Thursday, October 2, 2008

In the North Country

Monkey and I arrived after a 4 hour drive with my father-in-law yesterday. He was kind enough to make the extra 30 minute drive to drop us off at my parents house because waiting for my mother would have kept us in town another 4 hours. Sleepy Monkey needed her crib at Gram's house. The little turkey only slept for about 15 minutes on the entire drive. And there was too much excitement at Gram's house to stop and take a nap after all.

My bro was home sick yesterday. So the 3 of us played on the swing set a bit. Bro has a new kitten. Unfortunately, I promised my husband I would never bring another cat into our home (he's not a cat lover) because Monkey LOVES the kitty. He seems to enjoy her as well, even with the tail pulling and the smoosh me hugs.

Monkey is going to see T's mom for a while later today. My mom and I are going to make a run to Madawaska to Kmart. And then we're going across to Canada to go to an antique store that opened up a few years back. She's only brought me there once, but I loved it. Since we're pushing off a weekend long antiquing trip on Route 1 for the 3rd year in a row, an hour in 1 store will have to suffice.

And lucky me - I'm going for a much needed hair cut today. I look like a shaggy dog right now.

Mom & I have been doing a ton of online window shopping the past couple of weeks. She wants a cheap kitchen re-do until she can afford her dream kitchen (she's saving but I think she wants a pool more right now.. ha ha). We've been having a lot of fun planning this new, temporary kitchen. And I think we've found a couple of great pieces that can carry her through the dream kitchen construction (even if it's only 10 years from now!).

I also found a great bed online this week. T and I agreed it was time to upgrade our old hand me down that was a freebie that is completely falling apart headboard. (Code "SURVEY" gets you an extra 15% off for right now - thanks C for that tidbit!) I ordered it this morning and already can't wait for it to come in! Along with the gallon of paint I purchased and our new bedspread, we might actually end up with a bedroom that doesn't look like college students live there. I'm hoping to do the painting this fall. Not to mention, I have a project I'd like to ask my dad to make for me for the room, also.

Monkey has just awaken from her nap, so it's time to get us showered and ready to go see her Memere.


maine momma of 3 (formally: stayathomemommy from maine) said...

wow... love the bed! Funny, my room looks like a dorm too... I'm in the process of a cheap makeover!

Hope your having fun up north!

Anonymous said...

Have fun shopping with your Mom!! Antiquing this time of year sounds just about perfect!

Country Girl said...

4 hour drive with Monkey, yikes. Of course she wouldn't sleep for fear of missing something. Have fun with your Mom!

Rabid Outdoorsman said...

A good bed is important to spend $$ on considering the amount of time we spend on them and how critical it is to getting a good night sleep and ultimately reflects on our health! Enjoy!

Jodi said...

Monkey does great on the 4 hour drive. I just prefer when she naps.

Mom & I had fun shopping, but didn't get to go antiquing.

And the bed... oh the bed. I can't wait to get the call that it's in. And now I'm trying to figure out a fun way to kill the old one *waggles eyebrows*

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