Sunday, January 17, 2010

Okey dokey then...

Tomorrow we start the GIVEAWAY!

I'm thankful to say that my hair has quit hurting. I believe I will survive. Thanks so much for all of the kind comments. They made me smile!! I started feeling alive again on Saturday morning which was good because I needed to accomplish a few things over the long weekend.

1. We can check off the cleaning and organizing of the living room and dining room. Easy peasy since they were neither dirty nor messy. Hank moved some pictures, touched up some paint here and there, and I added reupholstering the 25 year old camelback sofa to my "to do" list.

2. I organized all of my files for mother's and Ned's business dealings and piddled around in the downstairs "study." We'll need to work on that again next weekend, but I already know to add a new rug and window treatment to the "to do" list. Tomorrow we are going to mother's house to try to clean out a few more things. We need to get it on the market.

3. Speaking of the "to do" list, Hank and I had a little, shall we say, DISCUSSION, about said list since he has one of his own that starts with replacing our windows, replacing our back deck, and planning for the demise of a heat pump. He suggested that his list is the REAL "to do" list and that my list is really a "want to do" list. I'm pouting.

4. I wrote and addressed letters to 15 students who have just been accepted to Clemson, encouraging them to accept the wonderful opportunity that they've earned. The letter campaign is a task that members of the Clemson University Parents' Council take on each year. It's a fun thing to do. When Legare got accepted to Law School at UNC, he got a phone call. These special touches are nice, don't you think?

Tune in tomorrow for the giveaway!!!


  1. Happy to hear that you are feeling better:)

  2. So glad to hear you are feeling better.

    I know how you feel about the tug of war when it comes to the needs and the wants. Been there many times with The Hubby... I try to find the best possible prices for my list and suggest we alternate and I find VERY good reason that we have gone without things on both lists without going down the tubes. It works, in a way. But don't give in so quick...


  3. I am glad your hear your hair is doing better!

  4. I had missed the fact that you were sick. I am glad you are on the road to recovery.
    As for to do lists, I only like the fun things. Anything involving fabric is fun, where as windows, and heat pumps fall under the category of not fun. When you start getting excited about the mechanics of a house, I think a gender check would be due. Wow, that sure was a sexist remark...oops.

  5. Yay, you're on the mend! So glad you had a productive weekend after all. We've been doing little projects around here too. It's that time of year plus the fact that my foot is healing gives me incentive. We've still got lots of decluttering to do but it sounds like we've both started! Yay for us!

    We get calls from ASU too, mostly asking for donations! My husband tells them we're donating enough in out of state tuition costs!

  6. Glad my palmetto friend is on the mend. (Hee hee, I made a rhyme!)

    I am lucky as my husband tends to just shake his head at my "to do" lists and leaves me to my damage. I don't do too much - I promise!

    I see that you are a fan of Gwynns of Mt. Pleasant. We tend to go to King St. when in the Holy City. My cousin/godmother lives downtown.

  7. Glad you're feeling better! Sounds like you got quite a bit accomplished. I love the letter writing, what a wonderful idea. I'm sure the students appreciate it, but I KNOW that the parents must. Kathy

  8. That hair in the prior post is a riot! Glad your hair has recovered.

    Boy, you sure have been productive these days.

    Please send me some of that energy!

  9. Yeah! So glad you're feeling better.


  10. I just joined your blog. I am a teacher at NMBM and I am taking a class called, Digital Writing in the Classroom. We were asked to join four sites and yours caught my attention--I am looking forward to your next adventure

  11. In response to your #4- I think that things like this are SO important. I work for one of the colleges at USC, and we have our alumni council members write letters to students who have been accepted but have not yet decided to attend. It's a great way to add a personal touch, as you said, and make a potential student really feel special!

  12. Love the letter idea for clemson. That is so special!


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