Wednesday, April 30, 2008

OMG!!!!! Do you know what this is????

It's a brownie pan that bakes EVERY piece with edges. Everyone knows the end pieces are the BEST! - would I be a total dork to ask for this for Mother's Day? My Birthday?

3rd Grade Batavia 'Drama' Report

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Time for a To Do List

Appears I've been on an unplanned break! Here are some things that have happened and my mundane 'To Do' list that I need to attack in the next week or so.

  1. Attended 2 wedding showers
  2. Lost a few more pounds
  3. Saw my BFF's dd in their middle school production of Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  4. Helped my youngest ds film a school project (will post later).
  5. Got Fifth's Disease (oh joy) but feeling much better!


  1. Finish tagging garage sale items for this weekend. DONE
  2. Attend 3rd grade open house tonight - bring lemonade! DONE
  3. Set up for sale tomorrow, get change ready, bags, etc. DONE
  4. Fri & Saturday - City-wide Garage Sale! - proceeds towards N's graduation party! DONE
  5. Pack up all NO SALES for donation - I want it g-o-n-e! DONE
  6. Find earrings for Princess (I want tiny gold hoops for her golden birthday - 7 on the 7th). DONE
  7. Visit a nursery to figure out what to plant this year (I have a brown thumb) HELP! DONE
  8. Buy tomato plants, strawberry plants and fresh basil. NEED TOMATOES AND BASIL STILL
  9. Find chair covers for front porch furniture. STILL LOOKING
  10. Find bean bag chair for boys' room - do they make double sized ones? NOTE: I found one ... for $300! YIKES!!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Why such a Chip on your shoulder???

Weekend To Do

  1. Wrap shower gifts DONE
  2. Saturday Morning Cleaning DONE
  3. Buy materials to make Sophia's b-day gift (hair pretty holder) DONE
  4. Get Nathan's Senior Class picture framed DONE
  5. Attend bridal shower DONE
  6. photograph auction items DONE
  7. get items listed DONE
  8. Begin pricing garage sale items
  9. bake breakfast quiches DONE
  10. clean out garage fridge

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The Sky is Falling!

Well, nearly the kitchen ceiling anyway. The kids overflowed the toilet in their bath late last night and I didn't get summoned until I heard strange water sounds and found my two older boys tossing bath towels onto the floor like a bucket brigade during a barn fire.
They weren't trying to soak any of it up. Nope, they just tossed and let the towels do all the work (sigh). EIGHT towels later and a soaked pair of pants (mine not theirs) I got the floor wiped up, the toilet plunged and the towels thrown into the laundry room only to discover leaking water on my table in the breakfast nook.
The darker line on the ceiling you see is where the drywall has buckled from the moisture. The two holes are where dh drilled seepage holes so it would drain. Ironically the water decided to take a different route and drip down the light fixture instead so he had to detach that from the ceiling as well.
The water did decide to pool in the ceiling about 3 feet away just in front of the table where it is also buckled up. Loverly!!!
Dh says it will take a few weeks for it to completely dry out before assessing the damages or attempting to repair it.

In the meantime, he has installed a new shutoff valve on the toilet and has given individual instructions to each child on how to use the shutoff valve and to turn it off at the slightest concern of overflowing.

Just what dh needed was another project!


Hard to see but inside this numbered vial is our Spring Break Project.


My daughter brought it home and sweetly exclaimed

'Awe, look it's in its pupa'


As if it knew Monday was Back-To-School

(or that I was giving an eviction notice)

Overnight, the mealworm obediently transformed




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