Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Look what I did to my hand. It's not deep (obviously) but it's in a very inconvenient place. Everything stings.

Friday, March 27, 2009

A Picture From My Son

This is a lovely picture that Daniel draw of me in bed, with multiple contusions and abrasions all over my face. Apart from the obvious question of "Why would my son fantasize about my being (I assume, since I'm in bed) pretty badly hurt?" I also find it amusing that the contents of my side table are: Chapstick and a toy. If I'm ever hurt or sick, my boy knows what I need!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Conversation

Jeremy: "Daniel, put your socks and shoes back on. I don't even know why you took those socks off in the first place."

Daniel: "Those socks are the Devil!!!!"

New, somewhat painful update:

We just went to the park today as a family, and Jeremy went over to the basketball courts for a pick-up game. Immediately they called him over with, "Hey, you wanna play, Pops?" My excruciatingly handsome husband is now being called "Pops" by the kids at the park. The good news is, they approved of his ability to play, so at least he plays well enough to be wanted. Although when he was gasping and out of breath, they asked him "Are you alright, Pops?" But then he showed them how to play in the second game! ;)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Interesting Sign

I was driving past the park the other day, and I saw a sign that read exactly like this word for word (too bad I don't have a photo of it): "LOST DOG" White sign, big black letters.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's A Good Thing I Don't Have TV Right Now

Has any president in the history of television or radio ever hijacked the airwaves more than Barack Hussein Obama? How much does this guy think of himself? I mean, c'mon.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Another Of My Talents, And a Baby That Will Need LOTS Of Therapy

This is what it looks like today! (Monday)

I didn't know I could DO this until today!

Launa's favorite baby has been greatly "improved" over the last few weeks.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Today Is Shaping Up To Be A Pretty Good Day!

Yesterday was thoroughly horrible. It was so bad, I do not care to relive it here. So I won't. The reason I tell you about yesterday, though, is that it was so bad, that Jeremy told me I could buy the Twilight movie! I could have gotten it at Walmart last night at midnight, but how embarrassing would that be? Besides, I was anxious to end the day. So somehow, I was wide awake at 7:30 this morning (weird), so I got up, fed the kids breakfast and went to the Mart of all Wals, where I found rows and row and rows of the not too bad movie adaptation of a really great book. And paperback versions of the books for $8.88, which KILLS me because I already bought one book hardcover and I want to get the rest to match. Oh well...

Friday, March 20, 2009

National Countdown Show

Hey, some of you may know that my dad does a weekly syndicated oldies countdown show. I don't know why I never thought to link to his show before, but if you like oldies or know someone that does, my dad's show is really cool. You will love it. I'll put a link to it here, and I also have a link to it in my sidebar under "Things I Like". Go have a listen! http://nationalcountdownshow.com

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Inspection

Well, the inspection went well, it seems (funny how they always come when I'm not home...). And here's the receipt, showing that my housekeeping was satisfactory. Have a look at the signature...was the guy's name "Butt"?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Oh Yeah, I Just Remembered A Great Story From This Weekend!

So this weekend, I was at my sister-in-law's house watching her kids and doing my laundry while she was at work (fair trade). Anyway, I had just fed the kids lunch and tossed the dishes in the sink, but Launa is always the last to finish.  She'll sit at the table for an hour and a half eating when she doesn't have friends to play with (this is not an exaggeration, and in fact I think I might be estimating a little conservatively), so she was the last down from the table and I was in the next room with my back to the kitchen watching tv. Launa walks into the kitchen, and in a very authoritative, yet still tiny and very high pitched little girl voice she said, "Get down!  BAD kitty!"  And the cat and their 75 lb dog, who had also been in the room, went skittering frantically out of the kitchen! She comes walking into the living room and says, "Mom, the cat was in the sink, so I told him to get down."  It was the funniest thing I think I've ever seen!  Those animals were terrified of crossing my 35 lb 4 year old!  

