Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm Back

Folks, sorry for the absence, but due to a number of things happening all at once, my computer just laid there unattended.

As most of you know, Cathey went to Regina last week to her husband's graduation. So, as all good grandparents, we took care of Brie, our granddog. She was spoiled a little as all she wanted to do was lay on my lap - no objections from me.

On top of that, we are still in the renovation mode but we are getting closer to the finish. Thank heavens. Our kitchen cabinets are all done except for the countertop which we were supposed to get last week, but due to the builder receiving the wrong top from the head company, we are having another delay. The countertop builder had ordered the right top but they sent him the wrong colour. Arghhhh!

While DH was doing the renovations, I started my housecleaning and that is going quite well. All I have left to do is my laundry room, the walls in my guest bedroom, the stairway with the hallways upstairs and downstairs. Then I will be done. I am quite proud of myself as I have cleaned out MOST of the unnecessary things in closets and dressers. We do tend to collect things.

On Tuesday, DH and I went to Moncton to visit his Mom in her new home. She is happier now but still says she would have loved to get back to her apartment. While in Moncton, DH visited his favorite place - Princess Auto, and Fabricville, my favorite place is next door, so that is where I went. However, Fabricville is closing that store at the end of April and they had everything 50% off. Having cleaned out and reorganized my fabrics in my quilt room, of course I had to buy more fabrics when it is 50% off. Love it when a plan comes together.

Also on Tuesday, DD and her hubby made their move to Nova Scotia. We are really happy for them. We will miss them but when they do get internet and a phone line, we will be able to get in touch with them. We do wish them all the luck and happiness in the world in their new adventure and to her hubby, really hope he enjoys his new job.

Well, I must get going as I still have a lot of work to do. Today, it is really beautiful and sunny out but a little cold. It is not cold enough to keep a couple of snowmobiles out on our lake right now.

Have a great day everyone.


Alberta said...

Mumzy, you have certainly been busy! No wonder you didn't have time to blog. So glad that Cathey arrived safely - hope the move in goes just as smoothly.

50% off, what a great sale! it's sad when a business has to close but nice when you can add to your stash!

Hope you get the right countertops soon...can't wait to see some photos!

Karen said...

I hope Cathey and Dh had a good move, sounds like Brie had a nice visit with you.
Hope the kitchen is finished soon

Kathy said...

I surely do admire you! You are actually getting rid of stuff! I cannot seem to do that. I have been sorting through my hundreds of paperbacks and donating discards to a local charity. BUT, all the decorative items and pictures that fill one room on the basement are another story. Just can't find the energy to go through them and discard. And, even when I do discard a few, I seem to just go out and buy replacements. Yikes!

Anyway, I'm glad to see that your kitchen is almost done. And you surely deserve to buy fabric, especially when it's on sale. Hope you got some really lovely pieces.

Pumpkin said...

Can't wait to see you this coming weekend and all the work that you and Dad have done :o)

Thank you for looking after the brat. She was put on a diet right after she left your place ;o)

Stitchers and quilters can ALWAYS use more stash! It's a given. LOL!