29 May 2009

Just a-buzzin'

Oh, I miss blogging and hope to catch up on some this weekend. I have been a little worker bee these last few weeks. School is winding down but I've had a lot of work to finish up, including publishing our school's literary magazine, which is actually a book of about 100 pages with notable student and teacher writing, photography and artwork. I also planned the entire prom this year, and it was a huge success that I was really proud of. We get out at 1:00 on Wednesday, 3 June, and Macauley and I are super ready for summer vacation.

We also hosted our annual Memorial Day Pre-Float Trip party at our new house last weekend, and that was a great push to get a lot of things done around the house. We had lots of friends from in and out of town come to visit and stay Friday night, and then we all went to float the Niangua River on Saturday. The water was really up from all the rain we had and the float went by pretty fast. We camped that night and I was exhausted for the rest of the weekend. Before the party, I did a lot of decorating, finished the powder room and did some landscaping. I'll post some pictures this weekend, now that I located my camera, which had been missing for several days.

Yesterday was Ryan's 34th birthday, and I got him tickets to the Korn concert here in Springfield tonight to show him that he's still young enough to rock out. I told him he could take a friend, but he said he wanted to take his "girl" so I guess I will rock out, too. Should be a noteworthy experience, and I have no idea what to wear.

I am also hoping to work on my flea market booth a little tomorrow. Macauley is spending the weekend with my parents. They start work at the camp they run next week, so this is one of the last free weekends they'll have before working all summer. They were going to take Macauley "camping" in their pop-up under the pavilion down at the camp, which he will love.

I'm off to buzz through more packing at school (I'm changing classrooms for the 4th time in 5 years) and hoping to get out of here early this afternoon. It's been quite a month.

06 May 2009

Treasure Tray

I've had such a hectic week at school (I'm in charge of this year's Prom, which is Friday, and still have to be a teacher--and mom and wife and housekeeper and laundrymaid--every day), but I got a spurt of inspiration and energy this evening to put together some of my recent finds on the tray I got at The Seedbox Open House.

Macauley and I did some grocery shopping after school and I got a bundle of off-white carnations to put in a little ironstone pitcher I got a couple of months ago. I got the keys (all for $1) and tray when I was with Barb, I think, and I just found the picture of the kids on the mule when I worked on my booth last weekend. A lady there told me she remembers people coming around when she was a kid and offering to take kids' pictures on ponies for a little money, but she didn't remember a mule ever being an option. I think it's cute.

The coils are from The Seedbox. I don't know what they are, but I just love them and so did several other people at the sale who were sad that I bought them before they did.

Meloney had bought a whole bunch of these metal cattle tags and had several of them strung on shabby ribbon or wrapped around books. I'm glad I got one.

Another find from this weekend is this old picture of a hotel. You can click on it and have a closer look at the people gathered on the steps. I wonder what the story is...

And I've still been on my linens kick, picking up these here lately. They're hard to resist when they're so pretty and only cost a couple of dollars. I have tons of items on my to-do list for the house in the next couple of weeks. We are having a get-together on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend with lots of our college friends coming into town from all over. I want the house to look perfect, but I know I won't be able to pull that off by then. I'll do what I can.

02 May 2009

A Decade Together

Ryan and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary yesterday...can't believe it's been 10 years. We look like kids in this picture of us walking out of Stone Chapel at Drury. I guess we were. We went to dinner (courtesy of a generous gift certificate from my family) downtown at Flame and then went to see Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, which wasn't the best movie ever, but it was fun to be out on a date with my boy. We want to do something big, something grand, to celebrate this summer. I am campaigning for Paris. I've been there once before with some girlfriends, but I wasn't there long enough and I wasn't with Ryan. We'll see. All I know is that I hit the jackpot when it came to husbands and I want to go everywhere and anywhere with him.


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