Thursday, May 31, 2007

Off to Hope

Arden and I are heading down to Hope this afternoon for Grad. I am really looking forward to seeing all my students. I really missed being a "regular" teacher this year. It will also be great for Arden to see Emma and to catch up with all my friends.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


WE'RE GOING TO HAWAII FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!! I just booked the trip seconds ago! 12 nights, 13 days of Hawaiian bliss!

More yard photos

Lovin' my yard right now!

I have been working like crazy to get the yard looking great. Once the plants grow in I think it will look awesome. I especially love my solar lights that I got for Mother's Day.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Su...nny Days...chasing the...clouds away

It is so beautiful here today. I actually sat outside at lunch and ate on the deck. Yesterday, Aaron's mom and I went to Smithers and I bought new patio furniture. I got such a good deal!!! They had mispriced the set that I wanted at Zellers - by $100!!!!! I got a table, 6 chairs, 2 foot stools, a small side table, an umbrella and a lazy susan for the table, all for $399! They were exactly what I wanted. I even bought some plants for the front garden. I haven't put them in the ground yet because it has still been quite chilly at night but I think I might risk it this evening. The yard is looking really great so it is nice to be out there.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Will spring ever really arrive?

Took a trip out to the local nursery today and now I am just itching to plant something. They had the most beautiful bedding plants but I think it is still too cold at night to plant anything. The poor plants will just go into shock once they get out of the greenhouse. I also need to get the cat "problem" under control before I plant anything. Unfortunately, about 3 local cats are using my front flower beds as a litter box. It is just disgusting. Today I cleaned it all out and put wood skewers and cayene pepper all over the garden. Hopefully this will work.

I am totally loving my new computer. I have printed my photos and saved them on the computer. I printed out a great picture of Arden and my mother-in-law for her for mother's day. It turned out great.

Bedroom still is not done - Urggggghhhhhh!!!!! It is making me mental that I am the only one working on it. DH seems totally disinterested except when it comes to telling me that the new drywall still doesn't look right. If he had gotten someone to do it like I said in the first place, we wouldn't be in this predicament. As soon as the in-laws are gone I will be finishing the room, and I don't care what he says - as long as it is finally DONE!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

New Computer Fun!

Oooohhh, I am loving this new computer. It can do so many cool things. Last night I even completed my first ever digital scrapbook page! WOW! I could get addicted to that! It might be something for me to do on the road or at school on days when the regular teacher leaves a test or "busy work" for the kids and not much for me to do. I could get addicted to this. I only used freebies from various scrapbooking sites. I don't think I could get into purchasing items for digital pages. I guess the good part is that you can use the same embellishment over and over - a totally renewable scrapbooking supply! I think I still really like the hands on feel of traditional scrapboking, but it is fun to try new stuff. It might be neat to actually create some pages while on vacation or I could see them making great gifts - add a frame and voila!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Random Musings

I like a good drink at the end of the day, especially a cold cider or a Long Island Iced Tea.

Pink is pretty.

I'm a procrastinator and lazier than people might think.

I want my scrap room to be finished.

I really want my bedroom to be finished.

Chocolate is yummy.

I wish I could motivate myself to really lose weight.

I love it when I can do something better than my husband.

Today my new computer arrived. A MacBook Pro. I am so excited I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning. I have read the manual but I am at school right now so I haven't got to play with it yet. I am most excited about getting my photos off my camera and printed out. I want to print off the one of Arden and Pearl to give to mom for Mother's Day.

It is the spring formal dance at the school today and my whole class is absent except for 2 - 2 who want to go to the dance. It makes for a pretty boring afternoon - especially when there is a new computer at home to play with - Did I mention my new computer? AHHHHH....I'm so excited!!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I feel cheerful when...

A student in my class right now is working on a worksheet where she has to give the definition of a word by using it in a sentence.

I feel cheerful when I think about my bedroom actually being finished by the end of the month! The drywall is repaired and just needs a bit of sanding. Then I will be painting. We picked up the paint in Prince George this weekend. The colour is called Cherry Cobbler. Aaron ordered our bedroom furniture yesterday. YIPEE!!!!! Our bedding is in the picture above. I love!!! it.

I think I get even more cheerful when I remember that once the bedroom is done I get to work on my craft room!

I feel cheerful!!!!