Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring was here for a week

Whoa, when I wrote about Spring Break I had no intention of taking a break from blogging.  We got so lost in being on break last week, that the days just all blended together.  It was hardly a 'vacation' but it was sooo good to not be on a schedule.  At all.  Here's what got done:

*  The side yard landscaping was a shambles, so we spent two days tearing up all the old mulch and ground cover and rocks, making several trips to Home Depot for pavers and then laying out a nice, smooth, new pathway.  Which is really nice for hauling garbage cans and the lawn mower and bikes. 

*  Put up a fence to keep a certain spazzy dog out of the garden.  Filling holes in the yard created by same spazzy dog.  Putting up some lattice around the bottom of the porch to keep (you got it) spazzy dog from digging.  All this required more trips to Home Depot.

*  Not going to mention how many hot dogs were consumed from the hot dog stand in front of HD.  So convenient for lunches.

*  I managed to fill up a couple more bags for 40 Bags in 40 Days, for a total of 7.

*  We had some fun, too!  The kids (Joe was working all week, but the other two were our slaves) were released in the evening to see friends.  Dan and I took in a movie, and we all went out for dinner one night.  It was a very low-key kinda week, but I think that's what we needed.  The weather was gorgeous and Emily got a couple of horseback riding lessons in, so she was happy as a clam.

This morning we woke up to a wet, sloppy snow.  Dan is out of town, Emily is back in school.  Luke has another two days of break before he starts school on Wednesday.  It's a bit of a let down, kind of like the scene in Mary Poppins when Burt's sidewalk chalk drawings all start to melt away.  Come back, Spring!

8 comments:

Becky said...

I saw the cutest thing on facebook the other day. It was a spoof on a "downloading spring" thing, where it stopped after 30% of completion and said "error, unable to complete". So funny. And seems about right for all of us. We had some 50s a couple of weeks ago, and today it is 28. Snowflurries on Saturday. Ugh. I'm more than ready for spring.

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN,
SOUNDS LIKE A REAL BUSY, BUT ENJOYING WEEK. IT'S NICE TO HAVE FAMILY AROUND, GETTING THINGS DONE.
SORRY ABOUT YOUR SNOW,
THE SUN IS OUT IN NJ, BUT ITS VERY CHILLY OUTSIDE. TODAY IS JENNA'S BIRTHDAY, SHE IS 17 YRS. OLD. TIMES GOES BY SO FAST.
WELL, HAVE A NICE WEEK, AND KEEP BAGGING. LOVE YA, AUNY RIZ

Dandy said...

Wow, you got a lot done!

The lady who works the hot dog stand in front of HD know my parents and their order!

Tiffany said...

I feel the same way! We had beautiful weather, then snow! GAAH!!! I was all ready with my sandals and everything.

Glad you all had a low key week. Those are important to have every now and then.

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

I've wanted to try those stupid hot dogs in front of HD for years but never have. You may have just given me the courage. :-)

Country Dreaming said...

Sounds like things are getting done in your world.
I think everyone's weather is weird!

Melinda

Susanne said...

Wow, it sounds like you guys did lots. I look outside and see so much work to be done that I just want to hide my eyes. I'm so not good with landscape kind of stuff and am never quite happy with how it looks. Hey, maybe you and your crew can come on over! :v)

Jen said...

We love the hot dogs in front of Home Depot too and the lemonade in front of our Lowes!!!! I never go to either without cash:)