors, because I don't know if I can keep those in the house. Bummer.
The kids were way too excited to give Jerry his Father's Day gift, so we gave it to him today. We got him a charcoal grill, something he's been wanting for a long time. It was actually Noah's suggestion, and as soon as he said that, I knew it was the perfect gift. He was thrilled with it :)