Thursday, November 29, 2007

Use it or Lose it.....

Well, for the past two weeks, I have been burning 86 hours of vacation time. It was either burn it, or lose it. I painted Abby's room, decorated for Christmas, spent time with family, and took a whole day cleaning out the toy boxes and getting rid of stuff. I am worn out. I also did some scrapbooking, but it was for someone else so my HUGE pile is still there. :) I still have more to do for others, then I will do some for myself.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday a bust

Well, my husband I got up just after 4:00 AM to partake in the Black Friday shopping. It was a total waste of time. The line outside of Best Buy was wrapped around the corner, and some stupid people slept in tents there all night. NOTHING is worth that, it was freezing. I went to Kohls, wanting to find some toys for kids and boots for me.

Well, when we got there, the line for the cash register went from the front of the store to the back of the store. It was so ridiculous, that Wentworth Miller could have been on sale for a dollar, and I would not have waited in that line. Well, maybe for him, but that is unlikely to happen. :) Not to mention that they had opened at 4 and I arrived closer to 5. The toy department was torn to shreds, and the things I wanted to get for the kids were mostly gone. But, as I was leaving the store, I noticed one of them lying on some clothing in the men's section, next to the register in jewelry that had a small line. I snuck into that, and sent my husband on a scavenger hunt while I waited less than 5 minutes in the small line. HA, outsmarted them!! Otherwise, I would have left there empty-handed.

We did not attempt much else. There was NO line at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, so I went in and got the curtain rod and tie backs I wanted for Abby's room..... and we braved Home Depot just to learn that the $30 worth of stuff we wanted was almost $80 and we have to send in a bunch of rebates. That is so stupid, I hate mail in rebates. Oh well, there wasn't anything that I REALLY wanted, anyway. I would like to find a wii for the kids, well, mostly for my husband, but I won't sweat it if I don't find one.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

out of the mouths of babes

While I was painting Abby's room, I was doing the glaze which requires just smearing it all over the walls. My youngest child came over and asked, "Mom, are you working on a masterpiece?" I told her that I was, to which she replied, "well, it's horrible." Gotta love the honesty of a child.

Abby's bedroom makeover

Abby talked me into painting her room pink, of all colors, when we moved in. I decided to redo it, because I hated the pink... so I retextured the walls, then painted and glazed it. The pink is before, the one on the right is after the paint but before the glaze. The middle one is after, and I don't know why, but the circles in the corner are on the camera and not the wall..... :) My arms hurt, now.... I did buy her some curtains, but I don't like the curtain rod so I have to get her another one. I will work on that this weekend, on Black Friday!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Halloween decor

And, better late than never, right? This was my Halloween one. The black table was my Valentine's gift and it in the entry way of the house. It has a mirror over it, which I try not to get into the photo due to the glare. The other is in the living room.

Thanksgiving decor

Well, since I rarely get any days off, all I do when I do get one is clean. However, besides scrapbooking (which I have not done in almost a year) I like to decorate my new table (that Ryan bought me for Valentine's Day last year.) Thanks Ryan!! :)