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Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Can anyone tell me (in simple terms) how big a 10 cubic yard dumpster would be?? I thought, logically, it would be 30 feet by 30 feet by 30 feet, but once we started trying to imagine how big that would be, we decided it couldn't be the correct dimensions. Anyone know?? =)

said    at 8:28 PM


I kind of committed to taking a picture a day, after my mom blogged about it and said, "A great man once said..." well, go read for yourself. That great man was my father. He was always trying to get the 'perfect' photo. He was a wonderful photographer and I've always made it my goal to try to get as creative as he was when it came to taking pictures. There are a lot of opportunities to get the perfect photo; everywhere you look, there is beauty around us. My dad took more perfect photos than he would have ever admitted to, and we all know that. He and my mom are my inspiration to taking a photo a day. The only thing I have to do now is POST them, eh? Anyway, it's a great idea and I know 'you can never take too many pictures.' (more famous words from my dad.)

It is definitely autumn and I love it! Cool in the morning, warm during the day, and cool at night again. Maybe we can hang onto this weather for more than a week...

I best get off this computer before my co-workers come walking into the door; (they're so nosey.) =)

Have a blessed day, and make the most of every moment of it!


said    at 8:14 AM

Sunday, September 25, 2005


Good Sunday afternoon to you. I decided last night that I wanted to get at least a couple of October blinkie calendars done before October begins. I'm working on my second one now. Also, I decided to make a little Halloween-like bear mood, so I just finishted with 'ghostly.' I'll share it at the bottom of my post...

Ok, here's a challenge for you. Please take a gander over to my mom's site, grumbleeze and see if you can figure out what is strange about a photo she posted this morning. I'm anxious to find out myself. She's going to let us know tomorrow so go on over now and take a guess, ok?

It's raining, it's pouring, and my kid wants to go to Michael's for some beads. (I guess a million isn't enough.) =) I'll tell her that we'll wait until the rain slows down a bit before we leave.

Thought I'd share this with you... until later, take care!

"A small lantern that sheds only enough light for the next step will still illuminate the entire journey."

...and my newest mood bear:

said    at 3:03 PM

Saturday, September 24, 2005


I learned something new today; dogs lose their baby teeth and grow adult teeth. Ok, don't laugh because I didn't know this. We've never owned a dog before...

We found a little tooth laying on the living room floor and we discovered blood on some of his chew toys. I immediatly got on the internet to look up info on puppies and teeth. It confirmed that there is nothing to worry about. =)

I made a little graphic that I'll put on my sidebar for awhile. If you want it, take it to put on your blog. I should have it uploaded to my adoptables page by the end of the day. For now, just right-click and 'save picture as.' (oops. almost forgot to add it here...)

Have a blessed Saturday.

said    at 10:24 AM

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


The garage is almost done; they just have to finish putting the siding on and then I guess the next step is the cement floor. Yay. We also got a bid from the guy that's supposed to do the house part of the project and I think we can tell him it's a go. We've been seriously discussing how the inside of the house is going to be layed out and I think we're in agreement as to what rooms will be where. My husband expressed an interest in having a dining room but with the kitchen the size it is, and considering there's only 3 of us in this house, I told him we don't need a dining room. "What about when my kids and grandkids come over to eat?" Um, that MIGHT happen about once a year so I don't see the need to have a room sitting there (not being used) with a huge dining room table in it just so we can fit all his offspring in it, when we could use that room for something more functional (for us). (I think I won that argument.) =)

It's off to work I go... have a glorious Wednesday, all!

said    at 8:12 AM

Monday, September 19, 2005


Ok, so it's September 19 and I still have my August calendar up..... oops.

I've been taking pictures of our house project as it progresses; so far the garage is the only thing that shows progress but it looks like it'll be done soon and then the house can get going. THAT'S the part I'm really looking forward to. I could really care less about the garage, except it'll make the husband happy and that's always a good thing.

I've really gotta get motivated to do some graphics and such. I can't remember the last time a made a new blinkie or any adoptables. I also really need to change the layout here. Why can't I get motivated??

If you're bored, go check out monday madness and answer my questions. Thanks!


(I can't ftp my mood bear graphic right now.... *sigh*)

said    at 7:41 PM

Monday, September 12, 2005


Another work week... and I have a ton of things to still get caught up on. I know it's technically still summer, but I find it odd that we're having 90 degree weather right now. Actually it's not too bad because the humidity is down, unlike during the REAL summer months when it's 90 degrees and 90 percent humidity. Wednesday it's supposed to be cooler; more like autumn. And that gets me thinking about changing my blog look too.

We took my daughter and a friend to Auburn Hills last night for a concert and didn't get home until 12:30 a.m. Earlier in the day we had our annual church picnic so yesterday was pretty much 'eaten up' with must-do's. But I have a light house cleaning week so I hope to get some relaxing in. Also, I believe the new season of Survivor begins this Thursday, right? It's the only show I'm looking forward to seeing; well, I'll watch The Amazing Race again when it starts too.

I did post new questions for Monday Madness this week if you're interested in playing. I took last week off; just didn't feel like coming up with anything.

Our garage is still going up. The guys told my husband that they work on Saturdays and Sundays, but they were nowhere to be seen this weekend. I hope they get that garage up soon so they can start on the house. It's going to be getting cold here soon and we have to finish before winter sets in.

I'm off to work now; hope you all have a blessed week. Take care.

said    at 8:16 AM

Thursday, September 08, 2005


I KNOW my dad sent us that rain we got last night. We haven't had rain in almost a month (I think) and since our garage is actually started, and yesterday was the day the guys put the posts in the ground and filled the holes with cement, the rain was needed to help set the cement. I called my mom and told her that they just poured the bags of dry cement in the holes where the posts are and of course we wondered what my dad would think about that. There's no one else I would have called to ask that question. I'm sure there will be many more tmes when I will want to just instinctively call my parents' house to ask my dad a question and now I have to realize that he isn't there to talk to... It's the simplest things that sometimes pull us back to the reality of the death of a loved one.

My mom is SO strong. She says my dad taught her how to be strong and she credits him for her strength. Also, she is right when she says he really would want her to stay strong and keep going on... What a beautiful friendship and marriage they had, and she's got that to hold onto as well. I know she feels blessed with the time she and my dad had together.

I must get to work now... take care, and have a blessed week.

feeling a bit...

said    at 8:09 AM

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


My mom has been blogging; I haven't. She has said a few words about the passing of my dad and she really has done a beautiful job.

My parents raised us so that we would know how to take care of ourselves when we grew up. I think they did a good job because I don't think there's ONE of the six of us who couldn't. They also raised us to reach for the highest goals and to be confident that we would achieve them. My dad always told us not to settle for anything, and that we will spend the rest of our lives learning new things. So true... I'm now learning how to move on, knowing that my dad is not with us here on earth anymore. I know he's with us in spirit and I hope he knows how much he is loved and how much impact he's had on his family and anyone who's ever met him. He is missed and will be for a very long time.

So in case you were ever wondering why I haven't blogged in over a week, I just haven't felt like it. My mom even had to push me to make at least one September blinkie calendar before it gets too late into the month. Actually, she's got the right idea; even though it's hard to be as "normal" as posssible, it's probably a good thing. And I WILL get back into everything that I've always done; it's just a challenge right now.

It's time for me to start my job. I'll see you around. Take care, and let those you love KNOW that you love them every chance you get!

feeling... and sad at the same time.

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