Tuesday, October 31, 2006

BOO! (I really titled this post BEFORE I read Beth's post)

Meet the rare 6 legged spider. Found only in the imagination of the crazy red-head at 1600 west they are a treat to look at and even better to eat. OKay well that's kinda of true. They didn't taste amazing, I'll admit. But then I'm not a fan of black licorice.

Here's the entire clan. They look happy don't they? In a crazy sort of way :)

Halloween tonight was a blast

Sarah was just too damn cute. This was the first time in the wig. Each time after (and there were many) it got a little funkier. But when you're three you can pull off a half-on hot pink wig :)

I wonder if I'll ever regret not spending a lot of time taking pictures of my kids in their costumes. Every year I plan on it. Every year I drag the camera to the party at daycare. And every year I end up with this picture. The excitement of it all just gets to me and I'd rather BE in the action than WATCH the action. So I'm left with these crappy pictures. Ah well....it is what it is.

They are pretty stinkin cute even if the picture bites!

I'm too busy

geez, again I'm back here after over a week complaining about being busy and neglecting this place. I'm no busier than anyone else, I realize. I just don't handle it well, anymore.

Here's a quick list of what I've been up to.

1. getting quote after quote on book printing.
2. completely changing the program the book is written in. So re-writing it.
3. Costume shopping.
4. Harvest Festival as Noah's school
5. Halloween Party at Sarah's school
6. Church meetings on Monday nights (again)
7. football game on Saturday morning
8. Pretty much freaking out because there's not way I'll make CHA Winter. So essentially the book deadline has been pushed back to I don't know when.
9. oh yeah, and my job job. The one that pays me. :)

Gotta run.

OH YEAH. and orange crack doesn't work y'all. The food coloring does 'something' to the mix and makes the sugar stuff isn't cement. I actually threw the batch out. :) I did make oreo spiders for Sarah's party. They were super cute. I hope to post a picture soon.


Friday, October 20, 2006

my time to share

So Maddy just posted about how funny her kids are and it reminded me of a funny thing Noah said yesterday.

We're driving down Ray Road heading home after carpool pick-up when I get pulled over. Yea, it was fun. Flashing lights, changing lanes, pulling off the road, all with two of my kids and two of someone else's children. Not my proudest moment.

So I stop. The cop stops behind me and gets out. He's walking up to me SO DAMN SLOWLY I wondered if he was ever going to make it. It didn't help that I had an important meeting about the book in 25 minutes or that I really had to pee. That might have made time go slower. So anyway, he's strolling up, checking out the inside of the van, looking for smuggled mexicans or bags of rock cocaine I'm sure. I mean I fit that profile. As he's walking noah asks, rather loudly, "Is he going to shoot us!?"

NO! HONEY, he's not going to shoot us.

Then, in an even more stellar moment, he tells me he pulled me over because my tags where expired. like back in MARCH! hahahahahaaa yeah, I'm a dumb ass. THEN (YES, there's a then) he asks for proof of insurance. Don't you know it, I can't find it. I knew I couldn't either because I was looking for it the other day for the windor repair nazi guy at the carwash who wanted to fix that little ding in my windshield. So I can't find it. He tells me to keep looking while he goes back to him car.

"is he going to get handcuffs mommy?" ugh... (okay I laughed at this one)

He's gone forever...tick tick tick tick...gotta pee...gonna be late for my meeting. I can't find the stupid insurance card. I'm a loser, I realize. Write me that damn ticket already so I can be on my way. sheesh.

THEN, (yes another then) after I've given up looking and put everything back in my purse Noah asks, "So what happens if you can't find it mommy, are you going to go to jail?" NO jail today honey, you're stuck with me.

Okay so maybe you had to be there, the pressure on my bladder made it all seem urgent and funny. And since you're not sitting on the side of the road anxious to use the bathroom with a child who's afraid his mommy is going to the big house it might not be as funny. But to me it was a crack up!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Blogger allowed me to post a picture. WOO HOO.

here's the little screen shot of the drawing that contains all my little book sketches. See each one of the TEENY TINY square? That's a page. This here represents the entire book (less chapter break pages - which ROCK!)

see? Told ya it was boring LOL

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

yeah, that was fun

well phooey, blogger isn't letting me upload an image. Probably is a sign as my photo was pretty boring. But I wanted to brag :) It was a screen shot of my AutoCAD drawing of all the book sketches. All 156 of them. It took F.O.R.E.V.E.R.

But they are done now. WOO HOOO!!!

super busy

Haven't forgotten about ya'll. Just haven't had two seconds to rub together.

