This is Shawn.
He and Michelle are dating. Shawn is also the father of a six year old boy named Aiden, and he was to have Aiden for the weekend. So, Shawn volunteered to meet Michelle and Bella at the park and take Bella for the day. He took the two kids around the park for a while and then got them some lunch and then they went to Aiden's baseball game. Michelle was hoping to get to the game, but by the time she finished up the game was over. Anyway, Shawn had the two kids for the day and I had the day to myself! He may be wearing a tiara in the picture (courtesy of Isabella) but in my book he's a real prince.
So, what did I do with myself all day? Well, first I ironed all of the clothes that had been stacked up waiting to be ironed. For some reason whenever anyone is home and I want to iron, someone says 'Don't do that now, come sit.' so I never seem to get it done. Got it all done. Next I spent about two hours cleaning my bedroom, really cleanig it. I love it when I can really dedicate time like that to cleaning instead of just giving it a cursory once over. Next up was the living room. Now something had really been bothering me in that room all week. Every time I went in there I smelled something, but I couldn't find the source of the smell. I kept thinking that one of the dogs had fouled themselves or it was stinkbugs or something, but I just couldn't find it. Well, I was bound and determined to find the source of the smell and find it I did. Any guesses?
If you guessed an unfound Easter Egg you would be right! It was between a large plant pot and the plastic lining of the basket that the potted plant sat in. The egg was liquified and stuck to both the pot and the plastic and smelled so bad that when I picked it up the dogs went running outside! What a mess that was to clean up. How did we not know it was missing in the first place? Well, Michelle and Timmy hid the eggs and before we were able to get downstairs, the dogs were down there and had taken some of the eggs but we didn't know how many they had taken. So, when we couldn't find any more, we thought we had gotten them all. The egg that I found was hidden between the plant and the basket and must have been bumped and fallen down to the bottom of the basket and somehow gotten jostled enough to get underneath the potted plant! Go figure. Next year it's plastic eggs all the way!
I finished cleaning the plant up and the rest of the living room, cleaned the foyer floor and the powder room, the kitchen and then made fresh banana nut bread because I had a few over ripe bananas. It was just a really nice day! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I even scrapbooked a little bit and got in a quick nap. Amazing what you can do in a day!