Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A Couple of Questions 80

Just hanging in the farmland of the "Schilling Compound" for two days. We walked down to the pond yesterday and picked enough blackberries to make a cobbler last night - good times. While we were down there, I saw the biggest spider - the size of a silver dollar, black with yellow vertical stipes on his belly and bright yellow all over its back - I kept my distance from that guy for sure!

While I'm on the topic of the Schillings and their home I thought I'd point out that excavation has begun on their new home! YEAH!!!!! They actually signed papers last night and because of the nature of their loan, they'll be moving very fast to have the home completed (this time doing a lot of "subbing out" vs. doing the work themselves) - and will likely be moving in before the end of the year. VERY, VERY COOL! Way to go Schillings!

1. What is something you have learned this summer? (a lesson, talent, whatever...)

2. What is a cool blog site that you would recommend to the readers of this site?

Looks like the sunshine and 80's temps are back - enjoy them while they last!


StephieAnne said...

1. How to wakeboard- I'm not saying I'm a pro by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm a long ways from where I started in July. It's fun to have something I get excited about doing while out on the boat.

Other things I learned: don't put my son in a musical camp with a bunch of girls, wash your hands CONSTANTLY when you have pink eye, Dramamine is a life saver when on road trips with my daughter, and never underestimate the joy of a day with nothing planned.....

2. I found this blog because she was featured in the GOOD HOUSEKEEPING magazine - she's a mom of five boys - and hilarious....

HollieHobbie said...

1. I learned that no matter how uneventful the Summer seems in the beginning it will always fill up with fun times, new adventures, and family memories.

2. Jodi should read my friend, Michelle's blog:
They share alot of similarities.
I haven't found one that especially sticks out to me. Dooce is always entertaining.

Colie said...

1. No matter how busy life is - I must take time to invest in my relationship with God!

2. A real person with unique circumstances. She lost one daughter to suicide a few years ago.

Another woman with another loss but a great story and very into scrapbooking:

Anonymous said...

1. I learned how to make Raspberry jam!!!

2. Okay, in reviewing my "favorites", I would recommend the blog written by the parents of a baby born with Trisomy 18. the baby lived 99 days and they celebrated his birthday everyday. The website is-
"Ninety Nine"
Also, may I recommend
"Manner of the"
written by Mindy Lockard

Lisa Q.

StephieAnne said...

Figured out what that freaky arachnid was - a yellow garden spider - definitley the bigger female too. In case you ever run into one - here's a picture link.....

Anonymous said...

Lisa Q.,

Thanks for the link to 99 Balloons. What an amazing, amazing site. I started looking at it but it's obvious I will need to do this at home, where I can cry a little more freely.

I hope this is turned into a book. The baby's father is a gifted writer.

LiteraryGirl said...

Ok, I got on here this morning and ended up spending time on all the recommened blogs and never posted my comment. Man, some tears were shed over 99 balloons, but what an inspiration.

1. Gosh, I don't know. Probably the importance of maintaining as much consistency as possible in my family with the things that keep us tied together...eating together, playing together, etc.

2. I read too is one I like...the pictures are excellent: