Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Madness

Happy Monday to All!! As usual, I had every intention to post first thing this morning, but my overwhelming list of chores seemed to just suck me right in, and now, hours later, when Dane is finally home from school, I'm sitting down to make a quick blog post. It has just started raining, make an already overcast Monday a little more dreary. Think we might be making a fire in the fireplace tonight!!

Have any of you ever seen these things? I saw them laying on the side of the road. The first time I was in the car with my neighbor. I made her stop so I could pick some up. Then I went back with Hubby and made him pull over on the side of the road, so I could grab some more. After doing a little research, I found out they are Osage oranges. They do have a sweet, citrus smell, something like combining lemons with oranges. But I just love the color! I am going to attempt to harvest some seeds. Since I don't have a permanent backyard, I might send some seeds to my Mamma and see if she can grow some. She is the family green-thumb anyway, so she might have better luck than me.

And while trying to get some Christmas decorating done on a limited budget, I pulled these two funny guys out of a bin that had been in an outside storage shed for two years. Dirty and possibly in need of a little paint update, their smiles are still in tact!!

I appreciate all the thoughts and well-wishes from my last post! You guys are so sweet! Things are better now, I guess I was having a "moment"!! We can have those, can't we?

Well, I've gone from housework to homework time. Dane has started reading "The Magic Tree House" series. We are on Book 2 - Knight at Dawn.

And I will say, his reading has improved. But he still has a ways to go to achieve his reading goal in class. He is required to read 80 words per minute and right now, he's at 65. But just last week, his school acquired a new 2nd grade teacher and he got in the new class, so I'm hoping this might be a good thing.



  1. We call those hedgeballs...they're wonderful for repelling spiders. I pick them up at the grocery store this time of year and put them in different spots in the basement. Very cool color!

  2. Those oranges are so cool, the color is fantastic, and if Kim, above comment, is right I'll need to get some, I hate spiders.

  3. I've never seen those oranges 'in real life' but they're neat! Good luck to your son with his reading goal. :)