Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Well, I was SO proud of myself last Friday because I raked up ALL the leaves in our front yard, put as many as I could into our yard waste bin, and put the rest in piles. Then, we left for the weekend to hang out in Spokane with the families, and to my dismay, came back on Sunday to this:
And as you can see, there are still PLENTY of leaves left on the trees. Luckily, I have a great husband who raked all these leaves up on Monday before I even got home from work! Whew.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Whoa, it's been a long time. I guess I've been busy at work, when I don't feel like I should be, mostly because we're doing so poorly in football, and because basketball hasn't started yet. I thought that going into this year, I would feel HUGE releif, and the job would be easier than last year.

On the contrary! I've been feeling much busier than last year, which I guess is partly due to my giving myself more work, in the name of "improving the program." Good for me. But enough about work.

Other things are much more interesting. Going to Spokane this weekend to see both sets of parents, who we haven't seen in quite a while. Going to watch the WORLD SERIES, where the Phillies won game one yesterday, and I am quite literally praying that they continue to win, for the sake of my husband's sanity.

Also going to Costco this weekend (I love Costco) and picking up leaves in the front yard for the 2nd time this year. The sad thing is that if you look at my trees, they don't look like they've lost any leaves. (sigh)

But I love fall! The apple cider is in the grocery store. My favorite!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Advice part 1 - the everyman.

You can never have too much good advice. There are some little tidbits below - some are kinda adapted from my mom, others are from websites and books I've read.

* When someone is drowning, don’t jump in after them. Find a branch.
* If you’re in a contest, you have to find a way to be different than everyone else.
* If you’re lost in the woods, follow a stream downstream and you’ll find houses.
* If you think something might need to be ironed, it probably does. Iron it.
* You can certainly have everything you want out of life. It just might not be all at the same time.
* It’s not what you make that makes you rich — it’s what you spend that makes you poor.
* Stand up for what you believe in until you are proven wrong. And if you are proven wrong, accept it gracefully.
* Expect to succeed. And expect to work for it.
* It’s easier to stay out of trouble than get out of trouble.
* You can’t please everyone. Some people will complain even if their ice cream is cold.