August has been a crazy month so far. LM started school on the 8th. On the 9th my mom got a call that my Grandma was in the hospital in No. Ca. On the 10th hubby went out of town for 10 days. On the 12th LM and I headed up to Ca after school to see my Grandma. Nine hour drive just the 2 of us. A first. We stopped half way to spend the night which ended up being a story all its own. We came home on the 14th and I swear we stopped at every rest area in Ca! Some are quite nice. On the 16th my mom called to say that my Grandma was moving to AZ and I needed to go pick out her room at the assisted living facility so she could move in on the 17th. She arrived and we spent the rest of the week getting her settled in her new room. I can't believe that all of this happened in only a week.
We were able to stay at my cousin's house while we were in No. Ca. so that was really nice. They have a fabulous yard with grass (which we don't have here) so after a day of driving and hospital visiting LM was happy to check out all the fruit trees and run around in the grass.
We have had a relaxing weekend. Hubby and I had a date night while LM stayed at a friend's on Saturday night. We went to see 'The Rise of the Planet of the Apes' AND 'The Help'. We had some movie gift certificates so we decided to use them up since we had the time. And it is still blazin' hot here so the movie theatre is a great place to be. Both movies were good. 'The Help' was REALLY good. I am still reading the book but when the hubby said he wanted to see the movie I jumped on it.
I have had no time to work on anything DIY or craft related although I have a list a mile long of things I want to do. I am almost finished with LM's room. Hopefully that won't be much longer.
I am hoping this week is a little less hectic. I am trying to get into my new schedule now that school has started. Let's hope it happens this week. Tuesday is my scrap booking day and I am working on getting everything together for my retreat in September. I want to get a lot done when we're there but it all depends on the planning and organization. And the time is tickin'. September will be here in the blink of an eye.
The meteorologist on the news said things will be heating up this week. Honestly, how much hotter can it get? Maybe I don't want to know...
I've never been one to keep a journal or diary (as we called it back in the 70's). I had a diary in grade school but wrote in it only sporadically. It was one of those cute little ones with a lock and key that were so popular back in the day.
I had some riveting entries like this one: Today I went to school. I came home from school and Debbie came over after school. I watched the Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family at night.
And this one: Today I went to school. Dianna was sick today and didn't come to school.
Riveting. Am I right? Good thing my diary wasn't put in a time capsule lest future generations think kids in the 70's were super boring.
Since that first little diary I've tried to journal (the new millennium terminology) every now and then with similar luck. Even I get bored with what I've written. Over the years I've tried to figure out why I didn't enjoy this process. In fact, I pretty much loath the process. I still do and h…
Just when I was about to call Directv and tell them to take HGTV because it wasn't worth watching, 'Fixer Upper' miraculously showed up. Oh happy day! I just love this show! Chip and Joanna Gaines are a hoot! And the work they do is pretty darn fabulous.
My favorite thing about this show is not Chip and Joanna, or Joanna's awesome style but the fact that they find homes in price ranges that are more middle America than what we see on Property Brothers or Love it or List it. A $200,000 budget is not uncommon. They find a house that's $120,000 or so leaving them $80,000 or so for renovations. Pretty cool. And pretty easy to relate to for many of us. Million dollar budgets? Not so much.
Chip and Joanna come across some really great fixer uppers. Almost makes me want to move to Texas!
I love Joanna's style. She is creative and, being a mom of 4, she understands that homes need to work for families with storage options, family friendly materials and spa…