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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thursday Thirteen v. 3 - Facts about June 21st

Thirteen Things about June 21st & Summer Solstice

1. In the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, the first day of the summer season is the day of the year when the Sun is farthest north (on June 21st or 22nd). This day is known as the Summer Solstice.

2. The day of the summer solstice is the longest day of the year. The length of time elapsed between sunrise and sunset on this day is a maximum for the year. In the United States, there are about 14½ hours of daylight on this day.

3. June 21 is the 172nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining.

4. On June 21, 1915, The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 247 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.

5. On June 21, 1940, during World War II, France surrenders to Germany.

6. On June 21, 1973, In handing down the decision in Miller v. Calfiornia 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test, which now governs obscenity in U.S. law.

7. On June 21, 1982, John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

8. On June 21, 2003, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by JK Rowling, is published worldwide (in English).

9. On June 21, 2006, Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially christened Nix and Hydra.

10. On June 21, 1947, Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross (co-stars of Family Ties) were born. (IMO, I thought that was very interesting.)

11. On June 21, 1973, Juliette Lewis was born.

12. To is Go Skateboard Day. (Personally my oldest son would love this day!)

13. Today is the last day the Gemini sun sign in Astrology. Tomorrow starts the Cancer sun sign.

Have a great Thursday everyone!!

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Beach Blanket Bonanza

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Thursday Thirteen v. 2

Thirteen Things on my To Do List

1. Get laundry done for the 4 kids.
2. Go shopping for Quest for his week long Boy Scout camping trip to Mt. Shasta, and then pack him.
3. Must thank YellowRose for allowing others to use her Thursday Thirteen headers.
3. Plan meals for vacation time in just over 2 weeks.
4. Pay stupid car payment AGAIN. Will it ever end?
5. Take check to the bank so said car payment can be paid.
6. Find time to read my book "The Kept Woman" by Susan Donovan.
7. Go grocery shopping.
8. Buy Quest birthday card (oops) and Father's Day cards for Chris and the boys' dad from them.
9. Wear my two new pairs of really cute shoes I just received from Victoria Secrets. So excited!! Didn't expect the package until June 22nd.
10. Go to the gym for the first time in, I don't know, FOREVER, or start taking evening walks with Chris.
11. Keep motivated to come to work 2 more days (Thursday and Friday) and I'm almost done with Thursday :)
12. Take engagement ring in to get sized.
13. Think about what to cook for dinner.

Have a great Thursday everyone. Thanks for reading my blog.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Must be very quiet there is a fly on the ceiling!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Happy 12th Birthday Quest

Today is your birthday and I can not spend it with you because you are with our dad this weekend. But I can not wait to see you on Monday. 12 years ago I was laying in the hospital room, happy that I have had my second son. You scared me because the umbilical cord was wrapped around your neck and you weren't breathing for a few seconds after you were born. I was so worried about you. You stayed in neonatal intensive care for 2 days. Your brother was so excited to be the "big brother". And a big brother he became. He took his new job with a lot of pride and still does even though you get on his nerves. But just remember, you are only 2 years apart and you will be best friends later. Happy birthday Quest. I love you so very much!


Friday, June 8, 2007

Why don't people answer the question as you have asked it?

It truly amazes me that there are actually people still out there that are asked a question and don't actually answer the question. Okay, we all know I work in Commercial Real Estate and I am the accountant who just happens to do ALL the accounting and billing. I went back and forth with a colleague during the past two days as to why I was billing (based on a Net Lease Commission) for work done one way when it should CLEARLY be billed another (Lease says Gross Lease). Back and forth, round and round and then OMG, the light bulb finally came on over her lovely head. As I was reading my blogs this morning, my work email popped of from said girl and it said, "you are correct". What? What do you mean I was correct? I could have told you that from the get go. Maybe it was because I actually had to contain myself by making a photocopy of said document and circle multiple times (taking my aggression out with a Sharpie) the one word "GROSS" that indicates the billing should be my way not hers. Now I'm back to the waiting game because apparently all these leases should be "Net" leases. So my question to her yesterday was, "So are you going to redo the lease?" I guess I will have to be patient and wait and see what comes across next week, or maybe in 4 weeks. Just like another piece of paper I received from her today that actually took 4 WEEKS for me to get, actually 5 now that I'm thinking about it.

So please people, answer the question for what the question is being asked. Don't volunteer information that is not necessary, I really don't care to hear about it. That is why I've gotten away (at work) from asking how someone's evening or weekend was. I'm going to find out anyways, because they will not hesitate to tell.

Have a good weekend, must step off my soapbox and make one delivery, plan for a bday party tomorrow, and manage to wake up at the butt crack of dawn to attend Andrea's graduation tomorrow morning at 7:15 a.m. Yes, you read that right.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Love Thursday

In thinking about today's Love Thursday, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to tell my really good friend, Andrea, that I am so proud of her. Andrea is graduating Saturday, which also happens to be my middle son's 12th birthday, with a Bachelors of Science, Psychology. It has been an emotional roller coaster, one that I can relate to on so many levels. Way to go and Congratulations Andrea!!

I also need to send out a congratulations to another friend of mine, Shannan. This one definitely fits into the "Love" of Love Thursday. Shannan got engaged to her boyfriend Ken during the Memorial Day weekend. I'm so happy she has FINALLY found her true love. And best of all, her daughter really likes him too!! Congratulations Shannan, Ken and Lauren.

Happy Love Thursday to everyone!