Thursday, May 2, 2013

It's Thursday!

Thursday already?  It seems like it was just the weekend!

katherines corner

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. :)

78 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Around here, $70 would be a bargain. Sports are expensive and it's unheard of to pay less than $50 for a season of sports - even in kindergarten. Actually, I don't even know of anything the kids could play for that little lol.

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Is there lots of Sun in that garden spot, plant Tomatoes

Jacquelineand.... said...

Congratulations on winning the giveaway! My daughter played soccer for several years and absolutely loved it, I'm glad your wee guy is loving it as well.

There are several ways to keep critters out of your garden safely, if you let me know what kind of critters you're concerned about I can give you some helpful hints. Have a geat day!

My Journey With Candida said...

Happy Thursday right back atch Rosey!! I don't get any more or less wild animals planting a garden then if I didn't plant one. They come right up on my back porch, maybe because that is where we grill and they can smell the food.

Looks like your son is going to have a great time playing soccer and looks like you will be busy driving him there.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Congrats on the win and the year book was always fun to get signed.

Ugochi said...

Happy Thursday Rosey! The difference i cost for the team sign up is kind of huge I agree. I am sure you will get to "get into" your daughter this summer. It is necessary and good you have plans. I pray guidance on what to do with your garden...
Have a super blessed near-weekend!
Love

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats on the win, I have no green thumb so gardens go by the wayside. The only sport I never liked was soccer, played everything else, just hated soccer.

Ashley said...

The yearbook in middle school was always more intimate than my high school books. I think because I was closer to my core group of friends in middle school than we were in high school.

I really want to sign my kiddo up for soccer and tball but we don't have the money this year it'll be next year before we do any of this.

We want to plant a garden but we have way too many critters for it to be worth while. I'm thinking of doing a window box on my kitchen window with herbs though.

Sandee said...

I'm glad you got the cheaper soccer deal. Lots cheaper. Doesn't make sense to me either.

You'll figure out what to do with your garden or whatever you decide to do. Please tell us when you do figure it out.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Cropped Stories said...

Yeah I linked up to the blog hop over at Katherine's :o) I'll have to check out the give-a-way! Great soccer shot; my nephew plays soccer and loves it!

Deanna Lyn said...

Hello and good morning, nice to hear you won! Congrats on the wining ill check out the blob hop at Katherine's. Have a Great Day!

Sharon S said...

Hi there! Happy Thursday and the garden idea is a great way to spend more time with your daughter too!

Manzanita said...

Congrats on the nice winnings. Way to go. I've always been nearly as gung ho about gardens as I am dancing. Now that I don't really dance anymore, I'm hell-bent on gardening. I've got the greenhouse ready of stuff to plant when the weather is stable. You'll love gardening. (I hope)

Afina blog said...

Lovely boy! Love sport it`s good for children!
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alissa apel said...

Congrats on the winning! I love winning things! I just won an i Hop Gift Card on A Nut in a Nutshell. It's not my favorite place, but it will be great to go out to breakfast on Mother's Day and not have to pay for much!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That soccer does seem expensive. Congrats on the giveaway win!

Theresa said...

Where did the week go? It does seem to have went by very quickly! I agree, $70 is quite high for soccer, though it doesn't surprise me. We got cheer leading and dance forms for this summer and they want $75 for like 6 classes. No thanks!

Congrats on your win! I like Katherine's hop. I don't get a chance to link up each week, but I always find cool crafts and yummy recipes there.

Suzan Sweatman said...

Congratulations on the win Rosey!
Usually everything is more expensive in the big city - isn't that strange?
Although you may spend more than that in gas getting him there and back all summer lol...........
Great way to spend time with your daughter - hope it doesn't just last a day like it used to with mine !!!
XOX

Leovi said...

Nice photo, child soccer was my favorite game!

mail4rosey said...

No kidding! I was flabbergasted.

mail4rosey said...

It does get a lot of sun. Thank you for the suggestion. :)

mail4rosey said...

I've sent you a msg. on Facebook. Thanks for the offer. :)

mail4rosey said...

LOL, I will be busy driving, but it's okay. I like driving into town when the weather's nice, lots to do there. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, and thanks for the visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thank you! I think it's something she'll enjoy. :)

mail4rosey said...

My oldest tried it for a season but didn't like it. He was great at football, wrestling and his beloved Kung Fu, but he didn't care for the soccer either. ;)

Little man is loving it, woot! :)

Kristie said...

That's an awesome price for soccer! We're in a rural area too and I want to say it was around $50-60. They only play in the fall here though.

Good luck determining what to put in the garden! Sounds like it'll be fun working with your daughter :-)

You must be an early riser to be up before your husband's alarm, already do a blog post and then cook breakfast! I try to cook breakfast for the kids a couple times a week, but my husband leaves at 6:00, so I'm never up before him-LOL!

mail4rosey said...

That makes sense about the yearbook, they've all been together for a long time. :)

mail4rosey said...

I bet it'll be excellent blog fodder (I say 'fodder' because I think there will be some comical errors to report along the way). ;)

Thanks for the visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

Glad you linked up, it's a great hop! Thanks for the visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the visit, I hope you like the hop. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Sharon. :)

mail4rosey said...

I'm very excited about it. There's so many prospects to consider! It's fun doing the research too. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thank you. :) Sports are good for them, I agree.

mail4rosey said...

Congrats on the free Mother's Day breakfast! :)

mail4rosey said...

Grazie. :)

mail4rosey said...

Where DID the week go?? And $75 for 6 classes is steep to me too.

mail4rosey said...

