I heard the helicopter at school this morning. I went out to see it. I took a couple of pictures as it was hovering over the trees. It landed in the park by our parking lot. The rope has a "saw blade" attached and it was trimming the trees along the highway. Each of those saw blades were about 24 inches in diameter and there were 10 of them. That was one big "chain saw"!
Monday, February 24, 2014
I borrowed Rob's truck to finish moving Nate's furniture, etc. This is the road to his house. It was almost flooded because the snow is melting, the rain is falling and the ground is still frozen! Just enough road left to pass through. Made me really nervous to drive through with my car. Bluebird hill was even worse!
Coco is looking in Nate's room. Winston is in his kennel, just on the other side of the TV stand. He doesn't want to go in there to see Winston. He is getting more brave with each passing day. I don't think these two will ever be "friends". But hopefully, Winston won't take a bite out of Coco!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
It is snowing again today! I was out and about several times today. The lagoon looks so pretty in the snow, but I am really tired of the weather. I was off work today for President's Day, but I am pretty confident, if we had school, it would have been a snow day!!
I went to a scrapbook retreat at The Barn in Dahinda, IL. I spent the night with 5 of my girlfriends in a barn that was built in 1995. It has a loft for sleeping 6, small galley style kitchen, bathroom with a claw foot tub and lots of floor space to set up tables and enjoy our scrapping time. I can't wait until the next time I can go. There was a lot of snow on the ground and we got more during the afternoon.
Jim and I went to the Peoria Chiefs stadium tonight for a private dinner for two in one of the suites. We had shrimp cocktail, soup & salad, chicken & steak, potatoes & veggies and chocolate cake. It was nice to have a quiet dinner and see the downtown area by night light. It was fun and Jim was really surprised!
We went to Springfield this evening to the opening of the Annie Liebovitz exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Museum. She is a famous photographer who has taken pictures of the presidents, famous rock stars, movie stars and works for Vanity Fair magazine. This group of pictures is of famous places and things instead of people. We got to talk to her and she was running around the hall taking selfies with phone cameras!
I have been going to water aerobics since the first week in January. My doctor suggested I try non-weight bearing exercise to help with the pain in my right knee. I really enjoy the warm water and the hour I spend in the pool on Tuesday and Thursday.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
I got a text from Ty this morning. Seems he is out of yellow legal pads and wanted me to go to Staples to get him more. I responded we had plenty! Then he remembered, I don't work for him anymore! Made me laugh. I do miss him, though!
I changed my locket to wear during February. I took all the "snow" related charms and put the away hoping that would end this winter weather. I don't think it is working, but I am very lucky to have my conversation hearts for my locket!
This is Mr. Al our evening custodian at school. He has been "suggesting" he needed a cup holder on his garbage can. Stan found this stroller cup holder and we attached it to his can. His coffee cup fit perfectly in the holder. Now he wants the "boom box"!
We have been finding candy wrappers on the floor in our office at school. Jennifer thought we might have a mouse. This morning, we found the "mouse hole". When the new heating/cooling units were installed last summer, the old units were removed. This hole was left in the wall in Jennifer's office. Inside you can see the foil from the Hershey's Kisses that were stolen from our Christmas gifts in December! Stan stuffed steel wool and caulking in the hole!
I bought this chalkboard frame at the Marigold Festival in September. I am going to write important messages on it as I see fit. Today was snow day number 6 for the school year, the second day this week. The temp is too low for the kids to be outside for very long. This seemed to be a fitting message for my day today!