Saturday, October 25, 2008

Day 293 Lunch with the kids

On Fridays, I take lunch to school and eat with the boys and their classmates. Just a silly pic of E and I.

Day 292 Declining prices

Hooray for the gas prices going down. This is what it cost me to fill up my van today.

Day 291 Giant hamburger anyone?

We had a family fun night at Fuddruckers tonight so this giant blow up hamburger was out in the front of the school as a reminder.

Day 290 Athletic Complex

I went to a meeting today at a place I didn't even know existed. Apparently our school district has an althetic's the football field.

Day 289 I Voted

Dh and I took advantage of early voting. Now we'll just sit back and play the waiting game.

Day 288 Building

I built this cabinet and cube shelf (with S's help) for S's room.

Day 287 Colors of the backyard

Just some of the color from our backyard. That's my shadow in the photo.

Day 286 Pizza Night

Fridays are pizza night and tonight we had take n bakes.

Day 285 Art

I got a last minute call to sub in Art and this was the first thing I got to do while waiting for my students. The kids made these college penants and I got to decorate the bulletin board with them.

Day 284 Silly boy

E was being silly after his shower tonight. Underwear head!

Day 283 Subbing in PE today

I was so tired after subbing in PE today because I did the exercises along with the kids. I found muscles that hadn't been used in a while.

Day 282 Day off

The boys had no school today so while I was getting ready, they were rolling around on our bed while watching something on Tivo.

Day 281 My turn to brush the pool

This is what I get for doing a job I hate. The boys were in the water, dh was grilling dinner and I was brushing the pool. Guess I leaned a little too far forward and the pool I went. All the boys thought it was hysterical.

Day 280 Chillin before dinner

We were watching the end of Forrest Gump before heading out for dinner.

Day 279 Games

S concentrating on his move during a game of Mancala.

Day 278 Flying over the neighborhood

The boys were playing outside and ran in to tell me they knew what my picture of the day should be. This person was flying over the neighborhood.

Day 277 The Flyover

How would you like to be driving on a bridge (flyover) 100 ft. off the ground? I've driven on it a few's high.

Day 276 6th grade reading

I subbed in a 6th grade reading class today at a local middle school. Quite a difference from subbing in the younger grades.

Day 275 Running Club

Every Monday after school the boys have running club. They have to run a certain number of laps and they earn plastic foot tokens each time they reach that number.

Day 274 The pool boy

Dh brushing the pool. I swear I hate this job.

Day 273 How many people does it take to change a lightbulb?

Well, one grown up and two boys of course. The boys were trying to help dh change a bulb in the eaves. The metal casing of the bulb got stuck up there and the glass part of the bulb came out so now we still have to get the metal part out. Does anyone have a 30 ft. ladder we can borrow?

Day 272 Power Outage

So we're eating dinner around 6pm when the power goes out. We hear sirens so we turn on our scanner to find out that a power box has caught fire. We go out to check it out (along with a bunch of other people we know from the neighborhood) and find that the main box for our section of the neighborhood caught fire. The fire chief (guy in the white t-shirt) lives behind us so he was out there trying to get things moving so that we get our power back (and he can watch the game) and we're told a few hours. Well, some areas got their power back around 9pm, but ours was out until 5am the next morning. Good thing we have a generator and were able to plug our fridge and freezer into that and run it for the night.

Day 271 Homework

Homework and snack time. This is like the bewitching hour at home. Sometimes it goes smoothly, but most of the time it's hard to get the boys to concentrate and get things done.

Day 270 Packing lunches

In an effort to save some money this year we're packing a lot more of our lunches.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I'm still here

In case anyone out there is still looking at my Project 365 I just wanted to let you know that I'm still here. The hard drive on my notebook bit the dust last week and while my wonderful dh was able to rebuild the system, I lost all my saved, e:mails, documents, etc. Thank goodness I still had the pictures on my camera and was able to download them again to load here. So, check back for some recent photos...they'll be here soon.