Friday, December 31, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I started thinking about WHEN our sink would get plugged. It started when Adam's dad moved here and after he made mashed potatoes. I decided to google "potatoes & gargabe disposals". Guess what I found out! You should NEVER put potatoe peels down the disposal because the starch creates a paste that plugs up the drain. Well, who knew??!!! I also found out that if you put baking soda and vinegar down the disposal, wait 10 minutes then flush with boiling water it will clear it out and make your disposal smell wonderful!
We thought we were done with sink problems but the very next night the husband accidentally spilled some wax down the drain. I wondered if my baking soda/vinegar trick would work for this too. Sure enough, it worked! In my next life, I'll be a plumber ;-)
Monday, December 20, 2010
Adam's class grew cat nip this year and the kids loved it!Adam's brother, Gavin, arrived on the ferry this morning at 6 a.m. so there wasn't much sleeping in at our house. But, it was nice to wake up and have coffee with the whole gang. I'm beginning to feel like the odd one out being the only girl around here. I had to escape to my friend Erin's house last night just to have some girl time!!!
I was able to get to the gym this morning and caught up with Molly for a few minutes before she headed out to work.
Also managed to sneak in a trip to the thrift store and found the most PERFECT shirt for a friend. I can't wait to give it to her...and NO she won't mind that it's thrifted ;-)
Spend the rest of the day reading, relaxing and getting a few presents ready to ship. I've decided that some boxes will just be late this year and I'm going to be ok with it.
Terry made dinner so I didn't even have to worry about that!
For those of you who need a little more Ugly Sweater fun here's a picture for you. The guy on the left was the winner. It's hard to see his sweater but there are mountains and two parachuter's falling down the sweater. It was pretty hard to choose between his and the white cat sweater in the front row. I think this definitely needs to be a new MRCS yearly tradition.
Friday, December 17, 2010
I had the greatest outfit for ugly sweater day!! Our friend Stephenie found the PERFECT sweaters for herself and the hubby last year. Lucky for me she's too pregnat to wear it this year.
Got my outfit ready the night before.....
Couldn't wait to show off that there were TWO....YES, TWO of these sweaters! One lucky husband and wife must've looked good! ;-)
Unfortunately, we didn't win the Ugly Sweater Contest (in fact, we both got a lot of compliments on how cute we looked and how cute our sweaters were....um, WHEN were they cute?? 1970? maybe...but the fact that there were TWO people wearing these definitely makes them UGLY!!!) but it was pretty fun wearing them. I don't think I've put this much thought into an outfit since highschool! Thanks for playing with me, Erin!
The rest of the day was filled with fun and lots of organized (or so we tell ourselves) chaos. Adam and I both brought home a ton of yummy treats, coffee and even a beer from our wonderful students. It's been a great year so far but we're definitely looking forward to a break!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Photo - weheartit.com
I'm thinking of doing a Christmas give away soon. What do you think? A necklace?? Earrings?? Ideas for entry questions? I love give-aways and will soon have time to do something fun in the blog world!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Linus has gotten into the habit of drinking water from the sink. Every morning while I get ready he sits on the sink and slurps like he's drinking from a fountain. It's a great way to start the morning for both of us.
It's time again for another Marvelous Monday post. As I've said before...some days are easier than others and with indoor recess for the kids today it was definitely a little harder to find come up with a list of things that made today marvelous. But never the less...here it goes....
~coffee...I was able to have lots and lots of coffee this morning.
~Lunch with the hubby (even our quick 15 minute lunch together is more than some people get)
~Lots of orders for necklaces that I get to work on this week...
~Watched three episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm (if you haven't seen it you MuSt!)
Today was marvelous and we only have ONE more Monday at work before Winter Break!!!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
A display case for my earrings. I'll be selling at the Red Dog during gallery walk so I needed something nice to hold all my earrings. I had a few extra cardboard book holders at school so I grabbed those, spray painted them, added a few cute stickers and whalllaaaaaa.....earring holders. Easy, cheap and cute.
I also started crocheting a big cowl neck scarf while I watched Dexter with the family. I can't wait to wear it since it's been so chilly here lately.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Kids need a place to play and when you don't have a backyard, or a front yard or even a sidewalk to play on you take what you can get. For my brother and I that happened to be the docks. On sunny afternoons we'd play on the dock next to our boat and when it was warm enough we'd put on our bathing suits, fill a bucket full of water and grab a few measuring cups for a good old fashion water fight.
One afternoon we were out playing with our water bucket and measuring cups (why measuring cups??? I have no idea...like I said, my childhood was a little wacky). It wasn't very warm out but my brother and I decided to start splashing and chasing each other with our water filled measuring cups. I backed away from him laughing until suddenly I fell into the cold icy ocean. I remember looking up at a barnacle filled boat bottom thinking that the owner really needed to scrape the bottom. As I found my way out from under the boat I clung for the dock and yelled for my mom.
I'm sure most parents would've found this event fairly traumatic but when you grow up on a boat it's just one of the daily hazards. I'm guessing my mom was scared and worried but it wasn't the first time one of us had fallen into the water and it definitely wouldn't be the last.
Monday, November 15, 2010
While the temperature in Juneau is dropping it ended up being a gorgeous sunny day. I wasn't able to get outside much today but I did enjoy the sunshine from my toasty warm office.
Basketball season is coming to an end this week but the girls still had a great practice today and worked so hard this afternoon. I can't wait till our last game on Wed and a pizza party on Thursday!
After a great turn-out at our open house on Saturday we had a showing this evening and it was a great excuse for us to go out to dinner at our favorite restaurant, The Island Pub. Now it's time to relax with the family and watch a movie. Hope your Monday was just as great =-)
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I must be a person who isn't afraid to look silly as long as we're all having fun....
I must be a person who cares about others.....
I must be a person who is delighted by the simple things in life.....
I must be a person who loves.....
I must be a person who thinks there's nothing better in life than sunny Alaskan summers and good friends....
I must be a person who knows the only way to have fun is to get a little dirty....
I must be a person who lives in the moment.....
I must be a person who doesn't stress the small stuff....
I must be a person people can laugh with.....
I must be a person who is strong and determined.....
I'm so fortunate to have such amazing people in my life and am truely blessed by the company I keep....
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
So, when I was finally able to come home after work and basketball practice I put on the p.j.'s, enjoyed a dinner NOT prepared by me and watched The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus with the family. This was Heath Ledger's last film and it made me sad that there won't be any others. Ahh, Marvelous Monday.
Friday, October 29, 2010
-Woke up and picked out a halloweenish outfit to wear to school. It was a great excuse to wear the yellow skirt I found at goodwill while on our road trip!
-Went to school and was bombarded by so many tasty Halloween goodies and treats from my work pals. My favorite was the "pumpkin poop" from one of our Special Education teachers...too cute!
-Went to Fall Festival at school and had a great time seeing all the kids dressed up! (unfortunately, I forgot my camera so there aren't any pictures of the cute costumes)
-After a workout and thrifting date with Erin I endured the grocery store madness to pick up a spaghetti squash. I've been craving spaghetti squash and figured this would be the perfect weekend to make it.
Monday, October 25, 2010
I'm so lucky that my Mondays are pretty relaxed and easy at work. It makes for a great way to start off the week. Today was marvelous because of....
I hope your Monday was marvelous too....