Monday, March 24, 2008

a little Easter

Hope everyone had a nice Easter.
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the aftermath

Friday, March 14, 2008

a break?

My feet ache. My back aches. My legs are so sore; they just might fall off. Really.
I've never worked this hard (since doing drywall nearly 6 months ago...). I suppose I should preface by saying that it is spring break, and we are finishing up a renovation begun about this time last year. It's just the finishing work (floor & window trim, crown moulding, etc) that needs to be completed, but the list is sooo long. I will never take a beautifully finished room for granted again! So, we've been working 12+ hour days to complete everything before next week. But, it's just not going to happen. I can admit that.

So, I'll just enjoy a little break. Feet up. Relaxed. Enjoying our one room that is completely finished. Ahhh... maybe one day (probably just before we got to sell it) the whole house will be done!

Unrelated news: my lilac bush has buds and my tulips have poked up! Spring is nearly here!

Monday, March 3, 2008


It was March 2nd yesterday, and the high was 78 degrees! And then today, we're under a winter storm warning and are supposed to get ice with 7-8 inches of snow on top. Great... Spring was such a tease!

So, while we were enjoying the beautiful weather yesterday, we bought a rake and some leaf bags... so ready to get in the yard and do some much needed work. But, now, we're going to have to swap the rake for a shovel. Oh well... perhaps a snow day will be in order?

Well, I must admit the abnormally nice weather yesterday did us all some good. I got a haircut... not a trim... an actual haircut with style (ooo....ahhhh). It's been a while since I've done that. Somehow, having long hair turned me into a bum, who relied on a ponytail for far too long. It's an attempt to transfer from the grad school student to professional. So, haircut is a step in the right direction. Also, it's a nice change for spring. And, really... I have quite a few things on my "to do" list for spring. Here are just a few of them:

* be a good gardener (plant a vegetable garden and transfer flowers to a new location... and then actually take care of them)
* try to be more active... which always seems hard when I'm writing papers, sitting in class, or studying. hm. will make an extra effort for this one
* control the clutter. in the house, in my life, in general. i hate clutter.
* have more fresh flowers in the house. fresh flowers are underestimated on how nice they can make you feel