I had a plan today. First, I ventured upstairs (gasp!) into kidville to do a little cleaning up. Those who know me well will be amazed by this. Upstairs is not a place I visit often! After I had cleared out dirty clothes, trash & dishes (dishes??? what were they doing up there??? don't ask), I remade Leigh Anne's bed (hey she's only been gone for a month!) and cleaned her room up real nice so company can stay in there next week! That didn't take long, honestly, as she has taken everything back to Arizona with her & no longer considers herself a resident of this household (sob!).
After I completed this, and a couple loads of laundry, emptied the dishwasher & cleaned up the kitchen, I rewarded myself with lunch out with a friend (and a stop at the post office, keep your eyes open for your prize Beth!). Then zoomed back home. Next up? SEWING! Oh & some ironing as the shirts were beginning to pile up.
I plugged in my iron, turned my ipod to one of my favorite podcasts & prepared to set to work. But alas, when I returned to the ironing board, the iron was COLD. The light was OFF. This. is. bad. Unplug iron, replug. Nothing. Fiddle with buttons. Nothing. Plug into a different plug. Nothing. Dang. This does not fit with today's plan, now does it? Sigh.
Phone rings & I take an unplanned trip to Ally's school with meds & a pep talk. Hmmm as long as I'm out, I might as well go get a new iron, right? I mean, it would be silly not to. Right? The nurse & Ally suggested a pink iron. Well! You won't believe what I found! I think it's very cheerful & it works great. I'd show you a picture of the wrinkled shirt pile, but they are all neatly ironed! Hooray! So, I had a little detour today but was still productive. Whew! All is not lost.