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city plan, part 3: lawn removal

city plan, part 3: lawn removal

“Let’s just rent it for 4 hours.  We’ll totally be done by then,” I said to Rob at the Home Depot tool counter. Why do I always say things like that?  Why do I believe it? This is how Rob felt about my scheme after the first 4 hours. I didn’t blame him. And then […]

Easter Madness

Easter Madness

“Dear Easter Bunny, We are giving you 2 eggs.  We hope you like them.  We really want a photo of you.  Please don’t be disgusted by our backyard. Love, Violet and Graham P.S. We love Easter! P.P.S. We left you a snack!”  

To-Do Tuesday: painting

To-Do Tuesday: painting

Too cheerful?  Hmm… maybe… Better than beige, anyway. Thanks for your help, Mom and Violet!

To-Do Tuesday: FUNFUNFUNFUNFUNFUNFUN

To-Do Tuesday: FUNFUNFUNFUNFUNFUNFUN

As you can see, Violet has filled our schedule for this Spring Break, so I have no time for my To-Do list. This calendar/coat station wasn’t on my list either, but it was necessary. We stood in the foyer before school every morning yelling about whether it was P.E. shoes day, or why no one […]

To-Do Tuesday: blank wall

To-Do Tuesday: blank wall

It only took 9 years to put something on this completely barren wall in our living room. So?

star of the week

star of the week

And in other news, while I work on the house, the kids continue the relentless change/grow thing that they do. Graham’s teacher this year asked parents to write something about their child to display for the class when they are Star of the Week.  Since I’m lazy, I just cut and pasted some of his […]

city plan, part 2: playscape

city plan, part 2: playscape

Can you imagine how fun this is to mow?  And it’s not even grass; it’s weeds and pokey things.  Of course, this ridiculous section of our lawn had to go.  But first.  I wanted to build something.  With these. Because they were free.  And building is fun.  So I added a little playhouse section onto […]

to-do... Thursday?

to-do… Thursday?

Okay, so it’s not to-do Tuesday.  Close enough. Done:  Life Insurance Now for my plot to cash in.  

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