Monday, November 26, 2007

Getting back into the Monday groove.

Whew! What a whirlwind weekend! It was down to the wire but we did enjoy a lovely turkey dinner. It was probably one of the best ever I might add! It's amazing what you can do when you're put to the test. So I had to prepare the stuffing and the turkey in the laundry room while Bill put the sink in the kitchen, it's all good. Bill got the cooktop in and working as I was peeling the potatoes. Twenty minutes before dinner was served, I once again, had a full working kitchen. Yahoozer doozer!!

Friday was spent cleaning and cleaning and cleaning some more. Granite dust and sawdust was everywhere. I will never, and I mean never,
have granite installed in my house ever again. Okay, maybe that's a little harsh. I did afterall, have three bathrooms, a laundryroom and a kitchen done. I don't know why I didn't think it would make that big of a mess. Hand me the idiot stick!

The rest of the weekend was fun and fabulous! Bill's sister was here with her friend and when we all get together we laugh and laugh and laugh hysterically.....over the silliest things! Her visits are always so good for the soul. Here we all are pictured at Multnomah Falls. Dave, Kim, me and Bill. My sweet girlie, Brittany, came along too. (She's the one taking the picture!)

How crazy are we to drive up to the falls when it's only 43 degrees outside? Brrrr! They had all the trails closed because of ice so we were only able to view the falls from the base. It was still a lovely trip even if we all did have Rudolph's red nose by the time we got back to the car! Now that would have been a funny picture!! Ha!

All in all, what started as a wild and wooly week, ended on a high note. I am so blessed to have children and in-laws I thoroughly delight in. Life is truly grand!!

Now it's back to work for me! I'll actually be in the studio all week finishing up bears and other projects. Yay!!

Warmest Monday bear hugs, Aleta


Christine LeFever said...

Oh Aleta, that is a beautiful picture of the falls, (and of you people too!)


Miss Maddie's said...

Wow what a spectacular view. I can see why you endured those cool temperatures.Thanks for sharing! Susan

Theresa said...

Dear Aleta,

I'm so glad your turkey day ended up being a good one. :) I love the pictures of the falls... it's so beautiful.



Bonnie Foster said...

I love checking out your BLOG. I just love your zest for life and your very positive additude in all situations....Bravo for you !!!


Vee said...

In all my years of dealing with the trades ..and all my horror stories... my 3 rooms with granite were my only perfect experience.
Installation was clean, tidy, quick, and I was shocked and pleasantly surprised. I was prepared for the worst.

There was only one mishap with a finger... one of the contractors helping place the kitchen sink area... got it stuck in the faucet hole. Poor guy... lost the end of it.

I love my granite!

Diane Duda said...

So glad you were able to have a nice, family-filled Thanksgiving.
The falls look beautiful. Of course, I'm sitting here in my nice warm jammies saying that. :)

Have fun in the studio!


Auntie Joy said...

Hi Aleta
Thanks for the kind words for my friend Gail...She was at Molly Mo's the same time you and your husband were there the other night.. We just never know do we?? Makes me more determine than ever to live with no regets. I am glad your Thanksgiving turned out to be special. I hope you can make it to the Open House either Thurs. pm or Friday and Saturday all day. I hope to get out to Cindys sale Sunday. Take care

Draffin Bears said...

Glad that the turkey dinner worked out well and you had a happy thanksgiving with your family.

The water falls look spectacular and would have been worth braving the cold to go and see them.


Kimberly said...

Hello Aleta!
I love the picture! We will keep taking pictures as I become the shrinking one in the middle! David and I had a wonderful time, and we look forward to having you come and see us in Boston or Reno, where ever we lay our hat. I am glad that you and Bill approve and had a chance to get to know David a little better. I have to admit I never thought I would be this happy. If you want to see our pictures from the trip you can go to Davids blog at . Did you get what we mailed you?

Thanks again, and give Bill and big hug for me.
Love you all.