Friday, October 28, 2005

media

okay - so I was helping Haleigh with her report for school -- me and -- cough cough -- college papers..???

anyway, and I stumbled across this report.

Basically, it says that the average American spends more time using media than even sleeping. And often we are guilty of using two types of media at the same time. OF course, the report is quick to point out that women are more capable than men of the media-multi-tasking... and that TV is still the prime choice among Americans. But, the computer is the second choice.

AND - I guess we have more time on Fridays - because Fridays are the most-used-media days.

So, Heth, guess that's why What Not To Wear is on Friday. It's definately the best show ever.

communication

I am always completely impressed with people who can communicate effectively. Mostly because this is definately not something I am good at. I always think of things I WANTED to say after the fact, I'm certainly not quick on my toes, and I just plain can't think half the time.

One of my all time favorite movies is Pride and Prejudice. There is just something about the 18th Century that is intriquing to me. They were so eloquent back then. What happened to us? Somewhere the art of communication was lost, and we have settled for incomplete thoughts and ignorant speech. At least I have.

Anyway, where was I? Pride and Prejudice, 18th Century... oh yeah. see what I mean? can't think...

The thing that impresses me the most in Pride and Prejudice is their innate ability to insult one another eloquently. Before you knew what hit you, slam! insulted. It leaves you thinking... hey... I was just insulted.. I think. Now that's an art form.

I have a book that Shawn bought me for my birthday a few years ago. I like to look through it now and then. It's called Samuel Johnson's Insults. It is a compendium of snubs, sneers, slights, and effronteries from the 18th Century Master. Samuel Johnson's dictionary from 1755 has some of the ripest insults in the English language. When you can't think of something nice to say, just resort to my handy little book and let Samuel Johnson help you elevate your insult into an art form.

Some of the words in my book are interesting... words we use in different context today - thus showing our idiocy since we are insulting one another and aren't even aware.

My mom once said that she was just a "country bumpkin". I always thought that was kind of cute. But, now, I see "bumpkin" refers to a kind of worthless gourd, or melon. Bump is used amongst us for a knob, lump, much the same as blockhead... an awkward heavy, rustick, a country lout.

My sister would call me a ninny.... just something I thought referred to when I was being silly. Ninny is actually from the word ninno which means child in Spanish. It derives from child and innocent... but actually means "a fool; a simpleton". Gee thanks Tammy.

The word baggage - we consider stuff we carry. But, in the 18th century, baggage was a worthless woman often used ludicrously in slight disprobation. -- whatever disprobation means.

At any rate, definitely a handy book to have around when dealing with the public.

I had a recent visit from a barrel-bellied barber-monger who is intermeddling. I mopped - as I did not appreciate his venditation and am prone to mouth-friend the milksop sort myself!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

bedtime brainwork

1. 12 1/2 hours later and I'm still at work - downtown trick or treat night.
2. my arm hurts from holding that huge basket of candy all night.
3. My entire family is at work with me. along with the rest of the ciy.
4. There were some great costumes out there. some strange ones too.
5. I'm thinking some of those people were a little old to trick or treat.
6. If you work this long in one day are you entitled to Friday off?
7. I wonder if I got all my work done - nope.
8. I saved some candy (the good stuff) for the end. We didn't use it. now I get to eat it.
9. I can't think of anything more to say and I have to get to 10.
10. I don't know why.

afternoon assessments

1. Why is the phone bill so hard to read? I called them twice today for deciphers.
2. Where do all these papers in my inbox come from? I swear I just emptied it now it's full again.
3. Why did I eat so much for lunch? I didn't really like the chef salad that much anyway.
4. Where did the trick or treat candy go? I really should have had that for lunch.
5. Should I work on filing or on posting? I really don't want to do either.
6. Why is it so hot in my offfice? Probably because the heater vent is right under my desk blowing on me.
7. What is going on after work? Besides the crazy kids run around and do stuff stuff that is.
8. Where did this headache come from? probably from thinking about this stuff.
9. What am I going to make for supper? too bad I didn't go to Everyonesachef when I wanted to or I'd know.
10. Isn't that Harms customer nice? I really like nice customers.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

