music to listen to as I create-feel free to MUTE if you don't want it

Friday, March 28, 2008

Here's what a bathtub at highway speeds does to your car

I was coming home this afternoon and half a mile from home, when a BATHTUB falls out of a pickup and skates across his lane on the right and into my land on the left. The car in front of me swerves around and misses it but it's still going sideways and I can't stop or go into the median (I guess I could have, but I was afraid to try) to avoid it.
It doesn't look too bad, but I know that a front quarter panel and a bumper plus the labor will cost more than it should.
1500 in damage!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

It hailed today

I come home from work and saw this (I added the ruler so you could see how big it still was) It hailed a little at work about an hour before I got home so imagine how much bigger it was before it started melting.

This shows you how heavily littered the yard is with hail.

Friday, March 21, 2008

My Native American Name

Your Native American Name Is...

Anpaytoo Malila

Your name means: Radiant Fast Salmon Swimming Up a Rippling Stream

Happy Easter

Going to my Mom's for Easter this weekend so I hope everyone has a good time.
Here's a couple of blogthings quizzes for Easter. Then I need to get packing...

What Your Easter Egg Says About You

You are whimsical, spontaneous, and fun loving.

You connect well with people, but nature is your true love.

Changing locations and scenery is important to your creativity.

You are inspired by the surroundings around you

Your Chocolate Easter Bunny Personality

You know what you want in life and how to get it.

You're not going to waste time or let yourself be meek

Whether it's chocolate, money, or power...

You take what you can get, and you act quickly.

You have a lot of energy, and people sometimes scared by your determination.

Not that you care what other people think. You're not going to apologize for who you are.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Field Trip 2005

Here is a recent layout of a not-so recent event. It was to the Zoo so I used the striped paper like cage bars and lime green to coordinate with the t-shirts everyone got (me too). The yellow was chosen just because it didn't clash and besides, it was a bit of a dreary day so it needed some sunshine. :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

QUIZ: Could You Pass 8th Grade Science?

You Passed 8th Grade Science

Congratulations, you got 8/8 correct!

How's my spelling - qiuz

Your Spelling is Okay

You got 7/10 correct.

Your spelling is a bit of a problem. Your instincts on how to spell things aren't horrible, but you often make an embarrassing mistake or two.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

What your Shamrock says about you

What Your Shamrock Says About You

You are good at making decisions and getting things done. You don't procrastinate.

At times, people are put off by your ambition. You don't really take a lot of time to relax.

You don't really consider yourself a lucky person. In your view, people create their own luck.

You are creative, innovative, and complicated. You definitely have a unique spin on the world.

Friday, March 14, 2008

How Many of ME?
LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Friday, March 7, 2008

Finally FINISHED !!!!!! (lots of pictures)

The Caterpillar
I had to cut the fleece apart into strips and then sew it back together to make stripped fabric then put the pattern on and cut it out. I was using my serger till the thread broke and I couldn't get it threaded back again to make ti sew correctly. I spent 2 days trying to figure it out but finally gave up. I still haven't fixed it.

The Cheshire Cat

The Birds: the Lory and the Dodo

The Queen of Hearts
The sewing machine(s) didn't like sewing the glued on sequins so I ended up sewing it by hand.

The Mouse

The White Queen and the Duchess

I had to have help sewing the costumes. I had my sewing machine break down (nest week I'll find someone to work on it since I've never had it serviced by anyone since I bought it 13 years ago) and had to have someone else sew the Red Queen's dress. I cut, and sewed Alice's dress one day at school so I didn't get a picture of it.

And here are the costumes in use
Please pardon the heads, I zoomed as much as possible but I didn't want to stand up in front of someone who might be taking a picture of their star/child.

The Rabbit and Alice

The Red Queen talking to Alice

The Caterpillar

Alice and the White Queen.

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Here's the Queen with her Sequined dress.

Here's Humpty Dumpty

TweedleDee and TweedleDum

The Cheshire Cat

The Duchess and the Red Queen in the background