Archive for May, 2011

Call of Duty

Posted on May 31st, 2011, by Trina

I was summoned for jury duty today. That’s good, I had no other plans this week. Oh, wait… I couldn’t defer because I’d already deferred once (for the knee, even!) and I cleared my schedule for today and tomorrow in the hopes I would get a quick one or two day trial and be done [...]

Yard Progress

Posted on May 30th, 2011, by Trina

I’ve spent considerable time the past 2 days working on our yards, in addition to a what I did a few weeks ago. It may not look like much, but I did a lot of weeding and pruning this weekend. The front yard is now completely native grasses and flowers, with a border of roses, [...]

In Memorial

Posted on May 30th, 2011, by Trina

I don’t always agree with things our country has done or is doing, but I cannot say how much I appreciate the men and women who have sacrificed so much for me to be able to disagree with our leaders without fear. Thank you, each and every one. I love living in a town that [...]

Spring Fever

Posted on May 29th, 2011, by Trina

So it’s almost June, so what? So I just finished pruning all the roses out front, so what? So I just planted seeds, so what? The weather has been quite strange, and we’ve had a very long spring/late winter. Yesterday it was cold and rainy and we had popcorn and watched a movie. Today was [...]

Habitat Restoration

Posted on May 28th, 2011, by Trina

Be glad smart phones aren’t smart enough to capture and transmit odors.

Herpetology Happens

Posted on May 27th, 2011, by Trina

Staff Appreciation

Posted on May 26th, 2011, by Trina

I love making a teacher’s day.

Full Time Job

Posted on May 25th, 2011, by Trina

People think I’m joking when I say I go to the doctor full time. This was when I left my 9 am appointment, with no lunch. But now I’m all good to go and will have one of these lovely puppies of my own in 9 days!

Panini Inspired Pasta

Posted on May 24th, 2011, by Trina

Tonight’s Dinner: Inspired by my favorite panini combo at Nugget, enabled by the contents of my refrigerator. 1/2 lb pasta, cooked 1 healthy dollop pesto 1 chicken breast, cooked and cubed 1 red bell pepper, diced 8 oz mozzarella cheese, diced Mix hot pasta with pesto, chicken, bell pepper and cheese. Watch kids eat 3 helpings.


Posted on May 23rd, 2011, by Trina

The silkworm experiment continues. This morning I noticed one worm had started to build its cocoon, but the cocoon wall was still thin enough to see the worm inside. By this afternoon, the worm’s home had become thicker and opaque, and another worm had started the business of spinning his cocoon (upper left). The kids and [...]