1. I have a freaking cold. How did this happen? It's not horrendous although I felt somewhat rotten yesterday but I'm stuffed up, have a scratchy throat and feel ughish. I hate colds in the summer. DAMN.
2. Yesterday the boys were obsessively playing their Indiana Jones Lego Playstation game (is that a bizarre concept or what?). Ernie went to my mother's house (more on that later) and I was feeling pretty bad so I went to lay down upstairs and read. I heard the boys scurrying about but didn't really think twice about it. I was kind of amazed that they left me in peace but I wasn't going to question it. I heard Ernie come in and went downstairs only to hear "THERE SHE IS." The poor guys didn't know I was upstairs and thought they'd been left alone. Talk about making a mother feel TERRIBLE. Leo of course didn't say much but did look relieved. Owen however said it was very scary. He told me it was o.k. but please to tell him next time when I went upstairs. He said he'd tried to take care of everything—that he got Leo two glasses of water and some waffles (God forbid Leo do something for himself) and that he was thinking maybe they should go over to Ricky's house since they were alone. They were really shaken up. They thought we'd left them all ALONE. My babies. Even at bedtime Owen was reminding me to tell him next time I went upstairs. sigh.
3. My mother lives in a little old Victorian cottage. When they moved in about 7 years ago a couple of the ceiling were not in good shape and we had them replaced—I think it was part of the purchase negotiation. When Debbie was here recently my mother pointed out to us a couple of cracks in the kitchen ceiling. I sighed and said as soon as everything calms down we'll have someone out to look at it.
Yesterday Judi came over to visit. After she left the phone rang. It was my mother.
….part of the kitchen ceiling had fallen in. Could we get a fucking break here? She was o.k. but very, very shaken. Ernie was dispatched and went over and helped Judi clean it up, pull down anything that still seemed loose. Today they'll have to call and get someone over.
4. Other than that things are o.k. I'm going to go lay down and read again…..but I'll tell the boys first.