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9/21/09 - Halloween Costumes

Posted 09-21-2009 at 03:25 AM by jbarber8 (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)
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Can you guess from the photo what the boys have decided to be for Halloween?

Pirates!

This project should keep me busy for a few weeks. (Hopefully not more or Oct. will be more suspenseful than usual!)

Are you looking for a few fun October projects? Here are two we have decided to try.
  1. The Screaming Door Face on page 126 of the Sept. issue of All You magazine.
  2. Family Fun magazine has a
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9/16/09 - Big Boy Bed

Posted 09-16-2009 at 06:37 PM by jbarber8 (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)


My baby isn't a baby anymore.

Last weekend, we converted Jimmy's convertible crib to a toddler bed. The first night, he was fine. The second night, he fell out of bed twice. I told him, "Don't worry. It happens to me all the time!"

We worried that he'd keep getting up and would not stay in the bed, but he has pretty much stayed in his bed. We had to take him back to bed a couple...
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9/10/09 - No Time to Blog

Posted 09-10-2009 at 08:23 PM by jbarber8 (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)

I haven't been blogging much in the last month. I have a new job in Orlando that has added a 45 minute commute in each direction to my day. I don't have any time to play!

I am lucky to have a job, and fortunate to have found a new job so quickly after my old job cut everyone's salaries. I feel useful at PSS, I love the work, and the people are nice. We're extremely busy so I often work at night to keep up with my assignments. I just wish the office was located next door to where...
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8/20/09 - My Publix Trip

Posted 08-20-2009 at 09:29 AM by jbarber8 (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)


Jimmy got sick yesterday at school, so I rearranged my schedule to have today off and I'll be working Friday instead. So I had time to plan this trip to Publix, shop, and post to my blog (among other things like dishes & laundry that have been piling up while I'm working in Orlando).

2 Starbucks Ice Cream B1G1, $3.79
2 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt B1G1, $2.50
4 Shout Stain Spray, B1G1, $2.99 each
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8/19/09 - The Rocket Scientists at Microsoft

Posted 08-19-2009 at 05:32 PM by jbarber8 (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)

My new job is going fine, so far. I'm trying to figure out the new systems, responsibilities, and of course, the inevitable office politics. I'll be glad when I can work at home again, because I can usually avoid office politics. Also, I have no patience for commuting. It's taking me 45 minutes to get to work, and I spend most of that time irritated.

Guess what happened today??

Changing jobs entails updating all my Microsoft records to attach me and...
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