Friday, February 29, 2008

Final Remodel update

Okay the inside is finally done!!
Carpet was placed on Friday and we have finally put everything back and surveyed the damage. Even after blue-taping my corners I have touch-up to do.
Carpet guys are never nice to painted walls.
So after much ado about something here it is......
"Sweet Boy" tearing out the carpet

The whole in the wall from the piano lid - long story, much frustration.

My beautiful piano in the hall after the wall trauma.

Living Room done - it looks so good.
"Sweet Boy's" room done.

The best part is that sign finally in the yard!!
If you want to see more, check out our MLS listing at

Thursday, February 28, 2008

4th Grade

Do you ever wish that you could go back in time and repeat Elementary school?

I remember Miss Reeve, my 2nd grade teacher. She was so wonderful and had the biggest Ostrich Egg on her desk. She had been everywhere and knew everything and all us girls wanted to be just like her someday. Well "the Drama Queen" has such a teacher for 4th grade. She is so fun and I volunteer in there as much as I can cause I have so much fun.

Today the kids made origami letters to people in the class.
(this is "the drama Queens' letter to me - aww!)
I helped the kids fold them and during recess Miss H censored them. We found that a certain BOY in the class got more then enough letters and who wants to be left out. So she asked me to write letters to those that had not recieved them. What a blast that was! Thank goodness I have been in there and so I know the kids so I was able to write things about them that made it personal, not just "Hey dude, you rock!" Which I am not even sure is hip anymore. But it was fun and I am sure that some have figured out that it was me, but I don't care.

The point is that the kids are having such a great time learning, that there are days that I want to put on my backpack, grab my paper sack full of PBJ with the crust cut off and go learn again, all the things that I have forgotten; but mostly to just have a day, where I am not responsible for anything more than 4th grade - what a relief that would be.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Remodel update

Fireplaces, something that I have never had in a home before became my bane in life. What to do with my bland looking fireplaces. When we bought this house it was white on white. Not to say that I do not like white; white snow, white ice cream, white base boards but white house - NO! (those of you who know me, know that I live in a very colorful world). So the first order of business was to paint walls and bring some color into this blah house. But what to do with the fireplaces. Here is what I did.
I like the finished product and it really helps to bring the house into the current decade and not the 1970's brass & glass phase of which all our lighting fixtures and closet doors were made of. Needless to say those same doors gave the kids nightmares and were quickly disposed of the first week here.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday, Yipeee.......

Am I the only one that delights in Friday?
I like knowing that I will finally have "the man" around to help hold down the fort.
I like knowing that I do not have to keep saying, "5 more minutes" till my kids walk out that door heading to school.
I like knowing that for 2 days I do not have to think about their homework, typing schedules, nutritious lunches and if they have clean clothes.
I like Friday cause I know that I have to go to work - yes I like work - and that I get 10 hours to myself doing something that I love and that I really get koodo's doing, (they love me).
So,...........that is why I love Friday's!!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentines' Day

For the last 12 years, I think that "the Man" has felt that V-day is just that; a day that he always gets in trouble. Over the years he has done a fanstastic job, but some years....let's just say that I was not "romanced". So I have taken to not talking too much about the dreaded day so that he will not feel it is another day set up for men to fail, especially him. I have also learned that I just need to tell him what I want, no more beating around the bush and hoping that he gets the idea. So Monday night I tell him that I really just want a nice letter or card from him (he is really a wonderful writer) and maybe some flowers if he is feeling generous. Straight forward and honest.
So here it is Wednesday, less than 24 hours from the DREADED day and I already have recieved my wish. Not only did he think ahead and order 3 weeks ago, he didn't want me waiting to get them so had them delivered early so I could enjoy them NOW!!!! What a guy! I think that FINALLY after almost 13 years together, he has gotten V-day down.

Monday, February 11, 2008


So I was wondering what my personality is and the results are in - my true color is Yellow!

"You're yellow, the color of joy and energy — two things you definitely bring to everyone around you. It's hard for anyone to be sad or lonely in your presence; your sunny disposition and cheery outlook just won't allow it. The warmth of your personality shines through in the kindness you show friends and family (and strangers, too). Always ready with a lighthearted joke or heartfelt compliment, you know how to make people feel good about themselves, so they can't get enough of you. Yellow is a warm and inviting color for a warm and inviting person — you!"
Do I believe this, well that is the question, but take the test and see what color you are?