Monday, October 30, 2006

Why I Love Ebay

9 pairs of little girl shoes for $24.50!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Chris Has Done a Bad Bad Thing

I'm just now getting on to share some very bad news with you. Elmo lovers should avert their gaze....
The other night, I looked up from the computer to see Chris carrying Elmo around like this:
Horrifying, yes? Well, the brutality just gets worse. Chris begins to delight in the awful display of torture and swings poor Elmo, mercilessly, around the living room. Be sure to notice the loud "clink" before the wailing and weeping begins. I'll tell you what happened after you view the evidence.

The clink? Elmo's eyeballs hitting the fireplace door. Terrifying.
WARNING!! Our house is NOT Elmo friendly. Sob.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Mish-Mash Catch Up Post (long)

Okay, I'm still here. I finally uploaded a ton of pictures from my camera. Thought I'd catch up on about 10 different random things that have been going on or that I've mentioned in previous posts.
1. Grandma is doing better. She's being moved 1 1/2 hrs. closer to home to a cardiac rehab center. This is good. My Mom has been driving pretty much daily to be with her and although she'd never admit it, it's got to be taking a toll on her. I'm glad for both of them for this move.
Four Generations
2.Yesterday I did the craziest, stupidest thing ever. The kids finally went back to "school" (Mother's Day Out/ Little Sprouts -- whatever... we call it school). Anyway, occasionally I like to go to the heath food store to look around. I have these great plans to one day wake up a vegan health nut, long-distance runner athlete. Hasn't happened yet, but anyway.... while I was there, I saw some of this Mochi that I'd heard about online. It's this weird rice concoction that you bake. It puffs up on the outside and the inside is chewy.
So, I get home and am putting away the groceries and decide to bake up some of the Mochi to try for lunch. I turn on the oven to 450 to preheat. Not 2 minutes pass and I start to smell something strange. Sometimes our oven has a "hot" smell when I first turn it on, kind of like the first time you turn on the heat for the winter and it gives off that burned dust smell, so I didn't pay too much attention. Just another minute or two later and I really smell something not right, so I turn around and see smoke pouring out of the top of the oven. It looks like a scene out of a movie.
I open the oven door and there are FLAMES and all of this blue gook dripping all over the rack and the element. I gasp and shut the oven door, trying to figure out what was in there. Then I remember that I'd left a pan of brownies in a pyrex pan with a plastic snap on lid in the oven. The night before, I'd pryed open a corner of the lid to slice off part of one of the brownies. The family saw me, so I just pulled the lid the rest of the way off and brought out the whole pan for us all to finish. I'd left the 13x9 plastic lid in the oven and in less than 5 minutes it had completely melted into liquid!
The kitchen and house were rapidly filling with (toxic) smoke, so I ran around and opened doors and turned on fans and our exhaust fan. Then ran back to the oven -- still flaming. So I grabbed the baking soda and tossed it on the flames. That put them out, so then I called Bobby and confessed.
Anyway, the story has a happy ending. The oven rack was basically plastic-coated and I was certain it was ruined. But, with a utility knife, the plastic just peeled right off. It also came up from the bottom of the oven in big plastic chunks. The only thing permanently harmed is probably my poor brain. It's already pickled from all of the Diet Mt. Dew. The last thing it needs is toxic, burning plastic fumes, huh?
3. This has been "my" spot for the last 4 years....
Bobby discovered YouTube.
I've been dethroned.


