Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
When I was 8-12, I liked two things more than anything. Riding my bike and skiing. We used to go with my Dad to Solitude on a weekday when it was $5. I had a red jumpsuit for skiing, that I loved, before nylon jumpsuits were cool. (these were the pre-gortex days when the tight, flared, stretchy pants were the rage, but I was a trendsetter.) I could slide down the slopes in that suit almost as fast as I could ski.
We moved back east when I was 15 where the best runs were equivalent to the "seasame street" run at Solitude. That is my excuse for not having mad skills in the backcountry or on the mogul field today. But, I still like to train for the season like a pro. I train on the bongo board like all serious skiing athletes. I also still enjoy jumpsuits.
I learned to ride a bike when I was 2....or so the story goes. When I was 8, my Dad bought me one of the first full-suspension bikes made. It is ("is" 'cause I still gots it and I still ride it with the kids) a Kawasaki brand bike. My dad took me down to Duff's to trade my Honda MR 50 in on that bad boy. I jumped big wheels, plastic swimming pools, friends, dogs...everything on that bike. Until, one day, my feet came off the pedals and I landed full force on the tear-drop shaped bar (point of the tear drop at the top), ouch-chy-mama. I still love to ride my bike.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Before Lunch :
Scripture study (family and personal)
Pick up dirty clothes, take downstairs
Clean clothes up and put away
Zone (see below)
Little girls room and bathroom
Entry, loft/exercise room, back patio
toy room and kitchen set
little girls closet
Dishes (boys odd; girls even)
Clean clothes up, dirty down
Consequences for poor performance (not completing your jobs each day):
Ally—no phone (no more than 1,000 txt/month)
Brig— computer/TV/Video games
Brooke— computer/TV/Video games
Opportunities to earn $$$
Ally—Sell on Etsies / eBay (clothing lots, Christmas décor, stuff)
Chase—Sell on eBay (selling service) power wash, clean garage bathroom
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
But from our first year married, she's been having her way with me (on April Fools Day). For the first few years, she set the clocks an hour earlier. I'd arrive at school or work an hour early and wonder where everyone was. This worked for a few years, then she went to short-sheeting the bed......very aggravating. After the sheets, she became a little more evasive and targeted my underwear; sewing the legs shut so when I stepped in, I was met with frustrating resistance. Not sure what is still in store for me this year, if anything.........hey, maybe that is the trick; I'm expecting something that really is not going to happen........arrrggghh! Now she really has me jumpy.