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So, happy birthday AJ!  Three years today.  Wow.  To celebrate you got to go on an Easter egg hunt.  You jumped on a trampoline and made me laugh harder than I have in years.  We capped it off with Easter Sunday dinner and your gifts.  You smiled and laughed all day.  God I love you.  Yes.  I am sometimes frustrated with having young kids.  The mess.  The expense.  The work.  But days like today make me glad.  You really are amazing.  Beautiful.  Stubborn.  Smart.  Easy to laugh.  Even when you are being defiant you make me laugh.  You deserve more than I can give you.  I can't wait to watch you grow up....even though I think of all my kids, you will cause me the most heartache.  You are already generous, funny and just darned cool.  Happy birthday my sweet.
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So, I have been busy. Not quite done, but almost. These two rooms anyways.  Amazing what a few weeks and a few thousand bucks will do.  It was just at the point where it had to be done.  Spring is almost here and it time to get outside soon!  Of course, I have more than half the house to do still.  Sigh.  But damn, it is looking good.

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So, I am crazy busy.  And it is still winter.  It is almost May and it is still winter I say...see above.  I got the master bedroom done, except for the new furniture and accessories.  As you can see above, the house is total chaos.  We are going room by room, re-doing each one.  Nothing "major" but paint, flooring, trim and accessories adds up!  I just couldn't live in the chaos and crap anymore.  The house was dirty, outdated and crowded.  So we are tossing truck loads of stuff and re-doing every single room.  I love the '80's but '80's carpet, for example, is indescribeably gross.  This is the first time I have sat down in days.  But the master bedroom looks great.  I have a good reason for doing this now, despite the work and cost.  In the next few weeks I will either say why or I will not...but in any event my house will look a lot better.  Again, I haven't taken a lot of embarrasing 'before' pics, but those who have been here....you know…
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So, happy 5th birthday Kadee!  I cannot believe that it has been five years.  Wow.  There is nothing like a child to remind one of the passage of time.  It is hard to believe that it has been five years since I stood in that hospital room in Grass Valley CA.  So much has changed.  So much will change in the next five years.  In the last few weeks I have discovered an opportunity that, if it pans out, will change our lives.  In five years, if all goes well, so much more will change.  Kadee: you have grown into quite the little lady.  I often worry that I am not giving you all that you deserve.  You are beautiful.  Smart. Funny.  Amazing.  I hope you get to do everything that you want to in life.  I don't always show it but you mean the world to me.  I can't wait to watch you grow up.  Big things await you.  Things I can't even imagine.  Five years.  I can still barely fathom it.  In other news, I sold my horse trailer yesterday.  Didn't want to.  But I haven't used…
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So, I did something that I have never done before: I made this blog private.  I expect it is temporary, so I won't go into the reasons why.  Besides Google cache seems to get around the private blog (?)  I hope I am writing only to myself right now.  Life goes on.  I got the usual assortment of chicks, like I do at the beginning of every April.  I am remodeling the entire house, one room at a time.  One way or the other this house has to go.  It is just way too small.  I am very, very busy right now.  Big changes are coming to my life: huge.  The house looks like a bomb went off, as stuff is out of the master bedroom and scattered everywhere.  As usual, everything costs more than expected.  Bill has been a huge help and the house, while it looks crazy, is going to be a lot nicer.  I almost wish I had take a 'before' picture of the master bedroom but I would have been too embarrassed to post it.  Even though this is private right now, I can't really write about what is …