My Weight Loss Journey

Thursday, August 12, 2010

This And That

Another week has come and gone and it is down to one week left of summer for me and a short one at that. Monday I have to be at school at 9am for orientation. There, I will find out much needed details about the Cosmetology program like.....where to show up the first day and just mainly what to expect as I start this new journey. Thursday I have to go to Stevens Point and pick up one of my kits for the class and then Friday we are going to be inventorying all our kits and products needed to start school. Friday will count as 4 hours towards our 1,800 hours needed to graduate. And then Monday, August 23rd is my official first day of school. No more sleeping in for me....no more leisure time for awhile and prim'in will probably only be done on weekends or night. It will be school from 8-4 Monday thru Friday and homework I am sure in the evenings. I am sure there will be times when I say to myself "what have you done!!!!!" But I need to keep my eye on the prize and keep moving forward toward my goal which is to graduate and get to work.

Last Monday, I had to go and pay for my 1st semester and buy my books. I met some of the teachers.....they are all very nice and I am looking forward to learning from them all. So life is about to change for me again but I am ready for it and excited to get started.

In the meantime, I have been working on prims and Brent and I also have been working on our house on weekends when we can go home to Spooner.

My Booth At The Antique Mall
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When we went home last weekend, Brent worked on the house but I had to work at the Antique Mall, we were VERY busy on Saturday which made the day go by real fast. I added a few Fall items to my booth. I had brought some pumpkins a couple weeks ago and they sold right away...so hopefully these do to. We are heading home to Spooner this Saturday so I am going to bring a load for vintage kitchen items to add to my booth this time. I have been hitting a few garage sales lately and have found some pretty cool vintage pieces. Actually, when I get done with this post, I am heading out to garage sale for the morning....I have found that keeping my booth well stocked has turned into another full-time job. I am planning on keeping my booth while I go to school....hopefully I can do them both.

Here is a little pumpkin man ready for Fall.....cute!!!!!

Some of my x-large pumpkins...love them!!!!

A full view of my booth...it looks full but there is plenty of room for more items:)

A look at other booths in the Mall

I took some pictures of some of the other booths in the Mall to share with you all. This booth belongs to a couple who gets most of their items from Switzerland. Her boyfriend works there and shops on his down time for antiques.

One of their prim cupboards

Here is my girlfriends Rox's booth. She has so many goodies and does such a good job of displaying everything.

More of Rox's booth.

A full-view of Rox's booth...this is just one of her's she has 2 booths at the Mall.

And I am not sure whose this is but I love the crocks and bowls.

Love this too!!!

House Progress
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Brent finished up the insulating this weekend...what a job!!!! It was SOOO hot in there but he kept on working and got is all done and ready to sheet rock. My mom and step-dad came down on Sunday so Ray could help Brent finish up putting plastic up in the basement....thank you Ray we appreciated it so much!!!!!

A view of the upstairs insulated and ready for the sheet rock.

Our fireplace was installed last week...LOVE IT!!!! It is a high efficiency wood fireplace. It will keep us nice and warm in the winter and is a nice focal point in the living room.

The front door also was installed last week. I LOVE the arch, we are going to stain it dark, it will look rich and welcoming.

A closer look at our front door.

A look from the inside of our door.

Here is a view of the living room. There are also two bedrooms and a bathroom in the distance.

Our whirlpool tub was put in the bathroom, love it!!! Going to spend some relaxing time in this someday!!!!

Whirlpool tub.

A view of the our bathroom.

And here is a view standing in our bedroom, you can get a little idea on how the house lays out here. When we go home Saturday, we will walk into a fully sheet rocked house...can't wait.

The room to the left is our dining room....love it!!!

Kara and Trav's Garden
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Kara and Trav's garden is producing veggies for us all. Brent and I have enjoyed green beans and cucumbers for weeks now. They are also going to have pumpkins and squash this Fall....here is one coming along nicely.

A view of the garden....thanks Kara and Trav for sharing all your goodies with us, we have enjoyed all the veggies so much!!!!!

Well, that's about it for now. I am going to hit the garage sales...have a great weekend everyone. Blessings, Rhonda

3 comments:

upnorth said...

Good luck in school! I'm so proud of you!!! See you, Earl

Rhonda said...

Thank you Earl, it will be weird to not work in the Meat Dept. when I come home :( I told the guys, free haircuts for everyone when I come home, I miss you all. Blessings, Rhonda

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Love yours and your friend Rox's booth...she has in the first photo on a yellow cupboard some rust/deep orange colored bowls with the wheat on them and some sitting next to it that I seriously want..can you find out how much they are and would she be willing to ship them? also your house looks sooooo nice.I can't wait (as you are) to see it all done...and you will love cosmetology school..I too am not one to get up early..but I relished every minute of school back when i was 20 (that was a long time ago)..I made so many friends and our teachers were awesome...loved the whole experience..it was a blast...hated grade school-high school..but loved cosmetology..;) have a fun weekend..;)