Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Animal Type: Rat
Last seen: Saturday night, 5:30 pm
Where: Unnamed to protect the innocent (but not my home!)
Number of pests seen: 4
I pulled a bag of cardboard blocks off of a top shelf. When the bag hit the ground I noticed 3 holes on the side (along with a big pee stain.) I was concerned.
I was very concerned when the bag began to move on its own.
Out popped the first rat and ran under the cupboard.
Out popped the second rat as I dragged the bag to the door.
I screamed again.
Out popped the third rat as I opened the door.
I ran out of screams and just jumped around with the heebie jeebies.
Fortunately the fourth rat had the wits to wait until Austin drug the bag to the dumpster.
I've had enough of the rats, mice and bugs this spring. If its bad now I can't imagine what spider season will be like in the Fall.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
- Flush the toilet
- Wash the dishes
- Make a decent lunch
- Wash clothes
- Keep my preschooler's germy hands clean.
- Wash my hands.
- Do a myriad of other chores that require water
Due to the lack of water I've had to:
- Use rubbing alcohol to clean my hands...with a paper cut! OUCH
- Feel grimy due to lack of shower
- Go and buy water from the store so I can wash my dishes.
- Ration how many times my kids flush the toilet...a type of retro I choose not to remember fondly. (If it's yellow...let it mellow. If it's brown flush it down.)
- At 9:30 am, dress Travis and myself, wander all the way around the block to check our water valve. Only to read a notice that said: "Water will be shut off from 9 am to 5 pm on Tuesday due to authorized plumbing repairs." Um, thanks for not letting me know. Apparently, since my door is out of sight...it's out of mind too.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Long story, short, his last at bat was a last inning, two out, down by one run, bases loaded at bat. I couldn't deal with that kind of pressure. He smoked the first pitch down the third base line just foul. That told me he was looking to win this with his bat and not tie it with a walk.
After staying in for a few more pitches he swung at a pitch and hit a little blooper over the short stop and everyone thinks "He did it!". The short stop sprinted back and made an incredible diving catch to end the game. I was glad he had the ability to keep competing in that kind of situation. I would much rather he and his team lose like that rather than giving up and letting the other team win.
Next Week: Temecula
The world can rest now...the ugly post has been moved down a notch.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I am so glad that our kids have some divine intervention in the creative process.
These pictures were from a service a couple of weeks ago when we had some extra set pieces because we were hosting HBHS's Retrofest
concert that weekend. Shane did a great job of incorporating their set into our weekend service.
Having Kristi, the vocalists, and Darrell with the band out in the front, with the set directly behind them, really changed the way the congregation responded during our time of corporate singing.
It was the first time I really noticed how what was
on the stage and the way the band and vocalist were positioned really helped to bring our congregation out of their shells.
Thanks Darrell for your willingness to lead out in corporate worship.
These are just random thoughts that I am still processing, so as always read the disclaimer regarding these thoughts.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
He then proceeded to write on the sliding glass door with his dry erase marker. He started doing this a couple of months ago. Didn't the guy from "A Beautiful Mind" go crazy eventually doing this kind of thing?
Within three minutes the algebra problem was done and we were heading out the door.
Need help with your kids' math, let me know, I will hire him out as a tutor.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
The kids are really excited about our new pet. So far our Venus Flytrap has impressively consumed a mealworm. Should we name him Seymour?
("Seymour" or whatever we'll call him now joins our pet crew of Fernando, the leopard gecko and Rosie, the chilean rose tarantula. Apparently we have a thing for scary carnivorous pets!)
Yep, I've turned into a BBC freak. My favorite shows right now are "Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares", "How Clean is Your House?" and "You Are What You Eat". The last two have value due to their life-changing principals. (Gillian has even inspired Aaron to eat broccoli and carrots...shock!) My house is now cleaner than it has been in a while due to Kim and Aggie.
As for Ramsey. I admit it: I have a total crush on the man. Who can resist his foul scottish mouth? After watching this show for two months straight I've not only learned how to run a restaurant properly, but how varied the uses for 4 lettered words can be! My poor mother would cringe if she new.
I just had to share my current obsessions...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
You should be able to download and/or print any pictures that you like.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Awhile back we had our nurseries tested for lead as a part of our new safety standards we're implementing. The company, Inpsect-a-Toy did an awesome job. They used a really cool $32,000+ handheld x-ray gun that analyzed the molecular make up of everything that was scanned. After it all is said and done we can now proclaim we're lead free. In fact we're the first church in this area to have the procedure done. To top that awesome news-- if you read the testimonials on the main page you'll find an incredible review by an amazing author. The review will move you to tears of joy because of the beautiful crafting of the words.
Okay, fine. I give in. The author is me.
Yep, I have a review on a web page.
I've settled with the fact that I'm famous now. Don't worry...I won't forget you little people!