Thursday, September 4, 2008

Beginning and End

Thanks for the great comments on the last post everyone!

Those were great suggestions for the Netflix queue!

In response to Melissa, the backpack is raspberry-colored corduroy.

This week is a week of transition for us.

Well, really a preparation for transitions.

We went to the Elder Hug-a-Bug's school on Tuesday to meet her teacher and finalize the paperwork for her first day next Monday.

Today we meet the Younger Hug-a-Bug's teacher for pre-school.

This morning, and this might be the saddest news of all, I finished the last of the fresh-picked strawberry freezer jam.



We have also been in the midst of painting decisions.


To tell you the truth, the living room is putting the kitchen to shame, and we need to immediately address that situation.
There has been a certain amount of waffling as to the color scheme; Yellow? Green? Yellow with Green trim? (this one looked too much like the Packers, and you may know that we are a Vikings state) Green with Green trim? White with Yellow trim?
I guess I will have to wait to find out along with all of you, faithful readers...

Along with the painting, I made a decision the other night which may change our lives as we have known them.

I organized the tool bench.



For four years we have been living out of a pile of junk, tools, dirt, sawdust, bugs, spiderwebs- you get the idea.



Anyway, when I was at the Home Depot the other day, I saw that it would cost about $11.00 to make a real change and I made that investment.
I apologize for the lack of a before picture, but it was truly a sight that I didn't want to document.


If you look closely, you can see that yes, I did label the boxed power tools on the outside of their cases.

While I was at the Home Depot I also bagged some pegs for the kids' backpacks.


I have finished the lining for the Elder's and I cut out the Younger's.


He is very excited to have a space backpack.


Even though the end of Summer unofficially came on Labor Day, Minnesota is playing along.

The weather has been decidedly chilly compared to the last few weeks.

I have taken to wearing a sweatshirt.

I may even resort to socks soon.

Ah well, that means that Sweater Weather can't be far behind.

Good luck through all of your upcoming transitions,

Jess

1 comment:

Krista said...

I love seeing your projects. I vote for yellow with white trim in the kitchen. I think it would both look nice and blend with the color in the living room from what I saw on the pictures. (not that my vote counts much. :) ) If you do green, be careful about the color. we did green and it looked a bit like a locker room color. I freaked for a little while and now I have convinced myself that I like it. :)
I can't believe that your babies are off to school! The elder hug a bug just can't be old enough for that! It seems like yesterday when you called me saying you were pregnant! I'm sure she'll have a great time and hugs from here. I will cry like a baby when it's my turn to send E off to school.