Tuesday, April 28, 2009

So Funny


I just stumbled upon this blog, Cake Wrecks. With all of the gloomy new we have now go read through this blog for some of the most hilarious cakes you have ever seen. I love her commentary on these beauties, so funny.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Free Rice and Fun

My son came home from school and told me about a great website called "Free Rice." It is a site where you can play games and for every answer you get right 10 grains of rice are donated to feed the hungry. You don't have to sign up or give any info just go in a play a vocab game or one of the other subject areas. There are chemistry, math, art, and geography questions just to name a few of the subject areas. The sponsors of the site pay for the rice. I sent 620 grains of rice this morning and sharpened my aging brain a bit. You can get to the site here.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Overcoming Fear



I have sooo many fears there is not enough time or space to write them here. It would also be very boring too. I used to be deathly afraid of snakes, but in the last couple of years I have managed to meet it head on and actually can appreciate how unique a species they are now. ( I am still working on this though).
I recently got to go on vacation and zip lining in the rain forest was an optional outing for us. I really wanted to do this, until the night before it we were supposed to go. I got totally freaked out at the idea of being 150 ft in the air and one stretch was 800 ft long. OMG! I didn't sleep a wink the night before, but since my kids really wanted to do it we all acted very excited to be going and experiencing something totally foreign to us. Well I did it, although after about the 5th trip I was ready to say I was done. I should mention that there was no walking path back to the begining, and Boa Constrictors are native to the island. (So I still need to work on the snake thing). We stuck with it and I did all eleven zips and it really was exhilarating. It was a gorgeous area and I am sure I will never be able to do it again. I am so glad I was able to overcome this fear it makes me stronger to take on my next fear, I hope!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Working around the house





We have been putting off a lot of the projects around the house. They had a great sale at our local lighting store so we decided we wanted to change out the foyer light. The new light looks light wrought iron with antique copper highlights. We decided to add a medallion to the ceiling as well. I had to paint it to match (somewhat) with the chandelier. Here was the process. It had to be primed, then I painted it black, then added the copper to the areas I wanted, then glazed the whole thing with brown glaze. Here are the pictures of my progress then finally hanging w/ the new light. I was really not happy with it at first b/c I didn't think it matched well enough. Now, I am pretty happy with it. Either way it's staying.