Sunday, April 18, 2010

A fun Sunday

Since it was a little chilly today (in the 50's) we decided to have a fire.  Of course, when you have kids and a fire it means smores!  The kids had a great time cooking their smores, and feeding the fire. 

Michelle had to have her's deconstructed, And burnt to a crisp.  She is so like her momma!!
While they enjoyed their smores, I cooked on my new grill. This is what we had, with herbed rice and grilled corn. I so love my new grill!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

94 DEGREES????

Is it really possible that the temp was a whopping 94 degrees today? The day started nice enough, with lovely 60 degrees, post spring night rain, but driving home today the temp on the car read 94 DEGREES! How is that possible? It is only April 6th. Just a meer month ago we were swimming in snow, now it's sweat. The bees are all buzzing, grills fired up, tulips in bloom. It is wonderful to be warm, but do we really need 94 DEGREES in April?

The one benefit of living in a 90 yr old house is the old plaster walls. Why did they ever do away with them? They are a perfect insulator of weather and sound. Having good sound insulation is important when living on a busy road like I live. Weather insulation is even more important. When getting my new heater and central air a few years back, the HVAC guys were shocked how well this house held it's temps. When I reminded them that I have plaster walls, they smacked their heads and went, "Duh, no wonder!" Gotta love guys!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring? What Spring

What happened to Spring?  Earlier in the week the high for the day was maybe 40, now we are looking at a high of 80+.  Did I miss Spring? 
Today, I made the first lawn cutting of the season.   Cut it just enough to clean it up.  I really need to buy a new spindle for my riding mower.  At the end of last season, the star on the current spindle that holds the blade in place broke off.  The only real fix is a new spindle.  Luckily it doesn't take much to replace the spindle.  Just need to take the deck off.  Luckily, I know how to do it. 
There is way too much to do to clean up the yard.  All the raking, mulching, triming, cutting, planting....and it never ends.  I feel like I am running a rat race all the time.  Laundry, homework, charting for work, laundry, taking kids to school, making dinner and lunches, laundry, and more laundry.....I'm drowning in laundry.....