Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
- Painting outside or on a drop cloth is the best. My son decided to sponge all over the old sheet, so that has hearts and stars on it as well.
- Pull up any long hair you or your kids may have. Sadly, mine is in a pony here, although I did it while I did the ironing. And as you can see in the pic, my daughters is not.
- Test your fabric and paint for bleed-through factor first! I checked this on an old shirt of mine. Did bleed through the shirt and on the sheet. So we put posterboard between the shirt front and back.
- Remember to have fun and that there will be foot prints (or shoe prints) on any and all things.
This was a fun little start to the day. Did my iron-ons and let the kids paint. Now they just have to dry. All three shirts say RockStar on them since that is what my daughter ask that they say. We tend to say the kids are rockstars and to rock n roll when we leave or just to rock it when dancing. It's adorable really to watch your kids bang their little heads just so they can rock it. (Also causes my son a bit of confusion since he has a rocket and when you tell him to play with his rocket, he'll rock it!)
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
My hubby likes to tinker with cars (of course, he is a helicopter mechanic by day). 2 years ago when we bought our Audi, he put a new clutch into his Jetta. It wasn't the smoothest of things. He had it working after awhile, and then it didn't work. Well since we had a second car, there was never time to work on the older one. He always said it would be easy to fix, he just had to find time to do it.
He had it working, for a few weeks. Then went on deployment. Since it was a new clutch, and I don't drive stick, had some other people try and move it when we needed to move it. Well, they weren't able to find the gears and then it stopped starting. He's been back for about a year now.
Yesterday, he decided it was time to get it running. With gas prices (his car gets better mpg, plus it takes a lower grade of gas) and with his treatments (he'd like to be able to drive himself some of the time, or if necessary) he got it running. In the matter of 2 hours, time it took to fiddle with the shift linkage, take out the battery, go buy a new battery ($80) and buy a 5gal gas can, as well as 5gal of gas (that all cost about $50!) as well as the time it took to wash the Jetta, we now have 2 working cars!
Today he went in to the DMV to get his temporary tags so that he can get it smogged and that'll be that. He has his project car again running and I get my Audi back :)
All I could think while he was working on it, was how he's 1/6th of the way done with his chemo, and he's fixing his car. Just made me smile. You could look at the fact that he hasn't gotten it fixed already, or you could look at the fact that he wanted to get it done and chemo isn't kicking his butt yet, so he can still do what he'd like to do!