Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happy Wednesday!

It’s Wednesday…the middle of the week already.  Boy, and we’re supposed to get rain…what else can be great about this day???  Anyway – there hasn’t been much to be silly about before today, and so here’s a quick list of stuff to celebrate should you be in the mood.  ;)

Today is National Dog Day… so, if you happen to have one, like them or have a photo of one, good for you.  ;)  Personally, I’ve discovered I like them a little more than I thought, but I’m still not a dog person.  Give me a cat anytime, lol.  Now If I could just get rid of the three that are in my house…anyone want a fox hound???

National Toilet Paper Day!  Yeah!!  I don’t know about you, but Toilet Paper is the best invention EVER!!  I shudder to think of life without it…  UGH…

Tug of War day…I guess if you like to have tug of wars, this is your day.  I think my daughter does this with her dog…lol

Women’s Equality Day.  Well…here’s to all us working women who are showing our equality.  Personally, I thought this was something we celebrated every day, but ya know.  I like being equal to my hubby in telling my kids what to do…right?  ;)

So I hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Okay - so anyone familiar with pink eye?  It's a dreaded childhood (usually) bacteria that makes your eyes red and goopy and is extremely contagious.  When you work in a school district, they frown on you coming to work if you happen to have such a thing.
I woke up this morning with goopy eyes and couldn't believe it.  I mean, I was in schools yesterday, but I didn't touch any of the children...sigh.
Well - so the doctor says it's probably not since my eyes aren't stuck together and crusty.  But they gave me drops anyway, since it could still be...
got to love viruses.  NOT.
so...I got my hubby home with  me, I'm coughing in a chair, and the kids are doing dishes and otherwise being somewhat helpful.  I guess it's a good day!  ;)
I'm just glad I have sick leave, lol.
Hope your day is better!!
And just to share...this is the photo I got second place at the county fair with.

Only got 3rd with my painting...should I give up the brush? lol

Monday, August 24, 2015

It's Monday and...

The first day of school for our area...
 hundreds of parents taking their kids to the first day of kindergarten, etc.  I don't remember it being such a big thing when I was a kid, but then, I don't really remember being in kindergarten.  ;)

Needless to say, we didn't take our kids to school...we took photos of them and sent them on their way.


So - it's also a couple of fun wacky holidays.  Today is
National Waffle Iron day.
So - if you like waffles, it's a good day to pull out the waffle iron and cook up some.  We made Zucchini waffles...and they were pretty good.  I'll be writing them up on my cooking blog.  ;)

It's also William Wilberforce Day.
 I have to admit, before the movie Amazing Grace came out, I'd never heard of the man.  Great movie, nice story.  Not entirely true to life, but it's good...  ;)  Hm...we should have watched that!

It's also Knife day, but I don't know what that's about - I just figured I'd mention it in honor of my brother.  He makes knives as a hobby, and he's awesome at it.
Here's a letter opener he made for my's dang sharp and we keep it so that no one accidentally sticks themselves with

Hope everyone had a great weekend...I can't believe it's toward the end of August already.

Our son just announced that they want to change their wedding date to the end of we're in for a bit of stress...they want to hold it in our back yard, like our daughter did...sigh...
Wish us luck!!  

Have a good one...  ;)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Red Sun camera has failed me, but here's what I could get of the amazing sunset tonight...we have a sky full of smoke that is such a haze we can't even see the mountains on the other side of the valley.  It's crazy - I can feel it in my lungs...
I feel bad for those that actually have the fires burning...but we've got the smoke.  sigh.
this is through the window...

this is outside through the willow tree...where you see the sort of circle is actually a very red sun.  I can't believe how it washed out on the camera!!

I tried to get closer, but it's still just a red reflection.  Interesting.

Hope you have a wonderful evening.  ;)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Back to work... was back to work.  It was good, this week is going to be pretty casual as teachers don't return (officially) till Wednesday, and they'll all be in meetings most of that day...then setting up final touches on classrooms and stuff, so maybe Thursday or Friday I might go out to a school...and then next week school starts.  Sigh.

Saturday was crazy, did some face painting for the first time.  It was really fun!  The balloon festival was really fun (what I got to watch while painting faces.)  Fortunately, they were doing it right in the middle of the field, so it was a good view.

It's still hot though...and I'm wishing that September were here...sigh.  They're doing roadwork on the road in front of our house.  Today they actually have a large hole in front of half our driveway.  Oh boy.  Fortunately I could go into the other half...  Here's hoping they get it filled in fast.  ;)
Well...there's a couple of fun stuff for wackiness...

Today is National Black Cat Appreciation Day.  We love black cats...we have three of them!  Well...two of them aren't totally black, they have white spots on them somewhere.  But we like them.
You can see the one on the far right - this was when she was a kitten.  ;)  See the white toe?  These three used to come sit on the back of my chair while I was at my desk.  This shot was taken over my shoulder, lol.

National Cupcake day!  Yeah!
 Well...for those of you who like cupcakes, this is an excuse to eat one.  Personally, I'd rather have a piece of cake, lol.
And last is National Thrift Shop Day.  I love this one...thrift shops are my favorite!!  We have a couple out here that are great.  I'm always liking it when I find brand new stuff that people have donated.  Score!!

Anyway - have a good one!  ;)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Happy Saturday...

There are just a couple of silly holidays that I couldn't not post about, so here ya go.  ;)

Best Friends Day - didn't we already have a best friends day?? Or something like that...but I guess you can't thank your best friends too much, right?  That's what makes them your best friend!  ;)

National Relaxation Day...hey, sort of an excuse to take a day off, right?  And it's Saturday!  so, go party at the beach.  August is half way over!

World Honey Bee Day.  Since I love honey, and we need bees to make the honey, celebrate!  Make sure you aren't spraying too much pesticides (which is supposedly part of the problem) on your flowers and plants.  We don't spray ours at all, but I rarely see any bumblebees.  Saw a huge one in Yellowstone last month... ;)
and there's this cool new way of building a hive so that you don't have to smoke the bees...have you seen it?

it's awesome.

Well, that's all for today.  Hope you have a great one!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Busy weekend...sigh

Well, it's by my own choice, but this weekend is going to be crazy...
First we have the Layton FEST again tonight, and I'm hoping it doesn't get rained out again!  ;)  
Tomorrow is the Ogden Valley Balloon and Arts festival up in Eden, that should be fun, but I don't know that I want to stay all day...and then Monday I'm back to work.
The summer is just not long enough - even though I like my job, ya know?
So, a couple of crazy holidays, and I'll let you go enjoy your weekend.  ;)

Today is National Navajo Code Talkers Day.  They were pretty awesome, and I haven't had a chance to see that movie they made about them.  Let me know if you have and what you thought.  ;)  I read the synopsis and it sounds a little too sad for me... :(

V-J Day!  I thought it was interesting on the news how they said the Japanese prime minister didn't come out and apologize for WWII...what do they expect?  Did Germany apologize?  I don't think so...who ever apologizes for starting a war?  I thought that was the weirdest statement.  I think Japan has paid a long time for that war.

Worldwide Art Day!  Hey Hey Hey!  That would be me, lol.  It's been fun this week, I've been painting up a storm.  I don't know that I've ever painted this much in one summer, and it's been really fun.
I'll post the photos on my art blog...  but here's one that I really liked... to go.  Have a good one!!  ;)