Thursday, February 28, 2008

Funny things are everywhere

You know, Dr. Suess wrote a great book about funny things being everywhere..not just on Jake's blogspot!!! (Check out the Stuffed DNA on one of her recent posts). They can be things or happenings and you just gotta laugh.

So, a funny thing that is recent. Very recent. S hasn't really lost his job, but he is not sure he wants to keep it. The shop where he is/was working is closing. The owner wants to move most of the mechanics to a shop in another city, but there was no discussion of pay or where they would work. It is already a very crowded shop. It has been an interesting experience being a part of a place that did their best to get him, promised him one thing and then gave him something else. Tillamook wants him back, but then we would be apart again....It is definitely bemusing. We will keep you posted as to what we are planning on doing now.

J still hasn't had his tryouts yet. Jazz band is a class that takes place on a day for 'special' classes, so when there are assemblies..well, they happen on those days. J said none of the other classes are Jazz band! he gets to go skiing again this weekend to make up for the aborted trip he went on a few weeks ago (they were stuck in traffic for three hours due to an accident).

Gardening here is uncertain now. Mostly because of where we may or may not be. I have never actually planted stuff in this zone. When we were here when T was born, we didn't have much garden that I remember. I think we borrowed the neighbor's! It would be fun to grow watermelons though!

Still reading the Joust books. Am halfway done.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Short Post

Very staccato note!
OK, at the library again, it is loverly outside. We had rain and then sun and it is very nice. I miss the rain. I really want to start a should be fun, yet a lot different from Tillamook.
Went to the dr today, so had no kids. Dr is very nice and personable, I think everyone will like him.
Haven't heard from T in a while. J does his jazz band tryout this week, last week they had an assembly! He was really annoyed that they ditched his jazz band for an assembly. He is working on a puzzle for shop, it is very cool!!! I was quite impressed.
Still reading the Joust books, I picked up the last one in the series today. That is way fun! I now own the whole series!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Late in Feb.

I am using T's computer, we have not sent it yet and it is not letting me do photos or spell check. However, it is nice to get to go online and hang out for a while. So, maybe he won't get this after all!!!!! No, I will send it tomorrow...unless I can get to the PO before it closes today.
Babysitting has been fun, the dogs are always a joy! (not) They have a tendency to run off and need picked up. They are cute, though. Tiny critters of a mixed breed. We made Sunnypatch hats today (lots of twirled pipe cleaners and bugs that they colored were glued on in a variety of forms. They turned out rather cute.)
My neice has a birthday soon. OK, both of them are having birthdays soon. One will be 4 and one will be 19. Amazing how time flies.
Spring appears to be on the way. There are bulbs up everywhere and they are so purty. Even if they are just shoots. It is still very cold, though. Today it was 29ish this am. BRRRRR. I am going to put together a mulch area this weekend. That plan is in a book I am not sure how to spell the title of and then I have more great ideas from 'Trowel and Error' by Ms. Lovejoy. It is so much fun to read gardening books! But, it will be different gardening over here.
The books I am reading this week are the Joust series by Mercedes Lackey. I ordered the last one with a gift certificate I got for my birthday. It is one of my few series I don't have packed somewhere!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Well, it is Valentine's Day and I was told by someone that today is also 'Single Male Awareness Day'. Cute, huh?
Not much going on here. Heard from T, he is playing airsoft in the woods, but it is called tactical something or other in wooded terrain.
I just wanted to let people know that we are still here and putting the best foot forward one day at a time.
Book of the day, the Valentine's book by LM Montgomery, The Blue Castle. I read it EVERY Valentine's Day. It is wonderful!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Still here.

OK, we are still around. Just not able to use the net much. I am at our Athena library now and not much has been going on. Lots of babysitting, but I think I may have gotten the kids to recognize that 'p' is for parrot!!! Cool, huh? Also, for pirate, purple, and pink!
House in Helix is still there. More on that subject later.
It appears T's orders are changed again. He might be leaving mid March. Better than this next week!!!!!! His Sgt told him he needs to relax.
Books of the week are a series by Mercedes Lackey and some one else...The Obsidian Trilogy. The other author is a man and wrote a kids book I recognized. They are pretty good.