Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happenings in our Household

Really and truly, we haven't dropped off the face of the earth!! I know you all have been wondering, but...

Life has been normal and very routine around here...don't get me wrong, that's a good thing, but it also means there's not much to blog about!

Let me tell you some of the things that happen/or have happened around our house...

:: Michael goes to school everyday from 8:00 - 12:00 and then studies with a tutor from 2:00 - 3:00. Every late afternoon on Monday, he practices with the school "band" because they play in chapels on Tuesday. Did I mention he studies a lot too?!

:: What do I do? Well, there's always cooking, cleaning, feeding, washing, grocery shopping, chasing the kids around, and....a never ending pile of laundry!! This is not a favorite chore of mine, so I do one load each day so it doesn't get too overwhelming! Below is a picture inside the school's laundromat. For those of you ladies who own your own washer and dryer, and have the privilege of throwing laundry in while still in your pajamas...bless you! The school here does not allow us to have our own washer in our apartments, therefore we must use their facilities (at $.75 to wash and $.75 to dry), or go to a laundromat!

:: Even with all the never ending things to do in a day, I still get a chance to work on "fun" stuff! This normally happens when the kids take their afternoon nap! I've finally decided to start a new quilt. I've got several ideas that have been running through my brain, but decided to go with a scrap quilt (using leftover pieces of material from other projects). This is a little hard for me to picture, because I'm all about color coordination and organized looks, but we'll see how this turn out. The picture below shows that I'm still using only certain colors so I don't go too crazy! I think I have 128 triangles cut out - that will get sewn together - only to get cut apart into like 320 rectangle strips - and then sewn back together!!!!! Oh what fun!

:: Philip and Collette were so kind to bring me some more Mexican strawberries last week! After all the ones I froze before I left MX + these new ones, I officially have no room in my freezer for anything else! I guess we'll just skip the meat and eat only strawberries for a while!!! Ha! Ha!

:: Well, the only other thing worth mentioning...can you believe we've been down here a year? We were in MX for almost 9 months, then here in TX for 3 months or so! Our second set of Visas/Vehicle Permit for MX expire on the 31st, so we had to go turn them in the other day. Also, Michael's passport expires the end of April, so we also need to get on the ball with getting him a new one.

I guess that about sums up our life here in the Mason household recently!


Michelle Durkee said...

Wow, I'm impressed to finally have a new blog to read. The meatloaf looks good. Haven't got to try it yet, but I was getting rather tired of looking at it :) Just kidding, glad to know all is well. Pass some strawberries my way. They look wonderful. Have a great one!

sankey family said...

The Burches blessed us all with strawberries! and yes, I spent many hours in that laundromat - great place. :)

Kara Plank said...

I will do my laundry in my PJ's today with a SMILE & try not ever take it for granted! :) Can't wait to see the progress on your "scrap quilt"! I am excited to get the baby one you made me back off the shelf in a few months!!!

Beth Stetler said...

I used to do a load a day in the RGBI laundry room, too. I was too cheap to use the dryers, so I just hung the clothes out on the line. I am loving having my own washer AND dryer again!!