Hope you've all had a great week. The boys have been home from school all week for Easter Break - and am i ever excited for them to be back in school. Artoo is feeling much better, it took about half the week for him to be back to his old self again. He's pretty content as long as he has music to listen to.
Chewie spent much of this week off telling me he was bored, or annoying his little brother. HIS answer to his boredom was to play video games every waking minute, but that's not about to happen. After his allotted game time he would inevitably find me to tell me he was SOOOO BORED and that there was NOTHING TO DOOOOO... and after giving him a few suggestions at the beginning of the week, which he shot down because it wasn't 'playing more video games' i basically told him it wasn't my job to entertain him, my job was to make sure he was clean and fed and safe. Entertainment was up to him.
He moaned and groaned a bit and then sulked off. But every time, miracle of miracles - he found something to do; a book to read, colouring, playing lego, playing with his toys... imagine that.
A lot of my 'spare' time this week has been working on this dresser that we received from B-rad's grandmother for Artoo's room.
|what a 'beautiful' shade of goldish yellow stain.... **sarcasm**|
We had a need, and B-rad's grandma is trying to downsize so it was a win/win. Now, i've never EVER tried my hand and furniture restoration. So, it's definitely an adventure...
I've got most of the stain stripped off these drawers, and they've been sanded. The wood looks so pretty.
It's been a fun project, but i'm already ready to see the end of it. Mostly because since the old dresser broke all Artoo's laundry has been sitting in piles in his closet. ;)
I really took very few pics of the boys this week, but the ones i did take will make your hearts melt. Check out these dapper gentlemen.
And this weekend B-rad and I were treated to the most amazing meal ever - courtesy of B-rad's oldest brother and his wife. Everything was awesome. Look at the awesomeness...
|Saskatoon Berry Baked Brie|
|Greg and Shannon - also pictured here: My amazing Filet Mignon and Button Mushrooms|
B-rad went face to face with a 16oz prime rib. and he came out victorious. I honestly have no idea how he ate the whole thing, it was the size of his head!
|that's a lot of meat.|
How did you all enjoy last week's challenge? I've been visiting your blogs and they look amazing. So, thanks again Jane for your really awesome challenge!
Weekly Challenge #262: "UMT - Fassett by Lynn Mead"
Here we are, the first Monday of the month so that means Use My Tangle (UMT) where we try our hand at one of tangles that you've created.
This month's tangle is called FASSETT and was created by Lynn Mead. The step outs can be found here. Oh my gosh. I *LOVE* this tangle. It's so fun, and so beautiful - and it's one of those tangles that looks complicated but is actually quite simple.
For those of you who are new, the first Monday of every month is a Use My Tangle Challenge, where the challenge of the week is to use a tangle created by one of you! If you have a tangle you'd like to submit you can add it here and be sure that it follows the guidelines for submission.
Have fun with Fassett!
If you have a blog, add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here) Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;)
If you have a blog or host your images on line (like on Flickr or Picassa or Pinterest), add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here) Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;)