May 1, 2018
Today, this first day of May, was cold, super windy, rainy, cloudy and finally at the end, sunny. I wonder if this is what we'll have the rest of the month. At least the snow is gone and the trees are starting to fill in. Oldest dd and I both had the day off so we dropped kids at school this morning and headed to the charity shop to do a little treasure hunting for our Antique Booth. We found some amazing Mikasa dishes that after making the decision that I would sell them, then tonight changed my mind and will swap them out for another set that I've had in storage since we moved in and have never used. I'll take pictures later and I'm sure you'll agree with my change of heart. Not only were they such a good price, but the shop had a sale today, so they were marked down even further. Sometimes I think they are not sure what to price items at. Another item I bought were 2 Bunnykins baby bowls. These often sell for between $30 and $40 each at the Antique Mall and on eBay. I paid a tiny $1 each, so this will be a lovely profit. I have a set of a cup, bowl and plate that were mine as a child and I saved them for our kids. So there isn't a need to keep these two. Perfect condition too! A good buy amongst all the other treasures we put in the basket. I'll post pictures of everything in another post. Too tired to download pictures tonight. So happy with my purchases. I chose well and hope they sell.
We headed to Costco after and picked up a few items for the preschool, then we went out to the garden centre. I was so excited when we pulled up to see it was finally open. So even though it was cold and rainy, we picked up 4 shrubs ~ 2 Potentilla's (yellow blooms) and 2 Spirea's (pink blooms). I am so excited to be planting again this year. Our first year, we had to really make the ground ready for gardening and plan out the different zones. Last year, we worked on the pathways and grading and did some planting. This year, we're going all out and hope that by the end of summer, we'll have a lovely landscape to enjoy. Fingers crossed the weather brings us a warm and sunny Spring and Summer, with adequate rain, and no storms! No firestorms, no floods. Here's hoping.
After Costco, we decided to drive by 2 properties that are for sale for future building. What? You may ask, do you mean by "future building" .... down the road, we may build again and 2 pieces of land were recently listed, so we drove by to see what they are look. Both are very close to town, and both are fully treed. Both are possibilities but I'm not yet sure if the time is right to consider another piece of land to build on in a few years. Lots to think about. Loving this house so much but living so close to town is also appealing. We're not far out but after our recent not so great Winter, it's tempting!
We stopped at the preschool to drop off the items we bought and to visit with my staff. Our little eggs hatched last week so we also had to check in on the chicks (so cute and fluffy) and check my voice mails.
Then we drove home in the wind and the rain, brought our purchases in and settled in for a cozy afternoon. I made a big pot of soup, dd brought up fresh sandwiches and we watched a few HGTV shows. I had a nap then headed out for my appointment while she went to get the kids.
I woke up with a nasty chest cold yesterday and ended up at the doctor this afternoon. Caught it early and hopefully it won't turn in to bronchitis or pneumonia. Dh, dd and our little guy went off to lacrosse tonight (they won again) so I had a long, hot soak in the tub while I watched "Little People, Big World" and read my Art Journaling magazine. Closed my eyes for awhile for a tiny nap.
Family came home, I hopped out of the tub and now we're getting ready to head to bed. A busy day but a productive one as well as a relaxing day off, doing things I love to do, in a place I love to live in, with people I love to work with and with people I love to be with. It's all good.
Hope you had an amazing day too! Tomorrow will be even better I'm sure. Even the sun is supposed to be out.