Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ready in 5 minutes

 Eschewing makeup as always (lip balm doesn't count) and letting her hair fall where it may, Kiah had time to chat and pass time with Donna and I before Prom. Her date, while late, was charming and sweet and even made the effort to match Kiah's dress with his tie!


Friday, April 27, 2012

This Day in Sporting History...

Thirty years ago today, sporting history was made and a champion was crowned. The things I'll do for a Wal-Mart gift certificate.
 
 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ivy and Alaina Jump


videoThe event started with 20+ 7th & 8th graders and was whittled down to two 7th graders(Ivy and Alaina) and two  8th graders.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Meanwhile, at the Center of the Solar System

NASA's solar orbiter captured an enormous eruption from the sun today, Space.com reports.
The "beautiful prominence eruption" occurred at 1:45 p.m. ET and was captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Although visually spectacular, the resulting solar flare registered only in the middle of the intensity scale (M1.7 class).
No danger to Earth, however. The burst of super-hot plasma, called a coronal mass ejection, went in another direction. But the sun is in an active stage of its 11-year cycle, which is expected to peak next year.(copied from USA Today website)
  This actually occurred a couple days ago.

(video from NASA website)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hoppy - Happy Easter!



The Easter Bunny Challange took about an hour and a half - that pesky rabbit hid green eggs in green grass, red eggs on red trucks, blue eggs on/in blue items as well as in several very evil locations.  But candy will be sweet and deviled eggs will be yummy.



Oh - pace yourself with the chocolate.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dirt Bags

While perusing Gardener's Supply Co. catalog I came across an interesting item: Grow Bags. Made of woven polypropylene, they're pretty much a perfect container for tomatoes, peppers etc. Only problem...$15. Got me to thinking about all the empty feed bags we've got piled in the barn; could it work?...hm-m-m-m, could be, we'll see. Combined with some fine dirt that's been residing under a horse manure pile for several years I'll plant my excess tomatoes tomorrow and see what happens.