Thursday, May 17, 2007

Been busy...

We gots lots goin' on in Minnesota!

We have a special guest in town.. none other than TriDummy himself! All the way from Nebraska! He joined us for the Ride Of Silence (a ride to raise awareness about sharing the road, and to honor cyclists who have been killed by drivers) - I know - pretty solemn way to welcome our fellow triblogger...


... and hung out with the crew....


.... and afterward, joined Trimama and TacBoy for a cold one...



Tomorrow I leave for the Fargo Marathon, but the partying will start back up on Saturday evening at Jill's birthday party. I am sure there will be pictures to post for that, too!

It's been a busy week with projects for me:

I painted Bobby's room. It used to be a baby blue. This is much better suited for a 9-year-old. He wants his furniture painted black (great choice, son!), and I will make him a headboard from leftover fabric from his drapes. I think about 10" vertical stripes, padded onto a board and just hung on the wall. His bathroom will be dark chocolate brown, like I have in the basement.



I also painted Ally's room - it used to be purple. She wants one wall covered with green vines and pink flowers. So I will make it really "busy", like a graphic fabric pattern, and add the flowers into that. Next week. She will also need her bathroom re-painted and I think I will paint it a pale avocado to coordinate with the fabric in her drapes and bedding, and the vines on the wall.



This afternoon we planted 104 new plants for the last of the landscaping. Bobby and Bob helped. It was a huge job and we saved a lot of money by digging the holes ourselves, but it was a ton of work. Not sure if it was worth it as Bob dug into a sprinkler hose and water spewed (ok, flooded) everywhere and we had to make a few frantic calls to "real" landscape people.




Hopefully these plant will survive, since they aren't guaranteed like the others because we planted them ourselves. We'll see.


I will hopefully get some good pics from the Fargo marathon on Saturday. I have Nytro's cell phone #, as she will be running the Ogden marathon while I'm running Fargo. Who wants to place bets that she DOESN'T answer her phone during the race? Do you think Benny will at least pick up?

11 comments:

21stCenturyMom said...

Nice job on the painting - it looks great.

How many bathrooms do you have??!! More than I would want to clean!

Steve S. said...

Good luck in Fargo!!

kristin r said...

jenny
i somehow came across your blog and have to say hi. hope your marathon/season go well! see you in FL?
love kristin r

TJ said...

my nine year old daughter is ready for the princess pink paint to be replaced. she thinks it's way too "little girl" for her...since she's all mature and grown up now.
i told her we'd get right on it post november.....

good luck in fargo!
...and keep a close eye on that tridummy guy.

Chris said...

Woah! I had no idea you were so "Trading Spaces" like. The rooms look good so far.

Good luck in Fargo this weekend!

Comm's said...

you have been a busy bee. Have a great race. Fargo is considered one of the prettiest races in the country.

Tri-Dummy said...

Me & Jenny's like peas and carrots.

Have a great race, Jenny!

TriJack said...

kick arse in fargo Super IMJ

RunBubbaRun said...

Have fun and good luck at the race..

You sure you don't have your own home improvement show on cable TV..

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

great makeovers!! btw are we calling Jay Jill now?

Cliff Tam said...

That's busy...way to meet up with other tri-bloggers.

The rooms are very nicely done.