Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Week 36

Well school is ramping up and activities are in full force so last week was really busy, but we had nothing going on this weekend so that was a treat.  I had time to regroup and actually get a few things done around the house that I had been meaning to do all summer. Too bad it won't last.  The next few weekends are already booked.  Oh well, such is life!  But you know what?  It's my life, and I love it :0)

Here's a look at the pictures from last week:

Day 245- Monday, 9/2/13
Happy Labor Day!  I love 3-day weekends, and I wish they were all that way.  Justin asked to do a bunch of odd jobs to earn money for this game he purchased today.  He already had most the money he needed and worked hard to earn the rest which made the purchase all the sweeter.  He's a huge Luigi fan so this game is perfect for him.  It was also really hot today, but this afternoon a thunderstorm rolled in to help cool things down and clean out the air.  It was amazing how many people were out enjoying the brief showers and rainbows as I walked the dog in the refreshing weather.

Day 246- Tuesday, 9/3/13
Karate was down for the month of August which was a nice break, but now that it's September we're back on for Tuesdays.  Justin and Brandon continue to work towards their belt goals.

Day 247- Wednesday, 9/4/13
I was supposed to include a work picture on here once a month, but I'm a few months behind.  The summer months are always crazy at work with more students and projects in the lab which means less time for pictures.  Anyway, things have slowed down as the students are back in classes, and now I can focus more on my work.   Today I'm purifying an antibody by vacuum filtration so we can optimize its use in screening environmental samples for pathogens.

Day 248- Thursday, 9/5/13
The long school days and full weeks are catching up to him :0(  I guess he won't be doing homework tonight, or having dinner, or messing with the dog.  Poor thing!  He came home with a migraine and has been throwing up ever since.  

Day 249- Friday, 9/6/13
John is working on cleaning up his bike for a weekend trip with his friends in the city (San Francisco).  He leaves tomorrow, and we won't see him again until late Sunday.

Day 250- Saturday, 9/7/13
It's been a hot week and today is no exception.  Thank goodness for the pool.  Justin is enjoying an evening dip.  He's the only one that wanted to swim tonight so it was just me and him out by the pool having fun taking silly frog pictures and videos clips of his cannonball jumps.

Day 251- Sunday, 9/8/13
Yep-still hot or should I say even hotter!  We hit triple digits today so Tyler is enjoying a Drumstick ice-cream out on the porch swing after dinner.  I took him to the bank this weekend to get a teen account set up for all the money he's been hoarding--made mostly by pet sitting.  His debit card should be here next week.  This will be a good learning experience for him and is yet another milestone.  When exactly did he get so grown up?

That's another week come and gone.  Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I'll see you next week.



  1. The picture of Brandon on the floor makes me so sad! Poor kid! Not fun! Love your work photos! Hope this week is cooler for you and full of fun!

  2. You always give us so much to talk about☺ Your boys keep you busy busy my friend...well that will keep you young. Your husbands bike...what a beauty!! Boy, could I use Tyler for dog sitting. This is always an issue when we want to travel to see the family! Our doggie would love him...just know it. Have a great week.

  3. Handsome boys...all three of them. ;)

  4. I love three day weeks too and the pool. These are great photos!

  5. I'm glad you included another work picture! Your job sounds very interesting.
    And your poor little guy on the floor...that's so awful that he suffers from migraines. I hope he bounced back quickly!

  6. That rainbow picture you captured is so VIBRANT!!!
    I love it when you post work pictures...it's such a huge part of life, but I always forget to take a pic at work. You're a good example of doing it!
    John's bike is NICE. That will be fun for him to have a guy's weekend.