Friday, February 20, 2009

Busy Days...

Things continue to be pretty hectic around here. We're making headway on the house - our small group from church is coming over on Sunday evening to help us paint the living room and kitchen. Are those true friends or what? :) We've been doing the prep these past couple days - using lots of spackle, pulling off paneling, discovering wallpaper remnants (we're removing chair rail in one room, and suddenly had a vivid reminder that when we stripped the ugly wallpaper several years ago, we simply CUT around the trim) Ah, the joys. A dear friend watched A for me yesterday for five hours so I had some good solid working time - I'll also have that tomorrow when hubby and the kids take a vehicle up to his sister's. Speaking of hubby, he's really going through a lot right now. Things at work are really tough right now as people are being laid off and others are training their replacements. Lots of raw emotions floating around - and he's worked with most of these people for nearly 13 years. He's carrying a lot on his shoulders right now, and please pray for him as the Lord brings him to mind. Please pray for me, too, that I can be supportive and helpful, rather than just adding to his burden.

I took some fabulous pictures of the sky yesterday that I was hoping to share, but we're having computer issues once again. When I turned our main computer on this morning (which I'd dumped pics onto last night before heading to bed) I was greeted with an error message, stating that one of the Windows config files is missing. That computer has been giving us a lot of problems in the past couple months, and it may finally be time to just let in rest in peace. In the meantime, I'm working on the old laptop - but no access to pics, editing software, etc. I don't think it's going to be a priority for awhile, either, so posts may be photo-free for a bit.

Well, my coffe is cold and my break time is over. Back to the grindstone!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Funny

You may have heard that tomorrow is Valentine's Day :) Since I have an Italian surname, how about some thoughts on amoré...

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That's amoré.
When an eel bites your hand and that's not what you planned
That's a moray.
When your horse munches straw and the bales total four
That's some more hay.
When a New Zealand man has a permanent tan
That’s a Maori.
When Othello's poor wife, she gets stabbed with a knife
That's a Moor, eh?
When a Japanese knight used a sword in a fight

Hey, I can hear the groans from here! So is anyone doing anything blissfully romantic tomorrow? Not much happening here at the D house. We'll be painting in the morning, shuttling son off to his last round of basketball, etc. We are planning to send the kids off to bed a bit early then make a nice meal just for ourselves and kick back for the evening. No presents, though. Well, unless you count the microwave as a joint gift :) Yep, ours went out with a loud pop last night as I was cooking vegetables for dinner. Considering we had it nearly 13 years I don't think we can complain much. I needed to run out last night anyway so stopped and picked a new one up. Hauled it in the house, got it all set up, tested it out... and the glass part wouldn't turn. How annoying! So that meant packing it *all* back up so I could return it this morning to pick up a new one. It's sitting on the table now - I haven't even opened the box yet, but you can be sure I'm going to give it a 10 second test run before setting it up in its final location!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Son Fun

Today is the 100th day of school! The kids were each supposed to create a hat with 100 of something. D wanted to use Spiderman stickers (a book of which he'd received in his Christmas stocking), and Daddy volunteered the use of his uber-cool hat. My contribution was creating a band of orange cardstock. Fun times!

And finally, as promised, here is a video clip from Basketball Practice. This was a couple weeks ago, and he definitely has improved even in that brief period :) You'll see him attempt to catch a pass, dribble, then shoot. I must say that I've been really impressed with his coach - very patient with the kids and giving them all a chance to play. Only one week left!

Lastly, just a brief "Yay Me!" update - I weighed in at WW this morning, and I'm down 2 lbs this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Yes, this is one time that the overuse of exclamation points is definitely called for) Philippians 4:13, baby!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Funny

Received this in an email, and was totally cracking up!

Why parents should always check their children's homework before they hand it in:

A first grade girl handed in the drawing below for a homework assignment.
After it was graded and the child brought it home, she returned to school the next day with the following note:

Dear Ms. Davis,

I want to be very clear on my child's illustration. It is NOT of me on a dance pole on a stage in a strip joint. I work at Home Depot and had commented to my daughter how much money we made in the recent snowstorm. The picture is of me selling a shovel.

Mrs. Harrington

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Crockpots Rock.

Found this on the MSN homepage this morning. Never really thought about the energy-saving aspect. Lovin' my crockpot even more now!

And can't remember whether I've shared this site before, but I love it!

OK, off for another productive day :)