Thursday, May 27, 2010

 so I've been kinda productive today! I finally planted my two mater plants for outside and my basil for the kitchen. then I went looking for scone recipes and found an easy one with high ratings. they're really good! I had 3 I think and Garret had like 4. Sarina ate one. got a whole plate for everyone else! I think the recipe says it makes 8, but heck no! I got at least 16 and these are big ones! triangle shaped sized about 4" long, 2-3" across at the widest part.

when I make them for K's party, I'm going to use a small cutouts (thinking of using my alphabet letter cutouts) for them. they puff up too and putting a smidge of strawberry jam on them? yeah baby!

tried a cucumber mint recipe for tea sandwiches...  so not doing that one! sticking with things like the chic salad, egg salad, etc!

I got my cheshire cat drawn today, now to cut it out and paint it 

S and G have been good today. a few meltdowns as is normal, but good. found a preschool game for G on the puter and he's been enjoying that. Sarina too, though she does like clicking random things too often so I'm closing out odd computer windows. 

the days gone rather slow. I guess cause I didnt have to go in town (preschool) today. seems like I have a ton of time. LOL

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I've been painting my kitchen this week! finally decided the colors I wanted to go over that awful flower crap on my wall! got it done tonight and I'm super pleased with the results! I feel like we have a grown up kitchen now LOL! I do have pics, just gotta unload them and upload. next I'll finally start on my bathroom I think. I got the drywall tape this week so I can at least get the strips off my walls and fix those. I want to do the bathroom in lite blues and greens, like an ocean feel. 

so update on the week. hmmm, it'll probably be skippy, but here goes: C had 3 games yesterday! 2 first with the high school in the city. they lost both, but got back in time for me to pick him up and run him to the park for the park game (they got a late start). they ended up winning that one (yay, their 2nd win!!)

yesterday we also had an unexpected animal visitor. katlyn about tripped over a raccoon in the back yard!  it was during the day too. so odd! I got pics of it as well, not often you see a raccoon in the daytime. of course something had to be wrong with it to be hanging out like it was. seriously, it woulndt run from us or anything. I tried calling animal control, but they left at 3 (it was 4 by this time), sheriffs office was working on getting a cage when papaw got off work and just brought his pistol over. the sheriff did say distemper was going around really bad in the raccoons right now and obviously this little guy had something wrong with it. I was really worried garrett would try to go grab it or something (it was that lethargic!). papaw took care of it for us. sad yes, but cant have it hanging out here waiting to die, KWIM?

tomorrow katlyn has a band concert that I'm going to have to miss because I'm scheduled to work stupid concessions at the high school field at the same time.  freaking figures! she'll be basically right beside me cause she'll be at the HS gym, but man.

dh is having issues with one of his bosses at work. this guy really needs his head checked. everybody down there thinks he has a split personality and he's been giving his Mr. Hyde to dh lately! dh is laying it on the line tomorrow with all three bosses. we'll see what happens. he has places to go if he loses this job and I'll support him. no reason to deal with people calling you a liar and that you're wrong about your job 90% of the time, especially when DH is the one 90% of contractors ASK to work for them!  whatever it takes, I want my man happy in his job. 

I'm sure there's more, but that's the highlights I guess. oh, FIL is to be in tomorrow sometime. not sure how long he's staying, probably just through the weekend.

only one week of school left!

Friday, May 07, 2010

dh got home tonight! he has to go back next week for a couple of days.

the rest of this school year will be interesting! the kids were informed yesterday (and parents) that they'll be going to school on 2 saturdays! the 15th and 22nd! wow! I've NEVER had a saturday school day. of course they're complaining "I'm not going!" it'll be interesting to see how many kids actually show up on those days. 

C has a baseball tourney tomorrow all day in the neighboring county. gotta have him at the school about 8 am. he and dh are at a varsity game tonight.

in fun news, when losing weight its one thing to see it on your scale at home, its another when you see it other places! at the gym yesterday I've dropped 7 lbs from my highest I've weighed on them since I started going!! that felt GOOD to see tHAT scale go down!
then on the Wii today I did my Wii fit checkin and it was -5+ lbs since my last checkin.  that was the first time I met a goal on that thing  of course it tells me I should weigh about 132 and yeah, I weighed 135 in high school, but I just dont see that happening in this body now : but as long as I'm moving down on the scales, I'm happy!

tonight was a true test! we went to eat Chinese food! ack!! LOL! I stuck to meats and veggies, didnt get any starches and had jello for a dessert, water to drink of course. I'm full, but I didnt leave there feeling like my tummy was about to explode! and it was only the 2nd time I've eaten today, so hopefully it wont set me back.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


thought I'd post that we're doing well up here. we were hit with the same rain as Nashville that caused the flooding this past weekend, but we got about 12" while the Nashville area got about 15", plus with them being on the Cumberland and all...
we were out of school for 2 days due to impassable roads and flood conditions. We have at least two major creeks/rivers that I can think of running through our town, so flooding was pretty bad in several areas. I dont think anyone was hurt or lost in our area though, thank God.
Nashville area was not so lucky. If your local news hasnt been talking about it, look it up and see the damage, its terrible down there! a lot of loss and disaster and still waiting for the waters to go down.


 so we do have school today!  they had to reroute for some neighborhoods and areas and are going to work with those that dont feel safe driving in still. still a number of impassable roads here and even a few neighborhoods that have water in or up to the houses. 
if anyone is interested, I linked a friends photos in my FB of pics around nashville. dh got pics on his camera yesterday going back to work, but he's heading to SC today and I dont think he left his camera here, so I'll have to get them this weekend.