Wednesday, April 25, 2018

SeussOdyssey: The Production

Hubby and I went to the Theater tonight to see the 4-H Play, SeussOdyssey, held at a local stage. It was pretty funny. The kids did an awesome job. Our Milo was Reginald in the play and he did pretty well. Tonight was dress rehearsal so family could come and watch and let the public enjoy it for the next 4 performances.

The stage pre-performance. It's a cute little theater and holds about 100 people. We appreciated the fact that it was relatively empty. Just parents, grandparents, and relatives of the cast and crew.

Angie made the masks for the character Scylla - she did an awesome job! She made several costumes for this play so she's been crazy busy the last couple months between costume making and rehearsals, etc.

Milo as Reginald.

It was a good time and I hope a good experience for all of them even WITH all the crazy.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Bathroom progress

So today the shower went in to the Master Bath. We chose a trim color that is difficult to find but so far, little by little, it is coming together.

Now we can start finishing the wall around it. There's even room for a linen closet at the end of the shower - be still, my heart!

In other news, the sock knitting continues. I made it through the heels with only one flub. I dropped a stitch, possibly from working on it in the wee hours in poor lighting. I have it pinned and will repair it in the end. Overall, they are coming along nicely.

Looks like a cluster here but it all makes sense while you're "in it".

And then there were heels - Tada!

I'm back to working in the round now so pretty soon they'll be done. It will be too hot for them now but they will be great next winter.

The temps hit almost 70 here today. I can't believe how fast the snow has gone. Tomorrow rain is forecast...bring it on!

P.S. They won

Friday, April 20, 2018

Spring has finally sprung!

I will knock on wood not to jinx anything but it appears that Spring has officially made it's way to the frozen north. Today it was 56 beautiful sunny degrees ABOVE the donut ~ glorious!

I have been busy at work and not doing anything fun at home either. I had to move everything out of the catch all that is our unfinished master bath. But, for good reason, progress is underway. We have a nice big shower unit sitting in the shed ready to be installed the first part of next week. I am beyond excited. This is a long time coming, hence the hoarder situation in that room. Mostly it's stuff I have sorted in the declutter process and waiting for Garage Sale/Auction season so it can get rehomed.

I will have to take pictures once there's actually a kodak moment :)

Friday, April 13, 2018

It WAS a good week until...

Blizzard Warning,  Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory

This is the headline of our local "gazette". Seriously???

I think I had better get on the stick with Spring Cleaning, maybe that will get Mother Nature in gear for crying out loud.

So, moving on to more pleasant things...

Ang and I took the boys to the local Barber Shop for a haircut. It was little Rowan's first time for a full cut. Milo is an old pro already (at 8!).

Rowan before, look at all that hair!
Milo before, he is getting SO big!

It was fun for all of us and then when we were heading out an older gentleman that had been watching all of the festivities (the paparazzi and all) wanted to give me money to take the boys out to lunch to continue the celebration. How sweet is that? So, we headed down the block to a little place that serves smoothies and had a grand old time there as well. It was nice to take a couple hours off work and spend with them.

Rowan after, he looks so serious - and OLDER!

Ang and Milo had pictures yesterday for TaeKwonDo and Kumdo so I can't wait to see how those turned out.

I got a care package in the mail yesterday from Crystal - My monthly fun sock!

And today ANOTHER care package from a fellow blogger - I am so blessed

The soaps smell heavenly and that card that she MADE is just too cute. So pffft on the weather - LIFE IS GOOD!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Trouble in Paradise

Late last night I was knitting along when I realized that the blower on the furnace was running too long and it wasn't warm. One of the pumps in the outside wood boiler quit circulating - GREAT! Now to be fair we knew it was going, it's been noisy all week, but we hoped it would hold out through the heating season. What were we thinking?!?!
Luckily we have gas backup so we didn't freeze :) So, hubby is on his way to town to purchase a new pump.

On the bright side, making progress on the socks.

P.S. They won - AGAIN!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Pizza Night

Tonight was pizza night (yay!). I like to get pizza from our local deli when I don't feel like making it from scratch. Of course it needs a few adjustments. Frank likes just plain sausage and mushroom while I like what we call garbage pizza which is everything I have on hand that sounds good. He deals with the fact that there's pepperoni on there - what a trooper.

It smells good even before it goes in the oven. I could eat pizza everyday but since I don't want to weigh as much as the house I restrain myself.

They have a good sense of humor when it comes to the baking instructions. I, for one, appreciate that!

And voila! 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

New tricks

I am FINALLY figuring out sock knitting, thanks to videos by Tii Casa Knitting. Youtube can be so helpful.

I am BEYOND excited to finally be doing this. We'll see how I feel when I get to the heel ;)

Tomorrow is family day for Easter. Ang, Mike, and the boys will be here for dinner and possibly another egg hunt. It was brutal today (windy and cold) but they still went to a nearby town for the annual egg hunt. I would have wimped out.

Happy Easter! I just realized Easter Sunday falls on April Fools Day this year - How weird is that?

P.S. They won (boo hoo)