Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009


I was tagged by Cathy from A Bit of the Blarney for this meme:

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:

1. Seeing my mom after her vacation from Mexico. ( I hope she doesn't come back with the flu!!!!)
2. Finishing peeling paint in my kitchen.
3. Starting to sew again and gain more experience.
4. Crocheting/knitting more dishcloths.
5. Teaching my sister to crochet.
6. Warmer weather.
7. Going to Kindergarten Day with Emily.
8. Planting some new flowers.

8 Things I Did Yesterday:

1. Got caught up with "Lost" episodes.
2. Went to Emily's soccer game.
3. Went to my niece's birthday party.
4. Had a nice visit with my sister at the party.
5. Did laundry.
6. Folded clothes.
7. Refereed arguments among the kids.
8. Bandaged Emily's foot about eight times (she had a popped blister after jumping so much in the bounce house at the party).

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:

1. Buy a mountain cabin.
2. Write well.
3. Organize my time better.
4. Sew well.
5. Go to Rome.
6. Take vacations.
7. Install kitchen counters.
8. Be handy with whatever needs fixing around the house.

8 Shows I Watch:

1. Lost
2. 24
3. Biggest Loser
4. Heroes
5. Supernanny
6. Waltons (DVD rentals)
8. Fox News

You are all invited to play!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I know I've been missing in action and to pop back in the swing of things, I'll post this little quiz, since I do love 80's music.

You Scored 86% Correct

You are an 80s expert,

You never confuse New Order with the Pet Shop Boys.

You know which classical musician Falco rocked.

When it comes to 80s music, you Just Can't Get Enough!

I wish I knew which question/s were incorrect! I'm guessing the first one. Anyway, since the quiz mentions New Order I'll leave with a video of them.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!
Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!
But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
now above the sky he's King, Alleluia!
where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Farmers Market

Today I stopped at a local farmers market to check out the produce. This was my first visit to one and I loved browsing around. There was lots to sample and everything looked so fresh.

My friend recommended that I check out the strawberries. She said they were delicious. After sampling some, she was right. They were so sweet and very nice looking. Unlike at the grocery store, all the strawberries didn't seem to have blemishes. So I bought some along with a little basket of raspberries and some red leaf lettuce.

All of the strawberries were big, but this was the biggest. That's Emily's little hand holding it!

The raspberries were also delicious. Next time, I will sample some fresh blueberries and blackberries. They looked good too.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Disastrous Paint Job

Here are some wonderful shots of what the paint looks like coming off the walls.

The white is what was painted on all the cabinets. The blue is what we painted on the walls. Lots of it has come off like this - in sheets.

I had Emily pose in her most solemn look to demonstrate what the mood is like when I have to tear down all the hard work that was put in this past weekend.

But, that doesn't last long. We still have to smile. This will be one for the memory books.

Here is Kathryn removing the first layer of wallpaper to reveal the other vintage layer. Notice how the bright yellow matches the bright yellow tile. Someday I will be able to get the counters of my dreams and finally put the old one to rest!

At least my roses are blooming beautifully!