Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Day 330, Tuesday, November 26, 2013

When I drove to work this morning, the Cat tractor was sitting in front of this house from yesterday.  When I got off work, the house had been bull dozed.  You can see the piles of wood in the driveway.  I'm afraid the house behind it will have the same thing done to it.  You can see the blue tarp on the roof.  It is the picture from Friday.

Day 329, Monday, November 25, 2013

This house is on Coolidge, which is two blocks from our house.  The roof is almost gone, the garage is gone, the other side of the house is open and you can see the interior walls.  I fear it will be torn down.

Day 328, Sunday, November 24, 2013

Jim and I went shopping early this morning for Thanksgiving groceries.  We got everything on our list...and then some!

Day 327, Saturday, November 23, 2013

We have been watching the squirrels in our area bury their "treasure" in our yard and surrounding lawns.  Today, this little guy was on top of the garage eating a snack.  Actually, he looks like he has been eating more than he has been hiding!

Day 326, Friday, November 22, 2013

This is one of the houses three streets from my house.  The F-2 tornado destroyed so many homes in it's path.  I hope they can get their belongs out.  You can see the insulation in the tree limbs.  So very sad.

Day 325, Thursday, November 21, 2013

This is my normal snack for 10:00 a.m.  The contents vary from week to week, but I have always have raw veggies, fruit and low fat ranch dressing.

Day 324, Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I spent a couple of hours today at Rogers.  I took the pictures for Grandparents Day.  I had the best job of all.  I got to see all of the kids in 3, 4, 5 grades and their grandparents.  Some of them I saw on Tuesday, too!

Day 323, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Just before Thanksgiving, our school invites all of the grandparents to school to enjoy lunch with their grandchild.  I took their picture in the library with the book they "adopt" for $5.  We put a sticker in the cover of the book with the grandparents name and the students name.  The children get to check the book out first.

Day 322, Monday, November 18, 2013

As a result of the storm, our power was off until about 6 p.m., Sunday night.  I didn't have to go to work today because our school district didn't have any power until about 3 p.m.  Coco thought it was a good day to play and so we did! 

Day 321, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Today was a very sad day in Central Illinois.  We received this Emergency Alert on our iphones.  We had just left home to run some errands.  It rained and the wind blew a lot!  End result was an F-2 tornado two blocks from our house and an F-4 in Washington, IL.  The next few weeks and months are going to be a rebuilding time in our area.  

Day 320, Saturday, November 16, 2013

I went to Pumpkin Glass in Morton.  Jim had given me a gift card for my birthday.  Well, it cost him a "few" more dollars, as I found more than what my gift card was worth.  I must go back there soon.  There are a few make and take classes that would be fun to do!

Day 319, Friday, November 15, 2013

I have been making Christmas cards off and on for several months.  Tonight, I finally counted how many I have ready to go and figured out that I needed to make a few more.  I had punched these stockings last year and had them assembled, so I made some stocking cards.

Day 318, Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Birthday, Cindy!  Nothing better than sharing the work day with your best friend, except maybe it being her birthday and you get to have "that cake" from Costco!

Day 317, Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Coco and I love to walk at Coal Miner's Park.  We took this "selfie" this afternoon.  I had to hold his head still to get a picture without blur!

Day 316, Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Today is November 12, 2013.  I wanted to do something with the "numbers".  I took this picture at 9:10, 11/12/13.

Day 315, Monday, November 11, 2013

I found this eagle on the internet.  I thought it was great for Veteran's Day.

Day 314, Sunday, November 10, 2013

Nothing better than Shrimpfest, coupon and gift card!

Day 313, Saturday, November 9, 2013

This is the best week I have had for a long time.  It has been a struggle to get my 70,000 steps.  My knee has been bothering me.  I got a cortisone injection on October 14 and have been able to walk more steps everyday! 

Day 312, Friday, November 8, 2013

We have been hosting a garage sale in our all purpose room during parent/teacher conferences.  I bought a bunch of these tubs for Jim to use in the garage.

Day 311, Thursday, November 7, 2013

Today is Nate's 32nd birthday!  It is hard for me to believe it has been 32 years since I held him for the first time.  We went to Jonah's Seafood House for dinner tonight.  He got the salmon and really enjoyed it.  Happy Birthday, Nate!

