Sunday, October 28, 2007
Here's the plan for this type of tag:
A. Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves.B. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed.C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names
Truth #1: I am a patient person. Maybe too patient and too forgiving. But there you have it, if you mess up with me, you pretty much get a second chance. And now that I'm getting older, you might even get more than that because I"m likely to forget that you blew it on your second chance with me.
Truth #2: oh wait, can I claim forgiving too?
Truth #3: and forgetful? But that is sort of a given since I'm over 40..
Truth #4: I love a bad, totally inappropriate joke. I was telling bad jokes long before I understood half the jokes I would tell as a kid. And yes, I've been known to pass on a tasteless joke or two to my kids. While in my every day life I try hard to be p.c. and not offend anyone, when it comes to a good joke, bring on the worst and I"ll probably laugh my hiney off.
Truth #5: The best day of the week for mail is Friday because I usually get my People magazine. Oh how I love my celebrity gossip!
Truth #6: I really find these sorts of challenges very difficult. Until I read someone else's and then I go "oh yeah, me too"...which leads to the final truth...I'm a copy cat! But, isn't imitation the highest form of flattery? At least that is my story and I"m sticking to it.
Now, who to tag/torture next? Of course, all you sister wives... Tracey, Aimee (you are long overdue for a blog update anyway, sister wife!), Colleen, and Dodi. Add to that Kaesmom and Ganelle. Oh wait, Ganelle doesn't have a blog. Perhaps now is as good of a time as any to start a blog (which brings me to my bonus truth: I'm a nag! giggle giggle)
*participation is totally optional, I'll forgive you if you choose not to participate.
Friday, October 26, 2007
The youngest also announced he'd heard a new bad word this week. I was afraid to ask but he quietly whispered "Bic".
Needless to say, I didn't correct his pronunciation. He'll figure it out soon enough I fear...
Whatever happened to those days when the worst word they knew was NO?
Thursday, October 25, 2007
'Cuz you sort of gave me a scare over there at the Sam's Club...you look like you had escaped the local detention facility and were stocking up before you made your get away!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I so don't like this secret handshake/tag you are it approach that the Things have perfected over the years.
I'm old, I"m tired and I am just about out of patience.....
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Yesterday I spent the day catching up on my stockpiled tv shows. E.R., Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters. I watched them all. And yes, my house reflects this extremely non productive day! ?
But, as I had a couple extra kids over, I really needed to be somewhere in the house where I could hear the interactions and make sure everyone was playing fair. The best place to police the area? Right here in the family room. Where the TiVo and the shows are. Imagine that? What a coincidence. Hey, that's my story and I"m sticking to it! :)
Some observations from yesterday's ABC marathon (yeah, ER is on a different network but I"m sort of done with that show, just watch it out of habit more than anything else)
- What do you think is the secret that the new neighbor is keeping from the others on Wisteria Lane?
- Come on writers of Brothers and Sisters, there are other options for pain management than narcotics. Send Justin over to the hunky acupuncture dude at Private Practice. Or better yet, try another nerve block. But, I forgive you, you've brought back adorable and oh so gay Scotty.
- Private Practice: my compliments to the casting crew...you serve up a delightful dish of eye candy for my viewing pleasure.
- Grey's Anatomy: please bring back that weird and wacky. I'm so tired of dippy Merideth and self centered Izzy. McDreamy? I'm about to call you "McStupid" for just putting up with all this for so long. For a brain doc, you sure are lacking in self confidence to realize there are plenty of women out there way better than Mer. These days, Alex is sounding like the voice of reason!
Well...now that I've outed myself and admitted to having serious TV issues, I"d better go do something productive with the day. Like feed my kids some lunch...
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Without a doubt, the highlight of our trip to California was spending time with Baby E! He's everything a baby is supposed to be and more! But, alas, I can call him a baby only for another week when he turns the Big One! My how, this year has passed all too quickly. And gee, I"m only the auntie. Imagine how his folks are feeling?
Congrats to L and C...you've made it through this first year!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Oh well, today is another beautiful, sunny day and we're back in the car to see the Grandparents. I think I whined enough to BIL/SIL that they will take both their cars and let me be a passenger today. Trust me, after yesterday's downpour, I earned the right to just sit back and watch the traffic pass me by.
And folks that are in the path of this storm? Yeah, you over there in Colorado. Watch out: it is laden with moisture. Which I find hard to believe that there is any moisture left to fall from those clouds. Surely they are all drained out?
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
The boys have had a blast playing bar tender One pours the soda into the wine class and offers it up to his brother. They even announced last night: "Happy Hour, just like Grandpa!". This morning? Thing One announced to his brother "I'll be butler, where is your goblet sir?".
who needs fancy toys and gadgets...they just needed soda (that we bought at the grocery store across the street) and wine glasses. They've been entertaining themselves for hours!
So with my usual internal alarm clock going off at 0600, I instantly wake up at 0500 local time. And the Things were also stirring by this time as well.
Oh man...it is going to be one long day for sure. And I have to navigate my way through Bay area traffic without Hubby to do the driving for me.
Good thing they have good coffee here at the hotel.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
I'm outta here...laundry, packing, errands, post office, bank...all sorts of stuff must be tackled if I am to leave for vacation with my to-do list mostly done.
If you see me lurking around, would you tell me to go tackle a chore, promise?
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
On Thursday, Thing One was officially recognized for being the character that he is. He received a character award for demonstrating outstanding responsibility. Yep, this decision was made by his teacher before he aided and abetted in the disappearance of one comcast remote. And while I believe such award ceremonies are a ploy to get families to come to the PTO meetings (big surprise they get their certificates at the monthly PTO meeting), we were proud of him just the same...that is until he got nervous and started in on his monkey act, complete with monkey inspired grooming skills. 'Nuf said on that.
So, now we're heading off into the second week of Track Off. Wonder what exciting adventures await us? Only time will tell...
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Good thing he has some spare shoes and the one that went missing was starting to take on an odor all of its own. As for the remote, I simply must move on.
Last night, Hubby and I went out for date night. We lumped in several occasions worth celebrating (a couple birthdays and an anniversary, we figured) and went to see Spamalot. I'm not sure what I thought was missing with this show but I can't say you are missing a lot if you don't make it to this show. A few good giggles and at times rather "spoofy" but I think we're just too much into t.v. and do not know enough about Broadway to understand some of the references they were making. And of course, the last live performance show I saw was Lion King. And that is a very difficult act to follow. Anything will fall short by comparison.
Uh oh...the Things are arguing....my cue to sign off and go blow the referee whistle.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
I was getting ready to start all over in the search when Thing One said "Give it a break, Mom, it is ONLY a remote!"
My how far we've come...he's supposed to be the one with the persevering tendencies. These days he's telling his momma to ease up on the OCD stuff.
Full circle I tell you...full circle...and if I could stay focused long enough to be grateful I would!