the fifth grade

This year marked Jake’s first year in middle school. It was an adjustment for us all. The main adjustment is that he has to catch the bus about 45 minutes earlier than previous years (not to mention the fact that he’s not getting home any earlier). So, we’re all getting …

ch-ch-changes

As mentioned in my last post, I spent some time dividing perennials. Brian helped with some of the larger ones. My goal was to make the pond area symmetrical plant-wise. Mission accomplished. I originally tried doing a random planting thing there, but I’m not a random type of girl, so …

check

Jake and Brian went to a Penn State game yesterday, so I had plans to get a lot done. And, I did. Besides doing ten loads of laundry, I also replaced the shower curtain rod, put a coat of finish on some grates Brian made for the living room, dusted …

capital crimes

Thank goodness I am finally done reading this book. I started it back in June when Brian and I went on our motorcycle trip. What a snoozer. This book was a team effort by husband and wife Jonathan & Faye Kellerman. I read a Faye Kellerman book earlier in the …