Sunday, October 12, 2008

What's new?

Perhaps some of you have been wondering what I've been up to lately. Well, read on and your curiosity will be satisfied. LOL

I successfully missed all of my children's SEOP's this month. I made appointments, rescheduled some appointments and still, my ADD kicked in for every appointment and I missed all four of them. I swear (well I really don't swear, but, you know...) if I don't put this stuff on my palm pilot, I just can't remember! Getting old sucks sometimes!

Did I ever write on here how much I love my kids? Well just for the record, I do, and my wonderful husband, who is an awesome racquetball partner. We played some of our new friends, the Ahlstrom's on Saturday morning. We were having so much fun we forgot to quit so I could go to Super Saturday and complete my projects. I got to the church late, but had barely enough time to finish my projects and visit a few minutes with my sweet sisters, whom I miss because I don't see them anymore, because I serve in Primary now (boy that was a long sentence!). Afterwards, we ran to Provo for a Holladay Family lunch for Gennies B-day (early), Joyce's treat. Thanks again Joyce! Good food, great company!Good news minute! Dave finally got all of the tile on the shower! Whoohoooooo! We were going to attempt getting the grout in, but I had to run an errand and then I got an important phone call that lasted an hour or so...hopefully it will be done by Christmas!

Spencer started piano lessons last week. He is doing awesome for a first time lesson! We are hoping that learning to play will help his thinking process. I've read studies to suggest that it does amazing things for kids like Spence. His teacher is a very special friend of mine with an amazing ability to work with people with disabilities. I have faith that this is going to be a good thing for Spencer...but if I have to listen to "I've Been Working on the Railroad" one more time...LOL

I have been busy painting my upstairs. So far I have painted the hallway, the stairway and part of the front room. I painted most of my bathroom before we put the tile in, but I'm thinking of painting the "toilet room" a different color. I'm a little bit of a mod-podge decorator. I wish I had a little more skill or talent in this area, but, I guess I have to work with what I've got. My dream is to have the Incredible Home Makeover team come over and redecorate my house so it has a little more class. In the mean time... my goal is to finish painting the upstairs (front room, great room and my bedroom) so I can get some new carpet.

I am trying to figure out what to put on the badly needed kitchen floor. I've ruled out tile (because our marriage can't survive another tile project) and linoleum and am considering wood or wood laminate. My friend, Jill showed me how she redid her kitchen cupboards for less than $30. They look awesome! I will put that on the list for next year (maybe earlier because I could have it done in a couple days). I've been moving boys and furniture around. I don't think Zack will recognize the house when he comes home. I'm hoping to have the majority of the work done by Christmas.

The outside is nearly complete, except for a little bit of walkway stones I want to put down and I need to replace the shutters next spring (thanks to some rude neighbor boys who broke ours). Oh well, it's time for a change there anyway.

I've been changing out the blinds, slowly, so I can afford it. Our two front bay windows are so small, I don't know if I can find the wood blinds to fit. We had to trip the aluminum ones that are in there now and I believe we are on our second set of those. Wouldn't it be great if all your windows could have the blinds enclosed in the windows so you never have to dust them? I love the ones in my back door! That was a great investment!

I've been playing racquetball nearly every day, for exercise. It's pretty fun to play different people. I had a great time playing Jake, John and their friend Austin! I may be getting old, but I've still got style and grace! LOL

All my joints ache not only in the morning, but all the time. Is there a pill you can take for that?

We had a primary lesson about talents. I was suppose to take something to show my talents and talk about my talents as well as theirs. I asked the kids what my talents were and they kept saying, "You're the best teacher, ever!" I've taught them well! LOL Gotta love the hugs at the end of the class...even the boys hug me! If they don't remember anything else about the lessons I gave, I think they will always remember that I loved them.

I think one of my favorite part of Primary with Emily is singing the Primary songs. I still take my guitar to her house and she sings as loud as she can. I have to really step it up to keep up with her. Today I thought it would be fun to let her strum the guitar while we sang one of the songs (Called to Serve). She actually did awesome for her first time because she had to strum and sing the words at the same time. Sometimes we have to stop and review the words so we can get them right, but we are getting better! When she feels better, I think we're going to have to play the "Primary Circuit" and get some good gigs going. "Rock and Roll"!


fern said...

sounds like you are staying busy!! what colors did you paint upstairs??

Rose said...

So far, just tan. I'm thinking of doing my bedroom the same or close to the same color as James'. I've always been about 10 years behind the times. lol My yellow wall was a big step for me. It looks a lot better against the tan walls, but I accidentally threw away the rest of the paint, so I can't touch it up.

Beth Hansen said...

Sounds like you are super busy! It was good to see you this weekend! Too bad we didn't know about the lunch for Grandma's birthday - we were there on Saturday and could have made it. Oh well. Thanks so much for the beautiful necklaces! It was so sweet and thoughtful of you to make those for us! Love ya!

Rose said...

Ya, Bethy! I wish you could have come to the lunch too! We are having another one this Saturday, closer to her real b-day...Chuckarama in Orem. 11:30 if you can make it! Your welcome on the necklaces. Just a little tender mercy from your dad. Sorry I was so emotional about it. I think the older I get, the more tender my heart is and I cry at just about everything. Oh well, it's good lubrication for my eyeballs! LOL

Heaps Family said...

What would we do without you in our lives? Our Sundays are full of beautiful song because of you! You are such an angel in our lives!!! Yes, you are the best teacher EVER!!