Sunday, October 29, 2006

The most productive thing I did this weekend

I had fun carving my very first pumpkin. I drew the face, but the hair was free-hand. :)

Saturday, October 28, 2006

This is a test. I've been having problems with Eckman Ramblings. Maybe I don't do well at rambling.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Feudal Society?

While reviewing Andrea's history chapter today about the era of shoguns and samurais in Japan, I asked her, "What is a feudal society?," expecting an answer that explained the relationship between classes of people.

Hesitating only a moment, Andrea replied, "A society where people fight with everybody else."

Sam, this is why you need to keep studying vocabulary. :-)

Why Everyone Needs a Micah

(Jason works on computer)

Micah, approaching Jason: "Daddy, can I help you?"

Jason, distracted: "Help with what, bud?"

Micah, confidently climbing onto his lap: "I need to help you cuddle, Daddy."

Monday, October 23, 2006


Here are the requested photos.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Some fall pictures

I took these yesterday at the park near our place. Click on the picture to see a bigger version.

Friday, October 20, 2006

It's not personal, it'

I'm glad to see that the Colo-Colo fans didn't have anything personal against Boca players those many years ago. It's just a soccer thing.

Aint that the truth!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I got my bonus!

I had my performance review last week, and I was told I was getting the full bonus that I was told I was "eligible" for when I signed on to the project.
I got it today (with my paycheck)! I thought it was pretty fast, considering several people didn't think we get any bonuses until next year.
God's been good to us by providing this extra income which has been used already to pay towards credit cards. So, I'm not any richer, just less in debt. :)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

My Latest

Just wanted to let everyone know I'm still alive. The last couple of weekends I've had a bad migraine, especially this Sunday night. But I'm ok today.

My part time job as grad assistant is going ok. I'm starting to get the hang of who's in charge and who isn't. always a tough thing when you're at the bottom of the food chain :). Actually, it's more like figuring who's going to tell me what to do and who wants me to work on my own, since everyone's in charge :).

School is still fun, but hectic. My first set of classes are almost over, crazy though that seems. I'm finishing up assignments, and starting to study for a final. I have 3 classes, one with a big paper, one with an in class final, and one with a take home final. I'm not sure which one is worse. They all have their own finely nuanced levels of pain and suffering.

Kim is doing well, just a little stressed at work. She has to publish a book of lists of study abroad programs for IIE, the partner organization for her website. She went to home coming at her alma mater over the weekend, and apparently it snowed there right before she got there. So snow is being had all over the place. I'm hoping that means we're going to have a bad winter :).

Other than that, things are going well.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Classic Chris

We weren't going to make it for SS today, so when Chris called Jody, to let him know, Jody told Chris to dress warm because the furnace wasn't working.
Yes, he walked into church like that today. I made sure I walked in a couple minutes before he did. :)

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Some pictures from today

The fall folliage wasn't very "fally" we just took pictures of a lot of other stuff. :)


I just participated in an on-line chat with an Argentine home school group! That's a first.

Friday, October 13, 2006


It is spring in Argentina, but the inside of the school room is the same as ever. We have done American history and chemistry. Now we are in geometry, but it is not going as well as the other two subjects. I started crocheting a small afghan so as to keep me calm, cool and collected. I am making a lot of progress on it, which surprises me. I was calmer, cooler and more collected with chemistry and history, though. Not much else going on.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


These were taken at 8:30 this morning (which, by the way, is October 12th--hardly the start of fall, let alone winter!):

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Wisconsin Weather

Here's a reason for you to be thankful today: You're not living in Wisconsin where snow falls on October 11! Granted, it was only a flurry or two, and further granted, it melted as soon as it touched the ground. BUT IT WAS SNOW, NONETHELESS--ON OCTOBER ELEVENTH!!! What is up with that?

Sunday, October 08, 2006

I finally got a weekend!

I was able to get some much needed rest yesterday! And, Chris took me to Red Lobster for my birthday (just a week late). It was nice to not have to be at work and think about work.
Not sure what else to write about.
Our church has received a bid for the property (and a good bid, too, according to the pastor). So we might be selling the property sooner than later.
Chris is plugging away at seminary--still not decided what he's doing exactly after his MDiv, but he's leaning to staying at Calvary for his ThM if he needs a ThM for his PhD. Maybe I'll have to call him Dr. Sweety after he gets his PhD...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

You'll never believe what I made!

I made milanesas for supper last night. Aren't you proud of me, Liz? :-) I've never tried making them from scratch last night, but they turned out great. I made milanesas napolitanas, too. Kids loved them!

Other big news is that Elianna moved into a toddler bed. She didn't stay in her crib, anyway, so it's not going to make much difference. :-) It has Dora sheets, and how much more exciting can life be than to be in a BIG girl bed with DORA sheets?!?! Don't be jealous, now. We're supposed to rejoice with those that do rejoice.

Jason carpooled to the job site yesterday, then left his coat (with the keys in the pocket) at the job site when he carpooled back to where he'd left his car. Problem with that is that he was already cutting it close for church because of waiting for the carpool(I had his clothes in the car with me), so he ended up missing church altogether. It wouldn't have been as much of a problem if he wasn't teaching the Bible study on Wed. nights. :-/ He did not have a very good day yesterday.

No news on the church front. We'll keep everyone updated if anything happens.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

We're still alive

Hello! Thought I'd drop a post to let you know we're alive and well, although pretty tired. The weekend was very long, but we got through it. I can't wait to see my paycheck!
The cool news is that the two people that are involved in our project roll-out are involved in the Spain roll-out. They had mentioned before that I could possibly help with it next year, and told me this weekend that they want me to help with that. It's a lot smaller project than the one in the US for Draeger. It'll start in April and end in October of next year. If I do get to do this, then I would probably do a lot of travelling back and forth between those months. I'm pretty excited at the prospect. At this point, the next step is to get it cleared by my boss (who would need to pay for my travel expenses). I'm pretty sure he'll say yes, but you never know.
If I am over there for work, I'm sure Chris and I will try to work it out so we can spend some vacation time over there together. Sounds like fun, huh? :)