Monday, May 31, 2010

Crickett Meets Horton

I don't think Horton hears a Who any longer.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Fourth Place

It's official.

I completely suck at Hearts. I came in dead last in both games. So much for my wish on Friday of winning a game tonight.

What game(s) do you enjoy but stink at?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Snapshot Saturday: Cousins

God made us cousins because he knew our moms couldn’t handle us as sisters.
~ Author Unknown ~

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Fill-In #178

1. Fruit salad - the best food to take on a picnic.

2. Summer is on its way.

3. My feet adore flip flops.

4. To love someone is nothing, to be loved by someone is something, but to be loved by the one you love is everything.

5. I’m not in good enough shape for a long hike.

6. When I crave food, it's usually something unhealthy.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to discussing books with a co-worker, tomorrow my plans include dinner and a movie with the hubby and Sunday, I want to win a game of Hearts at the in-laws!

More Friday Fill-Ins!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday 13: Books I Loved Growing Up

1. Babysitter's Club series

2. Boxcar Children series

3. The Bridge to Terabithia

4. Encyclopedia Brown series

5. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

6. The Indian in the Cupboard

7. Little House on the Prairie series

8. Ramona series by Beverly Cleary

9. Summer of the Monkeys

10. Sweet Valley High series

11. Where the Red Fern Grows

12. *Judy Blume - Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself (this list could go on and on)

13. *Roald Dahl - The BFG; James and the Giant Peach; Matilda; The Witches

More Thursday 13!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Snapshot Saturday: Doors

When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
~Alexander Graham Bell~

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Finds

Last night while I couldn't sleep, I decided I'd jump on the Etsy bandwagon and see what was out there. I've been there a time or two but never done any real searching. Well, not only did I do some serious searching last night, I did some purchasing as well! I found these four items for my kitchen/dining room.

These first three are labels from fruit crates from the 1930s-1940s

and this fruit print is on a vintage 1933 Citrus Market newspaper.

Yay for Etsy! I think I might be hooked!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday 13: Kid Cereals

Despite the fact that I'm almost 30, I still love sugary, colorful kid cereals. Here are 13 of my favorites:

1. Apple Jacks
2. Captain Crunch
3. Cocoa Puffs
4. Cookie Crisp
5. Corn Pops
6. Froot Loops
7. Frosted Flakes
8. Fruity Pebbles
9. Golden Grahams
10. Honeycomb
11. Kix
12. Lucky Charms
13. Trix

More Thursday 13!

Monday, May 17, 2010


Tulips are my favorite flower.

It's tulip season.

I'm a very happy gal.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Brief Break

Mr. Backpack and I now have a brief break before we officially have to make a trip together again.

Today, both of my Spring 2010 courses officially ended. On Sunday night I took the final test for my online business course and this afternoon I took the final test for my on-campus accounting course. I'm thrilled to be done with the business class (it was A BIT dull), but I have mixed feelings about having finished my first accounting course. I'm excited to now have some basic knowledge of accounting and look forward to the many more number-crunching courses I have ahead of me, but I will miss the instructor I had this semester. She was a WONDERFUL teacher and there wasn't a class of hers that I didn't enjoy sitting through. I wish she could teach all of my courses. Ever had an instructor like that?

I now have 20 days of freedom ahead of me until summer school begins. Mr. Backpack doesn't get to go anywhere, though, because both courses I'm taking are online; he gets a nice long break until August when fall classes start. He better enjoy it because I have a feeling we'll be quite busy then . . .

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Girl Can Dream

This house is currently for sale. If I had an extra $200,000 laying around, I'd be all over this beauty. I may have to schedule a showing with the realtor just so I can look at it in person.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Snapshot Saturday: Perspective

A weed is but an unloved flower.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox~