Friday, August 24, 2012

Choir Pres.....

Friday is here already?  Where did the time go?  I think most of you know that I'm working now.  I actually like it and its a nice bonus to get the check every other Friday!  And now I have a new assignment.....I have been elected......(can you call it that when you were thrown in the spot because you were the only surviving parent that was on the board for the last 2 years?).......Choir Booster President.  It will be very intimidating to say the least.  Yes, I can be loud enough.  And yes, I can make an awesome agenda.  But will things go as planned on paper?  I'm not too sure about that.  It seems that we will have a nice booster club - I mean there were probably 15 parents there for our first meeting (I'm sure that will dwindle) but for the last 2 years there were literally 6 women who carried the whole committee.  We have a brand new choir teacher we will just go with the flow and see how it go...... (yeah, I know it's supposed to be goes, but I was rhyming there, just so you knows)    hehe!!
Some new additions for our family tree....Jason and Stacey are having a girl in December!  And Jill and Jonathan will be having a boy in January!
We are so excited for them!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Well, it's Monday again and we 'girls' will be getting together to fix some meals for the week.  I think this is our fourth time and we all seem to be enjoying it.  It sure helps me to keep food coming for my family on busy days.  
Today I went to WalMart to buy a few things that I know are cheaper there....and came across this box of Rotini.  Now, the one on the left was the shape of Rotini I was going for, but the right one, um.....didn't match?  There were several boxes that way?.......Luckily I found 3 of the 'real' Rotini.  Shells in a Rotini box?  Get help Barilla.......

 Also, some exciting news.  We are in the process of remodeling me an official laundry room.  Yep, now that most of my kids are in their own homes and we are down to just 2 left, we feel it's the right time to make that laundry room.  My washer and dryer have always had a spot in the downstairs bathroom, but now it will have it's own space and I will actually be able to do laundry without having to share the spot with someone trying to dry their hair, brush their teeth, put on mascara, etc.  For the past few years Katie and Shannon had shared a bedroom for sleeping and then used the other basically for a walk'in closet.  It was nice but now that Katie has been gone for several months, it's time to get Shannon into one room and one room only.  Friday and Saturday we started with the demo. 
 We boxed, shoved and moved clothes into two closets - (thanks for sharing Allan)- and then the baseboards, carpet, pad and nasty dirt that seems to work its way all the way through the layers was taken up and out.  Doug installed a new window which needed to be done desperately.
  The plan is to build a wall about where Doug is kneeling in this picture.  

My laundry room will be to his 'aft' and the new wall will be the back of Shannon's new closet wall.  She will gain about 20 inches or so in her room, and although that doesn't sound like a lot, it will at least have the feeling of being much bigger.  
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