29 May, 2008
Yesterday, we hopped into the car and took a friend and her daughter along to Norwich Castle Museum. Much fun for kids, all packaged in a 900-year-old castle.
Today, it's the morning social for squadron spouses. I need to get the crockpot crocking, me dressed, and laundry added to my carload o' stuff so we can get down there to set up!!
27 May, 2008
Today brought a screeching halt to the rest of this week's mild plans for half-term fun, however. Lily's friend is over for a playdate, and because it's raining, my idea was to head to a local indoor play place.
Bad news? As I started out the driveway, the car just...died. There's no re-starting it.
Good news? It happened literally 10 feet from the driveway entrance so we could all easily return home.
Bad news? No idea what's wrong and the car is actually IN the road, although far enough to the left that cars can get around easily.
Good news? Our little lane is VERY lightly trafficked.
Bad news? I have car-inclusive plans for tomorrow AND Thursday.
Good news? The mechanic can come here and have a look today.
Bad news? Not until later...much later.
Good news? Kids are still happy to stay home and make/eat cupcakes and play.
Bad news? No more really. Just have to stay tuned and see what the problem is, and hope for the best...
22 May, 2008
21 May, 2008
In honor of our little economic stimulus checks that we’re all receiving here in the states, we’ve decided to have a little sale. If you’re anything like me, the first thing that came to mind when you heard about our stimulus package was “yarn money”. Therefore, what could be more perfect than a yarn sale??!!!?
For the next few days you can save 20% on all of your yarn purchases at Sonny & Shear by entering the code GeorgeGaveMeYarnMoney at checkout. The coupon expires at midnight on Friday, May 23, 2008.
Feel free to share the code with your friends, your Ravelry groups, your blog readers, your cat, whoever. The sale is open to everyone and anyone. Enjoy your “economic stimulus” yarn.
20 May, 2008
Those of you who've been here may note that Little Blue Pogo is parked off to the side, NOT under the tree. I think I will keep that up for a few days at least!
After the car wash, I had a quick wander through town and bought the cheap-o garden set that I thought about all last summer and saw again this past Saturday. It's plastic, but pretty, and for 29 pounds, I won't find anything nicer. Two chairs and a little table, perfect for mornings out in the front garden or afternoons in the main garden. It may have been plastic, but schlepping the box back to the parking garage from QS was a major pain! I should have brought my shopper to balance the box on.
Here's a chair, before assembly. Hmmmmm:
Now, here's the chair, after. Nice, I think...
07 May, 2008
05 May, 2008
At first, I thought we'd have to turn right around, because Lily's Crocs caught some sand and gave her a blister and then she was flipping out about the flies. However, after she had some snuggle time with me on the blanket, she was ready to check out the mud flats where David was busily digging.
We had some snacks, lots and lots of mud walking, and an ice cream to finish up. The kids had a glorious muddy day!
Now that we're home, I filled a huge Rubbermaid container with soapy water so they could play and rinse off the last dried mud.
Too bad I didn't bring my camera!
04 May, 2008
It's not that today WAS a bad day, as such, really. Kids got bathed and dressed, we went to church, the sun was shining. It was just little disappointments, like not really "feeling the love" for church today, not getting much personally from the messages, not having David there with us. Then, at home, he was feeling under the weather (allergies kicking butt around here, with both Davids, actually) and neither of us were at our best.
But lunch happened, D soaked in the tub awhile, and small D took an allergy pill (which zonked him so much that he's now gone up for a nap at 4:30 PM and may be done for the day, I'll bet).
And then we all went for a walk-about in the village. We stopped at Linda's and had some cake, then passed the newly shorn sheep and the big pigs on one of the footpaths. We found some "archeology" as Time Team call their finds - little shards of old blue and white ware. Then we looked for, and I think we found, the circle you can see on Google Earth in a local field - maybe it's a Roman remain! Then it was up, past the cricket pitch and the cricketers, to the bigger footpath. By this time, small D was very drowsy and rather cranky, but we still saw some interesting flowers and things and even answered a call from Grandma Doe!
Being outside, and being together as a whole family, just recolored my day in the nicest way. I'm so glad for it.