Thursday 5/15/08 making cookies…

We made cookies today. We melted chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a double boiler (the bottom pan has water, and the top pan has the chips in it. This way the chips aren’t directly on the heat.) Then we poured the chocolate over Chinese noodles, the crunchy ones. We put spoon fulls of the mixture on a cookie sheet to cool, and they taste great. The kids love to lick the spoon.

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Wednesday 5/14/08 college tours…

I tried to sign up for more college tours today. Now that the schools are out for the summer, it will be a lot more difficult. We have a tour set up for the end of June and one in July. The third school that I called doesn’t give tours on weekends again until fall. I will keep trying, William does want a guide. I offered to take the kids and we could look at the buildings, but he said that he wouldn’t get as much out of it without the guide. I agree with him, but I really don’t want to wait until fall.

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Wednesday 5/14/08 packing boxes…

We moved some of the packed boxes out of Maggie’s room. Maggie and I also packed a few more boxes today. It is time to move. We have so little left to do. If we list the house now, and it sells, we could be moved at the beginning of summer vacation.

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5/12/08 painting the ceiling…

I had three spots on the ceiling in one room. There was no leak, just three spots. I am trying to sell the house…so I painted the room. I didn’t use primer. If I had, that would be the end of the story. The spots were still there…the ceiling did look nice…but the spots were still there. So, I painted the spots a few more times…no luck, the spots still shown through. Now the texture in those spots is gone, because so much paint has evened them out. Next, I put primer on the spots and re-painted it. The spots were gone, but it is easy to see that something has been done to that area. I don’t like to give up, so I went the the home improvement store and got something to add texture. It goes on blue, and when it dries, I can paint over it. That seems OK, except the original texture is rough looking, and this is smooth. I didn’t realize this until it was on. Also, It didn’t turn completely white, and I now have a ceiling of rough texture and three spots of blue smooth texture, that is painted over with white paint. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Thursday 5/8/08 growing out bangs and reading…

Beth is growing out her bangs. She started growing them out last month. Now they look a little too long, but are not in her eyes yet. She really wants her hair to be all one length.
Maggie is finishing up reading “Harry Potter”, the seventh book. She has really enjoyed the books and the movies.

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Wednesday 5/7/08 cap and gown…loose teeth…summer homework

William brought home his cap and gown for graduation. I managed to see them and not cry.
Beth has two teeth that are loose. She still has 10 baby teeth. When they are gone, she will need braces. Maggie has almost finished her summer homework. She is concerned that she won’t have any homework for the summer. I promised to buy more before school lets out. I will need to hide it so that she doesn’t do all of it this month. She is a well rounded person, but Maggie likes to be doing many things…she makes sock dolls, and takes her t-shirts and re-sews them into new styles (the directions are in a book that she received for Christmas) and she plays with the kids in the neighborhood. She is very busy.

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Wednesday 4/30/08 playing outside…

Maggie and Beth have spring fever. They are wound up and are ready to play outside all of the time. In the winter, sometimes they don’t want to go out, but now they want to be outside all of the time. They like to play with their friends, or play baseball. Sometimes they bounce the basketball to each other.

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