Friday, June 29, 2007

friday feast #150

How many pieces of jewelry do you wear most days?
Ususally just my watch,my wedding ring and one more ring.

What is your favorite instrumental song?
I like instrumental songs but don't really have a favorite. Like to listen to classical-especially on a stressful day:)

Who has a last name that you like?
Don't really know.

Main Course
Name a popular movie you’ve never seen.
I would like to see some of the upcoming movies-Transformers,I'm sure we are going to see especially with a 7 year old son:)

Fill in the blank: Nothing makes me happylike a nice relaxing,quite day with nothing to do.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Jury Duty ???

Well, I was suppose to be at the courthouse this morning but I called last night(like I was suppose to) and they said if you are panel #24 you do not have to come in tomorrow. I was happy that I didn't have to go in but also disappointed b/c now I didn't have a day off like I was hoping. I do have only one child here today since everyone else already had back up sitters for today. So, we are going to do some things today that I normally don't get to get done.
We have to register the 2 younger girls for high school today. I just can't wait to stand in lines at the high school and wait for them to tell me what else i need to complete my registration.I have everything ready,but the way it usually goes,something goes wrong.:P I'm sorry this is not my favorite time of the year. I don't know why they want them to register soooo soon after school gets out anyway.At least they will get registered two days early. Now all we have to do is get a physical for our freshman and will be done-until it is time to register our youngest who is going to be in 2nd grade this fall. Man, summer flies by way to quick!!!!
Our two oldest girls are getting highlights today. Wish I could go get my hair done!!! I have to wait til everyone else gets theirs done and then mom gets to get her hair cut. At least they are paying for it themselves this time. Gotta love those jobs!!!!:)
Well, better get this day started. Gotta get the kids up out of bed-that ought to be a job in itself:)Maybe will have to bribe them with coffee and breakfast. They stay up way to late during the summer,but you are only young once and I think they should enjoy it while they can. There is only about 8 weeks before they go back to school.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Rockin girl blogger award

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I was given this award by my mom this weekend.I have never done one of these things before so am not sure who I should nominate. I don't have 5 people like most bloggers do but i do have a couple of people.

Rachel from Heart of Rachel She is a very kind person and I really enjoy her blog. She always leaves such kind comments and is very caring.

Also, I would give this award to Jennifer at Happy at Home. Jennifer is one of the first bloggers that I met through my mom. She is a very kind person and would love to meet her in person one day. I love reading about her every day happenings at her home.

monday madness

1. How many times a month/year do you see the sunrise?
Not that often. I do get up early in the morning but not that early:)

2. How many times a week/month do you see the sunset?
I like to watch the sunset,unfortunately where we live you can't see the full sunset from our house so we have to be out somewhere to see the sunset.

3. Do you go out at night and "gaze" at the stars?
I used to go out and look at the stars but now it is only if I am out taking the dog outside.

4. Do you ever look for star clusters, such as the big dipper, etc?
We have looked for the different stars in the sky at night. We have shown our kids the stars and told them what they were since they were little.

5. Do you look for planets at night (with or without a telescope)?
One time our friend brought out a really nice telescope and we got to see some of the planets that you normally wouldn't be able to see,and the moon looked close enough to touch. That was amazing. The girls still talk about it.

6. Are you able to see the northern lights where you live? If so, about how often do they come around?
If we go about an hour or so north of us you could see them. It has to be just the right time of the year though. Have only seen them once since we have lived here.

7. Do you like going outside during a thunderstorm and watching the lightening?
Not all the time but recently we had a really weird lightening storm and we watched it mostly from indoors since it was getting quite bad but we did go outside for a little bit to see the amazing light show.

8. Do you have any really neat weather pictures? PLEASE, feel free to share them!

This is a picture of a storm coming into town. We got quite a storm that day.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Friday Feast #149

Name a funny habit you have.
Don't know if this is considered a habit or not but I have to push the cart at the grocery store when we go shopping. Can't stand it when someone else wants to push it.
(I do let them push the cart sometimes though:)


If you could instantly know how to play a musical instrument, which one would you pick?
I would like to be able to play the guitar. I play the piano already.

How long is your hair?
Not very long.

