All Balls

All Balls
Once again I am linking up with Lauren -

1.     First week with no students – it has been vewry, vewry quiet at the office, a scary quiet…but I am not complaining – I can do this for a few months.

2.    Kitchen update – new stove installed.
     Understand, in my house, nothing is EVER simple. We picked it up first thing Saturday morning, but because of all our other commitments, hubby didn’t get around to installing it until late Sunday evening. Old one out – new one in;  BUTTTTTTTT – when he goes to attach the  PLUG, guess what - they sent the wrong wiring ! What – are you kidding me??  Luckily and because my hubby is super smart – he took the one off the old one and was able to use it on the new one!!  It was midnight before he finished, but he did and I can’t wait to cook  “sumptin”  Thank you honey !!  Updated pics next week…

3.    Four of my co-workers retired this year. 
Henry, Vic, Harold and Chris
On Monday we had a retirement celebration (happy hour if you will – but we can’t actually put that in our email invites at work) So happy for all of them and jealous too. They all came to this department after me and are leaving before me – what’s wrong with that picture?
Good luck guys and gals - I'm gonna miss ya!

4.    Solo –
     our newest dog baby seems to be settling in very well. She still isn’t sure about the cat. She turns her head side to side and then paws at her. She was a little taken back by the horse too. I think she thinks that the cat is one TINY dog and that the horse is one really BIG dog.
The other two are accepting her and we are becoming one big happy family !!

5.    And last, but not least, I made my first visit to . I know for those of you that have been there you are thinking, “What rock did you just crawl out from under?” Understand the closet one to me is an hour and half away. You have to go on a tollway,through the most frustrating roadway detours and construction. So I just haven’t done it. But with my new kitchen underway – I wanted an island.  Searching high and low – is where I found a couple that sparked my interest.
Sooooooooooooo – yesterday I talked (pleaded actually) with my husband into taking a road trip with me. OMGosh…..I am in love. It is a good thing it is so far away. I found my island, plus a few other items.
I could have had so much more, but we were in the car – not the truck ! I did manage
to make a decision...
and believe me - it was gonna fit in the way or the other....

But next time……oh yea!!!

Have a great FRIDAY ya’ll


  1. Next time your in Ikea, get a 50 cent hot dog and ice cream...makes your day complete.

  2. Good job hitting up IKEA. My entire kitchen in my really old house is from there. Fortunately, it seems to all blend together well! But it was a long project..and you are right, nothing is ever simple when it comes to projects!

  3. You new range looks like mine (except mine is black). I love my flat surface cook top!

    Wish I could have gone to IKEA with you -- I hear that you can easily shop all day -- sounds like fun to me!

    When your kitchen is done, I'm really thinking that we need to make a trip to see it :)