Showing posts from August 9, 2009

What A Week!

It has been a week indeed! I can honestly say that I do not remember Monday all that well. I mean come on that was MONDAY! I cleaned that day. My house was in dire need of a good cleaning. I did good. Rich had his eye exam and his eyes were dilated so he was blinded for a while. He needs new glasses, and of course insurance only covers the exam. What's the point? I digress. I will move on.

Tuesday I was all over the map! Looking at houses, going to a museum, fixing computers. It was a very busy day. Then Wednesday was the first day of school. It went off without a hitch. The kids were up and ready. I say in a few weeks I will likely be bribing them to get them out of bed! It was a good day for my girls and for my extra girls. Ryan, however was very sad as he had "nobody to play with." I felt bad for the little guy.

By Wednesday night Kristin was feeling yucky. She had a low grade fever and back pain. The back pain concerned me most. I decided to take h…

First Day of School

I can't believe she is in the 7th grade!! She has grown so much, but some things never change. She was nervous as usual. I sent her on way wishing her well. For the first time ever, I didn't even drive her to school. She rode with her friends. She came home all smiles and loving each of her teachers. She got to see old friends, and friends from church who are just starting middle school. She is a teacher's aide this year, and has her mind set on joining the drama club. Go Kristin go!

And here is the 4th grader. She was up and raring to go. She already kind of knows her teacher. She had her last year for P.E. And it just so happens that this teacher is good friends with her 3rd grade teacher. Both of these women, made sure Emily had her buddy in her class. Now how cool is that? She will have a full load of studies this year--lots of books--and her first ever class rotations. She is growing up too. I didn't drive her to school either. She went with Kris…

Museum Pics

Sorry I am a bit behind. Migraines are the pits, and right now I am in the throws of battle with them. It is not fair to have to deal with these things! As promised, and through a hazed brain, I am going to post the museum pictures now. Later I will post about the first day of school!
That is what it started out to be. What was being done, was a new water reserve was being built, and lo and behold they unearthed fossils, so a construction project turned into an excavation.
Me and my group standing in front of "caves" of native people. You can't really see the images they were projecting since we are standing IN FRONT of them. But it was cool. Me, Ryan, Nikki, Missy, Kristin, and Emily.
A giant sloth. A lot bigger and more ferocious looking than dear simple minded "Sid" in the Ice Age movies.
It is very hard to take pictures in a poorly lit room. That being said, Ryan's hand is on a MOLAR of a mastodon!
Hard to see, but this was a display of fossils you…

Only Me

I can not wait to blog about the first day of school. I am sure I will have many tales to tell! However, I must first tell a few tales of my own.

Yesterday our day was planned out for a little business and a lot of fun. I had to meet Emily's new teacher in the morning, and then in the afternoon we were going to The Western Archeology and Paleontology Museum. It is a fairly new museum and yesterday it was free for locals like us. It wasn't going to be a crazy day, just a busy and fun one.

The rule of thumb is, at least for me, nothing really ever goes according to plan. Rich and I are in the market for a new house--we are renting right now. And we actually have three realtors helping us now!! Well yesterday, our number three(third times the charm?) showed me a house that we are interested in. It's a short sale. Which means a big pain the fanny and a lot of paper work. I went and saw it. I really liked it. Told Rich about it, and we put a bid on it! Now the real …

My Life According to The Monkees

I have been tagged once again! Emmy has tagged me with a fun game where you pick your favorite artist/singer and answer each question with a song title by said artist/singer. It is quite tricky. Who else would I pick,but my four favorite guys! I actually have done this before, but the questions were a little different on this one, so I didn't totally cheat. Hahaha.

THE RULES: Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Repost as "my life according to (band name)"

Pick your Artist:
The Monkees

Describe yourself:
No Time

How do you feel:
Don't Call On Me

Describe where you currently live:
Pleasant Valley Sunday

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
I'd Go the Whole Wide World

Your favorite form of transportation:
Take a Giant Step

Your best friend:
Daydream Believer

You and your best friend are:
We Were Made For Each Other

What's the weather like:
Shades of Grey

Favorite …


My BFF, Lou and I when we were 15 and 16. It was her sweet 16, and her mom was plotting a surprise party. She wanted me to invite her to spend the night the night before so she would be able to make all the necessary preparations. I was excited to not only have her spend the night, but to be part of this great secret plot! Funny thing, I can not remember for the life of me, what I gave her for her birthday. I digress. I called her on that Friday afternoon and asked her if she could spend the night.

"I don't think I can." came her sad response.
"why?" I asked, knowing full well she could.
"Because my mom grounded me for life." again, I am unable to recall what her offense was. I need to ask her! Not knowing how to convince my BFF to try anyway, we talked a bit more and then got off the phone. About 5 minutes later, her mother called.

"Why didn't she ask me?" Linda asked.
"She said you grounded her for life." I told her.

Hot Fudge Sundae

Who doesn't love a hot fudge sundae? I guess there those among us who are just odd, or perhaps have some terrible allergy that prohibits them from eating such decadent desserts. Whatever the reason: allergies or otherwise, I guess that is more for me. (Insert evil laughter)

This recipe came from my Grandma Jo. It came from an old cookbook of hers. My mom can not remember the name of cookbook, however she remembers originally the sauce was made with a fudge cake. They just used it for ice cream sundaes. It's a little time consuming, but sooo worth it in the end.

1 stick of margarine or butter
1 Cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can of evaporated milk
2 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp of vanilla

Melt margarine and chocolate chips together. Add evaporated milk and powdered sugar. Bring to a boil; stirring constantly. Once it starts boiling, continue to stir--constantly--and boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add the vanilla. Let sit for about 15 minutes so it is not sca…