Thursday, October 7, 2010

New House Smell

You know that smell that a new car has? The artificial chemical smell that shouldn't be so delicious, but makes you think lots of good thoughts? My whole house smells like that. Now I have a huge urge to go and clean everything to make sure it looks as good as it smells. Instead I'm overloaded with lots of other stuff that has to be done. The quarter ends tomorrow, so everything has to be graded. I'm that annoying teacher giving a test on the last day of the quarter, so I have to write that before morning.
This weekend is packed, all with good stuff, but still booked solid. Tomorrow is my day to teach science to Anna's class. Ryan and Kurt are doing Cub Scout camping. Saturday there is a Girl Scout mall lock-in. Sunday is football, OM and ice skating. I think that's all. I'm trying not to think about it.

The air has taken on a definite tinge of fall. There is a little nip in the air that makes you think it might be nice to have a jacket in the morning, but the afternoons are crisp and bright. We sent Ryan out to get the toys out of the pool, but he didn't want to get wet. Instead he built himself a little boat and paddled around shoving everything to the side.


Linda said...

Sounds like a busy weekend for everyone! FINALLY--I can officially follow you directly instead of having to go "through the back door" to find you. We are having beautiful fall weather--73 deg. today!!

Amanda said...

From my limited experience of new carpets I can imagine you're going to be having to vacuum up loads of fluff pretty soon! We've had a couple of lovely days, but they're definitely autumn days all the same.

Judy D said...

The carpet looks fabulous but aren't you happy it's finished?? Ryan is very ingenious! And super cute. ;)
Don't forget to squeeze in a minute for you this weekend. My DD with 3 little ones, locks herself in the bathroom--usually lasts only a minute.