morning musings

1. Why did I wake up at 4am this morning and wasn't able to get back to sleep?
2. I'm glad I woke up at 4am this morning, cuz now I have all my laundry done.
3. Why does the early news on KWWL just say the same things over and over and over again?
4. It's cold this morning.
5. I got up at 4am and I still couldn't get to work on time. 9 minutes late.
6. Good grief. What time do I have to get up to make it to work on time?
7. Gas is now $2.29 --- according to the radio guy.
8. How many times did KWWL talk about the cost of tuition at ISU going up 4%? 5 times ? 6 times ? It had to be more like 200 times.
9. I don't know that I ever cared before about the cost of tuition at ISU. Until now.
10. I frosted and decorated an entire cake this morning too.
11. I wish I would have made my cake walk cake better. Emily is going to work really hard to win it. I want her to get someone else's who put a lot of time and energy in theirs. Not mine Em, not mine. It's sweet though. How can I tell her it isn't good?
12. A person can get a lot of extra stuff done in three free quiet hours in the morning with no interruptions. But, still can't get the normal things done.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat
Our city is having a downtown trick or treat night this Thursday.
The businesses supply treats and the kids walk trick or treating from business to business.
I bought a LOT of candy for this thing.
I made a mistake.
I opened the candy bags and put them in a basket.
A basket that now weighs a hundred pounds.
Now, I must eat the candy.
Pretty soon, the basket will not be the only thing that gained 100 pounds.

Monday, October 24, 2005

new worship song

I thought I’d offer my suggestion for Pastor Bill’s next new song to introduce for the Worship Team to learn. This has to be my current favorite.

Hear Our Prayer – Hillsong

Hear our prayer Spirit, come
How I long forYour sweet touch.
On my kneesI cry out
Jesus, Savior
Behold your child.

Chorus
Like a deer longing for water
My soul yearns;
Only you can fill my deep hunger
My heart burns My heart burns.

Oceans deep
Mountains high
O my God,
I cannot live without your love;
I cannot live without your love.
(Repeat Chorus)

Friday, October 21, 2005

Thursday, October 20, 2005

my calendar









When I look at the awesome calendar hanging on my office wall, I am reminded of my somewhat sick sense of humor. When we were married just 4 years or so, we went to counseling and the counselor called it “dry”. My sense of humor.

I happen to like it. I think it’s funny.

This month’s calendar page is called “ACHIEVEMENT” and is sort of like those motivational calendars… it has a beautiful picture of some sand triangle things (Bliggity what are they called?) in Eqypt or somewhere like that where there is lots of sand.

The words under the phrase say this:

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO WHEN YOU HAVE VISION, DETERMINATION, AND AN ENDLESS SUPPLY OF EXPENDABLE LABOR

Am I the only one that thinks that is hilarious?

I read ahead on the calendar to this weekend… this calendar is great. It says that on Saturday, October 22, in 1985, Oreste Lodi sued himself in a Shasta County Superior Court for trying to raid his own trust fund. He lost. And He Won.

It just makes me laugh.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

candy bars

If you had to choose, which one would you pick?

  1. whoppers

  2. kit kat

  3. reeses

  4. hersheys milk chocolate

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

1405

I created a new blog called 1405.
It’s going to be all about our new house.
Hopefully, we’ll be diligent enough to keep it updated.
Maybe not daily… but at least when something happens.

CELEBRATE!

We paid off our van yesterday.
Officially.
It’s now really ours.
Not the bank’s.
I think we might have to have a party.
A no-more-van-payment party.
I calculated it out. In the next year, we should have $5076.00 extra… all because we have no van payment.
I made a dream list of lots of ways to spend it.

  1. furniture

  2. cruise

  3. wardrobe

  4. investments

Shawn’s list most likely includes a motorcycle, computer, and guy stuff.

Reality is this list though:

  1. College education for the kids

  2. bills

  3. debt

  4. groceries

But, hey…. It’s fun to dream!

Monday, October 17, 2005

home sick?

Emily woke up with a tummy ache this morning. I decided to keep her home... just in case.
At 8:35 I was already knowing I made the wrong choice. Funny how that is.

I guess now I decided she just needs home time.... and mommy time. So, I called work and told them, we're sick.

carrot cake

For those of you carrot cake fans, this is an AWESOME recipe.
I’m making it for tomorrow night’s Tapestry Meeting.


TASTE OF THE ISLANDS CARROT CAKE
1 ¾ cup plus 4 T flour
2 t. baking soda
2 t. cinnamon
¼ t. salt
1 ½ cup veg oil
1 2/3 cup sugar
3 eggs
4 cups shredded carrots
1 cup chopped pecans
½ cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 10 inch round baking pan and line bottom with wax paper.
Grease the paper and lightly flour the pan and paper.