Things with "the book" are moving forward fast. have some meetings set up for distribtution etc. It's getting scary now. Hopefully I'll be able to actually talk about specifics soon. But for right now I'm going to let it out officially (to all 5 of you who read this thing - which is silly cuz y'all know) that I am writing a book. There, I said it. NO TALK of what it's about yet though. Well beyond that it's a scrapbook-book.

Fishies are doing pretty good. Both nemos are in the clear. Dory is still kickin. I can't believe it to be honest. Her gills are looking good and I don't see any ick yet. So she just might make it (DOH I shouldn't have said that LOL) The starfish has bounced back. This totally surprises me. It's not going up the walls yet (which is what they reall like to do) but he's moving around throughout the tank. The cleaner shrimp has gone MIA. *shrug* have no idea what happened to him.

Kids are good. Noah's been home for a couple days for fall break. That's been nice. He's a good kid.

Sarah got a little haircut. I need to take a picture of it. It's cute - even though the back is crooked as hell. LOL I guess you get what you pay for. And for 9 bucks you get a crooked haircut. She's FINALLY getting this potty training thing. praise the lord! LOL

Kate's still...perfect little katie.

well, back to work :)

Friday, October 13, 2006

thank God

Thank God for Monsters, Inc. and oreos on this Friday night. Gave each kid an Oreo and put on Monsters...they were quiet.

it was magic.

fishy update

It's been 5 days since the food incident. The tank is pretty torn apart still but it's looking better. Both nemo's seem to be fairy well. I do believe they'll make it.

Dory is still alive. Pretty amazing if you ask me. This fish, Blue Hippo Tang, are really senstive and hard to keep. Her gills are burned but she doens't have ick yet (the disease that fish get when they are stressed) and she's eating well. I won't say that she'll make it, but as of last night she was alive.

The starfish is half dead. It started to fall apart (their legs literally fall apart when the die) on Monday. I moved it a couple times and it fought back and buried itself. I didn't see it for 3 days but could tell it had moved a couple times (they leave a star shape in the sand) Then last night I saw it again. Didn't move it, I figured I should let him be. I'm hoping he can weather this storm.

The cleaner shrimp is no where to be found. He's a good hider so it's possible he's alive. I did see him after all the rock got moved but that was on Monday. No evidence that he's dead so I'm thinking he's pissed that I destroyed his house. LOL

So that's my update. Boring to everyone else but me ;)

Monday, October 09, 2006

it's a good thing she's cute

We woke up this morning to Sarah, the increasingly mischievous 3 year old, standing over the small fish tank where she had just dumped a years worth of fish food. By noon, even with a massive water change, e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g in the tank was dead. Even the snails couldn't survive.

Peter came home at lunch with fresh, clean, cycled salt water for the necessary water changes. He also had in hand a bag containing a cute little dory. Bright blue and full of spunk, just like Dory's are. When Peter turned on the light on the big tank to float her he realized that Sarah, in fact, didn't pour the entire bottle into the small tank. :( ABout a third was sitting in the bottom of the big tank. This was not good.

I did a quick water change right then and Peter and I did another huge one tonight. The whole time Dory is trapped in her bag, floating atop of ever dropping water. We've done all we can do right now. At least the water is slightly less...green. ugh.

I know they're just fish but I get attached. I'm like that. Flushing them sucks. But even worse is not knowing if they are going to die. Like watching them being torched. We've been really good about not killing fish lately (mostly because we stopped buying them) and it sucks to be doing this death this again.

So wish us luck and pray for the remaining nemos, the new dory, the starfish and all the other little living things in our tank. they need all the prayers they can get. Or just pray that our little angel will leave the tanks alone :)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

basket races

For those you haven't seen our home we have this long hallway/foyer that connects the bedroom side of the house to the kitchen family room side. It's tiled and always been a favorite place for Noah, especially, to slide on with his socks on. It pretty much drives me crazy.

I'm not completely sure how they came up with the idea to add the laundry basket to the mix...maybe because just running didn't make me go quite bonkers enough. Maybe it wasn't so sinister and they just saw the basket there, calling them.

I suppose it doesn't matter. They figured out the plastic was perfect for sliding. So here they are in all their basket racing glory. When Noah pushed the girls they could get going pretty fast and the girls would just squeel with laughter. Noah insisted that he get pushed too, and Sarah, being the strongest little girl I know (quite literally to0 - this girl has her dad's freakish strength) would push him and Kate just about as fast.

I have to admit, it was pretty damn fun. :) But I'm pretty sure any authority I had (not that it was much) about not running through the house was lost when I started routing them on to go faster and look at the camera!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Just a little something

I've been bad about posting pictures...well posting in general. So I thought I'd just try to get some pictures of the kids up again.

Here's Kate. She's so damn stinkin cute. Man I love her!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


This is my update for this week.

My friend Shanna IS A HOOKER!

Bring it on bioooooootch Bring it on!!!!!!