Thursday, June 23, 2005

Shake Rattle and Roll

A blogger friend asked how we are doing out here with the earthquakes. Well, we roll with them! LOL yeah, dumb joke. To tell you the truth, I am not too affected by them. I have lived in So Calif for about 40 years and I have learned not to be too afraid. We are prepared, have earthquake stores and water and we will be ready when the big one hits. The funny thing is that the first in this last set of quakes hit when I was at Home Depot and I never felt a thing. my son called me and told about the things that had fallen and we did have some broken stuff. Nothing too big. The last big one was close about 40 miles away and it was hard! I did have a moment of worry wondering how I would get the cats, the dogs, the bird, and the lizard out of the house since I was alone, but then it settled down. Anyway, earthquakes happen and we deal with them. I am more afraid of floods and tornadoes since I have not really experienced them.

So we have been spending a lot of time on getting our house fixed up. New bathroom floors, new kitchen sink, new shower glass doors. Next will be tile downstairs everywhere to help with the heat here. I have picked a pretty dark brown tile and it will keep things very cool! It is going to cost the same as carpet so I think it is the better idea. It will be interesting to see how the dogs like it. they will not walk in the bathrooms right now since the new tile in there. Funny!

I am going to have a scrapaliscious weekend with my sis. dh is out of town and her dso is out of town so we are going to my house one day and her house the next day and scrapping to our hearts content! Then in the evening I am going to start on some....(Dudley!) hats for the kids for winter. Last year everyone wanted one and it would take me a day to make a scarf and hat for each one, so I want to start early this year! I am thinking bright orange for my niece! Yeah! shopping for yarn! (this was on my DO NOT DO list for the last year since I had a stockpile that filled a room.)

Happy trails to all of you! TFV

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Gardening and scrapping

All weekend! Yesterday I gardened for about 3 hours. We have a very large back yard and it is all planted, very little cement. So it takes a lot of upkeep during the spring and summer. Then I took ds and his gf to the mall 30 miles away so he could buy...a shirt. One shirt. Oh, well, they got to be together and I got to get some much needed glue dots for scrapping. Then we came home and I started putting together a 6x6 album for my dh called 10 Reasons Why I Love You.

Sunday again I gardened, but this time dh helped. We gardened for about 3 hours again and the yard looks wonderful. All weeded and trimmed and the soil turned and new plants put in. So next weekend, we will continue putting in the brick pathway around the yard and hopefully start on the last lap. I know it has taken me a long time, but I did most of it myself here and there, and this is the first year my dh has helped me. It is in a pattern and it is around the perimeter of 1.4 acre, so it is a loooong pathway! Then when the pathway is done, I hope to have a slab poured along the side of the house and put in a green house. Hope. I would love to have a greenhouse, since I love my plants.

Then, after gardening I came in the house to a big mess. That is what happens when you leave 2 kids 11 and 12 alone in the house for 2 days. So I straightened up a little and then I finished my dh album. It turned out great. And I think he liked it! He said I should sell my scrapping stuff for money, not just make it for us. I am not too sure about that. I put a lot of personal stuff in ours, do not think I could do that for others.

So now it is 11:55pm and I need to hit the hay. Work tomorrow and hopefully I can work on my afghan that I am knitting. It has been awhile and I really want to finish it for my dn. He needs another blanket and I want to be the one to give him a handmade one.

Happy Trails!