Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Heading Toward the Finish Line

The valances are up in Olivia's room. It is the last day of the month. I am not finished because I don't want to just settle on art for the room to just get it done. We are going to take our time to find something that Olivia really likes and will work in the room. Despite that, I am happy with my progress this month.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dear Wonderful Friend...

You are in my thoughts & prayers today! I love you!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Half Over :(

I am now half way through my digital photography class. Got the second quiz back. Another perfect score. Think I did the same on the one I took today. I'll see next week. Oh, and there are only three more quizzes. The final class will be the final exam. Aiming for a perfect score in this class. :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Curtain Rods & Valances

have been picked up! One window is done! The other is going to have to wait until next week. Bob wants to go out to dinner now, tomorrow I have a busy day, and Sunday is my day of no housework if I can help it. LOL!!

I love the way it looks and, more importantly, so does Olivia!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Doctor Visit

Just got home from my doctor appointment a little while ago. All the numbers on the bloodwork are good. Cholesterol is excellent (her words once again). Total cholestorol 165, HDL 65 LDL 70. I don't recall triglycerides, but know they were under the 100 that is optimal.

The cough that is lingering is now being treated as acid reflux and asthma. If it doesn't clear up in two weeks, I have to go in for an asthma test and possibly a CAT Scan.

I mentioned the fainting to her. She knows of my fainting history (and that it urns in the family). It hasn't happened in years and will most likely be years before it happens again. She asked a few questions and made note of what I said. If it becomes more frequent, I am to call her and we'll address it then.

Then for my main concern -- the high blood pressure I had at my last visit about six weeks ago! No high BP this time -- 114/82.

So as long as I can kick this cough, I'm set for awhile.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Found lamps for Olivia's desk and dresser (I know it's really a chest, but I call it a dresser...LOL). The lamp for the dresser is too cute!!

Updates Coming...

I have been super busy around here since I last posted. I have had written a few notes for each day and will add them here by the end of the week.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Digital Photography Class

I nailed last week's quiz just as I thought! 114 pts out of a possible 114! A couple extra credit questions, obviously! ;)

Friday, September 18, 2009


Olivia's furniture arrived around 9:30 yesterday morning. I was able to finish what I needed to before they arrived. I just finished ordering valances and curtain rods. We need to find a couple lamps, art for the walls, pillows to put in the shams (hanging over the chair), and desk accessories. Here it is so far...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Olivia's New "Crib"

Finished painting around 1:30 this morning. Boy, my body is sore. I am not quite ready for delivery. I have to put on the outlet covers and switchplate and vacuum again. I'm hoping they will not be here until I take care of that.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Paint, Paint, Paint

I'm heading into Olivia's room to begin prepping for painting! I need to finish this by tomorrow morning. Her new furniture will be delivered between 9:15AM and 1:15PM. If it's not ready, you know they will show up in the early part of that delivery window.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Last Day

Today was the last day of Bob's vacation. We went to lunch and just relaxed. I have a busy few days ahead of me and wanted some downtime before the busy days.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Home from Chicago around 1:00PM and left for my photography class 10 minutes later. Boy am I tired this evening. Think I nailed that quiz though! :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Amazing Day

Pecan pancakes. Mmmm!
Boat tour of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River with narration of the architecture.
Snow Patrol & U2 show at Soldier Field.

Trump International Tower


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Leavin' On a Jet...

Wait a minute that doesn't work in this case -- we're leaving on a train! :) We're taking Amtrak from Milwaukee to Chicago. We'll spend today shopping and tomorrow night is U2! I can't wait!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Never Forget...

I will never forget the look on Olivia's face when she walked down the hallway past our living room where she could see the TV just as the second plane hit the WTC. Never, ever! And, I will Never Forget what happened that day.

My prayers are with those who lost loved ones on that horrific day.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Slowly, but Surely...

Purchased the paint for Olivia's room on the way home from my hair appointment!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Paint Chips Galore

And Polished Silver is the winner! Woohoo!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Thirty Days of...

I was so into making sure I had a daily blog entry I kind of forgot to think of something for September. I did pretty well posting 28 of the 31 days in August. Since I have been shopping so much for Olivia's room, I will concentrate on getting that completed before the end of the month.

The mattress we ordered on Friday was delivered Sunday. The old mattress is still in her room. I do not want to move it to the basement as I know it will never come out of there. DH has good intentions of helping me get things cleared out of there. However, other things come up; and it just never gets done. (Yes, the basement will definitely be a future 30 days of..., but it might take 60 or 90.)

Today: Furniture ordered!

Friday, September 04, 2009

More Shopping

Olivia needs a new mattress & a local furniture store is having a "get what you spend back to spend in the store" sale. The prices were competitive with what you would pay in the area. I thought there would be a huge mark up because of the sale, but there is not. She got a new mattress & boxspring, Bob got a "free" 32 inch LCD TV" (which we planned on getting at some point anyway), and I got an awesome lamp. I would have never, ever bought this lamp without this deal. It was pricey!! :eek:

Believe it or not it was really hard to spend what was left over after the TV. I walked around that place for two hours trying to decided what to get. There wasn't a TV stand I liked that would fit in the space where we will us it. There was a full length mirror Olivia liked, but it didn't take up the whole amount & I couldn't find enough stuff to use the remaining $$ up. I didn't want to leave any "money" on the table, but when I saw this lamp I knew I must have it. It was over what was left, but only by 39.99.

When I was checking out for the "redemption" portion of my purchase, I said something to the lady about how hard it was to spend that money. She said there are people who spend $10,000 and spend a whole day walking around the store to spend the other $10,000. Can you even imagine?

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Packer Thursday!

Packers played tonight so I decided to pull out the new jersey. I LOVE that thing! It's comfy, and I got so many compliments on it because it is different from what you normally see around here.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

My Junior

Olivia on her first day...

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Last Day of "Summer"

Did a little shopping with Olivia to celebrate the last day of summer vacation. We found a great little set of mirrors that will go in her room after the makeover. Reg $24.99 Paid $12.48! This set of mirrors is similar to one we saw while furniture shopping last week. She LOVED that set, and we were planning to get it for her. I asked her which she like better, and the answer was this one we bought! Girl is smart the set we saw last week was $134.99! :) Can we say we saved $122.51? LOL!!

I <3 Target!!