Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Day 149, Wednesday, May 29, 2013

We enjoyed our staff lunch at noon, today.  I got my 25 year pin!  My hire date is 8/8/88, so I am just completing my 25th school year.

Day 148, Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Project Life finally arrived at our Hobby Lobby.  I was hoping to get one of the products that Becky Higgins autographed, but our store didn't have anything autographed.  I see lots of coupon use in my future!

Day 147, Monday, May 27, 2013

Coco loves to chew on these strings.  They are from the chewy bones he likes.  Cindy bought him the first one when he came to live with us last May.  I have bought about 6 new ones and he chews the bones up and keeps the strings.  I tie them together and he unties them!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Day 146, Sunday, May 26, 2013

We went to eat lunch at Our Inn.  We saw Bob and Lucette!  We sat and talked over lunch and then talked some more.  We haven't seen them for a very long time.  It was great to catch up about our families and relive some old memories!

Day 145, Saturday, May 25, 2013

Jim and I went to the NCAA Tennis Championship tournament today, in Champaign.  There have been matches for the past two weeks.  We didn't get to see much U of I tennis, but we did get to see some awesome tennis.  It rained just as we were getting to the courts, so all of the matches were moved indoor.

Day 144, Friday, May 24, 2013

No, I didn't go to the farm today, the farm animals came to us!  We had a petting zoo for the last positive behavior celebration.  Sheep, pot belly pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, bunnies, geese and a donkey.  The students loved petting all the different animals.

Day 143, Thursday, May 23, 2013

I finished this Zentangle in my sketchbook tonight.  I used a circle template to start the center and outer most rings because I wanted them to stay round.  The rest is free hand.  I love how the shading always makes the tangles look 3 dimensional.

Day 142, Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Coco had a puppy spa day.  He always looks so cute when I pick him up.  He loves the girls at the Ark.  

Day 141, Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I got a surprise in the mail today!  A gift card from Tom and Cathy to Michael's.  I try to send them cards, often, so Cathy just wanted to say thanks and to support my habit by buying more supplies!  Thanks!

Day 140, Monday, May 20, 2013

One year ago today, I drove to Lincoln and in the parking lot of Cracker Barrel, I bought this little puff of fur!  He only weighed 3 pounds and 13 ounces.  He is about 10 1/2 pounds now.  I am so glad I found him!

Day 139, Sunday, May 19, 2013

We read the newspaper and were in the yard working by 8 a.m., this morning.  I completed this "tower of pots" that I saw on Pinterest.  I worked in the flower beds and Jim worked in the garage.  I stepped on a mound of dirt and jammed my bad knee!

Day 138, Saturday, May 18, 2013

We stopped at Home Depot looking for a Hydrangea plant.  I also had to get some orange spray paint for school, so I was in the paint aisle and I just couldn't resist picking up these paint chips!  These colors made me smile!

Day 137, Friday, May 17, 2013

I subbed at Rogers school today.  Dara asked me to water her orchid.  On Friday's, she puts 3 ice cubes on the soil.  It was a really important job, as she emailed, phoned and left me a note about this.  (She must  know I don't really have a green thumb!)

Day 136, Thursday, May 16, 2013

I took Coco for a walk at Coal Miner's Park tonight, just as the sun was beginning to set.  I love to walk or bike this trail....however, there were too many bugs for me tonight!

Day 135, Wednesday, May 15, 2013

These little chicks came to school to visit today.  Our incubated eggs didn't we borrowed some from another school.  The students love to see the baby chicks, but these had to go back to their homeroom class.

Day 134, Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Kindergarten classes study butterflies during the spring.  We always get painted lady butterfly larvae and the students get to watch the caterpillars change into butterflies.  Today, all three classes released their butterflies!

Day 133, Monday, May 13, 2013

These are the cards that we swapped last monday.  We were supposed to make an anniversary, wedding or baby card.  They all look great to me!  Thanks, girls for an awesome group of cards!

Day 132, Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!  We went to lunch with my parents, John and Stacie at Kouri's.  Later in the day we went to say Happy Mother's Day, to Jim's momma.  I think we have some great looking mom's!  Love you both!

Day 131, Saturday, May 11, 2013

We went to the greenhouse today to get some bedding plants.  I saw a tower of pots project on Pinterest and bought petunias to put in the pots.  It is still a little cold at night to plant them, but we will soon!

Day 130, Friday, May 10, 2013

This is my latest Zentangle tile.  I try to work on one everyday after I finish my sandwich at Subway.  The one on the left is my sample I printed from Pinterest and the right side is my tile.  They always look just a little different because I am not a very good copier or I try something not in the sample.  Anyway, it relaxes me for just a few minutes at lunch time.

Day 129, Thursday, May 9, 2013

I got a lot of Skinny Cow candy bars from students at school this week.  It is Staff Appreciation Week and the students have been bringing us thank you's every day.  Parents Club asked us what our favorite candy, flower and fruit was.  They sent a note home with the students and we got lots of gifts.

Day 128, Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I am so happy that my friend Nikki is going to have some classes again!  She is such an awesome Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  I can't wait to stamp with Nikki again!

Day 127, Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I ordered this iphone cover from Shutterfly.  This is one of my favorite pictures from our family photo shoot last June.

Day 126, Monday, May 6, 2013

Meet Lucy!  My friend Stacey just got a new puppy.  She is just 8 weeks old and is so very cute.  Stacey also has two other dogs...a Lab and a Great Pyrenees, so this little girl will have to hold her own with them.

Day 125, Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Cinco de Mayo Day!  We had taco's and enchilada's for dinner tonight.  Dessert was simple and everyone got to make their own sundae!  Love having my family over for dinner,

Day 124, Saturday, May 4, 2013

Nikki, Linda and I had a great time during National Scrapbook Day.  We spent the day at the Knights of Columbus hall with about 20 girls.  I got about 8 layouts done from kits.  They sure are easier to work on at a crop.  There was food, fun and lots of prizes.  Kellee Mumm hosted a great event and we all want to get together again to crop!

Day 123, Friday, May 3, 2013

This was my last tulip to bloom.  It is a deep purple, almost black.  I planted them all at the same time, but the purple ones all took longer to bloom and for some reason they are all really tall!

Day 122, Thursday, May 2, 2013

Our lilac bush is in full bloom.  I just love the smell of the flowers.  I think the lilacs are doing better this year, since we cut the tree down last summer.  We have had a bunch of flowers this year!

Day 121, Wednesday, May 1, 2013

For our 37th Wedding Anniversary we went to eat at the Fish House.  Jim had steak & lobster and I had steak & shrimp.  It was probably the best anniversary meal we have ever had.  We even had dessert!  (thank goodness for those extra WW points!)  Thanks for sharing the past 37 years with me, Jim!

Day 120, Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I have been making some goody bags to give out during our National Scrapbook Day crop.  Kellee is hosting the event and I have been helping by making some tickets, too.  I can't wait to spend the day with my scrappy friends on May 4th.

Day 119, Monday, April 29, 2013

I have been eating a lot of strawberries lately.  They are so sweet!