Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oh my, Thursday again...

Two weeks from today Lil'Blue will be out of high school, last day will have been completed and awaiting the graduation day. Hard to believe it is so close. MiB will be here in less then two weeks, I am more excited about that :) I am still coming to terms with the whole graduation thing.

Thursday Thoughts!

  • It doesn't feel like Spring!
  • I had a pedicure yesterday!
  • I am planning a graduation celebration!
  • We are going to be reunited as a family SOON!
  • I think we will all go see the mouse when we get to FL.

Life seems to be moving quickly, my days aren't really filled but I am committed and have lots of things to take care of and do but I don't feel like I do all that much...weird! This inbetweeness will soon be ending and my days will have more stuff in them, stuff I may or may not like/enjoy so I am trying to take full advantage of what I have while I have it! I also am still trying to finish up a few scrapbooking projects and get things squared away for the graduation festivities so there is plenty to do and I am working on it as the days fly by.

All for now!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday Thoughts!

I have been useful to our host this past week and it has made me feel really good! I was able to help out with kidlet duty from Thursday afternoon through Monday afternoon. Let me tell you, I think this is pre-grandmother training and they certainly put me through the paces. The girls are 4, 6 and 9, mother was out of town and father was working; need I say more! Thankfully, LilBlue helped out Saturday evening, which enabled us to get through bathtime without much ado. Overall, it was a very uneventful time, I had fun, they had fun!

Secondly, I am in the midst of staining and polyurethaning the trim and four doors in the basement where we are staying. I started by countersinking the nails on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, and today I have been staining. Tomorrow I will fill the nail holes and then do any sanding necessary, which hopefully will be very little and then move on to the process of polyurethaning. I would like to be totally done before Monday afternoon. Why am I doing this? Well, this gracious family added a bathroom in their basement and while it was finished, the trim and doors got put up without being stained and polyurethaned, so since I do have time on my hands I am helping out and again, it has made me feel very useful, a feeling I like =)

Thursday Thoughts!
  • I am a great microwave cook.
  • MiB is traveling again this week.
  • Radiation is going VERY well...PTL!
  • I really, really need to get back to running again!
  • We have a venue for the graduation celebration! PTL!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Fun

I am sooooo thankful to see these beautiful flowers right outside my door! They always bring a smile to my face as I come and go, they are so sunny and bright looking, a sure sign of spring, even when the temperature makes me wonder if spring is going to show up before May or not.
I spent the day with a four year old...can you say busy? Well, the little Tootsie Roll and I actually had a relaxed morning at home then we headed over to the "apple place" for playtime, did a couple errands, lunch, another errand and picked up dinner (take and bake pizza) then back home in time to meet the older girls after school; more playtime outside, including bubbles. Then we enjoyed a pizza dinner, movie night and finally dad coming home...whew, what a day! But I think everyone had fun, I know I did, even if I am ready for bed tonight!
A few pictures of bubble time with the Tootsie Roll!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hmmmm, it is Thursday!

Wowsa, I feel as though I lost this week, it shouldn't be Thursday already, but the calendar says it is, so here we are.

Thursday Thoughts:
  • I have the sniffles...
  • Radiation x 2 in the books and feeling good.
  • Spring still seems to be eluding us here in NE!
  • Hot tea is awesome when you have a sore throat
  • In less then 30 days my MiB will be here =)

There you have it, thoughts for Thursday, not much as my brain feels a bit foggy from a touch of a cold that started as one really bad sore throat and now has progressed to a sniffling nose. Could be worse so I am not complaining. I would really like to enjoy some sunshine but it seems to be nonexistent for more then a couple hours at a time and then the temperatures do not match the shine, brrrr, we are still no where near what I call spring temps! However, I hate to really complain cause once it warms up it will surely get HOT and I am not a big fan of that either...anywho, have a great day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Track Meet

Got the pics out of order on these and don't have time to fix it right now but you can still figure it out...

Watching other runners before their event.

She tied for first in her heat...

More Easter

More Easter was an indoor affair from start to finish...
Checking out their loot
There were plenty of eggs for everyone

Answering trivia questions correctly could get you eggs!

Cards were also used to award eggs!
The only one who actually got to hunt eggs was Hose B and it was a private hunt in Gigi's bedroom.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Pics!

The annual group shot...since there was inclement weather it was taken inside
Lil'Blue helps Sister walk. She took three steps by herself.

HoseB finds an egg

Mrs Blue and Lil'Blue

Our Easter pic minus MiB!

Even though the annual hunt was rained out, the hunters made the best of it. We played trivia and used cards to divvy up the eggs and even though the hunt didn't happen they were still pleased with the loot they recieved! More pics to come...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thursday Thoughts!

Wow, the days sometimes feel like they fly by and I like it; but yet the days going by so quickly now make me realize I have so much to do before we actually leave could stree me out a little...or not =)

We are off to MO for a long Easter weekend. I am glad for the downtime and to be with family.


  •'s NOT about the bunny
  • I am hungry, Cheerios sound pretty good
  • I hope we are having ham for Easter dinner
  • I wish MiB could be here for the holiday weekend
  • I am so thankful for the death, burial and resurrection of my Saviour

Luke 24:1-12
(1) But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. (2) And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, (3) but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. (4) While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. (5) And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? (6) He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, (7) that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” (8) And they remembered his words, (9) and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. (10) Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, (11) but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. (12) But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.

Luke 24:46-47

(46) and (Jesus) said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, (47) and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


The goofy girl...
The drama queen!

The googly eyed girl...

The not paying attention to your mother girl!

The all grown up beautiful elegant woman!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Chieftain Invitational

Today was the first meet for LilBlue to compete in this season. There was a bit of lane number confusion and some number swapping for correct lane assignments before the race.

Getting set for the race.

And then the picture from the race wasn't so great; it was from very far away so that's it for the pictures from the meet today. I will try to do better next time!

Thursday Thoughts!

It's been awhile since I have been here, life has been a bit busy, even when you are homeless life still goes on. We are now into track season, first meet is this afternoon, I am digging out the heavy sweatshirt and a couple blankets the weather is not warm here, but it could be worse, like this weekend we are supposed to get snow =(

Anyway on to the Thursday Thoughts...

  • I miss the Man In Blue, period!
  • I am so ready to enjoy Spring, where is it?
  • Life is too short to worry so much about the little things...
  • FB has been amazing; reconnecting me with NHS classmates!
  • I am learning about radiation treatments; Papa Smurf starts them soon.

Until I check in again!