Stir together 1 ¾ plus 2 T flour, soda, cinnamon, and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, beat oil, sugar, and eggs until light in color… about 3 min on low speed.
Add flour mixture slowly, beating just until smooth.
Combine carrots, nuts, raisins, and remaining 2 T flour.
Stir into batter.
Pour into pan.
Bake 20 min at 350, then reduce to 325 for 50 min.
Cool at least 15 min.
Frost with cream cheese frosting.

Blogger for WORD

Blogger for WORD
I downloaded Blogger for Word.
I thought I’d check it out and see what it does.

So, this is a test blog.
I’ll let you know if it does what I want it to do.

I've been TAGGED...

I was tagged by the Laundry Lady ... and it has taken me all weekend to figure out what to write. Mostly cuz first I had to figure out what tagging is. So, I finished it finally.

1. Hind’s Feet
2. Dandelions & Roses
3. Lifenut
4. From Under the Laundry Pile
5. Dull as Dishwater

What were you doing 10 years ago?
In 1995, I was living in a small 2 bedroom bungalow (800 sq. ft) with my husband and 3 small girls, age 8, 6, 3. The house was a real gem. It had no cold water in the kitchen, and no hot water in the bathroom sink. The heat was an old gas stove in the middle of the house, with holes in the second story floor to heat the upstairs. We did laundry at the laundromat every week because there was nowhere for a washer and dryer hookup. I was working at the Best Western in town as a night auditor clerk for somewhere around $4 an hour, and Shawn was doing carpentry work.

What were you doing 5 years ago?
4 girls now – ages 1, 8, 11, 13. We had just stepped into the unforgettable teenage years with girls! We had graduated to an old victorian home, 100 years old. We had lots of room and big open spaces, but only 3 bedrooms with no way to expand except gut and demolish to make more bedrooms for our emerging teenage girls. I had joined the ranks of the full-time employed and was working with Shawn in the homebuilding industry, taking Em with me and running soccer mom duty after work.

What were you doing one year ago?
ages 17, 15, 12, 5 Sending my oldest daughter to high school as a senior, and my youngest to kindergarten! I stepped into the season of no more childcare while I work. Three of four kids in youth group and spent $350 to send them to Breakaway! We had cheerleading, volleyball, dance, musical practice, choir concerts, band concerts, girls basketball games, and the list goes on and on…

What were you doing yesterday?
Bookwork at the office ‘til 3pm, then home to organize the clutter from moving!

5 snacks you enjoy
sunflower seeds
cheesy doritoes and picante sauce
squeeze cheese and crackers
dry roasted almonds
Whoppers and recess peanut butter cups (I couldn’t choose between so I said 6!)

5 songs you know all the words to
"Bibbity Bobbity Boo"
"The very thought of you” by Etta James
“We got the Beat” by GoGos
“Paradise by the Dashboard Lights” by Meatloaf
“Time after Time” by Cindy Lauper


5 things you would do if you had a million dollars
Take a trip to Italy
Buy my mom a house
Treat my cousin Lisa to a bunch of awesome rewarding incredible things!
Take a trip with my extended family (or maybe just my brother Todd I don’t know)
Do lots of anonymous gift giving!


5 things you like doing
Drinking coffee
Cooking
Shopping by myself
Sleeping
Writing (notes, letters, emails, thoughts, journals…)
Listening to Jazz (okay that’s 6)

5 bad habits
Eating late
Ignoring or only half-listening to people when I’m busy
Leaving piles of weeds all over when I pull them (or putting them in garbage bags in the garage and leaving them there for too long so they are heavy and stink)
Large Amounts of Caffeine Consumption
Leaving piles of papers and bills everywhere


5 things you would never wear again
pink and grey together
anything in a size 8
stirrup pants
plastic 80's earrings
two-pc swimming suit

5 favorite toys
camera
My “planner”

my coffeepot :)
pens
my kitchen

TAG TIME:
I TAG

Tommy Boy
Shera

Eddie

If you decide to participate, put your blog on the bottom of the list and bump #1 off the top.

Friday, October 14, 2005

breakfast


mmmmm.........
my breakfast was good this morning!
I had a Casey's Cream Cheese Danish and Columbian coffee (with lots of half and half!)

Doesn't it sound heavenly?
If you know how to make these, I would pay you to deliver them to my house everyday.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Ode to the pastors

I always title my blog entries before I write them. Today was no exception. Except now I am thinking... what exactly does "Ode" mean? I think I'll look it up....

