Saturday, May 25, 2013

Prom Dance

Everyone on their phones at the restaurant

Very pretty - all the girls in their prom dresses

Spence and Bailey

Dancing in the play room at Paula's (the prom location)

How many pictures do you have to take? .... Paula has some more which I will post as soon as I get them


Yesterday it was pouring and Spence had already decided he would rather see a movie w grama than play soccer....so he got up and we did a regular school day.

Math, reading, writing, drums, brotherhood, spelling, history and then he worked on what he wanted to wear to the prom.

Grama came early and they went off to see their movie and have lunch before and I ironed his jacket and hemmed his new pants.

Once he got back, he got ready for the prom and we left to meet everyone at Earl's for supper.  It was a great time - 17 of us at the table.  Spence went with Bailey's folks to Paula's and I headed to Home Depot to return a front door entry set I didn't like and found another one I did and then headed over to Paula's as well.

The kids were having a great time dancing, playing pool, foosball and air hockey...eating and drinking - the table upstairs was full of goodies.

I left around 8:30 so that Karma could get out of her kennel and I took her and Hunter for another walk before I started on the ceiling.

I worked on sanding the entire front entry and found out that I only have a few spots to fill in on the ceiling and then it's ready to paint (yay) and the wall is looking pretty good as well - a bit more work there as I haven't really touched it over the past week.  Hoping to paint next week.

Spence texted me around 11 to say James had picked him up and they were headed back to his place for their evening together and I headed off to bed around 1am - after doing a bit of work once the sanding was done.

Today I have a bunch of errands to run, touch ups with the plaster and some work - so it'll be a busy day.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Starting to really get back into the summer swing.....got Spence up early today and dropped him off at the Museum for his volunteer thing.  I headed up to the orthodontist as my cheek was being poked and it had swollen from all the irritation.  Once done there, I headed off to work.

I picked Spence up around lunch and we headed over to Market Mall to find him a pair of black dress jeans.  We had thought to get them at American Eagle, but they were renovating and so we went to the Bay and got him a pair of really nice jeans there along with a new button down shirt.

We went home and did his Friday school as tomorrow he's not doing soccer - so today was math and spelling quiz and then it was a bit of a break before time to head out for drum lessons.

Once drum lessons were done, we went to James' place and I dropped Spence off for his evening with James, grama & grampa.  I came home and after my walk with the dogs, made supper and relaxed a bit before making some cinnamon roles, doing the laundry, working on the ceiling a bit and then doing a bit of real work :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Good day today - Spence and I are starting to get back into the summer school groove :)

We started off by reading Brotherhood, then more about gladiators and the arena in the history book.  He did spelling, printing and we reviewed where he was in math - will need to review the concept again as he said he'd forgotten what we had talked about and needed a refresher before finishing up the section - so that's on tomorrow's schedule.

He worked on his essay and he practiced driving - we're working towards driving to his dad's place.  We decided to try the highway as the people on the side streets are just plain dangerous - 3 lane smerge in a school zone with kids crossing without looking and almost hitting us in the process - not sure where some folks get their licenses from.  Poor Spence - he wasn't happy with that driver.

We stopped off at Starbucks and grabbed a coffee for grama and me and a cold drink for Spence - cookie and chocolate concoction.  We had a nice visit with grama and grampa and then I left to take the dogs for their walk - Spence was already ignoring his poor grandparents by playing video games.

I plan on working a bit, hopefully doing a bit of mudding on the ceiling and then heading out for coffee with Steph later tonight.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

So I woke Spence up for his PE class today, we did some quick quizes and were on our way.  I dropped him off, went to grab some groceries, met up with Nicole to give her my old tarp and headed to the allergists office (waited 2 yrs to see her).

So I found out I'm allergic to everything under the sun - some things more than others (no surprise), she said she didn't want to rule out low blood pressure or low blood sugar as being factors in my recent attacks and since she couldn't test for all the ingredients in the snacks I ate, she said - I could eat them again and see what happens (I have an epi pen after all) or just avoid them....um, I'll just avoid them thank you.

My arm was super swollen from the grass, trees, weeds and mold (all on one arm) to the point it was one big red blob and her comment was priceless - well you better never have an open cut and climb a tree or roll down a hill - you might die.  So now back to the doc to see if she agrees with the allergist and go from there....in the meantime, I figured I can live with some symptoms b/c I like the food enough and other food, I'll just live without b/c the symptoms aren't worth it and since I don't cut my own grass, I should be good for the major reaction I had to that sort of thing.

I then grabbed Spence from Paige's house where he had gone to after having lunch with the PE crowd. We got Karma on the way and then came home.  Grampa came over shortly after that, left me two new lamps (well new to me), took my clubs for grama and Spence.

I took a Benadryl and promptly fell asleep - if I ever can't sleep, I'm going to take one of those - they knock me out.  I woke up at 8pm and went to take a shower and Spence was back by the time I was back down.  I managed to spill my juice and my dinner - so I think I'm going to call it a very early night.  

Monday, May 20, 2013

So last day of the long weekend and I managed to get a few chores done before Spence got up.  I went off to Rona and got some plants for the garden, then planted and watered them.  Then Spence got up and I made him crepes and I went off to purge some stuff in my room.

We headed off to see Star Trek and then made supper - bean burritos tonight.  I did some ceiling plastering and now it's time for some TV and work.   Not a bad long weekend.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Spence got up and got dressed up for the convention.  Bailey arrived just after 11am and I dropped them off around 11:30am.

I worked on the ceiling once I got back and then worked on my work and supper.  For supper I was making Vietnamese - Pho, Sub Buns and slaw with tea.

I picked the kids up at 6pm and brought them back to our place.  Bailey's parents came by and grabbed her and afterwards Spence and I had supper.

Now it's time to chill for the rest of the night.
Yesterday I wanted to get a coat of mud on all the taped areas in the entry - so that's what I ended up doing most of the day.  I worked a bit, sat on the deck and enjoyed the sunshine and tidied up a bit.

It took us an hour to get Spencer's costume done up and then I dropped him off at 5pm and picked him up at 11pm.  He had a great time and is looking forward to going again today with Bailey.