The house was at sixes and nines after the drywall work of the night before. The refrigerator had food needing prepped so as not to be wasted. I woke up a tad discouraged with so much to do. So, I ignored the mess in the house and got busy with other stuff. I got caught up on stuff. Jessie requested French Toast so French Toast she got. We had a particularly good day of school. Jessie’s brother called with some questions about college in the Spring, so we did extensive research on that. By ignoring the house stuff that cried for attention, we actually had a very good day and got a lot done. Sister came in the evening. I made stuffed mushrooms by the dozens (8oz cream cheese, 1lb cooked, crumbled sausage, eight pieces crumbled bacon, 1 cup parmasean cheese. Fold together. Stuff mushroom caps. Cook at 425 for 10-15 minutes). I made peanut butter blossoms. In the meantime, sister got 90% of the cleaning done. It was marvelous. Seldom in life does one get to put off and avoid something that needs doing only to find that it got done without any personal effort. We went to bed about 10:30pm. The day ended with things like Bible, prayer, and Taps.
Blessings: I enjoy cooking. Getting resolution to some of brother’s college planning. All of sister’s amazing help. A great day of school. Dancing with Jessie to the song, “A Joyful Heart”
P.S. A family friend was supposed to come in the night, so we left the door unlocked. Unfortunately, they weren’t here by morning, or so we thought. We had accidentally locked the door and they were forced to sleep in the car.
P.S.S. I finally gave up on Simon the cat’s unsociability. I brought his box upstairs (with him in it), and closed the basement and bedroom doors. Like it or not, Simon was forced to stop ignoring us. Occasionally, I would scratch his ears. Other than that, we ignored him and he stared at us. When sister came, she put him in her arms and cuddled him. He acted like he hated it and purred. After the “you can’t ignore us therapy,” Simon is a new cat. Now, he regularly acts like he’s ignoring us only to demand we notice him. Sly devil.