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Monday, February 21, 2011

A Great Day Off

Today was an all-around great day! It started off with Harry and I actually sleeping in! Until 7 am! That is really late for us, and makes two days in a row that we slept in past our usual wake-up time.

We came downstairs and, while Harry got our coffee going, I started my normal routine of blog reading and my day got much more exciting really fast! I opened up Rick’s blog only to find out that I was one of the 5 lucky winners of the MS Streets and Trips 2011 that Rick was giving away by drawing names out of a hat. Even now, hours later, I can’t believe I won! I can’t wait to try it out and see what this program has to offer! Thanks again, Rick!

That was clearly the highlight of my day, but the rest of it has been pretty good as well. We headed out a couple hours later to get an oil change in my car. We took both cars, and after dropping my car off at the service center, we headed to a local diner.

Yes, it was snowing but at least we didn’t get too much.


Yum! There is nothing like a diner breakfast.


By the time we finished breakfast, they had called us from the service center to say that the car was ready, so the timing worked out perfectly. We ran a couple errands and headed home, where Tom was there working on our tile backsplash.

If anyone lives in our area and wants to have kitchen work done, we highly recommend these guys.


It should be completely finished by Thursday, but this is what it looks like so far.


So all in all, I’d say it was a really great day! And we still have an evening of relaxation left. Smile


  1. Craig is a very late sleeper. After years of getting up before him I have finally given in and stay in bed until 8:30 or 9:00. Even then I'm up before he is most days.

    He only works part time, and he can set his own hours, so if he gets to work by 10:00 he is satisfied.

  2. Congratulations on the Streets and Trips. I have that program and love it.

    Kitchen looks good. It will be a joy to work in.

  3. Backsplash looks great! I'll bet you'll be glad to have it all done.

  4. congrats on being a 'winner too'!!!

  5. Congrats on winning, Jessica! I tried to mail the package this morning but because of the President's Holiday, the Post Office was closed - tomorrow though!

    I love breakfast at diner's too, there's just something that makes them better there.

    Kitchen looks great, too.