Monday, November 26, 2007

Accountability (Week of 11-26-2007)

Okay blogger buddies! You all have just become my accountability partners! I have an list of things that I need to get accomplished over the next couple of weeks before I have to start working on soccer items again and I get more accomplished when I blog about it! Cheer me on, congratulate me for getting so much accomplished in a short amount of time, etc etc! Here goes....

1. Tapes converted to CDs for my grandma. -Called Troy to set up appointment for this week.
2. Call hotel in St Charles for Starpower. Emailed phone number to competion dancers.
3. Send in gym request to Columbia Public Schools.
4. Call Stephen's College-re: gym.
5. Finish menu for business.
6. Take back item's to Home Depot-exchange them. Need to go again b/c the facuet still doesn't fit!
7. Clothes put away in Sydney's room.
8. Go through Sydney's sock drawer.
9. Email Board of Director's about bonuses and purchase of new fax machine.
10. Get out Christmas decorations.
11. Mail out Christmas cards. Addressed cards to my family. Need to address them for friends and mail them out. ****This was one of my 40 Before 40 items that I wanted to complete before I turned 40! Yeah! I get t cross another one off that list! I hadn't sent out Christmas Cards since I was pregnant with Gracie-she is now 8 years old! Everyone will be rather surprised!
12. Paint kitchen.
13. Put garage sales items away in garage on my side-so I can park in the garage again.
14. Clean out car.
15. Pick up recycled cartridges and check.
16. Get to the gym at least 3 times this week.
17. Mail out referee checks that I still have on my desk.
18. ??

I think that is it for know....I'm sure as the week goes on I will add to the list!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Enjoy the Holidays....

My friend, Mindi, posted this fun dancing elf clip & thought we would join in on the fun with my family....check it out!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tackle it Tuesday (12 Things to Do Before Thanksgiving Break)

Tackle It Tuesday Meme
I haven't done a TT in a couple of months and would really like to tackle a big project but I have a lot of little items that I need to get done before the kids get home for their Thanksgiving break from is the only day to get them done! So here is my list of 12 things I need to get done!
1. Pick up kitchen.
2. Run the sweeper.
3. Clean off desk.
4. Clean out CMSL basket.
5. Change sheets on beds-all beds.
6. Sweep/mop kitchen floor.
7. Clean bathrooms.
8. Set out dinner.
9. Send out Futsal reminder to teams.
10. Put dance costumes away-dance bag too.
11. Place popcorn order for dance.
12. Hotel for Starpower-email out phone number to Fairfield.
Plus...I need to get all of this done before 2:30!!
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

When God Paints

A friend sent me an email with the most beautiful pictures of nature...thought I would share them with you in a slide show....enjoy....

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Words to Live By

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile....

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance....

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Life on the Road

by Connor Hollrah

(For English, Connor has free writing assignments-his last assignment he wrote about his trip with his Poppy during the summer of 2006. My dad is an over-the-road truck driver and he took each of the boys on a trip that summer. They both had a ball and they got to see lots of wonderful country and got to spend some quality time with my dad. Here is what Connor wrote about....)

I will always remember the time when I went on a road trip with my grandpa in his truck. He had been driving semi-trucks for his entire life, but had just started driving all over the country. He would go away for long periods of time and sometimes got lonely. So, my grandpa and I decided we would go for a week on the road.

In the summer of ’06 I went on a road trip with my grandpa. It started at 5 O’clock in the morning when we left his house in Sedalia. I didn’t know that this would be one of the greatest vacations of my lifetime. I will never forget the time I went on the road with my grandpa because of the places we went, the living accommodations, and the fact I got to spend time with him.

My trip started when we went Joplin. It started in disappointment. While we waited for our truck to load up we were bored because we had nothing to do. It took an hour just to load the stuff onto the truck. I had thought the next week would be really boring and I had a mistake in coming. Little did I know it would be excessively exciting.

The second day of the trip I became sick and felt like I wanted to go home. I spent the entire day sleeping and throwing up because whenever I would not be sleeping I felt sick. I thought about going home, but I I thought better of it because I knew something good was bound to happen.

Our first stop was in South Carolina, right off the ocean, near Myrtle Beach. We arrived in the morning with the sight of a pink and orange sunset that covered the sky. We ate breakfast at a truck stop and enjoyed each other’s company over a plate of sizzling bacon, hearty scrambled eggs, and jelly-spread toast, a breakfast I would be thrilled to have any day. The third day of the trip was very enjoyable.

Late that night, we received the news that we would be going to Wisconsin for out next stop, but would first have to stop in North Carolina. I was excited we would be going through North Carolina because at the time the Tar Heels were my favorite college team. When we arrived in North Carolina we missed the exit to the stop. It was then very hard to find out way back. After about an hour of wandering around lost we found the stop and were still two hours early! We were surprised to find out that. The fourth day was very crazy.

On our way to Wisconsin we were held up by traffic in Indiana. It was amazing to just be sitting there over a rock quarry that was a long way down. I felt adventurous because I thought the bridge could fall at any time.

Wisconsin welcomed us with lots of clouds and plenty of rain. Our time In Wisconsin was long because we did not receive any instructions for the next delivery. By the time we got our load to Texas, I had to go home for soccer. I was disappointed that the trip had been so short and couldn't wait to do it again.

I will also remember the living conditions while on the trip. The biggest thing I wild remember was bed. My grandpa and I had to share a bed in the back of the truck which squeezed us together close. I was mesmerized by the fact we slept well each night. Also, we only took a shower twice because the showers could only be found at truck stops. Finally, whenever there was not a restaurant nearby we would have to eat soup or sandwiches. The soup took an average of one hour to make and the sandwiches were always the same. However, both were very delicious.

My time with my grandpa brought us close together and I now appreciate him more. Whenever I see him we always have something to talk about. I love him a lot and am glad we are so close.