Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pearly Whirly

I've been in a whirl wind of phone calls with the car shops!

My car, Pearl, is sick.

She's going to have quite a few repairs. Just when I thought the cracks on the windshield were annoying, I get this RATTLING sound that's pretty unnerving.

So the list:

Windshield - I guess I'll wait.
Alternator Pulley - NEED IMMEDIATELY
CV Boot - NEED IMMEDIATELY (when I turn the wheel it started clicking so replacing the boot is better than having to replace the joint)
Oil Filter Housing - Taking it to another shop on TUESDAY (I better not have to pay a dime for this or I'll be FURIOUS!)
Oil Change - needed but again waiting for Tuesday
Brake Fluid - not necessarily needed
Coolant Flush - not necessarily needed

Man, I'm so bummed!! But it's better to get it taken care of than to get stuck on the road!!

I've received some charity and I'm thankful!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Teaching Math...

My friend who kicks ass at teaching statistics sent this to me for laughs. I think it's HILARIOUS and rather than junking your inbox with a forward, I'm posting this on my blog so you can read it if you want...(it's hilarious! I've read it and so should you!).
  1. Teaching Math In 1950s: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?
  2. Teaching Math In 1960s: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?
  3. Teaching Math In 1970s: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?
  4. Teaching Math In 1980s: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.
  5. Teaching Math In 1990s: A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it's ok.)
  6. Teaching Math In 2009: Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Zacc's Ponytail

Here's a picture of Zaccheus that warms my heart!

It's hilarious isn't it?! ha ha ha! Aw, look at the little puppy!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Rocco Márquez

April 23, 2009, 12:30 a.m.
Rocco Márquez, the best cocker spaniel ever, breathed his final breath. He is survived by his loving family of five and his friend, Zaccheus. We enjoyed his companionship for over 14 years.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Boyfriend

OMG! I totally didn't tell you that one of the guests at the party was my boyfriend, Matt. Let me introduce you:

So stinken cute! His smile gets me every time! We're hanging out tonight...

Jenn, he's my plus one to your wedding in July! :o)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Don't Round Up!

I'm officially 27 today. And NO, that doesn't mean I'm THIRTY. I'm sure I will be just fine when I'm there - thirty, I'll be thirty, flirty and thriving. But seriously I'm not ready to round it up!

Happy Birthday to Jessica Summers and Brian McBride!! We could've been triplets or something. :o)

Yesterday, my mom hosted a small party for me. Here's a picture of the dining area. I think it's so pretty!! I have pictures with people in them...only I haven't uploaded them. I'll share a few when I do.

I was a little bummed that my dad wasn't here. He called this morning to sing me the birthday song....He doesn't miss a birthday EVER! I can't wait for him to get back on Tuesday. SPEAKING OF BIRTHDAY SONGS: I received several calls today with AMAZING versions of birthday songs. One was from Jennifer W. Beyer whose rendition has become a tradition in my life - may Mary and Joseph smile down upon you too, Jenn! And the other was from Jennifer M. Tufts who had a professional sing the Incredible Pizza birthday Song! :o)

So.....I splurged and bought myself something that I've wanted and not necessarily needed for quite some time. I'm convinced it's already changed my life for the better. :o) It's called an iPhone.

And I also got a great children's poetry book. I recommend it to EVERYONE, because it really is that much fun!! I read it cover to cover already. And I'll read it some more this week, I'm sure.

I have to go to bed now...since it's past my bedtime. So I leave you with a poem with LIFE application. It's IMPORTANT!

from The Butterfly Jar by Jeff Moss

Johnny stuck jellybeans up his nose,
That's a pretty dumb thing to do.
But the other kids said, "Hey, John's real cool.
Let's put beans up our noses, too!"
Well, a kid can't breathe with beans up his nose
'Cause they get all stuck inside.
So John and the kids, well, I hate to say it,
But they coughed and they choked and they died.

That's a pretty grim tale, I must admit,
And it may not all be true,
Still when somebody cool does something dumb
You don't have to do it, too.

So don't be one of those
With jellybeans up your nose.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Being Yourself...

One of the blogs I keep up with is from a former Senior Art Director for Martha Stewart Kids and Martha Stewart Living. Her blog is simple and clean...and I LIKE IT!

Earlier this week, I found this post on manners in her archives. I think the pictures she shared, this one in particular, are good lessons for all of us...Yes, even myself.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Watch this!!

So, I think that you should take a break from your regularly scheduled tv program tonight and watch this instead.

So, What did you think? Time well spent, eh? Click here to get involved!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sad Day

It's a sad day for us. The little guy on the right is Guerro, my mom's dog. He's missing. And doesn't sound hopeful. He's the most loyal dog anyone could ever ask for. He worshipped the ground my mother walked on. He was her shadow.

For my mom, doing the every day stuff won't be the same.

We are very sad. Very sad.