Sunday, January 25, 2009

more kids

Ethan was a squirrel again the other day and Maia told me how he was going to put his nuts in his mouth and carry them home. sorry but that just cracks me up. so innocent. yet so funny. Last time he was a squirrel he came running because the squirrel wanted to show me his nuts!(buckeyes) I have a feeling this squirrel is gonna be trouble! haha

Last night at dinner I sneezed. Ethan right away said oh no! you have a cold! you have to go right home to bed and rest. I said well who will do my chores? he put his hand on his forehead(as in woe is me) and said I will do your chores. we all cracked up.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

overheard just now

sigh, grumble, You are just SO difficult to train! that was Ethan talking to his sister.

Maia just brought me some playdough and asked if it was a square. I said yes it sure looked like a square. she got all happy and was kissing the playdough making smoochy noises.

kids. when they are funny they are FUNNY! and when they are mad LOOK OUT! lol

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

presidential inauguration

I was brought to tears many times before the new president even spoke. I cried multiple times throughout the event. It was so exciting and so wonderful, not to mention a step in the right direction for the kind of future I want my kids to see. This morning we watched Rosa Parks, it was on tv. and from a black woman arrested for sitting on the bus, to a black man holding our highest office is I have no words to describe. incredible.

so now, we have a new president. I hope for many great changes in our country's future. I dont know what the future will hold but I have high hopes. This president not only is inspired he also inspires others to be involved and get out and do what they can for their country. Yesterday listening to NPR I heard a lot of that. People want to do more, they want others to do more.

I have never in my 37 years seen a presidential inauguration. not on tv. not in person. not in class. not even a little bit. it was an incredibly emotional experience. I cant imagine what it must have felt like for the people in the 15 blocks surrounding the event itself. There were people on rooftops as well. the feeling of being surrounded by so many others who believe in what you believe in and support and love YOUR country must be overwhelming. If ever there is an event I wish I could have attended in person, this would be it.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

abs yoga for beginners. it is hard. I am a wimp. I am weak. But I liked it. I would do it again. of course the baby in the room was way more interesting and cute. but I knuckled down and did what I was supposed to.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

why isnt my body mine?

why can't I sell my organs? they are mine arent they? why can I not do with them what I choose? just like the prostitution laws are all about telling me what I can or cant do with my body, now they tell me I cant sell my organs. I just dont get all this government all up in my bidness stuff. how did these laws ever get on the books? when did we give up rights to our bodies? We cant kill ourselves, can't have someone else do it for you either. we cant sell our body for sex. we cant sell our organs. why cant I use MY BODY as I see fit? isnt it mine? I have freedom of speech but not if its to make a deal to sell my kidney. I have freedom to bear arms, but not if I am going to harm myself. I have freedom to pursue happiness unless it includes having sex for money. I think something is really screwy around here.

sesame street

I love sesame street. the other day Sandra Oh was the cookie fairy.she gave cookie monster the cookie touch(like the midas touch) and today the guy who played doogie houser (whose name escapes me) was the shoe fairy and gave everyone shoes. My favorite is when Garth Brooks is on and sings with the monsters. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were on singing about sharing. Tyra Banks was on a couple weeks ago talking about the word frustrated as she struggled with something. I just love sesame street. I love when they have stars on there.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

20 questions

I was reading someone else's blog and they put out a twenty questions kind of thing. you can ask anything. so ask away. if anyone is out there.

Things that amuse me

Maia trying to hack off her sisters ear with a plastic knife while sister slept.  does anyone else see the comedy in this?


Cody found a site called toonami. I said AHHH! LOOKOUT! It's a TOONAMI!

conversations with a boy

is there turkey in this sandwhich?


no there isnt.
I cant see it.

there IS turkey in there.

no there isnt.

yes dear(getting frustrated now) I made the sandwich and I know whats in it. there IS turkey in there.

no there isnt.

ok well then there isnt. I am not going to argue with you about it.



