Monday, April 27, 2009

Driveway Inspiration

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."John 16:32-33

Adam and I went on a picnic today. Bucky had a meeting after church so we packed our lunch and went over to the Emersons. They have a perfect spot for a picnic. We ate and then threw rocks in the creek and even put our feet in. The water was cold, but we were hot so it felt good. The next time we go I told him we'd have to bring Daddy and our Crocs so we can wade. Fun! Now we're home and Adam's playing cars around the table and I'm in the middle of cleaning up the kitchen. Tomorrow is Monday all over again!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Gorgeous weather! Yes!

Adam and I have been to Somerset today. We got paint for his room. We are doing two light blue walls and two dark blue walls. The colors are vast sky and loyal blue from Sherwin Williams. The guy was very nice, actually had some RC ties, and let Adam watch the process of adding the dye and shaking the paint. Even carried the paint to our car. Great experience.

We buzzed into Ashley furniture, checked out the mall, but never really bought anything else until Walmart and the damage there wasn't bad at all. We did get to see Aunt Margaret. We were going to swing by her house but met her at the ER instead. She is not feeling well. I think they are going to admit her. We grabbed a bite at McD's before coming home.

Adam has napped for too long and needs to get up. Bucky will be home from the golf trip tonight.

Congrats to Bro Baby for finishing her mini-marathon. Impressive!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Not a lot going on here. It's breakfast duty week for me so that means early mornings. We got new teacher computers at school today so if you could email me at school it would help to get my contact list up to date.

Adam and I have played tonight. I had to really pour it on because at one point this afternoon he was on the beanbag almost asleep. No way was he napping late! We played monster trucks and this is always a hit. I vacuumed and did some other things around the house. I am ready to organize my closet this weekend. I have clothes everywhere! I think it is supposed to warm up tomorrow. Pretty soon we'll be saying it's too hot. Never satisfied.

Like I said, it's pretty much day to day here. This is not a bad thing by any means....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Yesterday's Highlights
Bucky golfed in the morning and Adam and I played outside. What a gorgeous day!
We went to Lexington! We shopped at Hamburg. We found Adam's bedding at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I don't think we'll be able to do his blue walls like he wanted, but that's how it would be with all the sports patterns. Too much blue and too dark! We'll have to look at paint colors and furniture soon. Adam is very excited about this process.
We met Jon and Karen at Backyard Burgers to eat and then it was off to the Legends game. These are always a blast. We had seats behind home plate. They were awesome. Adam got a ball signed by Big L. One of the ushers gave it to him. He liked that, but I think he liked the popcorn even more.
We got home around 11. Bucky is preaching this morning, and if I don't hop in the shower we'll be late for Sunday School and second service.
Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Adam can talk your leg off--seriously! After the rides home from daycare I usually am exhausted from talking/listening. This is what he said to me after he'd been quiet most of the way home yesterday.

"Momma, I'm awfully quiet today. (Pause, Pause, Pause). I'm thinking about my day."

I was floored. I don't know where he'd heard that "awfully quiet" part, but I'm glad he's reflective some of the time.

Bucky was set to umpire ballgames last night but it rained again. We were all home for the night. Bucky put together the bench we got for the front porch. I worked around the house last night and my feet and legs were sore, and tired from the first day back. I was sitting rather strangely in the recliner--pretty much spread eagle with a leg on each chair arm just to elevate them as much as I could. All of a sudden, Adam throws a (hard) football at me and it lands right in my crotch. Adam's had a history of throwing at people when they're not ready I couldn't help but scream out. He had to go to his room and got one 0f Bucky's famous father lectures. Seriously, they are intense. I would not want one. Adam listened well but we went on to bed as sort of punishment. He's had some time winding down at night lately. It's like he can't lay still. I'm not sure what this is all about...