Ode: 1. a lyric poem of some length usually of a serious or meditative nature having an elevated style and formal structure.

ut oh... that's not what I'm doing. Should I rename the blog entry? wait... let me read #2: A choric song of classical Greece, often accompanied by a dance and performed at a public festival as part of a drama.

hang on.... I'm DEFINATELY not doing that.

try #3: a classical Greek poem modeled on the choric ode and usually having a three-part structure consisting of a strophe, an antistrophe, and an epode.

If I attempt at this point to rename this blog entry then I would have already typed all of this in vain, and I can't do THAT. So, I'm going with ODE.. and I'll make it work.

ODE TO THE PASTORS (this is the poem part minus the serious or meditative nature)
For all you do,
This month's for you. (I know, somehow it's lacking so far)
For the hours you spend pouring over Sunday's sermon hoping it makes sense.
This month's for you.
For the endless Sunday mornings you wake and realize you never get to sleep in.
This month's for you.
For the late night calls and your groggy "no, that's okay... I'm not busy"
This month's for you.
For the endless requests about what style of music, how long the service is, what color shirt you should wear, which doors should be unlocked first, what verses you should use, and other vital church functions such as these...
This month's for you.
For the compassionate way you deal with the "God told me our church needs to..." issues
This month's for you.

Okay, this is the serious part of the ode....
We have the best pastors in the world. (come on Tina, do you really mean world? I mean, there's Billy Graham out there, and Chuck Colson, and David Jeremiah... and that's only in the United States... besides if they were the best in the world they wouldn't be here!)... okay... city.
:)
It is officially Pastor Appreciation month, and because of the last four weeks worth of moving, we haven't taken the time to properly appreciate our pastors. If they are reading this, they are thinking... hang on, the month isn't over.
(Tina... remember... this is the serious part.... oh.. okay)
Seriously, of all the things these three could be doing in life... they are so talented and gifted. They are intelligent, far beyond many I have ever known. They are fun, witty, and bright people. They could be doctors, lawyers, business people, serious professionals.
And yet, because God called them, they have chosen to follow after Christ in a profession that often goes very unrewarded both financially and professionally. Because God called them, they have walked into areas of ministry that is both unknown and stretching. Because God called them, they have often burnt the midnight oil revising music, re-writing sermons, praying for lost families, teens, children. Because God called them, they would give up a Saturday afternoon with their families for a child rushed to the hospital, a teenager on drugs, or a broken marriage.
Often times, nobody knows the burdens they carry. For their own families, for their own marriages, for their own relationships, for their own finances, for their own lives. They don't often discuss their stuggles with temptation and sin. They don't announce their stress levels to the congregation.
I have a deep appreciation for pastor Angela, who is constantly joyful for my precious Emily. I am so thankful that God gave her the desire to serve children. To see children saved by Christ. To know that many a family is brought to Christ because of the faith of a child. To know that the effect she has on the children of today has a direct effect on the adults of tomorrow.
I have a deep appreciation for Pastor Jeremy. His desire for the teenagers to deepen in Christ is honorable. His passion for dedication and true circumcision of the heart in a world of status quo. His love for all the teenagers. I am thankful God brought him to our church.
And then Pastor Bill. I have a deep apprecation for Pastor Bill. If we just all had a glimpse of the burden he carries for the body here... if we could only see into his heart for just a moment, I know many would be amazed. His style of worship is not second rate. He doesn't serve a second rate God. He worships with a heart of true worship, and prays a challenge for the rest of the church to join him. He loves God and he loves people and that love is what causes him to do it again the next day.
Yeah, they're all pretty neat. They love God. They amaze me. I'm not sure I could do what they do.

ode to them! :)

oops

Last night Shawn officially took the last load from the old house. unbelievable. 3 weeks and 6 days. one day short of 4 weeks to move. unbelievable.
As he was walking around the house, he was saying goodbye. Goodbye memories. Goodbye house. Goodbye soft water. Goodbye gas stove. Goodbye dining room. Goodbye piano. GASP!?!?!?! PIANO?!?!?!?!?!?!Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We forgot about the piano!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
unbelievable. 4 weeks exactly.
Anyone free this afternoon to move a piano? Is there ANYONE we haven't used up all our favors with for the last four weeks? sigh.....

