Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We've been bustin tail in the yard the past few days. Last weekend Chris mowed (takes a lonnnnng time, our yard is deceivingly large). The kids and I worked in the back yard raking up all the bark and chucking it into the trashcan. Chris and I had started this the week before but had to stop once we'd filled the huge trashcan. The kids and I filled it again this last weekend. SO MUCH CRAPPIN BARK. Anyhoo..a few sunburns and blisters later the yard was ready for the curbing, which went in today! The curbing guy told us today that we shouldn't touch it for two days..we're like "Oh, yeah, ok! No prob!" As soon as he left we pulled out the weed barrier and went to work. ;) I figure I paid for the stinkin curbing,I can screw it up if I feel like it! Anyhoo we got it all laid out and staked down AND without even one scratch to the tender curbing! Woohoo! Tomorrow my new tree will arrive and be planted, and my huge pile of permabark will be piled up in my driveway. Tomorrow night we will spread the permabark out over the flower beds. It will be beautious! Painful but beautious! My bro and Laura came out tonight and brought us the wheel barrow (or wheel barrel as Chris calls it..also may be called wheel burrow..whatever, I think it's barrow) and measured for our trellis thing he's gonna put up..and for my garden thingy! (refusing paragraph usage so far..just don't want to) Anyhoo..by the end of the week I should have a beautious back yard, finally :) Then I will just need to get a few big pots for flowers and then some climbing things for the trellis so it will eventually be covered in beautious foliage and flowers! Oh and I'll need to go get some horse crap from the farm so I can get my garden going..there's always more to do, but at least the big stuff will be done. I don't think I'll be able to get a fountain this year for the back yard but who knows. As usual, donations are welcome! ;)

Ok I made a paragraph. Proud? Anyhoo..we're all itching super bad to get out camping..so far we can't find a free weekend which fries me. But, never fear, we will find a weekend! We will find plenty of them! I claim it! :)

Please pray for my friend Judy, she had her gallbladder out last week and is healing well but slowly. There was quite a bit of scarring around the gallbladder so the recovery has been painful. Please just pray that everything functions as it should and that she back to 100% soon! She's too amazing of a person to be stuck in bed. Somehow even though she's not around she still finds a way to bless everyone. I just adore her.

Mom's bday is on Monday, I get off early from work that day too! Anyway, we're doin her bday party on Sunday. Should be fun! Hope the weather is nice. Saturday Chris is goin out with his buddy Jason all day for movies and lunch and stuff. Then he's gonna come home and test his first batch of wings with some of our buddies. Will be a busy weekend but a good one. I think while he's gone on Sat I will spiff up the house all nice, Lord knows it needs it! And, maybe I'll go down to The Wild Ivy and see if I can spend my gift certificate..haha..of course I can! And, I should be able to find something for my Mom's bday there, too.

Kids are well, Dog is well, we've still got one bird as of now, and Chris and I are well too!

Take care ((hugs))

Words for today: Beautious and Anyhoo

Thursday, May 7, 2009

So I haven't blogged in about 30 years..sorry!

Things have been hectic, but that's always the case! I find that by the end of the night I'm to exhausted too put two words together much less a blog!

J got accepted into the charter school for next year so we are really excited about that. Both kids will go there next year and then they will start homeschool the year after that..A's 9th grade year and J's 3rd grade year.

Ash had her last TBQ match for this "year" and did great. She came in 5th overall and 2nd in something else, and then their team came in 2nd as well I believe. We were/are so proud of her and the team. They did an awesome job, and the awards ceremony was great! We had teams in from Idaho, Washington, Montana and I think Oregon. Can't remember if they were there or not to be truthful.

I'm laying here with a fever..feel fine from the below the lungs down, have a sinus infection from the lungs up! Stupid post nasal drip kills me every spring and my lungs always take the brunt of it. Not sure why the fever has popped up. But it ticks me off cuz now I can't go to work tomorrow. Maybe I'll go to a doc in the box or something.

We are getting some landscaping done..they are finishing our fence and doing some curbing around the flower beds. Then we will lay down weed barrier and get perma bark. My brother is gonna build us a wooden awning for the patio. Can't wait till it's all done.

The school year is almost over and I'm so happy. The kids are, too..for now. Of course one week in they will be saying they're bored and miss all of their friends. Hey, that's what kids do!

Chris is out with his church buds tonight. They went to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner and then to see the new Star Trek movie. They're pretty excited. I'm excited to catch it on BluRay when it comes out..in the comfort of my own home and without the crowds and Trekkies!

Well, I'm gonna go. Sorry this blog isn't more exciting. I'll try to be better with this.

Love you mucho!