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Thursday Thirteen #54

 

Thirteen things:

1. Thursday night (05 June 2008) is the first night I get to volunteer at the Civic Center for a performance.

2. The show I’ll be volunteering for is “Spamalot.”

3. I don’t know much about the show, but am hoping it will be good.

4. J. needs a new viola because she has gotten much taller this past year.

5. The size of viola a musician needs is based on the length of their arms. I don’t think it’s based on anything other than that.

6. At the beginning of last school year, I was not told that J. would likely need a different viola each year until she stops growing.

7. This weekend, we’ll be getting a different viola for J.

8. Smokey (our Chihuahua) weighs almost 10 pounds. He’s looking a little chunky lately. I think he’s been eating Sophie’s food when we’re not looking.

9. Now that J’s carbohydrate to insulin ratio has changed, we’ll be looking up carbohydrate counts of foods again until we get used to the new ratio.

10. I’m reading another book by Orson Scott Card, but I cannot remember the title at the moment.

11. I wonder why I have had 2 wisdom teeth come in over the past couple of years when they never showed up on x-rays before. Have I just now gained wisdom that others had at age 18? 🙂

12. When I heard on the radio today that Rick Springfield will be performing locally on June 14, I immediately thought of Dori and Val from More Hip than Hippie. They LOVE Rick Springfield.

13. Sometimes a milkshake is perfect for dinner. Like today, for example.

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Thursday Thirteen #53

Thirteen things I want to plant this year:

1. Tomatoes (in the flowerbed)

2. Marigolds (around the tomatoes)

3. Bell peppers (flowerbed, again)

4. Cucumbers

5. Pumpkin (one plant only, I think)

6. Squash

7. Sunflowers (in the back of the yard)

8. Morning glories (by the fence line)

9. Chives

10. Basil

11. Lavender

12. Parsley

13. Thyme

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Thursday Thirteen #52

Thirteen things that have been in my life this past week

1. Theraflu

2. Kleenex

3. Carmex

4. Clean sheets almost every day (when I’m sick, I don’t like to sleep on germ-y sheets)

5. Hot showers

6. Helpful children

7. Early bedtimes

8. Visit to the physician

9. Visit to the pharmacy

10.  More daffodils blooming in the yard

11. Panties for Sophie (yes, she’s in heat – photos coming soon)

12. Dinner cooked by my daughters

13. Clean kitchen and floors – thanks to my great children – I didn’t even ask!

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Thursday Thirteen #51

Thirteen things that are worth the effort

1. Raising children

2. Making the bed

3. Mowing and edging the lawn

4. Playing games with the kids

5. Driving the speed limit

6. Doing tasks right the first time

7. Making lists (so I don’t forget)

8. Spending less than I earn

9. Cooking dinner (instead of getting take out)

10. Planting flowers in the yard

11. Getting to know the parents of my children’s friends

12. Conserving electricity and water

13. Reusable bags (instead of new plastic bags all the time)

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Thursday Thirteen #50

Thirteen of my favorite podcasts:

1. This American Life

2. Barnes & Noble’s Meet the Writers

3. The Dave Ramsey Show

4. Divorcing Daze

5. Manic Mommies

6. More Hip Than Hippie

7. MuggleCast

8. The Pet Vet

9. What Really Matters

10. Jumping Monkeys

11. Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

12. The DivaCast

13. NPR Sunday Puzzle

*bonus* 14. Slate’s Audio Book Club

*bonus* 15.  The Diabetes Power Show

 

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Thursday Thirteen #49

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Thirteen things I like about this time of the year:

1. Mardis Gras

2. Chinese New Year

3. Valentine’s Day

4. Rain (this year, at least)

5. Making memories with my children

6. Bits of green grass starting to pop up in my yard

7. Daffodil shoots coming up in the flower bed

8. Rainbows

9. Tulips

10. Cute boots and umbrellas

11. Scarves

12. Candy and other goodies given on Valentine’s Day

13. The days are getting longer (more sunlight to enjoy)

 

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Thursday Thirteen #48

thirteen thoughts

1. It’s been good to be back at work this week.
2. The past six weeks I was home recovering from a hysterectomy.
3. I think I said, “I’m much better, thanks! Good to see you too!” more on Monday than I ever have in my life.
4. It’s been good to get caught up with everyone at work again.
5. After working with people for several years, day in-day out, it was strange to not see them every day.
6. I’m glad that Chrissie is working with me. Well, not with me, but at the same company.
7. It’s fun to ride to and from work with her and Mom.
8. It’s nice to have time to visit with no interruptions (children).
9. I’m exhausted.
10. I thought that not taking naps for the past couple of weeks would help, but it hasn’t as much as I’d hoped.
11. Life has been much easier this week with dinners already planned out and mostly prepared ahead of time.
12. The kids have not been fans of most of the new recipes I’ve tried.
13. I’ll have them help me pick recipes and plan the “do ahead” cooking next time.


