Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
13) Bread, English Muffin Bread and regular bread
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
If your mom puts her homemade granola in a huge tupperware and just once doesn't shut it tightly, and just once doesn't put it in the cabinet, don't knock it on the floor, drag it over to the dog bed, get it open and pig out. It will give you a very upset tummy. I mean a really, really bad upset tummy.
I mean, seriously, just look at my face? Do I look like a happy camper?
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Since yesterday afternoon turned out nice, mom started sanding the swing. Here is the before photo.
Mom took all the hardware off (some of it she had to hacksaw off because people painted over it). She also took the arms apart to sand them better, and to put it together tighter.
Mom is planning on painting most of it the same blue as the back porch, except for the slats. Those will be the cream color like on mom's bureau.
Mom was also thinking of painting the post between the arm and the seat the cream color as well. Then she will put a piece of foam on the seat and cover it with a nice blue and white fabric she has and finish it off with some nice nail head trim. What do you think?
And of course, while mom was doing that, Lucky and I were enjoying the sunshine. We're not dumb. We let mom do all the work.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
He did not get an "A", but mom is not upset by that. He did get a "B", and this is how it got scored. There were three categories; Distance, Speed and Creativity.
For distance PlusOne got an 85 - Car moved. (100 was car moved 5 meters or more)
For Speed PlusOne got an 85 - Car's speed is above class average. (100 was car's speed exceeds the class average by 10%)
For Creativity PlusOne got an 80 - Car meets average expectations. (100 was car voted as top car on the team. 85 was car is voted on as a top classroom car.
B = 240 - 269 points. PlusOne got 250 points.
Considering everything, mom is very happy about it. The darn thing moved! And that made mom happy. The speed being above class average was way cool. It moved .46 meters/second.
Thanks for all your positive thoughts and comments. Mom is really happy its DONE and OVER WITH. :)
Friday, May 22, 2009
The cookout was a lot of fun. One lady made Lemon Truffle! Mom said it was Yummy! I wouldn't know, she didn't bring me any leftover hot dogs or hamburgers.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
2) Mom told the boss they should have a cookout.
3) The boss decided it was a good idea, would be good for morale (things have been REALLY slow) and said he would pay for the hamburgers, hot dogs and buns.
3a) All the designers (mom works in a furniture store) are bringing something (regular salad, macaroni salad, brownies, soda, condiments, etc.)
3b) Mom is bringing the Surf Music.
3c) I am not going to get any of the great food. That's not fair!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
PlusOne will be judged on design, how fast it travels and how far it travels. Let me tell you, it was not as easy as it looks. When mom and PlusOne tried this body and it moved three feet (after several failures) mom let out a whoop that had me running for the hills. Here's hoping for a good grade.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
She read too much news yesterday and was feeling blue. So here are some cute "Awwww" photos to cheer her up.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
First, I did NOT get any food out of that photo I posted yesterday. Apparently EVERYONE can resist my face. Pretty bad, huh?
Second, tonight is PlusOne's school concert. And yes, mom DID buy him new pants, so we won't see any more of this!
Dad also said he would give PlusOne black socks.
And Third the insurance company very kindly paid mom for the damage to her car. Twice. So she has to call them and tell them and probably shred the second check. Bummer. $1200 would have been nice.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This is why.
It fits mom just fine. Thanks for the bag, Auntie!
Monday, May 11, 2009
This gives her an idea of what she needs to finish the quilt.
This photo is full of chunks that are not yet sewn together. Mom has to decide if she likes the placement of the blocks and the way the colors flow.
Mom was telling Auntie that she thought she had enough for TWO lap robes. Auntie answered, "Good, you can make one for me!"
Mom does have enough for TWO 5' x 4' lap robes. And yes, Auntie is getting one.