Friday, March 11, 2011

I'm Baaaack!

I know, I know...I said I was taking a little blogcation and then I was gone for almost two months! To my kind and loyal friends who kept pestering asking, "when are you going to blog again?" the answer is NOW! The truth is that I fully intended to just take a week or two off to charge my blogging batteries, but then one kid got the flu...and then the other...and then the first one got it again, but this time it settled in her hip joint (it's called viral toxic synovitis and despite having a harrowing sounding medical name was not serious at all.) All this sickness left me trying to juggling my laptop and phone while checking temperatures, making soup and holding sad, clammy sick hands and I just couldn't get my creative juices flowing on any house projects. I barely had time to get myself showered!

Ok, so enough with the pity party. I'm back in action. First item on the agenda: my mom and her boyfriend arrive one week from Sunday for a visit (our first real house guests in the new place) and I've got work to do! In addition to creating an inviting area for them to sleep for the duration of their stay, I want the whole house looking its best for them. I've already got some plans in the works, like clearing out the den closet for their clothes and suitcases and sprucing up the back deck for our dinners on the grill (especially since we'll have extra daylight once we turn the clocks ahead this weekend.) And since we leave next Friday for a two night camping trip, this weekend will be my only time to get everything ready, so I'm kicking into high gear now with a lunchtime trip to the Container Store for a new kitchen trash can (one that the dog can't nose her way into) and a new dog food container (our hungry pooch goes through food so fast that the little DIY canister I fixed up for her just isn't doing the job anymore.) I'm armed with a 10% off coupon and not afraid to use it!


Kristin said...

"Woohoo!!! I'm so happy you're back!", said pestering friend. :) Is it too soon to call dibs on the DIY dog food canister? xoxo

Annamarina said...

I'm so glad you're back too! Can't wait to see all the latest projects you have up your sleeve!

Carly said...

Thanks for the support! And yes, the limited edition DIY dog food canister is all yours, Kristin!