May 2018

May 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

Birthday Getaway

We celebrated hubby's 67 birthday with a long weekend in Branson, MO. Click here for all the info and images.

This birthday takes us closer to hubby's retirement in January 2019. In recent months, we've been planning and dreaming of how our lives will be when we're both retired. (I retired five years ago.) Of course, everything depends on our health.

So far things look good. Hubby's prostrate cancer continues to be extremely slow growing, and my heart issues don't need immediate intervention. So we just keep moving as best we can, which is better than a lot of people we know our age. Hubby walks and runs regularly, and I do weight lifting and aerobics at the gym three times a week.

I can't believe it's been a month since I posted. I spent a lot of April purging and cleaning. But one fun event was my second grandson's First Communion. So I'll close with this image of that especially blessed day.

Jonah's First Communion Day

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Annual MS Garage Sale

The result of a year-long purge.
(This is an area of the unfinished
part of our basement.)
Every year since my SIL was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis ten years ago, our family has held a spring MS Fundraising Garage Sale. This year the sale is this Saturday, March 31.

I didn't purge as much as last year, but still made a good contribution. Most of the items I'm donating I had held onto for my newest grand, my now 21-month-old granddaughter. But since she moved several states away last August, there's no need to hold onto the toy kitchen and pre-schooler table and chairs, for example.
Bake Sale ready!

Our garage sale also includes a bake sale. This year we got smart and I just labeled Little Debbie cakes I got on sale at Target. Cheaper and much less time-consuming than baking from scratch.

If you'd liked to help us aid in finding a MS cure in my SIL's life time, you can make a monetary contribution here. Thank you.

In addition to purging and spring cleaning, I've done a little home decorating since my last post. I rarely buy home decor items anymore, but felt the urge to update things a little. I got new spring/summer pillows for the family room and kitchen. I also got new placemats and a spring centerpiece for the kitchen table. These few updates gave me just the lift I needed to get through this year's long winter.

Happy Easter everyone!

Continuing with the dragonfly theme
in our family room with these new pillows.
These bunny pillows are much cuter than
I expected. And I think they'll work
for summer, too. Yay!