Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Catching up

Since I've been back, I've been thinking about blogging, just about every day. And then I go, eh, what do I have to blog about. Here's what I've been up to. . . .

Last Friday -- Seems like months ago. Since I came home from our trip to a dead computer (did I ever mention that?) I needed Friday to be a work day. Typically, I never work on Fridays, but I really needed to get caught up. In the morning, my BFF Kathy came by, so I could "take a minute" and sew about 8" of a banner she was making for her son's First Communion. When she walked in with a bagful of supplies and a sketch for the banner, I knew it would be longer than a minute. So, I put on a pot of coffee and "we" made Scotty's banner. (This is my non-crafty BFF who doesn't own a glue gun. Guess who made the banner?) After we made a fastest-ever trip to the mall for the Clinique special, I did manage to get some work in that afternoon.

Saturday -- Grocery shopped in the morning. I got really organized, went through all my coupons and saved $47 on my order! In the afternoon, my Bible Study group went to tea at the lovely St. Julien Hotel in Boulder. From our table, we had a beautiful view and watched the snow lightly falling against the mountain backdrop. A fun afternoon with girlfriends. Saturday night, Dan and I decided to watch a movie. We ended up choosing Wall-E, since Em was going to watch with us. So, Dan and Luke and I watched the movie while Em went upstairs and watched something else. It was a cute movie, even though I'm not into animated films. I know, weird, I never like cartoons as a child, either.

Sunday -- Cleaned house in the morning and in the afternoon hosted our group to choose Rockies tickets for the season. There are six families that share season tickets, and it's always a rousing, fun-filled afternoon as we munch on ballpark snacks and compete for the games/dates that we all want. Always good-natured teasing and lots of fun.

Monday -- That was yesterday. Worked all day after taking the kids to school. More of the same today.

That's where I've been. A little work, very little cleaning, lots of girlfriend/family/friend time. Not bad.

16 comments:

Sharon said...

It's always good to hear from you -- remember that your mundane may be interesting to someone else -- we have no professional sports in our area - AHEM (at least none that I would attend ;) Blessings on your week,

Bill said...

It sounds like you are settling back into your regular routine nicely. If we could cruise 24x7, we wouldn't really appreciate it.
I'm glad you got the computer working again.

Jen said...

Sounds all good to me...the snow falling gently on the mountains sounds wonderful.
We didnt go see Wall E....not sure why.

Joanne said...

Oh how I would've loved a crafty friend like you when my kids were in school! As a Mom, I failed in arts & craft projects, I just didn't have the knack! I'm sure your friend dearly appreciates what you did for her!

Renna said...

Your life sounds good, Karen. :-)

Susanne said...

Sounds good to me! Welcome back!

Linda said...

Welcome back. Sorry about your computer woes...

Becky said...

The new "normal" after a cruise. Reality. But it sounds pretty good all in all.

Have a great week.

Trailboss said...

My computer at home is acting up too. I hope it doesn't die, I still have pictures I haven't copied yet!

diana said...

some times i wonder if it's worth going on vacation. there's always the work ahead of time getting youself ready and if you work, getting your office or job taken care of in prep of the week gone. and then when you get back, there's so much to catch up on. that's why if i go away, i want it to be worth it all.

we thought about going in on some rockies tickets this year but decided at the last minute not to. we'll buy a tickets for a few games from our friends who wanted us to buy in. let's hope they have a good team this year.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Good to hear what's going on! I haven't blogged in a while, lots of that "thinking about it, but not getting to the computer to do it" stuff around here :) Nice to hear what all you've been up to, and hope the computer is all fixed now. Always a bummer to be without that lifeline :)

Have a great day and week, Karen!

gail@more than a song said...

I hope you've been having a good week! Glad to see a post from you and catch up. It all sounds good, especially time with friends! Now the dead computer, no fun at all...hope it's all fixed up.

BClark said...

What ever you are up to we like hearing from you. Sorry about the puter, hope nothing serious. Isn't it nice to be able to help out the creativly challenged?? Nice of you to help your BFF out. Must be really hard to settle back in after your vacation. I like hearing about all the normal type things you do, sort of reasuring.

Best to you

Brittanie said...

Hi Karen
Thank you for stopping by my blog. For a 12 year old girl I would recommend looking at Robin Jones Gunn and Nancy Rue's books. I love Jenny B. Jones but I think that might be topic wise a little older than you might be wanting to go. Also a series that I highly recommend but might come a little later is the Sweet Seasons by Debbie Viguie. I loved them as a adult too. :)

Scrappy Kay said...

Karen, you are busy as always!

I gave you an "award" - and I hope more of my readers will discover your friendly and outstanding blog!

Regards,

Kay

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Glad you're home! I seem to be a magnet for all my non-crafty friends as well, and "we" complete projects together as well...LOL!

Xandra