Saturday, January 26, 2008

home from FETC

I am home from Orlando and not good for much. Carl said I would need a couple of days to sleep off the trip and I think he's right. I gathered lots of good information, fell in love with Photoshop again, negotiated a killer price on a product that some of our schools are interested in and saw lots of friends. I think we may have also, finally, set the wheels in motion for a networked gradebook. Not a bad trip. The FMDE program has made the state a smaller place for me. Every time I turned around I ran into someone I knew...another benefit of the program that is not advertised in the brochure.

It's cold and rainy here today. Franny is visiting and she and Nollie will definitely need a bath today. They are having a ball though. Nollie is limping and can barely get up but she has a smile on her face. I bought her a new doggy bed yesterday and she has graciously turned it over to Franny.I know it's all about pack hierarchy but I prefer to think it means she is a good hostess. They are sleeping side by side now.

I've put on a pot of white bean soup which is smelling heavenly and have started a load of laundry. Guess I need to go get busy with other chores. It's nice to be home.

Oh BTW, before I go, I ran into Jon Armstrong on Twitter today. Heather is in the hospital. They have all been sick on their vacation from the snow. Twitter is a surprising source for many things. And the internet is an amazing( G-ma's favorite word) place. We have followed this talented young family and talk about them as if we actually know them. Hope you guys feel better soon, John and Heather. Hope Leta is not sick too. Our hearts go out to you about sucky vacations. You've evidently angered the vacation Gods. We know all about this phenomenon. When we rent a condo on the beach we know to take hurricane supplies. I think you needed a prayer upon arrival as well as in the car at the start of the trip.

Monday, January 21, 2008



I stole this picture from Ford and Aly's blog. Such cuteness should be spread around. It's ok. No hate mail please. We do this from time to time with each other's blessing. We are fam-i-leee. The table and chairs were our Christmas gift to Livi.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

CC

yumminess


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sorry about the color scheme Cara.

iphone shots

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iphone photos. I've been playing around with these in Picasa.Wish the camera was a little better but it's not bad. I noticed that my vertical to horizontal image flippy feature isn't working right since my update this week. Has anyone else had that problem?

Carl is working in the room at the top of the stairs until kickoff. He picked the last of the Satsumas today. There was one branch, the highest of course, that had about twenty large beautiful satsumas left on it. Barrett and I had decided they were unattainable when he was picking the rest of the fruit off this tree over the Christmas holidays. They had been taunting me for weeks every time I looked out the kitchen window. They were so high that Carl didn't try to cut them off, he just yanked 'em and I stood below and caught. (Only one fatality and it wasn't Carl so that was good) We'll need help eating them fast since the skins are torn. Volunteers?

We went for a brief walk this morning but the cold chased us inside pretty fast. I need to do tax stuff and checkbook stuff for the store. None of that sounds appealing though.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

At the Park

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

PMC

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Carl in his element.

Do I need to see someone?




So I'm buzzing around the house this morning, enjoying being home. I 'm cooking, cleaning, decorating, watching some political spinning, visiting with hubby, when all of a sudden this irresistible urge came over me to dress my iphone for the rainy day that we are having here. I think I may need to see someone about this. Or maybe it's just fun to be creative even if your brand of creativity is questioned by those who love you the most. :) If I really wanted to get creative I could advertise my favorite finds using my iphone for the model. For example this site had way cute wellies and this site had a hip umbrella ( I think so at least - since I am not hip it's hard to know)

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Things I would like to do in 08

Get to know a young lady named Stella,
Continue to build loving relationships with my family and friends,
Shed 50 pounds,
Volunteer more, help more,
Receive and roll out a huge ol grant for PCSD teachers,
Become more organized,
Learn more about photography, dynamic web design, and life
Get in a couple of fun trips,
See at least one more major project finished in our home,
Not die.

Friday, January 04, 2008

a coyote blog

http://dailycoyote.blogspot.com/

This one is for you Karen Lee. As I was reading it I knew you would enjoy. Lovely pictures too.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

B takes the lead

http://www.iowacaucusresults.com/

Mama's got a brand new toy




i-phone accessories are essential too. brrrr. It's cold in Florida.

freerice.org

Today I linked freerice.org in the flash ad that I do for the district's web site. The site is a bit addictive and since you are helping to feed the hungry by playing, it is easy to justify the addiction. Omphaloskepsis stumped me.

I think I'll go be omphaloskeptical now.