Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ten On Tuesday: Scare Factors

Today's Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things that Scare You/Freak You Out
(The above link takes you to the Ten On Tuesday site to see more participants or to join in....)

In perfectly random order:
  1. Snakes (of any kind....although I did get up the nerve to hold one at a 4-H show several years ago....it was still freaky)
  2. Spiders/Creepy Crawlies
  3. Hitchhikers (is it just me or is it a requirement for hitchhikers to be freaky looking....I mean, I realize they may be down on their luck, but in those giant sized duffel bags they carry, don't they have any kind of grooming tools at all? Not that I'd pick'm up anyways...nothin personal, they just scare me)
  4. Scary movies (yes, it is kind of the point of a scary movie...to scare you...but I don't like them anyways....they all are so predictable. Duh, she's going to walk down that dark hallway by herself, knowing there's somebody back there, duh, he's going to try to be brave and run outside to fight the monsters....ugh)
  5. Glowing eyes
  6. The current pitiful economy
  7. Sharks
  8. House fires
  9. Nightmares (that's a given)
  10. The possibility of running into one of our kids biological units out in town...or worse, running into them when our kids are with us....if that don't make you want to move far away, I don't know what would!

Okay...so there's ten....got much to do today, so must go away now. Thanks for dropping by!


Everlasting Love

This was one of the power verses in today's devotional at Proverbs 31 Ministries. Just thought I'd share...it's an awesome verse.

Jeremiah 31:3 (KJV)
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

Have a great day!

Monday, September 29, 2008


BUT, I think I still like it.

Anywho, I went ahead and updated the decor on a couple of the blogs I typically neglect and I even posted on the private blog today (since it's almost been a YEAR since I posted there...eek....guess I just haven't felt like airing any dirty laundry lately...or haven't had any dirty laundry to air....LOL...something like that.)

It ended up being like 2am when I went to bed this morning....OW.

Funny, cuz I woke up this morning at 7:15 when Munchkin came and got in the bed with me....
The rules are, be still and quiet, or else stay in your room and be quiet until mommy gets up, so I reminded her of the rules of engagement (not that we don't go over it every morning) and fell back asleep. I woke up a little bit later when the cat meowed. Then it meowed again. And I guess K-man must have been laying awake and quiet in his bed, too (love that boy), b/c the next thing I heard in my semi-conscious state was "SHHHHHHHHH" coming from K-man's room. Unfortunately, the cat listens like the kids....cuz not two seconds later....."MEEEEOOOWRRRRR" and this time I hear two very loudly whispered "SHHHHHHHH"s. I thought....hum. If I wasn't asleep, I'd have to laugh right now. But then the cat hopped up on the bed and laid down on top of me and started purring and Munchkin went back to her room and laid in bed and read a book, so I fell back asleep for another 20 minutes or so. I love it when my kids are kind enough to let me sleep. And I made sure to tell Munchkin that when I got up and found her in her room reading this morning.

Anywho, I'm seriously tempted to take a nap right about now, but I guess I should get up and get something done. *sigh*

So...instead of sitting here blogging, I'm going to go away.


Late Night

Well, in case you haven't noticed, every time I'm on here this late, there seems to be a blog redesign happening.....and tonight is no exception.

I think I like it, but I'll find out in the morning. LOL. I just needed something for "fall" since all my friends (ahem, Casey) keep putting me in the autumn-y (is that a word?) spirit....hehehe.

I'm extremely tired, so anything I say must be excused....in order for there not to be a lot to be excused, I'm just going to quickly say that "Pitiful" has returned from whence he/she went....I know this from the hissing and gurgling that my cats were making at the back door earlier tonight. LOL. My luck, this dude is probably a girl and she's probably going off to get knocked up so I can have the opportunity to try to get rid of 1 stray and 6 kittens because I'm not cruel and heartless enough to take them to the pound....LOL. Anywho, the kids will be happy. Strange how quickly we can become a "fam-wee"......

