To start off when my daughter was packing she told the GS that he could bring anything he could fit in this one suitcase. Before you knew it - he had packed the dog! Well he fit didn't he and you said anything that fit I could take...
One thing I did was babysit the dog. Now if that is not spoiled I don't know what is. When I was working at my desk, I brought him with me. Put him on a pillow on my daughter's chair and then covered him with my daughter's sweater. And then - see that silly pink pig - that is his PACIFIER - no lie! I did good huh? He looked sad - I think he missed them. I know he did.
My friend Linda lent me some books and I read 5 out of 6 of these -
I won a contest on Marie's Blog and she sent me these make yourself necklaces. She said they were easy. Easy my you know what. It took me hours and lots of retries. I knew I was in trouble when I used the glue first instead of the shiny stuff I was supposed to use, but eventually I got them done - I think they're pretty cute.
Package of items
Okay my GS as you know is now a black belt. My daughter is giving him a party in July - my son and his family are coming (we had to wait until they had the time off). Anyway I made the GS a scrapbook - an autograph book to have. There are about 35 coming and I thought they might write something nice for him to remember.
And another thing I think I deserve a medal for is letting ah putting up with the hubby's bathroom project. We have had mold around the bottom of the tiles for quite awhile. I've been doing everything trying to get rid of it. It was deeper though into the dry wall. My GS finally put his foot down and said he wasn't going to take another shower in it! So I put my foot down to Mr. Chatty. All I have to do is threaten to get someone to do it ($$) - and it's like magic - he starts right up. It took all week. Plus a couple days this week!
Thank goodness the grandson did not see that.
And thank goodness the GS wasn't here or he would've heard a lot of new words.
Stage Two where he rigged up some type of dry wall backing.
The tiles are in - needs the grout.
So here is the finished project. He did good.
Looks like the grout is a little darker then the other - but he says it will be fine when it drys.
Besides that I answered emails and read posts! Had a great week - I slept late. Did what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it. Got to eat some extra veggies and fruits rather than having mac and cheese every night.
I missed them - glad their back - but have to admit - it was nice break. Back to reality!
Some Emily Dickinson quotes:
"Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough." ~ Emily Dickinson
"Dwell in possibility."
"I've never had to go anywhere to find my paradise."
"That love is all there is is all we know of love."
"Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door."
Remember then - there is ecstasy in living our life and to catch the dawn you must open every door.