Friday, August 31, 2007

New #3

One of my goals for this (what was supposed to be, until "the basement") relaxed, at home summer, was to paint the trim on the windows at the front of the house. I had gotten them all scraped when they tore down the house next sense painting in all of that dust! Then, the basement situation kind of exploded, so it got left by the wayside. Until now.

Now, it is my new #3 "thing." I'm kind of excited, cuz it will make the house look a little better, despite having a giant pile of concrete in the front lawn, and no front steps...AND I don't think it will take long (famous last words). It was pretty much ready to paint, so I think I'll just have to wipe it down and paint!

Yay for progress!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

3.5 - Party Time!

Yay! "Thing" #3 is DONE. Everyone had a super fun time. The guys played pool and ate, the girls ate, then played pool, then danced while playing pool, then just gave up the pool altogether and hit the dance ourselves. Oh, well. Here's a few pictures:

Just try to pretend I'm not the only one not with it...

THE QUIZ! Cheylynn won with a score of 17/30...her prize was a Garfield shower mirror/am-fm radio...wahoo!

And here's video just to show you the difference between how guys and girls play pool:

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Oh, yeah. I guess I need a gift.


Almost done! The pool hall is good to go...7pm tomorrow...most people have been called with the details (I told them all awhile ago to block off tomorrow evening...).

So, I'll spend tomorrow getting together a cake, decorations (minimal), the "quiz," etc., etc., etc....

Monday, August 27, 2007


So, the tentative plan is a night at the pool hall...I'm waiting to hear back from the owner about costs, food available, etc. Jim's idea of an "All About Aaron" quiz was a good one. I think I'm going to do that, too...have people just try to quiz him mercilessly all night on things that MIGHT be on the quiz....and then see how they do.

THEN, sometime in September, or thereabouts, I'll send him and "the guys" paint balling, sort of a second birthday/thanks for helping us with our basement thing.


Whew. This might take a while. Well, I'm kind of on a time limit, as I would like to USE my basement sometime soon. SO, I'm going to have to hustle...

Here's what I did today (to be fair, I only worked a couple of hours...spent the rest of the day clearing out the laundry room area, getting drinks, etc. for the guys...).

The "dirt only" area is the part I got done. For some reason, there was a layer of concrete UNDER some dirt which was UNDER the concrete that we knew as our I had to do a bit of digging...not strenuous digging, but it still took extra time.'s what I have LEFT to do:

Are ya feelin' my pain yet? Go, ME!

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Sewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....anyone have any stellar ideas for a birthday party? I got nuthin'. Nuthin' good, anyways.

I looked up stuff that happened in 1977...some good stuff. Star Wars, Saturday Night Fever (disco), Bohemian Rhapsody was big...I ran these by Aaron, but he's not into it.

Any ideas?

Sounds good to me...

Well, here I go. I decided to join the "Next 5" ranks cuz, well, let's face it, I really don't accomplish much on a day-to-day basis. Call me lazy, call me unmotivated, or just call me overwhelmed. Onward and upward, I guess.

Whew. This is hard.

1. Rake the concrete/sand in the basement.
2. Polish up my resume, make it stand out.
3. Plan Aaron's 30th birthday party (It's on Wednesday, so this one shouldn't take long...)
4. (following Petra's lead)Buy a shredder and shred all junk paper from this day forward.
5. (....something fun...)Go see the new "Mr. Bean" movie

...ok, not so hard. Now how do I make my list show up on the side like everyone else's?