Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name.
3. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
4. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
SO! My middle name is very short, ANN. My mom's middle name is Annette, so I don't know if she made mine Ann because of that.
A -- artistic, something I strive to be (not sure I always hit the mark, but I try)
N -- night, which is when I do most of my work
N -- normal, which is what my life has become -- nice and wonderfully normal
Now who to tag?
Amber, because she makes some of the coolest things
Kerry, who I don't know personally but whose blog is cool and whose beads and jewelry I admire
And Bob, who was my instructor at Goodfellow when I was in the Air Force and who saw potential when I didn't
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Zack has his head back because Mr. Don was trying to teach them how to float on their backs, and told them to tilt their heads back. That day, he thought as long as his head was tipped back, he was swimming on his back – but what he was actually doing was treading water/swimming (he’s still “swimming” more upright than flat) with his head back the whole time. It was really funny and I didn’t have the heart to tell him how to do it the “right” way – he was having too much fun. Today, however, he did even better, got his legs up and now has NO problem dunking underwater.
I just love Melanie's work, have bought quite a bit of it (just WAIT until you see the Santa Frog this Christmas -- I bought it last year and have been hoarding it -- but I digress.....). Here's the link to her current buyables:
If you have any beads that you just love, I'll be happy to work with you to design a cool piece of jewelry for you!
You can see my work at http://www.lorianderson.net/
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
First stop was Toys R Us for a new game. Zack and I have been playing the heck out of Go Fish, and we (read, I) decided we needed a new game. Zack chose "Ants in Your Pants" -- the Sponge Bob Edition. Since when did it get so HARD to find a regular toy that didn't have the price jacked up because it featured a licensed character? I can't even tell you how many Sponge Bob, Dora, and Simpsons editions of things there were on the shelves. Once we got home and started playing the game, we BOTH found out how hard it is to actually get those buggers into the pants, but it was fun flicking them at each other.
Got home in time for a game of A in the P and then off to swim lessons, where he managed to completely submerge himself without getting a snoot-full.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Yesterday was also a good day for Zack -- he ate watermelon for the first time and had a great time at his class picnic/party. The summer day care/preschool has been SO good for him.
Today Rick, Zack, and I went for a drive. First stop was Tilghman Island, about 30 miles from here, looking for a place to put in kayaks (for a later date). We discovered that the area is very boat friendly, but not such a great place for kayaks. Next, we stopped in St. Michaels to buy Rick's favorite peppermint soap (which Zack has since stolen for his own). Then, we decided to drive to Oxford to look at houses we're interested in.
Along the way, we saw the sign for the Oxford/Bellvue Ferry, so we went that way, thinking we'd end up in Oxford. We didn't, we ended up in Bellevue, and lucky us, we got there five minutes before the ferry was leaving, and we were the last car on the boat. I've always wanted to ride the ferry, kept intending to take Zack on it, so we yay!
The ferry is said to be the oldest privately owned ferry in the nation. Zack was enthralled and thought it was the coolest thing in a long time. The trip didn't take long at all but was well worth it.
We then drove into Oxford, a tiny town that is just amazing, although the (very small) downtown is situated on a little spit of land that could be in a heap of trouble if hit by a hurricane -- you can see water on either side of the road. We've been looking at the houses in Cooke's Hope for future plans, but the prices are rapidly going up and up as they continue to build on the land (it used to be a huge farm). Lot prices in the new area are going for $200K, and that's just the LAND. It's a LOT of land but still. The one established neighborhood we went through, we just love, and we're keeping our eyes on it -- but then, there are a LOT of places we'd be happy in. We're happy where we are just because we're together, you know?
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
I have a show in Collingswood, NJ this weekend and am keeping my fingers crossed about the weather. Anyway, here are some things you'll see there, if you go:
Monday, August 06, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
One thing is for certain, Rick really knows his jewelry.
Friday, August 03, 2007
The west-bound span has three lanes, and the east-bound span has two. The one that has three lanes switches to two-way traffic during rush hour, which after the hellacious wreck they had this year when a trailer detached from a car, I no longer will drive.
You can read more about it by clicking here.
I've been more concerned about the huge barges hitting it more so than it just randomly falling, but now I'm just not liking it at ALL. Rick drives over it and back every day for work. I regularly drive over it as well. It's nearly 5 miles long, and it took me a long time after we moved here to not just have a panic attack going over it.
We won't even TALK about tunnels.