4. Here are a couple of before and after pictures of our bathroom tiling that I mentioned months ago. Enjoy.

Well, suddenly Blogger won't download pictures...again. So that's it for now. I guess it was only 4 random things!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

I've Been Tagged

This is the perfect post for today. I've been in with sick kids for two days following a a stressful weekend.
Thanks, Sara!
Is your hair up?: No
Is your phone right beside you?: No
Do you wish you were somewhere else?: I always love to travel - so, sure, where are we going? :)
Do you have plans for tonight?: No
Are you wearing makeup?: No
Are you wearing chapstick?: No. I need some desperately.
Are you cold?: No
Are you tired?: Yes, but I don't plan to go to sleep for a long time.
Are you watching t.v.? Yes, Dancing with the Stars
Are you wearing pajamas?: Yes
Who's the last person that IMed you?: Nobody - I don't IM.
Who's the last person that called you?: My Mom.
Anything you regret?: Gee.... I'm sure there are lots of things that I've said and done that I regret. Nothing specific pops to mind, though.
Ever stuck gum under a desk?: Ew, no.
Ever spit at someone?: Not the gross way.
Ever kick something living?: I've kicked Bobby under the table!
Ever had your nails done?: Yes
Ever thrown up because you cried so hard?: No.
Had any plans last week?: Nothing special.
Who did you see most last week?: The Kettlers
Was last week interesting?: I can't even remember. It seems so long ago.
Have you cursed?: No.
Have you yelled at someone?: I've spoken sternly, but no yelling today.
Have you gotten mad at someone?: Nope.
Have you cried? No.
Have you seen the person you like? Yes, lots of them!!
Have you called more than 3 people?: Nope.
Have you IMed more than 3 people?: Nobody.
Have you eaten anything gross?: Just good stuff here....
Q. First thing you did this morning?: Went in to help Chris with his coughing.
Q. Last thing you ate?: A grape, just now. Before that, a cookie.
Q. What's something you look forward to most in the next 6 weeks?: Halloween and Bobby's B-day.
Q. What's annoying you right now?: Chris won't stop asking me questions.
Q. What's the last movie you watched?: Just My Luck - it was cute.
Q. Do you believe in long distance relationships?: If there's no alternative - I think it would be tough.
Q Where is the last place you went?: Hibdon to pick up the van - new brakes.
Q: Who is the last person you called?: ???
Q: Been cheated on? No? I don't think so.
Q: Do you think that someone is thinking about you right now?: Maybe.
Q: Choose one to have (love, beauty, creativity): LOVE, definitely.
Q: Do you wish on stars?: No.
Q: Does it work?: Eh, I don't thonk so.
Q; Do you untie your shoes every time you take them off: Never.
Q: When did you last cry?: Saturday.
Q: Do you like your handwriting?: Sometimes.
Q: Are you a friendly person?: I try.
Q: Are you keeping a secret from the world?: No.
Q: Who's bed did you sleep in last friday night?: Mine.
Q: What color shirt are you wearing?: Ugly mustard yellow - a sleep shirt....poor Bobby.
Q: Do you have any pets?: No.
Q: What is the color of your bedsheets?: Green, tan and rose floral.
Q: What were you doing at 9 last night?: Watching a movie on my couch.
Q: Last person you talked to in person : Bobby.
Q: When is the last time you saw your dad?: The 30th of Sept.
Q: Look to your left: Chris leaning on me, Bobby and Emily on the couch, and the TV with the end of Dancing with the Stars.
Q: Ever cried yourself to sleep?: Yep.
Q: Ever cried on your friends shoulder?: Not in a long time.
Q: Are you a normally happy person?: Usually.
Q: Is your self-esteem low?: Sometimes.....
Q: What color are your eyes?: Green.
Q: Long or Short Hair : Just below my shoulders - growing it out.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Scary Weekend

Those of you who know me well (and I think those are the only ones who read this thing!) already know, but we've had a bit of a scare in the family this weekend.
I'm not going to go into all the details, because they are long and confusing, but my Grandma had a heart attack and today had bypass surgery. This is an awesome outcome. Just 2 days ago we weren't sure that she was going to live, so we are just so thankful and know that this is nothing but answered prayer. God is good all the time!
My parents and my Grandma were actually just here visiting us, for my birthday, a little more than a week ago, so I'll post pictures in the next day or so. We took a pretty good one of 4 generations of girls. : )