Launa's New Toy

Some people might find a toy like this disturbing:

But not Launa! This is what she bought with her birthday money.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wyoming Revisited

Really guys, I seriously want everyone to start considering the Wyoming commune idea. Check out these pieces of real estate:
Great prices on acres and acres of gorgeous Wyoming real estate! We could get 35 acres for under $20,000! If we split that between us and built reasonable homes on it, we could easily afford it. We could have some livestock and horses and gardens and make all of our own clothes and live in the wide open spaces of the wild west! C'mon! It'll be great!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Different Decision

All I have to say is check the dates:

I have had a long and cruddy weekend up through this week. Friday I had the house clean for Launa's birthday party. Then we had the party on Friday and Saturday. Sunday was Sunday, I think everyone's house throws up on Sunday. Monday I had 2 classes and homework. The homework got done in plenty of time, but I had to submit my paper to this thing (OV checker) that checks your paper against all the others in the database to check and see if I've plagiarized. It was only supposed to take 1 1/2 hours, but it took much longer. My teacher is a stickler for making sure papers are in on time, so at Midnight central time (1 am Eastern) I still didn't have my OV score back and had to turn it in as is. I decided I had better wait for my OV score to come through so that I could rework and resubmit if my paper went over. It was past 2 am before my score came back. And my paper was fine. So I didn't get to bed until 2 am, then Launa heard me come upstairs and wanted to sleep with me. I let her, but then I couldn't sleep, so finally at 3 I put her back in her own bed. So I didn't get to sleep until 3 am. I got up at 6:45 to get Daniel ready for school. I was really freakin' tired today, and I ended up napping for a while. Then I had to feed Launa lunch and we were supposed to get her pics back at the studio today, but their computer crashed and they weren't able to submit the pics that day, so they won't be in until the 17th. Then I had to get Daniel from school. Then we went out for about an hour as a family and when we got back, the yellow notice was in the door. Now, I don't know what day it is for the REST of you, but the last time I checked, today was the 10th of March. They did NOT have my permission to enter my house today, and if they had come when I was HOME, I would have told them to come back on the 16th, like their letter said they would. This was entering my house without proper notice, and without my permission. My privacy has been invaded, and if this goes on my record with the Housing Authority, we are going to have problems. My house was not clean today. Guess what? Life happens. I guarantee there is not one person who works at the housing authority that has not had a messy house at one time or another. If they had come at the proper time, I would have been prepared for them. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!!#$#%^&%^$#@%^&*(^%$#%^&*()&^%$#@

Update: It is now 1 am, and I can't sleep because I am so upset about this stupid thing. I have gotten very little sleep this week, and tonight's lost sleep is unappreciated to a degree I doubt many people could even fathom. I am frothing at the mouth, I want to speak to someone NOW.

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Decision

I have decided that I really like my neighborhood. Now that the weather has gotten really nice, everyone hangs out outside and watches their kids play and chat each other up, and it's really nice. I like it.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Liz Is Not The Only One Who Gets To Fall Down Stairs!

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Friday, March 6, 2009

New Banner Image

How do you like my new banner? Daniel made it for me in art class! Do you think maybe he's trying to tell me something? Like, "You're always on that stupid blog, and in order to compete, I think I have to create something blog related so you'll notice me."? I actually think it's adorable. I love the misspelled words. Notice he even added in the "Well, have you?" line. Funny kid. I still have to add a title, so I just put in a period. Hopefully that doesn't change the name of my blog on other people's links to "." that might be kind of awkward.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

So Happy For Daniel!

They have been learning square dancing in Daniel's school for the last couple of weeks. Daniel has had so much fun and come home and shown me how to do some square dancing and line dancing moves. He told me that the ones that were the best would be invited to do a square dancing show and that he really wanted to be asked to do it. Earlier this week he came home really disappointed and told me he wasn't chosen. :( I was surprised how disappointed he was, and I felt terrible. I was upset for him, and I thought it was odd that they would not allow everyone to participate. This morning before he walked out the door to school, he said there was something that I needed to sign and send back today. It was the invitation to square dance! It's to show off the talent of the students during the PTO meeting. Anyway, he was so excited to be chosen that we are going to have to make it a point to be there. (The note said anyone in attendance that wants to dance may, so he would have been allowed to anyway, but still, he got that invite!) I didn't know that Daniel had an interest in dance. I'll have to see what we can do for him.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Signs Indicating That I Need A Vacation

This morning I tried to put the Saran Wrap away in the fridge.

Monday, March 2, 2009

My Sweet Birthday Girl

Today is Launa's birthday! She is 4 years old! I can't believe how sentimental I'm being but last night at 11:55 I went into her bedroom to give one last kiss to my 3 year old, and I started to cry! It's a little embarrassing to admit now, because I feel like some creep that crawled in her window, but I climbed in bed with her and kissed on and smelled my baby girl. I want to remember this, because it won't be long before the chubby cheeks and dimpled fingers go away, and her pretty baby teeth will fall out and she'll get giant, crooked, ugh-os in their place. And she's going to be in school, and she won't want me snuggling with her all the time. *sob* Here's a special Launa playlist in honor of the best little girl I have ever met! You'll have to pause the playlist to watch the video.