Well I am officially 60. I don't feel 60. I guess I need to change my blog status. I started this in my early 50's and look where I am now.
I finally figured out what was wrong with my cell phone. Here is a picture of the cushions that Lil sis and I recovered, there were two additional ones for a chair.
It was a super fun weekend, but so much work. I was pretty wiped out Saturday and Sunday. Friday afternoon I finally got the silver polished. Funny it has been dirty for so long it almost blinded me when I went into the dining room.
Saturday, I was up to finish off a salad and make rolls for the chicken salad. All the girls were here helping and it was so fun to listen to them kibitz with one another about decorations and things. The grandsons were big help (not) . I enjoyed them anyway. The open house started at 4 and went until 9. It was a full house most of the time. Lot's of good food and chocolate. The weather turned out nicer than we expected so people could enjoy the warm weather on the deck. My Lil sis rented a chocolate fountain which was a big hit with the kids. I received many, many flowers and cards. I can't wait to plant some of the plants I received.
|He is getting so big.|
|This is our youngest and we love him to death.|
Mom has been at sister's most of the last week and it was so nice. She will come back today. I have to rip and strip beds. Hoping Sis will do it:) The house looked like an explosion had hit after the party. My three girls and I put food that was left away and got things covered. Then collapsed into bed. Both the younger two left on Sunday. The youngest had 4 sets of overalls that needed to be shortened so I did 16 hems and then helped her with her rubber safe suit. She needed to adjust it to fit, without cutting as she has to avoid contamination. After she left I laid down for about an hour. Then later Sunday evening The eldest daughter and I really cleaned the house. Hubs was at orchestra. All that was left when hubs came home was the kitchen floor and the vacuuming. Hub's is doing that today.
My girls spoiled me rotten, and I received a Cuisinart dark blue large roaster, a lulu lemon coat, a feel good lamp (supposed to simulate sunlight) a pair of pinking shears (which I really needed), some darling Easter decos from my Lil sis, plus lots and lots of chocolate.
My son in law replaced 4 of the nasty doors in our house. We have an older home built in the late 50's all the doors are those hollow birch doors. They have dents and breaks and have dog chew marks. They are just gross. So Son-in-law took the 4 worst ones down and I was able to get them replaced. They are so beautiful. They are nice doors with new handicap handles and they actually lock. There are 7 more doors to replace and every time son-in-law comes down he will replace a few. I was shocked as the cost was a lot less than I imagined. It was a round $425.00 that was my gift from Hub's. He offered to buy me a piece of jewelry but this was way better. I was so excited.
Monday's money saving madness March 18-24 2018
1.Ate most meals at home. Was treated to two meals out.
2. pulled almost all food for party from pantry. Spend $40.00 on extras needed
3. Continued working on bathroom rug I am making.
4. received a $25.00 refund check I asked for.
5. Used my clothesline to dry heavy things
6. stayed home almost all week, hardly drove my car at all
7.Had son -in -law replace doors that a contractor had given me over $1000.00 bid to do.
8. Fed all food scraps to chickens.
9.Pulled out Easter things old and new. New things were purchased for 90% off.
10. saved as much tissue paper and gift bags as I could from party to reuse. (my kids make fun of me)
11. Used many,many cottage cheese containers to store party leftovers. It was great because you don't have to worry about getting them back.
12. Saved a beautiful Easter egg shaped cake D#2 had made for Easter dinner. I froze it!
13.De cluttered some things from the house. Some went to the girls, some to the trash and some to goodwill.
I have a very busy week in the shop so I had better go and get busy.
Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.