Monday, November 30, 2009
Here's the boys (& Gremlin) with the tree:
Friday, November 27, 2009
With these winds we have been having today, a squirrel's nest came down from our Oak Tree out front. The boys and I were rather curious and they wanted a few pictures taken of it as well. Have to admit, I did too. Here's what it looks like:
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Thing Two's donation
Thing One's Donation
Our church had a goal of 200 boxes.
We collected over 330. Way to go
Burke Community Church.
Hawaii to be with her husband. Our lose,
Don't you hate it when someone
snaps a photo and you aren't ready.
The guys chatting. Probably about
basses, guitars, and the latest music
software. They did end up in Al's office
playing something or looking at something
marriage proposal from 13 1/2 years ago. The room may still take a
bit of tweaking, but it's mostly there.
Friday, November 20, 2009
10 [c] A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Have a great Friday readers!!!
Friday, November 13, 2009
it would just get bigger the closer it got.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
ones were as well.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Yup, you guessed it, his shadow is in front of him.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
- make Advent Calendar
- finish coming up with a plan for school in December
- make boy's blankets
- make homemade coupon books (possibly one for each month; things like trip for ice cream, stay up late, extra time TV, etc.)
- make tye die hoodie's
- printed name banner
Now that I've typed things out, it seems like we're pretty much finished for the boys. At least with ideas. The follow through, shouldn't be to difficult either.
Happy Shopping Readers!!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
- get the big furniture into it's place
- hang one of two pieces peg board
- vacuum most of the room
- mop most of the floor, but it really needs another pass over
- paint the drywall over the duct work and I beam
- wipe down a couple shelves and put things back
- sew a make shift curtain for the laundry shoot
- rearrange a couple of shelves to put painting supplies on
- load up the work bench shelves
already used it to make the laundry shoot curtain.
utility sink is new. There wasn't anything behind it a
at the bottom. It's there to hide the dirty laundry
until I'm ready to wash it.
Yes, there are still many piles left to organize. It's a busy weekend here
with meetings, life group, lesson planning, church, and all those activities
that keep a family of four busy. Hope to get most of it finished by the
end of the weekend.
on rags. It was fairly easy, even easier after I sprayed
Pledge on the floor. Yes, I really did. I've also cleaned
it up well after with vinegar. It's not to slippery now.
easily. Second, they tried rubbing ice on a piece of sand paper
that was on the ground. A little more difficult. Third, they tried
to sand the sand paper, while pressing down. This was the hardest
to do. This was to show how friction works with two rough
surfaces rubbing against each other versus being lubricated.
Monday, November 2, 2009
We'll begin our school week with the second week of "Hanna's Cold Winter" and a week with "Mr. Gumpy's Motorcar". I'm looking forward to this week, because the outside activities have slowed down a bit. On the same note, but not so fortunately, we are battling what may be common colds or could be the flu. Because I just don't know yet, we're trying to take it easy, lay low, and get healthy. Our school days may be a little less organized as a result, but we'll get everything done that needs to be.
On the home remodeling front, progress is being made in the basement. The whole utility room has a dropped ceiling now, the HVAC trunk and steel I beam have been drywalled, and the second window well has been drywalled. Our contractor will be back today to do the final sanding and priming. I'll hopefully be able to paint those areas later today. My end of the job isn't finished though. Another trip to Home Depot for a piece of drywall, more spackle, an outlet cover, HVAC register cover, and return a couple of things.