Skip to main content

Painting Ceilings, A Milling Museum and Valentines Day Fun

I kept telling Scott when we paint the ceiling in the kitchen either him and Meadow need to go away for the weekend or we need to plan it when we don't want to cook. He went ahead and started anyway making cooking a little difficult.

Things would never get done around the house if I put them on Brooke's timetable.

Despite putting up all the plastic, dust still got all over.

Mostly because we didn't overlap one section well enough.

I made oatmeal in Meadow's kitchen for breakfast.

We're holding on to the Fiala's fancy kitchen while they sell their home.

Then I brought out all of Meadow's puzzles to keep her busy.

So long greasy cracked ceiling.

You don't realize how gross it was until you put down a coat of bright white paint.

Our Saturday was spent running errands, so today I wanted to do something fun. We decided to take advantage of my Minnesota Historical Society Membership and head over to the Mill City Museum. The weather was mild enough to bike there.

I can't say I've biked in February before.

There's always new firsts with climate change.



We went on the Flour Tower first which brought us to an overlook of the mill ruins.

We came here probably 8 years ago with my parents. I remembered it being a lot bigger.

I remember it being exactly this small, but it does have some fun exhibits like the giant puzzle.

We spent a lot of time playing with the scale models of the lock and dam.

I think Meadow enjoyed that and the make your own cereal box station the most.

We didn't see everything since we can come back anytime.


It was chilly in the shade.

When we got back home we had leftover breakfast burritos.

After dinner Meadow danced. She is going to be excited for ballet class coming up in a few weeks.


Valentines Day
I surprised Meadow with a Valentine balloon. I was at work, but I left it out so she saw it when she came downstairs.

She would use pay with Balloon-y for the next week plus.

I'm really bad at surprises, but I decided to make Brooke candies for Valentines. We made it one better by making homemade peanut butter cup hearts.

It took al lot of willpower to not eat any before Brooke got back from work.

The second I walked in the door Meadow yelled, "Mama we made chocolate!"

I was so surprised to see homemade chocolates when I got home. 

A few days ago we told Meadow we would take her out on date for Valentines and she could chose where to go. She picked the library of course. On the way we saw this house decked out for the holiday.


After the library we walked over to the Linden Hills' Sebastian Joe's for ice cream.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Money DOES Buy Happiness

I got a wake up call when I realized all the loans I took out for school actually went for school. I'm only working part-time at Menards now which is just enough to pay the rent and bills. My phase of being poor wasn't really a phase, but actually permanent. I took out another loan so I would have extra cash to feed me (being poor is the best diet). I won't see that money for another month which means no time off for a Christmas break. I have to wait a few more days to find out if I even get Christmas Eve off. This is by far the sadest Christmas ever for me. It doesn't even feel like Christmas. Only one house on my street put lights up, I'm used to everyone in my whole town putting up lights. Plus we don't have a tree or any decorations and we haven't had any snow yet. I did get a Christmas present from Menards, 55 dollars in Menards money and this. In two weeks someone I love and care about very deeply will be in London for 5 months and I only get to s

Broken Bones and Labor Day

As you can see I am wearing a sling. Why you ask? Well it all started Thursday morning when I being the nice person that I am decided to help out Scottie and his roomates move into their new house. Everyone had gone back to their old house to get more stuff and I stayed behind to finish unpacking things out of my car. I was walking back to my car and thought it would be faster if I went in between a trailer and a van. Being the clumsy person that I am I somehow tripped in the process, ripping my jeans as well. Not thinking I had broken my arm I continued to carry things into to the house. My arm did hurt a little, but I thought it was no big deal. I had to leave for work. When I got home I noticed a huge bump on my elbow, I became worried at this point and called my mom. She said it was probably just bruised. I put ice on it as I was driving, when I got to the mall I saw the bump had gotten bigger. I was really concerned now so I thought I would go to first aid and see if someone the

Over the River & Through the Woods to Grandmothers House We Clean

My mom had wanted us to come down to my grandparents home to clean for months. Unfortunately a busy summer had kept us away. We finally made it a week after our honeymoon ended. We slept at my parents home in Cudahy before heading down to Racine. We got home from our trip on Tuesday and left for Milwaukee on Thursday. It was almost like an extended vacation. Before leaving the cities we stopped and had dinner at Foxy Falafel. It was pretty good and I like that she uses sprouted chickpeas.  I never knew my grandparents on Poppyseed Tuska's side so Grandma and Grandpa Wojcik were a special part of my life. They both passed away last year after living nearly 90 wonderful years.  Their home was always a wonderfully warm and inviting place. The perfect place to spend your Christmas Eve in front of a fire place. Since it's going to be sold, Brooke and I took on the massive task of organizing and cleaning the home. When Scott told me his mom wanted us to c