>> Friday, March 28, 2008
For everyone else, this is a game from Nintendo. I play it on my daughter's (Mary) DS. It's part of Brain Age 2 . They include it as a relaxation game, but until I figured it out, there was some tense, 'Baptist cursing' going on. Susan is the reason I persevered, because she put her high score out there AS IF maybe I couldn't beat it.
Let me go ahead and recommend that all my adult readers go out and get themselves a DS system, or swipe your child's. There is so much they offer for us! These are the games that I enjoy: Brain Age and Brain Age 2, Big Brain (theme, anyone?), and Flash Focus. The brain games are fun and fantastic for us all, but I am mostly addicted to playing Sudoku on them. Flash Focus is vision training.
The kids also play My Spanish Coach, and Mary enjoys The Bible Game.
The system is small and portable and we take it everywhere. If you don't already have access to one, Mother's Day is just 'around the corner'. . .
>> Monday, March 24, 2008
If we don't get suggestions, Ed is going to name them Heckel and Jeckle. (Their other animals: Titus, Gracie, and Lucy -dogs; Angel and Cracker -cats).
For simplicity's sake, I'm going to refer to the birds as if they are male, but I've no clue to their gender. And I don't think it matters . . .
Bird Grey: He's a little crazy. Loves the camera, and gets in the way if I try lean around him to take pictures of his cage mate. He poses - I mean he really poses for me. Works it. And yells alot while he's at it. Mary describes him as selfish and fluffy.
Bird Yellow: Quieter, camera-shy, more 'pettable'. Mary describes him as nicer and prettier. She likes him best.
Please, please offer your suggestions, and get your friends to, too!
>> Saturday, March 22, 2008
Her home office is now completely in the back bedroom, across the hall from the master, near the back door (three dogs in and out, ya know). The front bedroom, ex-office, is now a comfy, convenient guest room (and she has lots of guests).
Guest room now!
Sharon and Shirley : )
>> Monday, March 17, 2008
>> Saturday, March 15, 2008
She hasn't started and completed something that I can report on; but she is in the middle of a BIGGIE. She's moving her home office out of one bedroom into the back. The back room was already in disarray from a long-hidden leak, so she has repairs to make on top of the actual move and rearrangement.
It's gonna be great when it's all said and done, and she works nearly nonstop sorting, organizing, storing, moving, re-filing, re-locating wires, moving furniture, etc. She is very exhausting to us normal people; I nearly always have to have a nap after leaving her house.
Here are some before and during pics:
Last time it's gonna look like this
No. Help. At. All.
>> Thursday, March 13, 2008
I don't even know why. Charlotte is going to be here tomorrow, so I've been picking up, doing extra vacuuming, and mopping. Thing is, I don't go to this 'trouble' for adult visitors. . . people who might actually notice and care about disorder and germs.
>> Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Jessica and I started going to a personal trainer ( - makes us sound like celebrities!) last summer. She works through our church. To describe the wonderfulness of her would take about 3 separate posts, so I'll just say that she got us on track. We met with her once a week for an hour, and started attending aerobics classes (once or twice a week) that she taught.
>> Saturday, March 8, 2008
>> Friday, March 7, 2008
>> Tuesday, March 4, 2008
>> Monday, March 3, 2008
>> Saturday, March 1, 2008
Sharon finished the birdcage and has the birds. She has four of them right now, but is giving two away. They are friendly, happy birds. I can't remember what kind they are, but they can learn to talk and repeat noises - like a cell phone ring or a whistle. I don't know if they can mimic dogs barking - but that is the sound they will hear the most.