I enjoy doing fun things and reading about fun things more than writing about the fun things I’m doing and reading.

So I’ve finally just decided to suck it up and stop this whole picture a day business. As much as I want to finish what I’ve started, it just isn’t working for me. And things that don’t work for me get the boot.

So, I’ll still be around.

Hopefully I’ll be posting something soon.




Days 127-130.

Well, I didn’t post for a while because we were getting ready for and going to go get…….


Meet….Calvin. John Calvin to be exact.. but just Calvin for short.

We went to Dave’s parents this weekend to pick the little guy up.

Him and his brother and sister where quite adorable.

Here’s the proud papa, Trotter.

And here’s the mama – Cora’s dog Ellie.

Cora’s joining in the fun.

But, alas, the time came for him to leave his family for a new one. He cried a little on the way home, but all in all is pretty happy. We got in at about 1am this morning and Calvin woke Dave up at 6:30am and me at 7am – I guess he will be making early risers out of us.

Now I need to get ready and go to work (Dave has already left for his first day of work at IU’s business school – he’ll be moving furniture, etc all summer). Sad to leave the cutie… but thankfully I only have to work until 12:30pm.

Now I have something to take pictures of… 🙂


Day 126.

Sneak peak…….


Days 105-125!

Hello! I’m back! I know – I’m sure you all were quite worried. 🙂

I’ve had my computer back for almost a week now – I’ve just been insanely busy.

I’m still insanely busy – I’m just choosing to ignore that fact right now. 🙂

Here’s some pictures I took during these past days of computer rebellion

This picture marks the monumental day where I actually had dinner ready BEFORE our guests got here. Never happened before. Seriously.

I finally cleared off my sewing table. I have no clue why this picture is so blurry.

My stash of “sewing material” – aka old t-shirts and thrift store finds.

Inspired by New Dress a Day (seriously, check it out!)… I made my first sewing project in like a year (and only the second one I’ve ever completed)… This was a skirt that was super comfy – but hung weird (I think it was the pleats/t-shirt material combo).

Cut, cut, snip, snip = jammie shorts! 🙂

Okay, so they aren’t perfect – but I’m just a beginner! At least they are comfy! 🙂

April 24th marked a monumental occasion – my birthday! 🙂 aka the best day ever! I woke to Dave making me breakfast (which included this delicious, and fancy, strawberry orange juice), we went to the farmers market to buy some plants for the garden, I bought a new swim suit for work, Dave bought us Avatar, we went out to dinner to FARMbloomington (can you say “best hummus ever!”?), got rained on, and ended the day nice and cozy watching Avatar. Ahhh birthdays…  oh, did I mention we also decided to get a PUPPY?! Oh, don’t worry… there will be pictures galore. 🙂

My first attempt at a “Thai-ish” type meal. Peanut ginger stir fry. It was delish.

The beautiful time line I made for youth group. They might not think it is all that stellar – but at least I finally understand the order of events from the Division of the Kingdom to the 430 years of silence!  And this picture is kinda weird because I’m too impatient to use the panoramic setting on our camera. Oh, and my feet are in there twice.. whoops.

Cool bug that was on our porch the other day. He didn’t seem to care that I was shoving a camera in his face.

And, lastly, the beautiful-ness that was last night’s dinner. My first time making it. Thin crust pizza with a garlic and basil butter sauce, topped with spinach, tomatoes, feta, and mozzarella cheese. Heavenly. This new pizza crust is amazing (and amazingly easy).

Well, that’s it for now. I took more pictures – but they were of our garden.. which will be getting its own separate post soon.

I hope to post tomorrow – but I have a lovely 12 hour workday. So, we’ll see.




As you can tell, I’ve pretty much dropped off the face of the earth again.

This time I promise it isn’t my fault! My computer crashed. I know. Sad day.

My life is on that thing.

I guess that’s what I get for “having my life” on a piece of metal and plastic.

I should be getting it back soon – (probably) sans every bit of info i’ve tucked away on it.

Oh well, this is only the third time that computer has crashed on me… I should be used to it by now.


I’ll have picture-y goodness for anyone who cares in a few days.

Until then,

Liz (the virus attractor)

Day 105.

Here are some of my precious children.

Yes, they do exhaust me some days, but I still love them.


Day 104.

Project we did in my 4 and 5 year old preschool class the other day. We are learning about plants.

They did a great job. I love those kids. 🙂