Monday, August 29, 2011

Life as Usual

On the Boardwalk
Monday, August 15, 2011

My kids, 7, 5, and 4 love to play Monopoly.

They only sort of know how to play and so I get endless enjoyment out of listening to them trading properties and building little green houses.

Last Call
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Each time we visit the house and wander around I am amused by the empty drink containers left behind by the works. I don't know why exactly this amuses me. Somewhere in my head there is a poem or a short story about what each drink choice says about each worker. I can't quite make this idea come into focus for me but am amused just the same. So today I documented it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I spent all day (and night) editing a short video entry for a chance to attend a Photography Business workshop.

I shot my video here in my bathroom.

And I didn't win, FYI. But life goes on.

Losing my cool
Thursday, August 18, 2011

The car (our only car) has been in the shop since Monday. When we picked it up today the bill was a little over $1300. (Plus the cost of the rental car we'd been driving for 4 days.)

Don't ask me how I felt about that.

Of course I assumed that after paying that kind of money to have the car fixed that the consolation prize would be that at least now the car worked.

So imagine my dismay when is started to overheat while I was picking the kids up from school.

This was taken about 5 minutes before it started dinging and flashing at me.


 Notice also the outside temperature of 117 degrees.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The damage we found this morning........(tree down, screens blown off windows)

....After last night's rain storm


Icky germs
Saturday, August 20, 2011

Today I picked up from the pharmacy the SECOND antibiotic for some member of our family in just 2 weeks. I certainly hope this weekly trip to the Instacare is just a fluke and not something we are going to make a habit of.

But while I was waiting for the prescription to be filled I got the kids new toothbrushes. They got to decorate them with the enclosed stickers, a project that kept them happy and entertained for a full 45 minutes. Seriously. Which made those slightly overpriced spin brushes worth every penny.


Dear Grandma
Sunday, August 21, 2011

I love the letters that the kids write to their grandmas!

Zoey still very much has kindergarten handwriting but she is actually a really good little speller. Well, phonetic kindergarten speller, but still pretty good. She is completely into writing lists and stories and poems right now.


Liss said...

my kids don't even bother with the board! they just want the player pieces and all the houses :)

Andria said...

You make me want to do a project like this, but I know I would start and then forget about it two days later.

Allison said...

So sorry about the car, we have had similar problems after paying a fortune. Let's just say the people at the shop are a little scared of me:}
We got Caitlyn into Diamond Ridge a newer school up past Walmart on 6200 S. We are really happy with it so far.

HeidiPie said...

You are doing a great job with this blogging 365 things. I must say, really!! I almost feel impressed to try it sometime. But, I still feel like I wouldn't have as much luck as you. I wish you luck with your car. And I don't know how you deal with that long commute every day, I think I'd go crazy. Really crazy. But alas, this too shall pass. Have a great week this week!

orangemily said...

Sorry about the car!
Crazy heat!
Sweet letters!