Thursday, April 26, 2007

Something cheery

My dad said that I don't update my blog often enough, and he's always right so I'm updating twice today! ...and I thought we ought to move back to something cheery, as this is a cheery blog.

"Overheard in the Office" and others are websites that document how awful life in the city is. Today in 2nd grade I thought about "Overheard in the Spanish Room" and how much nicer it would be. The 2nd graders were coming up to the front of the room to read a story. As they came, a few were grumbling about not getting to stay in their seats.

Girl 1: "I like it because my eyesight is not that good."
Boy 1: "My eyesight is good, my eyesight is the best in the world."
Girl 1: "No it's not"
Boy 1: "Yes it is, it is the best in the world"
Girl 1: "Your eyesight is not better than God's eyesight, He has the best eyesight in the world" Boy 2: "Your eyesight is not that good, even if there was a wolf right in front of you you would not see it."
Boy 1: "Yes I would, and I would growl at it" Boy 1 proceeds to growl.

And then we read a story.

How about some excessively domestic thoughts?

I've decided to go ahead and switch from the generic detergent to this one. It's much nicer to pick up and pour in and even though it costs more I am getting it. I feel very luxurious and a little smug every time I do the laundry.

Tonight I made a very yummy dinner. I got a Rachael Ray cookbook for my birthday, and this is the first recipe attempt. It was delicious. I used regular pork sausage, and not as much, and part skim ricotta, and the extra good for you Barilla Penne pasta, and twice as much broccoli, and just a bit of Parmesan. I think it came out to be pretty good for you, and so tasty. Anna liked it, but she likes everything. She's nice that way.

For my birthday I got new knives, and they are so fun to use, but I need to learn how to use them well. Maybe the next time Sarah comes home she can teach me a little.

I also got a beautiful bag from Matthew. He did such a nice job on my Birthday. I got new knives-something practical that I wanted. A beautiful bag-something frivolous and pretty. And he fixed the bathtub-a chore done! Perfection.

Things that break my heart

Megan and Travis and Jonas and Lucy drive away on May 25, 2007.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

From hand-me-down boys overalls that are too small, with snaps that don't snap anymore, into...

An adorable dress I made myself. It only took about an hour all together, with three phone calls to my Mom. It's not perfect, but it's cute! Please comment with effusive praise. I'm so proud. I feel almost like a legitimate mother. She looks so cute in it. What fun. I want to make lots of clothes now.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Jez Luckett's gonna be on TV tomorrow morning! Go to his website for details and to find out how to vote for him.

Go Buffs!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

It looks like I have a new cleaning rag

I guess Susan was right. He's just not K-State.

I'd like to call him names, but that's not K-State.