Monday, July 30, 2007

Things I Think You Should Know

Yes, most of this is probably useless...

1 . Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton..

2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.

3. The dot over the letter i is called a "tittle".

4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

6. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

7. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

8. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was albino.

9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.

10. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

11. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.

12. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

13. Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww)

14. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.

16. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper'and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case'letters.

17. Leonardo DA Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time hence, multi-tasking was invented.

18. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

20. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before!

21. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!

22. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

23. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

24. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk's mask painted white.

25. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19 You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar (good to know.)

26. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless. I wonder who tried this and figured it out?)

27. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

28. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

29. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!

30. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

32. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it. I NEED TO REMEMBER THIS!

Friday, July 20, 2007

I Don't Like My Husband Right Now

Don't worry, I still LOVE him, I just don't LIKE him. I'll get over it. As soon as he stops laughing about it. The story:

My parents were sweet enough to send our sink to us for the new bathroom. Well, while dearest hubby was cleaning it out, he found something lodged in it, so, he brought it in and got a pair of pliers to remove the offending object from the overspill hole. Right before he pulled it out he called me in the room and told me there was something I HAD to see. When I got close enough, he reached in, pulled it out and threw THIS at me.
I screamed. His eardrum hurts. Serves him right. Jerk.

I Know You Want to See This

The curved shower curtain rod. *sigh* Absolute bliss. My elbows don't touch the shower curtain while I am taking a shower. It's hot. I REALLY like the shower curtain too... Don't mind the wrinkles... it just came out of the package. They will steam out once I take a shower.

The counter top
. This I am in LOVE with. (Please ignore the fact that there is a door missing on the vanity. That is a sore subject for the moment. I will be seeing a cupboard door maker on Monday to deal with that little issue.) Sorry about the sidebar. Back to the counter top. Our cousin over at Truman's Tops made this for me. I LOVE IT. Really, I do. He matched everything beautifully. If you are redoing your counter tops and you live around here, you better email me so I can give you all his information. Trust me, you'll be glad you did. Hey, maybe if you weren't thinking of redoing your counters you should... It will make you haaaapppppyyyyyyyy....... Seriously. I was jumping up and down and clapping like a little girl. I wonder if I can sleep on it......................... Ok, sorry, moving on.

The toilet. I just KNEW you would want to see this. There, now I have made your day. You don't have to thank me. :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Boy's Room

His is BY FAR the COOLEST room in the house. I was slightly concerned that he would outgrow it..... then J's mom told me to think of his daddy..... Batman freaks. He was literally jumping up and down for a good five minutes when he laid his eyes on this room.

T's Room

Isn't it ADORABLE???

Thursday, July 12, 2007


So, I have to admit, lately, I have been ready to CLIMB THE WALLS. My living room is in the kitchen and dining room, my kids' bedrooms are spread between the living room, dining room and kitchen (who knew how much space beds took up??) and the bathroom is tossed in there somewhere as well. It's been like that for a week and a half now, so, the fact that the disaster is starting to get to me could be understandable, right? But, I just realized something. My house looks like this because God heard my cries and provided a way to do this:

See, we knew it had to be done, but we did NOT have the means to do it. I prayed and prayed and asked God to provide away, and He did!! He's been teaching us to be thankful in ALL things, in EVERY circumstance. I just had not been applying it to my MESS. So, rather than getting frustrated with the stacks of totes, the beds in the living room, the clothes from the closets draped on the couch and on the beds, I choose to be thankful for it, because this mess means that God answered me.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Ten Years??

I can't believe it has been ten years!! I still really like him. :) Oh, by the way, he isn't smiling cause he is squinting into the sun. Just so you know.

Yes, We Worked

It's the first year we've ever worked on our anniversary, but, hey, I suppose at some point that is inevitable. We figured it would be worth it to get this stuff as finished as possible before J heads to Ohio next week. I may not be able to build a wall, but I can paint and that can be done without him. :) We started here.....

...Had a little helper,

And finished up with walls closed in on one side, wire run and no more materials.... Back to the lumber yard I go.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Ceiling is Sheetrocked...

.....Now we are going to go hit the hot tub.

Today's Progress

This is what our project looked like this morning.

Progress was made, Pepsi consumed.....

Then, I had to go to Town W to pick this up (mom, dad, I am SO sorry I didn't stop.... I've been put on a time schedule....)

By the time I got back this much had been accomplished.

The boys brought in the tub (we have to frame around it)

And I wired!!! (Yes, you read that right.... I did that all by myself!)

And this is what it looks like now. Gettin' there, slowly but surely.....

Monday, July 02, 2007

Our Project

Starting out (last night):

A few hours ago:



Or lack thereof....

We were bored. We thought it might be fun to gut the back of the house. So.... that is our project for the rest of the week. Fear not, more pictures WILL follow.