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Can I get a redo?

I really need a Monday redo 
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I got my first math test back which I barely passed  if you consider a D+ passing and at this point I will
The paper that caused me so much grief just keeps on giving apparently the only thing I did right was format it you would think that would count for something but it doesn't
on second thought I don't want a redo
I want to pretend this day never happened instead

Until next time ~ Kris

The Conduct of Life

(or why I now hate English 102)

I've spent the last two days staring at blank word document trying to write a comparison paper for my English class.

Don't get me wrong - I love to write, if that writing is me, sitting here doing a blog post.  You know, my mind is free to think about what it wants, I can type at will, no special formatting, no works cited.  You get the idea here, right?

I hate writing when I have to write about something that doesn't interest me.  at.all.   zilch. nothing doing with this play.  Seriously, I couldn't find one good thing about it.  The paper was supposed to be about the play "The Conduct of Life" by Maria Irene Fornes.  hated it.  I know, hate is a strong word, but really, that's all I got.

And I didn't even hate the play because it took place in the 80's and some punk had the nerve to say he wasn't alive then.  Which made me feel old - but now that I think about it, he probably was, right??  Everyone say 'y…

Science Project

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This year Zach had a science project
Zach loves science - I mean really.loves.science.
Me, well, not so much but I'm a mom and I do what needs to be done
Just like every other mom

So, the project part wasn't so bad, really
it was the whole 'putting the board together' thing that killed us
For the record, no one in this house has ever done a science board before
no one

So, thanks to my dearest friend Shannon for posting pictures of her daughters project so I could get some idea of what we were working towards!  The computer was right by my side the whole time so I could copy at will!  Also, thanks for the idea for next years science project!!

His project was "do plants grow taller with our without plant food"
aka - Food or No Food
he did all the measuring, watering, and caring for the plants
he also typed up all the sections for his board
he picked those bright background colors
he decided how to lay it out
I did the gluing because let's face it *attention…

Blizzard Bloghop

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Who's late to the party?
this girl as usual

Household 6 Diva is hosting a Blizzard Bloghop this weekend and I thought I'd participate
I know, Friday is usually my 'Weekly Wrap Up' and I have a ton of pictures but my old camera requires batteries to download and mine are dead
Whatcha gonna do?
So, here it is -  my intro in case you don't know me already

My name is Kristin ~ but everyone calls me Kris I joined the Air Force in January 1988 and retired February 2008 While I was in the AF, I met my husband, Erik cool factoid - we met in Belgium he was stationed there - I was TDY to his base
We met in 1994, got married in 1996 and had our son Zachary in 2001 The boys in 2001
Zachary is our only child - not by choice - we wanted at least two but it's said that God never gives you more than you can handle I guess He knew me too well!
This is what our family looks like now the boys in 2011

My dearest is still in the Air Force yes, he's quite a few years younger than me! We currently live in…

Embrace the Camera 1.27.11

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It's time to




 Here we are Me and The Boy  On Saturday Getting ready to go to the Cub Scout Bonfire

Now, go to Emily's Blog and link up your embrace!

Until next time ~ Kris

Reality Television

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I'll admit - I'm totally addicted to reality television.  Sometimes because it's so ludicrous and sometimes because it can just be interesting!

Here are some of my favorite reality shows:
The Amazing Race
Survivor
Sister Wives
Big Brother
American Idol (just the auditions though!)
Dirty Jobs - (ummm Mike Rowe)
Deadliest Catch

I would love to be on the Amazing Race - my sister and I talked about doing it before she passed.  I think it would be a blast (except for the icky strange food eating!).  I could do Big Brother - well, I probably wouldn't last more than a week because I'm not good at handling DRAMA!!  But it would be fun to try!! 


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What's on Kris' Phone

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Time to find out  What's on Kris' phone this week!
Use the cool button and link up  for real you know you want to


what I usually have every morning on my way to school it's the breakfast of champions

this was supposed to be a cool shot of the moon it was full and orange but you can't tell from this picture

Our Tiger Den trip to the Fire Department I figured out how to blur the kids The adults are on their own!





the following pictures are from the mid to late 80's they were sent to me from a dear friend and although these pictures are not of me they could be! Damn the 80's rocked!!



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Random Things I Learned in School Today

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Today was an exciting Monday at school!   You know, as exciting as school can be on Monday
In Sociology I learned that people who go to church are less likely to commit suicide Interesting
In math I learned that 8-15 does not equal -3 it equals -7 I'm sure I already knew that but somehow I got it wrong and it was the reason I missed one problem on my quiz One little problem ugh so I guess the lesson is "pay attention to details" which by the way I also already knew I guess Math was a wash today

In English we have been reading and discussing a play called "The Conduct of Life" today we were talking about how our papers need to be organized and someone said something about his grandmother going to school with Pee Wee Gaskins and everyone was shocked but I didn't know who they were talking about turns out he's some prolific SC serial killer How did I NOT know about this guy? Me, the true crime junkie? So, of course I had to Google it when I got home and if you're into weird t…

Blogging Communities

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My Bloggy Moms Dare offering for today is something I wrote about Blogging Communities a couple weeks ago.  I don't re-edit anything I write and save to post later.  You will learn that I'm a rambler and have trouble staying on track sometimes.  Well, you probably already guessed that anyway.  Have a great Sunday!

