Sneezing, Bacon and Shampooing

So, I’m not getting much done today. I already know this to be true, even though there is a large portion of the day in front of me. I just have no desire to do anything. I knew I wanted bacon for breakfast (I often want bacon for breakfast, but i rarely indulge. Mostly because it makes the stove really messy, and I hate figuring out what to do with the grease…), and I knew we have friends coming over at 6. But beyond that, I have no desire to do anything. There’s a new curtain rod to be hung, a garage to organize, a basement to organize, clothes to put away, two bathrooms to clean, cats’ nails to trim, shoes to sort, flowers to debud and trim, budgets to balance, Christmas lists to write, letters to mail, business trips to plan for, a kitchen floor to sweep and strawberries to slice. And all I can do is lay on the couch, browse friends’ blogs, and sneeze. Yep, sneeze. Because of allergies. I hate them. They are really bad this year. I am desperate for the first frost so I can stop being tormented. And to all of you who say, “No! Don’t wish summer away!!” Well, you sneeze literally 17 times in a row, and have your eyes swell up to double their size and then see how fun summer is. It’s not fun. Just one frost–that’s all I’m asking for. One frost, and then we can have some more warm days (don’t they call that an Indian summer? What does that mean anyway?) to satisfy all of our warmth longings. Just one frost…please.
We got a new couch. I love it! The cats peed one too many times (really, one time is too many, and they far surpassed that) on the old leather couches, so Erik had to destroy them and carry them out piece by piece. They reeked. But, now we have a new couch!! It’s great. I love it. It’s chocolate brown, is curved, and seats four easily. I’m so excited to sit on a couch without it crunching, to cuddle on a couch without having to hold my breath, and to feel free to invite friends to join us for movies! yea!
Erik is shampooing the carpets. Isn’t he an awesome husband? the amount of cat hair that is coming up out of the carpet is DISGUSTING. If I could go back, knowing what I know, would I still adopt these kittens? Hmmm…..sometimes I think no. And yet, these kittens have been our joy. They have seen us through this whole infertile journey. They have brought such joy and comfort…and yet they pee. Ugh. Life is full of such hard decisions.

So, anyway, I’m still not going to get anything done today. I’m sneezing too much, ate way too much bacon, but at least Erik shampooed the carpets!

About kristinlindeen

I am Kristin. I am Erik's wife. I am Joshua, Rebecca, and Andrew's mom. I am known nationally as the "QBQ! Daughter" and keynote on Personal Accountability and the QBQ. I am certified in Myers Briggs and am passionate about helping people understand themselves and others better. I am John and Karen's daughter. I am sister to many, mentor to some, friend to others. Most defining, I am Christ's daughter, adopted by God--rescued and saved by grace. And almost every single day, I need to be reminded of that truth. Come say "hi" at and of course, browse the blog! I'd love to hear from you, so comment away!
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4 Responses to Sneezing, Bacon and Shampooing

  1. You will have to tell me how you shampoo your carpets… I just get them professionally cleaned! But, I would LOVE to know how you guys clean them! 🙂

  2. Grammie says:

    You are a good hubby, Erik!!! I have to think you learned much of that from the awesome husband I have! I love clean carpets…not that Dad ever cleaned ours…but he did LOTS of other wonderful, helpful things for me…and still does! Thanks for sharing, Krisin…we are torn between wanting our flowers to live a little longer…or wanting that first FROST for dreaded allergies, too!!! Hope is it a good afternoon and evening with friends! Can't wait to visit and see the new couch!!! Enjoy!

  3. eriklindeen says:

    Yeah baby- I'm shampooing the carpets just for you!

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