Friday, March 23, 2012

it's friday. hallelujah and amen.

For the first time ever in filing as a married couple on our income taxes, Phil505 and I finally get a refund on both the federal and state. I'll spare you most of the details, but Oregon owes us a whopping $26!!! Isn't that hysterical? 26 bucks. (Ya, I know. We live in Washington, but we work in Oregon. Therefore, pay up, Beaver State.)

I get Monday off for spring break. I'm used to a week, but trust me, at this point, I'll take a day and be quite happy with that.

Phil and I went to a greenhouse in Camas on Sunday. (This was after we ate lunch at Brothers, a burger joint we tried for the first time right by Costco for all you East Vancouver friends. Can I say yum??? It's been a loooonnnnnngggg time since I've had a grilled bun to go with my juicy burger with extra pickles.) He had seen a Craig's List ad that said they were having a clearance sale. Seemed kind of strange to me that a nursery was having a clearance sale at the beginning of the planting season, but we went with it anyway. Left there with three landscapish-y looking trees and a flowering bush. Please don't ask me to remember their names, but do ask what we spent. Go ahead.

OK. Thank you for asking. $43.07 on about $150 worth of yard beautification. Score!!! Now to figure out where it's going to go. . . I have time. It's still a little too early to plant anyway.

I hosted a little potluck St. Patrick's Day brunch for the ladies at my church last Saturday. (Part of my new-ish role as coordinator of ladies' ministry.) It was fun and most of them wore green, so I gave up on the pinching. I ended up with 15 guests and Wilson only licked one danish. (They were begging me to bring him out, and I finally caved at the very end. So it wasn't like anyone was really wanting that freshly licked danish at that point. But they were fore-warned.)

While the rest of the country was enjoying record breaking temperatures, we woke up to about 2 inches of snow yesterday. It was so pretty all sticking on the trees, but I think there may have been a mix up in all that. Thankfully the sun is shining today and that snow only lasted a couple of hours anyway.

Now I'm looking forward to spending a nice weekend with the hubs. We're taking the dog to the beach for the day. It'll be his first time near a big body of salt water. Should be fun. He hates getting in the car. Double the fun.

PS - Dad, I'll be sure to look for some really great treasure. Let me know if you want me to pick you up something special. You know what I mean ;)


Luci Smith said...

Mika's loved the beach the first time. I think he was almost 3 months old and he ate a lot of me...I saw it in his poop for several days. BUT, he loved it. PICTURES....don't forget lots of pictures please.

Kellie said...

Hope you enjoyed that one day break, girl. So glad you were able to get all of those wonderful plants for your yard! And... SNOW, seriously? lol We just didn't see any of that this year. :)