Monday, November 20, 2006

Birthday Countdown

Hello! Three more days till my birthday! I got two more birthday cards in the mail today (thanks Grandma & Grandpa & Aunty Gen!) For my birthday, we are getting a little cat. Yay! I'm so excited! They don't have an SPCA here, so all the cats are fostered out to homes, and then they have profiles posted on-line ( We faxed the lady our application this morning (free faxes, whenever you like from town hall!) and she called us tonight to say we were approved. Now we have to call the foster homes of the cats we want to meet, and go see them. Quite a process!

We had another curling game tonight. We played against a team that was actually really good, and our skip wasn't there to save us. We were DEMOLISHED! They were so good, I couldn't even understand the plays they were making. They stopped trying after three ends, when the score was 10-0. The scoreboard only goes up to 16, so I felt good that we at least kept them on the scoreboard, and we did end up scoring three goals. Final score: 16-3. At least they were very nice. At our club, if you lose, the winning team buys the losers drinks - so everyone's a winner. They were a really fun group, too, we enjoyed hanging out with them after the game. I'm sure one day we'll be that good (now that we have our shoes!)

That's pretty much it for news. We have been steadily chipping away at the bedroom projects. Today Jai primed all the moldings and baseboards, and I stripped some more paint off the door we will use as a headboard. This door had at least six layers of paint on it, and I have so far spent about eight hours stripping it. I bought a stronger stripper today, and it still didn't get it all. One more coat, I'm hoping, it feels like such a thankless job. Meanwhile we have been puzzling out what we want to do in the kitchen. We'll start by taking the pantry apart and stripping the existing shelves (more stripping! Ugh!) and fixing the floor, walls, and ceiling. The pantry & kitchen is going to be a HUGE job with a very small budget. I'll keep you updated on how it goes!

I guess that's it, for now. Didn't really have any new pics, but here's a before shot of the kitchen (in all its glory!):


Anonymous said...

haaaappppy almost birthday to youuuu, haaaaapppppyyy almost ....
don't get me started, I'll be singing this rendition for years to come! hope you had a fun and lazy day need to build your strength now that you're aging! xo Mom

Robin Place said...

Happy Early Birthday Lauren!!!!
The house is looking great - I love the blog - so keep it up.
Jai - I like the pic. with the chainsaw!

Christie & Mike said...

Hi Lauren Happy Birthday!

Did you receive that parcel I sent yet?



Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Wish I could be there to give you a great big hug, so just imagine it okay? Lots of Love and Hugs, Kim

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAUREN! We LOVE you xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox Mom, Errol, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunty Gen, Morgan, Yoda, Hudson (who is almost at Bobo status in the zen world of fish)... basically, the Victoria gang!!!!!

jai and Lauren Soloy said...

Thanks everybody. I had a great birthday, it was so nice to hear from you all. Christie we got your package, it was amazing! I'll send more soon. Love Lauren