Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Break!

Here it is Sunday night and I am not in my "school night" routine. This week is our spring break and I look forward to having a different schedule and different responsibilities. 

Here is some catch-up info: Corey had an OK race on Friday night at Princeton. He was disappointed with his time, but his coach was thrilled that he was feeling like racing so soon after getting over mono.  And considering Corey's past and current health and his level of training, he did just fine. Here is a blurry photo from the race (tough to take good photos of runners at night!!). Corey is the 5th from the right~can you see his new haircut?!

Yesterday I went to a bridal shower for the daughter, Jennifer, of one of my Women's Weekend buddies. It was a lovely party with good food and lots of laughs. Here is a photo of us playing one of those really fun bridal shower party games!

My project for the next few days is to convert our sun porch from a catch-all room to a usable 3-season room. Today we moved all my sewing stuff to the basement and then made decisions about all the other stuff out there. We threw away a lot of stuff that we haven't used in years and will no doubt throw away some more stuff as I look for a place for it in the basement. One of the hardest things I decided to throw away were all my sewing patterns. A few years ago I tried to sell them in a garage sale, but had no takers. So today I looked at each one, remembered what I made from that pattern and then put it in the trash. I saved a few that I thought were things I might make some day. 

I will shop for some casual furniture for this room, with attention given to Corey's request~something he can nap on in the sun porch! Tucker sent us a beautiful blanket from Mexico and I plan on decorating around that, as much as I decorate around anything. Maybe we'll call the room, the Mexican room and we'll invite you over for Margaritas! 

I've put a buffet table that was in our dining room for a long time and then moved to the porch when we got new dining room furniture, for sale on Craigslist. It would be nice to get something for it since we don't need it anymore. Here is a photo of the table. Any interest out there?

I took a "before" photo of the sun porch and will take an "after" photo when the project is complete (or nearly complete) and will post both here on the blog. 

I got a nice bike ride in yesterday morning, before the traffic picked up and it was delightful. The weather forecast does not sound to encouraging for bike rides, but that's OK, it is still early in the bike riding season.

I sent a skein of handspun yarn to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival Skein and Garment Competition committee and I am anxious to get their feedback on my spinning. The yarn I submitted is a 3-ply yarn, and this was my first attempt with that technique. 

While reading one of the knitting blogs that I follow, I saw that the writer had included a photo of some pretty flowers in her yard. I had the same flowers and she called them Siberian Squill. Now, I have always called those flowers "Those Little Blue Flowers in the Backyard", but now I know~they are Squills! What a funny name! So here is my Squill photo:

Hope all is well.


jeannie said...

What a fun project...fixing up the sun porch!

Liz said...

I'm not sure I can see Corey's new haircut well enough...maybe he can send you a photo taken while he is sitting still!