Friday, May 29, 2009

10 Random Things for a Friday

  1. don't ask why I am up after midnight writing this.
  2. You know that video below with the piano/cello duet? OMG. I am in love with Jon Schmidt's music. So is Little One. We listened to the songs on his site over and over tonight. She pretends to play the different instruments and dances while I do the dishes and pick up the living room. Forgot how much I love this kind of music.
  3. Baby BAM is walking. We are up to about 8 steps at a time!
  4. BAM's mama is still off work on medical leave. She sees the doc next week. Here's hoping!
  5. I'm wishing this weekend was already over. Isn't this supposed to get easier?
  6. I need to clean my car.
  7. Willy isn't doing so well. We should probably start counting the good days vs the bad days. But I don't want to think about that either. :(
  8. Jr has to get 5 teeth pulled on Tuesday. 4 wisdom and 1 other that is cracked. Poor guy.
  9. We are going camping tonight. Little One is excited to "go play in the woods and throw rocks in the water."
  10. I'm actually going to kill a few vacation days next week.

I know these are short and sweet. and dull. It's been a week like that.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Amazing Music

Found this on another blog. Loving every part of it. Hope you enjoy it as well.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I like to move it move it

we are quite a sight Little One and I. We've been dancing to this song over and over and over and over..... hope it makes you smile as much as it's made us laugh tonight. :)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

New Tunes found when I was supposed to be working

Zee Avi - Live from and above the Solar Powered Plastic Plant

I needed a break. It was a good 15 minutes. :)

New Tunes found when I was supposed to be working

Zee Avi - Live from and above the Solar Powered Plastic Plant

I needed a break. It was a good 15 minutes. :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

10 Random Things for a Friday

  1. Tuesday was my niece Emma's birthday. I can't believe she is 3!! What a miracle.
  2. The question of the week is "Wine or Chocolate?"
  3. I found THIS BLOG and spent way too much time on it the other night. It makes me want to write a love note on a random wall. Fav - "Just because today is a terrible day doesn't mean that tomorrow won't be the best day of your life. You just have to get there."
  4. Sometimes I just feel like doing a somersault. Not that I do. Because it is usually somewhere silly like in Target in the clearance aisle or at work walking through the board room. That and I'm not sure I'm even CAPABLE of doing a somersault anymore.
  5. Pepsi Throwback while not a subsitute for Mexican Coca Cola is pretty darn good.
  6. My payroll check this week is check number 40646. Said check is already fully obligated.
  7. When we ate Chinese on Monday Little One ate all of the fortune cookies. Careful to not eat the paper. When I read her the fortunes she told me, "I already knew that. Maybe you should get a different cookie."
  8. My Grandma Rachel died 2 years ago this week. It seems like less than that. But it seems like longer. Amazing how much different things can be 2 years later. I miss her.
  9. Did I tell you about the onion rings we made last week? They rivaled the onion rings we use to get at the Ice Cream shop in Monticello. the BOMB!!! Here is the recipe. If I already told you about them... pretend than I owe you another random thing.
  10. My home has become appliance hell. Something is wrong with my refridgerator. When I take things out of the freezer and put them in the fridge to thaw... they don't. 3 days later the chicken legs for tonight's supper were still frozen. We've messed with the temp and cleaned the fans and it still doesn't work right. The washing machine is on it's last leg but if you don't do full loads it's ok. That and it's leaking small amounts of water from somewhere. And then the dryer started whining last night. Bearing noise I do believe. I need to call Kurt and see if he'll come fix them all. Me thinks this will be an expensive venture. And just to let you know, we are now accepting Lowe's gift cards. Donations go directly to the appliance hell memorial fund. As you plan your giving keep us in mind. It's a good cause.

Happy Memorial Day weekend. As you enjoy the long weekend, remember why we celebrate it.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

First signs of summer

Little One would like you to know that summer is really on it's way.

Sure signs include -- skinned knees

And red slushie tongues

Planting flowers

From a couple of weekends ago
Helping Daddy spread grass seed
Planting Flowers

Sure sign of hard work

Friday, May 15, 2009

10 Random Things for a Friday

  1. The daisies finally gave up. no more flowers on my desk. I compensated by buying a flat of annuals to plant in the flower boxes outside my window.
  2. I'm barefoot.
  3. The water company sent Four O'Clock seeds with last month's water bills. I have more than 1/2 dozen on my desk and no clue where to plant that many Four O'Clocks.
  4. I had sushi on Wednesday from Beijing Tokyo. new favorite place for lunch.
  5. Still haven't found a playset for the backyard. Which is good because I have no spare cash anyway.
  6. I'm trying to decide whether or not to do this Wine and Nine golf event. They say you can go if your are beginner golfer. I don't know if you can call what I know how to do as anything close to golfing, but a walk around the golf course and into the trees and the sand might be a nice change of pace for a day.
  7. I bought a cute pair of khaki capris a couple of weeks ago. (thanks mom) But then I realized I have no nice shirt that will go with them. Have I mentioned before how much I despise clothes shopping?
  8. I am seriously considering cutting off Dora at my house. Little One has taken to "swiping" and hiding things and saying "You'll never find it now." Whose brilliant idea was this character and why is it that my husband had to be right when he said, "I don't like this Swiper character. Why would you want to teach a kid to swipe. And why does he never have a consequence for it?"
  9. I seem to be perpetually tired this week.
  10. Sunday will be 9 months since Little One came to live with us. :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I so want this bike

Check out these bikes!

