Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Break is over

During Spring Break we wanted to get a lot of things done. Our agenda consisted of Easter sugar eggs which are just about done. We didn't get to have the garage sale yet, but it is all set up and ready to go. The spare bedroom is cleaned out, baseboards removed, and we have painted edges of everything. We all got to see doctors this week. The garage was completely cleaned out and we got a new roof on the patio. And, Billy's current residence is the backyard. We got a ton of stuff done and it feels great to have such an accomplishing week. Now we just need good weather for a garage sale and finish painting. Woohoo!!!!!

We all watched Twilight Saga: New Moon today. Loved it!!! Kirk is still on Team Edward, but I have now switched to Team Jacob! We will have to break down and buy the Twilight Saga series on Blu-ray.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Break 2010: Thurs-Sat

Thursday - Kirk worked in the garage cleaning and organizing while I went through the house pulling out stuff for the garage sale. It's so awesome to have clean shelves and closets..... to store more stuff! :) Just the way life is. Holland and I went over to Mom's to work more on the Easter sugar eggs. Kate came in so all 4 of us girls decorated the inside of the eggs. So much fun! Holland began to get a little fussy so we came home and I took Holland's temperature. She was running 102.3 fever! She didn't have any other symptoms other than the fever. She was a little cranky but that was it. We gave her medicine and a cool bath to get her fever down. After the bath, she felt a lot better and played hard all evening. Holland's fever never got below 100 before bedtime.

Friday - we got up and took Holland in to sick time at the doctor's office. She has no drainage. Her ears, throat, and nose were all clear. Doctor didn't know what was really wrong other than it might be some simple virus with just a fever. After we left the clinic we went to Walmart and came home. Kirk and I finished up the garage and started setting up for the garage sale. We have all the little things already placed on a table, stuff labeled and packaged, and bedroom furniture ready to go! Kate came over for supper and hung out with us while we relaxed.

Saturday - well......................... no garage sale. It's snowing!!!! I don't mind giving up a garage sale to hang out in the house watching it snow! How fabulous! We have everything ready so all we have to do is have some good weather, open the garage, and move the tables out. So, since we are staying in, Kirk and I cleaned out the rest of the stuff in the spare bedroom and I started painting the walls. Tonight we went to Mommer's house to celebrate Mom's birthday. We ate and had fun just enjoying each other's company.
Happy Birthday Mom!!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patty's Day

Today was a busy day for us. Kate came in for the remainder of Spring Break. She came over and we played a little Wii Just Dance. So much fun!! Kirk worked on the patio roof and finished it. I cleaned the living room, dining room, pruned the shrubs, and put out new solar lights. Precious, the Chihuahua, is happy Billy is outside. However, Billy isn't adjusting as well as we had hoped. He is still getting his anti-depressants and he should be okay in another day or two. Right now, he is exploring and hopefully he is getting used to his new space.

Since we didn't get to go out to celebrate St. Patrick's day, I made sure I had plenty of Guinness for Kirk. Holland loved her new shamrock t-shirt and new hair bows for St. Patty's. She loves dressing up!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Break 2010: Sat-Tues

We did our normal chores over the weekend. Laundry, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, etc. Monday, I had my dentist and eye appointments. They went great! Teeth were very clean and eyes are getting better over age! I'm sure that will change the older I get. Holland and Kirk played Just Dance on the Wii. They loved it! Holland had a blast trying to make the same movements. So funny!
Monday morning I saw that Sesame Street was on. I turned the channel to PBS and Holland saw Elmo and was immediately hooked. I'm rarely at home during weekdays to see Sesame Street on so I have no idea if Holland watches it at her sitter's house, but she loves it!

I'm a bad mom since I haven't given Holland fresh fruit yet. I know, I know! It's not that I didn't want to, it's just that I never got around to it. She eats fruit cups and fruit yogurt every day, but I've not bought fresh fruit for her to eat. So today, Tuesday, Holland had fresh strawberries, blueberries, and grapes! She loved them all! It was so awesome to see her enjoy fresh fruit since I don't eat any of it. :)

Holland and I went over to Mom's to help start the Easter sugar eggs. We are making light green ones this year. So far, so good. I'm learning more and more each year. I helped mix the sugar and molded several of the eggs. It's so much fun!

I took Billy Bob to his vet appointment today. It was the first time he had actually behaved like a somewhat normal cat. He got all of his vaccinations and is ready to move outside. When we got home, we took him straight to the back porch where his new bed and house were awaiting him. He has a new reflective collar on and is ready to be a wild kitty. I'm really going to enjoy not having to deal with all of his cat hair everywhere. Here is Billy checking out his new house and bed.
While preparing for Billy to move outdoors, we realized we have to have a roof on the patio that doesn't leak. The current one leaks some when it rains since it's not a real roof. Just something we had to throw together years ago. Kirk bought all new supplies and we anticipate this roof being much more protective and waterproof then before. That will be good with Billy living outdoors now.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring Break begins!!!

Finally.... Spring Break! I have so much planned for our little family. They will be so happy when I go back to work after Spring Break. Our current agenda is to make Easter sugar eggs, clean out the spare bedroom, paint the spare bedroom, move Billy Bob (the crazy cat) outside, and have a garage sale. That's all. Nothing big. :) In our spare time we will play the new Wii game I bought today, Just Dance. I've only played for a couple of seconds but I loved it! I also bought some digital scrapbooking software and it's absolutely awesome! I've already made some really cute baby shower invitations. And, I can't wait to catch up on Holland's scrapbooks. Wish me luck with all the plans!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

He's home!

Kirk was gone this past week for training and it was insane not having him home. He typically has Holland duty in the am, since I'm gone before either of them get up. I fed cattle and took care of Piwi while he was gone, too. One good thing is Piwi minds me very well now. I'm doing much better at giving commands in czech. I don't do great at staying home alone or with Holland. I feel much safer when Kirk is home with us. This week there was a rash of break ins in our area and of course, I went nuts trying to protect our house. Needlesstosay, I'm so grateful Kirk is back home and we all feel so much safer now.