Sunday, January 11, 2009

how do you put a giraffe in a refrigerator?

ok well how do you put an elephant in the refrigerator?

you have to take out the giraffe.

the kind of the jungle called a meeting and all animals MUST ATTEND. but someone didnt. who was it?

it was the elephant, hes in the refrigerator remember?

then you need to cross a stream where dozens and dozens of alligators live. how do you get across?

walk, all the alligators are at the meeting.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

last night

sleep was scarce. at least for me, as the mom. when I am on mom duty I hear everything. but this was not a quiet night. Ethan and Maia were fussing in their sleep. every time the heater comes on it goes CLUNK. which in turn freaks Ethan out or startles me. at one point in the night Ethan YELLED "He's going for the flowers! get him out of the flowers!" I think that came from the bedtime story Josephina where Florecita ate the flowers Josephina meant to give her aunt. Add to that the fact that this room is fucking freezing no matter how high I turn the heat. the tile in the bathroom is ICE COLD. I can feel it through my socks! The sleep number beds are kind of nice but when its too damn cold it doesnt really matter how comfy the bed is. We actually took a nap this afternoon we were so tired. well at least two of us did. Eric's afternoon session is almost over so we will go and do something together(besides hitting the pool again, at least until later)

We went to M for lunch today and sat at a tall table in the sun. Ethan fell right off his chair. just bloop, there he goes. he leaned too far over and just fell off. I was disappointed with the new low at M. watered down ketchup. no I am not kidding. I got ketchup in the individual packets and it was MUCH different. when I dip my fries in ketchup I want to pull the fries out with ketchup on them, not a clearish watery coating. I want KETCHUP! it was sooo runny too. they didnt seem to care when I told them it was watery. oh well it isnt like I will be frequenting this M every again.

We have been in the pool several times. They are very nice here and give the kids funnoodles to play with in the pool and goggles too which they loved. But Ethan's eyes are all swelled from the chlorine and his little face is red red red. but boy they had fun in there. they are tall enough to hang out in the shallow end without having to try and keep their head above water. plus its really shallow in the shallow end. last year Ethan was pretty nervous about being on his back in the water, while I hold him. This year he was wide open. arms out not afraid at all. they were diving to the bottom trying to touch my foot in practice for summer when they want to go after the diving sticks at the campground. (ahhh the warm days of summer....I can hardley wait!!) Ethan was trying to sit his bottom on the bottom of the pool but he just floats. he isnt heavy enough to sink to the bottom even when he tries.

Eric is back so I guess its time to go do something.
again with the nagging to go to the pool.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

timing timing

a quick visit to the urgent care to see if stitches were necessary. Eric was at the hospital at a meeting. well urgent care closes at 8 so they wanted to send us to ER. I called Eric to come look at it. and we were back in the car leaving for home at 8:05. and no stitches. which would seriously have cramped our weekend. the pool is the biggest draw for the under 6 set.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

485,000$ tradition. new china in the white house. heloooo!!!! do you know how many people could eat with 485,000 dollars!!


I dropped the kids at preschool and on the way home Honey, by bobby goldsboro was on the radio. I cant remember a time I didnt love that song. but it makes me sad. it makes me miss the many people missing from my life. I miss my Carlie, I miss Gramma Peg, my regular gramma, grandpa John, grandpa Grapes. I cried all the way home listening to that song. but honey I miss you. and Im being good. Id love to be with you. if only I could.

its cold, its winter, im melancholy, im lonely, im depressed

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater.

If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.

If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.

If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.

If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.

She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.

So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

go here

and listen to this. I had tears rolling down my face the entire time.

guess who stopped by last night?

you guessed it. my friend's family sprung him from the posh place he was hanging out at. they paid his bail and now he runs free. again.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

conversations with maia

that was a naughty thing to do! you stay in your room.


soundds like you feel guilty.



mom I feel guilty now.

mom what does guilty mean?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

cars in the ditch

3 years and no one has gone in the ditch in our yard. now, two in one week. idiots I tell you. you just cant go speeding down the road when its covered in ice and snow. Husband and son went out to help the current ditch divers and pushed them out. they pulled into the next driveway turned around and went zooming back the other way and literally became AIRBORNE at one point. that is just lunacy.