Friday, October 14, 2011

Weekend Ahead

It's almost the second weekend of fall break, and I am chomping at the bit to get lots done around the house. I even started my to do list while Jon and I were in the Indy airport.

Jon and I had a great trip to Indiana, enjoyed meeting some new friends and seeing some again. The weather was beautiful - as was the scenery.

It looked sorta like this...

So pretty! We also paid a visit to this building

To watch the Colts take on the Kansas City Chiefs. It was a fun game, but it had a disappointing ending. We also visited Conner Prairie, an interactive history park which includes a look at life in 1836 and an area about the involvement of Indiana in the Civil War. Come on, I'm a history teacher, we had to do something historical on our vacation.

We also visited Midland Arts and Antiques. I spotted this building on our way to Jon's parent's house from the airport and made a mental note to check it out. 

So Tuesday evening, Jon and I embarked on our journey of epic proportions. Seriously, I'm not kidding or exaggerating. Two floors full of antiques = amazing! I was looking for a tea towel with a map of Indiana, and instead I found a 1950s Cosco stool for $14. I remember my Grandma Helblig's Cosco stool in the lovely shade of avocado green and sitting with her in her kitchen. I've always wanted one, but have never seen them in Arizona. Immediately, I started calculating and figuring. Jon and I talked about a way to get it home, we checked USPS, FedEx, and UPS. We even looked at shipping with Greyhound. Ultimately, we decided to just get it and then figure out a way to get it home. So Wednesday afternoon, Jon's dad and I took apart the stool and packed it in a box. Then we measured the box and figured out we could check it as a piece of luggage on our flight and get it home for only $25! I put it back together Wednesday after getting home, and it has found it's place in my kitchen.

Some things to look for this weekend: another room in our home post, some update on the outside of the house, a few DIY projects, and some MAJOR organization! Happy Friday everyone!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pearly Whites

Yes - I really am talking about teeth.

My grandma is amazing. She is the most consistent and diligent person about her teeth. She flosses them every single day, without fail. I, in contrast, am the worst about flossing my teeth. Every time I go to the dentist, I hear the same refrain, "You really should start flossing your teeth. You really should be flossing your teeth." I like to follow rules, I like to generally take good care of myself, but flossing is the one thing that I can't seem to make into a habit.

(Insert, brilliant flash of wisdom here) So, I decided that October would be my Flossing Challenge Month. Every day in October, I'm going to floss my teeth once a day - just like Dudley tells me to! Regardless of whether I floss in the morning or right before I crash into bed, I'm determined to make flossing a habit. I might even start dancing about it too...