Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I carried Clay from the dryer to the living room in a bin full of clean clothes. He loves to throw everything out of the hamper anyways, so he had fun being IN the basket, too. His hair got a little crazy.
Later that day I was working in the kitchen and found a pancake I had left on the counter from breakfast. It was dried out, so I threw it in the trash. Next thing I knew, Clayton was eating it. He must have seen me throw it out and went in to retrieve it. Geesh!
I had another craft show last weekend and did better than my last one. I was still disappointed and think the economy is keeping people from buying. I hope it's not because my work is stinky. I have plans to make some more monster onesies and even some toddler shirts. People seemed to like those. Oh, I put the painting of the dahlia behind the table to show off my 3rd prize at the Air Force Base contest. I won a 1st place trophy for a fused glass beaded necklace and earrings I made. I have to pull those out and photograph them for the site, too. The lighting wasn't great, so I am thinking about getting some battery operated lights for venues that are not well lit or don't have electric power available.
P.S.- I did pretty well with sales when my mom took some jewelry to her work. Thanks, all you nurses!
Well, I need to get going on 2 pies for tomorrow and I didn't exercise yet! Matt will want to use the kitchen when he gets back from running with a friend. He's making eggplant parmesean. I planned on making it, but he volunteered so, I'm all for it. And he may make homemade rolls for tomorrow, too.
Good things about the house
1-Two showers, neat drains (pic to come)
2-Double sinks in the master bathroom
3- Huge bedroom, but not really enough to fill it, too bad we don’t have a king size bed
4- Microwave over the stove
5- Gas stove, with an easy clean up surface
6- Studio upstairs with lots of light
7- Huge basement, room for a workout spot
8- Strange carpeted closet off the living room- making it into our cd and album collection and various books and games, misc. Cooking ware like roaster pan, wok, and pressure cooker. It also doubles for a play room where I can put up a gate and keep the little monster from escaping
9- One car garage with garage door opener (that’s a first)
10- When you are sitting in the living room you can’t see neighbors, just the hill and the mountain behind.
11-First floor laundry hookup with cabinets.
Things that suck about our new house
1-Lights by front door and on garage outdoors: bright enough for landing planes to go by. These lights and ones from the neighbor and the parking lot light up the house inside. There’s barely a need for lights inside. It kind of looks like lights from an alien landing.
2-No room for a car to park in the driveway
3-Strange neighbor who doesn’t say “hi” when you say “hi” to her
4-Matt had to add lighting to the laundry closet.
5-No bathroom downstairs where Clayton sleeps and it makes it inconvenient to dump and rinse poopy diapers.
6-The telephone wires weren't ready for service and Matt had to drill his own hole. The maintenance man came 2 minutes later and drilled one without knocking on our door. He drilled it in the wrong spot and then just drove away.
7-The hallway stairs light isn't working and we can't replace the bulb because it's too high. It's a little dangerous at night if you want to get to the baby.
8-Same as the last house, you can't attach the Direct TV dish to the house, so Matt had to move his contraption he made for the other place. He filled a bin with Quickcrete to hold up a pole. This time he dug a hole to set it in because even though it weighed a ton, the wind would move it and we would lose HD channels. Poor us. :)
Clayton and I went home to New York to visit Grandma and Grandpa Hallock. They were missing him a lot and wanted to see how he changed since the end of May. We got to see other family, as well. I wish I had taken more pictures and not missed some of them (Erika, Pam, Kim, Stu, and Corey).
Clayton had a challenge in getting down the step to the living room at my parents' house. He crawled face first off it a couple of times and then started to turn around to get down it after I showed him several times. What a smarty!
He sure loves to remove the contents of drawers away and at home.