Thursday, November 29, 2007

Posting time.

I haven't been to up to date on my postings. I was busy just doing things during Thanksgiving week. Dan went and got Elizabeth and Ryan the day before Thanksgiving and took them back on Sunday. Eric came down for week and brought his kitties. He took them home with him on Tuesday. It was nice. Everything worked well on getting the dinner ready in a timely manner. I go a bigger turkey then I wanted, 21 lbs instead of the 16-18 I like to get. We finished it off by using it in enchilidas and fried rice, plus sandwiches.
I did go shopping on 'black Friday', but then only at 8:30 with Elizabeth and it was to get cat food.
I've had the blah's and don't want to do what I need to. I have to force myself to do stuff. I hate the cold gray mornings. I wish we'd get some rain.

I went back to work on Monday, and I sure didn't want that alarm to go off. I was ready for another week home- or at least an extra day. We made gingerbread cookies in class today, I am baking then right now and tomorrow I will take them to school and the children will decorate them and eat them. Ummmmmmmm

Timers going, so I guess I had better go now also.

Monday, November 19, 2007

It has color.

I know it's not much, but finally after 8 years my tree is getting it's fall color

Friday, November 16, 2007


Yeah for Friday. I have all next week off. Tomorrow I will go to a Bridal shower, Keith's close friends are beginning to get married. The wedding is Dec. 15. Elizabeth will not be here for the shower, but I will bring her home for the wedding. Actually, they are having just a family wedding and a reception for all others, and that's what we will be attending.

Otherwise, it's been a busy week and I am ready for a little shut eye soon.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Finally, it's a girl!

I bought this yellow crested gecko last April and it was about 6 months old. We changed the name from Marven to Ransom. Without going into detail, we have recently found out he is a she so we will have to think of a more fitting name for her. Alex came over to look at her and since he knows (we bought her from him). He thinks I should breed her. I'm not sure about that, but I might think (a little) about it.She is just a little over 1 year, and has grown quite a bit since we got her. Here she is on the bottom of her cage.
Here she is on the side. You really can't get a good look at her head, but it is on top. She likes to eat crickets, and she really loves bananas. I buy baby food (bananas) and mix in a Gecko Diet blend that is suppose to replace the crickets. I get her crickets anyway every two weeks, it helps her exercise when she chases them.

Time off

We have a short week, with Monday off. I look forward to Friday, when I will not have to be back to work for 9 days. I have all of next week off plus the 2 weekends. I have been doing some cleaning and sorting, getting ready for Thanksgiving. Eric will be here and Elizabeth will be here. Chloe will be thrilled to see Elizabeth, it's been 2 1/2 months.
Chloe came in room yesterday and put her nose next to mine, I was partially awake when she did it. She then went under the covers. She will be happy Elizabeth will be here to sleep with. Cats have cold noses and it wakes you.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins

We have been exploring pumpkins at school. We have made pumpkin cookies, pumpkin soup and yesterday we had pumpkin bread, with pumkin spice cream cheese (Lucern brand) which was really yummy. Out of 24 only 2 children don't like pumpkin, the rest wanted seconds.
Wednesday we cut the pumpkin open and the language was incredable as the children described the slimy insides of the pumpkin and squeezed it in their little hands and took out the seeds, and some had even sprouted. We are saving the seeds for a counting activity. It was an amazing time, it was so much fun. I still have 2 gigantic pumpkins outside, and I want those seeds so I can (maybe) grow some pumpkins. I've not had much luck at pumpkin growing in the past. Anyway, next Friday is our sharing feast (Stone Soup) for Thanksgiving, I think the children will make a pumpkin cheesecake pudding to share with their parents.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

One mad cat!

Seems lately eveytime I sit down Jade sits on my lap. He just now jumped up and off, he doesn't like it when i type.
Anyway, I had some things I needed to put away so I put him on dad's lap and he held on. Jade did his growl thing and layed back his ears. The eyes say it all in this picture, demon cat!


Yeah, got my assessments done and turned in. They don't pay enough for what I do.
Now I can spend some time catching up on my house cleaning, sewing reading and what else needs to get done.
It is suppose to be 80 today and the average is around 69 or so . We could sure use a good down pour without high winds, etc.

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