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Her Royal Awesomeness of Shiner Bock PTA Pirate Land
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: longing for my wolf to rescue me!
busy day today-
still putting house back together from floor remodel.
but having teh math department here for a back to school get together.
we are sitting in lawn chairs in my den becaues i have no furntiure in there.
i can tell i'm getting old. a few years ago i would have been strung out getting the house perfect.
this time - the baseboards still are not painted and wall paint touched up. the study is stil a mess - i'm clsing that door and not worrying about the rest.
if my team judges me by some dinged up paint after knowing what all i've done to the house this summer. then pbthh on them.
but i dont' think they'll judge me - because my team rocks!
The company doing the pictures sent a form for ODS to complete and give to the photographer, just to give a little info to supposedly help the photographer. Here are two of the questions, and ODS's verbatim responses:
Q. What props are you bringing?
A. Phoebe the clarinet
Q. Special requests:
I ♥ that he put the clarinet's name in there. And "nope"... that's my boy. Right to the point.
He really hates having his picture taken, so this is quite the ordeal for him. He is not happy about having to miss part of marching band practice for this.
That does sound VERY ODS.
Wow Patricia. What an awesome milestone. Congratulations to ODS and to a very loving and nurturing family for walking him to such a momentous point.
AND WHY ISN'T HE STILL IN MIDDLE SCHOOL???
Cleaning with dogs in your house is like brushing your teeth while eating oreos.
The annual marching band family performance and potluck was this evening. Well, the family doesn't perform, LOL, but the band shows off what they've learned during the first two weeks of practice. Of course, it's still all pretty rough, but it gives an idea of what the show is going to be like. This year they are actually doing really well. It's the first time they've had all the music and all the drill done for the entire show. (The band director had different people do the music this year, so everyone except percussion has had all the music for at least a month. Percussion took a little longer.)
I started getting a little sniffly, thinking about how it was ODS's last year of this. But since we've been home, I got to thinking about how I need to try to focus on how this is YDS's second year. If I try to think about that more, then maybe I won't get as emotional about all of ODS's "lasts".
DH and I saw one bunny tonight, we've been walking the park almost every evening. Still working up to longer walks, but did almost a mile tonight.
Moum! PARP! Bunneh!
Speaking of bunnies - it's been quite a while since we've seen the big bunny that used to come up on the deck. But there have been smaller ones around. DH even found a nest with two teeny tiny ones in the cucumber patch.
Anyway, at the potluck DH and I were talking with our neighbor S - the one whose front yard we see from our back yard. YDS's friend J's mom. She said they haven't had bunny problems this summer because they've had a family of skunks take up residence in their back yard. Their dog has gotten sprayed twice. They've had a "nuisance removal" service come out and they've trapped three skunks. But dang. I think I'll take bunnehs eating our peas any day before wanting skunks around.
I didn't think about it then, but I should have told her about when my great aunt had skunks get in the crawlspace of her house. She wanted my dad to help evict them, but she didn't want the skunks to get hurt because, in her words, "they're so cute!" LOL
I got the garage floor all clean and squeegeed -- that only gets done once, maybe twice a year (usually also in March to get rid of winter muck. So Jane it is clean for you now but will have 3 weeks of wear before you get here. From what you've said I don't think you'll mind
I was getting stuff organized downstairs for the "Create" mixed media classes I'm taking in a couple weeks. Had to buy lots of supplies - journals, micron Pitt pens for doodling/lettering, gesso, acrylic gel medium, liquid inks, etc. Ordered online mostly from Dick Blick. Anyway I'm taking 3 classes so got the stuff divided for the three. Will take a Thursday off work for one all day class; the other two are on Saturday.
Location: Aboard the Enterprise, watching NCIS reruns!
More Cranberry Crisp Cantaloupe. The first one, I made last night and it's already in my gallery. I really liked it. Then I thought, hmm, what could I add to it? And ended up with the second one. If you see the second one first, the first one looks so plain and sad! But by itself, it's a fine card! lol
__________________ Kathy Wrose
"Fun must be always." - Tomas Hertl, San Jose Sharks