Well, I REALLY need to go to bed....(as you can see by the post time....eek...) so.....


Sunday, September 28, 2008


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"Piiiiiiitifulllll....here kitty. Pitiful? Where are you, Pitiful??? Don't leave, Pitiful, we a fam-wee!! Don't go!!!!" -Munchkin (9.28.08)

>>Side note<<
Pitiful is what we took to calling the stray cat that has been hanging around the house for the last week....I felt bad for it, b/c it was nothing but bones and hung out on our porch meowing for several days (really, Pathetic would have been more appropriate for a name), so after about 3 days, I gave in and fed it. I also put it on Freecycle in hopes that someone will want it so I wouldn't have to take it to the pound. So far no takers....it's a really pretty cat though, and friendly....nobody seems to know whose it is. And as of this morning, (in case you couldn't tell by the quote) it wasn't on our front porch. Oh well. LOL. It just cracked me up though, when the kids were calling for it...."we a fam-wee" hahahaha

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Writer's Block

Something seems to happen to me on Thursday and Fridays....I'm not really any busier, I just seem to not feel like blogging. But hey, at least I'm back before Monday this time....

I totally missed my milestone 700 posts....this is post 702. I'm not going to do 700 things about me anyways, so I guess it doesn't really matter.

Tonight's mood: Eh, and nothing really to say about feeling "Eh" but feeling like posting something anyways.

Guess I'm gonna have to start figure out some kind of writing prompt or something for those blocked days. *sigh*

In the meantime...I'm going away now....I'm alive, today thats enough.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ya Know That Point?

The one that I referred to in my last post, where I elaborated on the temperaments?

Well, here it is.

You know how I said my darling hubby is definitely Choleric, well....perhaps an excellent example *COULD BE* something like this.......

HYPOTHETICALLY, if you were in a car with KC and he was driving.....and you came upon a sign like this.....

This is the temperament that will say, "There's no detour signs, so we'll just keep going."

This is also the temperament that will say, "Where's your sense of adventure, babe? Don't worry," when you keep going and find a roadblock and a sign like this:

Now the Melancholy temperament (that would be me....the little follow the rules chick) would say something like this: "Um, we are 'thru traffic' and that sign says 'NO thru traffic' so maybe we should turn around."

But that wouldn't be something a Choleric would be concerned about. Roadblock in the way, oh, no problem...we'll find a way through.

My husband. The risk-taker. Me? Not so much.

And so what *hypothetically* would happen next? Well, let me just illustrate for you:

And as this is such a classic example of the C Temperament, naturally he would be successful, although his M Temperament wife would sit in the passenger seat worrying the whole time: first that we would get stuck and then -- as the car wove it's way through the active construction zone (aka obstacle course) -- if we would get in trouble for it.

So basically, he exhibited two of those traits of a Choleric temperament that were listed in the last post: Not afraid of obstacles and tends to drive right through or over problems and most likely to succeed when others would give up.

Like I said....hypothetically speaking, of course.

Hypothetically speaking, I would recommend avoiding travel on Hwy 27 in Indiana.

I'm Feeling...Melancholy

A little earlier, I referenced a lesson KC taught at church on temperaments. I said then, that KC was Choleric and I was Melancholy. I thought I'd elaborate a little.

This is the brief version, kind of an overview of his lesson in addition to info gleaned from a quick internet search, if you want more info, there is a wealth to be found just by googling it. And if you're REALLY interested, here's a quiz for it...haha

Temperament: the artist's canvas. It's the basic beginning to the piece of art that is you. Varies somewhat from person to person, based on temperament blend and our individual personality development.

Personality: the paint on the canvas. Just like art can vary in style, two people with the same temperament can have two very different personalities. Many factors affect personality, some are: education, birth order, siblings or lack of siblings, relationships, among others.

