Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Lock down

I've been working on my mood. You all know I'm not the kind of girl that can stay grumpy for long. There are always positive points. The paint could have been spilled in the middle of the floor, but it wasn't, it could have been spilled on the cushions, but it was only on the back of the couch. After it all dried from the steam cleaning, it really isn't too bad. I took my camera in to get fixed and they sent me to another shop. They wanted to keep it for 2-3 weeks...NO WAY! Then I recognized one of the guys and he took a look at it. He got a pair of tweezers and gently moved one of the tiny teeth back in line and now it works! He saved me $150 and 2-3 weeks that I didn't have either of. For that I am truly grateful!

Today there was a lock down at Cole's school and at the high school. Both schools are in the same square mile as my house. Cole called me and said he was in lock down because there was a guy with a gun on the roof of the high school. He was wrong in his information. The real story was there was a guy that was armed and robbing a house in the neighborhood. The owner of the house came home for lunch and found him in his house. The man ran off and was roaming the neighborhood...Hence the lock down. After it was over I went to pick Cole up and took these pictures....since my camera was still in the truck. The news helicopter was right over the school and the other one is of the police talking to our principal. I'm glad that ordeal is over!
Here is my day 5. Mark was sweet and got me these dishes last week. I just got them put in the hutch last night. I've never had matching dishes. I have oodles of serving pieces and tons of kitchen gadgets, but no matching dishes. I've always wanted a basic white set...not an expensive china set. These are from Wal-Marts holiday collection and I love them! The also came with red charger plates...so cute! I'm so excited to serve my whole family Christmas eve dinner not on paper plates. Well not everyone. I have 16 piece setting so I can seat all the adults and older kids, but the little ones will have to have chinet. :o)
P.S. Amie Taylor...I can't leave comments on your blog anymore. It says only team members can, so you'll have to change the setting to allow comments. :o)
Bonus...I made turkey continental soup tonight and Mark did the dishes!

20 comments:

Chickenbells said...

Thank goodness for better days huh? I'm glad that the paint looked better than it did, and the camera is fixed, and that no one is shooting at your son while he is in school...good heavens! The dishes are lovely...what a wonderful gift...it will be so much fun to use them this holiday season!

Yvette said...

I just love reading your blog, love the dishes, glad your camera is fixed absolutely love your cards and all that hard work!!! Wish I read your blog on the 1st to get one of your cards maybe next year ;). Have a blessed day!!!

Amie said...

I gotta stop messing around with the settings... Wondered what happened too you.

I am glad the red paint wasn't as bad as you thought.

Have a good day Amie

Andi said...

The dishes are wonderful and the red chargers will look so festive. Plus the solid white is so versitle. I love dishes and so does my niece Sarah. Once I asked her if she thought a person could have "too many" dishes and she hesitated for a minute...like she was thinking...and then said "NO". It made me laugh!

Glad things were okay at Cole's school. It's good to know they take those precautions to keep children safe.

Have a wonderful day! I'm off to work.

Amy Mowbray said...

I would have totally freaked out if I received a call like that. How scary. I'm glad there wan't a freak on the roof with a gun.

Congrats on your new dishes. They look very nice in your hutch. I like your page. Those papers are beautiful.

Wendy said...

Funny how things work out.
Glad to hear your camera is fixed, I thought I had lost mine last night I started freaking out, how am I going to finish my challenge.
I found it in the car on the floor.
Glad to hear your thoughts about the red paint became positive.

We have had a couple bomb threats at my sons school, it's scray not knowing what is going on, glad it turned out ok.

I love having everyone over for dinner, and it makes it extra special that all the plates match
Yeah YOU!!!

Have a great day and keep on SMILING!!!

Missy's Blog said...

How scary ... I can't even imagine getting a call like that. Glad everything ended without incident. I just looove your dishes. How thoughtful of Mark! Your family will surely enjoy many wonderful meals on them.

Jolene ... I just want to say I'm so glad we've become online blogging friends. I so enjoy your blog ... and your friendship. Take care. M

SmileyCarrie said...

