Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
1. My camera doesn't seem to want to turn on? This can't be good.
2. I NEED to get my house knocked into shape. You see, my dad and my step-mom are coming in 10 days. (I hate the term 'step-mom' - makes her sound abrasive, she's really not) :) And I started 'cleaning' in anticipation of their visit. Only....when I clean, I make a mess. It gets worse before it gets better. And the problem is, when we moved in (a year ago) we never REALLY organized things, so now I'm trying to organize, plus un-do a years worth of "just stick it there for now".
So...I'm MAKING myself tackle it one room at at time until its DONE. ...in theory before they get here :) hah!
So the deal is, today's the kitchen. Once its done, I get to come blog something interesting (because this post is THRILLING to read, I'm quite sure!) Ok, here goes!
Let's keep our fingers crossed I make it back today! =)
Thursday, June 14, 2007
And now....off to pour a talllll glass of Pepsi.
Oh, did I mention we're in the market for a new toaster? And we've instilled a yougurt ban. ....and an unsupervised 2 1/2 year old ban. (silly mommy for thinking you could flip through a magazine on the couch for 3 minutes)
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
So, our family spent the weekend with the worst cold to strike Illinois in DECADES. Well, that's how my husband acted anyway. :) Saturday nite niether of us really felt like cooking (or eating really) so I had a lightbulb moment and decided to make chicken & rice soup. 2 cans of chicken broth, 2 chicken breasts, brown rice, baby carrots, some salt & pepper and some sage. Voila! It was a pretty lame chicken & rice soup mind you, but I was pretty proud that it turned out at all! It doesn't look like much, but when you can't taste anything, it doesn't take much to impress! ;) It was pretty miserable being sick, in June (when the weather was GEORGOUS for Illinois in June.) but we're feeling much better, because of my soup I'm sure!
We did hit a yard sale in the hours before The Cold of '07. We saw a set of chairs that were fabulous, old and in need of some love, but so neat. But we had to pass because we're broke this week. ;) bummer. I did grab a couple cute finds that fit into my 'broke budget'...
Strawberry Shortcake Lunchbox -
which I'm hoping to find a place in our office/computer/scrap/craft/etc. room when its done....if its ever done.
and this pretty handstitched/crocheted table runner -
Which I'm thinking of making a pillow out of, but I'm still kind of scared to cut it. ;) So for now, its sitting on my desk and I'll just look at it. (and I don't know what happend to the second picture....it had edges I swear....weird.)
Well, now its Wednesday, and I have a TON of things to catch up on after losing the weekend. I should probably quit rambling on here and get back to...cleaning.
Ok, I'm going.
Here I go.
Off to clean.
I mean it.
*sigh* ok :)
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Saturday, June 2, 2007
We're not terribly exciting people. We're just not. To demonstrate this fact, let me describe our Saturday night to you. I listen to A Prarie Home Companion EVERY Saturday night. (oh heck, most Sunday's too...I know its just a repeat of the night before, but its THAT. GOOD.) Eddie...tolerates it. He's not a big fan, just doesn't get why I like (love) that show.
So the only thing that's different that any other Saturday nite is this:
Isn't it awesome? I'm not sure what its called, I'm sure it has a real name, but we call it "the big radio thing". We picked it up at the Salvation Army yesterday for $10. TEN. DOLLARS. I saw it last week (along with another they had) and wanted it badly, but it was $50. Not that I wouldn't have paid $50, I just didn't HAVE $50. ;) Dilema.
But for whatever reason, it was down to ten bucks when we went in, and it was ours.
The record player doesn't work, but I'm 99% sure we could fix it if we had any idea what we were doing. The radio DOES work and is just awesome! It actually sounds great. And I'll tell you, Garrison Keillor sounds especially nice.
And just because I took them:
So now, back to my description of our Saturday nights - Eddie's out trying to find a piece to hook up the dishwasher, and after that? COPS. - Yes. COPS. That's how exciting we are.
I might even throw in some knitting.
Have a good weekend!