Saturday, February 21, 2009

just a typical Saturday

So far today I have:

-been in and out of Wal-Mart
-exchanged 2 birthday presents
-gone grocery shopping
-pick up some library books
-made Karen Sawatsky casserole for potluck tomorrow (and saved half for ourselves)
-made two lasagna's for the freezer
-done 4 loads of laundry
-washed a mountain of dishes

Still to do today:

-put away gloves & mitts & other winter stuff in new under-the-bed rubbermaid
-put away outdoor Christmas decorations into rubbermaid (they haven't been UP for this long...just waiting for a place to be stored, that's all)
-vaccuum my sick sick floor
-do two more loads of laundry
-wash a mountain of dishes
-lay on the couch & watch tv

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

old friends, dead relatives and new projects

This past weekend my mom & dad came to visit. They had Monday off, so it was a good weekend to come and see Dan & me. They arrived Thursday night and went home again on Monday morning. I can't really say what we did, but we sure had fun doing it!

Dad & Dan tackled some home-work projects. We FINALLY have outside lights! If you come and visit I will turn them on. I know it's a bit ridiculous that we didn't have any until now, but we do live in an old trailer and everything is of farm quality, which means that it's all just made to work - not made to really be good. So along with the lights they also made the door into our "utility" room (laundry/storage) way better! It now has a new door knob and weatherstripping, so Dan can use that as a mud room, which is awesome because I am tired of sweeping up hay every 10 minutes.

On Sunday we went on an adventure to find the graves of the great grandparents. After Dan & I got married I read all of Gran's memoirs again, and since then I have wanted to go and find Cornelius & Katerina in the cemetaries Gran mentioned. Finally we went on Sunday, and mom spotted them about 10 minutes into our search! We had no idea that we would find Katherine because Gran wrote that she was in a different cemetary, but it turns out they were just 12 graves from each other. Mom also found her great Aunt Anna (Boppa's aunt) and her great Aunt & Uncle Sara & George (Boppa's uncle). (Mom, did I get that right?)


Oh, mom also helped me with a little sewing project, which I made for Grace for her birthday (Jenny's daughter). It was a chef costume - hat and jacket. I had it all cut out already because it was originally for someone else, but that changed long ago so why not right?! I think it turned out pretty cute! Two of my friends from Briercrest also happened to be visiting people in Vancouver this week, and last night I went into the city to meet them for supper. It was a lot of fun and I am glad I could go see them while they are here. I was pretty tired on my way home, but it was worth it! I laughed a lot and we had a good visit.
Well, that's all for now!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Happenings

- We got a new laptop after our computer finally died. The new one is so fun and pretty and I am using it right now! We might also get the high speed stick from Rogers, and then I'll be able to Skype with the best of you! Stay tuned....

-The day after we got the computer, Dan bought a new (actually used) truck from a real OCD anal guy. It's a 1992 Ford something or other 4x4 in pretty much perfect condition. I didn't know we needed a truck, but there you go.

- My mom & dad are visiting next week!

-Our friends Brandon and Cayley got engaged and Dan will be Brandon's best man! We are so excited for them and Dan is honoured to be a part of it. I get to make the cake, which I am really excited about! Their wedding is in September.

-We have another wedding to go to in August. Also a Bible school friend.

-It's only the beginning of February and we already have two weddings to go to this year.

-I am making plans to volunteer at SABC with my friend Malorie for a week in August! We are going to be the Fort cooks (which is kind of awesome and scary at once). We cooked up (no pun intended) this plan back in 2006, when we were both summer staff and both engaged. Now we are both married. She lives in Lethbridge...I think it will be a lot of fun to reconnect with her!

-I thought I had more exciting things going on.

-I am really into sewing right now. I have two projects on the go - a blanket/quilt for me and Dan's bed (because sewing straight lines is real easy) and a secret project that it so much fun and so cute but I can't tell you what it is yet because it's for Helen's birthday (in September)(and I know it's early to start on that, but I had to because I was so excited about it!). So again, stay tuned if you want to see something (hopefully) adorable for a little baby.

-Helen is still the coolest. I haven't seen her in a week and I miss her.

-We watched Prince Caspian last night and it was the bomb. Watch it. You'll love it!

-I think I'll make some muffins today. And do laundry, and clean up my house. It's the usual Saturday around here.

-I was trying to make this 25 things, since that is the latest thing to do if you've been reading facebook and/or blogs, but I can't think of anything else, so 13 will have to do!

-Have a good weekend everyone!

-(make it 15)