Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
This gazebo will be easily disassembled in the fall and put away for the winter, hopefully allowing a few more summers of use. We will also be able to take it with us if we ever decide to go camping.
Mom and Dad, and Alli and Chris came over this afternoon, and we barbequed hamburgers for an early dinner. Amy made a macaroni salad and Mom brought a jello salad, so we had a very nice picnic sort of dinner. I did quite a bit a house cleaning this morning, even spent some time washing windows, so I feel pretty good about that.
I've done some more stitching on my current project as you can see below.
Not alot, but it's getting there. I bought the movie National Treasure 2 yesterday, and hope to get some more stitching done this evening while watching the DVD. I didn't see this movie in the theater, so I have been looking forward to seeing it for quite some time. Lizzie's piano recital is tomorrow evening, and the rest of the week promises to be busy, but I'm glad there are only four days of work until the next weekend!!!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
It was so hot here yesterday, about 95 degrees, that I was about ready to crawl into the water with her!!! It's 20 degrees cooler today and now there is a high overcast, so it is actually very pleasant.
Friday, May 16, 2008
22 years ago today I was in the hospital having a baby. On Mother's Day. Only one other lady and I were privileged in 1986 at St. Alphonsus' Hospital in Boise, Idaho, to be giving birth on Mother's Day. Yeah, it was cool. The paper had a big write up about mothers giving birth on Mother's Day that year, but the lady they used for pictures actually had given birth the Friday before. I still don't like that she got all the glory for something that myself and another lady actually did!
Anyway, our daughter Allison Christine was born on Mother's Day. And every so many years, her birthday still falls on Mother's Day. This year is one of those years. Happy Birthday dear daughter! But this Mother's Day is even more special, because a few weeks ago, Alli discovered that she and hubby Chris are expecting their first baby!!! (Woo Hoo! I'm going to be a Grandma again!!!) So this year, on Mother's Day, on her birthday, she gets to celebrate HER first Mother's Day as a Mother to be. Can it get any more wonderful than that???
Allison and Christopher on their Wedding Day, Sept. 10, 2005.
My very first laptop computer. Ah well, it's a big deal for me. It literally is 6 times more powerful and three times the hard drive size than the desk top we bought three years ago. And it even cost less than the desk top too! I am enjoying it so much, while still figuring out all the new bells and whistles. I am finding, so far, that Windows Vista is very nice to use...it seems much smarter and anticipates my needs far better than Windows XP. I am sure there are still some bugs that they need to work out, but I am impressed after the first week. My only complaint, which I believe happens with most laptops, is that when I bring it outside on the patio the screen gets very hard to see. Not complaining though! I LOVE being able to use the computer where ever I want to! My family also bought me a small cordless mouse to use with it, a new router for excellent internet reception, and even a spiffy carrying case for travel. I feel very spoiled, and very happy!!!
Von, this one is for you...this is the little flowering plant you brought me last year when you came to visit. It's doing really well this year right by the front door and I admire it everytime I go in or out:
We have a large hole in our side yard waiting for the septic cleaning truck to come. We didn't realize that there would be a three week waiting list for this service or we wouldn't have dug the hole so soon. I just hope we don't get a deluge of rain between now and then or we will have that pond I've been wanting. It's just not in the right spot though!!! LOL!
School is winding down for Lizzie, and I know she is looking forward to being done for the summer. I think that history is done now and maybe one other subject. Just in time to spend extra time practicing for that piano recital in less than 10 days. She doesn't want to talk about that! She will be playing "Turkey in the Straw". This will be quite a large recital as her teacher is combining forces with another teacher...so there will be over 30 people performing. Thankfully they are supposed to all be short songs!!! Tuesday night the 27th, Mom and Dad you are invited, but the invitation says one must stay for the WHOLE THING!!! Think hard and long about that before you respond!! Double LOL!!!
So that's it for now. Stay tuned for the next post. Hopefully within the hour!!!