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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Who Said She Could Grow Up?

Brilliance shows itself in many forms.

I know I promised a post about the Holocaust survivor, but I had to share this video of my 11yr old genius first.

She is teaching herself to play from books.

And right this minute she is at a lecture by that Holocaust survivor I mentioned earlier.

*Sigh* Who gave her permission to grow up?

P.S. That free piano was the best money I never spent! (I LOVE freecycle.)

A Blessing to Meet Her...

Okay, so this is just a picture of the back of my camera... I'll post more later.

I can't resist the chance to blog about this woman.

She is a holocaust survivor who was days away from extermination along with her family.

Her mother is still alive at 101 years old and lives in NY.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Gotta Keep Moving...

When I started working out about 20 months ago, my first goal was to get one mile in under 13 minutes. Then it was 12 minutes. Then 2 in 24 minutes.

Even with a sporadic workout schedule, I was down to a 10 minute mile when non-stop sickness hit.

Every week, something new hit. Now, after a month with no workout, I'm back to this. :-(

I'm working on it, and I'll keep you posted.

Stamp It!

My class today practiced their spelling words by stamping them out.

I did a little stamping myself. It's always fun to let kids know what a great job I think they are doing.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Chicken and Noodles (Hold the Soup)

1 egg
1 cup flour
1/2 eggshell milk

Mix together, knead, roll out, coat lightly with flour, and run through the pasta cutter.

Add to already boiling pot of chicken pieces and broth. (As long as it's already boiling the noodles won't clump together.)

Boil them covered to cook them, and uncovered to let it thicken up.

I multiply by three to get enough for dinner for 6 and usually some leftovers for lunch the next day.

A pot of mashed potatoes makes these perfect!

Springtime Snow

Complain, whine, moan. You've heard it all before.

Hope your Sunday is warm and sunny!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Are You Kidding Me?

The snow hasn't started yet, but is coming.

This is ridiculous!

Big Feet Tiny Shoes

My poor son needed new shoes so we went to Walmart.

The old ones are a size 1, so we went for size 2. They didn't even come close to going on his feet.

There is nothing that makes you feel more like a great mom than realizing that your son has been walking around in shoes 2 sizes two small!

Poor Baby

Poor, deprived baby.

I took the video because telling her story on camera always dries up the tears.

You can see how heartbroken she is about her brother getting the last piece of pizza when she forgets she's on camera and starts watching TV!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Feeling Sheepish

I took the kids to a sheep farm today to see the new lambs. Four born within the last two weeks and two more born within the last few days!

This is me.

I manged to pick up a baby, but it struggled and I fell... right on my butt.

Thankfully I missed the lamb poop.

Photo courtesy of my 11yr-old genius.

Burnt Bacon

It's never good when the bacon blends in with the frying pan.

Finding something edible becomes like playing "Where's Waldo" at breakfast.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


This is my mom.

She is a realtor.

She is also a respiratory therapist.

While those may seem like two very different careers, I figure it is best to work with a realtor who is able to give you CPR should the 'sticker shock' hit you while you are shopping for a new home.

Ready For Summer...


I know. I can't believe it either.

I feel a little sick.

In case you aren't sure what I'm refering you to, let me point out that Saturday will be March 28th.

There is a seventy percent of snow. Not flurries. 3-6 inches.

Pardon me while I go cry.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Creepy Gift

I keep this snow globe sitting out because my kids gave it to me for Christmas.

The sticker on the bottom says it plays 'Bells'. These are the scariest bells I've ever heard! I think it sounds like the opening to a horror movie. P.S. I don't watch horror flicks.

Not getting rid of it anyway. It is growing on me I think.

I fully intend to creep out my grandkids with it someday. -A long, long, time from now!-

The Name Game

This was a gift from a kindergarden student today.

I've never seen so many strange names in one classroom.

Jocelyn -I actually like that one a lot-

and Ontario.

The day is almost over!


Thrown away.
Fished out of the trash when I wasn't looking.
Seen being hidden back in desk.
Confiscated again.
I reminded them that I used to be 11 too and I was way sneakier than them.


Math class in 4th grade was easy for me... I dont think I had any problems with it until Algebra in 8th grade. I had A's in math before that. So they accelerated me and I flailed about miserably.

I look at this kind of work and, while I'm happy to be a grown-up, I can't help but smile about the days when a paper like this was my biggest worry.


Mmm... I love leftovers. Is it weird that I prefer leftover lasagna cold? Probably.


Brrr! I cant remember loving outside so much that I would have as much fun as they are having in 30degree weather! 7 minutes to go...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I need to get to bed! My Google Reader is overflowing though... some friends need prayer, some have stories to tell, and some just want to make me laugh. Goodnight! May God bless your dreams and give you a pleasant tomorrow...


She made me a heart. So cute.

Mmm... lasagna!

Food this good should not be this easy. Two hours in the oven, 10 minutes on the counter, and nobody whining 'I don't like this...'


Justin likes naps too.

I'm glad he loves me too much to kill me for this.


I love nap time. I am so tired. Not too tired to play with my cell phone though, right?

Rain, rain, go away...

Actually, I like the rain sometimes. What I really love are thunderstorms. Lightening and thunder, flashing and booming. I've always been enamored with the idea of capturing lightening on film or via digital camera.

There is none in this pic, but it is just starting to rumble...