Saturday, May 30, 2009

What a beautiful day!

My day so far:

Went to the gym and worked out.

Watched my grandson win his division in the Forest Festival kids fun run.


Lunch from Miako Teriyaki.

The sun is shining and it's beautiful outside!

All in all, not a bad first half to the day. Even if our water isn't working, the cat is sick, and the hubby is off to another track meet.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Laundry, laundry!

It's laundry, tag-team style!

My daughter starts four loads and heads for work.

I switch them to the dryers, then fold them when I get the time.

She picks them up and the kids put them away.

One of the many benefits of working at a laundromat!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Pavilion

Want to know the best thing about owning a banquet/catering facility?

A free venue for your daughter's wedding? hmm, that's good, but not it...

A huge big-screen tv and surround sound with lots of room for your friends to watch the super bowl? not bad, but nope, not that either...

Use of matching dishes, glasses and chargers for Christmas dinner at your house...
nice, but nope...

The BEST thing...leftovers from catered dinners!

Prime rib two nights in a row...oh yea!!

Monday, May 11, 2009


The hubby and I are planning a trip to Europe in 3 years. Our hope is to attend the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where, hopefully, two of the athletes he coached in high school will be running. We are hoping to be gone for about a month, visiting various other locations, also. (Thinking Paris, Spain, Germany...)

How are we funding this trip? Airline miles and hotel rooms garnered by use of our credit card...we have over 300,000 points waiting to be used. The hubby uses the credit card for EVERYTHING, then pays it off every month. If we could just get the county to let us pay our property taxes with it!

Spending money? lol...believe it or not I find approximately $1.00 in change at the laundromat every day I work. Money in dryer vents...washing machine drains...over the course of the four years that we will have been planning this trip, I figure I will be able to save approximately $1,000. I clean all the change out of my pockets and wallet every night and throw it in a jar. Amazing how much money people leave in their clothes!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!

This is for you of the best mamas I know:

p.s. I haven't stopped laughing since I first saw this!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Whass up!

What I've been up to lately:

Took one of the granddaughters with me and went to Oregon to visit "Big" Grandma and Grandpa for a couple days. Thoroughly enjoyed my time with her. Crafts with Big Grandma, new shoes and a pedicure! How fun! :)

My beloved pink laptop broke. Major bummer. The screen cracked while granddaughter was watching a movie on the way home from our trip to Oregon. The good news is it looks like it's going to be replaced by the manufacturer. Yea!

Finished cleaning the "grandkids room". (Not that they EVER sleep in there!) What a chore that was! Now onto the guest room. I've sorted and washed almost EVERY article of clothing my son owns that are stored in the closet in that room. All that's left is to repack them, then give the room a thorough dusting and vacuuming. I'm hoping to sew a quilt for that bed, but have to get my sewing machine fixed first. In the meantime, the old comforter that's on the bed will do. Funny how my daughter's hand-me-down bedding always seems to last me for years!

I started cleaning out MY closet a couple months ago, but never finished. Once the guest room is done, it's next on my list. Then onto the formal living room, which is actually being used as my craft and sewing room. It's also a work-in-progress. I cleaned out my desk...deposited everything onto the floor...and there it sits. What a disaster!

My hopes of planting a garden this year are fading fast. The greenhouse, which has never been used for anything other than storage, but which I had big plans for this year, collapsed under the weight of all the snow we had this winter. Work is demanding a lot of my time, and there isn't much left for any other projects except the ones listed above.

My lilacs are blooming away, which I'm pretty surprised about. We did a major pruning on them last fall and I didn't expect to get many flowers this year. We actually have more than usual! Guess that pruning did them good!

Happy Mother's Day to my dear, sweet mom. Love you tons!