Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Random happenings

Tuesday means random so here you go, some of the random things roaming around my brain:
  • Turbo has put his turboness to use and is on the junior high swim team.  He is finding that he really likes swimming.  We are glad he likes it as it is a sport that both Nick and I participated in during our high school careers. Go Turbo!
  • I'm sure lots of you have encountered this story of the Roomba vs. Dog Poop. WE shared it last night with Turbo and he loved it.  As a result we had to share the story of The Lizard Birth. Turbo still giggled this morning about the lizard.  Sometimes a funny story makes a day better.  It was nice to have a laugh for a Monday.
  • This:
  • My mother's house sold, finally.  So that whole estate thing is almost over. Happy and sad over this one, but life goes on.
  • Bruiser is 8 now.  How can the time have whizzed by so fast?
  • Our weather has been rather mild, but is gearing up to be our typical snowy "spring" type weather. The trees are budding, the tulip leaves are peaking up and the snow is coming to freeze them all.  What fun!!
Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Doing Something New

So, one of my New Year's promises was to try new things.  Last night I did try something new.  I attended a Pop Up Paint Party.  It was held at The Library, a local bar, because what college town doesn't have a bar called the Library?
A good friend went with me and we painted a really fun picture:

I'm on the far right, in front

Definitely made me smile.
Fence Post Daisies
I am going to do this again, next week in fact, but that one is with a different group. I will be doing the Pop Up Paint Party again.  It was so much fun!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge, Perfect

Questions for the Hodgepodge:

1. What is one area of your life where you're a perfectionist? Is that a good thing?
I'm not really much of a perfectionist, I'm more a get it done as well as possible, but get it done kind of girl. Striving for perfection can really slow things down.  My mom found the saying that finished is better than perfect and she started applying it to her crafts because trying for perfect can cause a project to never get finished.

2. What's something you find perfectly ridiculous?
The "style" of boys wearing pants that hang so very low. The over sharing that goes on via the internet.  The over offense people take at the slightest hint of criticism. I could go on and on...

3. What's a skill you've developed by way of that old fashioned saying, 'practice makes perfect?
Meal planning.  I learned the basics before I left home, but mom was the cook at home.  It wasn't until I moved out that I started learning the making of a meal, not just cooking parts of it. There is a skill to having all the elements of a meal come together at the same time. Pleasing multiple people with that meal is a whole other issue.

4. What's your idea of a perfect breakfast?

Biscuits and gravy.  Nick makes a mean version of it too. Although, Nick's hash browns, eggs and bacon is really good too.  I guess, mostly, a perfect breakfast is one my hubby cooks!

5. What's a trip, holiday, vacation, or day outing you've taken that you'd rate a perfect 10? Tell us why.
We have so many trips that could be perfect 10s.  We love to get in the truck and hit the road. It helps that we have so fantastic scenery within driving distance.
Rocky Mountain National Park

Death Valley National Park

The beach at LAke Michigan

Rafting the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument

Road trip to the Snowy Mountains
The Black Hills


Arches National Park

Four wheeling about an hour from home.

And so many more...

6. What quote or saying perfectly sums up your life right now? If you can't do perfect, how about one that comes close?
It always gets better. No matter how bad things look now, it will get better.  Just keep moving forward.

7. How would you spend $300 today?

I'd got to Bed Bath and Beyond and get new flatware and towels and sheets.  It would be easy to spend it there.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I'm going to my first wine and paint party tonight.  I'm looking forward to it as something new I have wanted to do for a while now.  I have a friend going with me and we are looking forward to having a fun night out.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hi, Still Alive

Yeah, still here.  Not to diligent with the posting, but still like having the outlet.  I think I can do a bit of random today, so here goes:
  • I have really been missing my mother recently.  I keep getting little reminders of things I used to do with her.  Bruiser had a school program and I was reminded of the last one she got to see.  Nick and I went to lunch and I was again reminded of the Friday lunches we used to do when the boys were little. I just miss her.
  • On a brighter note Bruiser had a very cute school program and he got to be the shark that ran across stage at the end of a song.  It was the punchline of the song.  It was so cute.
  • Turbo has joined the swim team.  He is just getting into the whole idea of a sport. I hope he ends up enjoying it.
  • Our spring break is creeping up on us.  We aren't doing anything exciting this year.  Some home improvement and just hanging out with the kiddos.  Might be a trip to Cabelas for some camping supplies (sleeping bags, sleeping mats, a new tent, possibly ice fishing stuff like a hut/shelter, and whatever else strikes our fancy). There might be a sleep over with cousins and a garage party, weather permitting.
  • This:
  • Although I have been doing better in the meal planning and execution department. I do think I want to introduce a bit of variety, but Bruiser is still a bit picky. Or a lot picky. Yeah, the kid drives me nuts with eating dinner sometimes.
  • Turbo on the other hand is fixing to start eating us out of house and home.  He's right there with the increasing appetite. Swimming will only increase it more.  Goody.
  • Some days are just like:
Hope everyone has a great week!


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