Thursday was Valentine's Day. My morning was spent going through the last of the pictures from grandma's house and scanning the ones for the digital photo album into the computer. After that it was time for proper Valentine stuff. My boyfriend (Alex) got me a massage at this amazing spa. Best. Thing. Ever.
Friday was Alex's birthday and the first day of the estate sale. The sale went really well and then I went with my boyfriend to Danielle's because she needed help finishing a cake order and I had her bake a small cake for Alex's birthday. I piped a ridiculous amount of frosting onto the cake to simulate grass and wrote "happy birthday" on it. Go to Danielle's blog to see the finished product. Then I wrote "You're OLD. Congrats." on Alex's cake and ate some of it. Best chocolate cake ever! So fluffy and moist. Then we went bowling for a bit.
Saturday (today) was the final day of the estate sale and most everything is gone. Everything that's left is going to be picked up by a veteran's association or something. I'm glad all that stuff will be going to a good cause. Now I'm hanging out with Danielle doing nothing because we're both absolutely exhausted after our crazy week.
Tomorrow will be spent with Alex because my birthday gift to him is going shooting. So that'll be fun. Hopefully there will be a nap somewhere in there. I'm so glad all that's left to do is birthday shooting and a final cleaning of grandma's house. I'm so done with all this business. The digital photo album is also in the works, but that's actually pretty fun. I took the photos for our family friend to her the other day and seeing her reaction to the pictures of her grandchildren growing up and pictures of her children when they were young was well worth all the effort. Very happy I decided to do it. I still have pictures to dole out to the family and our friends, but that shouldn't be a hardship at all.
Before I forget, I sewed a blanket for Alex as a Valentine/birthday gift. I got 2 yards of fleece (bowling print of course) and cut off the edge that said it was made for JoAnn fabrics. I then used almost 9 yards of double fold quilt binding to edge the fleece. I zigzag stitched it on and it was much easier than I thought it would be. It turned out beautifully. He loves the blanket. Fleece is super warm so he's using the crap out of it while it's still cold. I'm going to sew a lap blanket for myself so I'll take pictures of that process and make a post for it. I'll try to post more regularly if things mellow out like I think they will. Stay tuned!
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