Monday, June 30, 2008

Cousins Camp

We are soon to be overrun by little girls for our first (hopefully annual) Cousins Camp. I will pick the 3 oldest up after work on Wed. night for a fun night of dinner out with Grampa, back home for snacks and a movie. The next day I have crafts planned with cupcake decorating thrown in.

I am often times guilty of having a "Norman Rockwell" kind of imagination where everyone is having fun, not quarreling and loving the activities I planned for and not actually attaining it - so we'll see how they all do.

In order to be fair, I will pick up the 3 year old tonight and she'll get her very own sleep over. (I worried that she might not be up to the crafts - but I think she'll be happy with all the attention she gets from her Grampa)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Dreaded Household Chore

It seems lately that there's always some horrible household job staring me down. I spent my day off last week sanding and re-staining our deck. It looks much nicer -but really, it's still a 20 year old deck. I told the honeyman that this will be the "last time we do this" - trex deck here we come!

Actually, we will have to wait a couple of years because they are so expensive.

The next job is removing wallpaper in the office and re-painting. Right now it's half scraped off and it's driving me crazy. The thing that is holding me up is I need to buy some fabric to make drapes so that I can match a paint color to it.

After that one is tackled, the sewing room will be next. It needs paint real bad because right now it is painted a deep forest green under the chair rail with pine cones stenciled just above the chair rail (this room used to be the office and I was going for an outdoorsy look at the time). I want it now to look like the girly room it should be - after all it's my sewing room!

I just finished painting the downstairs guest room so I guess I'm doing ok - just slowly but surely.