Archive for January 15th, 2009

Mark had the Beatles going tonight at supper.  I was quietly singing along (how can you NOT sing this one???)…

all you need is love…

all you need is love…

And then Joe asked me to stop…(his timing was impeccable)…


I adore driving them crazy.

Speaking of them:

january 15, 2009

Part of my goal with these photos is to learn more about Photoshop, so I dinked around for awhile with Actions and such-like and decided I liked the look of this action from the Pioneer Woman.  That wall in the background is actually very yellow.  I think it’s cool.

I think I’ve mentioned before that Mark has been helping to coach our elementary school’s Lego League Team.  The team gets to go to the state competition on Saturday, which is quite exciting.  Santa brought Will, Joe and Mark a Lego Mindstorm set of their very own, and tonight they decided to try to build the Scorpion Robot.  I don’t know how far they got, but they were having fun.  That’s Katie sitting on Mark’s lap, keeping an eye on everything.  Or maybe she was sleeping…

january 14, 2009

Remember how I realized in a previous post that the pictures I had thought I had taken yesterday were probably non-existant? Well, I was right. Duh. The above picture is a fake. It’s not even precisely the same as what I had taken yesterday. The picture I really wanted to use was a spread out stack of about 30 of my books, waiting to be shipped. I couldn’t retake their picture because…they got shipped. So, a stack of covers will have to suffice. It’s hard for me to imagine how many copies of those covers and books I’ve printed and punched and bound and shipped over the last 2.5 years. A lot.

january 13, 2009

And with this one, I’m now caught up on this week’s pictures. I was going to use the frosted window picture, but decided that I’m ignoring the weather right now, and would rather remember this quilt. I somewhat surreptitiously posted a link to these pictures the other day, so in case you missed them, more pics of this can be found at this post. I am extremely happy with how this quilt has turned out. I really like it when things turn out the way you expect them to.

As of this moment, school has posted a 2 hour delay.   It is just so *bad word* cold out there, and is supposed to stay that way.   It’d be nice if they could actually go to school, but we’ll see what happens.

Stay warm!



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Mark gets up at the crack of dawn, lets the dog out, and then goes downstairs to exercise.  Eventually, he returns to our bedroom to shower and get dressed for work.  I’m usually only vaguely aware of him when he gets up, and yesterday when he did, the first thing I asked was “How much snow did we get.”

“I just got up!  How should I know!”

See, I’d been dreaming, and I was absolutely positive that he had already BEEN up, and let the dog out and was back for his shower.  In fact, I was sure that the boys were up, too.

We laughed, he went about his business, and the eventual answer was A LOT.

This morning, I made sure I waited until he was back in the room for his shower before trying to ask him any stupid questions.  Like “How cold is it out there?”

His initial response was “Do you really want to know?”

I didn’t really want to know, but…what the heck.




So that’s today’s weather report.  And now, I have a bone to pick with some of my commenters.  Are you guys seriously dissing my Christmas sweater????


(I nicked the picture from my Mom’s blog, it is circa 1995)

I LOVE that sweater.

I still WEAR that sweater.  What you can’t see in the picture is the Christmas presents that are sitting under the Tree (around the bottom of the sweater).

OK, maybe I don’t LOVE it, but I do pull it out and wear it at least once during December, because get this:  the buttons are actually BELLS.  Jingle Bell Buttons.  That Jingle.  It is the most obnoxious sweater and I adore wearing it for that very reason.

So there.


And now, I need to go check on my offspring (they’ve had 1 early dismissal, 1 late start and 2 canceled days this week.  Lovely.)

And then, I need to get something done.

Stay warm!


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