Thursday, April 30, 2009

ten truths

amber tagged all her readers for ten truths about them...

i like animals, i dont like taking care of pets.

yesterday, over 80 percent of what i consumed was loaded with sugar and/or caffine

one of my favorite things to get as a gift is an itunes gift card

i cant stand the way a microfiber cleaning cloth feels, but i love how it traps dust

i love side walk chalking on my black asphalt driveway

i could truly eat mashed potatoes and gravy EVERY DAY, probably for breakfast.

my closets need cleaned out and organized in the worst way, but im so not motivated to do it.

melon is my favorite crayon color

i will eat a cookie off the floor, if noone is watching.

i dont like shopping in grocery stores i have never been to.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

you asked

it took 8 small oranges to make this 2 cup container of OJ (no, not  simpson) this should be enough for all three of us to have a small glass for breakfast, i think.

its a little strange

normally my work clothes consist of jeans and a tee or polo, last week i decided i have alot of clothes that i rarely wear and i should wear them. today, since i knew i would be working in the office (as opposed to the "shop" IE staying clean and ladyish) i should wear a skirt.

my friends, co workers are glancing at me out of the corner of their eye and seem afraid to say anything, like i have a disease noone wants to talk about. how odd. only one person has mentioned it.

an interesting social experiment if nothing else. 

Thursday, April 23, 2009


i have been up to nothing!! yep thats right, ...oh wait i did watch 2 episodes of Chuck and eat sour patch kids last night. 
so heres a pic from my vacation.

Monday, April 20, 2009

what i did on my easter vacation...

got D a police lego set, i put it together, he played with my finished models.

 antiquing with mom i tried on these stylin' glasses

found this awesome old fan but didnt trust the existing cord enoughto buy it , i know i could have it rewired, but lets face it, i wouldnt get around to it.

went to the Grout museum of iowa history. they have a huge new addition dedicated to vets of  wars from the civil war to the present situation in Iraq.

factoid: the 5 sullivan brothers, stationed on the same ship during ww2 and all 5 killed in an attack on the ship were from waterloo ia. the attack on the USS Juneau resulting in their deaths and another family of 4 brothers (not from waterloo) was the reason for the passing of a bill not allowing all siblings from one family to be stationed in the same military unit.

Monday, April 13, 2009

saturday morning my mom and i took D bowling for the first time, a momentous event for a child in our family, we are bowlers.

we had alot of fun but , man my leg hurts! you wouldnt think bowling should hurt but i figure it equal to 20 lunges on the same leg, uh... i dont do lunges, i guess maybe i should start.

Friday, April 10, 2009

to build a rocket

discussion last night before bed...Go

D: hey mom, if we're gun get to Jesus we better get a rocket.

Me: Hmm... what do we need to build a rocket?

D:we need a window, i think we need a round window.

Me: we only have rectangle windows though. where will we get a round one?

D: well, maybe at the Lumber Mill.

thats my boy!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

congratulations megan!!!!!

your birthday surprise will be in the mail in a few days. sorry, its not the Lanier Home, i just needed a picture, but i will be something i got in down town Madison.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

birthday surprise!!! today only.

nows your chance!!just leave a comment, tell me your best birthday present ever, your worst birthady ever or what you got for your birthday last year and you will be entered in the my blog birthday drawing . 

the prize is a surprise, after all, that is what birthdays are all about. in following hilltopper tradition, there will be candy included.
i will pick a winner tomorrow morning.

Friday, April 3, 2009

my blog birthday!!

 its tomorrow! i have been blogging for a year. 

i will neither confirm nor deny that there will be a blog birthday giveaway tomorrow only. i know its kind of cheating to tell you in advance but come back tomorrow. 

Thursday, April 2, 2009

what to do...

on a beautiful spring day such as this.

go forth, get dirty.