Some good news for me, I won a giveaway at Katherine's Corner, a really nice one too! One of the items in the package was a $90 credit to Create My Walls. Hello awesome Mother's Day gift!! I've created an awesome gallery wrap for my mom, and she is going to LOVE it. Katherine runs an elegant, but fun and very welcoming blog, and on Thursday's (shameless plug, I know) she has one of the most popular blog hops around, so if you like that sort of thing (it's a great way to mingle w/other bloggers), today's the day. :) And if you're reading this Katherine, thank you again for the awesome giveaway!
Elsewhere on the home front, our little one had soccer practice again yesterday. He's in love with the game already, and I'm glad. Sign up was a small challenge. We live in a small, rural town, and the local team was full by the time I got around to trying to enroll my Kindergartner (turns out you have to do that almost a year ahead of time around here). So, I made an inquiry into the bigger neighboring city. Sign up there was not a problem.
Yesterday the school sent Fall sign ups around for next year's league. $70 for one child (a kindergartner!) to play soccer. We paid $17 in the bigger city, and $2 of that was because we're out of residence. Big difference, I'd say. I'm glad the league in our town was full. $70 seems a bit steep to me for Kindergarten soccer.
My daughter's school is taking orders for the year book and she's excited about it. Getting your book signed up at the end of the year is a big deal, and this one will probably end up being extra special since it's her last year before high school. :)
The last thing I'm thinking about, in this very random list of thoughts...I've got this beautiful plot for a garden in the backyard. It's a really great size, and I've never put a thing in it. It's nicely tucked up against the house, but that's what worries me. If I put food in there, the wild critters will be right next to the house and I don't really want that to happen. Maybe I'll put flowers in there, but it seems too big for that...so I'm still thinking of what to do.
I'm waiting for school to end so my daughter can help me, but I'm going to do the cleaning/prep work on that today and tomorrow. I'm excited. For me, it's a sneaky way to get a lot of one-on-one time in with my daughter this summer. That's not so easy w/a busy 14-yr. old. So there's method in my madness, or so my grandmother would have said. ;)
And that's the end of my thoughts because there goes hubby's alarm (I'm sensing a pattern here of when I write my blog posts, lol). I've got to get lunches packed and breakfast cooking. A big, happy Thursday to you. :)