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Rules of Work

"Rules Of Work"
Never give me work in the morning. Always wait until 4:00 and then bring it to me. The challenge of a deadline is refreshing.
If it is really a rush job, run in and interrupt me every 10 minutes to inquire how it is going. That helps. Even better, hover behind me, and advise me at every keystroke.
Always leave without telling anyone where you are going. It gives me a chance to be creative when someone asks where you are.
If my arms are full of papers, boxes, books or supplies, do not open the door for me. I need to learn how to function as a paraplegic and opening doors with no arms is good training in case I should ever be injured and lose all use of my limbs.
If you give me more than one job to do, do not tell me which is priority. I am psychic.
Do your best to keep me late. I adore this office and really have nowhere to go or anything to do. I have no life beyond work.
If a job I do pleases you, keep it a secret. If that gets out, it could mean a promotion.
If you do not like my work, tell everyone. I like my name to be popular in conversations. I was born to be whipped.
If you have special instructions for a job, do not write them down. In fact, save them until the job is almost done. No use confusing me with useful information.
Never introduce me to the people you are with. I have no right to know anything. In the corporate food chain, I am plankton. When you refer to them later, my shrewd deductions will identify them.
Be nice to me only when the job I am doing for you could really change your life and send you straight to manager's hell.
Tell me all your little problems. No one else has any and it is nice to know someone is less fortunate. I especially like the story about having to pay so many taxes on the bonus check you received for being such a good manager.
Wait until my yearly review and THEN tell me what my goals SHOULD have been.
Give me a mediocre performance rating with a cost of living increase. I am not here for the money anyway.

coffee musings

There is nothing like a great cup of coffee.
This mornings flavor is SEATTLE'S BEST CINNABON with Vanilla Carmel Creamer... mmmm... it so good.
Have I mentioned how much I enjoy a good cup of coffee?
Have I mentioned that it is my favorite hobby?
Non-coffee drinkers just don't have any idea what they are missing in this delicious, full-bodied, smooth, aromatic, cup of liquid goodness.
When God instructed Paul in Galatians about the fruit of the spirit, he had to be drinking a cup o Joe!
I like mine especially STRONG and REALLY HOT. So hot actually that you can feel it burn all the way down.....
stop by the office this morning if you're out and about. I'd love to share with you.

dentist #2

oh yeah by the way.. .the dentist today was $527
and no cavities for anyone! yippee!

food...

we have no food in the house. well, i can't really say NO. we have popcorn. we have milk. i wonder how that would taste for breakfast...
we're kind of at the point where my family MIGHT turn me in to child services ...
BUT, i want to use up the stuff we never use up. i'm trying to see how long i can go on the food we have and see if i can use my creative mind to make interesting meals with peanut butter and beans. not really, but that just came to me and i might do it.
i DID, however make banana bread last night. slightly undercooked, but hey, it works. Emily said "it's a little squishy but i'll just put that part in the trash". :) really, i'm a good cook... no kidding.
I asked Emily what she wanted for supper. She listed off some things we didn't have so i told her she had to go to the fridge and the cupboard and choose something.
Emily (searching): Pancakes!
me (to self): easy! (out loud): sounds great!
Emily: Can I help?
me: sure!
Emily (reading the box): we need 2 spoons of the powder and 1 spoon of water.
me: ok! (i reach for the measuring cups)
Emily: can i pour it?
me: sure.
Emily takes the bowl and the cups and places it on the floor.
Emily: i can do this right cuz then i can reach it can't i mommy?
me: sure can.
Emily: i'm a good stirrer aren't i mommy?
me: uh-huh
Emily: i'm a good cooker too huh mommy?
me: yep
Emily: your a good cooker too right?
me: sure am
Emily: all done
There is still lots of stirring to be done...
me: looks good. i'll just do one last stir for good luck.
Emily: can i have some banana bread while i wait cuz i'm really hungry?
me: yep
Emily: can i get it myself?
me: sure. but be careful cutting (i hand her the butter knife)
Emily proceeds to take the knife, and cut the bread in half. completely in half.
She grabs the half she cut off and holds it like an apple and starts eating it.
I notice it isn't completely done inside.
Emily: this part is kinda squishy. that's okay though, i'll just throw that part in the trash.
I remember i was tired and took it out of the oven a little too soon so i could go to bed.
Emily proceeds to eat a half a loaf - a hunk-o-bread.
She doesn't eat her supper.
who needs to cook?

in honor of cher...

