Yesterday, one of the kids had a doctor appointment. I expected it to take ten minutes. It did… after we waited in the exam room for an hour waiting for the doc. Why couldn’t we have stayed in the waiting room for that hour, where there was a train table and a plethora of toys? I’d halfheartedly attempted to get childcare for the un-involved children, but when that wasn’t working out easily, I opted to take everyone with me. Everyone was instructed to keep their backsides against the wall on the floor, but by the end the squirming would indicate their tile floor was less than cushy on said backsides. Ugh. On an entirely different note, there was a tv in the room. My children now know who Rachel Ray is, and what a frittata is, and that wedges are a top buy for shoes this season. Proud momma moment, right here.
Today we drove an hour and a half, the boys modeled for Bass Pro for half an hour, and we drove another hour and a half home… picking up a momma cat from a friend on the way home. We now own another (barn) cat. That makes two, but, male and female… likely not two for long! Maisie is tied up and the cat just finally made her way out of the tree she climbed impressively fast when Maisie went after her. Ugh.
In other news, I have, for the past five weeks in a row, picked up all the tiny pieces of the newspaper they through on our driveway weekly. Maisie. Last night she not only shredded the paper for me, she found a Bud Light can in the ditch and brought that up for me too. Oh, and she chewed the cord completely off of my new steam mop before I even got to try it out. She brings rotten food from the scrap pile to the front porch regularly… love that. After the rain storm a few days ago, she brought me a fish. Two days in a row, she caught a fish. Where she caught that, I have no idea. The closest water is a good quarter mile away.
Maisie may not be long for this world. My word, that dog is driving me crazy – so I did the only sane thing and added another animal to the mix.