Monday, April 18, 2011


I got on here to post:  "Does changing my blog layout count as a post?" when I noticed...drum roll please....this is my 300th post!


Too bad I have nothing new and exciting to post about.
I've said it here before and I'm not ashamed to say it again--how do I write about the mundane life I lead but yet try to convey the not so ordinary occurrences that happen on a daily basis, that is my life?

You say it with some pictures!  That's how.

Josie and friend, with a Slurpie. Or Shrimp Sucker. Whichever way you like it. 
Finally, the Science Center day  was rescheduled for last week.  We finally got to Newport, not a tsunami in sight, no rain either.
First, the kids spent some time in a lab room, making a "Little Ocean" of their own, complete with a little crab and some fish.

I am sure I'm boring you with saying this again   don't know if I've told you, but I love anything that has to do with the ocean or sea life. So, when we (all the students that were there that day plus their mothers) walked into this classroom, I may have pushed my own child out of the way in order to get a good seat at the table.  Only to realize maybe I should let her sit down and perhaps go stand at the back of the room with the other mothers. Easy mistake.

Next, Josie and G. got to use their slurpie thingys to dig for sand shrimp.  And, cross my heart, a needle in my eye and all that, they NEEDED my help. Seriously. It was hard for their little arms to work the sucky thing. You have to push and pull at the same time.  But:

One sand shrimp.  After an hour of slurping or shrimp sucking, we found one. Good thing we weren't getting paid for it.

That's all the pictures I have of that day.  I may have dropped the camera into a tide pool in my attempt of scooping up a fish for the kids to look at.  I was successful!  They each got to hold and touch the little sculpin before releasing him back into his home.  But, my camera paid the price. Thankfully, the memory card wasn't harmed. 

And, if you're keeping track, that's 2 cameras I've dropped into tide pools in the last year.  This last one was the one I was borrowing from my parents to replace the previous one I dropped.  So, now I need to replace TWO cameras. 

So, I need to figure out how to get pictures from my phone onto the computer.  I will put that right on my "to do " list.  At the bottom.

Currently, my list has: 
  • school
  • house cleaning (which includes laundry, dishes, assembling a new dresser, cleaning out closets, etc...)
  • babysitting
  • soccer 
  • Sunday School lesson writing
  • nursing home visits
  • counseling family members 
  • worrying about said family members
  • watching t.v.
  • figure out how to get pictures off of phone
  • trying to do Weight Watchers (again) and NOT feeling like a failure because I may go over my daily points allowance because my freakin' "to do" list is so freakin' huge. 
 So, my 300th post. Not so exciting. But, I think it may have motivated me to resume regular posting.  Yes, I think I will!!
  • regular blog posting
Putting it on the list is the first step.


  1. Happy 300.
    Never would have thought about the memory card... filed for future info if I should forget the strap and drop MY camera into the water.


  2. You can save a picture on your camera then text the photo to your email. Works for me!

  3. I love the way you write! Cute pictures! How fun digging for shrimp! We're landlocked so we don't get to see the ocean very often but I love it too.
    Happy 300 to you!


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