Archive for August 19th, 2007

Maybe even the cleanest garage floor in the world.

School starts on Wednesday, and it can’t come fast enough.  The boys are so bored and have started getting into trouble.  They’ve always had their moments, but this weekend has been pretty impressive.

So impressive in fact, that they got to spend yesterday afternoon scrubbing the garage floor with toothbrushes:


And yes, we know they are bored and they are only 8 years old, but neither of those facts excuse the sorts of nonsense they have been up to.  The main problem is that their shenganigans have been topped by LYING.  Lying about what you’ve done (or not done, in one particular case) is, at least in my opinion,  far worse than the actual naughty act.  We do pick our battles and LYING is one of the battles on which we will not give an inch.  And so, crabgrass pulling, Lego picking-up, and garage floor cleaning have all been good activities to keep them occupied, and hopefully out of more trouble.

While they’ve been outside being their Dad’s slaves, I’ve been hiding in my studio continuing to sort and organize and…..sew!  As a reward for all of my hard work (HA!) I’ve “allowed” myself to take some breaks actually do some sewing on the various projects I’m uncovering and finding pieces for.  Making backs, making bindings, sewing on borders…

I’ll be posting a round-up of what’s been going on later, or more likely tomorrow.  This afternoon I’ll be going to a shower for the cousin that is getting married in October, and tonight we’ll be at the local theater — we get to do our volunteer duties in the concession stand, and then watch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  Mostly, I wanted to check in and let y’all know I’m still alive.  I’d better get back to work.  I’ve made a ton of progress, but there is plenty of progress yet to go…




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