Monday, June 29, 2009


"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." --- Cicero, 55 BC

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Not Too Much Longer

This has been my life for the past three weeks. I still have three more days of class. I am finishing up a test and my class project this weekend, and then will have one more test. I've only gotten one grade back so far. It's been an extremely challenging class, but I think I'm doing OK. So, another week and hopefully we'll be back to our regularly scheduled blog entries!
Here's a couple of pictures of the house, we planted some Caladiums and Periwinkles in the beds out front.

Here's the porch. We had a fun Housewarming party last weekend and my momma got to come! Another dear friend gave us that "Howdy" sign above the cute is that!?

The living room.

The kitchen with all the Hard Rick Cafe can't really see very well. Hope you all are well!! See you soon!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

First Exam

99% !! Woo-Hoo!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

You Know It's Bad When...

About four years ago while waiting for a show to start at Disneyworld, a bird pooped on my head. Yesterday on the walk to class, I'm minding my own business and yep, you guessed it, another perfect hit~he must have had good aim. At least last time I was stationary. Twice!? What is the likelihood!?
Hubby and I went out for dinner last night and we sat at the same table we sat in last time at that restaurant. I said, I wonder what the statistical probability is for us getting the exact same table we got last time!? Then when the waitress came over, he wasn't ready to order. He said I'm not ready because I'm going to get something different. I said, Yep! You're the variable and I'm the constant! (I always get the same thing. I am comforted by consistency.) Statistics is infiltrating my brain.
And I'm thinking of doing a study on how many people have gotten pooped on by birds, cuz really!?

We're off to Relay for Life tonight. Just what I need, a sleepless night. It'll be fun, though, and a good cause.

Monday, June 8, 2009


Hi all....I survived my first statistics class. Partly because I had already read the material, so that was good. The class is 5 hours a day and then we have homework assignments, so I have a feeling that I'm not going to be updating my blog very much for the next month. Not that I have been much lately anyway, this move and now class is eating my lunch!
I'll be thinking of you all even if I don't get to read ya!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Before and After

This is my son's room before. You can't tell, but it's sponge painted a light pink.
We made a black stripe around the top and the rest is blue. Add a black fan, and it's perfect. his room actually turned out the best. His sheets are the same blue and his comforter is black, so he's all coordinating now. He likes it.Here's the kitchen/dining room area, it was all white.

We used a dark tan color in the kitchen, which we also used in the entry way. The living room is a linen color now, you can't tell in the picture.

This is the main bath. It was already this color and we liked it so we left it!
We have all the furniture in now, so of course it all looks different, but we also still have lots of boxes and no pictures hung, so those will have to wait.
I also got bit by one of my students today. Wowza.

Monday, June 1, 2009

I'm Back!

Whew! It's been quite a few days! We finally got the last things moved to our new house today. We had the phone and Internet turned on Friday, but the Internet didn't work. Long story short, it's finally working now.
We painted everything we wanted to paint, A's room rocks! We're figuring out all the ins and outs of the house, and we worked for a couple of hours in the yard this afternoon. It looks really nice.
I also started teaching ESY today. I start my stats class next Monday. The teacher posted the notes, so I'll start looking over those tomorrow. And try not to cry.
We're still waiting for our refrigerator. A mix-up, and it should be delivered tomorrow. I'll be happy to have iced tea again, and ice for that matter. And I can cook at home. Enough eating out for awhile. We've been living out of the coolers since Thursday.
Hope you're all still out there and enjoying summer!