Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rainfall Stats



The previous record, set in 1882, was 75.54 inches for the year.

The total so far this year is 81.57 inches.

Average is 50 inches for the year.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

My 40th b-day present (/Christmas present)



Mila set me up for my 40th. I had a 2 month warning and lots of planning took place. It's not what I had wanted exactly, but the size I wanted was too small for it to look right according to Steve. He told me the' e's' and' a' would close up over time and just look like blobs. I have to take his word for it since he has been in the business for a long time. So it's double the size I was wanting and instead of being more of a rectangle in shape it is more of a circle or square....anyway....love it or regret it....it's here for life.

My original idea that I took 2 months to develop. Kids middle names and each dragonfly has 14 and 11 body parts representing Sahara at 14 and Canyon at 11. Their ages at this current time.

The finished product. Everything is the same, except the words had to be set on top of eachother (or it would have wrapped from ear to ear) and the dragonflies more on top and bottom so they too wouldn't go to my ears.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Early Christmas

James, his mom, and Tom came for an early Christmas with us Saturday afternoon.

The kids got a lot of clothes.

Sahara got boots I am pretty jealous of, jewelry, a clock, scrabble, and


They both got flat screen TV's and dvd players for their rooms.

Canyon got a few lucky Ducks, Let's go Fishin', lots of movies, and toy cars and a remote car that lights up and spins crazily.

Then we went out to dinner.

Friday, December 18, 2009

SaNtA !!!

Canyon was very excited to see Santa. But with his age, he will probably only go one more year. :( I figure once out of middle school, it's not really age appropriate to be doing that any more.

Santa asked what he could bring Canyon this year and Canyon said a candy cane. That's quite doable!

Sahara in Choir performance

Close up form the other side of the cafeteria

Sahara was in Choir this semester And she is glad it is over. She enjoyed getting to go over to the high school for choir, but didn't care for the class. This is from the Christmas performance.


video

Small segment of a song Sahara hated. You can tell by how thrilled she looks to sing it.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

bye bye cell phone

No, Sahara didnt get hers taken away again. I tossed my pants in the wash with my phone in the back pocket. Sahara is trying the hairdryer method right now. But it went though the entire washing cycle. Soap and all. I just ordered a new one online and it should be here in a couple days. A couple days is all I have. I just picked the first one I saw that had no charge (except for the upgrade fee of $18) I guess that's my Merry Christmas to me.

Friday, December 11, 2009

pets...or pests

I have 1 dog and 1 cat....they are driving me crazy. Sascha has always been an indoor dog. She loves to snuggle and be warm. She has no problem getting her body between you and the little faux fire place heater. Chloe has mostly been an outside cat. At least for the last couple years since I feed her outside now. She does like to come in to sleep and since I keep flea/tick drops on her, it's not a big deal. The problem...weak bladder I guess. She cannot make it till the morning to be let outside. She wants out at 3 am. EVERY TIME. Also, since the weather has gotten really cold this last week, she has been sneaking in and sleeping who knows where and not coming out when we call. I come home from work and there is a poop in my room. Always MY room. Then today on top of pooping, she peed on the couch. Then I went to tuck Canyon in and his big blanket was on the floor and it was damp and smelled of pee! But I dont know if that was from the cat too or the dog. ( I dont think it was from him. ) I'm getting a bag of cedar chips for their 2 houses outside. I think they are going to be spending more time out there then they would like.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

coldness

With the wind chill this morning, it is 4 *! brrrrrrrrrrrrr

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Crunch time

I feel like I am running out of time to get things done this year. Ok, cards went in the mail today...packages ready to take to the PO maybe Thursday...house decorated...95% or better of shopping done... parade last Thursday and another tonight...our early Christmas at the house planned...skipping the office party...I think I am forgetting something, but dont know what it could be. I dont know how people who put everything off to the last minute gets things done.