Today is the last day of September. Where has this month gone? We rode our bikes this morning for 45 minutes...about 4 1/2 miles. Ate lunch at Culver's and went to the Art Fair on the river front in Peoria. I also did the Clickin' Walk 2012, downtown Peoria. This is my favorite shot from the walk. It is the windows at the Civic Center, showing the reflections of the buildings across the street. This is one very tired girl tonight!
Sunday, September 30, 2012
I had a very busy day! I went to body pump, ran some errands, ate lunch at Avanti's, bought potting soil and a whole bunch of fall bulbs. When we got home, Jim took a nap and I worked outside in the flower beds, planting bulbs, trimming hostas and cleaning up my house plants, so I could bring them in for the winter. We went to eat at Panera and on the way home the moon was so bright and it wasn't really dark yet. I grabbed my camera and tried to capture the moon. This is the best photo!
Coco and I have been walking after school everyday. He just sniffs everything and runs along on the street. We don't have any sidewalks, so we have to walk in the road. Today, he got two sand stickers in both of his front paws. I will have to watch him closer, so he doesn't walk in those weeds!
I have been using my cricut at school. These are the footballs, hockey pucks and soccer balls for accelerated reader. As the students reach their goal, they get to write their name on one of the balls, football for lst quarter, hockey pucks for 2nd quarter and soccer balls for 3rd quarter. There is a bulletin board near the library for them to add the balls. One student from each classroom is selected to eat lunch with the principal.
We went on a bike ride today. It is starting to get dark by 6 p.m. and we can't get a bike ride in before it is too dark, during the week. We loaded our bikes on the back of the car and rode the bike trail from the river front all the way to the end and back. It is about 6 1/2 miles. It was a little cold, but we enjoyed it just the same!
The annual fish fry at the Bundy's was this afternoon. Rob spends most of the summer catching blue gill and crappies for the fish fry. We also have a hillbilly golf and bag tournament. It was a great day to be outside playing games, eating food and visiting with family and friends!
Early this week, Mr. Goss asked me to make some signs for school using my cricut. We had early dismissal today at 11:30, so Cindy and I worked all afternoon cutting the letters out of vinyl. We applied vinyl to old street signs. We still have several others to do, but we got this many done today!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
It was 4 months ago today, that I met the breeder in the parking lot at Cracker Barrel in Lincoln and brought Coco home to live with us. He is a ball of energy, he still has potty accidents and yes, those are chew marks on the chair legs, but he makes my heart happy!
I have been buying watermelons from a local farm stand. I love watermelon and this year they have been really sweet. This one was seedless, however a couple of weeks ago, they only had the seeded melons and it was the sweetest one ever!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I went to Nikki's to create some cards and a scrapbook page. Nikki has great ideas for pretty cards and I always love her scrapbook style. Tonight we made 4 Christmas cards. I hope to make more of these to send out this year. Thanks again, Nikki for being a great friend.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
My friend, Tiffany has two boys who love to be outside with their Dad and Papa doing farm chores. Today, I went to the field and took some pictures of Zane in the combine with Papa. If you look really close you can see his little red head in the cab of the combine. This machine is amazing to me, it cuts the stalks, shucks the ears of corn, strips the corn off the cob to a holding bin and shoots the remaining parts out the back!
Stacie met me at Parkside tonight for the Body Pump class. I started taking the weight lifting class in June to tone my muscles. Yes, I was very sore (and so was Stacie) at first, but I am so happy I have stuck with the weights. I still don't lift a lot, but it is making a difference in how I feel!
I make "kits" every week with fruit and veggies. I vary the contents as the fresh fruit changes with the season. Right now the strawberries are very sweet. This week, I had red grapes, strawberries, carrots, cucumbers and mushrooms. I make at least 5 or 6 containers as that seems to be the magic number for freshness!
I have been doing some scrapbooking. This picture is from 2002. It is 10 years old and is on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. I switched to 12 x 12 in 2003. I still have a few layouts to do from 2002! It sure is hard to complete a page when there is so little "real estate"!
This weekend is the Marigold Festival. Many of the businesses and community groups plant flower beds with marigolds and other flowers. This one has really taken off since we have gotten some rain. It is on the corner by the fire station and is sponsered by the Hoe and Hope Club
We went to Springfield this morning. Our first stop was Sheel's Sporting Goods store. There are several different statues in the front of the building. This one is a fisherman catching a fish. We did some other shopping and ate lunch at Panera. It was a nice day for a drive to Springfield.
I saw this idea in the very last issue of Scrapbook, Etc., magazine. I didn't complete my canvas exactly like they did in the magazine, but I do like how mine turned out. The one on the left is Jim and I at Mackinac Island in July. The canvas on the right is of St. Pete Beach, when we went in July of 2009. They are now hanging in my "beachy" bathroom!