2009/236: Happy Day
Today is the first day of school… Melissa is starting 8th grade, and Sara is in 1st grade.
Plans are to drop the kids off at school and then head to the movies with Amber to see The Timetraveler’s Wife… and then head to the gym to work out before it’s time to pick up the kids from school.
and yes, the heart and smiley on the grapes are real.
Is a little cooperation too much to ask??
Wait… don’t answer that!
I was trying to take some pictures of Sara, for her Valentine’s cards, and of course this is typical of my little goofball.
(Focus IS supposed to be on the heart)
I ♥ Christmas
Another handmade ornament. This one is from two years ago, when I bought the plain glass ornaments at Michaels and painted them. This particular one was painted with sparkly paint first, and then I painted the Christmas tree. You can use regular acrylic paint, just be sure to let it dry completely.
“Weisser Winterwald” by Peter Alexander
Ahhh, Texas summer! Predicted high for today: 105 F, according to our local NBC station. Thinking cool thoughts (with the help of my cell phone wallpaper) just isn’t working.
Tale Of The Earring
No vacation is complete without a few souvenirs, right? When we were at the Grand Canyon, I found this really pretty pair of Earrings and bought them. … along with a few other little things. Back in the car, I dug them out of the bag and wore them. And of course I wore them again the next day. I don’t wear earrings very often because a lot of them start hurting/itching, but these didn’t bother me at all, which I was very happy about. So we find a hotel sometime late that afternoon and decide to just walk over to the restaurant and get dinner to take back to the hotel room and eat. There were two fast food places and Greg went to the one, while the kids and I went to the other, and met back at the hotel. Sometime after dinner, I take my watch, rings and earrings off…… and realize that I was missing one of the earrings!!! Lost, only one day after I bought them! We searched the whole room – nothing! Greg went and searched the hallway and outside, even asked at the front desk to see if anyone had turned in an earring. Nope. Then I walked over to the fast food place and asked if anyone found it, searched everywhere – nothing. We searched again the next morning, and asked again at the front desk, but the earring was nowhere to be found. I still had a glimmer of hope left, because there was a small chance that it might have fallen into the suitcase between the clothes, but I was going to wait until we got home to look. Too much work, to take everything out and put it back. LOL
Fast forward to the very last day of vacation, when we stopped at The Big Texan Steak Ranch. They had a gift shop next to the restaurant and while Greg waited with the kids until they finished eating, I went to browse through the gift shop and waited for them to meet me there. I came to a small jewelry display with earrings and necklaces and on one side I saw the familiar blue color of my single little earring. Was it possible? At first I found a pair that was similar, but it didn’t look like they had the exact same ones…. when near the bottom I saw them! MY earrings!! Needless to say, I bought them, and now I have a complete pair, plus an extra one. It’s twin is still lost somewhere, unfortunately.
Things I Love – part 5
♥ ♥ ♥ Hearts ♥ ♥ ♥
I’m beginning to think that the “good” pictures of her are really the outtakes, since this captures her personality perfectly.
She’ll be starting kindergarten in the fall and I can already hear the phone ringing every single day, and her teacher telling me that she’s acted out in class – again – and to please explain to her (again!) that this is NOT clown school.