Weekend Warrior #47

Weekend Warrior #47

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?

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Weekend Warrior #47

Weekend Warrior #8

Happy Easter 2017!  I am having a quiet day, having no children myself, and recovering from The Head Cold 2017 has been my priority for the last 2 days.  I am finally feeling like doing things again today, which is great!  I will be taking it slow, but working in the kitchen is on my list of things to do.

I am happy to say that the overthinking portion of what to rearrange in my kitchen has reached completion in my mind, this morning.  I will be moving things around in my kitchen over the next few days, as I have Monday and Tuesday off this week.  I had some vacation time left to use up, and I will be taking a few days here and there in the next couple of months to help me get a jump start on what I need to finish my spring cleaning.  I am really excited to work in my kitchen today, knowing that I have a plan!

That is a key point for me.  Having a plan.  I have been planning and planning in my mind on what to move where.  I did this with my counter tops a few weeks ago, when I set up my Coffee Station Complete! project.  I have to figure out how to move things around in my mind before I do it because when I am in the middle of a project, improvisation is a possibility, but having to reverse all the work because I didn’t plan the project properly is not acceptable.  Double the work without the task being accomplished is just not an option for me.  So with that in mind, I will move forward with the kitchen today.

The plans I have will not be finished in one day.  That is why I am glad I have the extra days this week to continue working on it.  Once I have everything rearranged, then I can work on cleaning the top of the cupboards, empty all of them and put things back when I have cleaned inside each cupboard, and work my way to cleaning the floors.  I will have to dust my pantry and shuffle some things around as I figure out new ways to place everything in my kitchen all over again.  My fridge was cleaned earlier this year, and it is in need of a touch-up, but that will not be as much of a chore this time around.

The ultimate goal is to have a picture worthy kitchen that is clean, organized, and functional.  I want to hang up my new kitchen decorations and be able to really enjoy them! I want to be proud of the final result and move on to the rest of the house. The living room is in progress.  My office corner in the living room is an unorganized disaster and will need a few days to complete.  I have been puttering, but no real progress has been made there, yet.  The Master bedroom and guest room are works in progress.  The Master Bathroom is in desperate need of time and effort, and that will not wait much longer.  The Main bathroom is in decent shape, and the Man Cave is not on MY list. It will all happen, it just needs time and for me to be really focused on the end goal.  Finishing on or before July 1, 2017.

What are you working on this weekend?  Are you celebrating Easter with Joy?  If you are spending time with family and friends, that is just as important as my plans to move forward with my spring cleaning.  I stopped last weekend to recharge.  I spent the last 2 days fighting a really horrible head cold.  I am ready to start cleaning again, and I have the time I need to work on it.  Have a Happy Easter, Weekend Warriors!

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