Saturday, April 19, 2008

Catching Up

Holy Cow Spring has sprung! What a great couple of days we've had in New England. I think Thursday it hit 70 degrees but the rest of the week it's been mid to high 60's and so far today it is 64 degrees. The sun is shining brightly and all traces of snow are gone. My dad came up on Wednesday and raked the back yard. This morning I swept the driveway and cleaned up around the front of the house. It's starting to look good around here. I picked up some pansies this morning and some topsoil and tomorrow morning I hope to get them planted in the front yard.

I've been really busy all week and have hardly had any time to read any blogs, let alone post in my own. Work has been a tad bit slow but should pick up next week sometime.

Sara needed a dress for a wedding she is going to next weekend so last Saturday I went shopping with her and we were quite successful at Macy's. She found a dress right away but continued looking for awhile. We found a couple that were really nice but she ended up buying the first one she spotted. It's a royal blue knee length with a halter top neckline and it is cinched at the waist with some fancy ribbing or whatever you call it. It's very flattering and looks like it was made for her. She went shopping for some jewelry the other night and found some silver and CZ pieces that look really perfect with the dress. She just needs shoes now and I think she is going shopping for them today with Brad.

Saturday evening was George's granddaughter's birthday party. She got a complete spring/summer wardrobe, toys and gift cards. Not a bad haul for a 4 year old. She's adorable and quite the character. She wanted to know when I was coming over to her house to play with her new Barbie's with her. Hopefully it will be soon cos I can hardly wait!

We got up early on Sunday and went out for breakfast. Then we headed to Wal-Mart for supplies to change my shower head and fix a few things in the bathroom. By noon, we were finished with our chores and I have to say, I am loving what seems like a new shower! My shower head was so caked up with rust and junk, it is a wonder I got any water coming through it at all. It's so nice to have a man around the house who can actually fix things!!

I slept in a bit this morning and then got busy on the laundry and some of the yard work. I went grocery shopping and have my steak tips marinating now. I am going up to George's house when he gets out of work and will cook them out on the grill. I can almost taste them now.

Nicole, Nikki and I are planning a 50th birthday party for George in June. I know if we put our heads together we can really pull off something fun and awesome for him. Keeping it a surprise will be the challenge, I think. It's going to take some work but I think we can manage. Nicole is a big one for surprise parties and she is hosting a surprise birthday party for her husband next month. Will be fun, I am sure.

OK time for me to get some more things done around here. Hope your weekend is sunny and bright!


ChicagoLady said...

Not sunny and bright here, I sent it all to you, but at least it's not snowing.

Sounds like you and George are getting a lot done there. Men are nice to have around sometimes, huh? *Looks around* Nope, still nothing here.

LadyStyx said...

Yes, it's very nice to have a man around that can fix things...finding one who actually will is even better!

Sounds like everything is coming together nicely there. We can expect pix of those flowers right? :)

AliceKay said...

Busy, busy lainie. It's good to hear you're having a nice time with George and his family. I think it suits you just fine. :)

Kerry said...

I have Michael outside as I type setting up the grill and doing some odds and ends, checkin the lawn mower etc. I swear if he starts it one more time lol He's also going to attempt to use some hydrolic cement to fix that bottom step of ours. Got all the old carpeting and baseboards and laminate flooring from the basement hauled away today. Last week or the week before we had to bring it up to the bricks until it dried out. I'm so looking forward to another summer in my backyard!!

Lainie said...

I will take some pics when everything is planted.
Yes AK I am enjoying getting to know George's kids and Nicole has made me feel like a part of the family already. I still haven't met Patrick yet but I am very much impressed with Nicole and Jon, so I am sure I will be impressed with Patrick too.

Intense Guy said...

My other brother is turning 50 this month too... and that reminds me that I was supposed to look into renting some signs for his front yard... signs like these

Yard Signs

I'm kind of partial to the Mackerels.

Lainie said...

Oh Iggy you are hysterical. LOL I am partial to the cows myself but the mackerels would definitely draw plenty of attention!

AliceKay said...

LOL...those signs are pretty cute. Love the cow one. :)

LadyStyx said...

OMG iggy!! Too bad they didnt make them in the OCHA print....