A good day.

May. 7th, 2008 05:05 pm
aisforamy: december 2011 (turtle)
Today has been pretty good! I was talking to [livejournal.com profile] lai_lore last night about getting a coupon for a new book I wanted, and lo, and behold! There was a coupon for Borders in my email this morning. I bought the newest Fablehaven book, and read the first chapter.

Then I went to the comic book store and found that they had saved me all but one of the Free Comic Day comic books, which is awesome!

Then I found some hair product I thought I had lost, along with a dollar in my bedroom! I went grocery shopping, then went to Goodwill where I found a ginormous bag of Lego bricks and mini figs for $7, which is a steal, considering everything that was in it! There was even a Lego pirate with a peg leg, hook hand and a parrot! Did I mention the Lego monkey? There was one! And a Lego alligator! I played Legos with my kids for about an hour after school. Also at Goodwill, I found a big Unicron action figure for Robert, since his broke a long time ago, and he's been lamenting that fact since.

Then, after Lego playing, I took the kids to the discount theater and we saw The Spiderwick Chronicles. Then I folded five loads of laundry and put another in the dryer, and another in the washer. Only several more to go!

Tomorrow, Jared is in a play, which I have to miss to attend my sister's graduation from ASU - she earned her Masters in Social Work in just a year, and was offered a job with the Hospice she interned at for a very good salary. I am very proud of her! We will have dinner afterward to celebrate.

Friday, I have Art Masterpiece with the kids...possibly the last one of the year. That evening, I am hosting a Stampin' Up! party at the school, because my house is to small for it. I need to buy snacks for that, and remember to pick up the demonstrator--she's blind, so she can't get there on her own. I will have to remember to clean out the back seat for her dog.

Saturday, I need to go to [livejournal.com profile] lai_lore's apartment to help dismantle a bad and take it to Goodwill to donate, since it's taking up too much room. I also need to go to my niece's track meet on Saturday, since she made the State team. I am not sure which even she is participating it...hammer throw or shot put, but our family is going to go and cheer for her.

Sunday is Mother's Day, and so I am going to drive up to Strawberry with my sister and a niece or two, to visit my parent's graves and probably have a picnic while we're up in the mountains. It is a beautiful place, and a nice time of year to be there.

Anyway, that is the rest of my week in a nutshell. I needed to get it written down so I don't forget anything. But for now, I need to go and cook dinner and stuff.

Hope everyone is doing well! Check out my previous journal entry for some free music downloads. The links will still be good for another four or five days, I think. Enjoy!
aisforamy: december 2011 (stop calling me headmaster)
Sadie graduated today from her intermediate training class!! Hooray! She also got a booster shot, which I thought she'd be freaked out about, but didn't even notice getting.

Now all that's left is to find a time and place to get her the AKC Canine Good Citizenship test! If she passes that, then she should qualify to be Therapy Dog, and I should be able to take her to hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, and special ed classrooms. I really hope she passes--they are very strict about the rules for it.

Other than that, I have a TON of laundry to do, and the house needs cleaning, and I need to dig a huge hole in the back yard...which leads me to:

Father's Day is tomorrow. I went and bought my husband a tree for our backyard for his gift We planted a tree for Robert when he was little, and one for Jared a couple of years after that, and now My husband will have his own tree. I got a relatively mature one, so it shouldn't die. He has planted three or four ficus trees that have all met speedy demises. This time I got him a Sisso, which we already have one of, and it grows very quickly, and very well in our yard.

I don't know how I am going to get the tree into the back yard, though. I got it out of the back of the truck and into a wheel barrow, but apparently it weighs too much, because the tires went flat, and I don't want to push it like that, or it will ruin the wheels all together, if they aren't all ready. I may have to just dig the hole, and let him help me move it tomorrow, when he gets home. I had hoped to have it planted by the time he saw it, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen, unless there is some sort of divine intervention in the next few hours.

For those of you who don't know it my own father passed away over ten years ago from complications related to him Multiple Sclerosis. I will be thinking of him, as I often do, and hopefully laugh with my sisters over some of our favorite memories of him.

If you have a father that you love, I hope you have a happy day tomorrow. If your mother raised you single handedly, wish her a happy father's day as well--she played both roles, so should get to celebrate both mother's and father's day.

That is pretty much all I have to report. Hope everyone is doing well.

Love you all! **hugs**
aisforamy: december 2011 (great supermarket music)
Total weight loss to date: 15 lbs.

I haven't been around much in the past few days, have I? I have been spending a lot of time at my sister's house, just hanging out. Also, my sister has an awesome craft room of awesomeness, and so, in the past couple of days, I have been working on one of my altered books, and really enjoying creating things with my hands, again. It's been too long since I really made anything.

Other than that, I have been living on to little sleep and too much laundry. I have been making mental lists for my trip to Tennessee to visit my friends, Arwen (whom I have known since seventh grade) and [livejournal.com profile] lai_lore (whom I have never met in person, but am very excited to be doing so, soon). I will be moving into my written lists very soon, I am sure.

I have also been trying to get up to Chino Valley to visit my friend Alicia (Hi, Alicia!!), but in typical Amy fashion, have been unable to find a good time when we are both free. Hopefully, once her kids are out of school, it will be easier, because I won't have to wait for a weekend.

Other than that? Not too much is going on. I spent this morning weed whacking the back yard (and cutting my legs up in the process), but I ran out of weed eating cord, so had to settle for raking and stuff. I am on a break right now, but will be going back out momentarily to move the raked stuff to the compost heap.

Happy Memorial Day to everyone in the U.S., and know that those of you with loved ones who are fighting in the war, or with those who have fallen in past wars and in defense of our country; you have my undying thanks and pride.

On a completely random and unrelated note that I am going to call the Link of the day: DID YOU SEE THIS? HOLY MOLEY!!!!! BBQ, anyone?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070526/ap_on_fe_st/odd_monster_pig
aisforamy: december 2011 (last supper)
My sister graduated from ASU, Summa Cum Laude with a BSW tonight, and I am very, very proud of her. She has worked hard, and has been accepted into the accelerated Master's program, so will have her Master's degree in Social Work at this time next year.

We went to dinner afterward, where my diet got chucked out the window in favor of southwest cuisine and a half a piece of fudge pie. I don't regret it.

Mother's day is this Sunday, and even though I am hosting family dinner, I might take the first part of the day to drive up with my sister and visit our parents' (and grandparents') graves. My father died on mother's day (May 12th) ten years ago, so it's kind of a double whammy for us. I miss them both every day, and wish I could make the trip up there more often.

It's about an hour and a half each way, so we could easily be home in time for family dinner. Especially if I just have chicken salad sandwiches, or something that I can make ahead of time.

For now, I am very tired, and am going to bed.

To any and all I am threading with? I will tag tomorrow, when my brain is not so fuzzy and half-dead.

Nighty-night!
aisforamy: december 2011 (happy birthday)
I don't really expect her to see this, but:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LARA!!!

I love you, sister, and what's even better, is I like you, too! I am so proud of everything you've accomplished this year, and I know next year will be even better.

Rock on!

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