Saturday, July 19, 2008

Living room furniture, clean room, moon rises

  1. Now with the new sofa in the family room, we moved out a section of the old Ikea navy sofa to the living room, opposite the current living room sofa, so that when company comes, we have somewhere to sit and talk in the living room. Also, with the new sofa in the family room, we moved out the old brown chair that my husband loves and put it in our room. This means that the rocking chair that was in our room can now go to the living room. It actually is beginning to look like a living room in our living room!

  2. To make space for the old brown chair my husband loves, I finally cleaned up my room. I had piles of clean clothes on the rocking chair and the cedar chest, and I finally got them hung up today.

  3. It's hot and hazy today, but it makes for very beautiful moon rises.

Friday, July 18, 2008

A day in town

  1. We spent the whole day in town today, and we got tons of things accomplished, like my husband's written test for his motorcycle license, eye exams for my husband and me, lunch to celebrate good grades, and tons of shopping.

  2. My eyes are changing rapidly at this point in my life, but I still don't need bifocals. Hooray!

  3. Good deals: two beautiful dresses for my baby (one light blue and the other peach-colored with a lace color) for only $4 each, and a used sofa for the family room for only $50.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

All A's, good day of programming, pink light

  1. My oldest and I got her last reported test grade today, so now it's almost official (though we haven't seen a copy of her transcript yet). She made straight A's for her freshman year! I'm so proud of how hard she has worked for this.

  2. After some trouble remembering my Excel macro programming skills, I had a very good programming day today

  3. Today was hot and humid with no clouds in the sky. At sunset and before, the whole sky was a hazy pink. I decided it was a perfect time for a shower. It was so lovely to be surrounded by pink, smelling like the Amazing Grace soap that my mom gave me for my birthday.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #54

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Scrapbook tools, picked up living room, my brother's laugh

  1. I was organizing my shelves before school starts in a month (and picking up the hallway, living room, and office), and I happened to look in a box marked "scrapbook fodder," and underneath the fodder were some templates and other scrapbook tools that I hadn't been able to find as I was unpacking. I also found some of the extra tools that I had bought for the girls but hadn't been able to find since we moved to Tennessee. I love it when I find things accidentally!!!

  2. All three girls helped me clean the living room and it looks great.

  3. I'm recording from some old tapes of my mom's so that she can have CD's of the family singing. In one of the songs, my brother starts laughing. It's subtle, but it makes me laugh when I hear it.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Eiffel Tower in dominoes, space for the sunflowers, package in the mail

  1. The Eiffel Tower, in honor of France's National Holiday today:

  2. Weeding in my flower garden. It feels good to give the sunflowers some space.

  3. A new backpack for my new laptop arrived today in the mail.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Church in Nashville (or close enough to Nashville), The Italian Job, IMDB reviews

  1. We visited a new church today, and I felt like we had finally crossed the line between the "country" churches and the Nashville churches. This was the first church I had ever attended that had a steel guitar as part of the "band". This was also the first Assembly of God church I had been to in a very long time with an organ. And, I had never really imagined a steel guitar and an organ playing at the same time. It was an interesting experience. (They also had a piano, drums, and a bass guitar in the band.)

  2. We watched The Italian Job on DVD, and I could actually understand Mark Wahlberg. He usually mumbles too much for me to understand him (see for example, Planet of the Apes from 2001.)

  3. The sci-fi lovers in the house watched The Beast of Yucca Flats yesterday evening. They told me it was the worst movie ever (and it's my fault it's in the house because I bought a box full of "Horror Classics" for my middlest daughter for Christmas). They were telling me about the movie, and I decided to look it up on IMDB. I laughed so hard at the reviews. You can click here to read them for yourself. I particularly enjoyed the one titled "Useful as meditation device" from 13 June 2005 by drmality-1.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Mexican food, rain, dominoes

  1. The girls cooked us Mexican food for lunch.

  2. Rain.

  3. Playing dominoes with the whole family.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Our garden

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Signs we saw on the way to the orthodontist

  1. "WE BUY _CRAP METAL" (There was space for a missing "S")
  2. "Fine Swine Bar-B-Q"
  3. "Used Cows For Sale"

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #53

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Howard Caine, web stuff, sudoku

  1. My middlest daughter figured out that Lewis Morris of New York ("New York abstains, courteously") in the movie 1776 was played by the same actor as Gestapo Major Wolfgang Hochstetter on "Hogan's Heroes" television show --- actor Howard Caine. We looked him up on IMBD and found out that he started playing the banjo as an adult, and that before his death, he had won 29 awards for playing traditional 5-string banjo. We also learned he was born in Nashville, TN. Very cool.

  2. I've finished updating a bunch of web pages for my web site for my business. I'm very happy with how everything is coming together, and about how much I'm learning new about different aspects of web publishing.

  3. I scored in the overall Top 5% for time at my favorite Sudoku site.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Big puffy clouds, vegetable cream cheese, dominoes

  1. Clouds and cooler temperatures in my office (back to work today after the break for the 4th)

  2. Bagels and vegetable cream cheese for lunch (to satisfy a craving I've had for weeks)

  3. Playing dominoes with the girls for the first time in a long time

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Green; red, white, and blue; clean

  1. A nice gentle rain overnight. The grass and the garden look greener.

  2. Stealing one earring from one of the girls today so that I would be wearing red, white, and blue. The girls looked very patriotic in their church clothes today, even if my middlest only had one of her heart-shaped flag earrings.

  3. While the girls and I were at church and grocery shopping, my husband cleaned up all of his junk from the back hallway behind the kitchen. He threw things away, and took things out to his workbench, and hung things in the closet in that back hallway. It looks really nice, and now we have access to the back cabinets and the back kitchen door. Very exciting.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

"This is the Time I Must Sing", new computer, "Sit Down, John"

  1. My mom gave me some old cassette tapes that she found, with music from my parents' church from the early to mid-1980's. There are several solos by my dad. Mom gave them to me to copy to the computer, and though there was a small learning curve, I managed to get several songs recorded, and without "tape hiss". It was really nice to hear Daddy singing again.

  2. Thanks to several new clients, I bought a new Toshiba Satelitte laptop computer, and I'm finding that Windows Vista was not as bad as I had expected.

  3. Watching 1776

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

  1. My God
  2. My family
  3. My country

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Shopping Day

  1. Store-closing sale on purses at Wilson's leather

  2. "Sidewalk Sale" at KB Toys

  3. A snack at Krispy Kreme while my husband was tool shopping at Harbor Freight Tools

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #52

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

More flowers, lazy day, Nightcourt

  1. The hibiscus are beginning to bloom, and that means I will see more and more hummingbirds!

  2. I did absolutely no work (for pay) today.

  3. Old Nightcourt episodes