Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's 7 bells

and I'm up and at 'em, a rare site this whole summer. Gotta get an early start when the to do list is three miles long!

Just because...

  • The people who own the house we're renting are coming to town on Thursday and are stopping by.
  • Talk about needing to do some organizing before then.
  • There is a showing on this house on Wednesday.
  • Talk about needing to do some cleaning before then.
  • My in-laws are in town for the week.
  • Talk about doing some visiting all week.
  • We spent the day with them yesterday. It was so fun to see them.
  • They are "passing thru" on their way home from WA to MN. Just a short little scenic route for them. ;)
  • They brought along my BIL, who happens to have Down Syndrome. He cleaned my whole toy room yesterday.
  • I didn't even ask or suggest it.
  • He got my 6 year old to help him. Willingly, no less.
  • He must be getting bored after being on vacation for almost a month.
  • I didn't complain.
  • I can't spoon these pre-soggified Cheerios into Baby's mouth fast enough this morning.
  • My MIL brought along a package of goodies from my sister.
  • An apron and bag for able mabel.
  • A purse my mom made and a stack of fabrics for me!
  • Oh Happy Day!!
  • I'm slurping coffee out of my second favorite coffee cup. I'll post a picture some day.
  • We've been enjoying our favorite summer meal lately. Fish, fresh green beans, fresh beets and potato salad. Sometimes we add corn on the cob for variety. Yum!
  • I still have 8 sets of coasters to finish up.
  • On Saturday, while our Husbands were fishing with the older kids, my friend came over and watched me work. (Great friend, aren't I?)
  • Actually she did all the ironing for me.
  • She was the one who wanted to start on the next project when we finished one up.
  • We worked on key fobs for ArtFire, got a patchwork pillow cover done and laid out a patchwork blanket.
  • I sewed the blanket together after she left. I just have the quilting to finish.
  • It was quite an accomplishment since we had the toddlers and babies swirling about our feet all day.
  • I found pillow forms on sale at joann.com for 50% off. I've been putting off making pillows because I didn't want to pay full price for forms. Cheapskate.
  • My three year old is up and running around the house in his pullup, hat on his head and banana sticker on his forehead. Whatever.
  • The rest of the house is peaceful. Bliss.
  • Which closet should I tackle first?
  • I think it's time to change up my featured items in my Etsy shop. I'll do it next time I have to feed Baby.
  • Now it's 8 bells. Time to hit it!
  • Babes is starting to feel the effects of her 7 am wake up. Perfect timing!!
  • Later!


jessica said...

Wow- my head is spinning reading about your "on-goings". I should be doing something like that but, alas, here I sit making my butt a little wider, perhaps? BTW, Gary read up on the grocery game and has taking a liking to it- bonus for me if he does all the grocery shopping, right? Gotta love it!!

Chet and Laura said...

I call it Secretary Spread, Jessica. It's a little more fun to say than sitting and making your butt wider.

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jen said...

How about Bus Driver Buns, Laura? That's what I'm developing from our marathon road trip.

Chet and Laura said...

Ooh, I like Bus Driver Buns! That's a good one!