Weekend Work and Play!

We have had some nice dry and warm weather a few days in a row and what does that mean at this old house? It means it’s time to continue our projects. Dear spent much of Saturday taking the old vertical siding off the back of the house. This side of the house is the last side that needs horizontal siding. See that huge Rosemary bush behind Dear?

My job on Saturday morning was to trim it way back so Dear could work around it. The Rosemary scent was so strong we both felt a little woozy from it.

I did a few more chores out in the yard while Dear worked on the prep work for the new siding.

Our kids arranged a meal out for Mother’s Day on Saturday evening. I’ve mentioned before that I’m de-fluffing right now for our son’s wedding the end of June but for Mother’s Day I threw away the calorie counter. It was time to feast. I enjoyed a beet salad and Dear enjoyed a Bleu Cheese salad.

The six of us enjoyed steak, chicken, and halibut with some tasty sides.

Better than the food was the time we had together talking about the recent events in our lives. We missed our son and his fiance who live in the eastern part of our state across the Cascade mountains. We will celebrate with them in a couple of weeks when Dear and I head east to wrap up some details for the wedding.

On Sunday (Mother’s Day) we went to church and then we loaded up the truck bed with things we needed to take to the dump. We dumped about 1400 pounds of old siding, stone pavers, old wood, etc. It was my first time at the dump and it was an interesting experience. I cracked up about my Mother’s Day experience and Dear commented that he is always ready to give me a new experience in life.

Bad news…tomorrow I get to have another fun dental event (sarcasm intended). I’m going to have a tooth extracted that is causing gum infection problems. It’s the same tooth that they put a crown on in January. What a waste. Now I get to decide if I want to go through the trauma (for me) of having an implant. Feel free to share your experiences with similar issues and your advice!

Good news… going back to my de-fluffing plan is that I have dropped 10 pounds! This success keeps me motivated to stay on track and continue losing for the wedding.

If you are a mother I hope you enjoyed the weekend and that you were celebrated. Here’s a prayer for Mothers that I shared on the MGCC blog on Sunday.


About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

7 thoughts on “Weekend Work and Play!

  1. Oh dear Ellen – 10 pounds is fantastic!!! Good for you. Sounds like you had a lovely Mom’s Day. That’s a great picture of you all. Your dear is quite the handy man – making your “old” house like new!

  2. The dump? On Mother’s Day? Really, Dear?! LOL!

    Wish I were closer as I’d love to have those pavers.

    All dental crowns have failed with me as well. I stopped having them after the first two. As for the implants, do whatever you can to preserve your smile. I wish that I had followed my own advice.

  3. Boo to the bad news! 😦 Praying that all goes well today…and with whatever you decide about the implant.

    Yay to the good news! 10 pounds is a victory! Sprucing up your house…and saving big bucks by doing it yourselves…is great! And even a “new experience” to boot! 🙂

    Glad you had a happy Mother’s Day and were honored by your dear ones!

  4. Big sympathy on the dental appointment. As one who has had to have TWO crowns re-done I feel your pain.
    I laughed at your Mothers’ Day experience – you are always up for something new!
    Congratulations on the success of the de-fluffing. I am trying to follow your example!

  5. Well, congrats on all the work getting accomplished on the house — and your new experience at the dump 😉 I’ve had an implant and, though no fun, it wasn’t traumatic at all if your system tolerates the twilight anesthesia. The biggest trauma was to my bank balance. Do try to get referred to the best doctor in your area (mine was a periodontist). I don’t tolerate anesthesia well and opted to go with extra novocain for the hour-long surgery.

  6. Sounds like a good weekend all around…good food and fellowship and lots accomplished on the home front besides. And 10 pounds gone? That is the best kind of ‘gift’.

  7. I can see that your Dear is helping you with your defluffing program…by keeping you busy in the garden. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend being celebrated in many ways.

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