Today I temped fate. I had multiple errands to run. Usually my kids can get through one. One outing per day is all I am allowed. But this week is packed full of fun and other stuff. So today I had to (a) Pick up my Pampered Chef order. (b) Hit Love Bug Baby in search of baby shower delight. (c) Run to "the pretzel store," aka: Sam's Club. (d) Pick up a load of Beanie Babies for twin entertainment- and possibly amusement during a possible roadtrip in a couple months. (e) Make a trip to my Mom's house along the way.
People, I am astonished to tell you, I did all of the above. The girls were pleasant! They got in and out of their carseats with nary a complaint! They were quiet and obedient in the store! It was awesome.
So during naptime, I decided to tackle THE TREE. This tree has beef with me- and it's personal. It is slowly trying to eat our house... and the husband's car that is often parked in the driveway. I don't know how this tree would survive in the wild without me butchering it every so often.
I hope the garbage guys will take all those branches that I loosely tied together with a bit of rope... and the bags of branches too.
I think I'm ready to admit to myself that I am allergic to this Mesquite tree. Because every time I trim it, I break out in hives. Tonight has proved this theory as I'm all red and itchy... and completely covered in hives.
I hate that tree. I really do.