Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wow....over a year?

Well, today was the first snowfall of the season. We were out in it, but I didn't think to take any pictures. I am not one to remember to take pictures, and I need to get better at that because I regret it later on. We spent much of the morning and early afternoon doing errands out in town. Our daughter was at babysitting training, so it was just our son with us. We stopped at the post office first to get the package to our orphan girls in Kenya sent out so hopefully they'll get it by Christmas. We were later this year than I had hoped so I'm praying it will get there on time and not be missing any items!

After that we headed over to Menards to get the laminate flooring for the main floor. It was snowing so hard when we got home with all 35 cases (almost 500 sq. ft. worth!) that we left them in the truck for a warmer, unsnowy day. We grabbed a quick lunch and then headed back out in our other vehicle to go to Best Buy and pick up our microwave. When we got home, my hubby took a bit of a nap before heading out early for a Husky hockey game in the cities. The roads were so bad it almost took him double the time to get there! Our daughter got home from her babysitting class shortly after he left.

This evening I have been getting a lot accomplished, too! I finished up my laundry in the new washer and dryer (we had them installed yesterday), and I showed our daughter how to wash clothes in the new machine. I am so thrilled with our new washer and dryer! They are working very well so far and I just love them. After that I made up some craft clay to make little buttons for the backing of our new chore system we will be implementing as soon as I get it all prepared. This is the idea I am working off from, and the only thing I need now is mod podge to affix the chores to the buttons and the metal magnetic panels for them to hang on. I expanded a bit more and am using color coding for different days and types of chores. If I remember when I'm finished I'll post the final product!

Now I am off to make some special cookies for our family meeting and fun night tomorrow night and get some stevia sweetened cranberries made. After that I'll hang out with the kids for a little bit before they head off to bed and then maybe spend some time on pinterest figuring out all my ideas for my dad's 70th birthday party coming up in December. Or crochet. Or do some reading. Or just go to's been a crazy day!