Mother’s Day Weekend Stuffs 2008

May 10, 2008 at 5:01 pm 1 comment

  1. My son’s friend has a blog.  He comments on it using my name.  We need to fix that.  (
  2. The hub took us to an airport for small prop plane flights. Fun!  Pics later.
  3. Three soccer games.
  4. A friend’s husband caught fish and had us over for lunch.  Fun!
  5. We are taking the hub’s mom for supper.  Fun!
  6. We are taking my Mom for lunch tomorrow.  Fun!
  7. We decided on the first shade of green we tried.  HA!
  8. My house is a total wreck from painting.  Totally.  I picked up two pieces of pizza just laying around this morning.  I am wearing some of my last clean favorite clothes today.  Laundry needs –emminant.  I am still not finished painting the great room.  Yes, I will have local friends over when I’m done with this project, though I don’t think I’ll ever get done.
  9. I get my eyes measured for Lasik this week.  😀
  10. My SIL got to go see her Navy hub for Mother’s Day.  Cool!  She is traveling with two toddlers.  Wow.
  11. I have been on more field trips than I can count this year.  Love it. 
  12. Son’s elementary school graduation was scheduled at 12:30 so as to not intervere with middle school graduation, and to get a better turn-out. 
  13. There is an elementary school “dance” after graduation until 4:30 to help them celebrate graduating and try to make middle school sound more fun.  Trying to wrap my mind around that, and thankful that my son doesn’t really care a thing about going so far.  Hoping it stays that way, truth be told! 
  14. I needed to run to the store today and didn’t have my new coupon organizer with me!  Agh!   Note to self:  store in van.
  15. Need to prepare music
  16. Need to bake a cake tonight.
  17. Upward photos this week:  photographers must make a killing the number of opportunities we’ve had this year.  This is our fourth. 


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  • 1. Cindy  |  May 10, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    About the green, was the it one you two thought was too much yellow?

    Response: Initially, yes…but the second coat helped. There was some primer
    bleed-through from the undercoat contributing to that “yellow” assessment.
    It’s the one you liked best.

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