Thursday, June 03, 2010

Oops! I've done it again...

Gotten too tired, that is. I could chronicle the day, but I will just give you a little bit (because it is too boring) - I got up at 4 - to make a pie. I stuck it in my new oven while I went for a run... when I got home and smelled something from the street, I knew that wasn't a good sign... my entire house was full of smoke (no smoke detectors were activated - I must address that this weekend) and the pie was burnt. Approximately $20 worth of berries to waste! And I had to go to a pie shop and purchase an $18. pie. All this for a friend's birthday lunch at work today. It WAS a lovely lunch though.

When I finally got home at the end of the day, all ready to eat and go to bed - instead I saw maybe 20 men, none of whom spoke one word of English, installing a new roof on my house. I called and ordered it yesterday - they told me they would order the materials and call me to schedule. Hmmm. I think that didn't exactly work out that way. I was able to hang out at my neighbors house until they were done. But I now have a new roof.

And the little rose that got badly mangled by the mudjacker got even more mangled by the roofers. Why do worker men have to step on rose bushes? I cut the bud (see above) that was hanging limply, and put it in a vase. The rest will either survive or not. I think maybe I am not meant to have that rose bush.

Oh, this all sounds like I am complaining. I am not really. I am just too tired again. I wanted so much to go to bed early and read for an hour or so.

Tomorrow is Friday which means that I go to church at 6:30 a.m., and get to work early. I have a super important conference call at noon - the medical director and hospital director will come to my office to participate in it with me. I really enjoy these things. Then a meeting tomorrow evening. And a weekend. yay.

Yay. Yay. Yay.

It is all so good.

Thank you God.


dAAve said...

I love the smell of a new roof.

Ooops. I meant fresh bread baking in a bakery.

Andrew said...

It's the small deals that can trip us up I have heard. You do know how to deal with life's little bumps.

Mark W. said...

Broken shoelaces... I understand :~)

Tired. I understand tho' it's been a long time since I got up that early, thank God!

Syd said...

It sounds as if you will need the weekend. I am loving my new schedule--I go into work when I want to and then leave when I want to. It is awesome. I have statistics lectures for next week so I've been in every day. Not exactly "retirement" but still enjoyable. Today I'm taking the day "off".

Anonymous said...

Why DO worker men step on rose bushes? I have mine tied up with an old flannel pajama top while the deck is being built.

That should be one delicious pie! What a bummer.

I hope you get some much needed rest over the weekend under your brand new roof.

Trailboss said...

Mary, there is no excuse for workers to walk all over your plants and disrespect you like that. I would contact the roofer and see what he/she has to say about this. From years of working in the insurance field this is NOT accepted and should be reported.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

God be with you and give you rest and blessings!

Evelyn said...

What a day!

I just cannot imagine being IN a house while the roofing is being done. I'm getting mine replaced soon, and I guess my pets and I will have to go be somewhere else. But, where, oh where, can I take 2 cats and a dog????

Have a nice, restful weekend!