Monday, June 30, 2008

We're all wet

B has learned how to tie water balloons. Heaven help us now.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Polka dot, polka dot, where is Spot?

I have always loved polka dots and got to show my creativity lately by repainting the kids' bathroom. My DH said I had to wait until after the new floors were done, then was surprised to come home and find the wallpaper ripped off only 2 days after the floor guys left. (Does he not know me at all?)

I forgot to take "before" pictures, but that's okay. The bathroom wasn't hideous or anything, it was pink floral -- not a kids' bathroom and not to my taste. Plus, it was painted over wallpaper and the seams bothered me. Now, I think it is just right. Besides, it matches the SpongeBob toilet seat much better.

High school reunion

This past weekend was my 20-year high school reunion. How is it that the 1st 18 years of my life went by so much slower than the last 20 years? Most people looked pretty much the same -- just a little rounder, a little more settled, a little more confident (or in my case, a lot more confident).

The organizers did a great job. The big surprise was having the fire truck show up for our group picture. One of the things we always did at my high school was take a senior class group picture with the fire truck, so it was a really fun trip down memory lane. Thing is, getting up on that fire truck was a lot harder and a lot scarier than 20 years ago.

What do you do without the children?

The kids are at G'ma & G'pa's for a week and I am still trying to adjust. It's been weird not having to be home at a certain time, not worrying about meals, and just doing whatever I want.

Unfortunately, what I want seems to be very random. When they were littler, sending them off for a week meant I got to take a bath, go grocery shopping, and read a book. Now, they are pretty good with that kind of stuff, so I really have to concentrate and ask myself what I don't do because it's too hard with the kids.

So, the first day I spent 3 hours in the bookstore just browsing and wandering. I only wandered into the children's section once, caught myself, and skedaddled out of there. Today I'm going shopping for a bathing suit -- with no one playing hide and seek under the clothes racks.

I also realized this was a good time to seal the grout in our new tile floors -- easy to avoid foot traffic while the sealer dries. Yesterday I did the laundry room as a test; today was the kids' bathroom and the front entryway (just had to block the dog from entering). Tomorrow will be the kitchen and breakfast room (guess we'll have to eat out -- darn).

Then, I got excited and started talking about how easy it would be to paint the kids' rooms while they are gone. The walls are just plain off-white and I want some color like we used to have in the old house. My DH just looked and me and said, "No." He pointed out my tendency to get WAY too ambitious and then get freaked out and wants me to spend this time doing some house things (like the floor) and some things for ME and sometimes just relaxing. Okay, okay.

And now I'm off to go shopping -- all by myself. Yeah!