I woke up and the scales were ugly and the last of my russian tea mix barely made a 1/3 of a cup. I'm sure hoping this Monday gets less ugly as the day wears on..... =(
However, the weekend was a really great one. Despite the way we began Saturday - all four of us lounging on the same couch with even Sydney trying to find a place to join us....it quickly picked up its pace.
While I focused on the house, John and Travis were car-cleaning warriors with my little van. Had to get it ready to trade in! (And, let me tell you, daily traveling with a hairy golden retriever and cloth interior do NOT mix). Yes, that means I'm getting a new vehicle. It was determined that not only my transmission was failing, but most likely the steering console as well. Certainly not worth trying to repair based on what the vehicle is worth. The new vehicle will be probably be in my possession by Tuesday night. I'm very excited, but with all new purchases, there's a feeling of "do I really deserve this?" The kids think so though....they are very excited. (And let me just say that Travis and John are not only skilled at cleaning a vehicle, but oh my, the deals they can score....I stay 100% out of the whole thing and just let them handle it, and boy did they ever!)
On the kid front, Brayden had another basketball game and did another outstanding job. I'm so proud of his achievements and so thankful for the coach that team has - what a positive force.
On Sunday, after a great church service (which I'll probably dive into with a blog post tomorrow), we decided to take advantage of the sunshine and spring clean. With some help from Julie and Kaela (who I honestly wondered about their mental state of mind to volunteer for such an endeavor on such a gorgeous day), we pulled out the boat and tackled the garage.
This meant organizing and putting away all of the residual Christmas stuff - but as it's all done now I can say - Yippee - the boat is ready to go out. Next sunshine-y day - we might just be on the water, and guess who for sure will be the first to be invited......
We also tackled the yards (so much moss!) - and John pressure-washed the back patio. We are legitimately ready for some outdoor entertaining.....now if we just recognize that it really is still February - and nearly a month until we are really out of the season of winter.....
Great weekend. The rains are returning tomorrow - but the promise of what's to come seems just a bit closer now!