Saturday, December 24, 2011
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
OH, and if her primary teeth where the 2 empty spaces are... if they don't fall out then she wont need the implants... here's for hoping eh?
Thursday, April 01, 2010
His Daddy is Chivas, my black nigerian dwarf. That is why he is so tiny. That is a 12" ruler Cody is holding.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
I put the question out there on facebook, twitter and on our 40/29 weather blog. Everyone agreed it was a good question but no one knew the answer. The weather people at 40/29 told me I would need to ask a Hydrologist. So I search online for a hydrologist here in Arkansas and came up with a name in LR with the National Weather Service, but no email for him. So I emailed the head person and if they could forward it on... and they did. I received a reply email from Tabitha Clarke, The "Senior Service Hydrologist here at the National Weather Service in Little Rock" How cool is that??
and here is what she had to say about Cody's question.
My name is Tabitha Clarke. I am the new Senior Service Hydrologist here at the National Weather Service in Little Rock and would be glad to help you.
First of all, I think it's great that your son is asking questions at his age and very technical questions at that! Water is such an interesting thing. It is so vital for life and in the same instant...it can harm life. This is why we take such a great interest in it. We do look at stream flow, which is where I think his question stems. Streamflow is generated by all sorts of complicated equations, but it basically takes into consideration things like gravity and stream gradient.
Now, I took this question to mean 2 different things. I'm thinking there's a chance he may be referring to movement while he's in the water compared to watching it from the bank? The best way I could think to describe this is if he's in an airplane looking at another airplane traveling at the same speed it would not look like it was moving. Just like if you're floating in the water...the water does not seem to be moving if you turn and look directly at it, because it's moving with you. But, if your standing still on the bank you can plainly see the water moving. It's all relative to your perspective.
But as far as water movement, water is moving at differing speeds all through the column. Generally, it is slower near the banks and along the bottom due to friction and fastest somewhere between mid depth and the surface. Then, there are swirls, eddies, ect. These are generated partly by whatever object is underneath the water. All-in-all, it's a simple question without a real simple answer.
On another interesting note...and something that might interest a boy, is that dirt is a key factor in all of this! If there were no particles in the rivers/streams (such as sand, silt, pollutants), we would not be able to see the current.
Well, I hope I've been of 'some' help. I am a new parent and am excited for my son to get to the questioning stage. I think it's wonderful that you take such an interest in following up his questions. Best of luck to Cody!
-Senior Service Hydrologist-
PS If he continues to show an interest in rivers, you can direct him to our rivers/lakes page. From our website, http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lzk/ click on rivers/lakes on the left hand side. You can then click on any of those points along the rivers to see a hydrograph. Lots of fun information there!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Abigail will be the Cheshire Cat~ with this cute headband and tail. Then I'll make a stripped tutu to go with it and some light pink tights underneath. I'll either make her some legwarmers out of pink stripped socks or just buy the stripped legwarmers (see below) Im not sure about her top, maybe a leotard... then top it off with a pair of converse high tops.
Matthew is going to be the White Rabbit~ I'm going to get this hat and maybe the clock.. he can probably make the clock himself. we'll see. Then make him a funky vest, bow tie and pick up a jacket from the thrift store and add to it, then make some pants.
Cody will be the Mad Hatter~ we are buying the hat. I will make the vest, bow tie and the pants. Pick up jacket from thrift store and mad hatter it out.
This is why I start now... cause it'll be here before I know it.
Friday, January 29, 2010
You may have to keep your same frame for a year or two, but you can always change out your ficklets.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I made kaitlens time line in case there is someone out there looking for one. This went from Dec 14th 2009 to Dec 24th, 2009.
Monday, December 21, 2009
They all just finished watching Night at the museum II.
Thank you Krim and Lo. Well and Sully, because i'm sure he had a paw in it somewhere :)
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
She slept most of the day on Thurs, Wednesday really wore her out. So, Friday was her class party. (yay) She was so excited to go see her friends and the teachers.
Today wasn't a good day. She was in pain and her pain meds were making her vomit pretty bad. So I had Ben call the peds office to change her pain med. The meds she wanted to change them to she couldn't because it couldnt be called in over the phone it had to be a written Rx. So she is still on the Codeine, but they also added Zofran so she doesn't throw up. So finally this afternoon she got the Zofran dose and about an hour later she ate a couple bites of oatmeal and about 20 minutes after that I gave her a 1/4 does of pain meds and 30 minutes later the world was right. She didn't get sick, she actually ate dinner, and since her pain was under control she could walk. Such a relief that she is feeling better. Now I have to keep her from getting up and walking, lol. The Dr wants to see her in the office on Monday and recheck her kidneys and see how she is doing by then. It generally takes a week, but this Dr on the phone said it can sometimes take 2 weeks. Monday will be a week, we are hoping that she's better by then.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
She's not asking for any pain medicine right now which is good because I don't think she could hold it down. It's been 8 hours since her last dose? :( I feel so bad for her. We were going to take her to her party at school on Friday and during her last throwing up episode she said she doesn't want to go to her party. I just hope she's feeling better soon.
Monday, December 14, 2009
We get to the Dr (even debated the ER, they are right by each other) We were fitted in with in an hour.
As soon as the Dr walked in Kaitlen asked him,"Do you know what this is?" shaking her hands at her legs..... He said, yes I do. My Granddaughter had the same thing a couple months back. (Right then and there i felt SOOOO Much better)
By the time we got to the Drs she could no longer stand or walk because of the pain. :( He has given her codine for the pain. It's only going to get worse and he says by the time shes done with it she'll look like someone beat her with a rubber hose.
He tested her urine to make sure there was no blood from her kidneys and their wasn't. He says we can come back as often as we want just to ease our worry. I hope her tummy doesnt hurt to bad when that starts :(.
I have never heard of this and so far no one I know has ever seen this. Now, I'll see it all over the place, lol.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Officers Ronald Owens, 37
Tina Griswold, 40
Greg Richards, 42
I never dreamed it would be me
"In the line of duty" I hear them say
The badge no longer on my chest
I never dreamed it would be me
by Sgt. George Hahn, LAPD (Retired)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
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Saturday, November 07, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
I called my mom crying, expecting her to make it all better. Moms can do that you know.
Went on the 13th to donate blood only to find out it was a 4 hour wait and Cody needed to eat dinner soon, so I had to go back a different day.
Remember thinking the hospitals are waiting for the injured, but no ambulances are showing up with them.
flier after flier of the missing loved ones. Moms, Dads, Sisters, Brothers, Sons, Daughters, Husbands, and wives. Gone.
Hero's, so many hero's. Humans loving humans.
Monday, September 07, 2009
Here is one of our roosters hanging with Dinner. Remember the chicks we got. Only 2 of the Rhode Island Reds ended up being hens. The rest were roosters. This guy was a late bloomer, I had actually thought he was a hen because the other roosters were VERY obviously roosters, him... not so much. Surprisingly I did not name the chickens. The Bantams are doing good, small, not really what i needed. They are pretty, but I want hardy egg layers.