I've joined a couple of blogging communities in the last month or so. I'm still out on them.
I think the concept rocks. I really do – but I've noticed that a lot of people blog reviews, give-aways, and the like exclusively. I obviously don't, and I don't really want to read only blogs that offer that stuff. It's my personal choice. I don't have a ton of time to spend on the computer anymore just roaming blogs for no apparent reason, so I would rather read stuff. Know what I'm saying here?
I want to read about the kids yelling “I got to poop mom” in the middle of the store, or how a mom figured out how to engage their child in readin…

Birthday Wishes

Today my twin nieces are celebrating their birthday I believe they are 24 Here are our video wishes for them because they live too far away







Hope you girls have a great day!
We love and miss you!



Weekly Wrap Up

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It's time for my Friday Wrap Up I don't have a ton of pictures  (I'm saving a lot of them for Tuesday!)
Today I finished my second week of school I've still not gone a full week because of the weather but I have had time to take a quiz in math
that's right, I only missed two!  I rock!
 I have decided that even though I don't like math  and I really like to read I like math better than English numbers aren't subjective  like writing a paper is  urg!!

Since my check engine light is still on I drove the truck to school today Why is this such a big deal? Do you see the size of this thing?
 ok it's a little hard to tell - I'll get a better picture it's a 2500 crew cab


this is me by my car - which I usually drive a little Malibu Maxx so the truck is pretty much a monster compared to this!
And I'm getting a little better at self portraits they still need some work though!
Also our Tiger Den took a trip to the Fire Department We had a blast and I have pictures for Tuesda…

Puppy Embraces

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Yes, it's time to 


over at Emily's blog.   She has all the rules posted over there and I'm breaking them because I'm not in any of the pictures
these are from when Zach was about 8 months old we still have the boy the dog is no longer with us


I really miss that big ol' ball of fur....

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The Things You Find

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I'm glad I waited until late in the day to post.  I actually didn't wait on purpose, it was a busy day - but it ended up working out pretty well.
 Tonight the Tiger Cubs went to the local fire department for a tour.  The boys usually always have a good time (this was not my first Tiger visit to a fire dept!).  It went well until they got called out.  
Anyway, I'm rambling and off track - I know you're surprised!  Not.  But there was a newspaper clipping on their bulletin board.  It was from when the fire fighters on base rolled a truck.  My dearest is the fire truck mechanic.  This is what I saw: See the guy looking down? That's my man!
I have more pictures from the visit but they'll have to wait until Tuesday because they're all on my phone! 

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Planet Caddick - What's on my Phone Tuesday

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Time for the weekly edition of What's on My Phone!  Make sure you hook up with Jessica at The Lowe Family News and get in on the fun!



Did ya know Krispy Kreme's have 0 grams Trans Fat That makes them fat free!

Another shot of my newest chunkster nephew! He's too stinkin' cute  Props to my niece for making such cute kids!

I've found a new respect for those moms who can take pictures in the mirror and have them look incredible!  I learned a few things about 'mirror' pictures this week
First - take everything off the counter laying it down doesn't make it go away
Don't make concentration faces when you're snapping the picture or look down or hold the phone right up there 
When all else fails just have your kid take the picture also, how crappy your pictures turned out has no bearing on how your team does "Da Bears"

 I guess I will have to continue practicing mirror pictures


Here is a another cutie -  of course, made by my niece told you she makes cute kid…

Meet Me on Monday

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Today I decided to join in the Meet Me on Monday blog hop.  It's hosted by Java at Never Growing Old.  I love her blog - so I figured why not?  If you get the chance read some of her posts.

So here's how it works - she asks questions, you answer then you link up.  Here are her questions for the week.

1.  Do you like your ice cream in a dish, waffle cone, pretzel cone, sugar cone or cake cone?
2.  Do you read the newspaper daily?
3.  Marinara or meat sauce?
4.  Last time you cried?
5.  What word/phrase do you find really annoying?

My answers:
1.  I like my ice cream in a dish, with Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Syrup.
2.  I don't read the newspaper.  Sometimes I get news on the internet, sometimes local news, but I usually don't watch (or read) the news at all.
 3.  Meat sauce - no doubt
 4.  Yesterday when I watched this video clip you'd have to be completely heartless not to.  Well, at least I think so!!



5.  Hmm  I don't know if I have a phrase that d…

When I was Little I wanted to be....

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I'm using another blog prompt for today's post.  Not today's prompt though - one from a couple days ago - cuz, well that's how I roll!  I picked it because it would be easy.  I roll like that too! When I was little I wanted to be a teacher.  Always.  I've never wanted to be anything else.  I played school during summer break.  I always had my face stuck in a book.  School was my haven.  
And while my path may have wandered over the years, I know what I'm supposed to be doing.



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Weekly Wrap Up

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Because I had some pictures left from the week I figured I'd wrap it all up today.

First I did buy a domain name my blog will now be here.  It's still my blog and supposedly Blogger will redirect.  Hopefully that works out!

I did finish my first (almost) full week of school.  Surprisingly, even though it's a very early class, I am enjoying my Sociology 101 class.  Maybe because I'm a people watcher?  Except for the Professors chicken scratch it's not so bad!  Not surprisingly, Math is my nemesis!

And now, onto the pictures!



 The ice off one of the cars

my poor car hasn't been this icy since Spokane!

Luigi, Mario, and Zach in a rock band
 Did you know Luigi can play with his nose?

Zach decided to make "Mr. L" He made all the stuff himself.  Sometimes he crafty.


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