Monday, April 20, 2009

Weekend Project: Bench

This is a rocking bench that I found at the flea market. I paid $30 for it, which is more than I wanted to pay, but you have to know how I love to rock.

I took this:

and after a little sanding, priming, and painting, it looks like this:

I am desperately trying to get my house in order and decorated to my satisfaction. The only major issue that I am having, you know, besides money, is the dining room. Still cannot come up with what I want to do in there. It may just have to wait until I can get a new dining table and chairs. I've got my eyes and ears open for the right one, and I'll know it when I see it. I just don't want to open the wallet too far. I think I just need to start yardsaling, looking for the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Well, spring break is over and we are off to work and school again today. Today will probably be one of the worst days of the year. One of my students was killed last Tuesday night in a car wreck, and I can imagine this is going to be especially hard today.

Thanks for being patient with me, as I excitedly wait for the end of this school year and semester at AUM. After May 5, much pressure will be relieved.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Opening day today. This is the first year in with real pitching. We are feeling a little nervous, but have fantastic results to report. The first game started slowly, but we finished strong with a 10-1 victory. We had a four-run fourth and a five-run sixth. Bro Man performed very well. He reached on a walk, sacrifice RBI, and thrown out in his third at bat. He was solid in the field, not missing any plays. The rest of the team--well, everyone struck out at least once. We have alot of potential, but need some more coaching up. We haven't had many practices due to rain (I think only 2 practices), so with time we will gel. Just like we always do.

Go White Sox!!