We got up and I really wanted to go to IHop or Steak and Shake for some pancakes, but S&S stopped serving breakfast at 11am (it was 10:40am at the time) and they were the ones with the cheaper pancakes. So after much grumbling, I made pancakes here at home with whole wheat flour and lingonberries and maple syrup. YUM! They were good. And I was glad we made them here. After that, we went and looked around Home Depot and ended up coming home with 1 fern and 1 hibiscus plant, 1 big bag of fertilizer, and a few other small things. We had lunch at Burger King (2 whoppers, 2 drinks, and 2 fries for $6.99!) and then Kevin dropped me off to change clothes and get all sunscreened up while he went to Lowe's to get 13 bags of topsoil and a gallon of bleach.
|Plants trimmed & fertilized, garden weeded, and a new layer of topsoil.|
|Spider webs & bugs swept away, & handrail bleached clean.|
We came inside after this, showered and cleaned up a bit, and then Kev and I put up this shelf above the tv.
|New shelf with pictures on it above TV.|
The house is a bit of a mess--we're getting ready to rip up the carpet and put down new vinyl flooring that looks like wood. Anyways, so stuff is just kinda around at the moment. I'll post a pic when we get everything done.
But we got a lot accomplished today! I'm pretty excited. I used my birthday money one 2 new plants and on hopefully encouraging growth. Plus the front of the house was looking hillbillyish. I feel so much better with all the plants being trimmed up and bleaching the white handrail--it was so moldy looking!
And good too--I'm pretty sure we're going to end up with the baby shower here at the house, so any sprucing up before that time will be very very helpful!
On a not laborious note, I got some maternity clothes from Jen that I work with! So sweet of her--I'm going to have to write her a thank-you note. I've got a good sized pile so far of keepers, and a few that I know I won't wear, so I'll give those back to her. I think I'm just borrowing them, so hopefully I'll remember which ones are hers! There's a belly band in there, which I'm SUPER excited about. Some of the stuff is kinda big...but I suppose I'm only 4 months along...I have a ways to go yet before I decide what's too big haha. I might end up surprised.
Oh yeah! I did the baking soda gender test last night and it said "girl!" I'm going to try again tonight and see what happens! Maybe I better go drink some water....