Friday, October 15, 2010

My Bargain…Did You Guess?

I looked everywhere for a swing I could hang on my new little porch last week.  All with no luck.  The stores are done with outdoor furniture, I suppose. 

But I did find this!

log swing

Menards had one unfinished log swing left in a box upstairs in their clearance area!  It is too large to put on our porch.  So it will eventually find a permanent home back by the pond.  For now, it sits by our porch, waiting for a coat of stain. 

It was only $59.00!  I don’t think that was a bad price, was it?  :)  We are enjoying it right where it is!

Swing Fun

Though, of course, I like to sit upright when I swing, Lol!  Anyone want to join me for a cup of Pumpkin Spice Coffee?  I could so use a break with a friend!  What do you say, an afternoon coffee break around three?

This next week will probably find me just as hard-pressed as the last two weeks to get anything posted here. 

We have that soccer tournament this weekend, and then my parents arrive next week from Pennsylvania for a visit.  We only get to see them twice a year, so everyone is excited!

For the last few days, I’ve focused on readying the house. 

  • My little guy’s room has been converted to a guest room.  (He’s happily camping out in our room.)
  • I’ve installed a few safety items in the guest bath. 
  • I made several batches of breakfast cakes and cookies to put in the freezer.
  • I got out the fall decorations (as per my middle son’s demands) and peppered them around the house.
  • And I’m presently working on removing some of our area rugs that pose tripping hazards.  That wouldn’t be a big deal. But in exasperation, I went and nailed them all down a while back (don’t laugh!).  The boys kept shifting them across the room during their wrestling matches. 

When I roll all those rugs up, the clean spots beneath them will no doubt make the rest of the carpet look filthy.  Sigh.  But I’m not planning on hauling the shampooer out.  There are too many other things on my list.

This evening, I’m dragging the boys along to the store to restock our pantry.  They will be thrilled, of course!!  (Not!)  But my boys do like to eat, and with all the building projects going on, I’ve just about used up all my reserves.  Plus, I doubt my parents would like to be served expired beans and stale crackers, Lol!

Anyway, I just wanted you to know why the posts are so sparse around here.  I’ll be back before you know it, clogging your readers with my rambling thoughts.

I’ll also be announcing several cool giveaways!  If you like inspirational family films, you’ll definitely want to check back in a week or so! 

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!

1 comment:

Mari said...

You've got lots going on - don't stress yourself with posts. :)
I think the swing is wonderful, and what a deal!