After 94 days of utter hell, the heavens opened,
the angels sang and Lowe’s finally delivered us a new oven. And let me tell you, this oven doesn’t disappoint, it goes zero to 350 in 3.5 minutes! On Thanksgiving Day my family will definitely be adding ‘oven’ to our list of
things we are thankful for.
I also have to give a shout-out to Lowe’s. They made a mistake in measuring for the first oven they tried to install and it didn’t fit. They eventually found an oven that would fit and paid the difference in cost which was hundreds of dollars. Many retailers in this day and age do not go above and beyond in situations like this but Lowe’s went the extra mile for us and we are extremely grateful for that.
I am a bird lover and have a big deck that I use for bird feeders. When we first moved in there were some cute baby squirrels that I allowed to eat out of the feeder. Well today they are fat, full-grown rodents who I no longer wish to support.
In an effort to keep them off the deck I found one of Will’s remote control trucks and set it on the deck. Each time I see squirrels by the feeder, I simply run at them with this monster truck and they scatter. It’s also kind of fun. I’m thinking I should take this idea to the next level and get a patent.
Last night after dark, McKenzie was looking outside at the deck through the window with a flashlight and she spotted another creature eating bird seed out of the feeder, a cat! I didn’t know cats ate bird seed. This cat was obviously feral as it bolted when it saw us, but it looked rather pregnant and we felt sorry for it. It must have been awful hungry if it was eating seed. My husband forbid us from feeding it and gave us a lecture
about feeding strays. We rolled our eyes and will be feeding it effective tonight. (But don’t tell him!)
As parents I think we all sometimes wonder if we
are doing our best to teach our children good values and character. It is nice when a message like this shows up from school:
A great time was had by all at our November monthly celebration. A special congratulations to 5th grader McKenzie Maas from Mrs. Wilson's class who was
chosen as our November role model! McKenzie tries to keep her fellow students on task, defends against bullying, excels in every subject, and always puts forth
her best effort. She volunteered to help with the haunted house during our Monster Math night and was one of only two students who showed up and helped. She also donated her hair to locks of love in September. We are proud of all of our LJ students and enjoy celebrating them each month!
For this honor Mac won a tablet! She is extremely proud and happy. William also brought home an award certificate, he won an award for research. He and a
partner researched horses and then gave a presentation in the classroom. I think that’s pretty impressive for a first grader! I’m so proud of my kids!
I’ll leave you with one last thought; When I go to KFC why can’t I buy a bucket of skin? That’s my favorite part – I would even pay extra for it. They now sell skinless, boneless chicken so they must be wasting an awful lot of skin. Just saying.