Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Weekend

It was a busy weekend for us but we got a lot accomplished. My flowers of the month came in on Friday with tulips, which I adore. I kind of liked the movement in this photo. It's about how I feel right about now.

We started out Saturday finding a new restaurant that serves dim sum, The Ouyang House. I am so happy! Yay!

Served with jasmine tea.

After we returned home, I finally went into the teenager's room to begin demolition. You'll remember, this is the way he left it. Love him. Such a considerate kid.

This is what it looks like now. Saturday, the kid and hub made one trip to the dump, his Element filled to the brim with such thing as clunky old broken speakers (you know, the three foot high ones?), an old cot, desks, etc. I had told the teenager to put everything he wanted to keep somewhere safe. Obviously he didn't care that all his stuff was going to be thrown away or he didn't think I would. Well, I did. There were at least six lawn bags full of junk that is going by way of trash truck, say Thursday when the trash is picked up. What a mess. I have a few items left on his bed that I need to sort through, but the rest of the things I thought he would want to keep are all stored in a plastic trunk. That's his life's accumulation. (Wish mine would all fit in one small trunk!) The next picture you will see is after the carpet is torn up and it is replaced with hard-wood floors. Then I will paint. The kid is contemplating taking this room now that he sees how large it is. Plus, it has a walk-in closet and is attached to the bathroom. I'd take it in a NY minute, I tell you. My room growing up would fit a twin bed (tightly) and a parson's table. Period. That's it. I swear. Five of us shared one bathroom that wasn't any larger. Yep, I would have taken this room in a second! No questions asked!

Today, the hub took me on the adventure to the dump. It's a beautiful ride.

Ike kind of skimmed us today and we had some wind and a little welcomed rain.

We took part of the Natchez Trace on the way back home. Neither one of us had ever been on it and have always wanted to. We were on it for about 15 minutes.

A close up of one of the tulips.

Bella wiating for the sun to set.

The hub left for the Carolinas, stopping in Knoxville and dropping the last of the three bags of clothes the teenager left behind. He now has every piece of clothing he owns. Not that he has the room in his tiny dorm, but he wanted them and I was glad to get rid of them. I also sent a couple of bags of groceries (junk food) via the hub. I'm waiting to get a call from him thanking me. That is, if he calls to thank me. Boys.

Ok, time to settle in for the evening. Already took a shower and have my jammies on. Wonder if anything is on TV. Hmmmmm.

Update: The teenager did call to thank me shortly after I posted this, the good boy he is. hehe.

19 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, you did a great job! I love those lanscape pictures! Bella is too sweet, as always! She looks like the Joconda...

Cheers,

Rosa

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Rosa, Bella is beautiful. I love cats (I have four 'babies'. Can I move into the bedroom? I'll be no trouble. LOL! Im not surprised you had to throw alot away, how on earth would that have fitted in a dorm? The tulips are Fab! Lovely colours X

Linda said...

Isn't it great to get a messy room all clean? I did it three times. It's nice when the mess is just your own.

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Beth said...

Awwww,,,the room looks great now! I know your glad to get that behind you. And isn't the Trace pretty? I would love to drive all the way to Natchez Miss. on it it. That sweet little Bella face,,
See ya this week!
xoxooxoxox

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Dang,,sorry about the deletes,,I did that cause for some reason the stupid blogger posted my comment a zillion times. ARGGGGGHHHHHH

Rosa said...

And I thought I was just popular today. hehe.

Dianne said...

These pictures are sure making me miss TN--mostly the people, like you!

I'm slowly (very slowly) working on a new blog. Check it out, not that there is much to see yet.

Dianne said...

http://narrowdogblog.blogspot.com/

It might help if you had the link!

PEA said...

Hmmmm, looks like Ike went through his bedroom! lol Isn't it amazing what boys can accumulate and how they can leave a room that messy? Believe me, with my own two boys, I've been there!! They still have some of their stuff here and I'm ready to dump it all if they don't bring it to their place sometime soon...I want my closets back! lol

Love the pictures of the scenery heading to the dump. When I went into the city yesterday, I noticed how the leaves are really starting to change on the trees (it's mostly forest between here and the city) so Autumn is fast approaching.

I want to cuddle with Bella!!! What a beautiful cat she is.

Glad the teenager called you to say thank you...mine tend to forget to do that at times! lol xoxo

robin bird said...

awwww good boy! i am glad.. i hope he thanks you for that major cleanup of his room too! well i guess it isn't his room anymore is it? that pastoral scene is beautiful rosa! and your tulips in september...what? that is a nice twist of seasons! they are simply beautiful colors!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Those tulips sure are pretty, as is Miss Bella.

You live in a very beautiful area. I love how green it is.

Queenly Things said...

Of course he's a good boy, you've trained him well. I have always wanted to see the Natchez Trace - heard so much about it. Put that on the list for when I visit. Love the tulips.

Jeanie said...

More autumn colors! Wow! And great job on the teenager's room! That took a little work, but time well spent!

Annie said...

You are a true Go-Go mom. Love the way you threw down the glove and didn't back down.

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