Archive | April 2009

I love my sledge hammer!

This strange, ugly cabinet-like “thing” cut off the kitchen from the living room.  It was open underneath, but only people less than 5.5 feet tall could pass under…




Last weekend, I had enough and got out my favorite kitchen tool – my sledge hammer.




So, we’ve been busy with spring, tornadoes, and scarlet fever. Last Friday was quite surreal. I didn’t even know we were in for some rough weather when the sirens went off about noon. Faculty and students spent 2 hours in the hallways watching the weather maps on the projectors in some of the classrooms. We all watched the swirls and spins and “red” areas, noting where our houses are/might still be, or where our loved ones are. Little Bug spent those 2 hours in a small bathroom with 14 other 3 year olds and 3 teachers – one of whom was incubating scarlet fever… We were the lucky ones. I have at least one student whose house is gone, but he is lucky in comparison to the family that lost the mother/wife and 9 week old daughter. It is all so sad…

Poor little Bug had a temp of 103.5 on Sunday, even with a dose of ibuprofen. She has since been diagnosed and gotten antibiotics for her scarlet fever.

Princess Tea Party and ‘blather’

Bug loves to dress up…





so when I saw a “princess” tea party advertised in Nana and Pappaw T.’s home town, I signed her up.  Paducah has this thing called Paducah iList that is an email of all the happenings in Paducah each week.  I wish we had one for Murfreesboro.  Princess Bug went to the “Princess” tea party with her Nana T. We went to Paducah especially for it. It was a fundraiser for Easter Seals. Bug had a great time and wore herself out.


I’ve been trodging along working on bits and pieces of things. I finished the knitting part of the gradient scarf and just need to find the right masculine button for it (DH claimed it). I’m waiting to take pictures until it is done. The afgans are still in progress and being worked on, as well as the socks.

Spring and gardening are pulling at my mind.


I’ve been thinking of ordering a fig tree and some blueberry bushes for our yard. DH loves brown turkey figs and they will grow here. I signed us up for a CSA (community supported agriculture) at the Avalon Acres Farms. We will be getting a 1/2 share of veggies and a meat/eggs portion each Wednesday starting in May.

School is hectic with the last push of things (research posters and class research projects, etc) with which to deal. With the nice weather, I’ve been walking outside instead of going to the gym. Now, if it will only stop raining and flooding our yard….