Thursday, 25 July 2013

Thankful Thursday

In the scary moment that our family is living in, I thought it appropriate to have a Thankful Thursday post. Today, I am thankful for: My health My family's health Our home My friends My job My employees My boss My dogs Pin It

Monday, 22 July 2013

Hubster lost his job decision. Please pray for us. Thanks. Pin It

Monday, 15 July 2013

Home Improvement

Hubster and I have been seriously considering moving homes. We've gone through many model homes at several different sites and have fallen in love a couple of times. There were some really beautiful homes with many upgrades included in the price, but alas, the price was too high. :( So, we got to thinking about renovating our existing home. It will still cost a heck of a lot of money to do all that we would like to do, but we can do it on our terms, on our schedule and on our budget. We went to Lowe's and Home Depot yesterday to start looking...our first project looks like it will be doors and floors. I can't believe the choices out there. Wow. There are so many things to consider and SO much planning to do. It's exciting and overwhelming all at the same time! Here's our "Honey Do" list:
New inserts for our front doors (with built in mini-blinds between the glass) and all glass storm doors with interchangable screen for the summer; Replace old sliders in kitchen with french doors (with built in mini-blinds between the glass); Replace old blinds with shutters in the kitchen; Replace old blinds with curtains in the living/dining room; Replace old cheap curtains in family room with new curtains; Remove stiple ceiling in living/dining room and family room and paint ceiling once smooth; Replace old parquet flooring in living/dining room and family room with hardwood; Replace old tiling throughout the main floor with new tile; Either reface or replace kitchen cupboards and replace formica countertops with granite; Redo staircase with stain to match new hardwood; Hardwood flooring in bedrooms and upstairs hallway; Completely re-do ensuite in the master bedroom (it has many cracked tiles and leaks and the layout is absolutely terrible); Paint entire house.
So, as you can see, we have A LOT of work to do. But I am looking forward to it! Much of the work will be contracted out. Hubster and the older boys can do all the demolition, but we will have a professional do the new work. Pin It

Monday, 8 July 2013

Manic Monday!

Busy busy day, so it will be a drive-by on this Manic Monday! - MIL had to be taken to the hospital on Saturday. She called Hubster in a lot of pain, asking him to take her in because she couldn't move. He took her to the local hospital and stayed with her for over five hours. She was diagnosed with a 2 mm kidney stone and sent home with Oxycontin and anti-inflammatory meds. She slept over at our house and was feeling better Sunday afternoon, so she is home resting now. Poor thing. - Threepeat had a bout of the stomach flu Saturday night. He woke me up at 2:30 am, moaning in pain and crying that his tummy hurt. A lot of gas, many tears and many hours later, he had diarreah and went back to hour later, at 5:40, he woke up to say he was going to throw up. At that point, we were up for the day and he vomitted twice more. He fell asleep again around 7:45 and woke up at 9:30 a new boy. He was perfectly fine for the rest of the weekend. - I made a roast lamb dinner last night. We hadn't had a roast dinner in so long...I loved every single bite. - Middleman started his grade nine preparation course at summer school on Thursday. He has had a ton of homework, but I think he is secretly enjoying it! - Last night, Hubster and I took on a couple of punks at the park. My Mom was walking her dog in the park when they, for no reason, starting shouting verbal abuse at her. They swore at her and said some horrible things. Hubster and I marched over there and gave them what for! They were terrifed...well, one was. He kept apologizing and beggin us to just let them go home. The other one was scared as well, but he tried to hide it with disrepect and arrogance. Hubster was on him like white on rice, right up in his face...I was quite impressed. At the end of the day, I think the litle $hit learned his lesson. He won't be yelling at my mother again. LOL. We shooed them out of the park, threatening to call their parents (Boy Oneder joined us afterwards and told us he knew of one of them). Parents need to teach their children respect. I can unequivocally say that my children would NEVER speak to adults the way they spoke to us and my Mom. Disgusting. Their parents should be ashamed of themselves. - It's going to be a busy week...Middleman's soccer game tonight, Threepeat's karate tomorrow night, Middleman's soccer game Wednesday, Threepeat's karate on Thursday and soccer practice on Friday. GAH! - Have a super week. Pin It
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