Puleeze...my SUV is SOOOO gas efficient... NOT. ;)

I hope she wants to do it all summer too. One never can tell w/the kiddos. :) I intend to let her be heavily involved w/plant selection and the like and am hoping that will help.

mail4rosey said...

Thank you. :)

mail4rosey said...

I do get up early, there's no one up but me and it gives me time to do the stuff I want to before the stuff I have to do takes up all of my time. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

How exciting about the garden! It will be a great way to spend time with your daughter. Congrats on winning the giveaway!

mail4rosey said...

It is exciting, and all of the ideas I'm finding are making it even more fun. I'll let her do a good deal of choosing once it's time to buy, and I hope that'll help keep her interested. :)

Mom In The USA said...

Hi Rosey,
Congratulations on your win. It's always great to win stuff.
$70 wow. I'm glad you said something. We are going to be starting the activities thing with our oldest so it's nice to know what reasonable and not-so-reasonable prices are.
As for the garden: If it gets a lot of sun, tomatoes are great. They seem to be very low maintenance. Our watermelon and pumpkins are growing like weeds with all of the rain. Those might be good too. I hope you and your daughter enjoy it.

Karina

Raising Reagan said...

Your little one looks SO CUTE in his soccer get up! I can't wait for Reagan to start playing sports.
Um .. because I have SO much spare time! {Yes, insert sarcasm! LOL}

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Laurie Collett said...

Congratulations on the win, Rosey! Love the soccer photo! And the garden sounds wonderful -- it's so exciting to plan and anticipate the miracle of growing things!
God bless,
Laurie

Jen said...

Yay for winning! You deserve it. :)

Joyce Lansky said...

Happy Thursday to you too. I'm glad you won.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Ai Sakura said...

Congrats on winning the lottery! I think creating a beautiful flower garden to rest and relax in would be lovely for that empty plot :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I like your sneaky summer plan for you and your daughter. :)

Veronica Lee said...

Congrats on the win!! I'm so happy for you, Rosey!

And Happy Thursday to you, my dear bloggy buddy!

Cyndi Calhoun said...

Congrats and you continue to amaze me: with your blog, handling your kiddos, writing a dissertation...you're SUPERWOMAN! You go! :) Have a wonderful day!

Cathy Kennedy said...

The end of another school year will soon be here and summer plans are definitely needed. Our summer will be spent clearing up all the trees we had cut down earilier this week. We were able to save a lot of money by doing this job ourselve instead of letting the tree removal service do it. So, we'll be quite busy. lol Enjoy the gardening with your daughter. That sounds like great fun.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the great tips, and the visit too. Always happy to see you. :)

mail4rosey said...

LOL on the spare time thing, and every parent nods heartily in agreement. ;)

mail4rosey said...

It's always so easy to stay busy in the warm weather. :)

mail4rosey said...

I was lucky, that's for sure. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Joyce. I'm glad too, that's an awesome gift I made my mom and I wouldn't have even thought of it if i hadn't won. :)

mail4rosey said...

I think so too. :) Thanks for the visit.

mail4rosey said...

Sneaky can be good! ;)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks oodles and a ton. :)

mail4rosey said...

Says that gal who can make Sharpies turn out gorgeous!

mail4rosey said...

That's a big job taking down the trees yourselves! Hats off to you!

Katherines Corner said...

ahhhhhhhhhh, I ma so happy you like your gifts. Thank you for your cherished bloggy friendship and thank you for sharing at the hop (and sharing the hop with your readers) xo

Judy Haughton-James said...

Lucky you Rosey! I have been lucky in a few blog giveaways and it is a real thrill! Katherine certainly has a wonderful blog. Great shot of your son playing soccer. He looks like a budding soccer star. Have a wonderful time gardening with your daughter.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Yay on the win :) $70 is cheap for here as well. Activities are really expensive over here. The insurances for the kids are really high.

Chatty Crone said...

I am glad you won a give away! sandie

mail4rosey said...

Thank you most for your visit, but also for your giveaway, and hosting the hop. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Judy! Katherine does have a great hop, I totally agree. :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend too.

mail4rosey said...

The kids have to have insurance to play? Is it collective? That's interesting! :)

We have personal medical that we carry all of the time, but we don't need additional for sports.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Sandie. Me too. :)

Colette S said...

Wow! That is steep and I'm very glad you found a better source for your son's soccer sign up.

We love soccer here too!

I think there is a way/ spray something to guard your home. I saw it advertise where you spray it around your home all the way around. Not sure if it works. But I say enjoy planting. And I love the method of gaining quality time with your sweetie :)

Have a great weekend Rosey!

Maria said...

Congratulations on the giveaway!! So nice that you'll be able to spend some time with your daughter doing something you love. You're such a fun and awesome mom!
I laughed because there was a time where I always blogged when Steve's alarm would be going off. :)
Xoxox

mail4rosey said...

You know, we have trees w/edible things in them and water out back too, so the critters are everywhere, all of the time. I don't mind usually, but I'ma be mad if they get in my veggies. ;) :)

Or my car(remember the chipmunks build nests in my engine, grr). :)

You have a great weekend too!

mail4rosey said...

It's fun to find things she still wants to do with mom. ;) She's 14 and those things are not as easy to find as they were when she was 5. :)

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Evelyn
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~ Noelle said...

congrats on the win!!!!
$70??????? Wow - that is pricey....
not sure what sports broxton will play.
cant wait to hear what you do with your garden plot...
take pics :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the visit, Evelyn. I love your hop. :)

mail4rosey said...

We're taking pics as we go. :)