Thursday, February 11, 2016

Picture projects and the Super Bowl

Well. It's happened for the first time in 2016.  I'm behind on blogging once again.  I had a pretty good 5 week run, but then life got in the way.  We've got a fun weekend coming up that is somewhat filled with activities, so I'll just plow through the every day stuff right now.

On Sunday, January 31st (see- I'm really behind!) I made breakfast cookies.   The middle was filled with raspberry jam and a huge chocolate chips.  Michael said they were really good, but the kids refused to eat them. 

I started working on a picture project/ order that day and took before pictures of the pictures.
That night there was a storm and Ginger was a frightened little baby.  She was hiding in the bathroom on full alert.
I worked on Monday the 1st to do a make-up day that my aid had missed in January.  I took pictures of Valentine's decorations when I got home.  I may or may not do a post about them.  We'll see how the rest of the month goes.
I continued working on the picture project on Tuesday the 2nd.  They are all ready to hang, and yet, more than a week later they still continue sitting on the dining room table.  Ahem, Michael.

I did get the new prints into these frames on Wednesday the 3rd.

I worked on Thursday the 4th and when I got home I took, like, 58 random pictures of Ginger.  Just for fun, I guess.

Michael's parents came up from Tucson on Saturday the 6th so that Michael and his dad could replace our malfunctioning garage door opener.

This is the old one.  It's most likely original to the house.  The paper on the right is covering the opener for the 3rd car garage door that can't be opened because there are shelves right in front of it.  Yes, we agree we should just unplug it, but, whatever.
This thing has been slowly failing and dying for 18 months.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.  And there is no rhyme or reason as to why.

We went out for dinner that night at a place called the Black Bear Diner.  The kids dressed appropriately.

We also took Spencer's 8 year 5 month picture.


On Sunday the 7th Michael and his dad finished the garage door project.  It took much longer than expected because apparently our attic (which is over the garage) is collapsing and it's a huge problem and we're going to have to go major adult on it and fix it somehow.

The afternoon brought about Michael on a ladder for another home project,

and the Super Bowl......for which the kids were once again appropriately dressed.

I made ribs and guacamole for the occasion.  And there were chips.  Lots of chips.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Snips and Screenshots- Part 4

The last time I did a snips and screenshots post was in August.  Can you believe it?  Six months ago.  It feels like six days.  Maybe six weeks at the most.

These are some of the things I have saved from my phone or desktop that I thought were fun or interesting.  You can probably find out more about me and my personality from what I snip and screenshot than reading all of my other posts with details about my day to day life.  I still have a file with probably 50+ more snips and screenshots, so I'll be doing another post soon.  Maybe even my next post since pretty much nothing else is going on in my life until next weekend. 

Let's start.

I took a test about my vision.  I have laser vision in the top 6% of the population.  This is not surprising.  I do have really good vision.  

I like these SLP shirts.  The one on the left is written in IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), which all SLPs can read.  Just in case you didn't "get" that joke.

Some SLP humor about dysphagia (a swallowing disorder) as depicted by the trachea and the esophagus chatting.  I laughed for like an hour after I read this this first time.  Then I laughed for another hour after reading it now.

Yes.  A very important lesson.

The very definition of a great weekend.  Baking and drinking.  Or better, baking while drinking.


This was one of those "quizzes" that just randomly picks from your Facebook friends and assigns them a title.  This was who is my angel and who is my demon.  Karen is my aunt.  And in real life it's probably the other way around.  Ha!

I showed this to my supervisor after a conversation we had about a previous co-worker of mine.  I love these Willy Wonka memes.

OK.  Whatever.  Nobody has ever called me Skittles and wouldn't Skittles actually be a nickname for a sweet person?  Are Skittles candies good looking?

I am NOT overly ambitious.  I can be impatient.  I don't think I'm patronizing, but I might need to ask other's  opinions about that.  I am too honest and I do joke around too much.


Michael is my partner in crime.  I don't even know what that means.


More SLP humor shirts.  I need to buy a whole bunch of these and wear them to work.  It'll be my thing.


A shirt depicting beagles AND zombies?!  I need it!


Dawn is the payroll clerk at work.  She posted this on Facebook.  I wonder what I was supposed to get a gold medal in.  Baking?  Sass and sarcasm?  BLOGGING?  I also wonder why I didn't get it.


I took this quiz about 90's movies.  I did very well.  I cannot remember which ones I didn't get.  I think two or three of them were sequels and I didn't guess the correct one, but I knew the franchise. 


We turned ourselves into Peanuts characters.





The same meme showed up in my Facebook feed, one on top of the other.  The top one said "teaching" and the bottom one said "SLP".  I thought it was a fun coincidence.


I want this wrap thing. I can't find it.  This was an email for The Limited and they don't even sell it.  Why advertise something you don't sell?


Group texts.  Nobody wants to be a part of them. 

I cannot STAND crafts that are made out of toilet paper and paper towel rolls.  This picture makes me want to throw up. 


This was in my general pinterest feed.  It wasn't something I searched for.  I thought it was funny and a cool coincidence that the picture of the horse jumping on the beach was right next to the picture of the family jumping on the beach.  

Like I said before, I have a lot more of these to add, so I'll get on that right away and not make you wait 6 more months.