Having a bad day?
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Oh, I also got together with another friend this week for some hang-out time. Our kids had a ball, and my little hoodlums managed to dig out art supplies (paint, thankfully washable) while we were sprucing up her blog a bit. Gotta keep an eye on those crazies every minute I tell ya! Anyway, she had tagged me for a little name game: create a personal acrostic with your middle name. So here goes!
I'm not going to tag anyone else, but please feel free to play along.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
This picture was taken in June 95, and my grandfather passed away just a few months later. After that, she moved in with my aunt and uncle, and had lived in Alabama for several years.
This picture was taken when we visited in October 03 and she met her newest great grandbaby.
I made this card for her when she turned 90 in '05. I'm not sure when the picture was taken, but isn't it lovely?
She broke her hip a few weeks ago, and after a series of complications she went home to be with her Savior this morning.
Friday, February 22, 2008
I know I've been unusually quiet this week. I've actually been trying to spend less time online, as it's a big time sucker for me. We're staying healthy, although our little boy is still coughing occasionally. Made it out to MOPS on Tuesday, which was a welcome break. Also ran some errands - exciting stuff like Target and the grocery store :) Went to the dentist on Wednesday night; I'd scheduled this appointment last year, knowing that I needed to replace at least one of the large fillings that I'd had done in high school with a crown. We upgraded our insurance accordingly. Good thing, because turns out that I need THREE crowns. No root canals, though (phew!!) Man, dental work is expensive. I joke that I have the equivalent of a car in my mouth now - thing is, it's currently a Nissan but rapidly becoming a BMW.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
"Oh Bunsen, my flame. I melt whenever I see you . . .", the sodium pined.
"It's just a phase you're going through", replied the Bunsen burner
Math is like love; a simple idea, but it can get complicated
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
* Use the library! Obviously a great source for books, but ours also has CDs, movies, and even video games.
* Invest in a water filter. The faucet-mount ones are cheaper than purchasing bottled water, but the filters are expensive (and we went through them pretty fast). Love, LOVE our undersink filter. (After some research, we bought one from Crystal Quest)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
So what else have I been up to lately? Well, our church is in the midst of a capital campaign and I'm helping with the communications side. Our theme is "Find us Faithful" and let me tell you, it's been a humbling experience. It's definitely forcing me to take a hard look at myself, and just how faithful I'm being with the gifts I've been given. I've had fun working on the pieces, but there have also been plenty of arrrrrrgh moments. Nothing like frustration to drive you back to your knees.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
True confession time: this is the first time I've ever made tea sandwiches. My idea of party fare is generally more along the lines of filling the crock pot with meatballs and piling rolls into a basket. But now I'm forced to be genteel. If nothing else, I get points for presentation, right? Wash the dust off the cake plate, plunk down a few doilies and all is well.
In other news, we're all healthy again. We actually didn't have the bad version of the stomach bug, for which I'm very, VERY grateful. But I have another weird issue. My ears have been "plugged" for about two weeks now. Not quite sure what's going on, but it's incredibly frustrating not to be able to hear. I'd hoped it would clear up on its own, but now will be going to the doc this coming week to see what's up. In the meantime, I'm only catching about 50% of most conversations, which is driving my hubby bonkers and leading to some hilarious (albeit frustrating to both of us) dialogues.Him: So were the kids good today?
Me: Yeah, it's already at the curb.
Him: What?!? No. THE KIDS.
Me: Oh! I picked up another box the last time I went shopping.
Hmmm... wonder what I'll be learning this afternoon? :)
Friday, February 8, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
There's a MOPS meeting today, but I'm sitting this one out. Rather disappointed, as the ladies will be making paper bag albums (click over to my other blog to check it out - including some fun pics of hubby and me). I have no illusions of being indispensable, but I love seeing how people take the basic idea and put their own spin on it. Oh, well. Instead I'm dealing with the mountains of laundry (clean, but needing to be put away), tentatively planning our next two weeks of meals, and just generally getting caught up. Later!
Monday, February 4, 2008
I'm definitely in this job for the glamour :)
Friday, February 1, 2008
Over breakfast one morning, a woman said to her husband, "I'll bet you don't know what day this is."
"Of course I do," he answered as if he was offended, and left for the office.
At 10:00 am, the doorbell rang and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a box of a dozen long stemmed red roses.
At 1:00 pm, a foil-wrapped, two-pound box of her favorite chocolates was delivered.
At 3:00 pm, a boutique delivered a designer dress.
The woman couldn't wait for her husband to come home. "First the flowers, then the chocolates and then the dress!" she exclaimed.
"I've never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my life!