January Roll Call!

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January Roll Call!
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Wed, 01-09-2013 - 6:10pm

Welcome to the Bookshelf! Make yourself comfortable and feel free to chat it up!

What's your favourite thing about January? Any winter festivals where you live? What else are you looking forward to this month? Spill! ;) Don't worry, I'll go first:

In case you didn't yet know, I'm Becca from Western Canada. We have a lot of snow so far this winter, so I'm getting my exercise just trying to keep up with clearing the driveway and pathways.

My favourite thing about the month would probably be evenings spent indulging in reading or putting puzzles together. (I usually get one or two for Christmas and that might lead to me picking another few from my puzzle collection sometime in January or February. I don't intend to do puzzles only at the beginning and end of the year, but I do tend to jump to other hobbies the rest of the year.)

There's a winter festival here at the end of the month, something new - at least, I don't remember it from 2012. ;) Not sure if we'll check it out - sometimes with younger boys, I think it might be best to wait a couple years until they can both participate in more activities, and remember them too...

I can't think of anything I'm looking forward to this month, tsk tsk. Maybe adjusting our usual routine for a new year and hopefully working in more shared playtime. (My guys are pretty good at playing independently and while that's great for knocking down the daily to-do list, it might mean less time spent having fun together! All work and no play makes Becca a dull girl. ;) )

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Sun, 01-13-2013 - 12:57am

It is the "guest" bath, or kids' bathroom. They built this house with one shower in the master!!! It is a single person shower that we are all sharing. So DH tore the entire bathroom down to the studs, and redid the whole thing. It is beautiful (because he's a perfectionist-and we picked everything very carefully) but he is trying to do it on his days off when he works 12 hour days plus a lot of overtime. So it is hard. The cabinets, counter, sinks, bathtub, and toilet are all in, but the shower is just getting tiled. It is almost done, and then he still has to grout and seal it. My single SIL moved in because she sold her house, and she's paying rent to help fix up the bathroom. So it's a win-win.

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Sun, 01-13-2013 - 11:42am
Nice! Our (only) bathroom is teeny-tiny, so seeing two sinks in one bathroom looks like luxury. LOL

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Sun, 01-13-2013 - 3:26pm

Karyn, me and my pink tulips are here.  lol

My oldest son's birthday was Jan 7.  He and his wife took a weeklong trip to Mexico with friends to celebrate.  So glad they returned home safely yesterday.

No winter festivals here.  Looking forward to more working out this month, reading, doing some knitting, and working on the basement some more (organizing).

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Sun, 01-13-2013 - 11:56pm
Hi, Karyn! Let me know if I can talk you through any settings changes, now that I've conquered mine. :) Glad to hear your son had a good trip to Mexico and is back safe! Your plans for the month sound good!

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