Sunday, March 29, 2009

Accomplished all that I set out to do in March

I have accomplished all that I set out to do this month -- I feel so productive! :) I just finished the remaining two things on my to-do list from the beginning of the month.
1) I have sorted through our clothes. This feels really good!
2) I just registered for the MCAT. I will take the test July 2. I am sure that date will approach quickly!

So, here's April's list:
1) Finish the MCAT review book that has been sitting around my house since mid-January, and do 1 online full length practice exam.
2) Prime/paint the house projects from last weekend.
3) Spring clean the house (including shampooing of rug & furniture). It always feels awesome to have this done!
4) Help Pete clean up the yard. We appear to have lost more sticks over the winter.

Happy spring! My tulips are starting to poke through the ground. I am looking forward to flowers in the next couple of weeks! :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Congratulations Kristen & Todd! We are looking forward to coming to your wedding this July! Happy Planning! :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mid-March update

March, as promised, has been a whirl-wind month! However, thanks to the mid-month arrival of my family we were able to get just a few extra projects started/done this month. Here are the highlights of projects attempted/accomplished this past weekend when my dad, mom, Alex & Emma were in town:
*Holes in the drywall have been patched. I will post photos once these holes have been painted. These holes are in the main family room & Hondo's room, and are from finding the chimney for the wood stove & access to the water pipes during a particularly cold spell during the winter.
*Chandeliers on the main level have been cleaned.
*A piece of wood has been added to the large transom/trim between the two main living areas. This blocks off the hole where the pocket doors previously resided. I will post photos once these are caulked & painted. Previously, the top had trim, left side had another type of trim, and the right side was a hole open to the inside of the walls. Although it would be neat to have the pocket doors in the house... the track inside the wall is busted & the doors would be cock-eyed secondary to the new floor in the living room.
*Removal of links in the light fixture in Hondo's room -- it now hangs correctly and slightly closer to the ceiling for those people taller than 6'.
*Installation of child locks in the kitchen. These are meant to keep Hondo out of the trash can located in the pantry, and limit access to the lower cupboards.

In addition to the above items, I have accomplished the following on my list from earlier this month:
*Purchase of shower gifts.
I still need to sign up for the MCAT.
I am post-poning my (artificial) deadline for end of March for the curtains. We have decided to get windows and/or siding before the end of next summer, so I plan to wait to make curtains until the new windows are installed.

Additionally, my hockey team came in 1st place. I did not play in the championship game last night because my family was in town and we had not really had a chance to visit with them due to the busyiness of the weekend... so, I stayed home. But, we won the championship! Go Top Shelf!

Last, we have signed up for our "spring" sports (due we sound athletic or what?!?!)! Pete will be playing baseball with the guys, and if there is another team that signs up for the spring women's hockey... I will continue to play hockey (albeit with another team)!

Enjoy the beautiful weather!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Congrats to Bantam B!

We had a blast watching my brother-in-law's/cousin's hockey team play at the State Championship tourney this past weekend! Although they did not win the whole tourney, they played great hockey and made it to the last game before the championship. We were also able to see some family from out-of-state, and my cousins from out of the area, and enjoy their company at the arena. So, good job boys ~ you had a great season & the tournament was a lot of fun to watch!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring is here!

It's SPRING! This morning on my way out the driveway, I noticed that our magnolia tree is starting to get leaf buds... and so is the lilac, and likewise a few other flora in our yard. Also, it was 70 this afternoon! So, I drove with the convertible top down on my way home from work. I am ready for daylight savings, and I am optimistic that all of winter's white has left!

Happy spring ~ enjoy the fine weather!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March (madness)

I am really liking the sunshine and the promise of spring these past few days... but, what I really want to talk about is March (madness)!

This month is promising to be busier than ever, which is great [especially during this last long month of winter]. Some highlights:
We had company last weekend, Megan and Eric R. came into town Saturday night. We were also were able to see some of our local friends, which is always fun...
Next weekend, a few more of our friends are coming down (Megan & Aaron)--they will not be staying with us, but it certainly would be fun to see them...
The following weekend, my sister comes into town...
And the weekend after that, my parents (and a few siblings?) are making the trek across state lines to come and stay with us for a few days...
Finally, the last weekend of the month, will be busy with local things...

So, aside from all of this I have the following lofty goals for this month:
1. Finish taxes.
2. Purchase a few shower gifts.
3. Go through our clothes. Figure out what things we need for spring, and purchase. And figure out what we need to donate, discard, etc.
4. Register to take the MCAT this spring or summer.
5. Make the curtains for our bedroom, the bathroom, and the living room. This is a "project" that I have been meaning to do for a while, but now that it is getting lighter out in the morning & I removed the temporary light shields from our room... I need to do this if I ever plan to sleep past 7:30 AM on the weekends.
I know that it is Megan and Aaron that are coming into town this weekend... ! :) We look forward to seeing them! :)