Thursday, February 28, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I really wanted Popcorn for dinner with that cupcake for dessert, but I didn't think that would be terribly healthy or a very good example for the kids...I will say, Wednesday night is when Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International comes on (one after the other) from 7pm until around 1am. I know, stupid show, but I love it. I spend most of the time laughing about it, but I love to watch it. So that's what I did all night. Ate this blah dinner and watched stupid ghost hunter shows. I did finish the binding on Kellie's quilt though so that at least was not a waste of time.These are some seriously sucky photos, I really need a new camera!
I forgot to mention yesterday that when I was at the cross stitch store (which is next to the quilting store which is next to the KNITTING STORE...:o) I know, it's a great shopping center - I would love to open a bead store there, but it's an hour away so...not going to happen.) Anyway....while I was there, I was looking for Needle Necessities overdyed floss (which is what I use to stich ALL my little quilts) and they said they don't have it anymore because the company was sold and they don't know if they will still be making it!!!! WHAT?????!!! How can they do this to me! Luckily, I was not in the middle of a project and needing more -- I was just replenishing my stash, but now what am I going to use? I love that floss and I love how it looks on my quilts. rrrrrrrr. I'm bummed. I guess I'll have to start dyeing my own...O Joy. Well, time to get to work on the cleaning...mmm good times there.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I honestly don't get it. I think it's much easier just to make a regular pot of coffee and be done with it than mess with these little pre-measured individual coffee pack things. Plus...I like a big mug of coffee and on the medium setting it doesn't fill the mug. And you use the same pre-measured thing of coffee whether you are making a small, a medium, or a large cup. So the small is strong and the large is weak. Hmmm, I just don't get it. Mark, Molly, and Jason love it though so go figure.
Well, yesterday I went out to lunch with my sister...very yummy. There is nothing like a 3 1/2 hour lunch to make all right with the world! Before we went to the restaurant we did a little shopping at a quilt store where I purchased this assortment for my stash...
Then we went next-door to the cross stitch shop where I purchased this...
My sister and I took a class in punch needle a few years ago and I haven't touched it since. I hope I can figure it out again. I thought the colors of this were really pretty and perfect for my dining room.
I have been working on Kellie's little quilt, too...
I'm finished everything but turning the binding. I'm going to finish that today. I'm not really crazy about this one, but Kellie likes it so I'm happy. I'm just glad to be finished with it. I want to make a small bird nest on a branch next.
Howard had to go to the vet on Monday to get his bordetella vaccine so that he can go in for his Neuter surgery on Friday. I got his weight again while we were there. He's 115.6 pounds. He was 9 months on Feb. 14th. I really didn't want to have him Neutered yet (I wanted to wait until he was 12 months) but I'm afraid his hormones will kick in and he might get goofy so, off to the vet on Friday morning for snip snip.
I am a complete nervous wreck about it though. We had a friend who took his Great Dane in at 6 months to be neutered and he never woke up. I'm even having nightmares about it. I just want to get it over with so that I can relax. I was reading a web site about Great Danes and the woman went on and on about all the precautions you need to take when having a Great Dane go through surgery. It just added to my stress over this. Hhhhhh, I just wish it were over. Friday is not going to be a very happy day. The worst part about it is that I wont even hear from the vet until at least 5pm because they said it always takes longer for the larger breeds to wake up after surgery!!! Yeah, relaxed about this...NOT!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
It's rate R for language, so I couldn't watch it with the kids home and Mark would hate it...Anyhoo, today when I should be cleaning and working on school for tonight, I watched the movie instead. It started out a little slow and I thought, Okay, maybe this wont be so great...but then...listening to the music and watching the movie I ended up LOVING it. It even made me cry -- although, truth be told, that could just be me PMSing :o)--So, if you haven't seen it, maybe you should check it out. I'm going to buy the soundtrack. mmmmm I liked that movie. I really, really am going to put down the coffee mug, stop snacking on cookies, and get some cleaning done now. So have a great day.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
It says "A Milkyway of 100 Stars". I think she did a great job! The 100th day was going to be today (Tuesday, February 5) but they didn't have school on Friday because of...rain. Yep, it was a little icy when we got up and they had a 2 hour delay...then, at 8am we got a call that they were closing school for the day. By 10am (when they would have been leaving for school) all the ice was gone and it was only raining. So, they had off due to rain. Anyhooo, because of that 100th day will be tomorrow. They decorated T-shirts in class to wear...
Isn't it cute? Today they are saying that it will be 65 degrees...65 degrees!!! It's only 45 degrees now and I have the pellet stove on. It is really starting out very chilly and ugly...
Foggy and gray. Yuck. I'm hoping for some sun by noon so I can take Howard for a walk and enjoy the warm day. Not that we can't walk without the sun, but it would be a lot nicer, yes? So, school tonight for me...hhhhhhh...must prepare.