Monday, May 28, 2012

 He finally did it. Last weekend, Kal received his master's in bio tech. I think were were all happy for him to be done!

He asked me to make him a quilt, so we googled dna quilt and up popped a pattern by Jay Bird Quilts called Fast Forward. The pattern was so well written. I had it machine quilted by Gael Boyd of Stitch Lilly here in Madison. She did a great job.

Cowboy Camp out

Every year the music teacher at the boys' school picks a day toward the end of the year to have a cowboy camp out. Each class has a designated day so cowboy gear lasts over a week. It's fun to see all of the kids at their school decked out in cowboy gear. It's also funny because we live in a little town close to big university city where there are very few cowboys....

I love that they come home singing cowboy songs from the trail. Humming Red River Valley and that one about the drifting tumble weed. Makes me want to get out my Michael Martin Murphey cowboy songs c.d.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

some days are better than others - today was not one of those days

This morning was another morning when the boys just wouldn't go. If I could be late for work - today would have been one of those days. They just screwed around. AND I needed to get gas in my car.

Then I had a major anxiety attack about Kal's job search. He's applying all over the place, but hasn't heard back from ANY of them. My work contract comes in a couple of weeks and I talked to the business manager today to "inform them of my situation". Which is???

Ian is having friend issues - same old thing. It makes me sad. He thinks that he needs to brag to a friend (not in my opinion) in order to keep him as a friend. What a friend!!

While I was boiling water for supper, I melted the above pan to the burner. That's what I get for walking away to help. I turned on the wrong burner. I have to admit it was pretty cool. I think I got it all off the burner. Now I have to see if the burner still works.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

It has been a pretty good day... breakfast in bed, lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings 

some quilting
The boys thought it was warm enough to run through the sprinkler... We don't have a sprinkler, so they used the gutter cleaner... ingenuity
A little while longer and it became some sort of weapon.
Then they moved on to the garden.

I know I probably should have told them to stop. Actually, I did - they didn't listen and I really wasn't committed to getting them to stop. I liked listening to them and the stories that were going along with the "lava field".

Hope you  had a good weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day!