Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #50

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Turkeys again, last day, work from my baby

  1. My husband mowed the yard this week, and now the turkeys are back in force. They like the shorter grass better than the still-hadn't-been-mowed-this-spring grass.

  2. I finished my last day of new teaching at Belmont for the semester.

  3. My baby girl came with me today to get some time alone with mom. She got tons of her work done while I was teaching.

Monday, April 28, 2008

A visit from my mom

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sunday music at the Methodist church

  1. "Blessed Assurance/Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" arranged by Cynthia Dobrinski for the bell choir

  2. "Be Thou My Vision" sung by the youth choir

  3. "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee," "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing," and "Blessed Assurance" for congregational singing

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Drama queens, choir, Hogan's Heroes

  1. My girls doing well on the skit we wrote

  2. My girls singing "Mountain Mover" with the choir

  3. Watching "Hogan's Heroes" on DVD to cheer us up at the end of a long day

Friday, April 25, 2008

Shopping, Andrews Sisters, the trio

  1. Shopping on a tax-free weekend in Tennessee

  2. Listening to the Andrews Sister on the juke-box at the A&W

  3. My girls singing together as a trio. We did our own arrangement of "Blessed Assurance" and "I Will Sing of My Redeemer" and it turned out great!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spanish, statistics, and driving lessons

  1. Spanish class with my oldest, and she was on top of everything!

  2. A good turn-out for the test review today

  3. Having my oldest drive me around

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #49

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Graded almost on time, the faithful few, ravioli

  1. Getting the tests graded (even if not recorded) before I left for Belmont today.

  2. A faithful few showing up for class today, the first day after the last test.

  3. Cheese ravioli for supper

Monday, April 21, 2008

Multi-tasking, logarithms, reading

  1. This morning I managed to send email to clients and students, teach math to my kids, help my husband with his resume, and cook lunch --- all at the same time. It's nice to know that my multi-tasking skills are still intact.

  2. My oldest and I worked on logarithms today for her math class. I was feeling very emotional, thinking about my dad. She was, too. At one point, she leaned over and put her head on my shoulder and said, "You smell like Grandpa." And it was true. I was wearing one of his old Nebraska t-shirts that my mom had given me, and it still smelled like his cologne.

  3. My mom spent most of the day reading, and she told me that she was enjoying the quiet time. But in the afternoon my youngest came to me and said that Grandma must be really bored because she was doing nothing except reading. I told her that she should ask Grandma if she'd like to go for a walk down to the creek. My baby said, "I can't go. I haven't finished my reading for today." (I told her to go anyway, for Grandma's sake.)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New joke, offertory, choir practice

  1. A new knock-knock joke. Pastor Tommy told this joke very badly (bad sense of timing) this morning at church, but I love this joke, and I can tell it very well because it's right up my alley.

    A: Knock, Knock.
    B: Who's there?
    A: Control freak. Now you say, "Control freak who?"

  2. The organ offertory, but I can't remember the name

  3. A chance to sing with the choir again

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Scrapbook and shopping day

  1. A scrapbook day at Rita's with my mom and my middlest daughter. My daughter didn't want to scrapbook, so she knitted, and then I got her to help me with my book some, including some proofreading.

  2. Finishing the scrapbook about my dad.

  3. Shopping with my mom and my daughter. Those two are great shopping buddies.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Cleanish house, a DVD for my mom, girl gab

  1. Getting the house clean (mostly) before my mom arrived today. (At least all the dirty clothes were off the bathroom floor.)

  2. Watching my mom watch the DVD that I made for her from our old home videos

  3. A chance to talk to just my mom after the kids went to bed

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pirate questions, quizzes graded, beautiful day for Spanish

  1. A brilliant pirate question for today's stat test at Belmont.

  2. Getting the quizzes graded before today's stat test.

  3. A beautiful day for driving and practicing my Spanish for my Spanish quiz this evening.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bad estimates, Kroger-brand S'Mores-flavored pop tarts, turkey feathers

  1. We seemed to run out of everything this week, all at once, including running out of both plastic wrap and aluminum foil when I hadn't bought either one of those in years and years and years. And yet, even with my grocery cart filled to overflowing, and cans of vegetables down below, I still spent only $150. I thought it would be over $200, but fortunately, I had estimated incorrectly.

