This just in: Keely at The Un-Mom promotes Randomness on Tuesday's. Oh, wait, it's been going on forever now, hasn't it? But it's a great way to empty your
rabid brain of worthless crap a myriad of interesting things in one felled swoop. It's catching on all over the blogosphere like a virus, so if you don't want to be left behind, you might want to hop on over to Keely's place and join in the random fun.
I survived the week with Hovering Hubby hovering last week. Sure I didn't get much blog-hopping done, but I was able to enjoy some reading throughout the blogosphere (albeit constantly interrupted), just not as much as I normally like to do. I'm pretty sure all that over-kill of hovering is why he seemed to forget what Mother's Day is about, you know treating the mother of your child like a queen...apparently my crown must have been misplaced somewhere.
It seems I need to re-train my hubby... On Mother's Day I was the first one up, the last one to bed, and I did all the cooking that day and even the load of laundry of his pile of clothes that he snuck into the hamper sometime during the day. It was just like any other 'normal' day. The way I look at it, this gives me license to be a slacker on Father's Day! (snicker!)
I really liked Jo from Under the Influence's post on Mother's Day wishing everyone a Happy Un-Mother's Day - if you didn't get a chance to read it, I've made it uber convenient for you to read HERE. I think she's on to something there - if it were changed to 'Un-Mother's Day', it might actually register with the hubby. Or it might just make him think it's Keely's day, being that she's the 'Un-Mom'.
Switching over to Verizon from Comcast hit a major hiccup last week, which meant I had to be on the phone with Verizon several times for excruciatingly long periods of time...well, if you're like me and don't like to chat on the phone (or be put on 'terminal ignore', aka 'hold') those 32 minute and 49 minute phone calls would feel excruciating to you, too. The 'going live with internet' portion of the whole switchover has now been moved to this Friday, but there's yet another glitch that needs to be tended to by yet another excruciating phone call today. That saga will earn it's own post later this week I'm sure.
Speaking of saga's, the saga of the Pit Bull is getting better - hubby went and talked with the neighbor again over the weekend to express his concerns about his dog hanging out in our yard and using it as his personal toilet. The neighbor apologized and promised to keep it under control, so I've only busted the dog 3 times in the past week depositing his crap by the Princess Nagger's slide. He gets a look of fear in his eyes and hightails it before I can return with the pellet gun, but not before he leaves his deposit. So one of those times I scooped up his deposit with some tree bark and flung it into the neighbors yard where it belongs. I'm not fessing up to the fact that I think some of the stinky stuff landed on a car that was parked over there in the back...
Speaking of that neighbor, both our properties sport very large, very old Maple trees - they're manificently huge and have been here for decades. The power company comes by once a year to trim the branches that might interfere with any electrical wires that run through both properties - we only have on offending 'junk' tree (not a maple) that they have to trim the branches off of, and since it drops offending pollen on our parked cars every year I told them to be as aggressive with cutting the branches as they like. They didn't get the hint and trim the whole tree, though, only the half closest to the smallish lines that run across our property to the neighbors house.
Apparently there are maple trees on the neighbor's property that the power company won't touch - they're behind some imaginary line of some sort. So the neighbor had his flat bed tow truck out next to the trees with a ladder precariously perched on top of the angled bed, trying to cut the branches that would soon interfere with his electrical wires. The tree won - a couple of the branches he cut hit the power lines and pulled them completely from the side of his house. There was a huge bang followed by some colorful cursing...unfortunately it all happened so fast before I could get out there with my camera, because really, that would have been quite the entertainment factor for the blogosphere. He had to have the power company come out and fix the faux pas on Mother's Day. Bet the worker's wives or mothers were a bit peeved about that.
Mother Nature thought it was a good idea to inundate us with rain for 8 days straight last week - first she gave us August weather in April, then April weather in May...I'll be curious to see what months she decides to juggle next. I do appreciate the fact that I haven't had to water anything and everything is blooming like crazy - I'm hoping that she'll give us a break long enough to let things dry out a bit so I can get some actual planting done...then she's free to turn on the waterworks again.
Feeling Random? Well, you're not alone. You can find all the cool Random People congregating over at Keely’s place. And don't forget to stop by Kelly the Neurotic Mom at her new home, Baby Boogers, she's Keely's cohort in crime for Random Tuesday Thoughts! Head on over to both places and spread some Random love. You'll thank me later. ;)