Friday, August 31, 2007

Please watch!

Please take a few minutes to watch this will truly touch your soul.

Friday, August 24, 2007


Go check out what Jessica found on e-bay!!!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Need a good laugh???

Today was the first 'official' day back for teachers. Lots of meetings and even more cleaning in my room. :-) So I needed something to make me smile... cute baby pics, funny puppy story, something. So, when I got home I was checking out the blogs of people on my blog hit list. I found the clip below on Ben and Amy's page. I LAUGHED HYSTERICALLY! Gotta love it!
As they said- it kinda reminds me of Monty Python... ENJOY! :-)

An Australian Senator is interviewed regarding an oil spill that resulted in 20,000 tons of oil being dumped into the ocean. BTW- this video clip is for comedy purposes.

Australian Senator Discusses Oil Spill - Watch more free videos

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Mother Daughter Blonde Moment

I have brunette hair. In fact, I have VERY dark brunette hair. But- I do occasionally have "blonde moments", or moments of DUH- I suppose you could say.

Our car is fairly new. It has a digital display of the outside temperature. Here lately, it is not uncommon for it to read 105 to 115 degrees when I first get it. Sitting in the sun all day really heats the car up. But sure enough, once you start driving the temperature slowly drops to a more appropriate 98/99 degrees.

Tonight... I was driving home from a bible study and I called my hubby to let him know I was on my way. (I'm a good wifey) I saw that the car read 101.2. It was 8:30pm! I kinda asked Shawn what he thought, and if it could still be that hot? It was very humid today- but wow! I figured it would cool off as I drove so our conversation changed. I looked down a few minutes later and it was up to 101.7. This worried me! I started to talk to Shawn about it again. It continued to rise. Could the car be overheating? It was now up to 102.1! Shawn and I brainstormed for a minute. Then he made a comment I will never forget. "I didn't think the car showed the temperature in tenths." DUH! It doesn't! I was looking at the odometer.

After I caught my breath from laughing so hard I called my mom. I figured she would get a kick out of it. I called and told her about my blonde moment. I continued to tell her I would have a blog about it so the rest of the world could laugh WITH me. :-) I wasn't sure how "up-to-date" my mom was so I asked her if she knew what a blog was. She said she did and that she couldn't believe I would put that story on there. I continued the blog discussion by suggesting that she go check mine out. I told her she needed to check out the bookshelf Shawn made for me, that she needed to go look at the picture of the bookshelf Shawn made. She asked me, "look at what?"

I repeated, "a bookshelf".

She replies, "What is it?" Now mind you that my phone sometimes cuts out- I figured she didn't hear me.

"Mom- A Bookshelf!"

"A what???" she asked for the third time.

"A BOOKSHELF!" as if me saying it louder would fix the problem.

"What's that?" she asked. Now I am really confused.

"Mom- A shelf -for books!"

"On your blog?"

"Yes mom- a picture of the shelf Shawn built!"

"Oh- (as she starts laughing) a picture?!?"

Apparently her mind was stuck on Internet lingo... she told me later (in between laughs) she was thinking to herself that she knew what a bookmark on the Internet was, but not a bookshelf.

Total blonde moment!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Rebecca's Originals

Hey all... for those of you who know me... you know I have a love for photography.

I decided that I would like to share this with the
blogging world!

Those are the only ones I have to upload at this time... but I have several I want to scan and add asap. Check it out now... but come back again soon!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


There is something very hypnotic about this game...

Object: click the mouse. pop as many bubbles as the level requires. clear all of the bubbles= "boomshine" and get double the points.
I read that is takes the average person 25 tries (per level) on levels 9-12 to pop the target number. are you average?!? :-)

Post your score as a comment!

Monday, August 13, 2007

My Own Ty

Let me begin by telling the story about my husband Shawn.

It was back in May that Shawn had one of his many brilliant ideas. We needed a cabinet to fit in our kitchen beside of the fridge. It was kind of an odd size that we needed. The only one
we found at Lowes (that MIGHT work) was about $150. Yowzers... I wasn't exactly excited about that. This is when I could smell the wheels in Shawn's mind working overtime. He decided that he would build the cabinet. Seriously?!? I thought to myself... but soon agreed because I could see he was already 'emotionally' committed. (when he gets his mind set to something- no turning back- or so I thought)

The very next day, he was off buying all the the wood that he would need for this 'simple' project. He measured twice and cut once. I was impressed. Then the project came to a sudden halt. He wasn't quite sure how he wanted to hang the doors. Apparently there are many different types and hinges... and he just didn't know which ones he wanted to use.
So- it is now August and here is a picture of my kitchen storage cabinet. Or I guess I should call it, more appropriately, my pile of wood.
Well, there is more to the story...

So- I have been wanting a new bookshelf for a while. I have tons of books. More books that I will ever have time to read. But I like books... and I am getting into the habit of buying cute children's books for when we have kids someday. Needless to say, our measly Wal-mart fake wood with the cardboard back bookshelf needed a little help. I started to smell those wheels turning again... and here it came. "I'll make you a bookshelf honey" he said with a smile. And of course my first thought was- I don't have room for more wood to be stacked around the house. Then off he went- to game plan. He started by drawing this sketch Friday night. I liked it... kinda had a retro, artsy twist to it. Very modern and much more detailed than the cabinet he never finished. That kinda worried me... but he told me to have a little faith in him and he promised me a book self.

Sure enough, Saturday morning he was off to Lowes to buy all of the wood he would need and got right to work.He used the bed of the truck as a make-shift work bench. :-) And as you can see below...I gave him a hand in the project... well... I guess I should say I have him a stand in the project. (haha) Yup... your eyes are seeing it correct. I stood on some of the boards to stabilize them while he cut them. Maybe he should ask Santa for a work bench with the wood clamps. TaDa! I now have a very cool book self! It still needs to be stained and put into place... but I am so excited. I am starting to make him a list of things he needs to make... any suggestions? :-)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

That's All I'm Worth?!? HA!

Well... A very close blogging friend of mine recently had a post that calculated the amount her blog was "worth". Now mind you, she did not come up with this figure on her own. :-)

There is really a page out there that will calculate the amount-in dollars-your blog is worth. LOL. ( btw...I am not kidding. )

Apparently Jess is a pretty good blogger. I enjoy reading them. Apparently many others do as well. According to the Internet site, her blog is worth $101,617.20. WOW! I thought to myself... and of course this made me wonder about my pitiful little blog.

Yeah well... the results are in...

My blog is worth $2,258.16.
How much is your blog worth?

I guess I better get busy...