Monday, March 9, 2009


Our friends had a SUPER COOL PARTY this past Friday. It was a SUSHI PARTY! They were learning and teaching us how to make sushi rolls.

Mine wasn't pretty, but it's a start. L was eating sliced 'ava ka dough' (avocado) and T ate apart of a California roll.

Dude and I agree that we want to host one sometime. AFTER Farrell's, when we can eat as many carbs as we want (oh carbs how I miss you).

(Photos courtesy of jensennrf)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Something Creative - St Patty's Day

I missed last week. Dude was out of town, so between WORK, KIDS and FARRELLS I didn't have a lot of time for anything other than life, so nothing creative. I was able to pull a shirt together for L this week, but no huge brownie points for orginality. Just the same, it is always neat to see her wear something I made her.

This is me

A few weeks ago I got 'tagged' on a Facebook (FB) note. My FB friend (and FXB cohort) said something like how she admired how I seemed to have it all together. To be CLEAR - FAR FAR FROM IT! Just to prove it, below is an edited snippet of an email I sent to a friend today:


[it is so not like me to be a basket case or crazy or witchy or indecisive about life in general (okay maybe witchy, but just once a month, for a few days)...... I am WORKING on getting over all of these things and trying to get back more to being ME and to be more POSTIVE, not focusing on the negative! I too enjoyed lunch today – sorry I was just a debbie DOWNER. I PROMISE I will do my VERY BEST to not be like that next time – I am so glad that you want to get together again for lunch]"

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

File under "Things I don't want to forget"

For those of you that have children you know that they say and do things that you laugh at and think to yourself "I don't ever want to forget that". From there I do a REALLY great job of forgetting. I have done a pretty good job of capturing pictures.

BUT it is the words/actions that I want to capture. In an ATTEMPT to remember, every so often I am going to do a post where I list things that "I don't want to forget".

For instance:

  • L calls soup "SLOOOup"

  • That my son dances like a chicken. There doesn't even have to be music, you just have to ask him to dance and he bops up and down like a chicken eating chicken feed.

  • Everytime it snows overnight when L wakes up and sees it, she shouts "Yeah! It is Christmas Day!"

  • EVERY man with a beard L gets SUPER excited and says "There is Ho-Ho! Even to Dude's uncle. And the grouchy construction worker at the cafe, and the random man at the store. EVERY man with a beard

  • my little guy, T, CHOOSES to wear ONE shoe or boot at ALL TIMES. He'll bring me his boot and grunt at me until I put it on, then happily walks away and plays, for hours (well not hours, but hours in 14 month old time)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wild Animals

The hearth room in our house looks like this:

(notice the chairs on top of the table and the footstool on top of the chair)

All becase of this:

I guess the next step is to completely eradicate my house of ALL furniture.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lessons Learned

When your manager tells you about his/her threesome with his/her crack dealer, RUN! run FAST! Find a NEW JOB!

Please folks, learn from the mistakes of others that are not smart enough to figure it out themselves.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

What Cool People do on Saturday Nights

Zero style points. They were all sitting down! The drummer I can understand, but the guitars COME ON- let me see you ROCK!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sorry Mr. Man.

Drama, makeup, bathroom hog, PMS, sassiness (and bossiness), dolls, dress up. Just a few of the pitfalls of having an older sister. Sorry Mr Man.

Don't worry son, I am sure someday you will get her back. When she is 13 pull a tampon out in front of her boyfriend, throw it at her and tell her stop leaving them lay around. She'll be mortified, I promise.

wait no boyfriends when you are 13, how about 18.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Please Bare With Me...

It is embarrassing that I have an MIS degree and for many years did web-based application development. When setting up this blog I took the easy route and used a free template. It is driving me nuts. Over the next few days (maybe weeks!) I am going to do my best to do a few enhancements, so bare with me as I am sure there will be several versions and lots of bugs.

Creative Juices....

Being creative makes me happy. I need to do it more often. Anything creative - plan a party (baby showers are my favorite!), make treats, wrap presents, sewing - anything creative, I am not picky. I have resolved to try and do 1 creative thing a week. If it turns out, I'll share it on here and if not, you’ll never know.

This week it was a shirt for L.

I got the tutorial here. You should check out this woman’s Etsy Shop – she has lots of cute things, my favorite being the messy butterfly pin. Even more admirable is that she is donating 100% of the proceeds to the Cora Paige Playground fund. I must warn you, if you click on the story be prepared to cry and be touched in ways you can’t imagine being touched by strangers. I have thought about this family everyday since I learned of their story almost a month ago. Maybe because my son is only 14 months old and I can’t even imagine. Or maybe because having children has made me a softy. Or maybe just because. Either way, I am sure your heart will ache for them as well.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Looks like I have been missing from the blog world. I would create a missing persons poster, however it seems not only am I missing from the blog world, but I am also missing any pictures of me. I am always behind the camera and I didn't realize to what degree until I went to find a picture for my facebook profile.

Happy Monday.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Yellow Snow

I double checked, the snow wasn't yellow.

Ready. Set. Go.

There is something sweet about a little girl dressed in light pink and piggy tails - in this case L was ready for gymnastics. I tried to capture the 'sweetness'. This is what I got:

Not so sweet looking. She takes after her father :)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

do you think he will have curly hair like his sister?

I often get asked if wingman will have curly hair like his sister. I'll let you be the judge.