Monday, November 2, 2009

A little bit of everything

Here's just some random stuff that's going on around here these days.

Our house is finished, finally. It has been for the past week or two but I've been lazy and haven't posted my pictures yet. I will.

Jamin has been walking into the school all by himself for the past couple of weeks. I had to bribe, I mean reward him, to finally go in on his own. It's wonderful. I now only have to unload my van full of kids when I pick him up.

I got a new area rug in my living room. Again, I've had this for a while, but I haven't been blogging lately.

I've been recruited to be the Sparks Director for our AWANA program in our church. AWANA is a club for kids and we meet every Friday night. We do games, learn bible verses and have council time (singing and a message) and the kids can earn shares(AWANA money) and use it at our AWANA store. The Sparks are kids from Kindergarten to Grade 2. They are a great bunch of kids and I've found I'm attached to them already. Jamin is in Sparks this year. He's having a pretty good time I think. Kids older than Grade 2 can go too, I just happen to be working with the Sparks.

I've taken up knitting, well sort of. I started a scarf and I haven't done anything with it for like a month. Maybe I'll have forgotten how to even do it by now. Maybe I'll post a picture if I actually get it done.

It's 1:15 in the afternoon and my TV hasn't been on once yet today. It will be come 2:00 cause that's when Days of Our Lives is on. It's kind of nice having the quiet. Well, almost quiet. I can hear the kids playing in the basement. Jordan is over playing today and it sounds like they are having a really good time. But that's the kind of noise that I love. Happy noise.

I need some ideas for my flower bed. I know, it's going to be winter soon. But I need to make a plan so I know what to do with it for the spring. It's full of hostas right now, which I love, but I need something else. Anybody got some ideas? It's a full shade area so I'm limited.

You can tell your kid watches too much TV when he starts reciting commercials. Like, "we should get a blizzard, they're only $2.99" or "mom, if you want to look really beautiful, you should get bump-its". Really? Do I really need bump-it's? There have been more, but I can't remember them.

That's about it for now. Hopefully I'll get some pics on here soon.


Tiffany said...

Ooh - like the Christmas countdown!

Happy noise eh? Heh heh heh - you just put that because you know I'm going to read it. In real life they're probably driving you nuts!

I got a 2 hour nap in. Thanks! It was so needed. If Tennyson hadn't woken up I'd still be sleeping!

Yeah, the hostas definitely have to go. I'll tell you where to put them! :)

Sonya said...

I redid my flower bed this year and was so happy with the results. It can made such a difference! I got a landscape designer to come over and give me some direction and ideas. She left me with a rough draft and I went from there. I can give you her name if you're interested. I'm a hosta lover too. Check out Lois Hole's book of Perennial Favorites. They list perennials that love shade and have lots of pictures so you know what the plants look like. I had major plans for further flower beds for next spring, but we'll see how that all goes with a newborn. Happy planning!

Ange said...

Thanks Sonya! I'll have to see if I can find that book. I know what you mean about the newborn. I didn't have a garden this year, that was one of my reasons.

Tiffany, you're welcome and they are not driving me nuts. Jordan told me she missed Tennyson. They really are the best of friends aren't they? Glad you could get a sleep in. If you'd like a Hosta, you are more than welcome to one. I've got lots!

Ange said...

Although Sonya, I think you like the gardening thing more than I do so maybe you'll get them done after all! :)

Tiffany said...

Jordan and Tennyson are the best of friends. They always miss each other when separated. Lori Carpenter always laughs because Tennyson always has to hug her goodbye before we leave her at nursery school.