At Home with Christie – This Wasn’t One Of Those Weekends…


Christie Mahany
Christie Mahany

Right now, writing this, it’s late Sunday night and I’m hiding out in my bathroom.

My kids are asleep, my husband’s asleep, and the dogs are asleep… I didn’t check on the fish, but let’s assume they’re all tucked into their watery bed, too. I’m simultaneously exhausted and still wide awake thanks to the cherry cola I had on the two and a half hour ride home from my parents house. I know, pop is bad for me, blah, blah, blah… But when I have two kids and two dogs in tow and nobody slept well the night before, I tend to stock up on the sugar.

Anyway, you know how sometimes all of the stars align and everything runs just perfectly? Yeah… This wasn’t one of those weekends…

It all started earlier in the week when I noticed my car was making a noise. I made plans to go back home to get a wheel bearing replaced (thank goodness for handy brothers). I had three houses to show to some very nice first-time home buyers on Saturday and then we would head out right after.

Road Trip!
Road Trip!

Fast forward through the car ride (I always wish I could do that in real life) and we’ve gone through six mini bags of potato chips, three cups of water, blocked the puppy from the front seat repeatedly, had a mystery puker (I’m guessing the little dog) and..nobody…has…slept…so we’ve sung all the good songs from Frozen and have moved on to the soundtrack from Pitch Perfect. Don’t judge me, I’ve see you singing along.

By the end of the day I’ve learned that not just one but TWO wheel bearings are bad, I’ve got two overtired kids, and my poor babysitter isn’t well.

But by the time I finally got home tonight, everything was better. Or at least manageable. We all survived just fine . My tires were fixed. Everybody slept on the car ride home. I don’t have any pressing appointments tomorrow and I can work around nap times. And I got to see stars in the night sky. I’ve missed seeing the stars lately. It wound up being pretty okay.

Huh. Maybe it is closer to being one of those weekends after all.

P.S. Weather is warming up, so make sure you’re keeping an eye on your gutters and downspouts. With as much ice buildup as we’ve seen lately, you’ll always want to make sure the water is staying outside where it belongs and not sneaking inside. Now is a great time to check attics, crawl spaces and basements for leaks that weren’t there before.

At home, Christie

About Christie Mahany:

Christie Mahany
Christie Mahany

On any given day I’m a full time real estate agent, momma and chief wrangler of two kids and two dogs, married to a guy who essentially hunts and fishes for a living, and happy residing on the outskirts of Erie, PA. Sometimes I fool myself into thinking I have superpowers, except my cape is usually in the laundry…I hope. It’s all in a day’s work.

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