I love it. I want one. Bad. Can't afford one so I thought maybe I might be able to win one. Then again, I wonder how safe it is to carry your kids in a bucket. .... hmm. Maybe I need to rethink this..

If you want to enter to win too, here is the contest information.

I do need to buy a bike though. Hubby has been riding the one that Son2 left at our house. Hubby's needs a new rim which costs nearly as much as a new bike. The Stamp Pusher's husband said he'd sell us their bike stroller thing. So I guess I really have no excuse. Maybe with hubby's next commission check.....

Friday, May 8, 2009

10 Random Things for a Friday

Two posts in eight days. Are you shocked? Did you just fall out of your chair? Amazing aren't I? But here you go..... I'll try and get some pics posted over the weekend. Unless of course it is sunny and happy out and then you'll probably be on your own...

  1. Ever since I read this recipe for the best broccoli of your life I've been wanting to make it. But I keep backing out at the last minute. Falling back to the standard steamed or cooked in a very light cheese sauce versions I'm used to. But I made it this week. Kind of. OK, not really even close. I roasted broccoli with olive oil and salt and pepper. So not really even close to the recipe but the cooking method was the same so that should count for something. I would have made it with the garlic and the lemon and the Parmesan. But I thought I had a three on hand and it turns out the last of last year's garlic was dried out and the lemon looked funny and I have no clue why I thought I had fresh Parmesan because I definitely haven't bought any in a very long while. But it was good. Real good actually. Hubby and the Little One and I ate 2 big heads of broccoli that way.
  2. My friend Dea Jo posted this pic on Facebook of the two of us. We looked so darn happy. Either that or we were laughing over something stupid.
  3. I am totally in love with Saturday mornings and farmer's markets. Tomorrow I'll be buying some bedding plants for the veggie garden. :) I love spring. :D Have you been to a farmer's market near you yet this season?
  4. Little One will do just about anything this week if she is earning a trip to "have coffee and sit in the chairs". No. I don't really give her coffee. It's usually juice or milk for her and tea for me. But you have to be grown up and sit in the chairs. Even if it's just for 5 minutes. And then she's as happy as a bird.
  5. We haven't had baby BAM much this week. It's been quiet.
  6. Out of 11 appointments I had scheduled for Wednesday, 3 showed up.
  7. There is no candy in the candy dish on my desk.
  8. The flowers from 2 weeks ago are still looking good. I'm buying daisies more often!
  9. I've been watching Craig's list for swing sets and outdoor kid's toys.
  10. I haven't had a single morel mushroom this season. That makes me sad.

Happy happy and joy joy! I swear. I'll try and get pics posted this weekend. :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

10 Random Things for a Friday

Man oh man, what a month April was. I could give a hundred reasons why this here blog never got updated but then I’d have to momentarily relive all of them so we’ll pass on that little bit of information. So let’s just return to our regularly scheduled program now shall we….

Um…….wait…drawing a blank. Let’s think for a moment……yeah, I got nothing.

Ok, I got it. Here we go…

  1. Facebook is evil. It’s too easy to be mindless. And the “apps”. Between Bejeweled and Farm Town you’d think I had a ton of free time which could have otherwise been used for updating this here blog. Could explain the sleep deprivation though.
  2. Why did Healthy Choice take a perfectly good Portabella pasta dish and ruin it by throwing in Chicken? And why didn’t they say “Portabella and Chicken” Pasta on the package? Companies used to hide soy in their products and now they are hiding Chicken?
  3. I think I’m going to become a professional wino. I mean, Wine Tasting Consultant. More to follow.
  4. I have flowers on my desk that I bought LAST Wednesday and they still look good. Gotta love daisies and carnations!
  5. I hate it when I know news that not everybody else knows and I have to keep my mouth shut because it isn’t my news to share with people.
  6. Elvis is in Las Vegas. I’m trying to live vicariously through her but she won’t call me back every hour like I asked. Something about show tickets and an ultra-cool suite at the Bellagio and better things to do other than talk on the phone. Gee. You think she’d thinks she’s on vacation or something.
  7. I haven’t pulled a single weed in the gardens yet this spring. I’m going to be paying for THAT this weekend.
  8. The concert lineup at Stir Concert Cove this summer has me seriously stoked. Now if only I could afford a couple of $600 season tickets and a standing babysitter. At the very least I’m going to attempt the Heart Concert for my birthday. :)
  9. I seriously and desperately HATE looking for childcare. And yet here I am again, again looking for childcare.
  10. The chiropractor is my friend. Now if only my insurance company liked him a little better.

    Ok, kids. There you go. My reentry into life as you know it. We’ll see if we can get May to come out a little more lively than poor completely neglected April did.

kisses ---