Saturday, August 8, 2009

Jiggety Jig

I'm home! The nicest thing about being away is the wonderful feeling when you return. I am never as happy as when I am at home.

While I was gone the hubster painted the master bedroom a lovely, peaceful color called "Sand Dollar". He also rearranged the furniture when he was done. It is really lovely and I am so pleased he cares enough to do these kinds of things. He had already painted the master bath before I left and it is a soft yellow. I took down all the dark green flowered pieces (shower curtain, valance, wallhanging) that I made years ago and replaced only the shower curtain with a Target find that is quite light with some soft yellow and periwinkle stripe. I really like the window with just the blinds.

While I was at my Mom's, I did a ton of tough crossword puzzles, played a lot of Yahtzee, watched lots of Tiger games and went to second hand stores. At the Goodwill in Sault Ste. Marie I found a bag full of goodies. And yesterday morning before leaving we stopped at Hope House in St. Ignace and I found a few more.

Goodwill goodies. My Mom bought the Do It Yourself book for me earlier in the month.

Hope House finds.

My son is coming over this morning to get some last minute Algebra help before his final exam later this afternoon. He is getting a 4.0 right now, but is a bit insecure about a couple of topics that we will go over again. What a lovely change from trying to help him when he was in junior high and high school. He is a lot of fun and is very bright so it is a great visit when he comes over with his homework.

In case you can't tell, I love math! I taught Algebra thru AP Calculus at the high school level for 16 years before retiring to become a blogger and self-taught artist.

Gotta go - my boy (he's 27, but will always be my boy) is due any time now and I need to get some postcards in the mail. I have the baby (she's not really a baby anymore. she will be 2 in mid-September) coming over this evening to spend some time with me while the older sibs go to the movies with Mom and Dad. I am going to see if I can keep her overnight.



  1. Welcome home, my dear friend. Once again it looks like you made a pretty good haul in your scavenging. Way to go! hugs, nancy

  2. Welcome home. I just got back too - I think I had blog withdrawal! lol
    I too love stopping at Goodwill etc. You never know what lovely items you'll find.
    I love math as well. Altho I only teach gr. 3 math!
    Take care.

  3. welcome home!!

    i actually loved math too (not enough to teach it, hehe, but i loved my math classes.) :-) I bet you were a great teacher!