Allow myself to introduce... myself


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

All I Want for Christmas

My DEAR Mother asked me to "start thinking" about what I want for Christmas this year. START thinking?! Oh Mommie, that's ALL I think about these days! And since I have nothing else to blog about, I thought I could share with all my dearest friends here...

  1. Treadmill
  2. Truckload of Partylite Winter Solstice scented candles of all sizes
  3. A trip to Tahiti
  4. An intelligent, funny, sexy man who does not drive a Hummer for pleasure purposes or wear hats made of straw, and would never DREAM of saying "Good Luck finding a man who loves your kids as much as I did" after he has cheated on me
  5. Enough snow to build a proper snow man, but not so much I can't safely get to work
  6. Someone to organize my sewing area, so I can make up for lost time
  7. That all my knitted presents fit everyone they're made for (without me having to fool with knitting a gauge swatch first)
  8. World Peace
  9. Hillary Clinton in the White House. NOW!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Please Forgive Me

It's a week later and there have still been no street performers. As my dear Mother has pointed out however, I have felt much more like dancing. Now, I have to confess that in this mood of merriment I happened to hear the Rocky Theme Song playing, and realized that for most of my life I've had no idea what the singers are saying in that song. I have harnessed the Power of Google, and much to my surprise what they actually say is MUCH (and I mean MUCH) different from what I'd always heard in my head. So for anyone else who has always wondered what they're saying, here it is for the taking:

DeEtta Little & Nelson Pigford - Gonna Fly Now (Theme From "Rocky)

Trying hard now, its so hard now, trying hard now..
Getting strong now, wont be long now, getting strong now..
Gonna fly now, flying high now, gonna fly, fly, fly.

This makes SO much more sense than what I thought, which was the much less appropriate "chinese whore town" repeated over and over again...


Thursday, October 11, 2007

What the Heck?

Just had to share my horoscope for the day, courtesy of my crazy friend Sara:

Leo (July 22 - August 22)

This is one of those days when you may be walking along, dear Leo, and all of a sudden there is a street performer on the sidewalk playing music. Suddenly your normal footwear turns into a pair of dancing shoes and you find yourself boogying down the rest of the road. It won't take much to get you groovin', and once you start, it may be hard for you to stop.

- Still no sign of any street performers -


Lavender and Codysaurus Rex

The kitties are settling in nicely and taking over the one room they feel comfortable claiming as their territory. For some reason they refuse to go past the doorway of the office, and I'm starting to wonder if they know something I don't know. Sitting here now I watched them both run at a full gallop toward the door and then both stop right at the threshold. They looked out into the hallway for a second and then turned around and ran back in to their kingdom of the office. Now I'm wondering if I should move my bed in here too...?The kitties taking over the office chair...

And now I PROMISE my next blog post will have some exciting pictures of material, for I am going to be embarking on a new project for the first time in a zillion months! A very easy no frills quilt project will be just what the doctor ordered. And wait 'til you see the colors we've picked!

I'm grateful for distractions, Krispity Krunchity, kittens, family, and great kids ("Mom, getting these kittens was the best idea ever!").


Sunday, October 7, 2007

She's Baaaaaack

I finally uploaded some pictures from the borrowed camera into the computer today, and shocked myself at how much time had passed since I'd written about anything fun here. I missed out on showing you all my new office, complete with fresh flowers I bought for myself...
Gone was the trip to the aquarium on my birthday in August when we had a behind-the-scenes tour from Sarah and saw our very first squid dissection...
And the freezer where they keep the fish food...

the first day of school...

the trip to the fair in September where Travis won at the only game he played, and then had to carry a five foot tall frog through the fairgrounds...

And Sol's first go at being on a soccer team...

And that about catches us up to this weekend, and the new family members. Not one, but TWO cute, cuddly, and rambunctious kittens. A surprise for the kiddos that I don't think they really believed until they'd stayed a full night in the house. These two cuties were found abandoned in an apartment with their emaciated mama and no food or water. The kids have named them Cody (Rex) and Lavender.
And so Fall begins, and we start seeing our family take a new shape. But just so you know... I'm still a DOG person...

I am grateful for new beginnings, great friends, fall colors, hope for the future, playful kittens, and wonderfully amazing kids.