Windy's Page for Thought

I will ramble here if I can

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

1. I started blogging June 23, 2002. (I just went to check it out.)
2. I try to post a new entry in my blog about every few days, but it usually ends up being about once a week.
3. I read about 10 blogs on a regular basis.
4. I change my layout about once a year, but the last few times our favorite blog farie took care of it!
5. I used to watch a lot more TV, and now I blog instead.
6. I spend more time blogging than I do cleaning house.
7. I tend to blog (and visit blogs) most in the early morning or evening.
8. The thing I enjoy most about blogging is the fact that it is a good way to keep friends and family informed.
These great questions are from Monday Madness!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Monday Madness!
How about if we try something different this week? Ok, how many different words can you make using the letters in this phrase.....
Monday, Madness, rocks, socks, sock, day, say, 'kay, dad, sad, rad, rock, add, ad,

OH, I'm so not good at this! I'll come back and add to this post later!

Friday, May 14, 2004

What a rainy day! When is a person supposed to get the grass cut? Well, I started this morning at about 11:00 am. It was a bit iffy because the grass was still damp and we had sprinkles until about noon. I was able to get the whole front yard cut before the rain started at about 2. I hope it dries up soon, as I still have the back yard to do! Oh well, at least the grass is green!

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

These questions are from Monday Madness!

1. If you had a farm, what would you name the following animals: Pig, Cow, Goose, Chicken and Horse (assume these are show animals and not food.)
Pig - Sueee pronounced "su weeeee"
Cow - Betsy
Goose - Lucy
Chicken - Chicken Little
Horse - Black Beauty
2. What are the top ten spices you use in cooking and what is cooked with them as the main spice (ie. Oregano: Spaghetti)
Pepper - I use in lots of stuff, eggs, meat, potatoes, etc.
Salt - Same as above
chili powder - chicken
garlic - lots of main dishes
cinnamon - zucchini bread
bay leaf - soups of all kinds
parsley - chicken soup
fennel - I use in my fake Italian sausage to put on pizza. I add it to the ground beef along with some oregano, garlic, and hot pepper to give the taste of Italian sausage without the fat.
hot pepper flakes - salsa and chili
dill - dill pickles and a herb bread I make.
3. Name your favorite flower and describe yourself using the letters.
R - Radiant
O - Outgoing
S - Smart
E - Energetic

Monday, May 10, 2004

Windy... in case you wondered, i was here! This new blogger is supposed to have comments, which i chose for you, so i didn't redo the old ones.

Love you, the blog faerie!

Friday, May 07, 2004

I found this list at OttO's. She found it someplace else. I thought these were pretty good for a post.

I am: a wife, sister, friend
I think: too much about some things, and not enough about others.
I know: a lot about some topics and not too much about other things.
I want: a better job
I have: many blessings
I wish: our school could have been saved
I hate: MILK!!!
I miss: teaching
I fear: the unknown
I feel: good today. The sun is shining and it's not too hot out.
I hear: the tv in the background
I smell: popcorn
I crave: chocolate
I search: for my keys, often!
I wonder: how much longer I'll be able to think of questions for Random Questions; Random Days...
I pretend: to be happy sometimes when I'm not.
I regret: not acting sooner when we figured out the problems at our school would eventually close us down.
I love: my family, and chocolate!
I long: for freedom of money worries.
I care: what happens to this earth when I'm no longer on it.
I always: try to look at the bright side of things.
I am not: perfect
I believe: in God
I promise: to be a better house keeper
I dance: for the fun of it
I sing: for the fun of it too, and I don't think I'm as bad as I thought I was when I was a youngster
I cry: at sad movies.
I am not always: right!
I fight: verbally
I write: not enough
I try: patient
I never: thought I'd get married, until I met Dave
I confuse: (can't really think of an answer, but if I do I'll post it.)
I listen: 99.7, and easy listening, jazz, and soft rock
I can usually be found: at Meijer's or at home
I hide: my gray hairs, but not very well
I am scared: of rats!
I need: to have a rummage sale
I expect: a lot from myself.
I should: be cleaning house
I still: enjoy a free day
I already: did laundry today

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

1. Do you collect anything?
Yes! I'm really a collector of stuff, lots of it! I have a coffee cup collection. I would like to one day have one from each state. I have a huge collection of cross stitch books and other craft stuff too. I have lots of photo album supplies. I started collecting apple themed items for the kitchen. hmmmmmm.. I'm sure if you asked my husband, the list would go on and on!
2. How many items do you have in your collection?
Let's see, I'm sure some would think this ridiculous, but I must have close to 300 coffee cups. That would include my Christmas mug collection.
3. What is the most unusual piece in your collection?
It's not that easy to find an unusual coffee cup. I have a cup from every place I've been since about the age of 25. I also have many teacher themed mugs because they were gifts from students. One year I asked my mom for a cup that had my name written on it, first and last, and that's a unique mug. I have it by my desk filled with pens and pencils.
and one more for good measure...
4. Is there anything you don't collect that you would like to collect?
Where would I put it? wow!!!

That concludes this weeks Monday Madness, compliments of OttO!

Here is my post for the week:
Things have been going pretty well at work. I've been working about 38 hours per week since about mid Feb. This is a good thing. Today I got called in, that brought me up to 38 hours this week. The only thing about this job is I have open availability, which means I'll work any hours they need. So this past Sunday I worked from 2:30 pm to 11pm. Then on Monday I had to be there by 6 am for another 8 hour shift. Considering road time, I only got about 4 1/2 hours of sleep on Sunday night. Boy was I tired when I got home from work yesterday! I did get a second wind sometime around 11pm, and checked emails and stuff, but that was really all the computer time I could do.

Things are going pretty well around here. Dave is just about finished with the remodel of Nick's bedroom. Of course the decorating stuff will have to wait a bit, but at least we will soon be able to get some of the stuff from that room out of the living room! The garden is looking pretty good. We have been eating fresh asparagus for about a week now. And yesterday Dave dug up some sweet onions for dinner. Very delicious. Well, that's it for now! I'll post the list Otto has tomorrow.