Good for you -- being positive. I am such a strong believer in that quote "Life is 10% what happens to me.. and 90% how I react to it". Difficult words to live by, but they frequently make me feel better when I think about that!

Poor Cole.. he must have been nervous! We had a very similar situation when I was in high school and I was so scared!! hehe

What a sweet hubby you have to buy you all those dishes. Awww!

Have a great day :)

~Telah said...

Glad everything worked out with your camera. Oh, my, how scary that must have been about Cole's school! Glad it turned out ok. Did they catch the guy?

Love the layout and your new dishes! I have had basic white dishes since we've been married-over 11 years and I still love them.

Turkey Continental Soup? Sounds good...can you give me the recipe?

Heather said...

How scary for you, I am glad that everything was alright at your children's schools. Love the dishes, isn't it great to have matching stuff!? I finally got matching plates recently too--and it looks so pretty when the table is set! Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog, I am going to add your to my list of "daily stalks!"

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Pam said...

What a guy that Mark Guy is! Can I borrow him to work on Michael for a bit? ;)

We had a lock down at our Middle School this week too! For that same reason! WEIRD! Course I didn't know about it until I picked Jake up at daycare after I got out of work. I'm probably better off! ;)

Hey I got my Christmas card! Thanks so much!!! LOVE the photo inside! ;)

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Briana said...

How scary about the lock down on the school. Thank goodness it wasn't the school that guy was after.

Mark was very sweet to get you those dishes! I too have basic white dishes, nothing fancy. I registered for nice ones and every day ones, they look very similar, so I can use both for big dinners and no one can even tell the difference. Red chargers would be a nice touch though, wonder if I can find some of those.

Glad your camera is working again!

Teresa said...

Wow, Again, I have to say you sure have had an eventful last few days... I'm glad to hear that the RED paint mishap wasn't as bad after all...

You are lucky to have such a thoughtful Hubby... Way to Go Mark!!!.... I love the dishes.... I'm sure you do too....

Glad to hear the excitment at school turned out for the best... I always worry about sending my kids off to school, especially after what has happened in the recent years.... In my school days those things were unheard of.....

Jolene, I have to tell you I love to read your blog each day and you are such a creative person... Many Thanks again for sharing all you do with use fellow bloggers....

Teresa

sohpiasmom said...

The plates look beautiful! I also love the scrapbook pages you are doing each day. Are you doing a Christmas journal or just a photo a day type of thing? Just curious...I really like how you're doing them! It's a great way to keep record of them everyday things in a month of your life!

Glad the gun ordeal is over too...that would make me nervous!

Anonymous said...

I don't have matching dishes either, but I'd like them. Yours are very pretty. I'm glad the school lockdown ended quickly. You always seem to have such a possitive attitude. It's refreshing.
Diane

Maren said...

Yipes--you have had a couple of days! Goodness. I'm glad to hear that things are starting to work out in a *better* direction. The lockdown sounds scary.

With all of this talk about the new hershey's kisses, I think I am going to have to try some.

Jacquie said...

Oh my the school thing how scary! It is a sad state these days when our kids aren't safe at school. I broke my digital camera last spring and it wasn't fixable and had to go back to my "old fashioned" camera ;-) I tell ya I couldn't get another digital fast enough LOL.

Nikki *Ü* said...

Pretty dishes!!! I bet that will be so nice to have those. And I'm glad I'm not the only one taking pictures of things like that. LOL I took pictures of the yellow crime scene tape and the news vans when there was a murder across the street. My husband sad I was awful. Maybe I was a little, but I'm glad I'm not the only one!! LOL Glad your son is safe and that there wasn't a problem at the school!!

Denise said...

I love your dishes - you can use these with other pieces to mix and match! How fabulous! I've always wanted a set of Pfaltzgraff Christmas dishes, but could never justify it. I do, however, have 8 place settings of Longaberger dishes that I got many years ago with hostess benefits (Classic Blue) before I became a consultant and then bought many of the serving pieces with my discount later. Don't do Lbaskets anymore, not since '97, but still have lots of them!