Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I have discovered . . .

. . . that Rachel likes mice better than chickens. Which might only makes sense if you know that she is a vegetarian . . . .
Silly girl!


Yesterday I got a warm fuzzy when . . .
. . . as I signed Noelle's weekly grade folder, I noticed that she had her ususal all A's - with the exception of one B. When I asked her about it, she was a little uncaring about whether or not she finished the year with all A's (this would make it two years in a row!).

Before anyone starts thinking that maybe I should just ease up on her, just realize that she is perfectly capable of raising her math grade up just a few percentage points. No problem for this girl.

So, to give her a little added incentive, I told her that I would give her $5 for each A, as long as she got all A's. Normally, we don't pay our kids to get good grades, (maybe we should?) so this was a pretty good incentive for her. I could still tell that she wasn't completely on board with the idea, so I threw in a half gallon of ice cream for her very own.

To that she said . . .

"no, Mom, what I'd rather have is to be able to spend a whole day together, just the two of us".
( I get all teary just re-reading this. . . )

So that's the plan! I love this girl!

I get ticked when . . .

. . . I see workers - who are being paid with our tax dollars - performing meaningless tasks with no apparent purpose!

All of the intersections along Hwy 95 between Hayden Ave and Appleway - there are 5 or 6 - have been under construction for the past several weeks, at least. And at each light, there is a highway worker, just standing there, all day long (maybe at night, too, for all I know) Monday through Sunday - yes, seven days a week! What is their purpose, I ask you?

The only thing they do as far as I can tell, is to stand there and guard their lunch boxes.
I have no problem with the workers - we all need to make a living. (But what a painfully BORing job!)

It's with the knucklehead bosses who think this is required!

There must be something more productive that they could be doing!

. . . and just one more thing . . .

Monday it was a Wonderful 84 degrees outside, so we decide to have family night at Coeur d'Alene Park/Beach

. . . yummy dessert pizza that we took along with us . . . everyone else in the park was jealous, I could tell. . . Isaac & Tanner Awesome views . . . We are lucky to live in this beautiful area . . .


Have a good one!

13 comments:

Jan the crazy lady said...

Your daughter is a doll. And where you live is fab.

I have just loved seeing our tax money fly out of our hands and go into those that do nothing. It is just the best isn't it :) It is going to get worst too. Happy times ahead eating top ramen again.

Melissa said...

Your daughter just scored SERIOUS points! What an awesome thing!
And that fruit pizza? mmmmmmmmm I'll be right up!

Mrs. Organic said...

Rachel is a cutie and I love your incentive program. Only my kids would jump all over their own half gallon of ice cream.

LyndiLou said...

Noelle seems sooo sweet!

Your fruit pizza looks tasty! :) We have the for breakfast on the 4th of July!!! yUUUm!!!

Lara said...

I hope she gets her grade up so YOU can have the fun mommy daughter date! :)

That fruit pizza looks delish!

Erin said...

That is a beautiful area you live in! I love those pictures.

And what a fun idea to spend an entire day together!

susette said...

Fruit pizza is my all time favorite dessert. How delightful of a treat on a beautiful afternoon. The water looks so inviting too. I need a vacation. ☼

Grace said...

you have great daugther who obviously sees what is most important to her...her Mom...that is great and you should feel so proud of her! Love the pics of your area and that fruit pizza looks so yummy!

Kate said...

Beautiful pictures. I bet you were quite excited to hear that she just wanted to spend some time with YOU.

Matt and Amanda said...

I am so jealous. We want to move back up there so bad. Enjoy it for us!!!

Amber M. said...

What a sweet story about your daughter...

Have I ever told you we are moving to Spokane this summer?? I try and keep it quiet on my blog for a little more privacy, but when you mentioned Coeur D'Alene...where do you guys live??

Debbie said...

I think we all need that fruit pizza recipe! Please post that on your blog. That is a tender moment between you and your daughter. It almost made me cry too...

Abby said...

That is nice, especially since I never would have asked that of my mother (we weren't pals). I got a dollar for every A, whether I got all A's or not.

And how does one recreate your lovely fruity dessert pizza?