Sunday, November 27, 2016

Day 313, Tuesday, November 8, 2016

I voted today, for President of the United States.  This is the first time that I can say that I voted to keep another candidate out of office, not that I felt the one I voted for was the best choice.  I didn't think either candidate was a good choice to lead our country.

Day 312, Monday, November 7, 2016

I can't believe that one of our rose bushes is still blooming in November.

Day 311, Sunday, November 6, 2016

This is the entrance to the emergency door of one of our local pet centers.  Rescued Heart has the cutest entrance in the back of the building.

Day 310, Saturday, November 5, 2016

Jen, Cindy, Cyndi, Me, Rachel and Stacie, went to "Totes for Ta Ta's" in Morton this evening.  We bought new and used purses and totes to support breast cancer.  Cyndi bought the most purses at 8!  We had a really good time and are planning to go again next year.

Day 309, Friday, November 4, 2016

Our little friend, Allie won the certificate at the school carnival for "Craft Day with Miss Aprile and Miss Cindy".  I'm not sure who had more fun, Allie or Me and Cindy!

Day 308, Thursday, November 3, 2016

This is so me!

Day 307, Wednesday, November 2, 2016

There was a horrible hail storm this afternoon.  I had to go pick up Coco for the groomer.  It looked like it had been snowing!  I have never been in the car when it was hailing and I hope I am never in the car when that happens again!

Day 306, Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I have finished my October Daily album.  I have wanted to do an October album for a few years. I tried to relate the pictures to fall and Halloween.  October is my favorite month!

Day 305, Monday, October 31, 2016

All of our staff dressed up for Halloween as pirates!  I made treasure maps and spy glasses for Cindy, Jennifer and me.

Day 304, Sunday, October 30, 2016

We got to see Wicked at the Civic Center this afternoon.  Wicked has to be my most favorite play of all time.  We saw it a few years ago and I wanted to see it again!

Day 303, Saturday, October 29, 2016

We went to Starved Rock State Park for the day.  We walked to Wildcat Canyon.  It was a beautiful day and I walked 34 floors, too!  We ate dinner at Famous Dave's in Bloomington, using my birthday discount.

Day 302, Friday, October 28, 2016

This tree is always so beautiful in the fall.  I see it everyday on my way to work.

Day 301, Thursday, October 27, 2016

Today is my 59th birthday.  We went to eat dinner at Red Lobster, tonight.  Lobster tacos for me!

Day 300, Wednesday, October 26, 2016

It is amazing to see what a couple of sheets of foam core board, colored bulletin board paper and some duck tape can make!

Day 299, Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cindy and I are working on the Pirate Ship for our Book Fair and for Halloween.

Day 298, Monday, October 24, 2016

I got these flowers last night from Rob, Cyndi and Peyton for my birthday!

Day 297, Sunday, October 23, 2016

We had a family dinner at Our Inn for our October birthdays.

Day 296, Saturday, October 22, 2016

We ate at Railhouse today.  They had bats hanging from their light fixtures for Halloween.

Day 295, Friday, October 21, 2016

Marquette Heights is well known for the men's club Spook Hollow.  They set up a scary Halloween production in the woods behind the ball diamonds.  This year, they will have 3 weekends for the event.  They use the money to donate to other projects in the town.

Day 294, Thursday, October 20, 2016

I went to take pictures of some of the things my dad has to sell.  I posted them on Craig's List and on a For Sale page on Facebook.

Day 293, Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Jennifer got her Lightbox all decked out for Halloween.  I so need one of these, lightboxes!

Day 292, Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Today was pet day in Miss Look's second grade class.  I came home at lunch time and picked up Coco.  He loves to come to school with me and have all the kids pet him.  He did all of his tricks for the students, today.

Day 291, Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy Boss's Day to our Principal, Jennifer.  We enjoy working for her.

Day 290, Sunday, October 16, 2016

I was digging in my Halloween stuff, looking for a couple of costumes.  I found this mini book that I did several years ago.  There are many different pictures from our Halloween days.  This one, was our first Halloween together.  We went skating at the Chink Rink.  We won first prize for our Dracula and the Bride of Dracula!

Day 289, Saturday, October 15, 2016

Let the sale begin!  We priced the household stuff by the "box".

Day 288, Friday, October 14, 2016

My dad is trying to sell all of his "stuff" from his house and garage before he moves in with my brother and sister-in-law.

Day 287, Thursday, October 13, 2016

We worked at Poppie's until we were all too hungry to move anymore.  We ordered pizza and finished getting ready for the garage sale on Saturday.

Day 286, Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Since I got the Peanut Butter M&M's, yesterday, I didn't want my Peanut M&M guy to feel left out.  He has been on my desk for many years.  He is actually a computer screen cleaner. He has the cleaning fabric on his back!

Day 285, Tuesday, October 11, 2016

This pumpkin tea light and Peanut Butter M&M's appeared on my desk this morning.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Day 284, Monday, October 10, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner and the Halloween store has opened.

Day 283, Sunday, October 9, 2016

I recently bought these new pens.  They are so much fun to play with.

Day 282, Saturday, October , 2016

We moved my dad to my brother's house this morning.  His house has sold and he no longer wants to live by himself.

Day 281, Friday, October 7, 2016

Our friends have a farm and their pumpkin crop this year is awesome!  Love those Clark boys!

Day 280, Thursday, October 6, 2016

Today is the tenth anniversary of "Peyton Day".  10 years ago, Peyton became an offical member of our family.

Day 279, Wednesday, October 5, 2016

We have a "No Tardy Tater" program at school.  We have reduced our tardies to less than one a day.  I made a huge potato head to use for our school to record the days that no one is tardy.  Each teacher has a regular potato head for their classroom and place a piece on everyday that there are no tardies.

Day 278, Tuesday, October 4, 2016

We have been working at my dads house.  Tonight, he grabbed this hat and had Peyton pose with him.

Day 277, Monday, October 3, 2016

My Happiness Is...Linus and the great pumpkin!

Day 276, Sunday, October 2, 2016

Halloween JamBerry nails.  Bats and witches legs, oh my!

Day 275, Saturday, October 1, 2016

Today was World Card Making Day.  We held a scrapbook crop at our school.  On the wall behind us is a painting of the "world".

Day 274, Friday, September 30, 2016

This is the only watermelon I bought this year.  It was fantastic!

Day 273, Thursday, September 29, 2016

Jim bought this potting bench for me to use when I replant our house plants.

Day 272, Wednesday, September 28, 2016

We began our day with Prayer at the Pole.  

Day 270, Monday, September 26, 2016

I temperature cooled off a little bit, so Coco and I got to go for a walk at Coal Miner's Park this afternoon. This huge tree is hollow through the middle at the base.

Day 269, Sunday, September 25, 2016

Rachel took this picture of Cody and Jordan on the riverfront beach at their house!

Day 268, Saturday, September 24, 2016

Yep, Dave the Rootermatic guy had to come to John and Stacie's house just before their party today!  UGH!

Day 267, Friday, September 23, 2016

This is my new motto.

Day 266, Thursday, September 22, 2016

Today is the first day of Autumn!

Day 265, Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I drink Diet Snapple Peach Tea every single day. For many years, I drank raspberry lemonade....on to tea iit is!

Day 271, Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Our card swap is in a few days.  I made this Christmas card for my swap card.

Day 264, Tuesday, September 21, 2016

I love the month of October for many reasons.  I am planning to watch this movie at some point in time.