Monday, June 15, 2009

Dear Readers,
It's been nearly one month since my last post. Please forgive me?

Some of you may have been wondering what I've been up to now that I'm a a lady of leisure for the summer. And you may also be aware that my list of things to do over the summer was growing more and more rapidly as the end of the school year approached. This no concise list by any means, but lack of inspiration and time affords it. So here goes...

Traveled to Maeysville IL for an antique and flower show with Mom, Missy and Shirl as part of mine and Shirley's birthday back in May. (I know, that's even before school was out, but I haven't had a chance to highlight some of my adventures so I though I'd throw it in!) Although the weather could have been better that day, the company and adventure were wonderful. And it was a miracle-I didn't buy one item. Nope! not one! But I did take lots of photos of the bluff and this sleepy German village. Here is one of my fav shots I still have left. Yes, for all my non-deleting of photos even after they've been downloaded, I managed to delete most of them before I got them to my computer. So frustrating!

For Mother's Day, my sister and I took Mom to see A Chorus Line at the Fox Theatre. (Just throwin' it in the mix, folks. I'm getting there!) It's always so wonderful to go to the theatre and this is one of Mom's favorite musicals. I think because it is so Fosse-inspired. Can you say, "JAZZ hands"?!? As an added suprise we ran into a dear friend of mine from youth group days who sat right in front of us! It was a great afternoon.

Okay, so since school has been out I've basically been alternating between fun stuff and necessary stuff. Like...taking Brady to bowling league. He hasn't been doing too bad. He's pretty into it until after the 2nd game (they're required to bowl three). Then he complains his thumb hurts and he's tired. Kids today! I have to find some other things for him to do this summer-we're considering drum lessons and horseback riding. Hmmm...

I got away for an afternoon to see an art movie at the historic Tivoli theater in the U City Loop and to have lunch at the equally renown Blueberry Hill. Since it was on a Wednesday afternoon it was as though we had our own private screening. I enjoyed the Loop so much my sister and I dragged my Dad and Brady there for lunch on Friday that same week. More about that later as it was part of our Father's Day celebration. We like to sustain the festivities for as long as possible you may have noticed!

Oh, and we had new blinds installed in our bedrooms and master bath. These were a longtime coming and they are to. die. for! The ones in the front windows make such a HUGE difference. I should've taken a BEFORE shot so you could get the full impact. But having one blind rather than two with a gap in the middle is HUGE. These were my birthday present from Jeff and his mom. Really loving them (the blinds and Jeff and his mom)!

But mostly, I've been here at the house trying desperately to clean from top to bottom. Going through clothes and papers that have nearly consumed us. I am making some good head way now and after spending a week in the master bedroom and bath have moved on to the rest of the house. Loading up resale stuff and rediscovering just why we fell in love with our house.

I could not do it without this guy.
Yes, it is ALL too much and Peter is helping me work through the process.

In fact, I must get back to my list which is VERY long. We have company coming on Saturday and I want to have everything, but closets and my studio completed. Quite an undertaking, but I can do it! Hope to even have some time to putter around outside. Ha! it'll be more than puttering, but it will be good to get out and do some yardwork finally. If it ever stops raining. Maybe it's a blessing today-keeps me inside working.

If you're still with me after such a lengthing rant perhaps you are someone who's missed reading my silly banter. And I thank you. I'll be back, because you know I always have something to say! (WINK)

I have books I'm reading at night before I fall fast asleep and "good things" I'm discovering for the summer that I want to share. And my list of things to make is nearly as long as my list of things to do. So that will give you something to look forward to when I return. Hopefully, sooner rather than later. And not nearly as long winded!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the post. I've missed you. M

MOM said...

It's about time. Holy moly - couldn't you have cropped that pic of me and Miss? Otherwise it was great. Loved the picture from the IL trip of the old building.