Friday, June 04, 2010

Summer Scavengers

We are planning to join fellow Oklahoma blogger on a summer adventure! Want to come along?

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Curtis wants to know Six Random Things About ME! Well, since Curtis is about to be a millionaire and I can use more millionaire friends, I'm happy to oblige. Here they are:

1. I don't drink coffee and have never had a full cup in my life.
2. I would like to have a garden full of lilacs, peonies, dianthus, rocks, chicks and hens, moss, and roses.
3. I haven't been lonely since 1983.
4. There is a pile on my desk that is taller than me sitting down.
5. I love the smells and sounds of construction.
6. My kids think I'm funny.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Another fun way to waste time! Create your own collection!

This is what I'd buy for Spring 2009 if I were wealthy and thin:

Find me on Polyvore

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Bomb

It's Mad! It's Gay! A Libelous Display!

It's Yarnbombing! Improving the World One Stitch at a Time!

Love it.

via Charles

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

January 21, 2009

Seriously? This is what the Obama supporters did to our capitol in ONE day? This is our hope for our environment and our future?


Friday, December 26, 2008

From Charles:

Just list all the jobs you’ve had in your life, in order. Don’t bust your brain: no durations or details are necessary, and feel free to omit anything that you feel might tend to incriminate you. I’m just curious. And when you’re done, tag another five bloggers you’re curious about.

So, here's mine:

Cooker, baker and sandwich maker
Catering waitress
French horn teacher
Late night cleaner of smokey real estate office
Secretary for title company
French horn player
Deli worker/Jewish deli
Shoe salesperson
Shoe store manager/ trainer/ advertising person
Research assistant for law professor
Secretary for alumni office
Secretary for property management company

If you're one of the few who still read this blog, please consider yourself tagged.


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Clone Wars

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Have you...?

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland [I assume Disney World counts.]
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
Read an entire book in one day


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Musical Cat

by Spencer

Once there was a boy who had a cat named Lileyen. She was going to have a kitten soon. After 10 weeks she had her kitten, but it was not one kitten, it was 3 kittens! She taught them to catch rats and mice. She taught them to climb trees and how to hiss at enemies like bears, raccoons and deer.

Soon months and years went by. Soon the kittens, named Jan, Tabey and Elea, were not kittens, they were cats like their mom.

One day the boy named Spencer came from school. He got his homework done and played the piano. He liked music a lot. The mother liked art. Tabey liked soccer. Elea liked eating. But Jan liked music like the boy. The next day the boy got his homework done and played music. Jan went with him and played Lean on Me and Away in a Manger. The boy played Star Wars and The Lion Sleeps Tonight. The boy got up and talked to his mom alone.

The next day after school the boy came home and got Jan. He took her to a room with a piano in the middle of it. When someone said his name he picked up Jan and told her to play Lean on Me and Away in a Manger. She did. When she was finished a lot of people started to clap. Soon she knew where she was. She was at a recital!

Soon they gave a prize to the boy for playing Star Wars and The Lion Sleeps Tonight. They gave Jan a prize for playing the best piano piece in the city!!!!!!!!



The Best Friends

By Spencer

Once there was a cat, squirrel and a bat. They were very cold because it was winter. They decided to go to the mountains. So they started their long walk to the Rocky Mountains.

It was hard to get there when there was a blizzard, but two days later they got there and found a nice cave and made a fire to keep warm. Four days later people started coming. They saw the cave with the fire they started up the mountain. Soon they got to the top of the mountain.

The animals hid behind crystals and the fire. The bat hung upside down like he liked to do. Soon all the Indians got up. Five of them saw the squirrel! But they did not go get him. They made friends! The cat came out to make friends and so did the bat. They lived happily together.

The End.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Love You Huney

by Spencer

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Monday, September 22, 2008


by Spencer

ONCE THERE WAS A CAT, BIRD, and SQUIRREL They where very hungry. So they said they should go to the city. So they did. They started their long walk to the city. After 10 days they got to the city. As they got down the street, they saw a grocery store. They decided to go in.

They got in when the last person got out. The cat decided to find his favorite treats like cat food and milk. The squirrel wanted to find his favorite treats like nuts and berries. The bird found berries and fruit. Soon they decided to eat everything but stuff like packages and boxes.

The next day a customer said there was a squirrel, cat and a bird in the grocery store. When everybody heard that, they started to look for them. One person who owned the grocery store saw them. He started to call the police.

The police came and the squirrel hid on top of the aisle with nuts. The bird hid under a fruit. The cat hid in a bag that he had eaten before. The police could not find the animals, so they left.

When the grocery store closed, the manager locked the door. The bird found a hole in the roof. He flew out of it and he jammed the lock so nobody could get in, but the animals could get out through the hole.

The next day, people started to come in to the grocery store, but the first one there was the manager. He was going to clean up the stuff that he saw through the window. When he tried to open the door, he could not get in because the bird had jammed it tight!

Two more days later, the animals had eaten all of the food that was in the grocery store, even the eggs and cheese! Soon they found another grocery store and they did the same and they lived happily every after.



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

So, we're driving to school and my thoughts are on the traffic and the day's schedule and the woman at the bus stop and wondering what I forgot to bring along with me today. Spencer says, "Mommy, what did those guys do?"

Me: "What guys?"

Spencer: "Those guys that did that."

Me: "Did what?"

Spencer: "That's what I'm asking YOU!"

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Today is one of those perfectly fine days. The sky is clear blue, the air crisp, the wind breezy and light. I can hear a lawn mower in the distance, which is a fine background for the melody of my boys chattering away with each other. Occasionally Colin breaks out into a whistling sonata, or Spencer takes a solo of America the Beautiful. As for me, I have just finished a splendid book and have ordered another from the library. Colin and I practiced setting up the tent for next week's camping trip. I think I'll go lie about with a big orange cat and the Sunday newspaper.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Today's Bible Lesson

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