Thursday, May 29, 2008

This is how I've been feeling, lately. I seem to have "over volunteered" myself. Thank God for Coffee...

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Ok, enough with the bad mood. I think when so many horrible things happen in the world, it gets me down. Here is something I have seen on a couple of blogs that I liked. I went here and picked 5 random quotes that spoke to me.

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
Bob Newhart

Don't let the bastards grind you down.
General Joseph W. Stilwell

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
D. H. Lawrence

Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.
Christopher Reeve

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.
Ben Stein

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Harry S Truman
oops, that's 6. Oh well.
I am also participating in Lisa's Pay it forward challenge. I am excited! If you want to play, leave me a comment. I'll pick 3 randomly. (at least 3 people read this, right?)


That's what I have to write about. That's what this post is about. The heat wave only lasted 3 days, as it usually does and now it is 50 degrees and rainy. Unofficial start of summer my @ss! I have pictures to upload of baseball, more lost teeth and a jack o' lantern smile.But I'm too lazy. The next two weeks of school winding down are crazy. Field Trips, picnics, staff parties,luncheons, gifts (which means lots of $) Man, I sound cranky...

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sangria by the pool...

Before you get too jealous, keep in mind that this is the pool. Ha! Also keep in mind that it is 87 degrees inside my house right now.
1 or 2 bottles of dry red wine, depending on how much you want to make.
1 oz. brandy
1 oz. triple sec ( you don't need these if you don't have them)
1/3 cup sugar(or less if you want it less sweet)
orange slices
lemon slices
2 Green apples, peeled and chopped
pineapple chunks
Club soda. You can use lemon-lime flavor and not as much sugar
Combine wine, brandy, triple sec and fruit in a pitcher. Refrigerate, preferably overnight. Before serving, fill glass about a quarter full with club soda. pour wine mixture over, spoon some fruit into glass. enjoy!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Happy Mother's Day to me...

I had a great day. Scott and the kids got me some cute things including this shirt:

I love Life is Good stuff! But my favorite present is the one I got for myself. Here it is:

I ordered it online, so I haven't gotten it yet, but it is really sad how excited I am! I have always been an Oreck fan, but I have heard such good things about Dyson that I can't wait to try. It doesn't take much to make me happy, I know...

Friday, May 09, 2008

An early Mother's Day...

Grace had her little Mother's Day performance yesterday. I cried, even though I have seen it 3 times! It is just so cute!

Sunday, May 04, 2008