Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Day 1089: Have A Seat

Today was a crazy day.

After months of debating back and forth, I impulsively decided to have the kids get the flu shot at yesterday's check up.  And then it ended up being the FluMist.

I forgot that one was a live virus.

Never again!

Little M woke us up around 12:30 screaming with a fever and pain.  So much fun.  And then, the rest of the night is a bit of a blur.  Everyone was up and crying at some point.  I think they are all okay.  Little M was fine and excited to go to school this morning, even though I had planned on keeping him home.

I'm tired.

But, we had a laid back morning (Baby B and Darling A slept in suuuuuuuper late) and then ran some errands.  We picked up a bunch of supplies at JoAnn's for a project, exchanged Baby B's Christmas slippers for a better size and wound up getting $3 back in the process, picked up an item for my mom's new ipad, and even through in a grocery trip for good measure--blackberries for only $1!

It was long, but the kids did great and we got everything we needed!  Thanks to my mom and her coupons and shopping prowess, I ended up saving over $80 on all the supplies at JoAnn's.  Huge.

And then tonight, we began the big project.  My camera is upstairs and I'm in a hurry, so I'll have to upload the photos later, but we re-upholstered one of our kitchen chairs.  They are in serious need!  They have holes and tears and are plumb worn out.




(Although, if you look closely, this includes another "Before".  We tried black duct tape on our very worst chair a few months back.  It didn't work out so well.  The duct tape rolled up and then who ever sat on it had a sticky bummy!)

Except for one.  It looks beautiful and brand new.  It took the combined efforts of HH, my mom, and me (who knew I could wield a staple gun with such skill?), but it looks fabulous!  And it's so comfy with the new cushioning!

I'm pretty proud.


Linda said...

It looks better than new, doesn't it. It was fun to do it as a team. :)

Cheryl said...

Thanks for your help!