Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day weekend

Just a couple quick photos for now. Today was the Memorial Day parade. Matt is in the marching band, so of course I had to go and get some photos. My husband and youngest were marching in the parade, too, for Boy Scouts.

Andrew spent the weekend at a shooting match. I now have a dirty van to wash and vaccuum. Maybe the rain tomorrow will help do the job!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Almost Summer Vacation

I'm counting the days until summer vacation - 8 more work days to go! (I have a couple personal days, so I can't count them) I had started out the year working just 10 hrs a week during lunch at school. Since February, I've picked up another 9 hrs a week being a substitute one-on-one bus aide. I don't mind the extra $, and it's still during school hours/days. I'm hoping I'll get some hours/work this summer, too. But, I'll have a few projects to keep me busy. I haven't done much else around here. My bathroom vanity is still waiting for a coat of pure white paint.

The over the toilet cabinet that I currently have upstairs will be replaced. The current one looks good in the photo, but the sides are all a lightweight plastic. The plastic yellowed with age, so I painted it a few years ago. The inside is yellow, and I'm afraid some might start cracking and falling apart pretty soon.

So, I was looking around at a few stores for replacements. Since the sink vanity will be white, I wanted something to paint to coordinate. I managed to find this study oak piece at my local Goodwill last week. I just need to paint. Not bad for $9.99.
I still need to finish the rug I'm working on. I really am liking this second one more than the first one. I think it's the way I'm hooking the background. I'm trying to do more "rows" to fill in, since the rug is small. I think it just makes it look a bit neater. I'm hoping I'm motivated to get it done this weekend,as I don't have many plans.

Hope you are all having a wonderful spring weekend!

~*~ Laura ~*~

Monday, May 2, 2011

New Wheels

Thanks, Grandpa! My kids are thrilled to get a new set of wheels. Ok, not brand new, but new to us. We still have 2 minivans, and 2 official drivers. But, next week my 3 older kids are eligible to get their driving permits. In another year, we could then have 5 drivers. Two adults, and 3 teen drivers. Just the thought of auto insurance makes me cry. (yep, I got an estimate - gulp) It's different driving a car. I've driven a minivan for the last 16 years. But, I'm going to see if this gets better gas mileage around town, especially considering gas prices this week. Maybe the next vehicle should be a motorcycle, golf cart, or ???? =)

~*~ Laura ~*~