Day 310, Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cindy and I pose in front of the "scene" we created for our fall PBIS festival.  The children all had their photos taken in the "photo booth" and got to go around the building doing which ever activities they wanted to do.  It was a fun day!

Day 309, Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Jim and I went to see the play "Elf" tonight at the Peoria Civic Center.  I loved the movie and the play was funny and very entertaining.  I think we will be buying the movie to watch during Christmas.

Day 308, Monday, November 4, 2013

Coco graduated from the Intermediate puppy class tonight.  He has really become friends with the other dogs.  He was and still is afraid of big dogs, but has gotten so much better.  He still needs to work on his commands.  We probably will do some refresher classes after the holidays.  Petsmart allows you to take the classes as many times as you need to.

Day 307, Sunday, November 3, 2013

John and Stacie bought me the Peanuts "Happiness Is..." for my birthday.  There are different scenes and ornaments for each month!  This is the November Thanksgiving one.

Day 306, Saturday, November 2, 2013

We ate lunch at Famous Dave's.  Nate was sure enjoying his meal!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Day 305, Friday, November 1, 2013

Our DVR is almost full, so we are going to watch as many recorded shows as we can this weekend!

Day 304, Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!  Here is my little tiger, waiting for the trick or treaters.  It was an awful night, raining off and on.  We only had a few brave spooks tonight, so they got lots of candy!

Day 303, Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The leaves on the trees are all turning.  I took this picture last night as Coco and I went for a walk.  It has been too cold to walk outside in the morning, but we still get about a mile in after school.

Day 302, Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I think this scarecrow is really cute.  I got him at Micheal's last year.

Day 301, Monday, October 28, 2013

Coco looks so cute when he has his puppy spa day.  He can't wait to get that kerchief off!

Day 300, Sunday, October 27, 2013

Today was my 56th birthday.  We went to eat lunch at Flat Top Grill.  We stopped at Michael's because Jim gave me a gift card.  I hadn't look for the distress paints here, but they have all the colors.  Guess I know what I will be using my coupons for with my gift card!

Day 299, Saturday, October 26, 2013

Jen, Cindy, Stacie and I went to Bloomington to the Rascal Flatts concert!  It was the fourth time I have seen them in concert.  The Band Perry and Sweet Water Rain, opened the show.  It was a great time with our daughters!

Day 298, Friday, October 25, 2013

Cindy gave me my birthday present at school today!  I got lots of great stuff to craft with.  I can't wait to play with my new supplies.

Day 297, Thursday, October 24, 2013

Today is my mom's birthday.  I created my locket to celebrate her birthday!

Day 296, Wednesday. October 23, 2013

Our blinds seem to work pretty good.  We got them at Ikea in January.  They sure make the window look a lot different!

Day 295, Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Our school had a fundraiser at Culver's tonight from 5-8 p.m.  We ate dinner and a percentage of the sales came back to our school to support our positive behavior program.  I took pictures of the students with "Scoopie" and of course, I had to get my picture taken with Scoopie, too!

Day 294, October 21, 2013

We have been going to Petsmart on Monday night for puppy classes.  Tonight, Coco was "cruising" the plush aisle in search of a new toy!

Day 293, October 20, 2013

Jim and Nate put up the rails for the blinds this morning.  Jim is using his "level" app on his iphone.

Day 292, Saturday, October 19, 2013

I saw this post on fill a "holey ball" with fabric scraps and treats.  It should keep your puppy busy for hours.  Well, it didn't take Coco but a few minutes to destroy the ball itself!

Day 291, Friday, October 18, 2013

We got our order today!!

Day 290, Thursday, October 17, 2013

This poster has been hanging in our lounge for a few months.  There are some really great quotes of inspiration from some famous athletes.

Day 289, Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Today was Mrs. Dietrich's first Boss's Day.  Cindy and I bought her a name plate to place on her desk.  We think she liked it!

Day 288, Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nate had to have a test done on his gall bladder today.  He got to watch the radioactive meds go through his gall bladder on the screen above his head.  He has bile reflex.  Which means the bile in his gall bladder is back washing into his stomach.  He will be taking some meds to see if it helps.

Day 287, Monday, October 14, 2013

I had to go to the doctor this afternoon.  I got another shot of cortisone in my right knee.  I have been waiting as long as I can stand the pain.  I can only have 3 shots in a calendar year. I had the day off for Columbus Day.