Understanding temperaments - our own and others - better equips us to handle interpersonal relationships more successfully. Studying your own temperament helps you understand your strengths and weaknesses and why you do or feel certain things. Understanding another's temperament can help you adapt your communication to theirs or, at the least, understand why you have problems with them.

I think it started with Hippocrates, but even modern psychologists find that people can be grouped into four basic types of personality: Choleric, Sanguine, Phlegmatic, Melancholy

Choleric: (Extrovert/Outgoing)
  • Most forceful and active of the four types
  • Strong-willed, independent, and opinionated
  • Most practical and makes sound, quick decisions
  • Not afraid of obstacles and tends to drive right through or over problems
  • Natural leader
  • Easily angered and does not display compassion easily
  • Quick to recognize opportunities and quick to capitalize on them
  • Irritated by details and must delegate those to others
  • Most likely to succeed when others would give up
  • Impatient - This temperament is the horn honker and door slammer
  • Goal/Task oriented

Sanguine: (Super-extrovert/very outgoing)
  • Naturally receptive
  • Outgoing
  • Natural salesman, always talking
  • Most comfortable around people and doesn't like being alone
  • Cheery/happy
  • Lack of discipline which shows up in different ways - including "messy lifestyle" or overeating
  • Most emotional of the temperaments and can burst into tears or a rage without warning
  • Emotionally inconsistent, which can affect other areas of his life

Phlegmatic: (Super Introvert/Very Shy)
  • Easygoing, calm, and steady, not easily disturbed
  • The easiest temperament type to get along with
  • Prefers to remain an observer, tends to gravitate away from activities
  • Dependable
  • Organized
  • Never volunteer, but make good leaders
  • Appears to lack drive and ambition, sometimes seems lazy
  • Self protective
  • Can be very stubborn, although the trait hides under his easy-going ways
  • The most fearful of temperaments

Melancholy (Introvert/Shy)
  • Conscientious
  • Naturally analytical and a perfectionist
  • The most moody of the types and ranges from highly "up" to "gloomy and depressed"
  • Doesn't make friends easily
  • Most dependable due to perfectionist tendencies
  • Analytical ability allows an accurate diagnosis of obstacles and problems, but makes changes difficult
  • Prefers the status quo and may seem overly pessimistic
  • Tend to become doctors, scientists, or artists
  • Can be critical and negative
  • Indecisive
  • Has difficulty giving praise and approval because they cannot bring themselves to say something that is not 100% true
  • Self-critical, easily offended
  • Tends to be "all or nothing"; everything must be black or white and no shades of gray
  • Most likely to be intolerant, legalistic, and rigid

Sometimes people can fall into more than one category, but one type will be the dominant type and the other, secondary.

Training, lifestyle, upbringing and other circumstances can also vary the traits exhibited in different people.

And just for the record, you know that quiz I linked earlier? Here's my results:

gURL.comI took the "the temperment type" quiz on gURL.com
I am...

According to Galen's ancient theory of temperaments, people with melancholic temperaments are often perfectionists, and are analytically oriented. They are said to be sensitive and loving, but may also be hard to please because of their high standards. Read more...

What's your temperment?

And I had already pegged myself as this before I even took the test! HAH.

I have a point to this whole post, but I'm going to end here and just reference this post later when I get around to writing the point. *grin*


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ten on Tuesday: Summer Summary

10 Great Things That Happened This Summer (either personal things or in general)

(The above link takes you to the Ten On Tuesday site to see more participants or to join in....)

