Thursday, July 16, 2009

Home alone... no more!

The boys got back into town yesterday afternoon and it sounds like they had a fun time! The kids got spoiled rotten by Grandma, which is always fun! We live four hours away from all the rest of our family and our kids don't see their cousins a whole lot, so I'm always happy when they can go visit and spend some time with them for a few days.

Last night I talked to my Korean friend and then again this morning. I know I've talked way too much about her, but I'm super excited about it! She's great, we're learning a lot from each other. She teaches me Korean and I help her with her English. Today she wanted me to explain the usage of the word "though" to her. It's a word we all use often, but I've never had to explain it to anyone before and it was hard for me to explain, especially with the language barrier! It's been interesting for me to see our language from another perspective. I've really enjoyed helping her.

She has two sons who are absolutely adorable. One of them is about Josh's age and he's so funny. He kept standing behind her and waving at me through the webcam this morning. I talked to him for a few minutes and he told me that his American name was Hulk, lol. Apparently he came up with that on his own. Cutest kid ever.

Today I'm back to reality now that everyone is home. I've got projects to do and I need to get the house straightened up and get organized again. Now that our string of weekend vacations are over things are going to settle down around here and we can get into a routine that will get us through the rest of the summer.

One of the projects I'm working on is painting two nightstands that have been sitting in my garage for the past year! I bought two fantastic nightstands on Craigslist that I've been meaning to put in the basement guest bedroom but they needed to be painted first. I've been meaning to do it forever and I just haven't gotten around to it. Then a few weeks ago I found a Glidden paint promotion where they were giving away a free quart of paint and it came in the mail yesterday so I have no more excuses why I can't paint the nightstands. Hurray for free paint!

So that's the news from our house today. Time to get to work!


Kaylene said...

Fun fun! Take and post some pics of them once they're done!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the finished product!