Saturday, December 27, 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014
TIME: 6:08 PM
PLACE: Bella Milano, Edwardsville, IL
HH and I went out to eat – no kids.
The place where we originally wanted to go (Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill) had an hour wait.
We were impatient and hungry.
So we went for Italian instead.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
TIME: 9:19 AM
His boy bought him a Cardinals hat.
TIME: 9:22 AM
He can wear these while drinking coffee out of his “World’s Greatest Grandpa” mug from prior years.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
TIME: 10:41 AM
SUBJECT: Bee sting
HH finally picked up his bees Wednesday evening. I was promptly stung about 30 minutes after he returned home with them. (I was inside the house! The damn thing was on me when I walked in) It’s very red and itchy today.
It’s on bees.
I’m taking ALL your honey.
Friday, July 11, 2014
TIME: 8:06 PM
PLACE: Union United Methodist Church
SUBJECT: Dad and DramaQueen
The annual Tour de Belleville, which raised funds for safety/maintenance equipment for the town’s bicycle trail was tonight. We rode as a family, except for MonkeyBoy, because event though this isn’t a race, his goal is to be the first one done (he ended up in second). There is a 5 and a 15 mile route. The fork in the road separates the two.
(Yes. There literally is a fork in the road.)
SD and HH rode a little more than 5 miles. An early part of the 15 mile route went about 2 blocks by our home so they rode to that point. Dad, DQ and I continued on with the rest of the longer route. After, we joined my brother and his family at a downtown tavern for a beer (soda for DQ!).
Forced Family Fun!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
TIME: 8:38 PM
PLACE: Around the yard
HH planted the sunflowers.
The purple flowers are on a climbing vine that I planted.
I lost the tag that told me what kind of vine it is.
Google is no help.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
TIME: 9:39 PM
HH finally was able to pick up his hives.
About 15 minutes after I took this photo, I went back into my house.
I didn’t realize that a bee was on me.
It stung me on the inside of my left elbow.
Oh, it’s on bees.
I can’t wait to take all your honey.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
TIME: 6:45 PM
SUBJECT: Gaps in the roof
Did I mention that we are redoing our roof?
The storm gods did.
They laughed at our apparently pathetic tarp-laying ability.
They put on a big drip-party very late last night – resulting in me getting about 3 hours of sleep before my 10 hour work day.
You never realize how many gaps are in your roof until the shingles are off.
Sealing and repainting two bedroom ceilings have now been added to the never-ending household “to-do” list.
Monday, July 7, 2014
TIME: 8:13 PM
PLACE: Route 13
SUBJECT: Sky and motel sign
MonkeyBoy had an indoor soccer game tonight.
While he was playing the sky opened up.
The storm moved through quickly and left some interesting skies on the way home,
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
TIME: 6:38 PM
PLACE: Six Flags, St. Louis, MO
SUBJECT: The family
As has been tradition these past few years, the kids and I went to Six Flags on the Fourth of July. There was bickering between the siblings and DramaQueen was not on board with my order that we take a selfie of the four of us…and we all better look like we are having a good time and like each other dammit!
She held the camera, snarled, “Everybody smile!”, put on a happy face and took the photo. Frowns and fighting re-appeared immediately after the picture was snapped.
At least it *looks* like we are happy – right?
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
The raspberry bush is loaded this year. I picked a quick handful this morning.
TIME: 8:48 PM
PLACE: Joey B’s on the Hill, St. Louis, MO
SUBJECT: Stella and her spaghetti
The girls and I went shopping in St. Louis this evening.
We then went out for supper.
That’s a whole lot of spaghetti – she didn’t make a dent.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
I received a phone call at work.
Son: ”Mom, I dropped my phone and the screen cracked.”
Me: ”Do you have $200?”
Me: ”Does it still work?”
Me: ”Well then, I guess you are the proud owner of a cell phone with a cracked screen.”
Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
TIME: 12:37 PM
PLACE: Edison’s Entertainment Complex
SUBJECT: TANK! TANK! TANK! Results
It was a work family event today – unlimited games, bowling and laser tag! SD introduced me to “TANK! TANK! TANK!” We teamed up to battle the Bee-bots and the Octo-roboty thingy. I think I was a hindrance more than a help – but then, I’m an old woman, so I have a good excuse.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
TIME: 1:48 PM
PLACE: Estate Sale
SUBJECT: Movie Light fixture
I hit the 2nd day of an estate sale (50% off you know).
The home looked like an ordinary 50’s tract house from the outside.
But it was pretty sweet on the inside.
This light fixture was in the dining area (note the exposed beams).
It wasn’t for sale.
Friday, June 20, 2014
TIME: 7:29 PM
SUBJECT: Collated Roofing Nails
We are replacing the roof on the garage.
In 90 degree heat.
We are gluttons for punishment.
On the other hand…
Who would of thought that the nails we’re using could be so pretty?
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
TIME: 1:14 PM
PLACE: Westhaven Pool
I had to be stealthy while taking this picture.
I sooo wanted to move the Styrofoam cup.
But then DramaQueen would have known something was going on.
And I had to see her reaction.
I’m a horrible mother.