Saturday, January 12, 2013

Roadside chairs

Before




During (nice thumb!)



After


Oh so cute!!

Owls

Before


After


I like them a plain color however they either need to go bold or the wall does. Thinking about it as the bath was to be purple and in an effort to not go too dark I went way too light. Hum. To repaint or not to repaint...

Friday, January 11, 2013

Spelling Bee...

Angela made it to the school wide spelling bee for her middle school.
She was one of 20 students out of the roughly 675 students in the school
who made the cut.
I took time off to go and watch and wouldn't you know it, I left my
phone in the car, so NO pictures!! She was normal Angela on stage with
a nice yellow number 14 hung around her neck :)
She made it to the 4th or 5th round (I would have been out LONG before
then, let me tell you!) and was one of about 10 students left... then
the word came: Acquired - or some form there-of. Now the rules are a
bit strict, once a letter is uttered, it can not be taken back and you
could see it register as Angela muttered A... Q... (awh, crap!) - yep,
missed that pescky C in there! Bummer.
Her best friend Gracie was down to 1 of 5 students left and was given
the word fuedal. Yes, you are reading that correctly - not futile -
which, by the way, she spelled perfectly! I would have missed that one
for sure as well.
All in all a very entertaining morning in a middle school cafeteria. :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

WHOOOO???



This is who came to watch me hot tub tonight :)  I was sitting in the tub thinking "is that an owl?" I had been in for a bit and kept hearing him call, so I switched positions (and kept the bubblers off) and watched for him.  Had it not been for a couple of mocking birds giving him heck, I would have never found him!
I hollered in the house for Liz to bring them camera and see how close she could get to him... he was actually in a neighbors tree one house over, but had a very nice view towards us and apparently towoards the street and houses to the west of us.  He stayed there hooting on occassion to a buddy in the trees to the north.  When he finally took off, I would guess his wingspan was close to 6' - BIG guy!