Monday, April 23, 2007

Marvelous Monday!

It IS a marvelous Monday. The temperature was 65 degrees at 5:30 a.m. Now THAT is marvelous! Perhaps Spring is finally here to stay.

No crafting this weekend (much to my dismay). There were lots of spring clean-up tasks that needed to be completed. We went to the lake on Saturday and raked and raked and raked and cleaned up all the leaves and pine needles that had accumulated since last November. It's a lot of work, but looks so nice when things are neat and tidy.

Then it was time for the "inside cleaning". For those of you new to the blog, our family has a park model that we call our 'summer cottage'. It's at a campground about 35 minutes for our house. We try very hard to spend as many weekends as we can at the lake each summer. It's amazing how just a 35 minute trip can be such a get-away. It's like living in a whole new world. Here's a picture from last summer:

[Summer of 2006]

Luckily, we have never had mice or other critters get into our park model over the winter. But there is always a good share of dead bugs and bees that make their way in -- but don't make their way out. The boys played outside while my wife and I tackled the cleanup chores. There's still a slight hint of mothballs [we leave mothballs in and around the unit to keep bugs and mice away], but everything is now sparkly-clean for the new season.

We treated ourselves to Applebee's for dinner, then came back and roasted marshmallows on the campfire. Then it was inside for some late night TV and then off to bed. We were t-i-r-e-d.

I hope you had a great weekend too!


Katie Jean said...

Wow that's so fun to have a place at a campground. We used to camp all the time when I was a kid. Roasted marshmallows sounds so good right now. Even in this 90 degree weather!

Mike said...

Katie Jean - Yes, some of our best memories with the boys will be our camping days. We have such a great time when we're there. Whether it's swimming in the pool, fishing in the Kid's Fishing Pond, or splashing it up in the lake, we have a darned good time! I just hope the boys don't outgrow it as they get older.