Thursday, April 30, 2009

We have a bird nest in one of our hanging baskets with three little eggs!!!! Exciting!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I went to the spring game with Sharon, Mariah, Karboy, and the kids. We got awesome seats in the front row of the C deck. We had so much fun!
It was a loooong walk to the stadium...

The red team

the gray team

It was a great day for a football game! Too bad I had to go home and work on the basement :-(

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

my favorite fail blog video...

Friday, April 17, 2009


Jeff Foxworthy .............on School Employees

  • YOU might be a school employee if you believe the playground should be equipped with a Ritalin salt lick.

  • YOU might be a school employee if you want to slap the next person who says, 'Must be nice to work 8 to 3:30 and have summers off.

  • YOU might be a school employee if it is difficult to name your own child because there's no name you can come up with that doesn't bring high blood pressure or negative feelings as it is uttered.

  • YOU might be a school employee if you can tell it's a full moon or if it's going to rain, snow, hail....anything!!! Without ever looking outside.

  • YOU might be a school employee if you believe, 'shallow gene pool' should have its own box on a report card.

  • YOU might be a school employee if you believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, 'Boy, the kids sure are mellow today.'

  • YOU might be a school employee if when out in public, you feel the urge to snap your fingers at children you do not know and correct their behavior.

  • YOU might be a school employee if you have no social life between August and June.

  • YOU might be a school employee if you think people should have a government permit before being allowed to reproduce.

  • YOU might be a school employee if you wonder how some parents MANAGED to reproduce.

  • YOU might be a school employee if you laugh uncontrollably when people refer to the staff room as the 'lounge.'

  • YOU might be a school employee if you encourage an obnoxious parent to check into charter schools or home schooling and are willing to donate the U-HAUL boxes should they decided to move out of district.

  • YOU might be a school employee if you think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.

  • YOU might be a school employee if you can't imagine how the ACLU could think that covering your students chair with Velcro and then requiring uniforms made out of the corresponding Velcro could ever be misunderstood by the public.

  • YOU might be a school employee if meeting a child's parent instantly answers this question, 'Why is this kid like this?'

  • YOU might be a school employee if you would choose a mammogram over a parent conference.

  • YOU might be a school employee if you think someone should invent antibacterial pencils and crayons...and desks and chairs for that matter!

  • YOU might be a school employee if the words 'I have college debt for this?' has ever come out of your mouth.

  • YOU might be a school employee if you know how many days, minutes, and seconds are left in the school year!
Before and after of my out-of-control starter seeds :-) pumpkins and watermelons

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Getting the house ready to sell... Bill did a bunch of landscaping out side and we cleaned like crazy inside. I'd be excited if we got to move but also sad. I love our little house!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sharon and I met at Easton and ate at Mr. Sushi for lunch! It was delicious! We got a spicy tuna roll (the BEST spicy tuna around), volcano roll (yummy baked one), crazy roll (mmmm), and the one with fish on top (can't remember the name, but we picked all the fish off of the top- it was too fishy:-). I highly recommend Mr. Sushi! It's priced decently and delicious!

Thanks to Palmer, I caught this beautiful sunrise this morning! :-)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Shannon and Roscoe came over to play. They had so much fun playing and running while we enjoyed some wine :-). Brin, Palmer and Roscoe are now best friends.

Very tough and mean ;-)

Brin after... Zzzzzzzz

Sammy did NOT like another dog in HER house!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

April 7th, 2009. My compost tumbler is frozen :-(

Friday, April 03, 2009

anyone really good at using photoshop? I've been messing around with it but some of the stuff looks kinda freaky... I need to take a class or something.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

So I've decided I need to be more green. I want to have a compost pile, but with 3 very nosey dogs, I'm not sure that's such a good idea. I get online and start looking up compost containers and get an idea for a compost tumbler... It's easier to move and turn the compost, so it's supposed to take less time. I started with a garbage can and drilled some big holes in it (all by myself :-)...

Like that...

I cut up some wire mesh and super glued it on the holes... hope it stays on there!

I put some leaves in (need to collect some kitchen scraps)...

I bungee'd the top on...
side note: THANK GOODNESS for all the warnings attached to the bungee cord:
  • Stretch cord carefully, uncontrolled release can cause severe injury to unprotected body parts, particularly eyes.
  • Keep face out of the direct path of a bungee cord in case it suddenly snaps back.
  • Do not stretch cord more than 50% of its original length (Example: 24 in. cord stretch 36 in. to maximum).
  • Overstretching cord can cause hook failure, resulting in sudden uncontrolled release.
  • Wear safety glasses when attaching and releasing.
  • Secure hooks carefully. Do not attach hook by its tip.

Who knows what could've happened had I not been warned and put on the appropriate eye wear!!!

I secured the lid and rolled.

Time spent: about an hour

Money spent: about $15

I'll follow up later and let you know if it was all worth it...

Any thoughts, pros, cons?

Sledding (01-09)

Bill came to Coshocton for the snow days and we went sledding. We took Palmer with us and almost ran over him a time or two. We also ran into a shed at the bottom of the hill, but everyone was alright! We had so much fun!
We love the Blue Jackets!