Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
My husband rocks because he bites his tongue a lot (not literally). It's such a wonderful trait, one that I do not have. Sometimes I wish I knew when to shut up instead of making things worse.
Just last night I left him a not so nice note (he worked late last night) regarding the cleanliness of(or lack there of) our office/extra bedroom. He could have returned the favor by leaving me a nasty note to find this morning or smarted off to me before I left for work. He didn't say a thing about it this morning, and no note. As I was leaving for work he said the same thing he does every morning - "I love you beautiful. Have a good day." I came home for lunch today and found him cleaning away. He still didn't comment on the note.
He's a wonderful man.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008
He weighed it when we got home. 74 pounds!! We also picked up some smaller pumpkins and some gourds. I forgot to get corn, so now I'm on the hunt for Indian corn. I played around with everything when we got home. I rearranged a few times as you can see.
I don't really like the arrangement now, but I got tired of my neighbors looking at me like I'm nuts. What? Doesn't everyone take pictures of their pumpkins, move them 2 inches, then take another picture? I'll probably be back out there tomorrow playing with them again, trying to get it to look better. I'm thinking I need a smallish scarecrow to put on the table maybe?? Any suggestions?
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
My score was a 27. I don't do so well with darker backgrounds. I clicked back onto my blogger page (it has a white background) and my eyes nearly popped out of my head. If I ever try to read blogs with a dark background, I usually have a headache or am nauseated by the time I'm finished reading. Now you have some useless knowledge about myself.
How'd you do?
Friday, September 19, 2008
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Thursday, September 18, 2008
.........I'm doing a little home school project with my kids. We want to build a small Holocaust memorial in our front yard, so that my kids can remember all the Jews/People that lost their lives. We are asking people to send us “stars.” Any kind of star, made from anything you wish. These stars will symbolize the lights that went out due to the Holocaust.If you are interested in doing this please let me know........
I decided that I would like to participate and started thinking how I would like to create my star. A little later I told Dave what I was doing as I dug through our office for some supplies. He immediately said that he would like to help out too and make his own star. I thought it was really neat that he wanted to help this family with their school project. Just another reason why my husband rocks!
If you want to participate in, or read more about My Husband Rocks!, visit Katy Lin over at the great adventure.
The Big Read is a National Endowment for the Arts program designed to encourage community reading initiatives and of their top 100 books, they estimate the average adult has read only six.
Here’s what you are supposed to do:
*Look at the list and bold those we have read.
*Italicize those we intend to read.
*Underline the books we LOVE .Share this list in your blog, too, if you like.
Ok, I browsed through these and I'm a little scared, but here it goes....
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
So there it is. I've read four of those books. I'm below average when it compared to the average adult. Always knew it. Couldn't they throw some more interesting books on there so I could feel above average?
I like to read, but obviously my taste in books differs quite drastically from the ones listed here. How about a little Baby-sitter's Club from back in the day? Ok, I'm kidding...well, kind of.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
How old is your brain?
Procedure of Flash Fabrica Game:
1. Touch 'start'
2. Wait for 3, 2, 1.
3. Memorize the number's position on the screen, then click the circle from the smallest number to the largest number.
4. At the end of game, computer will tell you how old your brain is.
Good luck !!
Click here to play.
It tells me my brain age is 25. I am 28 years old, so I guess that's okay. Wonder if the game would add about 20 years if it knew the first time I played I kept clicking the circles and trying to type in a number. After 3 screens I just couldn't figure out why it wasn't working for me, so I went back to the email to look at the directions. Eh, following directions never really was my thing.
Monday, September 15, 2008
1. Where were you 10 years ago? 10 years ago I was a freshman at SDSU. I was about 3 weeks into my first semester of college. I think I was still attending class at that point. I dropped out later that semester and moved back home. I was really disappointed in myself. The next school year I attended a technical school, then transferred back to SDSU the following year. I finally graduated in 2006 from SDSU. I wasn't (and still really am not) proud of myself when I graduated because of all of my jumping around and racking up student loan debt.
2. Whats on your to-do list today? Today I needed to make a Walmart run after school (check) and get quarters for laundry (check). Tomorrow I need to get started on our mountain of laundry.
3. What if you were a Billionaire? I'd buy a house, donate to charity, build a tuition free daycare for children of college students here in town, volunteer, hire a chauffeur for my grandma so she'd stop driving, help family, and have a personal hair stylist because I hate doing my hair (and I kind of suck at it too).
4. Name 5 places that you have lived? Ok this is going to be exciting! Ready? Alpena, Woonsocket, Brookings, and Waterown. 4 places, all in South Dakota.
5. What are 3 bad habits that you have? Worrying about things until my stomach hurts, procrastination, and swearing.
6. What kind of snack do you like? Depends...sometimes sweet is good, sometimes salty is good, and sometimes both is better.
I'm tagging anyone who reads this :o)
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
-President John F. Kennedy -
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I had to watch it twice to make sure I'd had really seen what I thought I had. My first reaction - "What the ......" My second - laughing out loud and thinking.."I need to put that on my blog!" Ok...so I'm bored.
Not sure if the red curling ribbon was suppose to be a decoration or what. There's a piece of masking tape on the bottom that says MADE BY JERRY SCHILLERSSNOWN (I'm only sure of the letters SCHILLERS, not exactly sure what it says after that) 12-1985.
I carried him around for a little while. Finally I decided at 50 cents I couldn't really go wrong. So, I brought him home, painted him, and decoupaged a piece of scrapbook paper on the front. Here's what I ended up with:
I think he's kind of cute.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
So anyway... my husband rocks because he is so thoughtful. He often does little things around the apartment just to make my life easier. For example, he has done the dishes every day this week. It might not seem like a lot, but since I came home with a huge headache every single day this week, it was a great treat for me.
He's also thoughtful in lots of other ways too. Like all the little notes and cards he gives me, by not complaining when I drag him through Hobby Lobby because he knows I love that store, all the "spa" days he does to try to relax me, all the chick flicks he has sat through with me just so we would be spending time together, and I could go on and on and on. Wow, that was a long sentence.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I love the guy in the Hawaiian shirt.
Update on my job: I'm starting to like it more. It's hard not to as I get to know the students better. Today I was working with a student who has autism. I could tell he was starting to get a little riled up so I told him what I wanted him to do and then didn't say anymore. We sat there in silence for a few minutes, then he looked at me and said, "So what do you want to do now". I just had to laugh. I told him that I was still waiting for him to do his work. He totally thought he was going to get out of doing his work because we had both just sat in there in silence. Ok, so that's probably only funny to me. But, you'd understand if you knew this student.
I've seen cute little tags on other blogs, so I thought I'd give them a try. I had picked up a pack of tags a few months ago on clearance for .25 so I figured I had room to experiment. Here's what I ended up with:
Monday, September 1, 2008
Here are a few other things I have out.
Oh! And the smell in our apartment is wonderful!! I'm using spicy pumpkin scents and it smells soooo good! If you've read my 100 list you know that I only burn/use scents that correspond with the season. I'm weird like that. I've had some Bath and Body Works wallflowers and a Scentsy bar in my closet for a few months now just waiting for fall.
So, that's it for now. Hopefully we'll be out of our financial slump soon and I'll be able to do a few fall related projects.