Saturday, October 31, 2009

Love Hate

Monday, October 26, 2009

teen driving

Our daughter just got her temps. This is an exciting time for her, but it does highlight the unfortunate fact that we have just one totally working car and three soon-to-be drivers (our second car technically works, but one must not go over 30 mph, which is sorta hard to tell cuz the speedometer doesn't work (NOTE TO SELF: google how fast 2 rpm's is).

Somehow Rick and I are getting the sick feeling we'll be pushovers (as usual) and be stuck home without a car on a regular basis. Good grief. Life sure does come full circle.

So I'm doing what I do best: concoct far-reaching impractical schemes that will never pan out. And most importantly that I would never even do anyway. Cuz I'm practical. But I like to waste time.

For a short while (minutes) I thought maybe I could find an old golf cart. Cheap and doesn't go too fast. Eh... wouldn't work as I don't think she's that self-actualized YET. Plus the pesky little winter problem. Then I thought maybe she could use my husband's scooter. But then the visual of a big semi smashing into it (and her) pretty much eliminated that thought (and her - UGH!). And then there's that pesky winter problem again.

So on the way to school one day, the answer was right there in front of me! Safe AND cheap! Plus if she happens to be driving past a house fire she can earn her much-needed community service hours! Bingo!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


When our daughter Samantha was 4 years old, we did an evil, evil thing: we put a little tv in her room. She had chronic ear infections (almost constantly), and tv was all that would help her sometimes. Our whole family was exhausted and at our wits end and frankly, there were times I desperately needed a break.

Well, now that she's 6 and isn't sick all the time, we've decided it's high time to remove it. I mentioned this to her as I was snugging with her at bedtime. I told her we were going to take the tv out. She sorta complained a bit, not bad. I said, "You're going to have to play with your toys and color and stuff more." Since her toys are pretty pathetic lately, I asked her if there's anything she'd like us to get for her room.

She said, "Yeah. A pool and a hot tub."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

my DAD

The local paper here in Green Bay did an article on my dad (sculptor). Check it out HERE.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Supah's post-it note Tuesdays...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

homework oops

Upon checking Samantha's homework folder, I found this "tally practice" we had after supper one night. Yes, there really were 8 farts after supper. And yes, this *almost* made it to school and into her dear teacher's hand.

Monday, October 5, 2009

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Thanks everyone,