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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Summertime Sunday #1

To Play Visit Martha at Menagerie...



Here's where we will be in four weeks... Monterey California...





With a room facing the water...



These are pictures from when we went last summer...

Happy Journaling...

Color Carnival Photo Meme...

Welcome to the Color Carnival photo meme!
This is the picture son3 painted for me at school for Mother's Day...
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J-Land Encounter...

Do you see who is in my kitchen.... That is our very own Linda in Wa.... She is just the greatest and what a treat it was to meet her in person... For a bit though we weren't sure if it was meant to be... between my work schedule and them having a bit of tire trouble on their vacationing... we finally got together about 9pm in the nighttime... I'm sorry you weren't able to see the roses in the dark.... but we had a lovely talk... and son2 and son3 were there too... and Holly was lurking about... The men were taking the pictures so these were the only two hubby took... if you can Linda, send more please... Now one of these days if hubby can ever get a whole vacation week, we will have to head towards Washington...

Don't tell Linda but I was so nervous, lol... but I had no reason to be, it was like we knew each other for years....

Finally Saturday.... but the day is flying as usual... I've been up for four hours now and I am still on the computer and I have not read one blog... I have totally lost time for reading blogs and I don't like it... Partly it's from being on Facebook but that is just a click and a scroll to see what everyone is up to... I've only been playing My Farm and Farm Town and barely click on Yoville any more as it freezes up my computer... Working til 5pm doesn't leave much time in the evening between dinner, tv and getting everyone to bed for work and school again... But I'm working on a solution to have more reading time.... I also ordered a couple of shirts for work online this morning and checked on which shows are left for next week before the shows are done for the season... I had some Capn Crunch for breakfast and washed a couple of loads of laundry... but that is it... the boys have rolled from Saturday morning cartoons to video games... and hubby is off at work...
I have been working away at work all week too.... barely any boxes to open lately, usually only Thursday and Sunday... so I've been stocking and resetting the men's and athletic shoes and signing and making sure all displays are out...

Today I have to finish laundry and watch Ghost Whisperer while I put it all away... and find ten pictures with son3 of things he likes and doesn't like for his class project... should get outside and see the sun for a bit but I think it is going to be 90 something today... 100 and something tomorrow... clean up the kitchen and dishes... make a chocolate cake... leftover chinese food for dinner... watch Bones, CSI and CSI NY... Then back at work at 6am tomorrow to set the ad.... All shoes on sale, that's gonna take a while to set...
The boys are surrounding me... all of a sudden they don't know what they want to do with themselves... son3 wants son2 to watch his three hour dinosaur with him that he promised all week... Holly is circling me and meowing... son3 has gone back to his games... son2 is still sitting here not telling me what is on his mind... I could make him a list... He and hubby want us to go see Star Trek tomorrow... we'll see if they are ready when I get home from work...
Off to look through magazines for pictures for son3... is it cheating if I just print them off the computer...
Happy Journaling...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mother's Day...

On Saturday son1 came over after work to borrow a bit of money... So he wanted to do some chores to say Thank You... I had quite a few ideas in mind but none that could be done so late in the day so I told him to do son2's list of chores... So he mowed and edged the front and back yard... He cleaned up all the weeds on the side yard by the garage where we keep the garbage totes... He re-emptied all the garbage and recyclables, son2 had done them earlier in the day and he took in all the cans and bottles to be recycled... He even stayed for dinner and we watched Knights Tale with Heath Ledger...

Son2 was laughing at his cowboy hat so me and son2 were spying on him out the front window and taking his picture... here is where I think he spotted us, lol... He came in and asked if we were taking his picture... no, we were taking a picture of Jose our gardener, lol...

videoSon3 went out and rode his bike for I think only the second time in his life while son1 was edging the yard...
Son2 not to be outdone mowed the backyard...
Then son1 came over again on Mother's Day, I got home from work at 2:30pm... He brought his new dog Abey... It was only her second time being out since getting all her shots... Also her first time being left at a strange place... when son1 went with hubby and son2 to get Carl's Jr she cried the whole time they were gone...
I gave her some doggie treats and she was ok for a minute....
Holly laying on the floor below Abey contemplating the dog's future...
I had a nice Mother's Day weekend... Son1 brought over Grumpier Old Men and we watched it with our Carl's Jr... All my special treats I got... Turtle stepping stone, mushroom plant stakes, cat windchime and season 1 and 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer...
Today was Teacher Appreciation Day... the school supplies the teachers all with vases and the students bring in flowers to fill them... When I picked up son3 today, his teacher was whispering to him to tell me Thank You and as we were walking to the car son1 said the teacher liked his best cause it had seven flowers in one...
This morning I made reservations to go to Monterey next month, this time with our room facing the ocean and beach... Can't wait... Last day of school is June 11th... still have to work on son3's projects... then June 12th is my bday... and June 15th it's off to the beach....
Now I'm off to watch Ghost Whisperer and make a chocolate cake...
Happy Journaling...