Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Pretties!

I have missed you! We have been so busy here the last week or two. We have done 14 university interviews and have to more in the coming weeks. My daughter will have to narrow it down to 2 or 3 favourites then we will make official visits to the campuses sometime in September or October. These meetings have eaten up so much of my summer! Thank goodness we are going away soon. It has been utter chaos trying to get everyone together for holidays. The oldest can only get two days off of work which do not coincide with DN2 days off between tryouts for both the National Hockey team and the Provincial Hockey team. Does anyone else have this trouble with older children? Trying to get everyone together just for a few days has been exhausting to say the least.

Our weather here has been very rainy. No picnics or outings, really. Perhaps I should be utilizing this downtime with craft? Mmmmm? Could there be a little surprise in the works? I am also starting to get things together to go to the country. I always pack some nice rosy sheets to take along in case I dislike the furniture or if it is leather (sticky humidity + leather seating = well you get the picture). I also bring a few blankets and of course our favourite pillows with our vintage pillowcases. As a result, once I get there and arrange things to my specification it almost looks like home.

There is a George Carlin skit called "stuff". Whenever I pack, I think of this routine. That is me. I have to have my "stuff" around me to feel comfy, cosy. Are you like that when you go on holidays?

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Will pop back when I can. And thanks for taking time to read my little bits.

Lisa xoxo


Sal said...

Yes! And if I had the room, I'd take my bed with me. I always seem to end up on the most uncomfortable beds!
Love the pretties, hanging out of your boot ;-)

Rose Charles said...

Hi Lisa,

You have been busy!
I am a nightmare for "stuff"
I took a HUGE bag of crocheting stuff away with us, Chris could not work out why I NEEDED it lol

Rose XXX

Vee said...

Well, I do vaguely remember getting teenagers all on the same page so we could do something. There are so many tugs upon them and if they have jobs it gets worse. Hope that it all works out for your family. Hope that the weather straightens round...not sure quite where you are, but rainy perfectly describes our summer as well...wettest on record. Here's to August!

Off to listen to "stuff."

carolyn said...

Hello, I just wanted to thank you for your lovely comment on Willow House. I'm still around, just trying something a bit different with Murder and Mayhem, hopefully I'll see you there sometime when you have a little more time.

Nanette said...

Hello, so lovely to meet you in this pretty space. Have a lovely holiday!
x N

koralee said...

Thank you for the you are have the rain and we have the heat in BC...recorded breaking heat wave...I think I would rather have rain..can't even go to the beach way too hot! Lovely images...good luck with the universities...we are getting into that soon with daughter number 2 who is in grade 12 this year!

MelMel said...

Lovely to catch up with is busy!
See you soon!xxx

vanessa said...

Now that is a brilliant idea, to take sheets and blankets to cover up the furniture you don't like! I like that very much, and next time we rent a cottage, I'll be doing exactly the same thing!
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

Carolyn said...

I just found your blog and enjoyed my visit so much.

Carolyn from P.E.I.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Busy, busy, busy huh?

Love the pretties. ;)

Margie said...

I am a new visitor here and absolutely love your blog. Good luck with the university search. I love CK and the car just looks like my car, overfull of all my stuff. Margie in Ireland.