This Weekend's Top Ten

Monday, July 17, 2006

10. My dad coming up to visit.
9. Him and Jason getting to go golfing on Saturday--for free! I'm glad Jay got a little golf time in, since he hasn't done nearly as much as he would like this summer, due to finances being a little tight.
8. Me and the kids hanging out downtown all day at Peacefest. The kids loved "The Flying Bob" show, a guy named Bob from Red Deer who did juggling tricks, shot food items out of a water balloon slingshot, and did tricks on a mini-tightrope he set up in the street. Also, they TOTALLY loved the jumping castles and slides. And the sprinkler and bubble bin set up by the fire department.
7. Meeting up with Wes and his kids and Amanda and her kids by chance at Peacefest.
6. Getting an almost-new-pair of calf-high boots for $5 at a garage sale. Oh, and a really cool gigantic wooden picture frame for $5, too.
5. Staying up until 3 a.m. on Saturday night/Sunday morning talking with Dad and Jason.
4. Dad fixing/installing sinks, drains, and helping with various and sundry other plumbing projects while here. Our house is getting more improved all the time! Also, we have the use of all our toilets again, but we got that fixed--mostly--before Dad got here. We replaced one with a $7.50 toilet we got at a garage sale, and had a plumber come and fix our other one--which meant he stuck the garden hose up it and forced out the bubble juice bottle that Son #1 had flushed into it. Doh!
3. Dad's stories. They're the best. He's so cotton-pickin' funny, and the best part is, he's got stories worth telling--and repeating. The benefits of having lived through many near-death experiences, I guess. How many lives do you have, anyway, mon père? *wink at Dad*
2. Getting that much closer to a finished kitchen. (No, I didn't quite hit my goal of having it done by this weekend, but I'm only days away. Just have to sand the final coat of drywall mud, then I can paint!)
1. None of your business!

Also, I posted three new layouts to my 2 Peas gallery tonight. Here they are:

One, Two buckle my shoe... Oh, and Three, too!

Two and Three I made tonight. I read an article on Heidi Swapp today (famous scrapbooker and scrapbook product designer), and she said she tries to keep her layouts to a half-hour or less. I thought, That makes a lot of sense. I could do that. So, I am trying to keep my layouts simpler, so I can get more done--unless I've decided ahead of time that what I want to do is create a masterpiece. Then I take as much time as I want. But, my goal is to keep my layouts to 45 minutes or less. I think I succeeded on both of tonight's layouts. (Number one? That was one of those "masterpiece" types.)

Gotta go sleep.

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  1. Ooh "None of Your Business" sounds like fun ;)

    The layout with you is lovely and you look really beautiful and angelic...

  2. Great layouts! And love your list. I have a dad like that :) I'm with rohini, nothing like a little "none of your business" to make a weekend!

  3. Thanks for the peak into your days!! You ALWAYS put a smile on my face!! And the layout of you is beautiful. Gave me a start to see how long your hair is getting again, especially since I just got mine cut VERY short.....for the first time since I was 13 years old!
    LOVE YOU and miss you tons!

  4. Sounds like you had a good weekend.

  5. Rohini - *chuckle*

    Thanks for the compliment--I was trying to figure out a way to use the word "Angel" in this layout without coming off as completely egotistical. This quote was perfect.

    Beth - From what I've heard of your dad on your blog, I can see what you mean. And on the second point, ahem, yes.

    Mom - Guess I probably kept it up most of the time on my recent visit. I keep it up so much because Jabin is extremely fond of grabbing it, and even when it is up he still manages to yank on the little hairs on the back of my neck. Ouch! Also, in the summer, it's too hot to leave it down most of the time. And in the winter, it's too windy to leave it down. So, I guess it's just up a lot. That's the beauty of long hair--an elegant up-do makes you look great, and takes all of 60 seconds to accomplish. Yippee!

    Jenn - A good weekend without much blogtime! I'll be over to visit you later on today...

  6. Sounds like quite the action packed weekend. Mine wasn't quite as busy, but it was good none the less. I saw You, Me, and Deupree on Sunday. It's pretty funny.

  7. Ang - Is that the new Owen Wilson one? I've heard it's funny, but it looks funny in a painful sort of way.

    Glad you had a good weekend, and actually had time to check my blog. Now I'm going to have to buzz over to your blog and see if you actually had time to update yours, too!

  8. Great layouts!
    Man, it would be fun to hang with your Dad and listen to his stories. My favourite one is his midnight quickdraw practice. :D He cracks me up.
    And I can't wait to visit you and have my pick of toilets! What freedom!

    Love ya.


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