Saturday, October 17, 2009

Baby kitten

I rescued a baby kitten. Here's his pic.


Hi all

Just wanted to add a new pic of my boys. This one includes Bubba.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Another misdirection!

I am making another attempt to keep up with this blog. I am surprised it is still here.

Fall semester ended - all A's again. I was sweating Chemistry for a while, because I was doing so bad in lab. I liked it, but was not in the proper frame of mind to cooperate with the teacher. He graded weird. One young lady was trying to get him fired. I don't know what happened to him.

Anyway school starts again this week.

I'm making more progress on my house. Things had slowed down a bit, but I am full of energy now!

Here is to a good year!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Here I am again

Yes I got misdirected and stopped posting. So much has happened.

Another semester of school is over. I had all A's in the Fall and Spring semester. I'm registered for Summer 1, 2, and Fall.

I have new grass and a new garden. It is looking good.

Not much progress in the kitchen, except that I did get a new fridge and stove - very nice.

And we have a new pet!

I'll post more pics later.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Where has the time gone??

I cannot believe it has been over a month since I posted.

So much has been going on.
My kitchen is totally gutted. The picture shows the wall behind the stove - after we removed a couple of layers of sheetrock, vinyl covering and made it down to the walls. This is an old house and the walls are solid wood.

My patio area grass is dead.

School is almost over.

It is hot, then cool, hot, then cool - will this be a cold winter??

My fall tomatoes are growing nicely.

Monday, October 1, 2007

I was just stating facts........

This is a picture of the new Toyota Tundra plant. We drive by it on our way to San Antonio. It is pretty big. It is a couple of miles from this road. I like that there are still open fields around it.

Okay this isn't about Toyota, but I liked the picture. Today I spent 3 hours at our local elementary. I have to complete 20 hours of observation for my Intro to Education class. I spent 2 hours in the bilingual kinder room. The kids are so cute.

They were going to recess, so I went to find my sister. She helps with the Special Ed kids. She told me to do lunch duty with her to see what the kids were really like. Before that she took me to the "craft" room. They have this area where they do all laminating, printing, punch cutouts. whatever. It is pretty neat.

The lady was laminating the new Texas pledge. We got on the subject of the Pledge of Allegiance. I guess there was some controversy about the word "God" in the Texas pledge. I told them that the words "under God" were not added to the PofA until the 1950s. They asked why? I told them because of something called "separation of church and state". They thought it was ridiculous. That started a conversation about Madilyn Murry O'Hare. I stayed out of it because the laminating lady was looking at me like she wanted to scratch my eyes out.

I don't think there is anything wrong with being religious. I go to church, but I don't think those two words are going to control your kids. I guess we just grasp at whatever when we feel we are sinking. Even the laminating lady has issues. While I was there, she said she gave her whole paycheck to her daughter to buy whatever she wanted. Her husband paid for everything else. Her paycheck was for her. I thought this was weird. Who is going to tell the kid that you can't always have what you want? What kind of attitude is this?

The lunchroom was not that bad. I only stayed for the kinder and 1st grade classes. They say it gets really noisy in there. Everyone is geared up for battle. Before the kids even came in, you could already feel the tension. I guess they expect the worst. I saw a lot of stressed out people. Man, will I be like that?

There was one teacher assigned to herd the classes. I guess they take turns. She was up there with a microphone, but I could barely hear her. They call each class at a time to go and dump their plates. Everything is disposable. They had hamburgers. I saw one kid finish his meal, most were thrown away. The burgers were way too big for the little kids. I felt like using my loud mouth to help that lady direct traffic. I would not need a mike!

I'm going back tomorrow because I really enjoyed it.

Friday, September 28, 2007

My Shameful Secret

My shameful secret is my bad grass in our patio area. We hate it!

When we first moved here, the back yard was hard packed dirt. This had been a rental house for years. The last occupants had lots of dogs.

There were some sprigs of grass on the fringes and I knew we could bring it back. SO didn't think so, but he is from the city so what does he know.

My sister who has been married for 40 yrs grew her lawn from sprigs my father would give her from our yard. It is St. Augustine grass and it develops through runners. I knew we could do the same here.

Well we did and it worked. The yard was beautiful. I also had to tell SO that you had to water the grass!

Anyway I had to move to Oklahoma and he stayed behind. A few years later he moved up with me. We hired someone to take care of the yard, cut not water. We had a drought and by the time we came back in April 2006, the grass was almost dead.

SO decided to plant a new type of grass. We are in the middle of 3 big grass farms out here. Acres and acres of the stuff. Trucks roll by with pallet loads almost every day.

We tried a Bermuda hybrid. It was nice for a while and then it fizzled out. I don't think we took care of it right and it didn't get enough sun.

We took that out and planted St Augustine again. It was beautiful for a while, but now all we have is this.

I wish we had tried to coax the old grass back like before, but SO was impatient. The rest of the yard looks nice.

I took this picture to keep a record of my efforts to save the grass. I've fed it and have been watering it. We had a lot of rain in the summer and that could have been a problem. We might have grubs; I still need to investigate that.

We'll see how it grows.