  1. Dropped about 10 pounds....it wasn't really intentional, probably stress related, but my clothes are comfortable again and I was getting a little antsy about being so close to 150 on the scale, so you won't hear me complaining! I'm tall and the weight wasn't obvious, but I was feeling it and now I'm happy to be NOT. LOL
  2. Visited Grandma in NY with my family.
  3. Got to go on vacation to the beach with several of our friends. Usually it's just us...
  4. Scrapbook Convention....loved that.
  5. Discovered the magic of a flat-iron = much reduced frizz factor.
  6. Kings Island with my honey.
  7. The weekend trip in general since it was very relaxing to go away....I'm noticing a trend toward travel here....LOL.
  8. Munchkin learned how to write some of her letters.
  9. K-man started being interested in potty training...although he's nowhere near big boy underwear yet. UGH.
  10. Had a decent profit on a shortlived yardsale....and speaking of that yardsale, I need to get all the stuff that I had left back into another yardsale. And hopefully it will last longer and won't get rained on, so I can actually GET RID OF IT. LOL!
Okay, I really couldn't think of anything generally good that happened this summer. I mean, hello, look at the economy and gas prices and shortages, wars.....it's not a beautiful world these days, but being that I am such a "POSITIVE" person (not really, but I do try), I find it much easier to find positive things in my personal life as opposed to the world in general.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Great Cake Adventures....and other things I've been doing besides blogging

Wow. How did it get to be Monday again. So much for blogging every day for a week. Guess I'll try again this week. LOL.

Last week....vacation just got in the way...of everything. Haha....not that I'm complaining, cuz it was really nice to get away by ourselves. First time we've taken a trip since we had kids....man alive, the packing was SOOO simple. Hahaha. Not anything like a trip with toddlers when you have to be prepared for anything and everything. *grin*

Anywho, speaking of toddlers, one of them has a birthday next week and because of schedule conflicts....everyone's gonna be out of town next weekend...we decided to have his party tonight.

I spent all day trying to get everything ready, and everything went pretty smoothly....got the last bit of things I needed to do the cake and got home, baked the cake, figured out how I was going to set it up, got it iced, etc. Then it happened. I had bought a tube of icing, knowing I had decorator tips at home. So I go to get the decorator tips out and try to screw it on the tube of icing....no can do. It's the exact same size as the tube tip and will not even come close to screwing over it.

Well. There's more than one use for electrical tape that just happened to be lying on my counter.... Yep, you guessed it.
I taped those two together and iced on....

What can I say...I'm a genius!

Cake in progress

The final product

The awestruck K-man, who stood in this position gazing at it for the longest time...

And then on to the other things I've been doing besides blogging. LOL.

Let's see....we drove up to Cincinnati to Kings Island:

The coasters here were almost enough to make me quit riding coasters...even the steel ones were so jerky they made us sore. However, after the cheezy bumper cars, I quickly decided I'd take sore and thrilling. HAHA. We did find a gem in the Flight of Fear....indoor coaster. It was in this building and it didn't look like a big building and we thought it was some kind of 3D Virtual Reality ride, but we went in and there were coaster cars. So we got in...still expecting some easy ride, and when it started, it shot you out of the station at like 80 mph and into this dark tunnel. TOTALLY unexpected. And then what was even more nuts was that the whole thing was like being in this tunnel that never ended...you could see a little bit of light on the tracks as you were going around every now and then, but it was mostly darkness. And it was probably the smoothest ride there. FUN.
Overall, it was a good visit, but I'm glad we got in for $15 and not $45 or whatever that the regular day rates were. There were NO lines and even though we had tickets for 5-10pm, we were finished all we had the energy to ride by 8pm.

That tall thing was our other favorite ride: Kings Island Drop Tower....275ft in the air and it rotated all the way around all the way up....so fun...
The above picture was taken from the top of this replica of the Eiffel Tower (in the next picture) which was like 295 ft....so yeah, when we were at the top of the drop tower and it dropped us, we were very nearly dropping from the height at which we took the picture of it. I'm not positive, but I'm PRETTY sure, it's quite a bit higher than Carowinds Drop Zone. It felt like we were never going to stop falling.

Then from there, drove into Indiana to go to our friend's wedding.

Indiana: Miles and miles of "children of the corn" scenes.....

