Thursday, November 26, 2009

One Day to Come Together to Release the Pressure

My cousin and his family came from Wisconsin.

Okay, kids. I'm exhausted. So, this post is bound to be very poorly written...Even worse than normal, even. I could probably start every post out that way for a while and it would be accurate every time. So, I just have to suck it up and keep going. That having been said... Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a good one and ate lots of food and had tons of fun. Ours was great, but now I need to take a long Winter's nap.

The girls got to give their younger cousins tons of attention.

Today was a total blur. I woke up, I ran in the bitterly cold wind, I got ready and drove to Ottumwa. We ate, celebrated some of the cousins' birthdays, wrestled around, and finally drove home. Stinky and I tried to put together a cheap-ass entertainment center thingy, got frustrated, and quit.

There were actually a couple of cute puppies at the shindig.

I went to Menards last night and got me a bow saw and some hedge clippers. I couldn't get a ladder, because it wouldn't fit in my wagon. My brother-in-law is going to bring his van on Saturday that has a canoe holder thing on top that should hold a ladder no problem.

My nephew is in kindergarten and very, very funny...Just ask him.

Tomorrow I will attempt to limb up some trees, trim some hedges and make sure the girls get all the leaves raked. We will probably shop a little and see if we can get a few things we need as cheaply as possible and go home and clean and unpack some more. Then we'll go to a restaurant called Blackstone for dinner because my realtors gave me a gift card for it. Sweet! I'm sure we'll all be starved after working most of the day.

My nephew is really good at mugging...

Here's wishing you and yours, as well as me and mine, a productive and restful rest of the weekend.

...In fact, he might just be an expert.


Remiman said...

Happy days: family, friends and a new home. **YAY**

dmarks said...

Wisconsin is probably snowy now. A good place to be away from.

booda baby said...

It's a great and sweet thing you do, to soldier on (well, except for that running in the bitter cold thing. Icccck. I was doing just fine til you threw THAT memory in. :))

Anyway, I'm amazed at what you're getting done. It's super fun to envision and really, SOMEONE's gotta do the work to bring me my entertainment, so buck up.

Hey, shouldn't we? Couldn't we? Have a cyber housewarming party?

Tara said...

I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed Thanksgiving!

Good luck with finishing up the yard work, and enjoy the restaurant!

laura b. said...

Sounds like you had a fun family Thanksgiving!
I also hope you enjoyed your homeowner yardwork and your homeowner meal.