Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tony is coming home today, so that is exciting. He will be here through the weekend. The girls are really excited about that, too. Alex will be o.k. once her huge world history test is over today. Then she can feel thankful. Alyssa is in the top two for the spelling bee in her class, so that is continuing today to see if she competes for the 8th grade spot in the school.
I started a book at Creative Escape called The Good Book, where I write something I am thankful for every day. It helps keep me focused on the good things in my everyday life. Sometimes it can be hard to think of something original each day, but that is part of the process. The other part of this book is that I have to write down 5 strengths of mine each month. I only have a few days left in November to think of some. I have already listed ten, between Sept. and Oct. and I am not sure I have 15 strengths, let alone the 60 I will have to come up with for the year.
Happy Thanksgiving to all who read this blog (all 5 of you!)- think about what we really have- it is amazing!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Yes- I wear one, too. I am also a fan of the books, so it was fitting. Here is the back of the shirts- a quote from the first book-
I enjoyed having others ask us where we bought them! (Oh, the poor mother needs more of a creative outlet, don't you think?)
My review of the movie is four stars- mainly because of this:
I actually just read a review that said his eyes (and the fact that you can see the white of his eyes under his irises) are what make him attractive- apparently Marilyn Monroe and JFK both had this type of eye. I am not sure that is all of the appeal, but it does make his vampire stare more effective! I will leave you with an image that illustrates the longing inherent in this movie- (insert sigh here)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Off to get more design knowledge...
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Life is short- Read Fast!
Lead me not into temptation- especially bookstores.
I am the Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.
I'm just here for the Savasana. (that's the corpse pose in yoga you do at the very end to relax.)
Vocatvs atque non vocatvs deus aderit (translated, Bidden or not bidden, God is present.)
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate. ( a chemistry take on the quote I always use on the kids)
When I was your age, Pluto was a planet.
At what age am I old enough to know better?
She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain. - Louisa May Alcott
Have a good Sunday!
One of my favorite comics is Big Nate- and this is one of my favorites in the past couple of weeks. I so remember going over having a good attitude whether you win or lose countless times over the years.
Friday, November 7, 2008
This is a shot of Monticello- I think this is technically the back of the house.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I had to have her pause the DVD so I could make the costume. Here is our take on the lovely white dress that Scuttle threw together with some rope:I did make her wear some type of shoe, and Matt gets major kudos for putting up with her. She was really glad to have a Prince Eric, though. Oh the power of the mouse- what would Halloween be without Disney characters?? I saw lots of them last night.
I took some other pictures yesterday, too. The light was really perfect as I walked in from subbing, so I made the girls brush their hair and come outside. I got some really good ones. Here are a couple:
Alyssa took that last one. Happy Fall Y'all and Happy Birthday, DeAun! (I didn't think you'd want me spouting your age all over the internet!!)