Thursday, November 30, 2006

Warm?....not so much.

Yesterday at about this time it was almost 80 degrees out. Today....not so much. Our house holds it's heat really, really well. it's 28 out right now and our heater isn't running. It hasn't most of the day. It's still warm from yesterday. In the summer, this is a problem, this time of year it's great.
We have frozen rain accumulated everywhere and it looks like snow. It's about as close as we get around here. My kids are still in school. We are one of the few districts that didn't close early. Nuts, man. Todd's going now to get the kids. Soon we'll all be home and warm and here we will stay.

Currently in Keller, TX (76248)
Severe Weather Alert
Cloudy and Windy
28°F Feels Like14°F
Dew Point:
30.16 inches
From the Northwest at 24 gusting to 33 mph

Wishing we had a fireplace.....

Saturday, November 25, 2006


So, here's that former sweater I was talking about. This is just a sleeve. I had started winding it into a ball when I realized that I was going to take a photo of it on the niddy noddy for ya. Yes, I did make that niddy noddy all by myself!
The thing it's on top of is my "spinning apron" (also homemade), which brings up a whole other discussion about necessity vs. nerdiness. ;-)
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This is some of what the boys have been doing. What!?!?!!?? Playing nicely????? I know, I know....too weird for words. It's like living in the Twilight Zone.


Happy day-after-the-day-after Thanksgiving. I intended to write this on Friday but it's after midnight now so it'll come up as Saturday. Oh well. I was staying up waiting for Todd to come home (from his shift at Starbucks) and unraveling a sweater, which I must say is one of the funnest things I've done this year. 25 cents for a soft, fuzzy, pink sweater at the Thrift Store, a few snips, a lot of yanking and voila!, a whole lot of fuzzy pink yarn! LOVE IT!

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was......well, parts of it were pretty good and others not so much. Todd had to work until lunch time so he drove down to his mom's after us. My day included such fun adventures as broken pickle jar, spilled pie filling, dumped pies, barfing kid and biting dog. I intended to tell you all about it but it's so late now that everything is a bit hazy. Just know that it was a good day, with lots of stories to tell afterward.

Today was a good and proper day-after. Wait, I mean yesterday was. Whatever. Friday we cleaned up, Todd hit the day-after sales and got most of what we want for the kids and we put up the tree. We even managed some "playing with friends" and thrift shopping. Life is good. I'm goin' ta bed.

'night ya'll.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Book

And when I say "the book", I mean "THE book". It's the book that haunted us through most of this year. The book. The one we read and re-read and re-re-read and edited and re-edited and re-re-edited.

They arrived today, two copies in a tight little box. It's weird to see it whole. Todd doesn't like the way the font on the back looks but the pictures at the beginning of each chapter are cool. I started thumbing through it and Todd said, "Don't read it!!!'ll find a typo." So true, so true. Just let it go.

If for some strange, inexplicable reason you ever read it.....and find a typo...please don't tell me. That includes you Becky and Gailyn!

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Friday, November 17, 2006 a galaxy far, far away....

Our screensaver on the home machine goes through every photo we have on the hard drive as a slide show. It comes up with some doozies but every now and again, I'm reminded of how completely adorable my kids were when they were tiny. They're still cute, but you know what I mean. This one isn't even one of the best. It was just fun to think of Isaac now as he writes me notes that say, "Is was her it".

The boys are all staying at Mom's tonight while we head to the Fort Worth Symphony. It'll be my culture for the year.
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Sunday, November 12, 2006


Well, today we went to Bowie, Texas. Todd preached for a small Disciples of Christ church there which is looking for a pulpit minister. It was pretty fun and Bowie is a cute little town. It reminded me alot of Fairfield (where we used to live, once upon another lifetime).
The church there is seriously small. Our family of 5 raised the attendence by 25% today. It is also definitely aging. Nonetheless, it was a very nice church and we had a really nice day.

There's a good-sized park in town that we promised the boys to stop by on our way out of town so after lunch we headed over for some fun. It was an educational experience....for Hunter anyway.

He learned that doing tricks on the horsey-merry-go-round can be......

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Fun day. Fun trip.

Saturday, November 11, 2006


We recently attended Keller's 6th Annual Chiesta at a local park. It was a hoot! There were little Chihuahuas everywhere, some in costume, some in carriers, some in pouches on people's chests like babies. We had a blast! There were all sorts of vendors of doggy paraphanelia and dog trainer demonstrations and even a photo booth.

This photo is of our Jose attempting a "maze" in which treats are hidden. It cost a dollar to let him try the different "games" for dogs but all the money was going to a local dog rescue so we didn't mind. Jose minded, but he got a treat so he got over it.

The crazy things we find to do around here! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Meet the Family

We spent our day in Ennis today meeting our "new" nephew.
This week Todd's brother-in-law met his son for the first time. He's 13. It's a long story with it's beginnings in the far distant past. I don't know how the story will end, but I can tell you that the middle of the story seems to be unfolding quite nicely. He's a great kid and we all enjoyed meeting him. So......

We went to the park for family day and.....

Played some games and......

Todd had WAY more fun than should probably be allowed and.....

he'll probably need some ibuprophen tomorrow.

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