today Kevin & I had dentist appts in Trenton...I was A-Ok. Kevin needs $major$ work done. we ate at Hardee's where Kevin tried the new chicken strips. we haven't been in there in years. they have cool Trenton Bulldogs displays. shopped Pamida, had my constantly dying phone checked....everyone in Trenton is having problems with their batteries dying daily. I am not alone.
tomorrow The Dance Studio will have a float at a parade in Bethany. we should have time to run over after I get off work. pink & blue are the official studio colors.
the Girl Scouts will sing Big Green Tractor in the local entertainment, & Katie will sing 2 solos. Friday the kids get out at 12:20. Jessie will stay over, the girls will ride rides. Saturday 7a.m. is band booster trash pickup. 9:00 GS start signing babies up for the baby show. My mom will be a judge, have asked Jo, & Katie & Breanna want to be judges, as well.
Katie will ride on the Dance Studio float in the Big Parade.
Sunday 7 a.m. band booster trash pickup.
mom said Casey Guernsey called her today to ask about Rt. C.
Max had to make a list of 25 milestones for social studies to make a timeline. I had to help as he couldn't come up with 25 on his own & didn't know the dates. So, here's the list:
1998 - born
1999 - learned to walk
2000 - brother was born
2001 - quit going to daycare
2002 - started preschool, Grandma Ellen died, got Maggie (dog)
2003 - got ear tubes
2004 - started kindergarten
2005 - diagnosed as flat footed
2006 - surgery for being tongue tied
2007 - 1st "vacation" to St. Loius, 1st time camping
2008 - Math Bowl, house robbed, learned to target shoot, 1st trip to Miner Mike's
2009 - learned to swim, learned to play recorder, CIY Superstart (youth revival), fractured wrist
2010- learned to ride a bike, vacation to Chicago, started middle school, 1st time working at serving/offering table at church
Kj called, he got his parking pass, laptop, & bearcat card. didn't get the debit card done. and he had problems with his sheets coming off the mattress & his pillow falling from the loft, he didn't get a lot of sleep.
I need to ask Kevin again nicely if he'll take down the hallway mirror so I don't have to paint around it again....and I am rather tired of watching my large self walk down the hall. not a pretty picture! want to put the mirror collection in the diningroom & transform it into a dance studio.
got the dishwasher emptied, the clothes from washer to dryer & clothes in dryer. not bad for someone who has worked/slept all day.
Katie wants a hot pink digital camera for her birthday & the new Justin Bieber & Katy Perry cds for Xmas. she is working on her backbend & splits & traded some of her silly bands @ school.
Corey was over to check out Alan Wake. ( I was forbidden to put that on my stupid blog by my son.)
Katie is watching DeGrassi again.
Kevin was all excited about the new Branson vacation magazine that came today....ziplining & a Princess Di exhibit. several years ago we talked about spending Xmas at Big Cedar...horse drawn sleigh, family picture, hanging out in a cool cabin...but never did do it. (yet...)
I AM moving KJ to college next week. and I AM pulling my daughter out of school to send him off. so there. na na na na boo boo stick your head in doo doo!
and if you know who takes off xmas week again.....
cleaned off a kitchen counter yesterday, did some scrapbooking, some laundry, swept under Kevin 's chair when KJ drug it in front of the tv to play his new gamefly game.
have been blogging the Axsom Association of America newsletters on my allthenutsinthetree blog...tried to go to the former websites of the Axsom Association of America & the Axsom Page, but since Larry Axsom & Norma Zanetti have both died, the sites are no longer there. at least this is a more productive use of my time than sleeping & Frontierville! but probably not as productive as cleaning house & buying the paint so I can get my hallway painted. the pictures have just been down about a month...
took katie to skylers sleepover in bethany.
just realized that when kj goes to NWMSU & katie goes to a sleepover...it'll just be me, miss cuddles, & sasha...unless it's tuesday or wednesday, which are kevin's nites off. sigh...
we did get katie's school supplies purchased. I made her try on 2 pairs of jeans...they were on clearance & how awesome would it be if they fit.....but no. she didn't like them. we just weren't in the shopping mood.
plan on going to chillicothe next weekend to look around at stage & maurices & payless. otherwise, she starts school with 2 pairs of jeans, flipflops, & shirts. I don't like clothes shopping, I get so impatient. when I was a kid, most of our clothes came from garage sales, if they fit, we wore them. when I started working, I bought my own clothes & could be more picky. I want my kids to have their own style, make their own opinions. but I just can't deal with it in public shopping situations. and I can't deal with my kids going to school naked.
in better news, Corey is going to NWMSU. since he can't find a cosigner, the school will charge him interest on the little bit of $ he is short. he had to pay in full to graduate. I'd hate to see anyone kept out by just a little bit of $. that kid has worked & schemed & planned to get there. he deserves a higher education!
The Mirror July 7 2010
I took the photograph above, of a very smart fox, on my way to feed my cattle one morning. It seemed like a perfect spot to watch for bad things or good things to eat. It also seemed to be very comfortable. When I got out of my truck to get closer, the fox bailed off the bale of hay & headed for better cover.
photograph by Bob Lee Martin.
I believe this is the photo of a fox he took in our pasture years ago, Koren saw Bob Lee out her window & asked him what he was doing. he told her he was taking a picture of a fox on a hay bale. I saved the original picture from the paper but God knows where it is, so I'll just save this one, too, which I am pretty sure is the same picture...
spent tuesday hanging out with koren & cody at legends mall & independence center mall. katie & kj both found some clothes, had lunch at dave & busters, supper at sonic on the way home.
wednesday I took katie to dance, picked up kj's band boosters scholarship check & mailed in the 3 checks we have to college. picked up car with new tires. we all picked up katie at dance, lunch at trenton pizza hut buffett, then to chillicothe to verizon wireless, where we were every clerks dream....I took over kj's phone, he, katie, & kevin got new phones, & we changed our entire plan. took about 2 hours. then to dq, kevin bought boots at chillicothe boot, then home again, home again, jiggity jog.
he was going to go mow maries yard while I ran the kids new clothes thru the washer & dryer, but the truck battery was dead, so he plugged it in to charge and THEN went to mow the yard....back to work tomorrow.
katie has a job feeding our neighbor morgan's cats the next 3 days.
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