AND it was Molly's 7th birthday yesterday too! Happy Day, young one!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
And that boy, in the white shirt, in the bottom center? That is Carson picking up shells...we're loving life, can you tell?
Back later with more photos and stories, I am sure!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Yesterday was the big reveal, so now I can tell you about the home I have been working on! As some of you thought, it wasn't my home...
I did everything from hang wallpaper to sweep the driveway to paint chairs for Ty Pennington. The staff and crew of the show are wonderful people who really feel that they are doing a great thing for these families and communities. The logistics of a task like this are huge. Everything, I mean everything is donated. One camera man told me they build the entire house on a budget of $2000. One of the project managers has been in Chapman for 5 weeks now lining things up and making arrangements with builders, vendors, and the city. Huge.
Ed is a great guy. He built all of the furniture in "his" room and worked in it all day on Monday. He even found my lost camera for me.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
However, my list will contain items that most appropriately fit into the What the Fuck category. These will be gifts that you would say what the fuck? when you received them, or you might say what the fuck? when you saw it in the store on on line, and would never gift them...
And yes, that's my dirty kitchen he's standing in!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Who thinks of this stuff? Why would a person do it?
Yet another one from my inbox!
Monday, November 10, 2008
(Kinda looks a little like Robert Downey, Jr. here, doesn't he?)
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
The best thing that happened was that I finished The Sixteen Pleasures by Robert Hellenga. It is a good read, a little DaVinci Code like, with much better/more character development (which is what I like in a book). For a book that I just picked off the shelf at the library because I liked it's cover, it was a success!
I also have to say that it was the second library book in a row that I have finished. I might be on to something here. I tend to be one who buys books, but I have been trying to get myself to check them out. We go to the library all of the time for the kids, and I check out audio books, but I have just recently been checking books for me to read out.
Up next (actually I am already 1/2 done) is The Zygote Chronicles by Suzanne Finnamore. Will review when finished.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
- I am so glad to live in middle America. It seems that we are fairly isolated (so far) from the extremes of this economy and hard times. I think that we don't tend to live beyond our means like some on the coasts do. These are still houses being built here, companies are hiring, and life seems to be pretty much normal. I do, however, feel for those who are more affected, like my brother who lives in New Jersey.
Unfortunately that's not my yard, its from JD Fielding's Flickr Photostream
- Yesterday I did the annual "winter ready" for our yard. I mowed (hopefully for the last time until spring), cut down and pulled out all of the dead annuals, filled my compost pile with leaves, and spread my home-made compost over the vegetable garden for a nice winter sleep. It feels good to have all of that done. I do still have bean pods piled high on my sidewalk.
- Carson was allowed (for the first time) to go to the "little park" by himself to meet friends for a game of football. I dropped him off (we live across a big, busy street, and I am still too afraid to let him walk up there by himself) and went back to check on him one hour later, and then again 2 hours later. They were having a great time, and he earned himself the chance to do it again! Oh, the sorrow and the joy of my kids growing up!
- Today is church and Todd is playing golf (for the last time this season...again!) Molly has risen, and thanks to turning our clocks back and the extra hour of sleep, she is not grumpy, and may actually have a good day! I am going to try to block out a few hours to work on our Holiday cards, I have a few good ideas, but want to get started on them as there might be a good amount of assembly.
I think that's it for now. Happy November, and enjoy the end of your weekend.