Saturday, October 30, 2010
It's also a good thing that I have two sets of stairs. I'll take more pictures later after the next coat goes on. I really wish I could take a nap right now but I have so much clean up that it will take me until tomorrow to get everything done that I want to do. So I'll sigh off and talk to you later.
I'm almost ready to put the first coat of paint on. I had to fill in a few spots and when they're dry I'll give them a quick sand, vacuum and a wipe. Then I'll paint. My goal is to have the first coat on by 1pm so I can do the second coat today. My stomach already has butterflies about the paint color. The color scares me, when I saw the paint sample wet it looked purple, now it just looks dark.
I'll take pictures after the first coat and post them and you can chew your nails with me. Until then I'm going to guzzle some more coffee and get to work.
Friday, October 29, 2010
A few weeks ago we went to Mt. Desert Island. While Dave worked, Dane and I picnicked (is that spelled correctly) and played. It was on a week day so no one was really around. We has such a nice time playing and throwing rocks into the water. I've been trying to teach Dane to skip rocks but it's not working out well.
We also went to Jonesport and visited some friends. I forgot my camera that day and I was crushed. For some reason I always seem to forget my camera when I go there. Our friends live right on the beach in a little cape that was moved to the location it's in now during the early 1800's. They moved there on big raft across the ocean. I can't even descibe the views she just takes for granted. Of course if she wants to go shopping she has to drive two hours on old roads just to get to Bangor. So while I envy her, I just don't envy too much.
You know the funny thing? When I moved from Maine many years ago I said I would never come back and I didn't care if I ever saw a tree, leaf, hill or mountain ever again. And here I am, loving every minute of it.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
For her birthday her daddy drove her to school as a special treat. Later in the day I brought in kitty cat cupcakes that we made for her class. It's been a long time since I've seen this kid look so happy and carefree. I wanted to bottle it. This past few years has really taken the child out of her. We've really been working hard at bringing her life around.
Kadie and I bought her a bunch of used games to go with it. She is a very happy girl.
I don't want to see another birthday cake until we bake one for Jesus birthday.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
We had a nice afternoon. While we were carving Dave was making apple pies. He used a Paula Dean recipe and the pie was FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!
Today we are hanging out cleaning up some and I'm getting ready to put a beef stew on. I'm hoping to get some energy up and start doing something with the stairs. I was going to put them off till tomorrow but the girls have to go to the orthodontist in the morning so that pretty much blows our day. If you don't hear from me until Wednesday you know I got the stick out of my arse and started getting some work done!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
That was when he told me his tummy had a sore throat. I made him walk anyway.
By the time we got to the store I knew we should have driven. He was crying pathetically. I grabbed some laundry soap and we started heading for home. I couldn't carry him because I thought if I made his tummy bumpy he might get sick. I just held his little hand and walked him as fast as I could. We made it to the bridge so we were almost home. I was in the middle of telling him what a good, big boy he was and when again he said his tummy had a sore throat and vomited. We didn't miss a beat. I grabbed a tissue from my pocket wiped his face and kept walking him. The whole time telling him what a big boy he was and we were almost home. Poor little lamb. He was so sick all afternoon. It was a good thing I bought more laundry soap.....
The moral of the story is: When your child tells you his tummy has a sore throat it really means I'm going to blow chunks.
PS My neighbor just called and told me she was walking over town to the post offive and some beast had puked on the bridge!!!!!! OMG I can't stop laughing!!!!! I didn't tell her it was Dane! I guess I should have went back with a bucket of water.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
It had been such a wild week with Chrissy being sick and activities going on that I hadn't got a chance to run out and buy her any gifts. The girls had off Thursday, Friday so Friday morning Mimi and I left Dane with Christina and went shopping. We were gone most of the day and we may have bought stuff for ourselves too. Not just stuff for the birthday girl. Marian will never tell. She knows a good thing when it's happening. When we made it back to the house we had to bribe a very anxious birthday girl to go upstairs while we wrapped her gifts. Then the hard part came. She had to wait until daddy got home before she could open anything. Once he got home the kids all assumed the birthday gift unwrapping position. I wonder how much weight it will hold?
Since Kadie couldn't be with us on Chrissy's birthday we had a dinner the next night and had her cake and ice cream. (We also had ribs that were yummmmmmmmyyyyyyy) But before the dinner Chrissy opened the presents Kadie got her and her gift trumped all of ours.