Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I guess I'll switch back to the legible template. The other was pretty, but I needed my husband, the computer programmer, to help me with some code and he doesn't have time for such trivial matters. Oh well. I guess I can make a cute banner. Yeah, I'll do that.

I just wish blogger would make some more stylish layouts, you know? Theirs are so boring!

I'm enjoying my new Scentsy waxes. I mixed Sunkissed Citrus and Vanilla Cream and they smell SSOOO good! The citrus is such a delicious and fresh scent! I love it! I tried the Watermelon Patch but it was a little too strong. I wonder if I mix that with a vanilla it'll be more mellow.

I guess that's all for now. Back to your regularly scheduled blog templates.

Peace out!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bear with me please!

Making a couple changes. All by myself. And since I don't know html it's going to be trial & error til I get it how I want it. :D

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I have been blessed...

with hilarious children! Seriously, the lay these whoppers on us and kill us! We had just come from their parent-teacher conferences (raving reviews by the way!) and we were talking about various things. Somehow we got on the subject of Einstein. And they drop this gem on us:

Einstein. The ultimate math geek and hobo.

See what I mean? So succinct and so astute. And so freakin hilarious!

And I'm pleased to announce, I have FIVE confirmed blog readers! Woohoo! I think it could be SIX but I'm waiting to hear back on that last one. ;)

Sorry I made y'all feel bad. I'm a dork. And famous for not thinking before I speak (or type, as the case may be).

Love you all, blog peeps!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

11:39 PM

Yep, should be in bed. And yet, here I am, on the stupid laptop tapping away about I have no idea what yet. Might be a list. Let's try that.

Have you seen that show Parenthood with Steve Martin? I got a bite/nightguard a couple weeks ago to keep from gritting my teeth and clenching my jaw and all that fun stuff. I've pretty much been wearing it 24/7 since. It's definitely helping! I've only had one headache in that time. Anyway, I wake up this morning and I'm like "Oh shit, where's my mouth thing?" It was not in my mouth! Which means at some point during the night I took it out. When I was younger I had retainers after I had braces, and sometimes I'd take those out in my sleep and put them under my pillow. So of course, that's where I checked first. No go. So begins the great search. I started crying, because I couldn't believe I'd lost that thing! It was $500! I was NOT looking forward to that phone call to my dentist either. B was telling me it was fine, if we didn't find it we'd get another one, cuz it's helped so much! Anyway, after everyone had left for work or school, I looked around again. Under the bed, I spied one of the metal "tines" that hold it in place on my teeth. I was so relieved I just sat there and looked at it for a long time after I got from under the bed. The whole thing reminded me of the kid on Parenthood when he loses his retainer in that pizza place. The horrible irony is that while I was looking for the stupid thing, I was grinding my teeth and clenching my jaw. Lovely!

I found my long lost friend on Facebook the other day. Or maybe she found me. We'd been friends since like 1st grade or something up until high school. And then she was in my wedding, and I went to her wedding, and from there it gets hazy. But anyway, so funny! Just chatting about the things we used to do and laugh about. I preferred being at her house more than mine. For lots of reasons, but one is that her house was so laid back. She might disagree, but that's sure how it felt compared to my house.

I've also reconnected with some of my cousins. When we were young, we were close with some of the family on my mom's side. Mostly her sisters (my aunts and their husbands of course), and their kids. It's been fun reminiscing with them and seeing them all grown up in photos, since we haven't seen them much since we were kids. Now I need to find and scan pics of them when they were little and show them. Even way back then I was toting my 110 camera around and begging for another roll of film.

Today I returned two items to two different stores. For some lame ass reason, neither place would just give me cash. Oh no, it had to be a gift card (ie store credit). WTH??? One of the returns was some Clinique makeup, my last attempt at makeup before giving up completely. And yes, I was indeed allergic to even Clinique. I don't foresee needing any Clinique ever again, but thanks for the store credit. ::insert eye roll here:: The second return was Franklin Covey, to return an unopened hole punch for a size of organizer I thought I might start using but decided against. I have a punch for the size I do use. And I have a whole year of calendar pages. What on Earth could I possibly need a store credit for? I rolled my eyes and got a cute pen and some cute mechanical pencils. Seriously, he couldn't just give me the $30? (It was a metal punch, very strong and nice. Also doubles as a weapon.)

I didn't get much done today. Folded some laundry. Went to the library and those other places. Exciting times I live. I got a quilt back from the shop, so now I need to sew on the binding, and it'll be done. I'll post a pic when it's finished.

Wednesday is Parent-Teacher Conferences. A little nervous about P's review. We've had some problems with him getting his work done, but I feel like we've made progress, so we'll see what his teacher has to say.

We're all finally done being sick ::knock on wood:: so maybe that will be the last for a while, other than allergies of course. It was so windy today! It made the whole valley look so gross, all dusty and bleh.

I've been meaning to do a "Favorite Lyrics" post, but I keep forgetting what song I want to do. I'm thinking it's another Jewel. Or Joshua Radin. See? I forget. Or maybe it's a song from Garden State. I'll do my best, cuz I know everyone is waiting on baited breath for that. ;)

I guess that's it! Peace out!

And special thanks to my sweet friend KimmyK, if it wasn't for her comments I would be certain no one reads my blog. Well, sometimes I get comments from other people, but not very often. Also, Kimmy just had surgery, so send some healing vibes her way!

OMG! Even when I post more often my posts are crazy long! Yikes!

Monday, March 02, 2009


I've finally started editing more of my photos from our 2008 vacation. We went to B's friend's ranch in Montana, then through Yellowstone, and then down to Victor, ID by way of Jackson, WY. It was an amazing trip! I made an album on my flickr account for this trip. Click here to see the album. It's been fun going through the photos. I plan to start my scrapbook for the trip soon, so going through them is bringing back the memories.

I know I've mentioned my fall on the mountain in Montana. And I have no idea if anyone wants to know more about it. Looking at the photos is bringing back that part of the trip too. I was talking to B about it last night and I wondered if my recollection of the fall, and the fact that I think I could very well have died on that mountain, was accurate. Or if my brain was tricking me into thinking it was worse. He said no. He said he saw the whole thing and he definitely thought I was going to die.

Basically, I'm still trying to coming to terms with it. I know I'll blog about it eventually. At least I think I will. I know it's not nearly as dramatic as someone who has been shot or has been in a serious car accident, but does that matter when something possibly deadly has happened to you? I think not.

So anyway. More cheerful things. I went scrapbooking with my friends Monica and Amber. It was so fun! I made an absolute mess with some glue and pink glitter. Sheesh! So much for trying new things. lol I was actually *really* bummed out about it, like bordering on pissed. But I tried not to show it. I didn't want my peeps to see me get like that about glue and glitter. Seriously. It seems like the dumbest stuff sets me off. It took me ages to do that page, and I did one other one. I took like 30 photos with me, in the hopes that I could start that vacation album. Oy! But other than that, it was fun.

Hopefully I can go again at some point during my boys' off-track time. Home for 3 weeks straight. So I will definitely need a break.

Well, that's it for now. Gotta go get the kidlets. Homework. Haircuts. Dinner. Showers. Sleep. Fun stuff, no?

Peace out!

PS You can click on that little photo at the top to go to the big picture.