So we didn't work on Carson's new room at all last week. It was just too nice outside, plus Kevin ended up in Lafayette again for a couple of days. So we still do not have painted walls or doors or trim. Oh well. I'm not too concerned with it. It will get done in due time. Right now, we're trying to get as much done outside as we can before things start getting overgrown. We've been making very good progress and have one debris pile cleared and about 85% of the enormous debris pile has been cleared. We'll be finishing that up and cutting down nine trees soon, as well... at least we hope we can cut them down on our own. They're pretty huge/tall trees - 4 dead ash trees, 2 half dead pines, and 3 huge infested old apple trees that are within the fenced part of the yard (where I don't want them). And we also have some landscaping projects to tackle in the front yard in the next few weeks, as well.
Anyway, this week looks like it'll be raining most days. On the days it doesn't rain, we'll continue working outside to finish up the debris pile. If it rains as many days as it looks like it will be, hopefully we'll get at least one coat of paint on the walls in Carson's new room. My focus, though, will be packing for our weekend getaway and cleaning.
Here's what's on the menu...
Easter Sunday ~ church with the in-laws; dinner at my mom's
B: homemade buttermilk biscuits with local honey and strawberry jam
L/D: ham, mashed potatoes, corn, carrots/broccoli/cauliflower, jello salad, rolls, desserts (I brought lemon blueberry cookies and blueberry buckle)
Meatless Monday ~
B: pumpkin scones
L: ham sandwiches; misc. leftovers from Easter
D: spinach and sun dried tomato risotto; leftover cuke/avocado/tomato salad from Saturday; leftover meringue/whipped cream/berries from Saturday's dinner
(clean kitchen and bathroom; clean off dressers in master bedroom; clean out closet in master bedroom)
B: smoothies with peaches, mango, bananas, almond milk, and protein powder
L: leftover risotto; apple slices with PB
D: pesto cheesy chicken rolls;
(pack suitcases and Carson's toys; dust and vacuum entire house)
B: toast with PB
L: leftover chicken and salad
D: hot dogs; mac 'n cheese; apple slices
(pack the car; finish any cleaning; write out instructions for Kyle)
B: smoothies with blueberries, apples, yogurt, almond milk
L: misc. to use up stuff in the fridge
D: misc. to clean out the fridge
Friday ~ Cleveland
(change sheets on bed; wash dirty sheets; pack last remaining items in the car; vacuum)
We're hoping to be on the road by 9 so we can be in Cleveland by lunch time and hit up the Zoo if the weather still looks good.
Saturday ~ Cleveland
Depending on the weather Saturday and Sunday, this will either be a museum day (Great Lakes Science Center and Museum of Natural History) followed by a trip to one of the metroparks; or it'll be a day spent at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (hiking/bike riding the Tow Path, riding the scenic train, finding some waterfalls, etc.).