Ceiling Fans, Water Woes, and Liam

We had a nice but uneventful Easter. I hope you had a nice one as well. I was able to wear a blouse I bought several years ago but couldn’t wear (it was so disappointing) until just this Sunday! God is so good. I had tried it on two weeks ago and still didn’t like the way it fit. I asked God to help me be able to wear it on Easter and He did! :) Yay!!!

Sean treated us to dinner at IHOP after Sunday morning services. I like to eat there because there is so much I can eat legally. It really is easy to eat out if you are not afraid to ask them to make your food the way you want it. I got the Philly Cheese Steak without the bun and had them put cheddar cheese instead of American. I also got a side of broccoli with bacon and cheddar. :) Yum. Oh, I got mayonnaise too. There are lots of omelets you can get there and still eat Keto.

We visited with family at my parent’s home. Brian and Lauren came with Liam. I shared him with the others there because I knew that he was coming over one day this week and would spend the night. We had a good visit with my youngest sister, her family, and my parents.

Here’s a picture of me, my momma, and my baby sister, Tracie.

Easter ~ Lifeofjoy.meAnd here is one Mom took of Michael, Sean, Tiffany, and I.

Easter2 ~ Lfieofjoy.meI love that blouse!!!!! And I really like the one Michael is wearing too! Okay, I like all of our tops! :D

We got home and we had a light dinner. I made myself busy on my computer and before long it was past time to go to bed! I’ve gotten so accustomed to coming home right after church and having the rest of the day and the evening that once I started working on my computer, I lost track of time.


The guys got the bedroom ceiling fans up this past weekend as well. Michael keeps forgetting as he is getting into bed and turns it off. We have yet to attempt sleeping with it and not our box fan. The fans have really helped in Sean and Tiffany’s rooms.

Fan Installation ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Thankfully, we got the air conditioner fixed yesterday! It’s to the point that it needs some kind of freon or something in it every year. It’s going to need replaced before too long, I think.


We woke up Monday morning to a conspicuous lack of water! It has been a tough week! Something happened to the district water. Some people started to get a trickling on Wednesday but of course, not our area.

It did rain some on Monday, so I set out some big bowls and pots to collect some water. I also asked Michael to bring home some 5-galloon buckets full of tap water from in town, so we could flush toilets and have some necessary water.Rain water collection ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Did I say it’s been a tough week? Yes, it has. You don’t realize how much you turn on the spigot or how much you use and rely on water. My laundry is horrifically backed up; it’ll probably take a couple days of solid washing to get it all done once it finally comes back on.

We had Mount Dishmore around here too. The first day you don’t do the dishes because you’ve filled the dishwasher and surely the water will be back on tomorrow. Then the next day you are out of space in the dishwasher and surely it will be back on later in the afternoon, so you stack the dishes.

On day two, in the afternoon, I gave in and washed up some of the dishes but definitely not the ones in the dishwasher. We ended up with too much soap and our rinse water got soapy. Ugh! Novice!

Finally on day four, there are no more clean dishes or flatware; there are way too many cups and glasses dirty. I finally broke and put on a pot of water to boil. After that Michael helped me wash the dishes, since he was home. I had a pot with hot water and ladle to rinse the dishes and then I dried them and put them away. Thankfully I did have some dishwashing training and sorted all my dishes. Then we started with glassware, then flatware, and worked our way through the plates. In about 30 minutes we had all the dishes cleaned and put away. It felt really good to have it done.


Of course the post would not be complete without sharing pictures of Liam’s visit this week. :) Unfortunately, the pictures didn’t all turn out that great but I’m still glad I’ve got them, even in their sorry state. ;)

I just love the look he’s giving here.

Cuteness ~ Lifeofjoy.me

This one had me cracking up the whole time he was here. :D It’s like he’s saying, Whatchya’ doin’ Grandma?

Smirk ~ Lifeofjoy.meAnd then he got tickled.

Giggly ~ Lifeofjoy.meWe sure do enjoy this little fella! I’m glad they let us babysit.

Well, that’s enough from me for this week. I sure hope my water comes back on today!

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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