Thursday, June 29, 2006
It's the end of an era . . .
It all started with a big snow storm and an impatient girl wanting to move to Austin on time. Then there were the woefully inept solutions to the problem (scroll to Feb. 22). So a year and a half later, I finally got a new gasoline door.

But does it work? (ewwww... someone needs to vacuum the car out)

It works!

Look Ma! No Ducktape!

Now I can switch out the locking gas cap with the other one and have a normal experience at the gas station.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Summer Week 4
Saturday- my parents drove into town from Kansas to spend time with my mom's parents (and me!)
Sunday - Father's day - went to Texas Land and Cattle
Monday - take my dad to the airport, lunch at Arandas
Tuesday - mall with my mom and grandmother, Astro's game
Wednesday - more shopping, church
Thursday- watch my cousin's, out to lunch in Rosenberg, more shopping, pick my dad up at the airport where they have lost his luggage for the second time in four days.
Friday - run errands, pick up more pottery, make lasagna, movie night
Saturday - lazy day, laundry, dishes, spend night with friends in Richmond
Sunday - drive to Friendswood, shower at home, drive to Houston, shop at Galleria, drive to church in Sugar Land, pizza dinner with friends, drive home so tired but can't sleep.

Notice the lack of reading Great Expectations. I am forcing myself to read that before reading anything else, but since I am not reading that either, I'm not reading much of anything. But I did read My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picault which my mom made me read. (She called me crying... "You just have to read it"). It was well worth it.
Friday, June 16, 2006
Summer Week 3
California Vacation!

Sunday: leave in the morning, get to California and eat at In and Out Burger, go to Railroad Museum, tour Old Sacramento, go home for steak at Emily's parent's house.

Monday: Wineries and then Emily's aunt and uncle's for dinner, trampoline time, go-carts, fun.

Tuesday: Drive to Lake Tahoe, afternoon at Lake Folsom.

Wednesday: San Francisco: Ghiradelli Square, Kite flying, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 and the sea lions, Exploratorium, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Golden Gate Park, tour of the neighborhoods, Legion of Honor museum, Seal Rock, more kite flying, Pacific Ocean, Lombard St, dinner.

Thursday: fly home, (draw these pictures on my Dell Axim on the flight... I am so proud of them), dinner at Chuy's

Friday: post pictures, sleep, recuperate.

See pictures here
Summer Week 2
Monday: Drive to Austin with a friend
Tuesday: Dentist appt.
Wednesday up at school moving things from one room to another
Thursday: AP curriculum planning
Friday: Galveston with friends, dinner and bowling
Saturday: get ready for vacation! sit at Barnes and Noble for hours.
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Plate no. 4
My latest creation. Quite possibly the most random.  Posted by Picasa
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Refrigerator Poetry
My version of magnetic poetry is the book lover's edition. So I have lots of book related words. But sometimes I want to write things that are not so book related. This is the result. Because crack is never the answer. Posted by Picasa
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Summer: Week One
Monday and Tuesday were filled with too much rain.But on Tuesday I did break free and paint pottery. I had started a series of plates with song lyrics on them in the last year. So far I have two that decorate the area above my kitchen cabinets. On Tuesday I painted the third. On Wednesday I painted one more (picture to come) . On Thursday I had mucho people over to my apartment. On Friday I went to Barnes and Noble and started reading Great Expectations and painted one more plate. Saturday I spent time with family and painted one more plate. On Sunday I spent more time with family and church. Monday I went to Austin with a friend. Well I guess that covers more than my first week. But it was a busy, painting pottery week. Not too bad for something that started out with a disappointing rainstorm.

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