Most of this post is in code. You know who you are though.
this post is actually in honor of my dahhhhhhhrling friend Cher. Hey, Cher, have i told you lately how much i love you? you're so awesome... you are an amazing mom, an amazing friend, a sweet person all around. i'm so glad you missed my posts while i was desperatly trying to move... you made me feel so special :) --- you have the greatest sense of humor, and i'm so thankful you do... cuz sometimes nobody else gets my jokes but you. I just really love you and actually, your entire family. you go about life and you have the best outlook on life in general. you are so optimistic, and so caring. truly, i have always held a special place in my heart for you. partly because we have always wanted a dozen kids and were just too chicken to go for it....so we definately envy you. will you name the 12th one after me? you are truly a proverbs 31 woman in so many more ways than even the proverbs 31 woman is herself. i love you... i love your kids.... my kids love your kids (by the way, you need to go on a date cuz lindsey wants to babysit!) . A few months ago, i was praying and shawn and i were talking and God just gave me a huge big appreciation for you - for who you are and who you want to be - for how you are training your kids, and how you are raising your family.
now that i think about it --- i actually love your entire extended family too. i could write an entire blog about each one of them - your sister jan, brother greg, brother peter, brother bobby and sister cindy --- and i really don't know sonny's family that well, but what i do know i love so i bet they'd be great too.
and i can't wait until tomorrow because sonny is helping shawn for a while i'm just soooooooo excited! and it isn't only because we are hoping to officially be done with the month long move. but yes that has something to do with it. i promise we won't use him for more than an hour - we just really appreciate his help.
you're awesome sonny and cher! may GOD BLESS YOU in a super special fantabulous creative way!

Monday, October 10, 2005

cyclone fans










this past weekend was family weekend at ISU.
ISU was playing Baylor.
we surprised haleigh with some t-shirts.
they were typical embarrass yourself when your with the fam shirts.
we tried real hard.
thought it would be fun to wear to the game.
we went out to eat at hickory park Fri night.
then Sat. we got up and got ready, and decided to skip the game and go shopping.
the game went on.
we shopped in our shirts. :)
ISU lost.
our shirts were cool though.

dentist

Last month I spent $800 on the eye doctor between three of us. This month, I guess it's dentist. We have 6 appointments. We're at 3 down, 3 to go.
Lindsey is 16 1/2 and she had a baby tooth that wouldn't fall out. So, she had to have it pulled. I've been singing hillbilly songs to her all weekend, cuz the permanent tooth hasn't come through yet. Doc said in about a month. She's freaked out and worried they pulled the wrong tooth - says "If they did, I'll sue!".
She had novacaine and gas for the first time. She said it was fun. (I agree... the one time I had gas, it was fun.. ). But, she was cracking me up with her numb lip.

Em went for her first visit with Shawn. She was a little nervous before she went. She said "It's scary cuz I've never been before". I told her they would take a picture of her teeth and she would get a sticker! That seemed to help a bit. She was still a little nervous.
Shawn took her in - and stayed with her for a while until he had to go get his done. The hygenist gave her some pretty good instructions and she did great. She said the chair was fun! She was real impressed with her clean teeth. But she said "I have no sugar bugs but Daddy was naughty and had dirty teeth cuz he was in there a long time!". Oh... to be 6 again with short dental visits.

Today its mine and Abbs turn. I will no doubt get the "I see signs of brushing too hard" talk... and I HOPE I have no cavities. (Just a side note - I have only had one cavity in my entire life and it was when I was 30). Abbie, on the other hand, has had 3 already. I hope even more that she has none.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

the days turn to weekends, the weekends turn to weeks, the weeks turn to....

Oh Lord, please don't tell me it will take a whole month to move!
We've been at it now for nearly three weeks. I actually looked at the calendar today and thought OH NO... WE HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF!
We're down to the wire.
The new owners are moving in the 13th.
We only have one or two things in the house... we have the outdoor furniture and grill... we have the washer and dryer... and we have the ENTIRE garage yet.
Anyone planning on moving? Here is some wisdom: don't send your entire company on vacation the same time you plan on moving so you have to work from 7-6 everyday and then move in the evenings. dumb move. really dumb.

Monday, October 03, 2005

taste test

I did a taste test today... for Ang.
The results are in.
IT IS GOOD.
Wow. I can't believe I like it.
Okay... whole story ... I went to the store... looking for Raspberry Ginger Ale. Its awesome. But, they don't have it anywhere I go. Drives me crazy.
So, I ran into Ang. She talked me into trying the new flavored FRESCA.
I picked Sparkling Black Cherry Citrus.
Good choice. Glad I got that one.
It's got that fresh Fresca flavor... with a hint more of spark and an underlying black cherry... not overbearing. Just right.
It's good. You should buy some.