I've decided that this post is just way too long, but I am going to leave it as is - because, heck - I want too! It has been an excellent couple of days and weekend and I am grateful to finally be getting a chance to sit and record it. Last night, my friend Kristin's husband called around 3:30 a.m., I could hear somebody on the answering machine, but wasn't quite coherent enough to get up! He called back soon after, and this time I was up to answer it - Kristin was in the hospital and ready to have her baby. Like us, they are ex-pats living here, and don't have any family around, so we were lucky to have her three cutie's with us all day today. I kept my girls home from school, a kind of playing hookie day, and they watched movies, played outside, we went to McDonald's and did crafts here at my home. The mess wasn't too bad and as I was able to pick up as the day went along. Anyway, she had a baby boy! I've been up for almost 24 hours though, as I was having an insomniac night anyway. Maybe I shouldn't be posting in my state?!
One of the best things to do in the Adirondack and Vermont area, is to hit the roadside stands they have along the way. We have one very close to our cabin, and despite the rain, we stopped in and got some ice cream - as you can see our dog Rolfe, also enjoys these roadside stops. It even stopped raining while we were eating it! I hope one Saturday to go on a roadside stand road trip, sampling food at various stands we've noticed during our trips. Should be fun!
I wasn't prepared for what the rain had brought us, lots of mosquito's and no bug protection. Let's just say I have 12 bites, including three on my back where I had a little patch of skin showing between my pants and shirt when I was doing some gardening! I really should tuck in my shirt when I garden! I tried to cover my arms to avoid further bites -but it didn't really work!
Craig's furniture creations:
Craig finally finished our lamp and side table this weekend. They are built from wood off our property, except for the lamp shade which was purchased at a store in Lake Placid. Craig's father was always building cabinets and things around their house, and Craig has always wanted to put what he learned from him to good use. What do you think of his creations?
Nini and the tooth fairy:
Nini lost another tooth! I didn't quite get a photo of her cute little bottom gap, because she was a bit perturbed that the tooth hurt coming out. Her last tooth didn't hurt at all, but the tooth fairy did bring her a tooni ($2)!
GoodMail and belated birthday:
I have felt quite spoiled this last week as I have received some very wonderful surprise birthday gifts from people I wasn't expecting. LeeAnne and I have been talking a lot about scrapbooking and she told about this great tote at Cosco for only $40 dollars. She said she had bought one for herself and was excited to use the stuff inside. I didn't realize that she was fishing to see if I would like it - anyways, it was quite a shock when she handed it to me this Friday. She doesn't have a blog - yet - but I must thank her anyways! Have you seen these?
Barb sent this wonderful Birthday card, I love the letter design on the front - very cute! She included a really sweet gift that she found in China town. You write your wish on one of the strips of paper, and follow the directions to fold it into a star. It's a really great idea and I can't wait to try it out! Thank you Barb!
Did you do SPT?
Have you eaten at roadside food stops?
Do you like road trips?
How are you?!