Enjoying all the simple pleasures in life...family, friends, ice cream, and chocolate!
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
List of to Do's
I am feeling better! Thanks everyone, for your kind words. My acupuncture treatment went well, and the headache is gone. I made it through work yesterday with no problem! Since I haven't been very productive this week, I have a list a mile long of things to get done. UGH! But with it being a holiday weekend, and the fact that I am feeling better, we should make some progress! On Friday, some friends of ours over at the lake are having their annual 4th of July party, complete with boating and fireworks...it was so much fun last year, and we didn't even really know anyone. With that said, this year should be even better, since we've been quite the social butterflies! Then the rest of the weekend is ours...which is good. Our big project this summer is staining the entire exterior of the house, as well as the deck rails and posts, and the front porch. Sheri came out and helped me stain the front porch rails a few weeks ago...isn't she the greatest??? But alas, there is still much to be done! So anyway, all this week Barry has been going around the house tearing off trim and fascia to caulk the gaps where we have settling in preparation of the upcoming staining. He is also taking care of all the wasp, carpenter bee, and mud dauber nests. Fun, fun, fun! Oh, how I wish I had taken a picture of that sight...Barry up on his lift, a holster with caulk on his right hip, a holster with 27-foot wasp spray on his left. Maybe I'll get that pic for you tonight...LOL! Hopefully he'll be able to get that part of the job finished up before the weekend is over and we can start on the staining.
Of course, I also need to get caught up on all the laundry, everyday cleaning and organizing, and I am trying to get ready for the big garage sale on the 14th. I'm still sorting through stuff...then I just need to get it all priced and ready to go. What a job! But boy, will I be happy to have it gone! And happy to have that money in my pocket!!
I don't get Barry full time until Friday, but I don't have to work on Thursday, partly due to the fact that the economy is no good for my business right now, and partly due to the fact that Thursday is Red, White & Boom. For those of you not in the central Ohio area, Red, White & Boom is Columbus' big 4th of July celebration...AWESOME fireworks set to music, lots of good food, tons of people...it's really fun! But we're not going...no way, no how. Too many people down there to be hikin' our butts around with the wee ones. I would be a nervous wreck! It's always on TV, but what fun are fireworks on TV????? But I digress...back to the long to-do list! So anyway, I want to try to get the mowing done today, and possibly the laundry. That would really put me ahead of the game for the weekend. We have swim lessons tonight, so the evening is pretty much a wash. Then, if all goes well, I will have tomorrow to devote to garage-sale-preparedness. That would be SO COOL! And of course, on Friday, Barry will be here and we'll get some work done in the morning and afternoon and then head to the party around 4 or 5. Wow! Look how much I'll have accomplished before the weekend even starts!!
Yeah, you know what they say about best laid plans, right????? I'll bet you can't WAIT to hear how it actually all turns out...
Oh, and since there has been quite an interest in Brian and acupuncture in general, I am thinking of doing a post devoted to him complete with an interview. So send me any questions you have and I will get the answers for you! Seriously....ANY questions. Even the ones you don't want to ask in public. I promise I won't post who asked them! Sound good?
I'm a thirty-something mother of two, wife to one (haha), trying to live a simpler life in the log home my hubby built just for us. I've been called a tree-hugging granola cruncher by some of my friends, but I'm really not. I'm just trying to appreciate all the simple joys life has to offer...my rugged and handy hubby, my silly kids, good friends, great food, lots of fun, and of course, ICE CREAM & CHOCOLATE ! I love to laugh, so my day is not complete until I've made time to watch something funny before bed...mainly The Office! Come and spend the day with me... we'll have a great time, I promise!