Saturday, January 31, 2009

We are on it

Keeping criminal activity to a minimum.


Why do I have a feeling that it is about to rain for forty days and forty nights.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

too much cuteness

stole this picture off Facebook.I have been ignored in the family picture sharing circle so I have resorted to stealing again. You kids drove me to it.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

would like to go back to bed

So much to do and I am so unmotivated. I have to get the payroll stuff to the accountant for 1099s and w-2's tomorrow, get a handle on the year end inventory and start preparing the information for the corporate tax return. I hate waiting until the last minute on that one and then not having time to really look at what the return is reporting. We've done that for several years so this year I intend to get it done in early Feb. Must first run into town and see Mom, pick up some things we need for repairs and then get the checkbook updated in Quicken. They start on the stucco tommorrow so I've got to make some paint choices too. I serendipitously ran into a kind professional painter at Sherwin Williams yesterday who helped me with some of my choices. I've been agonizing over paint chips for months. I'm off to the races.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Budget Doom and Gloom are the topics of the day at FETC this year but lots of good information is being shared too. I am listening to an ICT Discussion Panel on the online eighth grade assessment tool that FL DOE has developed. Two schools have piloted this in our district. I need to move us forward and get all eighth graders on it.

I've taken a Captivate workshop that was good and sat through a review of the new iWork 09. Gonna have to upgrade, very cool new features, sat through a looong but informative FCITL meeting yesterday and caught Hall Davidson from Discovery today. He shared video on the fly, gizmo and cool iris and some neat little green screen app that I didn't write down. I'll have to tweet to get that info. Interesting room during during Hall's presentation- Laptops in everyone's lap, watching a live ustream video of the presentation or tweeting about what was being said.

The keynote is this afternoon with Philippe Cousteau and then a vendor dinner tonight and more meetings on Friday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I cried today watching the 44th president being sworn into office. I noticed that about a million other people were as well. Such a cool day! Peace and hope and unity for all-good themes for our nation. Bless our new Prez.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

weekend work

We're working on putting the house back together again. All the drywall and painting is complete inside. Now to restore order. As g'ma would say - whoosh

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Livi's chichen

today's walk

walk jan 3 09

Click on the album cover to see more photos of our epic walk. We walked for about six miles.

mystery toddler

probably epizootie

Almost everyone in the family has been sick with something for the last week or two. Not sure if it is the flu, consumption, cholera or epizootie but think I may go in search of a medicine man if not better soon. Or I could try some of these remedies

me too

Happy New Year

Just reread last year's post on things I wanted to accomplish in 08 and am reviewing my progress. Here's the list:

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.

I have had the pleasure of getting to know our Stella and she is delightful. She's happy and adorable and lights up the room with her smile. This year's goal must include frequent visits to Memphis. I am a little jealous of those who will be able to attend her first year birthday bash in February. It's OK Stella. Mimi promises to party with you year round. Just always remember this six word story "the party is at Mimi's house". Livi knows this already.
I have shed 30 pounds and am still aiming for 20 more. I did receive and roll out that big ol grant. It's made for an exciting year full of hope and new challenges. As for becoming more organized, that was lofty of me. I did attend a four day Photoshop class but haven't used it as much as I would like. I made no progress with dynamic web design but will pursue that one in 09. Regarding fun trips- nothing exotic but still fun including Birmingham, Memphis, St.Pete, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, Ft.Myers. Regarding major projects- they may not be finished but they were definitely MAJOR. And I did not die. In retrospect 08 was a fine year and I am thankful for it all.