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?