Saturday, April 30, 2011

Junk in My Trunk

I am really looking forward to summer, but there's so much to do between now and then to make sure the summer will be enjoyable. As we'll be spending lots of time up at the trailer, we need to do our gardening and landscaping work at the house early on so that we can have an almost maintenance-free yard. Then there's re-organizing closets etc., putting away the winter coats and boots (yay). Some spring cleaning. A whole wack of work at the trailer, including unwrapping it from its winter cocoon and sprucing up the lot (hopefully, we'll be doing that tomorrow), cleaning it, and stocking it up for the summer. Oh, and I need to lose about 5 pounds so that I can fully enjoy my wine-chips-novel combo - I've been dreaming of doing that on a lazy afternoon at the trailer, ever since we closed it up last October.

And, I'm going to have to clean my car trunk out. I don't know how the stuff accumulates, but it does. A couple of months ago, when I opened up the trunk after a shopping expedition, I thought about how the junk inside defines me ... you can learn a lot about me by what's in there! Dog toys and bowl (dog lover!). Cushion, blanket and noisemakers to ensure I am comfy and loud at the boy's hockey games (hockey lover!). Shopping bags (Winners and Michaels lover!). Shopping bags with stuff I need to return, and beach umbrellas that should have been put away last fall (procrastinator!). My father's umbrella (sentimental!). So I took a picture. Kind of silly, but now the memory is captured for posterity ... gotta love scrapbooking!!! Lol.

This weekend was supposed to be rainy and dreary, but our luck turned around and it looks as though we are going to get reacquainted with sunshine. Busy day today running errands, visiting my mother in law, and going to the boy's hockey party ... trying to cram the weekend into one day so we can free up and go work on the trailer tomorrow. It's been almost seven months ... I am so ready for trailer season to begin!

Happy weekend, y'all. :o)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Yay, I scrapped!

Well, sort of. I finished a layout that had been on my desk since December or January. But that's progress!! And today, I have the afternoon set aside for some more scrapping. Wish me luck!

In other news ... they boy's hockey team won the league championship last week ... they went undefeated in league play all season, with a 21-0-3 regular season record! Overall, including tournaments, exhibition games and playoffs, they ended the year with a 31-3-6 record. Pretty sweet.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Dishcloths, anyone?

Nice, square, simple-patterned cotton dishcloths. These are therapy to help me get over the stress of having crochet'd the entire back of the tank top I am making, only to realize that I screwed up on the FIRST ROW and have to unravel the whole thing and start over again :o) I am procrastinating the unraveling and so you can expect many, many dishcloths in my future.

I think this is kind of ironic given that I justify my time spent on crochet as stress relief ... lol.

So other than crochet drama, life is good. Busy but good.

The boy's hockey season is wrapping up (they ended their regular season with a 21-0-3 record - for the uninitiated, this means 21 wins, no losses and 3 ties). Which is pretty darn good. We are in playoffs right now, they've won 2 games so far, it's pretty likely they'll be playing for the championship later this month.

The girl's 2nd year of university is wrapping up. Another impressive year, you can bet she's keeping her scholarship. She'll be done exams in a couple of weeks, the search for a summer job is on. Looks like she may be considered for a position at a government agency, keeping fingers crossed.

The husband's real estate stuff is heating up - spring is often a busy time. And that's just fine, we're hoping to get the "busy" out of the way in the spring so that we can enjoy the summer.

Which leads me to ... 42 sleeps til the campground opens!!! Considering it's been something like 160 sleeps since it closed ... this is encouraging! And, spring is definitely here. Most of the snow is gone, and even though we had a bit of a cold spell this week the forecast for the next few days has a few double digits in it (and no minus sign, lol). The dog is thrilled that the grass is back, every day now she runs outside and does this:

Which is so cute. Of course everything that dog does is cute. I can't figure out what we ever did for cute without her in our lives (except maybe the kids, yeah, maybe they were our source of cute before Lexi....).

Oh and on a scrapbooking note, while I still haven't made anything, I did find an awesome deal at Winners the other day ... four American Craft Thickers sheets for the price of one - like $8.49 or something!!! Couldn't resist buying. Because for sure I'll get back to scrapbooking, someday soon. I hope!!!

Ciao for now!