Monday, August 31, 2009

A Day Late & A Dollar Short

The closer it gets to Rob coming home, the more I get loopy. Can't seem to settle to anything. Can't concentrate or finish things well. Ugh. But - Great news! School started today.
Okay, to start - funny thing I didn't even realize. First day of school, my friend takes pics of her kids - I take pic of their lunch. What a mom I am. But - their lunch, (boys only as Ivy had 1/2 day):
3 Onigiri - 1 ea w/ honey turkey, smoked turkey & roast beef. shaped egg slices, grapes, cream cheese stuffed cherry tomatoes, gouda & some other kind of cheese heart, p.b. sandwich cookies.
Sent those boys off with a good start to the year. Ivy is thrilled with her new teacher - half a day & she loves her. Whew. Zach has no complaints & Robin has a couple of issues, but will talk to the counselor tomorrow & if needs me, I'll be there in two shakes of a lambs tail. He got a couple of classes didn't request, only one he REALLY has a problem with. I said no big - we'll get it fixed. But surprisingly, he decided to stick w/ other mistake & stay in Chorus. I was floored, never would have guessed. They had to audition today & teacher said he had a good voice. Two bits of praise from a stranger & he is sold. (I also think the fact that the class is primarily female helped his decision a bit.) Also, I FINALLY added the Tropical Islands pics to flickr, but you have to be either a friend or family as contact to view since not just us.. They were just slapped up there, so not even labeled - just numbers.
Well, short as this is, I need to get some sleep as it is a school night (YEA!) & have lunches to prep in AM. Tchuss! :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


"In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies."

~Katie from Horton Hears a Who

just some updates on my life:
  • I hope that everyone is having a GREAT day.
  • I just got finished uploading over 100 new photos.
  • I am also finally up to date on my ratings on Swap-bot.
  • Saturday we are heading up to Tropical Islands for Ivy's birthday.
  • Tomorrow I'm going looking for a waterproof camera case. cross your fingers that I can find one.
  • Also, have put in a request for a Navigon at the Power Zone. Have decided to get it for an early Anniversary present. Figure it's a great gift - I won't get lost & Rob won't have to worry.
Hope all is well & will talk to you all again.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

additional awesomeness

2 more things, both videos - enjoy!

Randomness plus some link-y love

First and foremost, I gotta say I am Loving my water cooler. It is so, so, so awesome. I didn't think I'd have much use for the hot water feature right now, but am loving it. Have drunk enough cups of tea in last 2 days that I can slosh when I walk - Heaven :)
Haiku to my water cooler:

I love my cooler
it delivers hot and cold
to quench all my thirst.

You will notice in my last few posts, I have been illustrating my blog. The problem is I have miss-placed my real sketchbook, so have resorted to using a small notebook for the time being, so bear with the lines. We were going to go see the rock musical at the theater yesterday, but the entire family decided we'd rather be bums. Except Ivy, she ran off to play with friends. The rest of us chill-axed in front of the tv/computer. I am now to last 3 episodes of Inuyasha. Anime is one thing that is pretty reliable for being able to access no matter where you are. It is very frustrating that I can't access free videos on-line through the networks b/c of being in Europe - some kind of copy-right thing. Now for the links:

I may be all for earth-friendly, eco-conscious stuff, but there are some things that are just way too much. Examples:
reusable toilet wipes - to replace toilet paper
crocheted / handmade reusable tampons & pads (2 different links)
Is there anything you can contribute to this over-the-top green movement, please comment, I would love to see what else is out there. I am fascinated.

Have you ever seen National Geographic's Infinite photograph? Prepare to putter away some time as you keep clicking to see what's next. It is just amazing.

I love the Junior Society. I am not sure where I first saw them referenced, but have never regretted signing up for their newsletter. I am always finding out about fun and interesting things through them. Recent: First - doodlebread - how cool is that? 2nd- did you know that Tim Burton was remaking Alice in Wonderland? I can NOT wait til that comes out. There is much more, but I will leave that to you to browse at your liesure.

If you feel like doodling, how about a giraffe? This guy is trying to collect one million giraffes all drawn by hand, it's pretty cool. just draw, take a pic (or scan) of your drawing & upload it to the site & you're done.

That's it for today, I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend & enjoying your summer.