Main Course

When was the last time you forgave someone, and who was it?
I watch kids for my job...I am always forgiving someone or settling some sort of fight.:)

What is your favorite kitchen appliance?
This one is easy.... I just got a new stove,so I would say that is my favorite appliance right now. I LOVE it!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sleep is good

Well, I finally got a full 8 hours of sleep and boy do I feel better!!! I never realized how much you need that full night of sleep until last night. I had a family for daycare that was suppose to be coming at 5:30 am but never showed up. We called them again last night and no answer.So, last night I decided that I was just going to sleep in. Of course, sleeping in for me means 6:45, but even at that I feel much much better.
Today most of my daycare kids are going to VBS for 3 hours so i can get some things done around the house(if the babies sleep). Haven't been that busy with daycare this week,which is nice to have that break. The kids that have been keeping me busy are my own teenagers. We seem to have someone extra for dinner every night and boy those teenage boys can really put away the food. We call them bottomless pits!!!!:)I don't mind them coming over though. I would rather have them here than not know where they are.
Well, time to get ready for the day. Will have the first set of kids coming in soon. Have a great Wednesday everyone.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Monday Madness

1. In your opinion, what is the perfect summer daytime temperature?
I like the temperature to be around 70-75 and not very humid. Perfect weather:)

2. What is the perfect nighttime temperature?
About 65 or so with clear skies.

3. Do you plant many flowers around your yard?
Yes!!! I love to plant flowers the more the better.

4. How much lawn do you have to mow? Do you enjoy mowing lawn?
We don't have a really big yard but enough to mow. I do enjoy mowing the lawn. I do it for the exercise.

5. Of the summer months, which is your favorite?
June of course... that is my birthday month.

6. Do you take a long vacation each summer?
Not every summer. We do take maybe a weekend trip but nothing fancy.

7. Is summer your favorite season? If so, why? If not, why not?
I think spring is my favorite season. I like summer but it just gets too hot. I like to watch the flowers and trees bloom in spring and the temperatures are almost perfect in the spring.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Photo Hunt

Am going to be taking a break from photo hunt for the summer. Family comes first before anything else so need to take a break from some things. I will still post on my blog but may be more sporadic than usual. I still visit everyone, just am not going to be on as much. Too much to do this summer and I don't want to miss out on doing things with my family .They are more important than anything!!!!
Enjoy your summer!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Thank you!!!

Thanks for all the birthday wishes everyone. It made my day:) We are celebrating my bday tomorrow evening. Going out for dinner and a movie. We are going to see Fantastic 4-The silver surfer. Hope it is good. Have been wanting to see this one.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Summer time

Can't believe how busy we have been lately. Haven't even had time to blog. I do visit other blogs occasionally but with my busy schedule this summer, I barely have time to breathe:)
We put up our pool today. It was in the 90's and the kids insisted that we put it up. It is an all day job. First you have to blow up the ring on top which is not easy in this hot weather:P then you have to get it situated right and then put the water in it-which takes a LONG time to fill. It is a 4' pool. Just enough depth to keep the kids cool.
Haven't had that many daycare kids this week. Have a couple of families on vacation so that is nice. A little break for me. Yeah!!!
Tomorrow is my birthday. Not looking forward to this one. Am starting a new decade.Out of the 30's now. Yipee-NOT!!! Oh well, guess it is just a number huh??? :) I don't feel that old.
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Stay cool!!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Monday Madness

1. Do you listen to the radio, or a CD, when you're driving in your car/truck/SUV?
Yes.I can't drive without something going. Guess I am used to the noise in the van:)

2. Do you have one of those GPS systems in your vehicle?
No, but would like to get one in our next vehicle.

3. About how many miles do you put on your vehicle in a month?
Oh man. Sometimes not that many but this last month quite a bit. We have traveled a lot in the last few weeks.

4. Do you have your oil changed regularly?
Yes. Our van reminds us when it is time to get an oil change

5. Do you take your vehicle to a car wash or do you wash it at home?
Like to take it to a car wash b/c it comes out a lot cleaner.

6. How often do you have the inside of your vehicle cleaned? Do you do it yourself or do you pay someone to do it?
We do it ourselves but sometimes use the vaccuum at the car wash. Much more powerful than our vaccuum.

7. What is the color of your vehicle?
Dark red.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Monday Madness

1. When is the last time you planned for a party/social gathering at your house?
Just this weekend..We had two graduates and had a big party at the park in town.

2. What type of event was it?
Graduation party

3. Do you enjoy hosting parties at your house, or do you find the preparation stressful?
Yes but not all the time. There needs to be time in between the parties to re-cooperate:)

4. Do you tend to have a lot more food than needed for these events, or are you pretty good about estimating how much to serve?
I had plenty of food left over this time. We had a pig roast and will be eating pork for at least the rest of this week:)

5. Some people have gatherings at their homes on a regular basis because it forces them to really CLEAN. How do you feel about this?
I know I do clean more when i have people over but that is not the reason i have parties. I clean the house b/c it needs to be cleaned. The parties are just an extra thing and I do like to have a nice looking house when I have guests.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Our weekend

I know I haven't kept up on all the friday feasts and photo hunts but we are very busy right now with "real" life. Have graduation party going on today and tomorrow I plan on just relaxing. Have been on the go since last weekend and need a break.Will join in all the blogging things next week but right now, have a great weekend. Have got a lot to do:)