Yesterday was Julia's birthday. We didn't have a party - we're going to do that sometime late next month after (fingers crossed) all the construction mess from the bedrooms is cleared and the kids' rooms are painted and set up. We'll have a double birthday party for both Alex and Julia, since Alex's birthday is… Continue reading My Baby Girl is Five
This is how things looked Saturday morning, before the big weekend push began... This is the framing for Julia's closet, as seen through the electrical wires that now run through the wall framing in between the two rooms. The far "wall" of the closet ends before the actual wall of the house, just because it… Continue reading Another Exciting Bedrooms Update – Only Now it’s REALLY Getting Exciting!
So much to do, so little time, and only one of me.... Well, okay, it's not ALL on my shoulders, but there's STILL a lot to do - stuff to do with the bedrooms, normal household stuff, kid stuff, more household stuff, trying to find stuff because it's all crammed everywhere other than normal places… Continue reading Things Tugging
Okay, this was last weekend, actually. On Saturday morning Bill took the kids fishing. It was raining and kind of cold at the time, so they didn't stay as long as they might have otherwise - the kids' hands were getting cold and it just wasn't an enjoyable experience.
Julia caught the one and only fish - a very nice yellow perch. She was very proud of herself.
And now, you may ask, how did you cook it, Jayne? How did it taste? Did Julia eat the eyes?
Well, since it was just the one fish, we figured we'd just let the kids eat it. Bill started cleaning it while I took pictures of Alex being silly (I'll post those another day). But when Bill began to fillet the perch, he noticed what at first looked like eggs that had burst from their sac. But they looked flat...kind of like red pepper flakes, only without the red. And the thing was, they were all IN the flesh. Not in the cavity like eggs should be.
Upon closer examination (and if you're squeamish, or eating, right now, you may want to read this later, or skip to another blog altogether)....
Tonight's another Work On the Bedrooms night. Tomorrow I'm planning to bring 89 tons of debris to the landfill tomorrow morning. I tried making it sound exciting to Julia, since I'll have her with me, but she wasn't falling for it. Julia likes playing shallow infield at t-ball - that way she has more opportunities… Continue reading Snippets
Yippee! I do believe the wiring is now complete. Each bedroom has a light switch connected to an overhead light. Each bedroom will have, along this wall-to-be, two sets of outlets. These, in addition to the pre-existing outlets on the outer walls of the room(s). Phew! And that means that the holes in the ceiling… Continue reading More Pictures from the Bedrooms Project
Lately Julia has discovered the fun of pressing the button that lowers her window (I was going to say "of rolling down her window," but I guess that would be me showing my age?) and, as I drive her home from daycare, hollering "HI!" out the open window to anyone we pass. Some fuddy duddy… Continue reading And What a Very Pretty Hat
Let's see...well, the most recent events have included getting the electrical wiring sorted out for the bedrooms-t0-be. What should have been a relatively straightforward process was NOT because whoever rigged all original wiring for this house either LIKED to make things more complicated than they needed to be or just wanted to mess with future… Continue reading The Bedroom Projects – Update
That was Julia's explanation when I asked her about this picture she drew the other day: The two smaller people are Alex and Julia, of course. Julia wasn't entirely sure who the grown-up was. First she said it was Joe, then I think she changed that to one of her teachers. Obviously it wasn't… Continue reading “We’re Going to the Playground With Our ButTOCKS.”
We were going to a cookout on Saturday for Joe's birthday and I figured I'd make the Tiramisu cake for that. But who wants to deal with a cake at a cookout? A knife to cut it, forks, plates...and how many people does this cake serve? That's all? Well that wouldn't be enough for… Continue reading TWD – Tiramisu Petit Fours