Thursday, March 12, 2009

Summer/Winter Break with Steak

This is spring break week but you would never guess it. No spring like weather here. The first half of the week was in the mid 80's and yesterday a cold front came through bringing rain, rain and more rain.

After taking 5 year old to the after-hours clinic on Sunday afternoon (she has a cold with cough), the 12 year old and I headed to the old house. Vileman was working out-of-town until Wednesday, so the 12 year old and I stayed until Tuesday afternoon packing up all our items for storage.

We arrived Sunday night at 8:30 and I immediately went to work while the boy watched television. I was so pumped about packing, that I didn't stop until 4:00 am.

By Tuesday, almost everything was boxed and labeled. I didn't have time to get to the stuff in the garage, nor go through all the Christmas decorations, but it will just have to wait until the next opportunity, probably when I go back at the end of the month with a U-haul truck to pick up everything for storage.

Tuesday before lunch, 12 and I loaded up the mini-van (thank goodness for stow and go seats) with all the donated stuff to drop off at Purple Heart. We had a van full and it felt so good to just donate that stuff and not try to have a garage sale.

After our lunch, we loaded up the van with a few items to take home with us. When packing up the cooler with some water, I peeked in vileman's freezer (technically my refrigerator/freezer) and saw he had two, thick T-bone steaks. Mmmm. 12 year old loves steak.

I threw them in the cooler and left a note in the freezer for vileman saying "thanks for the steaks".

The 12 year old and I thought that was so funny.

14 comments:

LG said...

That's great! I love the steak story and if he complains -- you can always say, "My son loves steak -- I can't believe he'd deny our son MEAT!" (Hee hee!)

Good job with the packing and the donating! You go girl!

Hanlie said...

I think that's pretty funny too!

How do you know when he's going to be out of town?

Honi said...

ahhh commiting Steakery .. very good.. :-)

Cammy said...

And life moves on...

Good for you for taking care of it all. I hope you're also taking good care of yourself, and steaks are a good start. :)

Laura N said...

Oh that had to feel good, taking those steaks. You are a rock, girl. Way to keep it together.

And spring? Oy, where did it go. It didn't get above freezing here today. With daffodils blooming. I want the 70s back.

Cindy...154 said...

I am glad you got more stuff and you and your son got a giggle about the steak. I am so glad you and your kids can heal from it all. My kids just started spring break and it is freezing out. In fact I had a fire going tonight...

Patience said...

Too bad he didn't have some money stashed in the freezer! That mighta been more fun than even steaks!! (I might have just cleaned out the freezer. Totally.)

Jill said...

Mmmm...steak. And steak stolen from vileman? Supreme!!

You are full of awesome.

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

You made me laugh out loud taking the steaks. ;)

Helen said...

I'm laughing at the steak story too...you go, girlie! :-)

Michelle said...

mmmm...steak! :D I give you 5 gold stars for taking the steak!! lol

Lora said...

Way to go with the steaks!

Your spring break is earlier than ours....we have almost a month to go.

sharla*** said...

Me too!

Son is on spring break this week but daughter's isn't till the week before Easter-crazy!

So glad you got everything packed and ready to go!

Vickie said...

busy week???