Thursday, May 31, 2012

In Need of a Post and a Laugh

I know it hasn't been that long since I've posted, but it has certainly felt that way!  We have been pretty busy around here, thus why I haven't posted. :-)

We recently cleaned out our very large tool/work shop. It is very large and can get messy rather easily. Part of the problem was that we had 2 different kinds of 'messes' out there, and that wasn't very fun. The people who lived here before us ended up leaving a bunch of their stuff in the shop, and then we have our stuff out there. Thus the two messes. However, it was absolutely wonderful to just get it cleaned out! How nice to have the space to work on vehicles, know where all the tools are, etc. And, it's rather exciting (to me, anyway), because I will be having my graduation party there. So, that will be nice.  We're also hoping to possibly host a dance or two this summer.... any one interested? ;-)
     The cleaning took up our memorial weekend, but that's why we did it then. 3 days of Dad home being able to help us and tell us where he wanted things etc (not to mention the help of all the muscles. =D)
How did everyone else's Memorial weekend go?

I do have a "good" post in the works, it's just going through final editing. ;-) In the meantime, I thought that I would post a few pictures that I have found on Pinterest. These gave me a few laughs, so maybe y'all will chuckle at them, too.  No, I'm not on Pinterest (though I'd like to be!), but I can't help looking on there every so often... ;-)

 Wonderful advice! I've heard a similar one, except its with a vacuum. Leave a vacuum in the middle of your floor so when people stop by un-expectantly, they'll think you were just starting to clean... ;-)

That one is SO me. Math and have always been enemies...

I hope that everyone is doing well! I've got a busy (but fun!) weekend ahead of me. Tomorrow I'm going into town to teach my fiddle students. I don't know if I've ever mentioned this before... Yes, I'm teaching fiddle to 3 wonderful young ladies! It has been quite fun. Dad takes me into town with him on his way to work, drops me off at their house, I do a lesson, and then we hang out until someone picks me up.  This weekend, however, I have the honor of watching the kids for the night. It will be loads of fun. :-) I'll spend the night, and then the guys will take me home since they are coming over for a Top Shot competition that my Dad and few other guys have helped put together. I don't know if anyone has seen that show on TV before. It's pretty neat. There are 14 contestants (I think) divided into two teams. The teams compete in different competitions with knives, rifles, pistols, bows, machine guns, military guns, etc. If a team loses, they have to eliminate one of their players. It continues on until there are only a few left, then it's every man for himself. It's pretty neat/interesting to watch. Some of the guys are SUPER good.
   My Dad and brothers thought it would be neat to do our own out here on the ranch. So, they've got it all set up. This will be the second one. It's going to be fun because I plan on competing (possibly!). Watch out guys! Annie Oakley is comin' fer a visit!  Ok, just kidding. I'm not very good, but I do enjoy shooting. In any case, wish me luck! ;-)

Does anyone have some fun plans for the weekend?

In Christ's Service,

P.S. Sorry about the blog look... I was trying to work on it and totally erased some stuff accidentally. So, it's stuck like that until I figure it out or some techy person can come fix it for me. =P However, do y'all like the header? My wonderful sis took the photo, then I edited it on Picmonkey.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Little Humor for Mother's Day....

I found these and just couldn't help sharing them.  After hearing stories from mom's childhood, and knowing some from my own, I couldn't resist posting these for y'all.

What I learned From My Mother:

1. My Mother Taught Me to Appreciate a Job Well Done: "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just cleaned this room."

