Friday, December 18, 2009

One for 2009

My poor little abandoned blog. I feel bad for letting it sit here all by its lonesome, but between school and facebook and everything else. Well, you know.

Miss you little blog.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


First look at Brigitte. Um, gorgeous.

Second, check out the Charley Harper collection at Old Navy. We already have a memory game and the kids love to play, but I think mommy would enjoy playing so much more if we had this set.

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Life Sucks

But not this. I miss this. This was when life was good.
Big Sky
This morning I finally started uploading some pics from Florida to flickr. Yeah, that was back in July. Don't really have the time to be doing it, I should be studying. See, that is how my weekends always go. If I'm not studying I'm thinking I should be. So nothing is really enjoyed.
I'm at the stage right now where I want to quit. This shit is fucking relentless and I need a break. Of course I'm not going to quit. I've already put too much time into it anyway (almost 3 months, though it feels like years.)
My kids are ignored, my house is ignored, my husband is exhausted because he's working nights and taking care of kids during the day. I have breakdowns on a weekly basis now. Yep, fun stuff.
I'm feeling sorry for myself, but it's my own fault. Should of gone to school and had a career before I had kids. But not me, I like the hard way. I'm such a dumb ass.


Sunday, September 28, 2008


My sister and my daughter.
Beautiful girls.
Growing up.


Olivia also let me know yesterday that she will be able to vote in the next presidential election.
Say what?


Monday, September 22, 2008


The Usual Suspects


Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's been a week of birthdays...

Jim kicked it off on Monday
Baby Jim
Grandma and Dad took the Saturday spot
Grandma Martha
My Dad: Age 2
And my little Bill has Sunday covered
Pretty Baby Boy

Happy Birthday! Love you all.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Oh no she didn't

Me: Ruby, put the cat down! He is sick of you picking him up!

Ruby: You're bossy.

Me: No, I'm your mom.

Ruby: You're bossy a little bit.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Me: Here are the directions for your happy meal toy.

Ruby: Those aren't the directions, those are the instructions.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Has anything ever made you laugh and cry at the same time?


Sunday, August 24, 2008

What's up

Things sure have changed around here, it's more of a hectic pace. School has started and it's kicking my ass. Lots of homework and studying and not much time for anything else.
Billy and Olivia started school last week. Olivia is loving high school and I think Billy loves school too, I just don't know if school loves him. I had a super short talk with his teacher in carpool line and she seemed a little exasperated. He had his autism testing done last week and we find out the results on Sept 5th. Something tells me I'm going to have to do battle with the school district. If need be I'll show them the true meaning of "no child left behind".
Our tomato plants have been supplying us with lots of tomatoes that taste the way nature intended. This winter I will have a hard time going back to those hard, white, un-ripe, injected with dye monstrosities that they pass off as tomatoes at the grocery store. I have no idea why I haven't grown my own before now, but I will tell you one thing, I will be doing it every summer from now on. Gardening is in my blood anyhow, my aunt and dad do it, my grandparents did it, my great-grandparents did it and so on and so on. One of my dream lives is to live on a farm (this farm can be no farther than an hour from a Target or an Indian restaurant) and have a garden and do canning and also be an animal rescue where people can bring stray animals. I plan on planting more than just tomatoes next year. I'm thinking some squash and zucchini, and melons would be yummy too. We'll have to see though, the sunny spots in my backyard aren't very big.
Hey, did I tell you I quit smoking? It's been three months. I love it and will never go back.
Wow, I sure have written a lot. (Did you know that a lot is two words? It is. And my 8th grade teacher Mrs. Krna made sure that fact was hammered into our brains. She did a good job because I never write those words without thinking about her.) I was going to post some pictures but since I always do pics I think I'll just leave it with words this time.
Anyway, I need to go study while the house is still quiet this morning.
See ya later blog.

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Saturday, August 02, 2008

This is the good stuff


Only two things that money can't buy...
that's true love and homegrown tomatoes.

-Guy Clark


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Move over Spiderman

The Dark Knight series may be taking the title of best super hero movies. Their styles are different, as are their stories. Of course, the new Batman movies are more adult. But more than that, they are dark, more depressing. A perfect match for darker times.
Heath Ledger's performance will blow your mind. Oscar worthy, no doubt. The only problem I can see is that it was a tad long and a lot of info was stuffed into its 3 hour running time. I feel like I missed a few things. But oh well, I look forward to renting the dvd so I can soak in more of the details.

One more reason I'm liking Batman more than Spidey....

Need I say More?

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Happy Birthday yaya

Olivia and me-1994
I remember feeling unprepared when you were born. I even had an epiphany when you were about 2 weeks old..."it's like babysitting, but the parents are never coming home!" Yeah, that was a little scary. But I think we've got our groove on with this mother-daughter thing, I'd even venture to say it's fun. Hope you feel the same. Love you baby.

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Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th

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The design of these propaganda posters is amazing. If you want to see more go here.