Hello Weekend Warriors! I am writing on time again! It has been a busy week, and well, it is your Sunday, but for me, it is Tuesday. I was off on Thursday and Friday instead of the weekend, this week. No wonder I am a little behind, with all the changes happening in my world!
I had a change at work that allows me to do something different. I am liking the change, and it came with a new schedule. I am still going to write this category on the real weekend, and likely recap my 2 days off, whenever they occur.
Thursday started slow. I had errands to run, but I got sidetracked, more than once. I have been participating in a jewellery brand makeover challenge, and I have a platform that I am constantly building. I have made some huge decisions this past week. I am going to save some of them for Treasure Seeker Tuesday, as they are better suited for that category.
My plans did not work out on Thursday. I was supposed to start cleaning for the big spring cleaning challenge on my weekend. I was supposed to get all the errands finished so that I could focus on cleaning Friday. As you might have guessed, things didn’t go as planned.
I was ready to start my errands in the late afternoon Thursday. I got in the car, and my first stop was to get gas. Which I did. I left the gas station, and the car was making a loud noise all of a sudden. It seemed to be related to the tires. It is winter, so I thought it may just be ice rubbing on a tire. I got to my next stop, and pulled into the parking lot, away from the other cars.
I got out of my car and started to look for the source of the noise. It was so loud, and I thought my car was going to shake itself apart! The driver’s side was OK. I walked to the other side.
I had my own screaming Kevin moment from Home Alone. I didn’t scream, but what I saw made me want to. The front tire on the passenger side was flat. Like a deflated balloon. Pancake style. My mind started racing. I was at a strip mall.
I asked the first person I saw for help. This man looked like he wanted to bolt, but something made him stop. He saw the shape that the tire was in, and realized I was in need of a rescue.
It was mild, he and I went through the trunk of my car, and found what he needed to change to the spare tire. This man worked with what I had, and thankfully, it wasn’t raining. He changed the tire. The car slipped off the jack before he was done, but the spare tire just needed to have the lug nuts tightened at that point. The Good Samaritan warned me to go straight home and to not drive more than 50KM/hr. I listened, of course.
When I got home, I left messages for the friend I was supposed to be visiting to let her know what happened, and that I would try again Friday.
Which I did. I brought coffee and made a visit with my friend at her Yarn store. It looks lovely. Every time I go there, I see a different layout, and there are beautiful colours of yarn everywhere I look. It was a good visit.
I ran my other errands and came home. I had a relaxing evening Friday night and started my work week Saturday morning. I think the weekend won this one. When I was sidetracked with the flat tire, my plans kind of deflated. Sometimes, you have to let the underdog win. Next weekend, it’s on again!
How was your weekend? Have you ever had a flat tire knock the wind out of your weekend plans?
I don’t have any “plans” this weekend. I am going to do that Bouncing of the House I didn’t do last weekend. I will catch up with a friend and maybe call another friend. This weekend I am going to be alone while the hubby is at work. Sometimes that is just what I need.
I will crank the tunes and get some things done tomorrow. I am happy to say he did some work around here this week, so it isn’t a total disaster waiting for me to have to do everything. It helps to have a partner with the chores, even if we work better in tandem than together on some projects.
I have to say it, and I don’t want to. I have had another generation of ants in the kitchen. I also want to put it out there that mint plants are needy divas. They are happy or parched or dying or perky. There is no happy medium, only the hour after they are watered, it seems. I am struggling to keep them alive, and losing the battle with one already. I need them to live to chase the bugs away. I have seen spiders and ants, so maybe it is not a reliable theory. It was worth a shot, though.
The problem with having a completely free weekend happens when I don’t have a reason to get the chores done. It is much more fun to procrastinate on the computer and binge watch TV all day. I know I am crawling out of bed in the morning to get the car. I have not decided if that will happen Sunday, or not. If I stay home, I don’t spend money. That is a good rule of thumb for me. I do have errands and so I need the car tomorrow. I don’t like being home without it if I don’t need to be. What if I need something? I need the car to go get it.
Then a whole other list of things happens, I blink, and the day is gone and I have nothing to show for it. So I think this weekend I will make a list. Sometimes that is the only way for me to stay on track.
I have one day of the Brand Story Challenge I have participated in all week left. It is over on Saturday, and I am looking forward to trying to put it all together. There are prizes, and I feel like I am putting myself out there, much like I do here, and just going for it. It may not seem like I am working hard at this if you don’t know me, but there are parts that are shared publicly and parts that are just for you and the members of the challenge. So I have been sharing it all in the closed group. I feel like if I put it all out there, maybe I have a chance to win something. I can work hard, and hope. I am trying to get below my outer layer and see what I am hiding inside that can help propel me forward. It is making me think about things differently, and that is OK.
With Sunday morning there came a lack of sleep, due to humidity and some inspirations! I have just filmed my first ever Facebook live video and created a scavenger hunt for the first contest I have ever launched for Tish’s Treasures. I am really hoping it steps up my entrepreneurial game, and I am already planning my next contest!
I did get the car Sunday too. I spent too much time trying to get in a nap, so this is causing my posting here to be late. I have had so much to do, but my body needed to rest up before the dreaded Monday appeared. (Oh no! It’s here!)
There was a bonus round for the Brand Story Challenge. It is not quite ready, but will be shared all over the place really soon!
I am going to leave a link for my first Facebook Live Contest video HERE! It is open to anyone that completes the requirements. If you enter, best of luck to you! There is a prize!
I am feeling drained after this weekend. Humidity is not nice when you are unable to sleep through it. I got a lot done, though, so I am calling it a draw…today was not as productive as it could have been. How was your weekend?
Egads! I am up REALLY early on a Saturday morning. There must be a reason. Oh yes, there is. A friend wanted to go Yard Sale Shopping today. It is a bit rainy, so we may not do a lot of that, but we have errands, and he doesn’t have a car. I am trying to make more time for my friends, as they are important in my life.
As soon as we are done, Operation Spring Cleaning is going to be completed. I am expecting guests this month, starting tomorrow! I will still have some to do, but today will be the day for the final push. I need to be ready. My parents are coming, and I have not seen them in two years. I am over the moon excited to see them.
I have a plan. I thought it up when I was supposed to be sleeping last night. I will start in the guest room, then the bathrooms. After that, the floors will need cleaning. All of that will take time, and I hope I have more time when I finish all of the chores I have for today.
My Makeup Blog story is in the draft phase. In the next 2 weeks, I plan to publish it. I know it has been taking a really long time for this, but I am writing it without pictures. When I have everything organized after cleaning the Master bedroom, I will then have a place for all of my new makeup, and then I can try it out. See, I DO have a plan, and I have been buying bits and pieces of organization supplies along the way. Maybe today I will find something to help with that.
I wanted to write this early this weekend so I can focus on what I need to do. I am taking on this weekend with a full, running start, and fueling myself with coffee. Lots of coffee.
I hope you are all having a productive, fun-filled, happy weekend! I am going to give it my all, and then some. What are you doing this weekend? What do you do to prepare for guests that visit? Let me know! Maybe I can learn something new!