Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Please stop on by and give a hug or a cyber {hug} as the case may be to Miss Jessica. Or you can leave her a comment here. She has been my saving grace on more than one occasion and has now done it again.

Last night I left her with Zack so I could attend my first Al-anon meeting. (It went ok, I'll talk more about it later) When I left my house looked like it had been hit by two tornadoes. I have been so busy working on things for Jake and his counselor in the evenings that I have really let my housework slide.

I just pointed her in the direction of the chair (which was clean), handed her the remote and told her to just watch TV and ignore the mess. She assured me that she would be fine and I headed out for the meeting.

When I returned I thought maybe I had entered the wrong house. My kitchen was sparkling. All the dishes were done and I could see the counter tops and the table tops again. It would have EASILY taken me 4 hours to do what she completed in 1. (Jess says it's because I'm easily distracted)

Whatever the reason it allowed me to go to bed at 10:00 instead of 12:00 and it has allowed me to be at work, all day and not worry about getting home to clean since I'm going to be gone all weekend.

Sometimes a friend just sees what needs to be done and steps in and does it. I am eternally grateful to have several of those and last night it was Jess that stepped up to the plate. Thank you SOO much!! My sanity thanks you, my son's sanity thanks you, and my dogs thank you because I was so relaxed last night I let them come in and sleep in the air conditioning!!


stella said...

Glad to hear you went to an Al-Anon meeting. And Jessica, you truly are a blessing in disquise.

Kbreints said...

YEAH JESS!! She is so good!

Shane and Jessica Olson said...

Your very welcome!! That sort of stuff is easy for me to do!
It only took me maybe 40 minutes to tackle the kitchen.
Besides there was nothing on TV -Now if All My Children had been on then you would still be sitting amungst 13 tornadoes. :)
I would have been done in 30 minutes but I got a little distracted by the cuteness in the corner room upstairs! :) I could not pass up the one arm up - binky in his eye - smashed nose snoring bundle of Spikie-ness! **KISS**KISS**

OldMotherHubbardSharesAll said...

I've said it before - I want me a JESS!

I'm glad you have her to help! (if she's like I am it's easier to be up and doing what needs to be done than it is to sit and try to ignore the tornadoe's distruction!)

Kudos to you Jess!