...and the Maine DOT taketh away.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Tonight was the annual Talent Show, and it was the usual success. There was singing and dancing, a wonderful piano concerto, a gymnastics exhibition, a guitar solo, and a 'live ventriloquist'.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
It is done.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I'm sooo close to being finished with 'wicked stripes' it's not even funny. 'Course this weekend is Easter, so I've got 3 days of cooking to do, and getting the house ready for the big dinner...and all the laundry, etc. that has to be done regardless of what holiday approaches...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Ahem, this would be Al, losing it during a one week stint on the island, during fabulous weather, in the middle of August. In her defense, we may have grossly underestimated how much wine to bring with us that particular trip. If memory serves, this would have been taken mid-week, as can be confirmed by the fact that she is still smiling.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
We had Hollywood snow today. That's when the snow only sticks to the grass and trees and looks pretty, but leaves the road bare for easy traveling. It was very convenient. But I didn't photograph it. I am done with the snow and will not give it the satisfaction of my interest any further.
Monday was Beach Day.
Tuesday was Crazy Hat Day.
Wednesday was Dressy Day
Thursday was Pajama Day.
Friday was Crazy Hair Day.
Yup, pretty strong argument for homeschooling.
I never touched a set of needles today. I've been consumed with school board 'Stuff", yes in caps. I don't know what I'm more resentful of, the fact that I'm going to spend an entire weekend dealing with this stuff, or the fact that it's keeping me from knitting.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
OK, what is up with these politico-wives "standing by their man" when they fall from grace? I'm no feminist, but c'mon! And why do they all look like Stepford wives (all shell-shocked and stoned) while their husbands are giving their resignation speeches? Is it a money thing? When Billy Bob did it to Hillary, I just assumed he had something terrible over her head (entirely likely and plausible) and blackmailed her into submission, but that can't be the case for every one of the wives, can it? That would be really sad. What is this world coming to! All I can think is, what the hell message does that send to our daughters? When I grew up it was "you can be anything you want, education first, build confidence, believe in yourself", and here are these smart, successful women ROLE MODELS standing there like idiots.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Here are some pics of the damage from the storm last weekend. Pretty impressive. This is the walkway to the Museum/Gift Shop/Library that will be opening in May. Donna has some work to do to get that place ready!
Finally, a finished project. I needed something quick to boost my confidence, though I am in the home stretch of 'wicked' (in that I am knitting on it again, as opposed to kicking it every time I walk by it).
Monday, March 10, 2008
Not basketball, (sorry all you b-ball fans, but I hate basketball with a passion) it's March Madness week here at the Frenchboro School. A fact I promptly forgot last night as Thing 1 and Thing 2 picked out clothes and packed backpacks for school this morning. It was verrrryy cold today, so I did the mother thing and bundled them up like deep sea divers and drove them to school - only to see kids in bathing suits when we got there! Ooops, it's "Beach Day" at school and we're dressed for Siberia!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
No, I do not have an Aunt named Em; I am, of course, reciting a line from the infamous Wizard of Oz. And the reason for this is the Wind (winds like these must be capitalized) and Buckets o' Rain. I swear to God I thought my bedroom window was going to blow in last night. It didn't.
Friday, March 7, 2008
It started out bad, and just got worse. Now, remember, compared to the very terrible things that can happen in the world this is not even gonna make the charts. But it's my life, and if I say it stunk, then it stunk.