Sunday, August 30, 2009

Week End

Mark took Friday off with me (which was well deserved if you ask me since he worked 16 hours on Tuesday!). We spent some return money and gift cards at Lowes, hit the new Sonic in Commerce for lunch and watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. That night, the three of us enjoyed our first toasty warm fire in the fireplace. Yeah, it's not cold outside yet, but it felt so good. After Morgan helped Mark put together our new dump cart on Saturday morning, we went to the Farmington Farmers Market for the Corn Roast. Our picnic lunch was spoiled by hornets, so we made a beeline for the car and ate at home. While Morgan napped, Mark and I played in the dirt and he lay some grass seed where those old nasty shrubs once stood.Morgan loves this new wagon, so after dinner on Sunday night we took a walk around the 'hood.Now, a new week is just around the corner. I'm not so into Mondays, but I do like a fresh start and new page in the planner. Good week to ya.

Friday, August 28, 2009

5 favorites for Friday

Zen Habits: How to Live a Better Life with Less.

I want to chow down on these Cowgirl Cookies. I even love with the way she decorated the jars.

I don't sew. But I want to. My grandma even gave me her old sewing machine, so I have no excuses, right? Regardless, this is my kind of sewing project and I am SO going to make one of
these for Morgan really soon.

I might modify this recipe a little bit, but I really want (Mark) to grill up these
mediterranean portobello burgers.

And speaking of produce, I learned this
cool tip about PLU codes and where our food is coming from.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

lazy days of summer

Miss me much?

Just here for a quick bit to share some Sunday afternoon pictures of Morgan on the swings and harrassing the ducks at Shiawassee Park.
Everyone is doing well here. Morgan is a big chatterbox and has caught on quickly to daddy's overuse of the word "no", especially as she's trying to pry the electrical outlet covers off the wall. And, she seems to have grown into 18 month clothes overnight. Ha ha...take that Dr. Worrywart.

Though I haven't been terribly busy, I've been a bit of an anti-blogger.
I'm starting to find interest in it again.

Work has been very not busy so now I'm down to 4 days a week, indefinitely. Don't get me wrong, I love a 3-day weekend as much as the next person, but a 20% pay cut feels more like a punch in the face when we still have to dish out full time daycare for our little girl. 4 days or 5 days, it still costs the same. So, we are making some adjustments. Distinguishing between wants and needs. I suppose it's a good thing that the wants list is longer than the needs. It'll be an opportunity to do some soul-searching and brainstorming about what I could do to make a little extra loot. Something I enjoy. What a concept. I'm open to your suggestions :)

It's also been an opportunity to catch up on things left by the wayside. Housework, yardwork, organizing, even some scrapbooking (gasp!). Before we went to Mexico, Kristin made us a couple of adorable albums to fill with our Cabo pictures and journaling and I finished Morgan's (I need to print more pictures and finish ours). I also whipped up a little tag album for Morgan, a sort of photo-a-day mini, for the month of May, called Almost One. It was kind of funny to think back to when I was first putting it together over a year ago. I was still preggo and Morgan was still Baby Wait and See. Crazy! In October I'm taking an online scrapbooking class. My scrap-girl-crush, Ali Edwards, is teaching a 3-month long class and I've been waiting all year for it. I'm super excited for it to begin.

I've admittedly been a bit of a hermit and it's time to start catching up on visiting some friends and family too. I bet you know who you are! ;) Much love. We'll talk soon.