Saturday, March 28, 2009

Great school week, daffodils, room in my bathroom

  1. The girls all had a **great** week at school this week. I'm so proud and happy. So today, to celebrate, they spent a good part of the day at the creek, including a picnic lunch at the creek.

  2. My daffodils look so happy today.

  3. My husband finished fixing the problem with the chimney, and now the tools and supplies are out of my bathroom. Hooray!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sweet 16, Day 2

  1. Michigan St. 67, Kansas 62
  2. UNC 98, Gonzaga 77
  3. Villanova 77, Duke 54 (yes, I know this game was yesterday, but I'm still smiling)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

NCAA Basketball

  1. Villanova 77, Duke 54
  2. Duke lost their basketball game and looked terrible
  3. Did I mention that Duke is out of the NCAA basketball tournament? There is no group of people in this country that deserves it more than the nasty, ill-mannered, Yankee snobs at Duke.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday #63

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Blooming trees, cool breezes, working hard in school

  1. The pear trees are starting to lose their flowers now, but the redbud and the cherry trees are blooming now. So pretty.

  2. The AC is broken in the math building, and it was hot as Hades in my classroom. But we went outside, and it worked. My students think I'm awesome, and they aren't even old enough to have hot flashes, so they didn't even fully appreciate the cool breezes.

  3. All three girls are having another great week in school. With rain predicted later in the week, there should be plenty of time and water for creekin'.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday music

  1. Offertory: "Toccata in A Major" by Paradisi
  2. Choir Anthem: "Jesus, So Lowly" by Friedell
  3. Closing Voluntary: "All Gloary, Laud, and Honor" by Paul Manz

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday #62

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Growing up, my dad always wanted us to wear orange instead of green for St. Patrick's Day because we were Irish Protestants and not Catholics. It was difficult to buck against the peer-pressure for wearing green when I was younger, and it didn't help that I didn't own much orange. Orange is not my color. But as I get older, I find it easier to wear orange. So Daddy, for you, a very orange St. Patrick's Day at our house.

  1. Now I always have something orange to wear because I have an orange ribbon to remind everyone about the importance of leukemia research.

  2. My Dad's favorite dwarf, Doc, also wears orange for St. Patrick's Day

  3. My youngest daughter's panda (whose name is Leo, after my dad) wears orange for St. Patrick's Day, too

P.S. My oldest went with a more traditional approach with her braces this month, but if you drink enough orange drink and eat enough orange jello, you can get your teeth and tongue to be orange.

Friday, March 13, 2009

St. Patrick's dinner, Kung Fu Panda, moving

  1. For supper we had Irish casserole (cabbage, potatoes and corned beef) with orange jello for desert---the beginning of our St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

  2. Kung Fu Panda

  3. "I want to move it, move it" on the preview before the movie. That song really does make me want to move.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Scrapbook readiness, imagination, warmth

  1. In about 20 minutes, I got some serious cleaning done on my scrapbook table, and I'm ready to work.

  2. I chalked up a personal best on Tetris today, finally going over 200,000 points. My mom says I have no imagination when it comes to Tetris, so I'm happy that I'm finally getting better. Maybe my imagination is improving.

  3. Darin got the wood furnace going again after some trouble with the ventilation. I'm sitting beside the furnace, under my denim quilt, and enjoying the warmth.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday #61

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Perfect goldenrod eggs, nap, a real spring break

  1. Goldenrod eggs for lunch. With help from all three girls, it turned out as close to perfect as possible, and looked really lovely.

  2. Time enough for a nap this afternoon

  3. All caught up with work for clients. Now spring break will start in earnest!

Monday, March 09, 2009

New web designs, BoBerry biscuits, no teaching at Belmont this week

  1. A great meeting this morning with exit42designs to talk about my web course ideas.

  2. BoBerry biscuits

  3. First day of my spring break from Belmont

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Sunday's hymns

  1. "On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand / All other ground is sinking sand."

  2. "Hidden in the hollow of His blessed hand, / Never foe can follow, never traitor stand; / Not a surge of worry, not a shade of care, / Not a blast of hurry touch the spirit there."

  3. "Every joy or trial falleth from above, / Traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love"

Saturday, March 07, 2009


  1. Mom took us to EarthFare to shop for lunch and dinner. It's fun just to walk through and eat all the free samples. The best free samples were the pea pods and the homemade cheesecake.

  2. Lunch: chicken and spinach sausage with creamy Gouda cheese

  3. Dinner: shrimp with Mama's shrimp sauce and asparagus

Friday, March 06, 2009

New nephew/cousin

Thursday, March 05, 2009

No tears, spring air, driving skills

  1. I didn't make anyone cry during the test today.

  2. We had beautiful weather for driving.

  3. My oldest drove almost all the way to my mom's house today, even through Knoxville, while I slept most of the way.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Wordless Wednesday #60

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

My blond girls, eating more chicken

  1. Watching the backseat-drama-queen karaoke on the way to Belmont

  2. Being tricked by my two blonds, who switched clothes and glasses and usual seats in the car, and it took me a long time to notice the switch

  3. Dinner at Chic-Fil-A

Monday, March 02, 2009

Warmth, Tuna Noodle Casserole, Richie Ashburn

  1. Finding out that even if the furnace isn't quite working, the heat pump keeps the house warm enough (at least for a couple of days until we get the exhaust problem worked out

  2. Tuna Noodle casserole for supper---just like I used to make all the time when I was much younger (my brother remembers with regret), from the recipe from my grandma that she got from Mrs. Ashburn, whose son Richie Ashburn is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. How's that for 8 degrees of separation?

  3. My favorite Richie Ashburn quote: "The kid doesn't chew tobacco, smoke, drink, curse or chase broads. I don't see how he can possibly make it."

Sunday, March 01, 2009

European breakfast, new snow, communion

  1. Hot white chocolate to drink and chocolate cresents for breakfast

  2. New snow that makes everything look clean and bright

  3. Communion, to make our souls feel clean and bright