Friday, July 30, 2010
Yesterday I had my surgery. MK let me borrow her earbuds, and they were a big help. The procedure was pretty much painless, but I could tell it was rough. And last night, I felt rough. However, I had a wonderful prescription, and I had a good night's sleep. The throbbing pain is gone today, but I'm sore and swollen. The Big Man is calling me "Squirrel." It's accurate, because it really does look like I'm storing something in my right cheek. The doctor said the swelling will peak tomorrow. I'm just hoping it's better by Monday, because I go back to work then, and I have a lot to do.
MK is at the memorial service for her friend right now. I really wanted to go, but it wasn't possible. I'm praying that there is comfort for them all being together. Sadly, there are some hard feelings between some of the friends and family, so I'm especially praying that it will be peaceful.
And today's picture is of MK and her new hair. It looks so good on her!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
MK had good band practices last night and today. Their minds and hearts are still heavy, but they're channeling their grief into getting a lot of work done. They're amazing kids and really making us proud.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Band Camp started for MK today. She has been at guard practice for a couple of weeks, but the full band was going to practice today. I tried to sleep in, but I was up early anyway. I was sitting at the computer when my cell phone started to ring. My cell phone almost never rings. We are texters. I answered it and could barely hear MK. All I heard was her crying, a name and "killed." It was announced at band that one of their members had killed himself last night. The band is very close and often referred to as "family." It really is how we all feel about it. While she didn't know the young man well, she knew him. We all knew who he was. We just saw him at the movies Saturday night. We are still waiting to hear facts. Facebook has had a lot of information, but it's hard to separate fact from fiction. We've already heard things that we know aren't true. They're meeting again tonight. I'll go with MK. If she needs me, I'll be there. If she doesn't, I'll be there to work on my classroom.
Today's picture is of the whole band on the cruise. We love our band!!!!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
MK is spending the night with friends, and T. Willy is going on his own adventure tomorrow. He is going to spend the weekend with the Big Man's parents. I know he'll have a ball and get spoiled to death. We'll miss him, but he'll be having too much fun to miss us much.
Today was his last day of swimming lessons. He was the youngest one in his class, but he's made great improvements. He loves to show off the strokes that he learned, and we can relax just a bit more around pools with him. Here is a picture MK took of him riding in the car yesterday. Can you see how he has his iPod propped against the window?
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Now I'm waiting for the Big Man to get home from work. We're going to look at cabinets then have a little date.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Our laundry room was cluttered and boring. I was inspired to de-clutter and paint. The last project will be to take the wire shelf down and replace it with a cabinet. We're in negotiations. The Big Man is for it: it will just become his job.
I find that I always second guess paint. It's so hard to tell from a little chip. I selected a shade lighter than I thought I'd want and then regretted it. However, I'm so glad that I went lighter, because it's quite bold. It's in the Tiffany blue family, and I'm pairing it with dark brown accents. Here it is tonight. I'll try to post a picture of it again if we do the cabinet.
And now...before, during and after pictures.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
We lived in Australia when I was very young. I'm pretty sure that, when given a choice, I did every geography project in my life about Australia. Of course...it really has a special meaning for our family. This project was no different...at first. I even did a few slides about it. But I didn't save them correctly, so I was going to have to start over. It was then that I decided to try something else.
We studied Homer's "Odyssey" in my classes last year, and I really fell in love with Greece. So that's what I chose. I learned a lot about it, and it's now on my list of places to go one day...not a bucket list, because I don't want something to do and then die...I just want to find more to do!!! So, Greece is on the list.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 09, 2010
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
quite awhile. It's that time again. I need a change. Colorwise, I'd
like to go blonder. The curls, however, are my issue. I really like
them, and they do grow like this out of my head. The biggest plus for
them is that they are ridiculously low maintenance. But maybe it's
time to add a little maintenance. Maybe I should go a little
shorter...layers? Help! So I'm opening it up to you, my few but
faithful readers, and to any strangers who have some good ideas. So
there you go! Please leave a comment or email me!
P.S. I wasn't entirely honest. I wear it like this, but I usually
have the sunglasses on my head in lieu of a headband.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
been trained to automatically sneeze into his arm and not his hands to
prevent the spread of germs. I've tried to adapt that habit as well,
but I slip occasionally. He caught me in the act the other day. He
asked, "Did you sneeze into your hands?" He had obviously witnessed
it, so I apologized. Then he asked in what I would call an accusing
tone, "Do you leave the water on while you brush your teeth too?"
Monday, July 05, 2010
Sunday, July 04, 2010
Saturday, July 03, 2010
MD. We picked blueberries and fed animals and shopped at their farm
store. My mom was wanting to do some things around the house, so I
was looking for something to do with the kids. We found the perfect
thing. It was a great day, and here are pictures.