Our friend's wedding:

Isn't the tree lovely? LOL. This was the view from where we were sitting....but it's probably a good thing we were sitting in the back....since we (and the folks with us) kept finding things humorous and spent a good part of the ceremony hiding our laughter. Not that the ceremony was funny, mind you, it was beautiful, ya just gotta understand, the NC clowns on the back row had a very unique view of things. Which was why we had to keep hiding our smiles....from the "sunrise" to the "sunset" (LOL!!!)

Visiting at the reception

Mr. & Mrs.

I was bad and didn't get my camera out any other time during the reception. Oh well.

That was pretty much the gist of our weekend....9 hours of driving and few fun things and then another 9 hours. I took my computer, but didn't have net access 2 nights and didn't feel like trying to figure out how to get it....I also took G's pictures but didn't get a chance to edit any of those either. On my to-do list. Along with a million an one other things. *SIGH* I will SO GET TO IT.

But for tonight, I'm gonna call it a night before it becomes morning and go get some sleep.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Haven't blogged yet and KC is ready for bed and already closed his computer. Must hurry or else I'll lose out on any hope of getting a post every day this week. Haha.

Anywho, can't really say a whole lot tonight cuz it's late and I'm sleepy myself, but I have to say I enjoyed the lesson on the temperaments at church tonight. I am MOST definitely Melancholy and I most definitely married a Choleric. These days, I'm having to spend a lot of time praying cuz it seems like I've had to battle every one of the weaknesses lately. *sigh* I'm talking about the weaknesses in myself, not that I'm battling HIS weaknesses...hahah, although sometimes I do a bit of that, too! LOL. It's okay though, cuz he puts up with all mine. *GRIN*

Tomorrow I have errands to run and a delivery of miniature humans to make and then it's just me and KC for a child-free weekend. Yeehaw for us. Decided to take full advantage of our time and go shopping (well, WINDOW-shopping would probably be more accurate), hit a theme park for some coaster thrills, have a wedding to go to.....you know. Nothing like taking it easy when you have a break. LOL. Nope. Not us.

So anyways, I still have to make a wedding card (i keep putting it off b/c I am feeling SO uncreative right now), need to get the journalling in Grandma's book so that it will be finished and I can mail it (once again, a COMPLETED project EXCEPT for the journalling, which I have procrastinated on AGAIN), clean out the hubby's car (cause we're goin' all the way free and spending our weekend in the sports car...well, you know, not literally, just that's what we're going to drive while the kids are with the grandparents, not like we're gonna sleep in it or anything. LOL!). Yeah, we are going to take full advantage of it just being the two of us and leave the 20mpg family vehicle in the driveway while the kids are away and instead drive the Batmobile which gets, at the very least, 8-10mpg better. I don't know if you might have noticed this in your area or not, but there's a deep hole gouged in my pocket where my gas money used to be. Um...yeah. We'll take advantage of not needing to drive the 8 seater vehicle.

How did I get off on that?

Well, I totally have to hop off here...I stayed busy today doing laundry and getting Grandma's book finished....which didn't happen since I DO NOT WANT TO HANDWRITE THE JOURNALLING (WAH), so tomorrow I will need to get up early again to finish everything up.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ten On Tuesday: Simple Pleasures

10 Simple Things that Make You Happy

1. Walking into the faintest aroma of hubby's cologne and knowing he's been there.
2. Completely empty laundry hampers and folded clothes in their places.
3. Fuzzy/comfy jammies on a cold rainy day.
4. Watching the new grass grow in the backyard. Seriously...it's so green and it's not dying like all the grass we've sown before....ahhhhh. It like sprouted overnight....SOOO cool.
5. Not needing to go anywhere except to get the kids on this rainy day....

--So far, these are all simple things from TODAY, only the hampers aren't ALL empty yet, and the clothes aren't ALL folded yet...LOL....and now I guess I'll list a few that aren't necessarily from today--

6. The "just-cut-grass" smell.
7. Sitting on the beach and just watching/listening to the ocean.
8. Finishing projects.
9. Finishing projects BEFORE the deadline....hey this is a list of things that make you happy...not necessarily things that make you happy FREQUENTLY. LOL!
10. Munchkin crawling in bed with me in the mornings and actually letting me continue to sleep. Okay, that was another TODAY one, but the addendum on 9 would still apply to this one, too....hahaha. Love her anyways.

