Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Sometimes you feel like doing nothing, and you do nothing. That's a relaxing place to be.

Sometimes you feel like doing nothing, and you should be doing something. That's an uneasy place to be. At least for me.
I haven't felt much like doing anything today. I didn't want to be at work. I didn't want to go to the gym. Or wash laundry, or do dishes. Nothing today was where I wanted to be.
Today I just kinda was. And I don't know why.
All I did want to do was put my feet in the bright green grass of our schoolyard at recess.
So I did. And then I realized I DID want to do something.
Only 36 WUMs.

Monday, March 30, 2009


Pink flowers from my yard can ne'r compete with the loveliness of a bright yellow Easter duck made with love by Mary E...
ain't he the CUTEST???
My kiddos have the BEST art teachers!

Sunday, March 29, 2009


This is my new blue mixing bowl, technically bought to replace my almost nineteen-year-old blue bowl that is seen in the background.
But I just couldn't part with the old one. It's mixed a lot- A LOT- of pancake and brownie batter. And a few cupcakes. Oh, and waffle batter.
I DO like my new bowl. It's bright and retro and bigger and still has its silicone suction-thingy on the bottom...
"Keep friendships that have stood the test...new is good, but old is best."

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Our seven-year-old cousin's KungFu Panda KARATE Party!

Friday, March 27, 2009


Mary E and I dressed up her Barbies in very glamy-retro-funk looks tonight.
This inspired her to start her own BLOG.
(And this post is my shameless plug...go check it out and leave her a comment, please! She'd be ThRiLlEd!)

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Are you ready for THIS?
I can't wait!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Today it was cloudy and drizzly...

so I bring you a bit of SuNsHiNe, in the form of teeny-tiny ornamental ORANGES!
We have two big trees that the previous owners planted...they are always a topic of conversation when someone new comes over to visit.
We give away many tiny oranges, but we don't recommend you eat them. But they do smell lovely!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Aaahhh...spring has SpRuNg!

Monday, March 23, 2009


This stained glass piece was made for me by one of my four-year-old student's parents from a few years ago.
I love the view out my kitchen window. I love my kitchen. I love my retro house.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


This was taken at church today of one of my favorite little friends...
All I could think was, "Jesus loves the little monkeys..."

Saturday, March 21, 2009


My dad's new toy...

(Can you see my oldest son's shadow? Can you guess where he spent his Saturday?)

Friday, March 20, 2009


I had a crazy craving today for something I haven't had in a LONG time...Oriental Cuisine's egg rolls!!!
They are SO DELISH, and yes, I ate them ALL.
All eight of them. With duck sauce.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


A beautiful day at the fun park...Happy Birthday, Jacob!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


...and the "after"!


Don't you LOVE LOVE my retro metal chairs??? (I think I have a *thing* about chairs right now.)
And Happy 12th Birthday, Jakey! We celebrate tomorrow...so...
stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


We spent Monday of spring break overhauling Mary E's room...
Today we went to Walmart and to Lowe's- twice. We did wear green today, but we also spent some green. Just doin' our part to feel Irish.
Here's the "before" photo...
stay tuned.

Monday, March 16, 2009


This is the chair I got on Saturday. It's old, but it's comfortable. The kids love it. coach sal?...well, he loves me.

No better way to spend the first day of spring break than in front of the TV, curled up in a chair, eating strawberries...and no worries...

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Jacob enjoyed his birthday lunch at Granny and Opa's- spaghetti and strawberries/angel food cake!
We all ate the chocolate...yum!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

03.13.09 and 03.14.09

No photos, sorry.

I think I was decompressing as we begin our spring break...I remember being in my pajamas early on Friday night and thrift shopping on Saturday. (You can see a picture of the retro chair I bought for $20 on 03.16.09!)

Aaahhh...no school for a week...

Thursday, March 12, 2009


7:20 a.m., in the school parking lot.
(Shouldn't I be in bed when the moon's out???)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Today was Jacob's first track meet- ever!
He competed in the long jump and the 100 meter...I got him in the air (above) and he's the second from the left in the 100 (below). He also did the 200 meter.
I'm so proud of him for trying something *new*- and he's only eleven!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Today was the faculty-student basketball game.
And this is coach sal, whippin' up on some middle schoolers- he scored and the teachers won!
Ain't he a stud???

Monday, March 9, 2009

03.08.09 and 03.09.09

Ok, this isn't funny anymore.

I was SICK SICK on Sunday.

Short version- I have IBS-C, and my gut decided to go nuts. I think it was a combination of being out of town last week and the meds from the flu.

I was in bed and in the bathroom all day Sunday.

And then I went to work on Monday. And ate bananas, rice, and grits.

Nothing was picture-worthy. TRUST ME.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Mary E and I painted our toes red in honor of the first warm spring day.
And then we went shopping.
Can you tell we're feeling better?

Friday, March 6, 2009


Ok, I know it looks like David is crying or something, but he wasn't.
And the van was NOT moving.
But he was pretending that the van WAS moving and that he was running and trying to keep up with us. It was actually very funny. Jacob, Mary E and I were laughing hysterically.
David is the jokester- he's pretty good at being funny.
You should hear him impersonate Mitch Hedburg.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Today Mary E and I went back to school. Finally.

And this was my usual afternoon snack as I sat in front of the computer- kettle corn.
Sweet and salty.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


This was actually taken yesterday on the way home from the doctor's office.
All she wanted was chocolate chip mint ice cream.
So I obliged.
And then I took a picture.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


We are still sick...
I had to take Mary E in today, because her fever SPIKED this afternoon...they thought she might have the flu...AGAIN!
Thankfully it's just a virus. I guess she and I will still be home tomorrow.
God's way of telling me to REST.

Monday, March 2, 2009

03.01.09 and 03.02.09

On Friday night at Ladies' Retreat I got sick with the gallopping grunge.

And then Sunday I drove home and went to bed. (no photo)

And Monday I went to the dr and went to bed. (no photo)

See what happens when MOMS GET SICK?

Life stops. :o)