Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Search boxes how have this drop down suggestion box. I love them. Sometimes I can get the answer I am looking for without ever hitting the search button. I was typing up a document in Spanish yesterday and I was able to use the search box on SpanishDict to check spelling and accents. It is just so convenient!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Yesterday was a really crazy day. I ran errands with Valerie in the morning and was overjoyed to complete two of my quests. I found a felt cloche hat for a decent price AND I found the chapstick I'd been looking for. I ran out of chapstick last week and couldn't find the same one anywhere. That always seems to happen doesn't it? You find something you like and then when you want to buy it again it has been discontinued, repackaged, or reformulated and you go from store to store searching for it. Well, at least that's what happens to me. I ended up buying a four pack of chapstick to get the one I wanted, but I don't care--I'll give the other three away.
After errands I had a crazy time with the rain. Then I couldn't get the dvd player to work. Oh boy, did I feel dumb. When Valerie got home she made the dvd player work by pressing one button (which I know I tried) and I was introduced to Shaun the Sheep. I really liked it and I knew Ross would too (he loves claymation), so we watched a couple of episodes on YouTube as our Saturday morning cartoons (we usually stream something from Netflix).
Last night Val and I had a crazy time finishing up Evelyn's Glinda dress. We were both tired and it really showed (not on the dress thankfully). I think the dress is finally finished.
Lots of other crazy things happened. It wasn't a bad day, just a crazy one.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Before we moved I noticed that Ethan would always get excited when a Queen song started playing on my computer. I made him a cd with a bunch of Queen songs, but I don't know how often he listens to it. When I was in Texas I was pushing Ethan in a shopping cart at the grocery store and he started singing..."Ooooh you gonna take me home tonight" and I couldn't remember the next line (Oh down beside your red firelight), so I just repeated what he said and realized--hey, that's Fat Bottomed Girls. So I started singing "Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round." Then it dawned on me. That's a Queen song. My boy loves Queen.
On Monday Valerie emailed me offering me a job as a live in nanny for the week. She was frustrated because she hasn't been able to work (substitute teach) since she was hired because her babysitter has been sick. Since I don't have a job I decided to help out.
I've been taking care of the girls and I even helped with some of the Halloween party preparations. We filled goodie bags on Tuesday night and yesterday I made a ghost for the pin the eyes on the ghost game. Evelyn's Glinda costume will be covered with sequin-outlined appliques. So, tonight we'll be working with sequin string and the hot glue gun to make those appliques. I'm having a ton of fun here with the girls, but I sure am happy I don't have any kiddos myself. They wear me out!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
On our last trip to Italy I bought this great watercolor of poppies for a mere 14 Euro. Now, two years later, I finally got around to framing it. It cost me over 50 dollars, and that was with a 60 percent off coupon! I'm glad that we finally have it framed and hanging, but I am always baffled by how much it costs to get things framed!
I have finished the third novel in Stephen King's epic series The Dark Tower. I liked this volume more than the second. I think it was as good as, if not better than the first novel. I've already checked, and my library has volume IV, so I might go pick it up tomorrow. I checked out a book about Christian fundamentalism, but I have lost interest. I guess I should at least give it a try.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Well, I've spent the last hour or so reading online about my hair donation options. Because some of the hair I have cut off is dyed my options are limited. The more I read about Locks of Love, the more discouraged I become. Every day the hanks of hair arrive, filling some 10 postal bins, representing the best intentions of donors, but so much of it destined for the trash. This is partly the fault of donors who donate hair that doesn't meet the requirements. Still, the hair could/should be sent to Matter of Trust, which accepts hair of all lengths and conditions. Locks of Love does NOT make wigs for children suffering from hair loss due to cancer treatment (as I (and I'm sure many of you) thought). Locks of Love hasn't made very many wigs at all!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
On October 2d Anne Shackleford cut 17 inches of hair off my head. Here are the results:
Monday, October 12, 2009
It has been a week full of celebrity visits. The other night I was cheating on Ross with Daniel Craig. Not bad. The next night I dreamt that I saw Dolly Parton wearing a very tight blue dress. She was looking at a car that she wanted to buy. Last night my boyfriend was John Oliver. Ha! I wonder who will visit tonight.