Okay....that's my Ten On Tuesday....and here's a challenge to my IRL friends who either don't blog often or are looking for something to blog about....you people know who you are....go do this Ten. It's a fairly easy one and fun to boot! Hah!


Monday, September 15, 2008

I'm Still Here

It's terrible...my hubby told me the other day I was really slacking on the blog thing. (Yeah, I know, like he has much room to talk...hahah) But anyways, he was like..."Man, honey, you used to blog EVERY DAY!!!" LOL.

I started to tell him it was b/c I had kids, but he shot that one down quick. So I guess I'm out of excuses. Maybe I'll just have to do better. (Although in my defense, I still have been keeping it to about 3x a week, which is better than SOME OF MY FRIENDS....AND HUBBY....AHEM!!!!! LOL. Just can't resist sometimes...ROFL!)

Not today though. Today, I got up early (okay, so it was like 7:15....that's KINDA early) and got my photography stuff together and dropped the kids off at school at 8 and then went to take pictures of G at 8:30. He had to be on the Preschool bus at 10:15, so we wrapped up portrait efforts at 10, and then I offered to take Vi home with me so that K could have a couple hours with NO kids and could just pick up Vi at 12:30 after getting G. So anywho, at 11:30, the math tutoring started, and we got through a whole lesson WHILE I watched Vi (yeah, I was impressed cuz he is one wild thing...in addition to being TOTALLY ADORABLE) and then we stopped to eat something b/c I was STARVING and K got here at 12:30 to get Vi and then we finished the math by 1:45 and Morgs hung out for a about half an hour while she waited for her ride...then she left and I went to pick up the kids from school....and now it's 3. And I promised the kids that we'd go to the park this afternoon so they could ride their scooters for a bit before (and if) we go walking tonight.

*deep breath*

And that was one gigantic run-on sentence. Kinda feels like my morning....it just flew by....

Went to another crop with some friends on Saturday after the church picnic...that was cool...I got the scrapbook started of the pictures to send Grandma Lynn of our NY trip. I've worked the past two nights on it, and it's down to doing the cover page and the back page....and of course, the journalling...which always gets pushed to the very end cuz i hate doing it. anyways...hoping to get that mailed in another day or so....maybe one more night of working after the kids are in bed.

Spent all day Sunday at the church, b/c of Adult Choir Practice on Sunday afternoon....but it ended up being cancelled b/c both piano players were out, in addition to several other members, OH WELL. Worked on Sunday school stuff and hung out and watched the kids play for awhile. KC took a nap with the kids....on the concrete floor in one of the Sunday School Rooms...LOL...he was a little grouchy about that. Haha.

Well, guess I need to hop off here.....maybe I'll just go ahead and take the kids to the park. Wonder if I would be able to get some walking in while they're on their scooters or if they will have difficulty making any kind of progress down a path...hehehe. Sometimes, honestly...it's just the idea of riding their scooters that they enjoy, not the actual "RIDING" since they are still rather un-coordinated in some areas at this point. LOL! The good news is that Munchkin didn't disturb all the other kids during naptime today AND she actually took a nap like she was supposed to, so she'll get to ride with K-man today...LOL...thank goodness. That would have been drama and I'm mean enough to have enforced it if she'd been difficult at school.

Anyways....catcha later....tomorrow if I can make myself do it! HAHA.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I Actually DID Something Today!

Woohoo....I feel so productive. LOL. So I worked on K-man's birthday invitation....designed it all by my lonesome...sometimes I impress myself. (Well, actually, a more accurate statement would be, sometimes Adobe impresses me....LOL.) Anyways, can't post it here, but I posted it on the private picture blog. Now I just have to get them printed.