Tonight Bucky has a board meeting and then he'll be home. It's American Idol night and also the first night of Deadliest Catch. Bucky really likes this show and I kind of got into it last season.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!
Everything went great at church this morning. It was an early morning!
Adam and I have had naps and Bucky's on the golf course. I've been trying to go through all of the Easter things around here and also put up laundry. Tomorrow is back to school and it's the first day of our extended days that will allow us to get on May 28. The only thing is that the kids will be in the room by 7:30 and they won't begin calling buses until 2:50. Whew!
I am preparing a big Easter supper. We are having roasted chicken (I saw Rachael Ray do this last week), cheese grits (an Easter must in my opinion), broccoli (Adam's request), potatoes (mashed for us and baked for Adam), and crescent rolls. Adam and I made a rainbow cake yesterday--where you pour jello over a white cake and then top with Cool Whip.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Here are a few pictures from our big day. We hunted eggs at JCC inside. Adam had lots of practice from doing this at Gran and Granddad's. Adam and I played golf outside today, Mary came by for a bit, we went to the grocery, and a surprise birthday party. To top it all off, we dyed eggs tonight. Tomorrow is a busy day. Happy Easter to everyone!

Friday, April 10, 2009

We went out and about this morning to do some errands. We hit the church, library, post office, and Dollar General store. We made a banana pudding for Buddy when we got home. This was to thank him for putting up our new ceiling fan on Monday. Adam played some and we ate lunch and then we read our new library books. He went down easy for a nap (not before his nails were trimmed) and I rested as well. Tonight is Easter praise team practice and Adam is going to Teresa's. I'm hoping we can spend some time outside before them. I think it's (finally) warming up. I've been working on some scripts for this year's Marketplace VBS and also trying to do laundry, etc. I can't believe it's already Thursday. Gag.

Today's sign that I'm losing it: I gave the library lady my debit card today. Ha!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The spare bedroom is clean! There is nothing in it except for a few of Adam's games in the closet. All it needs is to be vacummed and it's finished. We are so excited. All the hard work has paid off. Now we can start looking for Adam's furniture and paint colors. He says he wants his walls blue and that he wants Lakers. I think we'll do a sports theme and insert some Laker stuff here and there. We've only had one snag in all our home improvement efforts. Bucky was going to put together the cabinet for the laundry room and one of the pieces was cracked. He called and they will send a piece soon. Other than that, it's been smooth sailing.

We went to the doctor today. All is well. I go tomorrow morning to have the sugar test done. It's going to work out great because I'll drop Bucky off at 8, go to Somerset, and then head to Lexington to get Adam. I hope to get our Easter duds while I'm there. He's had a great time in Cynthiana and it will be great to see him. Bucky will be on a trip with the youth and will be home on Friday.

Today's sign that I'm losing it: As usual, Carol, our nurse, weighed me first thing. I asked to see what it had been last time and then I looked at my beginning weight. After this she told me to give a urine sample. Well, I got all caught up in trying to do the math (not my forte' to say the least) to see how much weight I've gained, that I totally sat down down and peed and never even grabbed a cup! I didn't realize this until I went to flush. So I had to go out and whisper to Carol that I'd had my blonde moment of the day. She laughed and blamed it on the pregnancy, and said I'm not the first to do this. It was hilarious!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Break! It doesn't feel like it here. In fact, there is actually snow on our deck this morning. Hopefully it will warm up in the next few days. Adam is enjoying a stay in Cynthiana. Meanwhile, we are working hard to get the spare bedroom empty and also do some sprucing up to the house. We went to Bowling Green on Saturday. We had much luck at Lowe's but no luck with Easter clothes. We did have a great meal at Shogun. I ate so much it hurt!

Today we have a doctor's appointment. We are going to use a gift card at Cracker Barrel this morning and eat breakfast before. Wonder what the scales will say?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I am counting down the days, minutes, and seconds until Spring Break. It can't get here quick enough. I am ready to rest. Today Adam and I played outside for about an hour and I hadn't eaten a snack when I got home. Hunger and heat is a bad combination for me. I almost had a repeat of the "Pale White Girl" headline. We are now inside and I've eaten salty, sweet, and everything in between to get back to normal. I feel much better.

Callie got her spring haircut today. She looks so cute! I know she has to feel better.

Adam and Mary had a big time here at the house last night. I know they painted, but there's no telling what else they did. They are quite the pair!

Bucky has a new vehicle. It's a Dodge Durango. He seems to like it so far.