Monday, January 31, 2011

gourds-part 3

sunday afternoon went something like this-
temp: in the 60's
me: needing sunshine
2 dozen gourds: needing white paint
bella: needing to stay busy
tanner: not needing anything but has not choice but to follow us around!

words of advice: if you have to paint 2 dozen gourds, buy the good white spray paint! covers better and a "good" spray nozzle is a must! by the time i was finished-my hand was killing me....and i think they are going to need a second coat.

stay tuned, we need to replace the old gourd houses by the end of february!

Friday, January 28, 2011

gourds-part 2

yesterday was a beautiful day, a great day in fact for working on our gourds.

here we are, 4 generations, providing new homes for our martin families. hopefully they will return like they have for so many years

these small hands sure came in "handy" today!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

the toothbrush and the mouth guard!

tanner recently started wearing a mouth guard while he sleeps. he has a "tongue thrust" and it is pushing one of his teeth, which is making it get kinda loose. so, our dentist felt the guard would give his teeth more protection. anyway....tanner follows all directions to at "T". capital T if you know what i mean. he is so good, doing exactly what he's told. he was given instructions on how to care for the guard, especially about cleaning it every morning with a toothbrush....a toothbrush.

a few days ago tanner was up and in the bathroom before greg. i was already getting ready for work too and suddenly greg was knocking on the bathroom door, my bathroom door. he said (loudly), "tanner is using my toothbrush to brush his mouth guard!"

well like i said he was told to use a toothbrush. i guess the dentist forgot to mention whose toothbrush. i of course, thought it was very funny. :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


i am trying to declutter, notice i said t-r-y-i-n-g. boy, this is really a difficult, notice i said b-o-y. hopefully from march til... forever, we will have a new little grandboy running around our house. so that is why i am feeling a need to get rid of all this stuff. i could seriously throw out half the of what we have. wish me luck.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

another good day

enjoyed another "today has been a good day".

dad's cousin gave me 2 dozen gourds, today has been a good day.
set up new wireless connection and i am one step closer to getting our computers on the right track again, only two more steps to go. ran into old friend from high school. the day was sunny. 35 free songs for my ipod. today has been a good day.

watching "julie & Julia" that movie.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

today has been a good day

i was flipping thru channels on the tv the other day and for some reason i stopped on a music channel. it was a rap video and the guy was singing about the day being such a good day. this afternoon i thought to myself, today has been a good day.

i woke up and cleaned some on my house. it's a house that i love. today was a good day. i picked jessie up and we went to the junk stores. bought a beautiful blue dresser for 65 dollars. today was a good day. found the perfect curtains, blinds for baby jack's room. crib arrived and jason put it together. today was good day.

spent some time at upward basketball, watching tanner's team play. caught some great moments on video for awards night. today was a good day.

have two girls here playing and having a great time. bella spending the night. today is a good day. life is good, today is good. looking forward to tomorrow, which i think is going to be a good day.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

apple-take a bite

yesterday i went to the apple store in west town. tanner's imac needed a new dvd drive, so we finally made the drive up to get the drive installed. if you haven't hung out in the apple world, well you should. all the techies i swear look alike, talk alike, sound alike...well you get it. and the customer base is about the same. i remember going into an apple store in cleveland tennessee, i think it was 1979. we wanted to buy one but did not have a credit card so our request was denied. no credit card, no apple computer. but believe me that newcomer named apple looked quite different than what you will find today. is apple really the superior computer. well i can only speak from what i know . after being involved in church media for almost 10 years and working with several different computer and software programs for that purpose... there is n-o-t-h-i-n-g that compares to the imac and their software for church media. everything always works perfect. it is the only way to go.

now the statement i just made is true, i swear! i spend several hours each week getting this computer ready and it has become my dependable friend. for home use, it is good but can't really say it's any better suited for our family than our other 2 pc's. in fact i am using a little acer right now.

i am thinking tanner and i should hang out at the apple store more often. look cool and learne more how to make it our dependable friend at home as well.

tanner does love his apple!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

my butterfly in a Jar

i bought one of these for my mother in law and.....had to go back and get one for myself.  i love my little fake butterfly. 


everyone getting snow but us :(

finally bought a dust ruffle for bed today and can't believe what a difference it makes! why didn't i put one on a long time ago.

Monday, January 3, 2011


well, it's day 3 of the new year and like always-doesn't feel much different than last year!
except for the fact that i scheduled my first colonoscopy tomorrow...what was i thinking.