I totally borrowed Amanda's idea of doing picture invitations. *smiles* I loved the one she did for C's birthday a couple months ago.

Anyways, I can't post the invite here, for obvious reasons, but I can show you this....I took this little pixellated tractor image.....
......and through the incredible magic of illustrator, reworked it and changed it around a bit into this lovely piece of vector art....and here it is on this little corner of the invitation. Ahhh...I love Adobe.


(2) Blog posts that I've started in the last two days and saved as drafts.

(1) Court date for K-man that was postponed another month (ugh, don't get me started...all I can say is that I really hope that the bio-m doesn't appeal the TPR -- WHEN it happens....hopefully next month --, cuz if she does, that is going to drag it out another 12 months -- found that out from the social worker yesterday. EEK. There isn't much chance she could get him back, even if she appeals, it just drags it out. That would mean he would be almost 4 or 4.5 by the time he could be adopted. *sigh*)

(2.5) Times I've eaten out already today. (1/2 because I stopped before storytime to get K-man a burger and I ate a few of his fries and 2 because KC took me to breakfast before work....yeah, I know, awwww....but the rest of the story is that it was because we had to take one of the vehicles to the shop, so we were out early this morning and then K-man and I ate lunch with Kelly and the boys after storytime at the library this morning. I didn't know we'd be going to lunch afterwards, or I would have waited to get him the burger. LOL.)

(1) Cold cup of icewater that I ended up wearing this morning when I was holding it with my arm trying to get K-man out of the car....when it popped and drenched me. And it was already rainy and cold....*shiver*

(3) Projects I should be working on instead of blogging

(2) Number of watered-down-nasty fountain Dr Pepper's I've had today.

(5) Minutes it took K-man to get completely drenched and stink up his pullup while playing on the Mickey-D's playplace....we didn't think about it being so rainy when we picked an outdoor playplace to take the kids after storytime...hehe. It wasn't raining when we got there, and it was barely misting when we left, but the equipment had enough water in it to make K-man look like he'd been swimming by the time we left...and yeah...it was only about 10 minutes that we let them play. LOL

(4) completely separate times the Munchkin came into my room yesterday morning between 6:50 and 7:08, with an average visit time of 2 minutes each....and in case you're wondering, (3) was the number of times I asked her nicely to please be quiet and lay still or else go play quietly in her room until it was time for the rest of us (aka me and K-man) to get up. The fourth time I was getting a little frustrated.

(45) Minutes left before I need to get K-man woke up and get to the school to pick up Munchkin. My, my, my....where has today gone?

Gotta run!!!!!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

In Theory

She was staring out the window of their SUV
Complaning, saying "I can't wait to turn 18"
She said "I'll make my own money, and I'll make my own rules"
Mamma put the car in park out there in front of the school
Then she kissed her head and said "I was just like you"

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

Before she knows it she's a brand new bride
In a one-bedroom apartment, and her daddy stops by
He tells her "It's a nice place"
She says "It'll do for now"
Starts talking about babies and buying a house
Daddy shakes his head and says "Baby, just slow down"

Cause you're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

Five years later there's a plumber workin' on the water heater
Dog's barkin', phone's ringin'
One kid's cryin', one kid's screamin'
And she keeps apologizin'
He says "They don't bother me.
I've got 2 babies of my own. One's 36, one's 23.
Huh, it's hard to believe, but...

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this."

So in theory, since I can vouch for the first two verses being true, I have a pretty good chance to hope that verse three will also be true. But I'm not so sure I'm gonna miss the stinky diapers or the temper tantrums and regression of behaviors and the fighting naptimes and....well anyways. But we'll get through it, right?


Sunday, September 07, 2008

Title Goes Here

Only I can't think of anything for a title today. Just a quick moment, almost time for bed, but just thought I'd grab a sec and post.

