Friday, June 22, 2007

Deleting the Old Blog Post

I'm going to copy the post from February with the one comment, so I can delete that old blog.

Saturday, February 24, 2007
New Blog

I can't seem to link to the old blogger account, no matter what I try, so I'm starting this new one.

It would be a shame to quit blogging.

Well, we've all had colds AGAIN. This makes the 2nd round this year. I felt so lousy Friday I told peeps at church I would not be there. I have to teach a class of 4 year olds, and I was supposed to do a sharing time for about 12 or so kids from ages 3 to 6 in Junior Primary. I was going to do a lesson about Joseph Smith's family and their farm in NY. I was thinking of giving each kid their own packet of seeds to plant in a garden. I know where I can buy some for 10 cents a package. I will probably still do that, because my sharing time has been delayed until a later time when I am feeling better.

Well, I am feeling better than Friday, but still coughing, sneezing, and congested a bit. I plan on sleeping in on Sunday. If it is icy out, they will cancel Church anyway.

I am doing okay on the diet, but not great. I have maintained the weight loss, but I've been craving sugar and potatoes. We had roast chicken, baked potatoes with butter, and asparagus for dinner. I bought a boatload of frozen vegetables, some organic tangerines, and organic red delicious apples at the Giant Eagle.

I ran into Cygnus and Lady Cub on the Giant Eagle parking lot. It was fun to talk to friends, even if we were blocking traffic, hee!

Mom2BJM said...

Woo Hoo! I'm the first commenter on your new blog! Sorry that you had to lose your old one!

TOnight I'm going to take my sewing machine to help the YM sew kapotes.. Not sure how that is spelled, but it's some sort of warm coat made out of a blanket, for them to go to some camp. Yeah.. fun tonight. I'd almost forgotten until DH reminded me at 4 pm!

February 28, 2007 3:18 PM

Beautiful Day here

DH is home working on the driveway, and DD should be home this afternoon from camp. I need to get out there and do some shopping. I also need a haircut and a pedicure. I hope you're having a nice day where ever you are. The outside temp is 77 degrees Fahrenheit right now.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

What is the world coming to?

It seems so many bad things are happening in the country, with the missing pregnant mother, and the mom and 3 kids being found shot in their SUV. Here in Frederick we had a family that was found dead in their home, from homicide and suicide. The mother is missing, and I fear she was killed by the father before he took his life and his children's lives. So sad, to be so desperate and crazy.

Then when I was on vacation in Utah, I heard another story about a father in Frederick County killing his kids and then himself. I was mortified that our local community was again the focus of sad news.

I will continue to pray for those poor families. There are no easy answers when these kinds of things happen.
One Word Survey: As Kimmah said "if you read it, you must answer it--either in comments or on your blog. even if you've already done it, dammit. play along, play along. "

1. Where is your cell phone? handbag

2. You're single/taken? taken

3. Your hair? Average

4. Your mother? dead

5. Your father? dead

6. Your favorite thing? Crabcakes!

7. Your dream last night? none

8. Your favorite drink? Diet Rite

9. Your dream car? Prelude

10. The room you're in? Living Room

11. Your ex? Nerd

12. Your fear? Cancer

13. Where were you last night? Surfing

14. what you're not? Dieting

15. Muffins? Blueberry.

16. One of your wish list items? Sunroom

17. The last thing you did? Ate

18.What are you wearing? dress.

19. Your pet or pets? Dusty Sneakers

20. Your computer? Acer

21. Your life? decent

22. Your mood? tired

23. Missing some one? DD

24. Your car? Voyager

25. Your work? Goddess.

26.Like someone? Me

27. Your favorite color? blue

28. When is the last time you laughed real hard? 6/14/2007

29. Crush's first name? Dagwood

30. Dream job? Librarian

All answers have been edited down to one word, because I din't follow directions. Sorry, Mom! I'm not tagging anyone, though.

I Have the House to Myself

DD is away at girl's camp this week. She'll be home tomorrow. DH is, of course, at work, but he will take a day off tomorrow to do some work on the driveway project. I think I should go out and take pictures of before and after. I'm hoping he gets the job done this weekend.

So, what have I done with my time to myself? Mostly I've been waiting since Tuesday for someone to come and put in a new windshield. It's supposed to save me time, huh? DH said it was better than going to a shop, but I disagree. If I took it in to a shop, at least I would have taken a book, and read or had someone drop me off when it was finished.

We put in an order to Windshields to go online last week. I choose Tuesday as the installation date because I thought we could get it over with early in the week. They were supposed to send me an email confirming the order. They said they sent it, but I didn't receive it. I called them. Fortunately, I had a copy of my order.

They said they couldn't send anyone out until Wednesday. Okay, I had spent time waiting for them Tuesday. Then I waited for the call on Wednesday. The person I spoke to was from the 1-800 number that is used nation wide to make the orders. Well, a local person was to have called me between 8 and 9. I waited until 12:30PM before I called them. It turns out they did call someone with an answering machine, although it was not me - they must have called the wrong number. So, I was waiting, thinking I could not take a shower because they might call. Stupid, I guess, since I do have an answering machine, but I could not even remember what time they were supposed to come out. In these kind of situations, you sometimes get surprised like we did when the satellite television guy came out in the morning, instead of the afternoon.

So, I called, and the person at the 800 number told me he'd call me back. The local place called soon after and told me they must have called the wrong number. Bottom line: The windshield they received arrived broken, so they have to reorder it. So, no windshield for me until after noon today. DH will be happy when we finally get it done. We have to pay out of pocket, because we have a $500 deductible. The job costs $236.95.

We've decided to keep the van running for a couple of years. I guess I can survive. At least, the A/C is working.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

I am getting a new sewing machine tomorrow, and I'm kind of excited. It will be the first higher priced machine I've ever owned. I'm hoping for better performance. It is made b Juki, a company that manufactures industrial sewing machines, and I was only able to find one review on it. It comes with a Barbie machine, LOL. I think I will try to sell the new Barbie (retails for $29.99) on Craig's list. I will also try to sell the old Brother machine, because people are always interested in buying them used to save some money.

I also ordered a new Hoover upright. We have a canister that DH thinks is fine, but I disagree. The new upright only costs $59.99, so I'm not spending a fortune. I read good reviews on it, but I only want something I can use easily. If it doesn't work so great, I'll try returning it or save up for a Dyson.