Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A Cool [Free!] Screensaver

I found a cool screensaver from the yogurt people at Stoneyfield Farms that I wanted to share with you. It features a farm scene over all four seasons and is pretty darn cool. Also, here is Little Baby Dragon (it's name until we figure out what sex it is), who decided to do tricks today and stand on his hind legs. I wish I had taken video, because he was waving one of his arms in a circular motion and it looked like he was waving to his fans. So cute!

Monday, February 19, 2007

"Mom, HOW could you choose studying over me?!?" *tear*

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Your thought for the day:

We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves to be like other people.

-- Arthur Schopenhauer

Friday, February 16, 2007

My totally awesome, very bad no-good exciting day

Yesterday I was in Leesburg for my first try at house-hunting. To get you up to speed, Mike is working for my dad's business, and in May we're moving somewhere in the Leesburg area, which includes Howey-In-The-Hills and Yalaha. So yesterday I went with my mom to look at some for-sale-by-owner houses in the morning, then met with a realtor in the afternoon. We found three prospects that are worth looking into, and it was really exciting. It was so cool to look around and think, "I could actually live here!"

So that was the fun part. On to the very-bad-no-good part. After looking at houses, I headed back to Gainesville on the Turnpike. I was almost to Wildwood when all the sudden the truck was out of control, and I thought to myself, "I'm going to flip." Then I realized that my front passenger side tire had completely blown at 70 miles an hour. Luckily I didn't flip out and slam on the brakes, just drifted off to the side of the Turnpike and called my dad. It took him 45 minutes to get there, so while I waited I sat in the truck and tried to collect myself. Then I almost lost it again when I saw that the tire had blown out so forcefully that it had knocked my front bumper askew. Then, it started raining. Sigh. Thankfully, I'm okay. It could have turned out a lot worse. And, I got a clean house out of it because of Mike's guilt over not having a spare tire in the truck.

And here are the flowers I got for Valentine's Day. I think they're the most beautiful flowers I've ever gotten! Mike did a very good job.

And here are the flowers I got Mike for Valentine's Day. He said nobody's ever gotten him flowers before.

And to top it off, a pircture of my baby doing what she does best...being psycho.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day from the Wolfes!

Monday, February 12, 2007

New Camera!!

Mike replaced the digital camera!! It's even better than the one he lost. It's a Canon PowerShot A540.

Now you can look forward to even more pictures of my kids...er, animals.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

This Friday we went to St. Augustine for Mike's dad's investiture, which is his official swearing-in for the judge position he was elected to in November. I WOULD post pictures, but SOMEONE STILL hasn't replaced the digital camera. I got to dress up and sit on stage and I sat still for the whole hour. I was so proud. We drove back to Gainesville on Saturday, and after church (we go on Saturday nights) we went to dinner with the lifegroup to say goodbye to Danielle and Ben, who are moving to Atlanta. We went to a Chinese Buffet, and the weirdest thing happened. Our waitress, who spoke minimal English, took all our credit cards at the end of the meal, and I watched her as she was making notes on what I thought was her notepad. But when we got our cards back, we noticed that she had written...on our credit cards! She wrote...on our credit cards! She wrote how many drinks each bill had on the signature part on the back of the cards. One of the guys said it wasn't that big of a deal, but...she WROTE on my CREDIT CARD! Is that weird, or am I overrecting?

In other news, I finally transplanted the plants I got at the trade show. I used a fishbowl and layers of potting media. The white layer is poly, and the silvery layer is perlite. The light brown layers are different varieties of mulch and sawdust, and the dark layers are either Canadian Peat or compost. The bottom layer is aquarium gravel for drainage. Depending on how well the plant does, I want to do more of these for gifts. Who knew dirt could look so cool?!? It looks even cooler when not taken by a cameraphone. Am I hinting enough?

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Here you are folks, your guilty laugh for the day. I would NOT want to be the girl at the end!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Book Catch-Up!

I have decided to share the books that I read this year with you, my dear readers!! Here are the two I've read so far.

  • I Was a Slave in Russia - John Noble
    • Source: Books, Inc. A used bookstore here in Gainesville
    • This book looked so old I couldn't believe it wasn't falling apart. It listed the most recent copyright date as 1958! It also said that cloth-bound versions of the book were available for three dollars. I couldn't even find a picture of the cover online to post. Nevertheless, this book was quite eye-opening. The author was living with his family in post-WWII Germany in Dresden, which was taken over by the Russians. He spent a number of years in a prison without being told of his crime (there was none), then was moved to a slave camp in Northern Russia, where he managed to stay alive for nine years before he was released. I had no idea that could happen! He was very frank about his experiences while in prison and the slave camp It's hard to imagine having over a decade of your life taken away from you.
    • Source: Books, Inc.
    • I suspect that this book is used as a textbook, but since I am familiar with psychological terms, I found it very interesting. It covered groups like the Mormons, the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Amish, and the Gypsies. I have always been interested in anthropology, especially involving the Amish, and this book presented an unbiased account of the groups it described. It did a good job of describing any unfamiliar terms or theories it mentioned, so a person not acquainted with psychology or sociology could still read it, but it would probably not be an easy read. I found it to be immensely imformative and interesting.