Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sister Fay brought the rain.....

A few weeks ago, our town was flooded by Hurricane Fay. It rained and it rained and then it rained some more. The bands of rain started Friday and continued on through late Saturday. We stayed indoors and watched movies and read books. Luckily, we had power throughout the storm, unlike others in town. We had lots of tree limbs down and a tree in our side yard couldn't take the saturation and is now leaning in the power lines. Late Saturday night, I received a call from a friend saying that church was cancelled. Wow, church, cancelled? I immediately flipped to the Weather Channel. Clips of Mike Seidel standing in water, people in boats floating down streets, and gas stations underwater immediately caused me to be very thankful that we had been spared any damage.

Fast forward to Sunday evening. We were going to play Mexican Train with neighbors but my trip to Wal-Mart took way longer than expected. (I decided to go to one closest to our house, which also happened to be the one that all the college students were buying their dorm room supplies at!) I digress.....I got home and made dinner. By this time, it is pouring down rain again. We decide to nix the game idea. Michael grabs an umbrella and heads outside to see if there is any damage. I was sitting in the living room and hear, "Jacob, go look in the garage to see if there is water in there." I immediately jump up, open the door to the garage and see this....2 inches of standing water.

Now, those of you who know me, know that our garage is not used to house our vehicles, but rather to house our junk. Boxes of things we packed up before moving in almost 3 years ago. Before you go thinking, what is wrong with them.....I admit it, I have a disease that so far has been incurable. It's called procrastination. I think I also have a twinge of laziness. Those two do not make a good combination.

However, when forced to take action, we are great! Michael, Jacob and our neighbor quickly sprang into action with push brooms. They pushed the water out of the driveway which immediately caused the water in the garage to recede. On Monday, Michael came home early and emptied the garage and reorganized. We went through boxes and founds LOTS of things for either a garage sale or Goodwill.

Life is an adventure, isn't it?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Most Random Quiz

I am an

What Flower
Are You?

"You are a health conscious person, both your health and the health of others. You know all about the health benefits and dangers of the world around you."

This was a perfectly random quiz. While I want to be healthy and know what to do, when to do it and why I should do it....I eat more than I should and move less than I should. However, I don't smoke, drink or do maybe I am healthy. I brush my teeth, at least once a day and floss when I have corn stuck in my teeth or on Monday's when I'm have every intention of flossing every day.

Let me know what flower you are and if you agree with the description.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Have you seen that 90210 has been revived? I still remember sitting in Home Ec, in 9th grade, and EVERYONE was talking about the show they watched last night. I had not seen it; I wasn't allowed to watch television during school nights. Lucky for me, 90210 came on a night that my parents had bible study, at someone else's house. I would 'sneak' and watch it while they were out. I had a little black and white tv in my room, one with rabbit ears and no remote. WOW, that sounds ancient, doesn't it?

The show had no redeeming qualities, yet I loved it and looked forward to it. Eventually, I appealed to my mom - promising I would only watch that one show and assured her I would have my homework done before watching the show. It worked, she agreed. Actually, she knew I was watching it while they were out.
I must say, Boca Raton was a little like 90210. Classmates drove BMW's and Mustangs to school. The obsession with money, fashion, dating, sports was extremely prevalent, but maybe that was the same for lots of other high schools. Fortunately, I stayed out of that crowd. Thankfully I had friends like Melissa (I'd link her blog....but unfortunately, she has quick her blogging addition ºÜº) and Kristie. We enjoyed things that were considered 'right' but still fun.

Since Hannah and Jacob are both in middle school, I am reminded of my years in grades 6-8. Time has flown by and I expect it to continue. Before I know it, Hannah will be a 9th grader. I cannot imagine her watching a show like 90210 now. As much as parents complain about Disney Hannah Montana and the like, I think I'll take that over Beverly Hills anyday. Hopefully, 32303 is nothing like 90210.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom

I love you!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Grocery Bags

Totally random....I know.

What kind of grocery bags do you use? Are you a 'green' shopper and bring your own bags to the market? I've thought about purchasing some Publix reusable bags, but then talk myself out of it. I've thought of crocheting a few market bags, but then realize I really don't have the desire, nor the time, to make.

I used to get paper bags. I thought more could be packed into them. Plus, they were perfect scrap catchers when I had monthly crops at my house. Now, I chose plastic, when asked. I line bathroom garbage cans with them. I have one hanging in my van to collect travel trash. Jacob uses them to dump kitty litter in. Years ago, I would put stinky diapers in them. (Thought: is there any other kind of diaper than a stinky one?)

A while ago, I purchased a bag holder/dispenser at IKEA. It is sitting in my garage, not hung on the wall, as it should be, and is....umm....empty. Instead, I have a HUGE commerical size garbage bag full of plastic bags. I have grand ideas of bringing them up to Publix to recycle. Although, I heard that the bags need to be individual and not inside each other. (This probably isn't true....but a good excuse, nonetheless).

Random, I know....but you were warned.....

2008 is going to be great....
It's the year I'm going to lose weight!