Monday, September 15, 2008

Busy week

It is another Monday and I am thinking back on last week and how busy it was. 

My neighbor gave me some plants that they were splitting and today I will be planting a wheelbarrow full of peonies and irises. YAY!!! I love them both and can't wait to get them into the ground. Of course, first I need to take off all of the mulch and the landscaper's cloth (which I hate and will be putting in the shed- just in case I change my mind! lol)

My neighbor was kind enough to come over for an afternoon last week to walk around our yard and identify the trees and plants and shrubs we have. Though I may not keep everything, I won't dig anything up until at least spring so that I can see what it all looks like through every season- I would hate to get rid of something that looks lovely in the winter like the Red Twig Dogwood. (Don't I just sound like I know what I am talking about??? LOL)

Last Friday,I went on a school trip with Chloe and her class to the Denver Gem & Mineral Show. I could have stayed a lot longer and all I can say is that it was a good thing I had five girls to watch or I would have spent some serious money! I have never quite outgrown my little-girl love of rocks and sparkly things! The one photo here shows the girls panning for gold.

I also went to a library training at the elementary school; I will be volunteering in there one afternoon a week, starting this week. There is a real friendly bunch up there and I am looking forward to it. Even though I am always the "oldie"... lol  Most school volunteers tend to be mothers/fathers of real little kids, very few seem to have older kids like I do. Oh well.

Chloe had her birthday sleepover on Friday night too. She and two friends went to the movies and then spent the night playing video games and watching movies. It's great to see her having fun and making friends.

Our sofa for the living room came and now all we are missing is the chair for the sitting room and the furniture is done. We have bought a couple of things for the walls and it is looking more homey every day! Now we just have to fill in the gaps; hang things on the wall, add the little finishing touches. Before long, we will be all settled. It feels so good here!

We got tickets for Canadian Thanksgiving for Holly & Ben, and things are all set. 

Heidi is keeping busy with school and marching band; they play at their first football game this Friday and they have their first competition on Saturday. I can't wait to see how it all comes together, they have been working so hard!

Chloe has joined the band at school, and isn't enjoying it too much yet. She also joined the Bell Choir which she loves and I am looking forward to going to see that too. She goes to a sports club Monday before school, and French class Friday before school. We have yet to find her a barn to take riding lessons at, that has been a real job so far. But she still really wants to go and so we persevere! 

Now that I write this stuff down, it doesn't seem like so much... lol! 

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