Saturday, April 25, 2009

Quiet weekend

Julie and Erika have gone up to Minneapolis for the weekend. Tom is in the garage working on cabinet doors for the kitchen. Juta (my MIL) is watching Animal Planet, her favorite channel. I was planning to get into the garden to pull dead stuff, but the weather is not cooperating. Its cold, rainy and generally crappy.
Even the dogs are depressed about the weather. They can't be outside very long, as they really don't like the rain, so they're just lazing around the house. Beau is on the couch and Georgy is sitting on the stairs. It took me a while to realize why he does that--he can see out the windows! Smart little puppy!

Even Fred and Barney, the parrots, are quiet today, thank goodness. Seems to be a perfect day to spend time in my workroom. Yay! And no guilt about not being outside. Great!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's all about Julie right now

Wow--I started this blog a few days ago, haven't even posted anything yet, and I have two followers already. I'm honored!
Anyway--It's all about Julie. She's home from Seattle for a short time, so it's been a whirlwind of shopping, dinners, etc. Sunday we met the immediate family for a dinner at Bucca di Beppo and had a really fun time. It was to celebrate Julie's graduation from the Seattle Institute of Art & Design with an AA degree in fashion marketing. Her second college dgree. Hopefully, the last. Unfortunately, just as she was finishing school, she got laid off from her job as the assistant manager at Ann Taylor in Bellevue, WA. So its job hunting time for Julie.

She'd love to work for the Target Corp., since they have fabulous ads and are doing well, but she'll be in Seattle for a while to get some experience.

During her stay here, she and her sister, Erika, will be spending some time up in Minneapolis. We'll also take a drive down to Michigan Ave in Chicago to check out the big city, have all the aunts over for a visit, and see the Titanic exhibit at the Miwlaukee Public Museum. Its never a dull moment when Julie's around.
It's been fun having her home. She's a confident, competent, stylish woman, but to me, she's still my little one, my Julikins.

I just had to add a pic of Erika, the big sister, and Julie at a wedding shower we all attended. I am so happy that my two girls are such good friends. Best friends!