Church today was great. Both messages were good, but tonight's kinda felt like I was sitting there with a giant bullseye on my forehead...LOL. You know how it is, some messages just seem to target the very thing you've spent all week fighting and wondering why you haven't been able to figure it out. Anyways, it was an excellent message. God, help me to not just hear it, but to apply it and not let it slip from memory. KC was sick today, so he missed both services. Amazingly enough, I was able to listen to 90% of the services today, even being there and having both kids by myself. Knock on wood cuz I'm sure next service I'll end up having to lay down the law on church behavior again, but at least for today's services, it was so nice to be able to sit back and finally feel like all of our efforts at getting them to behave has not been for naught.

This week is going to be pretty full...I've got several projects I need to get crackin on, plus math tutoring got behind while I was on vacation and I need to get back on that. Not to mention, I have to get some meetings and appointments with and for social services taken care of at the beginning of this week and then court is at the end of this week. That's a full day in and of itself, so I'm saving one of my novels to take to court that day.

Anywho. I feel better today....still feel like I could sleep for a few decades, but no headache. Thank goodness. It is no fun when KC and I get sick at the same time.

Well, I'm gonna head out here while this is still positive....hehehe.


Saturday, September 06, 2008


Blog slump. Sorry. It's not been a great week...not that it's been a bad week, just my head has not been on straight since vacation, and I haven't really felt like doing anything.

Today I have a headache...which really makes the mental slush that is making up my brain these days feel extra gooky. Everything is irritatingly LOUD today. Random noises, voices, everything....irritatingly loud. I feel very grumpy and the excedrin migraine medicine hasn't made it go away.

Anyways, I'm behind on everything, not just blogging, so I hope to get caught up and back on board soon. Especially now that Munchkin is in preschool and I am kid-free for six hours a day.


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Vacation Wrap-Up

This one picture pretty much sums up the end of the weekend. P.U.K.E. Central....let's just say we were pretty tired of cleaning up puke. And contrary to what this picture might imply, there was not very much puke that actually made it into the bucket. But I can assure you, there was plenty of it everywhere BUT. Including all over KC in one of the many episodes. LOL! (He wasn't laughing though...hehehe...actually, a direct quote: "You better get him off me before I start puking.")
Oh and I forgot to add that I figured out why the upstairs tenants were all so loud and sounded like they were playing basketball. Apparently there was a pool table in the great room directly above us. JOY. I found this out when I went upstairs on the last day during naptime b/c the next group of tenants were playing....and it was highly irritating. I didn't know that's what was making the noise, but I knew the new tenants were more along the family group type and not the party type, like the ones earlier in our stay, so I decided to go up and ask if they could lay off the ball playing for a little while. They were extremely nice about it and all of the little kidlets in our condo were able to get a good little nap in after that.

And for a few other pictures to hit a few highlights of the rest of our vacation:
G & Munchkin: BFF...............?
G decided to brush Munchkin's hair while she was watching cartoons.
Woops, "ham" realizes someone's watching.But a few minutes later, they forget about their audience....from a simple hair brushing to....ahem.... WELL! After the grownups had a good laugh, Uncle Mike intervened...."No wrestling, guys. G, Munchkin is a girl...you can't wrestle with girls, okay?"
ROFL....wonder if we will put these pictures into their wedding slideshow someday....hehehehehee..

And Mr. Personality chillin out with Mariano.

Cute stuff tries on my shoes.....he was so funny trying to walk in them. And then he put them right back where he found them...how adorable. LOL!

A few shots from out on the beach: Kelly and G in the shallows, Mike & KC out farther in the water

Three bestest little buds

and the ever so cute -- G

All the kids...including the big kid...

Fish out of water = Dead Fish

Wendy buried G in the sand....right in Auntie Faith's shadow...hahaha.

Little Destructo man on the way....

And finally: the group of us at Barefoot Landing on the last night....

"One big happy family." - Friendly Fellow Tourist who took the picture for us

(We all smiled and didn't correct her....cuz really....we pretty much are....*grin*)