Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
And then there's snake boy, a.k.a. Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs. He's just loving life.
Enjoy your Spring Saturday!
P.S. And speaking of "don't fret", I've thought about that for a personalized license plate. However, we're only allowed 7 spaces on our tags. So........... Would you put DNT FRET or DONT FRT? Personally, I find great humor in the second. Then there's the other one that's available: PLMYFGR.
Hey, I never claimed to be proper. Simple pleasures I have.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Smart or stupid?
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
After researching a little, I found that a lot of baseball bats are also made of rock maple. Looks like my little lovely would also work to repell would be assailents on a long trip by myself. Who would have known this little diddy would be a multi-purpose tool? :)
Naturally, I'm a little late on this one, but at Heather Bailey's site, she has a whole theme on favorite tools! Any tool you have that makes your life easier, whether it be kitchen, crafty, whatever! The best part? The pictures you have don't have to be beautiful. Just show off your tool, a-hem, and maybe it will help folks with their Christmas lists. Who knows? It's fun reading about all of the different ones. Egg slicers, cherry-pitters, onion goggles, etc. Pop on over and enjoy yourself!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I wasn't asked to do this, but if it helps this family, I'm happy to do it. A young family in Texas welcomed home their new baby girl from the hospital on a recent Tuesday and their 3 year old son accidently drowned 2 or 3 days later. It must be so devastating, I can't even imagine. You can read more here. The community is hoping to pay off their hospital/medical expenses for the family, so there isn't an extra burden to carry on top of the tragic death. I totally trust the folks that have set it up and if it happens you lose the five dollars, it's just five dollars. What's that compared to a precious life? This family really needs the help, and thinking about it, I'd very much appreciate if I was ever in a similar situation.
God Bless this family with healing,
Posted by Jenny at 10:10 PM
Monday, March 24, 2008
The road to my in-laws. . . I LOVE these trees. Hugaceous! Is that a word? How about ginormous? O.k., they're not redwoods, but they work what they have.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
After he actually finished the whole bowl of watery oatmeal, he tried to refill the water bottle on the front of the refrigerator. I did not get a picture of that, but now I know why three year-olds aren't given jobs. . .
Hmmm. . . I've been tagged by Julie to list 5 unusual things about me. Just 5?!? Let's see what we have here. . .
1. I've had 6 brain surgeries spanning a decade. The last was in '98. I still have MRIs to every 2-3 years to make sure things are behaving in there. Everything has been benign to date. Woo-Hoo!
2. I love, scratch that, LOVE the sound of diesel engines. Odd, yes, but I do. I roll my window down at stop lights to hear them. The best sounds are fire trucks going through stop lights/intersections with their sirens going full blast.
3. I love planting impatiens and watching them grow.
4. I'd rather do outside work than inside work. There are very few domestic cells in my body. Can I get a transfusion for this?
5. I'm a huge proponent for breastfeeding, the family bed and homeschooling. I have to admit though, I've had my doubts about my capabilities as a teacher for my children.
I hereby tag Summer and Kelly! I don't know if you can do that or not, but I just did! You're it, Chicas. Tell us 5 unusual things about yourselves.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Sorry about the poor lighting.
Happy Good Friday.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Now. If he just didn't look like Franken-Saxton. . .
Sweet Dreams, buddy,
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Posted by Jenny at 7:19 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Ahhh. . . Now it's coming to me. Then I start to wonder: will I start Modge-Podging these from the center or shall I start on an edge?
Here's where I am today. I had SuperDad help me mark the vertical and horizontal center and I started placing pictures in the middle. The above pictures are already mounted and waiting on the rest to go down. After that I'll do a second coat and hopefully seal it with something. Polyurethane would surely yellow over time, and I don't know that SuperDad is willing to epoxy the whole top. We'll see. I should have a finished top tomorrow. I'll let you know.
P.S. Every time SuperDad walks by this table, he says, "That sure is a lot of pictures. . ."
I figure there's no sense in doing a half-a** job. Why not do it right?
Posted by Jenny at 5:59 PM
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Note: I'm going to try changing our names for safety's sake. Let's see how it goes, lol. We now have SuperBoy (3), SuperGirl (7), SuperMom (ageless) and SuperDad (I haven't gotten written permission to use his age).
Now to the story....... SuperDad was helping me paint a bottom shelf and the top of a new quilting/laundry folding table today. O.k., he did all the sanding and painting.
Well, after we were done and I assumed everything was picked up outside, we started working on things inside the house. SuperBoy went back outside to play on his toy John Deere tractor and all was well.......................we thought.