  2. Kroger-brand, S'Mores-flavored pop tarts on sale this week.

  3. Big turkeys showing off their feathers in our yard.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

No frost damage, tax refund, guest room

  1. Our trees and bushes survived the heavy frost last night.

  2. It's tax day and I already have my refund back.

  3. My husband is getting our guest bedroom set up. Hooray!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Survival, great food

  1. I survived yesterday with the trio singing

  2. Mexican food for lunch

  3. Hash-brown casserole for supper

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The trio, choir, and the end of the concert

  1. Seeing the girls shine when they sang their trio at the concert this evening.

  2. Seeing them shine again when singing in the choir.

  3. Being able to relax and watch some Muppet Shows on DVD now that the concert is over.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Pies to sell

  1. Butterscotch with peanut butter/oatmeal crumbs

  2. White chocolate cream

  3. Chocolate marshmallow cream

Friday, April 11, 2008

Lying, driving, and singing

  1. Playing "I Doubt It" with my younger girls and always winning. It turns out that my kids aren't very good liars.

  2. Another driving lesson for my middlest child, this time in the Chevy van.

  3. Listening to my girls sing together. It always blesses my heart.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fun language lessons

  1. I got so tickled during my French lesson today that I had to turn off the CD and take a break. The lady asks, "Where is city hall?" And the man answers, "City Hall Square."

  2. Then I hit another French phrase that made me giggle so much I had to stop for the day---"Je peux m'asseoir" (I can sit)

  3. I spent our Spanish lesson whispering to my daughter, and I gave her the giggles this evening, too

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Another driver in the family, kisses, cheap lunch at Subway

  1. I spent most of the day in the car, taking the girls to the orthodontist and then running errands in town, but my oldest drove most of the time, so it was a much more relaxing day than it would have been otherwise.

  2. I saw a very pregnant woman today with a t-shirt that read, "It all started with a kiss."

  3. Special deals at Subway

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Lilacs, still cut flowers, scrapbook time

  1. The lilacs are starting to come out, and there is a nice big bush that I walk past to go to my office at Belmont.

  2. Many of the cut flowers in the house still look and smell good, even ten days after we first got them. It's so nice to have cut flowers around until our flower bushes here start blooming.

  3. After I finished some work this evening, I had the time to start a new scrapbook about our days in Luxembourg.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Line dry, communism, slider

  1. Clean sheets hung on the line to dry

  2. Discussing history and communism with my oldest

  3. Finally completing level 13 for Slider on my Super Collapse game

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Fathers and sons, quiet, mostly sunny and 75

  1. My Sunday school teacher told us an amusing story about his son trying to take him down. My teacher probably weighs 300 pounds, and his high-school-aged son probably weighs less than 120 pounds, even soaking wet.

  2. My husband had errands to run in town this afternoon, so he took the kids to their various choir practices and youth groups, and I had a quiet Sunday afternoon to myself.

  3. It is a beautiful day --- mostly sunny, and 15 degrees warmer than yesterday, about 75 degrees today.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

  1. Getting the photos downloaded from my cameras

  2. Sorting through old papers from in my office

  3. Getting caught up with the laundry

Friday, April 04, 2008

Rain, Hitchcock, clean clothes

  1. Another day of rain --- so that the creek will be full and the trees and grass will be green

  2. An evening of watching old Alfred Hitchcock television shows on the computer with my middlest child

  3. Driving lessons for my middlest child, driving down to the mail box and back

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Classes, teaching, sleep

  1. Spanish class with my oldest in the morning so that I didn't have to drive back into town in the evening

  2. Having her with me so that she could do some of the driving today

  3. Going to bed early

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #48

And a bonus . . .
The boys getting a bath in the washing machine:


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

April Fools' Day

  1. I gave my Belmont students a quiz today based on my dad's favorite statistical joke.

  2. I told the girls that they were having tests, but I did let them off the hook.

  3. Watching Ocean's 13 with the girls