Wednesday, November 30, 2011

wake up -- it's wednesday...

...November  30!  That means there are 25 more days...until...you know...  :-)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

raking the leaves...

I've never seen it done quite this way.  Seems Sofia has her own idea about how to use the rake! :-)

video

Monday, November 28, 2011

what's wrong with this picture...


As of this morning, this is the display on my fireplace mantle.  For the past 2 weeks, the kids had either a half day of school, or, no school.  Rick was off from work also for the (4 day) holiday weekend.  Time goes so quickly while I am enjoying the company of my family.  The mantle display has given me this "food for thought"...

Today I am alone. I can finally take a step back and look at what needs to be done before the jolly old man in the red suit comes crashing down the chimney.  There's lots of (more important) stuff to do -- guess the mantle display will have to wait a bit longer... :-)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

taking advantage of the great weather...




Rick just said "I hope the weather is like this in January -- when I have to take the holiday decorations down".  Actually, Rick didn't say that many words to me -- I did a bit of editing.  It was difficult for him to turn around and talk to me while the tree branches were jabbing him in the face.

Hope you're enjoying the lovely weather too!  :-)

Monday, November 21, 2011

budget buster...

How did I forget to put closet shelving in the budget for our basement project?  Wasn't it all about "the closet" when I began posting about this basement project?  Tsk...tsk...

So...here we are...Rick in his white socks explaining to me that the shelving brackets in the boxes on the floor cost $10 each.  There are 20 brackets in each box.  There are 2 boxes.  You do the math.  


After grappling with this for almost 2 days, Rick mentions to me that the style of the brackets that are in my bedroom closet -- the brackets that I "hate" -- are available and cost much, MUCH less.  He didn't want me to have the brackets that I "hate" in the closets he made for me.  How sweet is that!  :-)  So, I told him -- it's okay -- forget all that mushy stuff -- I can deal with the "ugly" brackets in the basement closet.  I would much rather spend those $$ on the flooring or -- his big screen TV.  ;-) 
    

Sunday, November 20, 2011

where we have been...

It has been an entire week since my last blog post.  Yikes!  But we've been busy...

...growing some facial hair...


...since it's "no-shave november"...


Good things take time... ! :-)



Sunday, November 13, 2011

basement project update...


...not far now! :-)


Friday, November 11, 2011

last night's sky...

...quite a lovely sight to behold.  Thought you might enjoy looking at the view from my front porch. :-)

November Night Sky

Thursday, November 10, 2011

high tech reading...

Rick won this at work!  It's an Amazon Kindle.


Not too long ago, he also received an Adobe Kobo.  Nicholas and Sofia fought over that for awhile -- and then forgot about it.  Now there's one for each of them -- soooo -- you guessed it -- they're ignoring both.

Anyhow, I kind of like it -- so I put it next to my reading chair.  :-)

Monday, November 7, 2011

what a lovely morning...

...just perfect for a bike ride?

Hope the guy driving the truck behind those two headlights sees him!

I'm off to switch my halloween window decorations to some fall/thanksgiving.  I had better hurry before those Christmas decorations start calling me...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

origami love...

                                                              ~*~

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                                                               ~*~

We're off to a beautiful Sunday.  Hope you are too!  :-)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

chicken little...update

The girls are having a casual discussion about their pets. Sasha holds her parrot. Joan holds her wubbah chicken. Spectra holds her cat, "Rhuen". Suddenly, Barbie Astronaut, stands up and and drops her martian pet to the ground...

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She screams  ...Duuuuuccckkk!!!!

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

the haul...

Not as good as last year...


But...very neatly organized! :-)