Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Well, starting today, I'm on a quest to make them fit. WOW don't I sound tough ... when actually I've started exercising. G started his Swim Team this morning ( yawn, way too early) and I have to be at the Y for 2 hours waiting for him. I'll exercise for at least 1 1/2 hours of that time.
Those Capri's will fit SOONER rather than later!
Monday, May 30, 2011
Since it was the just the 2 of us, we parked frontward and sat in the comfy car seats. Yeah, it sounded like a great idea until we started fogging up the windows. We had the windows down already, even though the weather was chilly. So we started wiping down the front window until the condensation started on the outside. We were parked forward with our big SUV lights pointed right into some little car's back window, not a real big deal until I needed to turn the car on ..... and lights automatically come on! I didn't want to blind the people in front of us so G just hung his head out the window for the last 20 minutes of the movie. I think I can watch the last 20 minutes of the movie and swear I've never seen it... .I've heard it but I couldn't see it.
I really liked it. I really really like it! It's not heavy, it's a light fun read.
I thought the characters were engaging, the plot is grabbing, just when I thought I knew what I wanted to happen, my opinion would change AND just when I thought I knew what was about to happen there would be a twist.
I have not seen the movie but I've read enough about the movie to know that it's not the book.
I like this so much that I went to the used bookstore (that was having a great sale) to find more by Emily Giffen! Now I have a small pile of books by her! Summer reading here I come!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
April first, I was inspired to have our Women's organization start collecting items to make Hygiene Kits. For the past 2 months we have slowly but surely collected enough items to make 20 kits.
Then a Tornado hit Joplin, MO.
All day Monday I wondered how to get our Hygiene kits to Joplin.
After Praying about this,
and then pondering my options.
I received an email from someone that had
someone in the Joplin area and Our Hygiene Kits could go.
We had enough supplies to complete 20 kits
but after the word got out we quickly were able to
put together 40 kits plus a SUV full of other Hygiene items
and a small car full of food!
I'm so proud of the women around me!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Grandpa still had to get the hook out!
I sat in the boat reading and just generally enjoying the beauty of the day.
My grandpa signed up for the Navy to learn how to work big machinery (Bulldozers). When he got to his first post they needed someone to cook, so he was moved into the Kitchen (I believe he said he volunteered to work in the kitchen). All of my life my grandpa cooked super for he and my grandma. I always thought that was odd.
When the war broke out at Pearl Harbor, he was sent to clean up the aftermath.
He knows what is playing next week so if he wants to go he needs to watch his grumpiness!
So Far So Good
Yes, G is moving out of Elementary school and right on Middle school!
This was an exciting night we got to roam the school.
See the band room, the art room, the music room and tech room
We both loved the tech room! It's a more like a career education room. It has stations where they learn about all different things (ie: laundry, robotics, crime lab, weather, cooking etc it seemed to me to be the modern day home economics class for both boys and girls) A bonus for me the students get bonus if their parents come and participate. Yea, G will get his bonus points.
They have a 6th grade wing so they aren't really mingled with the 7th and 8th grade. this is good 'cuz there is a huge difference in 6th grade boys and 8th grade boys. They will change classes among the 6th grade teachers. There are 2 male teachers and G has picked one that he wanted for his homeroom.
He had more confidence that he is ready to move up in the fall now!
I had worried that this won't be fun for the them, but thanks to Ms Nicely (museum volunteer). It was GREAT!
Bus Ride up with G's friends
Eating lunch over looking the sculpture of the Thinker
My Little Group
G in front of the Original Rules to Basketball
this is the closest I could take a picture of them!
We learned that Crickets have been kept as pet for centuries in China
They even have cricket fights.
This is a display of ancient Pet Cricket accessories.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
*Greatest Mother's day gift I could have asked for!
* Couldn't shave my legs!
* "It's a kids life"
* Cat Crazy
* landscaping vs heavy duty nylon straps
* I'll just teach THAT tree!
* orientating G
* "Something Borrowed"
* Excuse me, but you fit last summer