I asked Jim to complete this sentence for me: Life has been busier than:
A house painter with a two inch brush
A one legged man in a butt-kickin' contest
A yearling ram in a field of 40 breeding ewes...
That about says it all I guess.
The skies were beautiful yesterday. The winding road leading home is canopied by multicolored tree limbs. It is so pretty this time of year.
We watched Allen and Reagan Saturday while Greg and Alicia did more wine hopping. The ol' soaks! We had a wonderful day with them. No pictures, though. Sometimes the camera needs to be retired and fun just needs to happen.
|Allen's Tree House. If I understood correctly, he and Greg are standing in what will be a room. |
They are looking through where there will be window.
We then headed on down the road to visit Tessa and Bill and the kids. Julie and her boys had just left there, so we missed them. But we did have a really nice visit with Tessa's family.
Monday morning found me trying to complete my selections for my StampIn Up starter kit. Since I've begun scrapbooking again, I've found that my supplies were sorely wanting. The easiest way to fix that is to become a StampIn Up Demonstrator. This has been a very time consuming process (decisions, decisions, decisions!) and I don't believe I would have seen it through if it had not been for my mentor, Jeannie. She has taken many hours of her time putting together spread sheets, explaining the products, and making recommendations. She is truly amazing. Thank you Jeannie!
So what was Jim doing while I was drooling over scrapping choices?
He was slaving over turnips. We both love slightly salted raw turnips. But a person can eat only so many of those before they go bad. Turnips are amazing in vegetable soup. So when our neighbor gifted us with a batch of turnips, Jim took to the task of peeling and cubing them for freezing. Don't ask me what his old dump truck is doing in the picture. He discovered it while cleaning the garage. I do believe it will find a home on the shelf in the pool room.
Since the kids didn't have school yesterday (teachers meetings I think), I finally took Dakota birthday shopping yesterday. His birthday was in September, but I always say, "better late than never". He settled on Tech Skateboards and a cool track. Apparently these little boards can be manipulated with a flip of the finger. According to Julie, he spent the rest of the afternoon watching Youtube videos about different ways to use the track and boards. I figured they are better than another video game!
I also took Travis to get his driving permit. Unfortunately, we forgot to bring his Birth Certificate. I suggested they let him take the test and then give the permit to his mother when she brought in his birth certificate and signed the form. They wouldn't even consider it! In Missouri a parent or legal guardian has to be with the child for them to get their permit. They can take the test without the parent, but the child has to be with the parent when she signs for the permit. This definitely makes things difficult since Julie can't leave her day care and Travis is in school and then goes directly to foot ball practice after school. They resolved the problem by Julie's friend taking Travis (with his birth certificate!) to take the test this morning. He passed with flying colors. Congratulations Travis! The Department of Revenue is open one Saturday a month, so Julie and Travis will then go pick up the permit on that Saturday. Can things get any more complicated? I'm sure they can, but what an ordeal!
We got rain yesterday! The temperatures are supposed to dip to almost freezin every evening this week and climb to the 50's during the day. Have you turned your furnace on yet? Or built a fire? We haven't, but I do believe that is going to change REAL soon!