A fun and busy weekend

Friday was a trip to the Indiana History Train

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We got to learn about Indiana and the contribution the citizens of the state made to the Civil War.

Saturday was a free day at the Indiana State Museum on behald of the Smithsonian. C.C.,Ace and I went while Dad stayed home with Emi and Aly went to a slumber party.

A few of my favorite pictures from the museum:

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The giraffe in the picture is our flat traveler guest. Her name is Bridget and she is from Iowa.

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I wanted to touch the statues in this display. They looked like they were sculpted from clay.

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And these are charcoal on handmade paper.

Chemo has been postponed. My dad is going to Texas for a second opinion.

This week was busy and tonight we have two extra girls over for a sleep over.

We tried out some recipes from mugglenet.com but they weren’t good. Butter Beer sounds good in the movies, in real life it is ummm different and treacle fudge…well let’s just say I’m not a fan.

So, we just made some brownies and now they are eating popcorn and watching The Sorcerer’s Stone.


A Letter to the U of Michigan Football Team


A Letter to the U of Michigan Football Team

Dear Coach Carr and team:

Today you will be playing your third game of the season. Since things haven’t been going so well and as the wife of a lifetime fan of your team I thought I would offer you some pointers.

1. When you line up on offense watch for the blitz. It will happen at some point in the game, it always does.

2. If you are on the offensive line…the guy behind you is the quarter back and his job is to get the ball to a receiver or runningback so you can score. He can’t do this if he is on his backside counting the birds flying around his head. BLOCK!!!

3. You only get 4 chances to gain 10yards. I repeat only 4 chances.

4. If you are a receiver or a running back and you get the ball (that brown odd shaped thing) you need to run as fast as your legs will carry you to the end zone. You know, that wide open space behind the 1yard line?? 

5.To the quarterback…your teammates will be wearing maize and blue. Do not throw it to the guys in white and wearing gold helmets.

6. Defensive line….the guy behind their center is their quarterback…SACK him.

7. Special teams….when you catch the ball and decide to return it, run down the field where there isn’t anyone. It makes absolutely no sense to me when you guys run up the middle where all the linemen are when to your left or right the field is clear.

8. Last but not least if you have to kick to win the game please, please, please, block the guy who can jump.




wife to one who bleeds blue

Afternoon Update at the Bottom



The girls are going to co-op. I am dropping them off. The littles will stay with me today. I feel weak but I am alive. Emi got sick again last night. Second night in a row where I have had to run a bath for her and wash her hair. I’m not sure why she is still getting sick. It’s just once in the night and she is fine the rest of the day.  


To do for today:

disinfect and clean the bathrooms

plug away at the laundry

strip all beds and put on fresh sheets

sweep and mop  kitchen floor

pick up livingroom

vacuum livingroom

If I can get even a little bit of this done I will feel better. I have the windows open because it is nice and cool outside and the fresh air does me good.

Emi fell asleep on the way home from dropping off the bigs. I got her down and Ace and I spent some time picking up the living room and getting some laundry going. After the living room was done Ace was ready to join Emi in a nap so I nursed her down. I was going to clean the kitchen when I decided that I would likely never get this mommy alone time again in the near future. So I grabbed my knitting and put in this:

I absolutely loved this movie. I know I sat with a smile on my face almost the entire time I watched it. It has been a long time since I have watched a movie that I know I wouldn’t mind watching again and again. My favorite quote is:

“We cannot stay home all our lives. We must present ourselves to the world and look upon it as an adventure.”

I found myself wishing I had a british accent so I could read The Tale of Peter Rabbit and sound like Miss Potter.

The littles slept through the whole movie. It was a great hour and 47min. The kitchen will always need to be cleaned but times to refresh myself are few and far between at times. I am glad I chose the latter.

Thank you simplespirit for mentioning it on your blog.

I have a google side bar on my computer. I was fooling around with it the other night and discovered that you can add little features to it. I LOVE quotes and so I found a few different ones to add. On that I found is Points to Ponder. Nothing heavy with these things, mostly silly. So far they have had two that I really thought were ones that made you go hmmmm in a fun way.

If love is blind why is lingerie to popular?


Before they invented drawing boards what did they go back to?

Our Family Sickness Update

  • Both littles and Aly are all well!! Woo hooo
  • C.C. is sick but she wasn’t as sick as the other three.
  • Jorry has a touch of the bug.
  • Laundry is coming along.
  • The day has been beautiful and the littles and I took Linus for a walk this afternoon.

Thanks again for the prayers and healing thoughts!!