Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
My handsome nephew
I only have two school days left, and boy am I glad! I don't think any of us teachers have any more patience and the students lost their control a week or two ago ... I am feeling really stressed right now with school and home repairs. I normally don't stress about finances, but it's been on my mind a lot lately. Almost like it could become an overwhelming fear if I let it. I suppose I need to have a good crying/praying time to just let it go. I think I am a super hero sometimes and can handle everything...
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
I asked Cleo if she wanted momma to take her picture, and she came over to me wagging her tail. So this one's her pose.
We spent this morning working outside. Roy had to wash off egg that had been baked onto our house. (Yes, I know a stove is more practical for frying eggs, but I just couldn't resist.) Then he fixed a part of our roof and cleaned the gutter. I planted some new flowers right beside my vegetable garden, hoping to draw some bees to pollinate my squash. I haven't seen a single bee in our yard. Afterward we mowed and edged the lawn, trimmed some branches, watered the lawn, and turned the dirt in the horseshoe pits. Whew! What a morning! Why I am sitting here typing? ... I need to go eat and nap!
Friday, May 18, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
After three coats of red paint, this is the final product. Don't you love it?! We do. It is such an easy fix for the dingy paneling. I still have to paint the opposite wall in the kitchen, and I am going to paint the cabinets and trim a bright, glossy white. Oh, and yes, that is a towel on our ceiling. It is covering a hole that has been there since Oct., I think, when our friendly neighborhood mouse decided to chew threw a rubber connector and cause a leak.
I can hardly wait for school to be out! I have three boys that are making me crazy (though the margarita on the rocks helped me deal), and a group of snobby girls that are making each other crazy. I am so glad I am not in middle school anymore. It's easy to forget how hard it is at that age. They have to make so many decisions about friendships ... I don't look back at my middle school years as good ones, for sure, but I did learn much about myself.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Today Roy came home from work and asked me to put my shoes on and help him unload "this thing." I thought it was just wood for a framing project he's been working on, but it wasn't. It was a covered swing! I was so excited. Then he spent the next couple of hours putting it together and fighting mosquitoes. What a guy.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Roy and I saw Spiderman 3 today! It was great. A very complicated plot compared to the first two, but well worth the money to see it. Have you noticed that Harry looks like James Dean? The resemblance is uncanny. I cried, of course, whenever Tobey Maguire cried, but he has always brought me to tears.
I finished most of our walls in the kitchen today. I hope to paint the walls behind the fridge and stove this week. The red sure brings color to the room.
School will be over in about 2.5 weeks ... I can hardly wait to be free at last.