While cleaning up Christmas decorations (yes, I know it is the end of January...but this is how we roll) in the formal living room, I find the pug has soiled the carpet. Argh! He is not even allowed in this room but it appears he had creeped past the pet fence and used our tree, ornaments, and "easy cleanup bag" as his own "indoor plumbing"! Yet another set back. I take off all the homemade items, glass balls, lights, and garland, bag the dry fir, and drag it out the front door. The Little Chef and Little Leaguer use the hose of the vacuum (which is still in working order) to suck up all the pine needles that escaped as I wrestled the thing out of the house.
Once all that is finished, I sit down for a quick bite to eat before shepherding the kiddos out to the car to shuttle us off to our extracurricular activities. My window of opportunity is closed to complete any items on my list. Though I would not call today a total bust, it definitely was not what I had planned...at all.
This is the day that the Lord has made;let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24 ESV)