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Thursday Thirteen #47

thirteen books on my “to-be-read” (or recently finished) list

1. Wait Until Spring, Bandini by John Fante
2. Ask the Dust by John Fante
3. The People’s Act of Love by James Meek
4. Casino by Nicholas Pileggi
5. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (recently finished)
6. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
6. Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
7. Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
8. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (recently finished)
9. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth (recently finished)
10. Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card
11. Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card
12. Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card
13. Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card


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Thursday Thirteen #46


thirteen plants that grow well in central Oklahoma

1. Coralbells
(aka Alumroot, Alum Root)

2. Flowering Crabapple ‘Robinson’

3. Hybrid Tea Rose

4. Desert Petunia
(aka Florida Bluebells, Mexican Petunia, Mexican Blue Bells)

5. Beefsteak Plant

6. Cockscomb
(aka Plume Plant, Feathered Amaranth (Plumosa Group))

7. Monkshood vine

8. Floribunda Rose

9. Blanket Flower
(aka Indian Blanket)

10. Shasta Daisy

11. Chinese Redbud

12. Garden Phlox

13. Greater Periwinkle

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Thursday Thirteen #45

thirteen happy things

1. Rain
2. First day of school
3. New notebooks
4. Freshly sharpened pencils
5. New crayons
6. Smiling faces after a day at school
7. Naps
8. Clean floors
9. Finding a new recipe that everyone loves
10. Reading a great book
11. Fresh flowers
12. Air conditioning
13. DD’s blood sugar in the goal range

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Thursday Thirteen #44


thirteen things on my to-do list for the next week

1. Get three windows re-screened.
2. Organize garage/shed.
3. Meet with school nurse & school personnel about 504 plan.
4. Donate books the kids no longer read to charity thrift store or to library.
5. Buy baby gate for kitchen/living room doorway for Smokey (Chihuahua).
6. Take DD11 to get measured for viola.
7. Buy more jeans for DS12.
8. Buy new purse.
9. Plan menus for the next week or so.
10. Have the kids mop the kitchen & bathroom floors.
11. Go through the kids clothes & donate items that are too small to charity thrift store.
12. Organize cabinet under kitchen sink.
13. Organize plastic storage containers (Tupperware, Gladware, etc.)

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Thursday Thirteen #43


Thirteen Things on the Middle School Supply List

1. 2 boxes of 24 count colored pencils
2. 24 count crayons
3. big pink pearl erasers
4. 2 small and 2 large glue sticks
5. 2 yellow highlighters
6. 4 packages of wide ruled notebook paper
7. black & red pens – one dozen each
8. 24 wooden or mechanical pencils
9. one 12 inch ruler
10. six notebooks – one subject each
11. tab dividers for ring binders – 8 tabs
12. three ring binder – need 2
13. two pocket folders with three prongs – one of each color: red, green, blue, orange, white, and black

Also on the list: one ream of copy paper and three boxes of Kleenex.

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Thursday Thirteen #42


Thirteen thoughts about the pending release of
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

1. I’m so excited that tomorrow is finally almost here. I’ve been counting down the days for so long now! I’ve enjoyed reading all of the books. More than that, I’ve enjoyed seeing my children read them.

2. I’m looking forward to seeing/reading about Harry and Ginny. Will they get back together? Is it really over?

3. I wonder if Harry, Ron and Hermione will finish out their 7th year at Hogwarts.

4. I want really badly for Severus Snape to be good and not be on Voldemort side again.

5. I wonder how Fred and George Weasley are doing with their joke shop, and how Bill and Fleur are getting on.

6. I’m wondering if we’ll have a peek at Professor Lockhart in St. Mungo’s.

7. I wonder if Neville’s parents will have their minds restored if Voldemort dies.

8. I wonder if Voldemort will die.

9. I really hope Harry does not die.

10. Or Ron. (Actually, I’m hoping that all the Weasleys will make it through the book unscathed.

11. Or Hermione.

12. Or Rubeus Hagrid. Hagrid is such an endearing character with his great size & blundering about. I love his tenderness with Harry & his love for all the weird animals he finds.

13. I’m a bit sad that this is the final book in the series.

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Thursday Thirteen #41

Thirteen things I enjoyed seeing in
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:

1. Grimauld Place & how the neighboring houses were portrayed.

2. Neville’s plant

3. The Room of Requirement

4. The actress who played Dolores Umbridge (she did an excellent job)

5. How Harry’s detention was portrayed

6. Thestrals

7. Luna Lovegood

8. Occlumency lessons

9. Dumbledore’s Army

10. Hogwarts in winter – I love seeing the castle with snow falling

11. The Dursleys – I look forward to seeing how they’ve changed in each movie.

12. The Weasleys – love that family!

13. The Forbidden Forest

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