Monday, April 27, 2009

A Whole Lot of Nothing Going On

Not a whole heck of a lot going on in my neck of the woods, I've barely lifted a needle in the past 2 weeks, I've been more in a spring cleaning, reading, gardening mode. I did finish a great book, "Being the First Jane Austen Mystery: Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor" by Stephanie Barron, and started another "Death was the Other Woman" by Linda L Richards. Getting the house sort of ready for the girls' arrival for summer-Rachel has her final exam tomorrow morning at 8:00, and will be home tomorrow afternoon. Meredith has until about May 15. She is having a little bit of a rough spell at the moment--she has not dated very much, she's only been out with maybe 5 boys ever (both of my girls are over 6 feet tall, I think boys are a little intimidated by them). Her last date was almost 18 months ago. So, 2 weeks ago she and some sorority sisters were at karaoke night, and some members of the Tech football team showed up. One of the players took a particular interest in her, and had a mutual friend introduce them. They have become inseperable, and are just head over heels for each other. Sounds wonderful, but there is a catch. He was in the NFL draft over the weekend, and signed with the Green Bay Packers. Needless to say, things are kind of stressful in that department.
My husband, aka Edward Scissorhands--this is the man who has never until recent weeks had any interest in the yard whatsoever--has been seeing this tomato planter thing on TV called "Topsy Turvy", and declared that he must try one. So, I called around to the local nurseries, and found 2 left at one store, I went and bought those yesterday. I guess it's the little things that make men happy, you'd think my husband had won the lottery, he's so happy with his Topsy Turvies. The nursery lady says she's heard good things, so we'll give them a shot.
Hunter has his spring chorus concert Wednesday night, a production called "The Music Man, Junior".
Our house is practically infested with these giant horse-flies--they don't seem to have come from outdoors, we can only assume that one laid eggs in the house and they have recently hatched, it's gross, I guess we are going to have to call in an exterminator, nuff said. My husband says one of his co-workers is having the same problem, it's very strange.
I had a birthday Friday, all in all a pretty pleasant day. I took the day off from work, got taken out to dinner at Glory Days Grill, and ordered a couple of things with my birthday discount from Colonial Crafts.
The town we live in now is called Winchester, it is at the very tip-top of Virginia. They have a huge week-long celebration here every year called the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. During the week, there is a carnival, a circus, later in the week there are luncheons and dances, the kids have no school Friday. the week is topped off by a Firefighter's Parade, followed by fireworks, on Friday night, and a huge Grand Feature Parade on Saturday. Each year, a famous celebrity is the Grand Marshall of the parade, this year it is Eric Estrada. There is also a Queen Shenandoah each year, she is always the 17-22 year old daughter of a famous celebrity, somehow I've missed out on who the queen is this year, I need to find out. That is all going on this week. Here is a link to the website, just in case you're ever in the area and want something different to do . Oh, and the official colors of "The Bloom" are pink and green, so if you come, dress appropriately ;))
I think I probably should change the title of my post.
Have a great week!

1 comment:

Siobhan said...

Happy belated birthday!! Do tell about the stash that you ordered!

Ugh about the horse fly thing. We used to get fruit flies a lot in the US, no matter how careful we were about stuff. I hope you get rid of them quickly!

Poor Meredith with the boyfriend. It's a hard age, isn't it??