2. My Mother Taught Me Logic:  "Because I said so, that's why..."

3. My Mother Taught Me MORE Logic: "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me..."

4. My Mother Taught Me Foresight: "Make sure you wear clean underwear in case you're in an accident."

5. My Mother Taught Me Irony: "Keeping crying and I'll give you something to cry about..."

6. My Mother Taught Me About Osmosis: "Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

7. My Mother Taught Me About Persistence: "You'll sit there until all your spinach is gone."

8. My Mother Taught Me about Weather: "Your room looks like a Tornado just went through here."

9. My Mother Taught Me about Anticipation: "Just wait until we get home..."

10. My Mother Taught Me about Receiving: "You're gonna get it when we get home!" 

11. My Mother Taught Me Medical Science: "If you keep crossing your eyes like that, they'll stay that way."

12. My Mother Taught Me Humor: "If the mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

13. My Mother Taught Me How to Become an Adult: "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

14. My Mother Taught Me Genetics: "You're just like your father."

15. My Mother Taught Me about Roots: "Shut that door behind you. Were you born in a barn?"

16. My Mother Taught Me Wisdom: "When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

17. My Mother Taught Me about Justice: "One day you'll have kids.... and I hope they turn out just like you!"

Happy Mother's day!
In Christ's Service,

Friday, May 11, 2012

Did You Know?....#1

Howdy folks!  As I am finishing up my school, I've suddenly found that I'm learning lots of very interesting things. Surely it isn't me going into some 'I'm gonna miss you' drama with my school??? Ha, that's preposterous!
  In any case, some of these little facts are rather fun, so I thought I'd start up a series of "Did You Know...". Actually, I might be stealing this from someone else... I'm thinking I saw it on a blog somewhere, but now I can't remember.....

Alright, so here is your DYK little fact.  Ever wonder where the 'word' "OK" ever came from?  Believe it or not, it actually came into being way back in the 1800s. It was the Presidential election again. Jackson had been in for two terms already, and the Democratic party was hoping to get Martin Van Buren in the seat. Well, people back then seemed to think it was a good idea to give everybody nicknames.  Van Buren's nickname was "Old Kinderhook". (starting to pick anything up yet?) Well, because the Democrats supported him, they set up "OK" parties to show their approval of Van Buren for president.  Now, we commonly use OK to give approval to something (or, to just say it... ;-)

So, there is your little fact for today. :-) Let me know if you like the idea of me doing this or not. Should I post weekly?

In Christ's Service,
Prof. Sarah ;-) hehe!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Just out of Curiosity...

So, am I the only one who really like the OLD blogger interface and am really bummed about them removing it soon????  Just didn't know if there was anyone else out there who preferred the old to the new (yes, I've tried the new interface and just didn't care for it as much.) But then, maybe I'm just weird.

Well, our ABC drama group had it's two performances this past weekend. Seems like forever ago, and yet it's not. I'll be sharing some pictures soon!

Other news is that I am still alive.. ;-) It feels like I've been gone for forever, which is unusual for me on here! ;-) We are rather busy with cows. Working them every night, so our social life is on hold for a bit (unless guests come over to our place.) That's OK, though. Sometimes it's nice to just hunker down and regroup as a family, especially after a super busy season.  We had the Home school convention, and then the drama performance. Whew. Just seemed super hectic.

The past weekend and this week have been/will be filled with cleaning. We moved bookshelves last weekend (not a good idea if you have drama performances those nights, but hey- I'm glad it's done!), and this week we are cleaning out/reorganizing/revamping our kitchen and pantries. We have the pantries pretty much put together so far. Then it's just the kitchen and our china cabinet. We're going to be moving things around, trying to make it look nicer and more usable. :-) Next on the list is to clean out the workshop and the barn.  I'll be having my graduation party out here at the ranch later this fall.

On that news, I'm excited to share that I am ALMOST DONE WITH SCHOOL!!! Seriously. I am all finished with science. Now I've just got some History and math. I'll be done by the end of May, early June. It will be so nice to be done!  But, I'll have my party when the weather is nicer. Even though our house is small (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom), we have plenty of space outside! haha! So, that's nice for big parties. ;-)

Well, my 'break time' is over, so I'd best get goin'. Oops, sorry. Still in my hillbilly mode from drama! hehe!

Hope everyone is doing well!

In Christ's Service,