Friday, February 29, 2008

What’s On Your Refrigerator? Meme & ContestThis is an interesting contest because my refrigerator is a total disaster. Our lives are posted on the refrigerator. Go to Heart at Home (which by the way is a great blog) to enter your own refrigerator in the contest and get more details. So here it goes... Drum roll please...

So you see, I have a real need for Clutter's Last Stand.

I have schedules, our calendar, children's artwork, pictures, school lunch menu, babysitter info, award ribbons, and that's just to name a few things.

So go on over and let's see what's on your refrigerator!

Friday FUN

When I was teaching, we always had Friday FUN. So that's what I am calling my Friday posts. Before the FUN begins, we have water and normal water pressure. Until last night, we were still trying to take showers under a trickle. Boy, times like these make you appreciate the little things.
Now for the FUN. Tomorrow Bruster's Ice Cream is having Pajama Day. If you go and wear your pjs (can be just pj bottoms from what I understand), you get a free waffle cone. Guess where my family is going to be tomorrow night? All 6 of us are getting ready for bed and going to get ice cream. I think the kids will love it but not too sure about my dear hubby.
Tomorrow Zman is racing his pinewood derby car. He has worked so hard on it and it looks great. Just so happens, I have a picture. Of course it is patterned after the Grave Digger monster truck.

Gman has a piano festival so we are going to rush back after the festival and see if we can make it to see them race the car. Keep your fingers crossed and maybe he'll win.

What are your FUN plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


I was over at Rocks in My Dryer this afternoon checking out Works for Me Wednesday and guess what I found. This is interesting and I think anyone who is married needs to step up to the challenge. It is called "The Challenge". Just take a peek and see if you are up to it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Still... NO WATER

We are going to be a very stinky family this week, if the water situation is not fixed soon. I did get a shower at 10pm last night at my dad's house. But we woke up to torrential rainstorms. We did find out the reason for no water. They are replacing the holding tank in our community well. So do you think it will be fixed in the rain and lightning today? Probably not. Laundry is still accumulating and now the dishes are too. But what's a girl to do? I guess try to catch up on some organizing and scrapbooking.

Monday, February 25, 2008


Today was craaaazy! Of course, is there a Monday that is not crazy? Little J is on the waiting list for a private preschool for next year. He was 6th on the waiting list. At 11:25am, I received a call from the school. The girl says, "It is open registration and we have 5 spaces left. It is first come, first serve." So, I called my dear hubby. He says "YES"! I turn to Little J and say, "We are in a race with other mommies and we've got to get ready and go." We make it to the school by 11:50 and we are now the proud recipients of the last space. Little J is so excited. He tried to take his back pack out of the car when we got there. But... the madness doesn't end there.

We get home and NO WATER! Thankfully, we had already eaten lunch. But NO WATER means NO SHOWER and NO LAUNDRY! So my mountains of laundry are growing higher and higher.
So I'll climb that mountain tomorrow. What do you do when there's no water. Go to the park. And pray the water returns.

A fun afternoon but when we returned NO WATER! So still no shower and an ever-growing pile of laundry. But tomorrow is a new day. And I, for one, hope it brings WATER!

And to end this Madness on a funny note. While I was racing to put Little J's socks and shoes on, he picked up a baby toy and exclaimed...

"Look, Mommy! Boobies!"

Out of the mouths of babes! Now do you see why I call this Monday Madness?!

I Know You Are Out There!!!!

Come on now people! I know you are coming to visit my blog so leave some comments. I can see by my sitemeter that you are there. Just leave something. Even if it is constructive criticism. Let me know what you think. I WANT COMMENTS!!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

My Baby Girl Is Walking

MCgirl is walking! Here is a little clip of her walking to me. I do finally have enough sense to turn the camera right so just keep watching.

(Boy, do I sound like a hick or what?) Oh well, my baby girl is walking. And if you notice, Zman is putting bunny ears on her in the background. Brothers!

Friday, February 22, 2008


Gman is playing the fiddle. The librarian at the elementary school started a program called YAMS (Young Appalachian Musicians). The volunteers are teaching the kids traditional music and to play by ear. Gman is doing great. We went to a jam session tonight at Oolenoy Community Center. It was great. Several of the YAMS showed up and they let them play along in the "circle" This is such a great experience for the kids.

Playing "Little Liza Jane" Sounds great!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Beginning

This is my first post on my brand spankin' new blog. I've wanted tro try my hand at keeping a journal or something, so this is my attempt to remember. I love to read about others' everyday lives so here is a peek at mine. The reason for this blog. To keep track of the little everyday things.

Things like MCgirl laughing wildly at her brothers' silliness.

Or Gman playing the piano while his siblings dance.

Or Little J dumping a 5 pound bag of sugar in the pantry floor.

Or the curiosity of Zman after finding a snail on the deck.

There are so many little things that I know I will forget as time goes by. This is just a way to keep those precious memories fresh in my mind. Welcome to a glimpse of our family.