Archive for August 7th, 2008

the stranger

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

We have been watching The Stranger DVD series on Wednesday nights at church. These short (about 30 minutes each) dvd’s are really thought provoking. Tonight’s was a modern day Mary & Martha story. I was literally in tears at the end.

They are so good!

I brought tonight’s home for Matt because he was stuck messing with Amanda’s car. Again. It was the thermostat this time.



Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Futures markets have been described as con-tinuous auction markets and as clearing houses for the latest information about supply and demand. They are worldwide meeting places of buyers and sellers of an ever-expanding list of products that includes financial instruments such as U.S. Treasury bonds, stock indexes, and foreign currencies as well as traditional agricultural commodities, metals, and petroleum products. There is also active futures trading contracts allowing option buyers to participate in futures markets with known risk.

stuff I did today … before noon!

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

watered flowers

watered pinky (the horse)

fed pinky and pet his soft nose for a little while. He’s so cute.

took out all the trash and trash cans. bleached cans and sprayed with hose until sparkling clean.

cleaned and swept kitchen.

did dishes.

took laundry off line and replaced with another load. (thanks Nancy for the hanger tip, it worked perfectly!)

made my bed.

cleaned kids bathroom

cleaned my bathroom

picked up back yard.

swam to cool off.

did some weed eating.

fed izzy.

put her foot braces on. took them off.


What’d you do today?

… if you’re wondering what I did after noon?

got dressed (out of swimming suit)

hair makeup blah blah blah

took emelia to lunch. we had the veggie plate at delta. and fried pickles.

went to Mardels. bought her some t’s and a book

went to TJMaxx, bought her backpack.

Went to office to pick up CADS.

Rushed home to feed Iz again, gather clothes off line (again), wash my comforter and hang it out, put away laundry, and start supper before church!


web hosting

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

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powerful video…

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Saw this over at Heather & Reese’s and wanted to share:


power steering anyone?

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

I don’t know much about a steering box or a steering rack, but I know you have to maintain your steering system or it can cause serious problems in your car. It is easy to tell if your car needs power steering fluid, if you have power steering. All at once it is incredibly hard to steer your car. Matt’s vehicle is manual steering and I feel like I’ve had a workout each time I drive it! If you need a power steering box or steering rack, Power Steering Pros have what you need. They also sell their parts at great prices! You can skip going to the dealer and find the same parts at better prices.

wordy wednesday!

Thursday, August 7th, 2008


Another scorching hot day!!! Good news is some predicted rain in our near future with highs only in the 90s. Not too bad. We’ve been dealing with car drama. Amanda drives a honda CRV and it has been overheating. The radiator cap broke. It was replaced. We thought it was fixed. It wasn’t. It was still leaking fluid and getting hot, which in this heat isn’t surprising. After many replaced hoses etc. and trips to the honda parts store it was discovered that there was a small hole in the radiator that had been “patched” with silicone… yep! silicone… So, it’s been repaired and hopefully we won’t have any issues for a while. The AC had to be replaced last month.

We’re getting ready for the 2008-2009 school year. School supplies are purchased, and ready for back to school night. I need to take Amanda to buy books for her college courses. Bailey’s schedule pick up is Thursday. I think we’re pretty much ready. I almost dread the end of Summer. For a few reasons. I enjoy having the kids around. They are fun and funny… and Summer is just a more relaxed time. Another reason is that there is a little more freedom. With three kids here if I need to run to the store I can. It makes life a little simpler.

I had lunch with Melody Tuesday after Bailey’s ortho appointment. We were in the city, close to the state capital where she works so we just went ahead and met her. Bailey wasn’t thrilled to hear us talk about Shark sweepers and recipes… but he was a good sport. We went to Ted’s which is always delicious! I brought half of my lunch home. Hello breakfast! LOL.

Matt and I ran to Lowe’s last night and bought supplies to make a clothesline. He is going green on me :)… I think I’ll enjoy it, especially for the mountains of towels (from all the swimmers) and for bedding. He has agreed to help with this so I’m willing to try it. I’m not very green… I do use those black bags at walmart… that’s something I guess.

I’m hoping to clean out my closet today. A friend’s husband is in charge of a military garage sale for a good cause so I’m going to purge, purge, purge!

Annie and Sandra asked for my potato salad recipe. I don’t use a recipe, but here’s how I make it… It’s not diet guys. At all! But it’s so good.

1 five lb. of yukon gold potatoes.

kraft real mayonnaise

dill pickles chopped

4-6 eggs, hard boiled and chopped with about 3/4 of yolks removed.

a little of the pickle juice

some dill weed (probably a tablespoon)





I cube and boil the potatoes until tender. Drain them and put some butter and salt over them. I add the chopped pickles and green onions, the eggs and pickle juice (just a dash), the dill weed and stir in enough mayo to coat and cover the whole mess… then I squirt in about a tablespoonish of mustard for flavor and stir again. Refrigerate and eat it … for days and days.

The girls have been wanting this every meal. It’s so good. I hope I didn’t forget anything like those ladies who have a special recipe and never give you all the ingredients and it’s never quite as good. If I remember anything else I promise to update :)…

One last thing…

Happy Birthday Marcia!!!

If I were in South Africa we’d probably do lunch or something! 🙂

Have a great day.


decision logic

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

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