A week ago Sunday, my cousin and her husband popped over for a visit. We were in the house and I was fixing lunch. I told her, "We are eating leftovers out of the freezer this week. I told my Shug I am not cooking as this is my birthday week!"
My cousin, Gloria, says, "WEEK!?!?!!?"
As it turned out, I only cooked one meal last week!
I tend to freeze leftovers, then forget about them, then throw them out a year or so later! From now on, we are having "eat leftovers out of the freezer week" about once a month..or so. I enjoyed not thinking about what to fix for dinner, not to mention the time.
There were two things I wanted to do on my birthday....I wanted to hang these birdhouse gourds in the bee yard....
and work on my camper, Coral Belle.
Now you might think those two things are no big deal, but here is the deal....My Shug spends all free time working on the house. And I need some help hanging these gourds, and he needs to fix something on the camper before I start in on it. It has a leak, and back in April, I bought the stuff I needed from a special camper place that sells special camper stuff. But as always, there is one thing that needs done before I can do my bit.
Anyway, I have been turning this box of gourds into birdhouses since before the girls left a couple of weeks ago. I keep getting interrupted with other things,
and a small hole in the bottom for drainage.
You might remember I even had the girls painting them for one of their craft night projects!
I was working on them the day I found the mess in the closet (see house blog)
I took wire cutters and wire hangers to make gourd hangers.
But they are still not hung.
Every time we get a bit of free time, it rains.
Which...come to think of it...the rain is probably why it is free time!
I did do a bit of shopping during my birthday week. This picture was taken in the dressing room, while I was trying to make the decision...do I dare buy one more......should I?
ehhhh, what the heck...it's my birthday week!
On Thursday, my cousin Vickie came over and our plan was to spend the day at Groovy Girl yarn store. But first, she gave me my birthday present which was this Patty Beck wind chime, and some other nice things.
I saw this wind chime at the Winter Woolen Workshop back in February, but when I went to get it, it was gone! I haven't seen one since. She snuck out and bought it for me before I could get to it. This is it's temporary home, until I get my camper done.
Before we went to the yarn store we went to a couple of garage sales, to the dollar store, and out to eat. When my Shug and I were on vacation I told him I wanted a table for the corner of our patio to put drinks on.
I spied this table at a garage sale for $5.00! (it was the only thing I bought. I knew exactly where it was going and what I was going to do with it. I am on a mission to get rid of stuff-still! Getting ready for another sale this week!)
When my Dad saw the table he admitted that he couldn't for the life of him figure out why I would want it.
Birthday week will be continued......
I need to ask though...what is up with this whole blogger google reader thing. Please HELP ME! What do I need to do. Am I going to lose my entire blog?