TO US!! Today we have been married for 4 years. it seems like forever but also like yesterday. it has been a marvelous 4 years. today we are off to see Greenwich today. i have never been there as well as a tour of the Prince Edward Distillery and we will finish with a coastal drive home. hopefully i will be able to post pics later. we will be coming home to make chinese food with my MIL!!!
it has been a really long haul but finally vacation time is here. we have spent this evening mowing and shopping and packing and scrapping.. oh and drinking a bit of wine.
tomorrow we head to saint john and then on sunday run the 1/2 MARATHON!! and then on monday/tuesday we are in moncton/hopewelll and ejoying life. and then we are off to the island for 10 days. then it is back here on the last saturday to attend a great potluck with a bunch of new found friends.
what more could a girl ask for. oh yeah to remember to purchase the winning ticket to the big draw which we misssed yet again.. can you imagine how many scrapping things i could buy with that much money!!! oh and i would be sure to share my scrappy wealth for sure!!
i can’t believe i have that many in the first couple of days… 25 out of 50 things …. WOW!
(http://1 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TFbyOuNC7hI/AAAAAAAAAGk/4tYXwlKDpsA/s1600/IMG_3450 NULL.JPG)mind you someone things they will be having a yard sale now .. i don’t do yard sales!!!
here are my first twenty five. these elephants. i love them and technically they belong to my son BUT i just thought they serve no purpose and have zero sentimental value to them so why am i keeping them really.
(http://1 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TFbxLNVomOI/AAAAAAAAAGM/EPIYlWI9Tqc/s1600/IMG_3451 NULL.JPG)then i went into my aveda stash of stuff.. i love it all but i tend to keep the bottles with the thought of ‘there is one more bit of stuff left’. no more, gone they are.
then i went on to a whole lot of nothings. pink cheap razors, make up applicators, a lip gloss container that came with a bottle of arbour mist wine, and foot scrub.. haven’t used these things in YEARS so why do i still have them cluttering up my drawer. i then search the cupboard above the fridge.. HTG these things have been there since we had our kitchen redone in 2007.. a foreman grill, cookbooks, picnic thingies, ice cube trays.a container of tea (now i had a hard time with that one cause i could use the box for something i am sure but the point is to get rid of this stuff isn’t it)
(http://4 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TFbz1ESLHBI/AAAAAAAAAGs/KXDR89fQsIE/s1600/IMG_3481 NULL.JPG)the shelves in the bedroom, long forgotten scent thing and incense and candle holder.. never will i use these things. oh and then lets’ not forget the VHS tapes.. now really who still has a VHS player..come on diana…
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then it was on to the spare room which held the neatest tissue box holder which is and always has been a pain in the butt to get tissues out of… GONE. also found a tin of whethers candies that we have had since Christmas and a ceramic plant holder for herbs.. no herb seed mix came with it so it never got planted (received this in 2006) a book cover that i have been waiting since 1996 to get back, a calendar from 1996. a cast iron trivet thingy for the stove. the last few items are a polo shirt, a phone that i ran over and doesn’t work (why i have this i have no idea), a bracelet, and an old book of runes.
so that is it for my stash for today. not bad i must say for my first attempt. SuzyQ decided to join in on the fun and she as well threw out 25 thing today so it is a total of 50 gone out of the house (or will be gone soon i should say) Not to shabby!
my day started off with a trip to the basement to check out the whole bee situation. do i have bumble bees or carpenter bees. i am so unsure. Suzanne is PETRIFIED of bees to the point that she develops an anxiety attack and is covered in goosebumps….So this is it. today i called the exterminators. we have had enough. They are coming to visit on Tuesday afternoon and hopefully some of this will be solved before we go on vaca. it is going to cost us lots and lots of money but it is a small price to pay to get ride of the stupid infestation of bugs and bees this year.
We had a good day though. we have so much gardening and responsible home owners. today i moved a tree we planted 4 years ago. i sure hope it survives the move and we also moved a few hostas and i trimmed even more trees. as much as i get upset at the bugs and the wetness and the unfinished basement i just have to look outside and see all the birds flying and feeding and bathing in the birdbath. life really is good
i was just on a website http://www.30minutemartha.com/ (http://www NULL.30minutemartha NULL.com/) and got a fabulous idea. i am going to get rid of 50 things in the month of august. what things… and do i even have 50 … well i am sure i do. i wonder where i shall start and do i take a pic of the whole lot (which would mean i would have to find the place to store the 50 things) or do i as i go along take a pic and post as proof… well i am thinking as i go along i will snap and post.
now committing to doing it in the month of august only allows me really two weeks to do this as i will be on the island for the middle two weeks.
and on another thought isn’t it crazy that the month of July is over! it has been a really rough month for me. do i see and end in site..finally for sure i do. a lot of the reason i am coming through is cause i decided that it doesn’t matter, really it doesn’t. i have a good life and i have to remember that.
anyway that is my moment of the day.