Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fun Finds Tuesday !!! Why, because it's Tuesday.

Little Birdie on my doorstep: $2.47 clearance at Michaels
Instant Inspiration that hits me when I look at this little guy : Priceless

1914 Typewriter (in working order) + time spent with my loving husband (Adam found this for me at an Estate Sale I dragged him too. He got it for $15!!! He has a bit of the bargain shopper in him as well) : Priceless
How do you like the photo? I threw the wedding box I made in there for good measure :) ...more pics of that in a post to come....)

Pink Glass Cake Stand Trio : $14.95 from ABC Distributing

Vintage green glass measuring cup (actually on loan from my mom, it was my great grandma Bealle's ): Priceless

Owl Bank : $ 7.00 Clearance from Target
Adam's response to my insanely intense need to own this owl. "You have been talking about it for weeks! It is finally on sale...... GET IT!!!!" : Priceless :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

practice vocab...end world hunger??

While blog hopping(through Tastespotting) I found a website that is supposed to help end hunger through the UN Food Program. Now, I don't think I am going to end world hunger all by myself just by playing a game on the computer:) but I thought if I tried this out and had just one or two people (the one or two that read this blog!!, yes that's you!:)try it that it might make a small difference to someone, somewhere.

So the website is Freerice.com . Anyone who knows me knows that I love to read, practically anything (at least anything that can keep my attention, such as young vampires in love or aliens taking over our bodies...just joking ..kinda....i also love many classics, just to defend myself) well because of my love for reading I of course love vocabulary(I am often correcting peoples grammar and usage of vocab, which is often times annoying to them......just ask Adam). So I was drawn to this website where you can practice growing your vocabulary(but it doesn't have to just be Vocab, go to 'Change Subjects" and you can try ART, Grammar, Chemistry, Geography, Math and Languages--Spanish, Fench, Italian & German and at the same time help in ending hunger around the world. Take a look at the site, just spending 5-10 minutes a day on it could really help. I spent about 10 min. on there and in the process got 10,000 grains of rice donated. They donate 20 grains for every right answer ( now, I know that is GRAINS, not pounds....but if we each spent some time on there whenever we were on the computer, I think it could make a difference, right?! )

In just checking out each of those options and having a little fun, I just donated another 4000 grains of rice and that was while I was at work making phone calls, appointments, etc.

See how many grains you can donate. It's actually kinda fun!!

***Funnily enough while I was writing this I had a memory of a fight I got into with a friend in 6th grade all about grammar. I'm not going to use names but my friend J was saying something or other about us playing ball with "the boys" and she used the term "catched" in whatever she was saying. Well, me in my 'know-it-all-ness' for some reason didn't let that go and I turned to her and condescendingly said " j, is it Caught. C-A-U-G-H-T!" (yes I even spelled it out for her) She got this look of rage and then we had it out in a little hair-pulling cat fight that ended quickly as recess ended and we had to get back to class. I thought of that and laughed... What a little PUNK I was! Ha, Ha, Ha

* Wait, is 'Funnily' even a word??? Guess I'd better get back to practicing my Vocab.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Is Summer Fun, Done????

Chase is going to school in California this year, so he went back to his mom's last week. It's been a little lonely without him and we miss him so much. He started school yesterday and called afterwards to let us know he made a friend!! He was so excited! I'm happy for him that he is enjoying it and making friends fast but I miss him. I am already looking forward to when we get to go pick him up and bring him home for a week or so at the next school break. Here are a couple of pictures from the day he left. Luckily, I had work off, so Chase & I got together with some friends and went to Peter Piper Pizza. We had a lot of fun! Here are a couple of pictures from our lunch. Notice the last one. Each arm around a girl, both whom have said they are going to marry him.:)   Oh man, they need to stay little forever...........