… and so it ends …

Today marks the end of my vacation. Overall, I have to say it was a good week – got a lot accomplished, had some “me” time, and want to share some more pictures with you …









The Vacation Continues

I spent a little time outside today after straightening up the garage. The roses are starting to bloom.


The mulch in the backyard is looking good.


Buddy enjoyed being outside too.


And yes, of course, I studied again today! Really, you didn’t have to check up on me.

What I Did on My Vacation (so far)

It’s Wednesday night, and I can say without a doubt that it’s been one heck of a week so far. My vacation started on Monday, but I put in a lot of work last weekend to make up for so many things that haven’t gotten done around the house.

I had six yards (Jamie calculated it to be 81 bags worth) of double-shredded black dyed mulch delivered early Saturday morning, and by nightfall it was all removed from the driveway. Well, except for some stains on the concrete that won’t go away (yet). I still have some smoothing and placement to take care of, but for the most part the front yard is done and the back is about 70% complete. The dye bled through the garden gloves, and it looks like I’ve been playing in dirt for days. I’ve tried acetone, goof-off, stuff they told me about at Lowe’s, and regular nail polish remover. Most of it is gone, but there are some lingering spots on my cuticles and under some of my nails that look just plain awful. I might have to paint my nails since I have a supply chain meeting to go to tomorrow night at Towson State University.

Sunday, Mother’s Day, I did the laundry, went grocery shopping, stopped at Lowe’s to pickup some flowers for the deck and porch, and then did some stuff around the house. I decided it was time to replace my burned-out dryer too.

On Monday I went back to Lowe’s and ordered a dryer to be delivered on Tuesday. Just a head’s up – I saved around $120 at Lowe’s compared to the exact same model dryer at Sears. Just sayin’ …

Tuesday the dryer arrived and I promptly did a load of laundry to test it out. On Wednesday I switched the washer and dryer spots since the dryer stuck out a little too far next to the garage door. Mowed the front lawn, did the edging, went to the bank and the Post Office …

And in between all of this I’ve been studying for my project management exam (late next week) and practicing a song for the Fiddler’s Convention in June. Whew! Oh yeah, and checking email at work and taking care of a few things there too.

I love being busy!