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Saturday, March 04, 2006

good news and bad news


well, let's just put it this way...the good news is great and the bad news isn't really all that bad.

son, Danny who graduates this year went to a pre-season track meet today and qualified for state in the javelin and the 200meter. Yay! And to make it a really nice day for him, while he was at the track meet, we received a letter in the mail from UNM to notify us that he received a UNM Scholars award of almost $5K, which he will be awarded every year as long as he keeps a 3.0 grade average. His average at high school is 3.8. I don't usually brag publicly about my kids, but had to just this once :o) So, he's says he's much to tired from the track meet to be excited about the award...

If he knew I was putting pics of him on my blog, I'd be dead meat, so don't tell ;o)

Oh, and the bad news is, is that after 6+ years, the ole pasta machine may have to be taken apart and cleaned. The younger boy says he will tackle it as long as I forgive a $20 debt. I said..."deal, as long as it works right after you fix it." I'll let you know how he does *g*

That's my news for today, hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

10 comments:

Kathi said...

oh no....not the old faithful PM *g*. good for you.....make him work to forgive the debt.

congrars to the exhausted older boy who is drop dead georgeous btw. looks like you also make beautiful human beans too and not just beautiful swirlies :)

Barb aka rubarb said...

Well, all the parts are in a grocery bag right now :o(

Had to go buy the Amaco at Michaels' with the 40% off. I'll bid on a couple today prolly...

I think I'm too lazy to try to put it back together myself. DH says he will try, but he's pretty busy.

Hehe...thanks Kath for saying that about Dan (and the beads ;o)...I think he's pretty gorgeous too. He's got a good chin :o)

Kathi said...

ruh roe.....in da bag? Send it to me...I have taken em apart and put em back together again....I should be able to do the same with yours. Unless, that is....you killed it the way Jana killed hers at Klew's camp. it was DOA when I got it *g* Is it an atlas? Anyway...I can do it iffn ya want. lemme know

Fae said...

Wow Barb, we are in the same boat. I have a pasta machine that I used 10 years ago... and it's never been cleaned! Of course it's not gotten constant use all this time... so I'm probably only technically 5 years into filthy usage. ;)

And kathi is right, he's a goodlooking young man! Even looking straight up his nostrils like that. hee hee

Barb aka rubarb said...

Well, I guess it's possible I *did* kill it...DH put it back together last night. I can roll clay through it, but it's leaving ripples in the clay and no matter how much I clean the rollers, clay still sticks to them a little bit. The Amaco is an absolute piece of sh**...I'm returning it. I appreciate the offer Kath...I guess I have to spring for a new one now :o( I'm so cheap! *g*

Barb aka rubarb said...

Yup, I use mine pretty much every day, so I think it's definitely been a good machine. I forgot to tell Kath that it is an Imperia...which someone told me is a Marcato...which means it's an Atlas...I think... ;o) What brand is yours Fae?

Kathi said...

aha...the ripple syndrome....which means the rollers are unevenly rolling. send it to me gf. I will fix it (I think) and if I do...you have old faithful back and a new one...what the heck more do ya want? I tried the ammaco one once....and that was one time too many. they are total POS's those some folks swear buy them. Hard to like them after being spoiled by an atlas/imperia/ marcato.

Barb aka rubarb said...

Tells ya what...when you and Karen come through burque on your roadtrip(s)...I'll let you work your magic on it ;o)

Kathi said...

ok...it's a deal. Course that is a good way to get us to cruise to there aint it?

Fae said...

Mine's an Imperia, too! My "good" one that is. I do have one of those cheapo Amaco machines, but that's for the kids to use. I need another good one though, so I have one for darks and one for lights. hee.