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Yippee, the carpet shopping is done!! Holy cow, this spring break was spent doing a lot of shopping. The garage door took a day, the carpet took a day, and the kitchen table took a little over a day! My, my! 

How I spent my spring break:
Saturday – Costco, Mall, grocery store, digging in yard for about 2 hours, Lowe’s for manure and other fun things
Sunday – Finish digging in yard and planting (several hours, 45 gallon container of rocks (rocks dug up!), 4 bags of manure mixed into freshly hand tilled dirt,  approximately 50 plants and bulbs planted
Monday – Garage door shopping, filled out, faxed and mailed child support papers because ex wants to lower child support (this ended up taking FOREVER thanks to a fax machine that wouldn’t work properly and Kinko’s wanting to charge nearly $25!!! to fax 14 pages!)
Tuesday – Clean house, pet errands (pet food, etc.)
Wednesday – Garage people come out to measure, carpet shopping, kitchen table shopping
Thursday –  Laundry, laundry and more laundry, decided on and purchased kitchen table, worked on clearing out bonus room. Now need to go buy more shelves so it can be finished. 
Friday – Carpet shopping all stinking day!! Put solar lights in the yard, work on bonus room a little more. 
Saturday – Return all carpet samples, maybe paint?, not quite sure. So much left to do and quickly running out of time.

It’s funny how teachers look forward to Spring Break not so we can relax, but so that we can get caught up on the things that we simply don’t have time to do during the school year. I wish I had one more week.


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It’s Spring Break. As a teacher, this means that I get a chance to breathe. Funny what it means to breathe to me. Saturday was a fairly lazy day. I had a friend bringing plants by for me to plant in my front yard. We waited for awhile and at around 1:00 left to run errands such as purchasing cat food, a trip to the mall for some necessities, a WalMart visit, etc. Once we got home a few hours later, the plants were on the front porch. Knowing that plants can only last so long, we began the tedious work on the area that I intended to plant in. 

The area was full of rocks so getting it so that we could actually plant in it took two days and lots of man power. We filled a 45 gallon trash can with rocks, broke up the soil, added manure, mixed the manure into the newly turned dirt, and finally planted. I can’t wait for everything to bloom. I also went to the “showroom” and purchased a garage door, learning more about garage doors than I ever cared to know, filled out paper work that I had been procrastinating on, got it mailed off, the house was cleaned. Life is feeling pretty good. 

Over the next few days, I will paint the bathroom, finish touch up paint around the house, paint an accent wall and the closet doors in my room, and clean our bonus room. The garage door company will be coming by tomorrow to double check everything and make sure that we are ready to install next week, I will be calling the gas company so they can install a new meter and quit leaving me notes on my door for me to call them. I will work on my action research paper, tidy up my practicum piece, mow the lawn if it stops raining, and simply enjoy some time with my children. 

It’s funny how it feels good to simply take the time to do what needs to be done. My parents were hoping I would come visit, but I could not relax knowing that there is so much to be done at home. I am glad that I chose to stay behind. With that, I’m off to begin work on the bonus room. This will likely take 2 days to complete since it became the dumping ground in our move. So much to do!

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Gone are the lazy Saturday mornings. In fact gone are the lazy weekends. I long for a lazy day. I guess I had one yesterday only because I stayed home sick. After fighting a migraine and Immitrex doing nothing for it, I left work at 10:30 Thursday morning and stayed home on Friday as well. Thinking hard, I can not come up with anything worthwhile that I did yesterday. That’s ok, though, because that’s what sick days are about. 

Today started nice and early at 5:30. My daughter and I got up and got ready to go. We were out the door by 6:40 so that my daughter could catch the bus to the mountain by 7:00 (she’s on the ski team). After dropping her off, I drove to the coffee shop (Black Rock – YUMMY!!) for a hot Caramel Blondie and then my son and I went to Lowe’s. I was looking for a mirror for the bathroom. It dawned on me that the mirrors are far too heavy and I will have to hire someone to hang one for me (darn it) so I didn’t buy one. We then headed to Walmart in which I bought curtains for the living room and the kitchen. I am very excited about what I found. My house is a maple color with white trim. I have mahogany furniture and a “sea foam” colored couch and oversized chair. I bought some pretty bright red curtains which I plan to hang when I am done with this blog. I will have to post the picture.

Anyway, after Lowe’s and Walmart, we headed to the pet store to buy cat litter, but they weren’t open yet so we came home. Today I plan to finish hanging the curtains, paint the bathroom and work on school work. It will be a busy day. I will have to pick my daughter up from the bus at about 5:30 and then we will be meeting my nephew and his family for a birthday dinner in which we will be celebrating 3 birthdays. Sometime before that, I also need to stop at Costco and buy my son a birthday cake. That is all that he really wants (he already had his celebration and gifts), a “real” cake and a “big” cake from Costco. I can do that for him. 🙂 It’s true what they say, December babies never really get birthdays. Not only is his birthday right before Christmas, we also spent it moving this year. Poor kid. 

Anyway, boring post, but that’s ok because no one seems to be reading what I write anyways which leaves me to wonder why I write. I guess that I am hoping that one of these days someone will find me interesting. LOL HAPPY SATURDAY to anyone that happens to stop by. =)

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