Saturday, July 24, 2010


You guys! There are neighborhood boys mowing my lawn right now!

Yaaaa!! This is so awesome! Ok, I paid them, but still! Cheap, local labor! And they're going to EDGE.
I've only owned a house for a year, why haven't I thought of this yet? Have you ALL been doing this and not telling me how great it is?!

I haven't asked Michael if it was okay if I paid these kids to do it. He's asleep but he asked me to wake him up after only 6 hours of sleep so that he could mow the lawn. So now he gets to sleep! And did I mention they're going to EDGE?? (We don't have a weed wacker, so the edges of the lawn have just been GROWING and GROWING).

When I paid this kid he said, "Sweet, now I can get that extra part for the lawnmower." I don't know why, but I find that adorable. I think it's because he's being responsible with it, whereas I would have run out and spent it all on pop rocks. Plus, he talks like droopy dog (remember him?). He also has a little brother following behind him around the lawn like woodstock trailing snoopy. I know, why all the cartoon dog references? Because it's all so awesome!

Has anyone else experienced the bliss of paying neighborhood kids to do chores that you don't want to do?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blogging Class Date Change

I was told today that the blogging class will actually be on Tuesday nights in August, and will start on the second Tuesday... so sorry I was way off. So it will start on August 10th and run through the 31st. Still at 7:00pm.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blogging Class

I will be teaching a new blogging class series at my library this August. Registration is now open to anyone, not just library card holders, so if you live in the area and would like to attend, let me know and I'll register you (it's also fun to bring friends or older children).

Classes are on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm, and there are four classes total (August 4, 11, 18, and 25). They usually go until about 8:00 or 8:15.

Classes start with the basics - creating a blog, posting, images, comments and safety, as well as more advanced topics - settings, formatting, design, blog promotion and stat trackers.

Plus I'm teaching, so you know it will be fun! (jk)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mockingjay Release Party

My library is holding an awesome release party in August for the last book of The Hunger Games series. You don't need a library card with us to participate! I will totally be going to this, so come hang with me. If you haven't read the first two books yet I can loan them to you, just let me know soon!