Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wreck this Journal

I have not forgotten about my promise to share my progress with my journal. It just got put on hold for a bit. That's my problem I get all gung ho about something and then don't have time to do it. Not to mention the fact that I just get into too many things at once sometimes.

So the first thing I've done with the book is to crack the spine!

Ouch! Yes that hurt me. It was difficult for me. Both emotionally and physically. Seriously that was one tough book!

I will continue to share more as I get them done. Not sure how regularly but I'll get to it. Some of the tasks are kind of ongoing and may take a while to complete.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

We found one!

We went out geocaching again this past weekend. This time we had 4 of them on our list. They were all in the same park so we hoped to be able to at least find something this time. And we did....

Actually, as it turns out we found 2 of the 4 but didn't realize what one of them was until we went to log it on the geocaching site and read some of the other comments from people who had found it. It was so tiny we didn't realize we had it at the time. Luckily we put it back where we found it!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Geocaching: Our first attempt

First of all, I have to say..........OMG! Has it really been 2 whole weeks since I updated my blog? Wow. I'm such a slacker. Like you didn't already know.

Anyway, we went out Sunday to try our hand at geocaching for the first time. We had ordered a handheld GPS from my hubby's incentive program at work. We had no clue what kind to get but we figured we'd try this's free. And if we decide we like geocaching and need something better we'll look into a better one once we know what we are doing! Don't they all look confused??

We started off with one that was really close to home. It was right across the highway on the hill behind Tiger's school. We've been up that hill a few times before. It was rated a 2 out of 5 in difficulty so we thought it shouldn't be too hard. We thought wrong.

It took us a while to get the hang of the GPS (we walked around in circles a few times). But once we did we were able to follow it to the coordinates, which were off the main trial so we were wondering if we were doing it right. We found the spot and nothing........

It was right in the thick of the brush with trees all around. We looked all over within about 20 feet in each direction and in all the surrounding trees but came up with nothing.

We searched for probably about 45 minutes. We were all a bit disappointed that we didn't find it but it was our first time and weren't exactly sure what we were looking for! We plan to try again this weekend, hopefully with a better outcome.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

So random

New fall TV shows are starting to pop up! I love me some TV :) The new season of Ellen started yesterday and I made a list of all the other shows I watch and looked up the start dates for the new season. I need help. There is at least one new show that I was thinking of starting up this season but I already watch too many to keep up with sometimes that I'm thinking I should hold off. Except what usually happens is it turns out to be a big hit and I missed out and have to catch up later through Netflix which is what I'm doing with two shows already!

I went to Walgreens yesterday and found me some New Moon Candy! Way better than the Twilight candy cuz it's CHOCOLATE! In fact I think I'll grab me a piece right now.

Mmmm. Yumm. I'm back.....

I'm getting tickets to see Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood do their "Whose Line Is It Anyway" show in Milwaukee again in January! This will be our 3rd year in a row. Go ahead call me psycho but hubby and I love them! They are so hilarious! And the great part is since it's improv it's always different.

So today I was trying to catch up on reading some of the many blogs I follow. (Didn't get very far) I was reading some of the recent past posts on Angie's blog when I came across some where she mentioned Wreck This Journal by Keri-Smith. She's doing a weekly post showing what she did in her journal. I had to find a copy of this book. It looks like fun! So today while I was out I stopped at Barnes and Noble and got a copy......and talked my mom into it too! I hope to get started soon and join in on Wednesday's when she does her weekly post. I'm looking forward to it but on the other hand I'm so not a destroyer of books it may just crush me!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Why do I bother?

If you've been reading my blog for a while you know I'm a very picky eater. VERY picky. But.......I also like to go out to eat. That combination can spell disaster!

At the restaurants that we go to frequently, I have my regular standard order that I usually stick to. Well, guess what? That tends to get pretty old....and frustrating. I get sick of eating the same thing time after time, but I have a hard time finding something else to eat!

Yesterday we to Panera Bread for lunch. I usually get the ham on rye, no swiss cheese. Well, I just didn't feel like it. So I checked out the menu and there was a Chicken Bacon Dijon sandwich. I like chicken. I like bacon. I like Dijon. It came with swiss cheese but I can just get it without. I ran it by hubby. Sure why not, go for it. So I ordered it. BIG mistake.

Like I said, it can be a disaster. It was the mustard. Did not like it at all and it was swimming in it. I tried to eat it but only took a couple bites. So I pretty much had a soda and a few chips.

It sucks leaving a restaurant just as hungry as when you came in!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Better safe than sorry

There never seems to be a lack of excitement at work. This morning I was back in the deli area baking and a coworker came back asking me what I was burning. Nothing of course!

I walked out in the main area of the store and could smell what he was taking about. There was also a haze around the ceiling. A few customers also mentioned they smelled something burning. We walked around the entire store but couldn't find the source. Another coworker who was back in the office came out shortly to ask us if we smelled anything.

We figured it was probably something in the heating/cooling system but decided to play it safe and call the fire department just to be sure. They had us evacuate the building. Within a couple minutes the police showed up and blocked the entrances to the parking lot. As we were leaving the building I did one last check to see that everyone had exited and found that there was still a guy in the men's room. I let the male cop who was in the building deal with him!

The fire dept showed up shortly after, did a once over of the building and came out to ask us what happened. The assistant manager went inside with them to explain what happened and within a total of no more that 15 minutes they were giving us the all clear to go back in. Huh? What? That was quick. No checking the duct work to see if there was anything? No climbing up on the roof? I expected to be waiting for quite some time. I guess they know what they are doing.

We called they guy to come check the cooling system. Turns out there there was a bad part that caused a belt to get stuck and burn out and that is what we smelled.

Never a dull moment!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

And they're off

Today was the first day of school. And of course being the great mom that I am I couldn't let the morning pass without forcing my kids to pose for pics before heading off for the day.

Miss Skowt started High School today. I think I've been more nervous about it than her. That is until the time came that she had to head out to catch the bus. She leaned over and held her stomach saying that it hit her all of a sudden and she was really nervous! But she made it on the bus and as far as I know has made it through the day. Actually as I type this her day should be ending.

Last night she had to made sure her nails were perfect. She now has matching black fingers and toes. She's going all goth on us! lol

But of course the photo that turned out the best of her was the one where daddy had to make an appearance!

My baby, Tiger, started 5th grade today. She's at the intermediate (5th -8th grade) school this year and thinks she's all important now. She gets to have her own locker!

Of course daddy had to get in on the action with her too!

They will both be gone by 7:30 this year so I have all these plans to be all productive this year. Yeah right......we'll try again tomorrow. After they left today hubby and I took a ride and went to breakfast. When we got back we talked a bit and while he headed to the store I laid back down because I was so tired....stayed up a bit too late last night after getting up at 4:45 the previous two days. I just got up when he left for work, had some lunch and here I am.

They should be home in about 30 minutes....this first day went by way too fast. Maybe I shouldn't sleep 2 1/2 hours of it away like that!