Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This picture was taken by the desk's previous occupant. Knowing how "particular" Dennis is about stuff, I'm sure there will be a lot less clutter once he gets settled in.
1. I am making a concious decision to get over it. (so far so good)
2. Although I originally planned to not get involved in stuff here like I was in Tucson, I am going to have to because there is only so much HGTV I can watch. I will just have to remember to keep myself in check.
3. I am actually going to USE this gym membership. Exercise = endorphins = happy Sarah. Plus, if I work out enough it will take care of the not sleeping issue. I will try every other alternative before getting my ambien refilled.
4. I AM going to get crackalackin' (sorry, we watched Madagascar last night) on my scrapbooks. Not because I need to get caught up on them, but because scrapbookng makes me HAPPY. Plus Den built me that great desk. It would be a crime to let it go to waste.
5. I will remember that it could be worse. If he had been picked up to go in the next rotation instead of this one he would have been gone a year.
With that, it's time to go move another load of laundry through the washer and dryer. Then maybe I'll get going on some of that scrapbooking!
Monday, February 23, 2009
By the way, this place looks just like Del Rio with more palm trees. I am not kidding. I was actually looking for the plastic bag flower farm.
I have not found it yet but I am sure it exists. I have to go and make some more coffee.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
"Move it" song came on, Summer had to get her groove on.
We got an offer this morning, but it's not guaranteed.....
The surgeons will travel to Cleveland to harvest the liver and examine it-if it passes, it will be transplanted into Brandon today! We won't know until around 6:00-8:00am but please please please please PRAY for a healthy liver! Pray for the medical staff as they get this organ. Pray for the surgery to be uneventful. Pray for Brandon.
Please pray for the family, for we do not know them but they have chosen to give the gift of life. Pray and tell God to comfort them, and let them know that their decision will save the life of a loving, sweet boy. Pray for this person, whom we'll never know..... The fight's not over, Pray for Brandon.
We love you all
George P. Lansberry
Saturday, February 21, 2009
1) Sarah needs a cold shower.
2) Sarah needs to get her life back and establish herself as the person in charge.
3) Sarah needs a Wii.
4) Sarah needs some love.
5) Sarah needs batteries.
6) Sarah needs your manly vote.
7) Sarah needs more love lyrics.
8) Sarah needs to make a cake and some cookies.
9) Sarah needs to hand him one of those weapons.
10) Sarah needs to set up her experiment by finding subjects
Friday, February 20, 2009
He's making a list, he's checking it twice.
Nothing like a little family bonding over video games!
On the day before he left we caught an amazing IMAX show at the Aquarium.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This is Diesel. He also came to our family in 2005. He quite possibly is the dumbest lab ever born. However, his loveable-ness more than makes up for it. When Den is gone he is the man around the house. He is always ready with a lick or two if you aren't paying attention. He will literally eat anything you throw to him, including vegetables. In fact, last Christmas he got the midnight munchies and ate some leftovers, all the cat food, and the gingerbread people off our gingerbread house.
This is Gidget. She is a Russian Blue that we adopted from a rescue in Tucson. She is super intuitive and anytime someone in the house is sick or upset, she hovers around them to make them feel better. She is the typical house cat. When it's cold out she can be found curled up on Paige's bed. (Paige has the warmest room in the house) When the temperature is more comfortable, she can be found just about anywhere, but usually asleep.
Finally, we have Paige's hamster Peanut Butter. As fas as hamsters go she is a pretty good one. She doesn't bite and she is relatively entertaining. She thoroghly enjoys chasing the cat in her ball and LOVE dried corn more than anything. She also likes to ride around the house in Paige's pocket.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Could you say no to this face?
If only this were real!
Friday also brought report cards! As expected, they both did very well. In fact, Paige made the A-B Honor Roll! They don't do Honor Roll in Kindergarten, but if they did Summer would have been on it too. Not bad for only 8 days of school!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Countdown to Iraq - 12 days
It's no big secret that Dennis and I are closet eco-freaks. It just makes sense to do what we can to save what's left of the planet. We've been eating organic and local foods since Paige's doctor suggested switching her to an organic diet a couple of years ago to help with her asthma. We compost, recycle, etc. Having to reexamine every thing that you do and buy can be a little taxing, so when I come across a great product, I will post it here and give you some green facts about why we chose that particular product. I hope that you will take some of these to heart.
For today, we have .........
Jim's Organic Coffee
We ran across Jim's Organic Coffee at our local Food Lion (the big grocery chain out here). The commissary's organic coffee selection was limited and most of them were from mass market brands. Jim's coffee is 100% organic all the way through the roasting process (which means every bean has been certified by QAI), fair trade (bought from small farms instead of commercial plantations and the farmers are given a fair price for their product), shade grown (huge coffee plantations in South America are responsible for a lot of clear cutting in the rainforest), Kosher, and is roasted in a 100% renewable energy plant (solar, wind, and offsetting) with a staff of 12 (again helping out the little guy). For more information you can go to their website at www.jimsorganiccoffee.com.
By the way, it also tastes good! Dennis is particular to the Sweet Love dark roast blend.
Here are some more random eco-facts about coffee
- Coffee grounds are nutrient dense and are great for acid loving plants (roses, camellias, rhododendrons). You can compost themof put them directly around your plants. Let them cool first, though.
- Instead of using paper coffee filters, try a reusable metal mesh filter. Save some trees! If you are committed to paper filters, look for ones made of 100% recycled content. Also, don't throw them away. They are compostable. Just dump the whole thing, grounds and all, into your compost bin.
- This one is a money saver - unplug your coffee pot when you are finished. Keeping it on the warmer for just 2 hours wastes as much energy as brewing a fresh pot!