Thursday, November 27, 2008

500th Post

Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.
Rene Dubos, Celebrations of Life, 1981

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Small, Medium or Large (or None) Part 2

While I don't care for purses, I do take hydration very serious

Small, Medium or Large (or None)

Megan's claim is that she needs the large purse because she has kids. While fashionable the better plan when you have children is to have someone carry the wipes and an extra diaper for you.

Which is why I carry none.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's the Economy Stupid

For weeks I have been annoyed at the media's reporting of the terrible economy. People are still spending money and the parking lots are full. Sunday at 945 when I arrived at Costco (which opens at 1000) their was at least 60 people in line waiting.

Either there is a whole group of people looking for food sample instead of the church potluck on a Sunday morning or just maybe the money is being pumped into retail (hmmmmm at an average of $300 per consumer).

It's a good thing we elected a new president to help the economy.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Bad idea drinking a Grande Chai tea an hour before bed.

I have watched 24: Redemption and performed a french manicure.

Now watching Bridezillas

After the Twilight (Sunday 1245 am)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bass Pro Shop

Some how after 1 1/2 years I finally made it to the Bass Pro Shop. While the entire adventure had me entirely out of my comfort zone, I did fall in love with the 3D Camo Wear. My favorite, can you imagine the uses?

The fish mail boxes came in a close second, I think my neighbors would love them.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pre-Thanksgiving Post

I am thankful for:

-Three beautiful, smart children who are making wise choices everyday
-The love of my life who shares the bad, good and great moments
-A BFF who is so damn intuitive and the best TWIN ever
-Siblings, the differences and the similiarities
-Parents who have raised 5 functioning adults
-Friends (and a super cool cousin) who teach me about life and share the joy
-Health and my body
-My happy peaceful home

Friday, November 21, 2008

Twlight or Storm?

Brittney is begging for a Twlight t-shirt and all of her friends in Home Ec went to the premiere last night (so did Jacquie). Its a good thing she has a ticket to go with Ruth, Megan and grandma tonight.

There were 100 people in line at Verizon this am at 500 am for the Storm.

I love you all but you are wierd.

So do you enjoy the Twilight or the Storm?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Guard Dog

I went to pick up Melody from a friends house the other day and these two vicous sounding dogs come running to the door. When they opened the door the littlest growled at me. Apparently he is the meaner of the two.
Say hello to Sparky.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Merry Thanksgiving :/

This weekend i bought BIG Christmas presents for the girls. (I decided to start a new tradition and give them their christmas presents at Thanksgiving since they arent with me for Christmas this year). Since Thanksgiving is only 1 1/2 weeks away I decided to hide the BIG presents in my bathroom rather than an offsite location.

I am now reaping the pain of that choice.

Yesterday I move them all in there block my bedroom door and lock the outside door. I go on my merry way until last night at 1030 I decide I want a bath. Damn the key doesnt work.

I then proceeded to go through every key I have. Have you ever been in your house but locked out of your bedroom? (I just wanted a hot bath)

I slept in the guest bed and used the guest shower. Locksmith will be here at 7:00 so I can be dressed for work, but my hair will be crappy today.

Next time it gets stored at grandma's house.

Monday, November 17, 2008

School Nurse

Jessica came home with this paper after being "bonked on the head by the wierd kid in class". As I was reading it, all I could think was "How long did it take the school nurse to come up with this form and did the school nurse experience each of these events?"

Now that's an interesting job.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

House for Sale

3658 East Dartmouth Street
Mesa, Arizona 85205

I finished the house and its ready for sale!!
It turned out amazing!!
This is a elegantly designed, quality, custom Cape Cod style home in one of the most highly sought after areas in Mesa. EVERYTHING is newly remodeled including paint throughout the home, laminate wood on main floor, baseboards, custom interior doors, tile in all bathrooms, carpet, Classy Closets in Master bedroom, roof and an incredible contemporary kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counter tops and GE Stainless steel appliances. The home has vaulted ceilings as well as ceiling fans throughout. This is a unique floor plan with lots of living space and storage upstairs and down. There is extra room can be used as a 6th bedroom, storage or a child’s playroom.

The well maintained front and backyard has an automated sprinkler and drip system. The peaceful backyard has a attractive pond and is equipped for a hot tub (electric and plumbing). There’s an RV gate and side entry to garage. The oversized 2 car garage has painted concrete floors.

Excellent schools and great location to I-202. Call me 623-239-1022 to see inside. This is an exquisite find!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


1. Jeremy Darling's Kiss on Dirty Sexy Money
2. Sydney's pink hair color
3. Find a penny pick it up
4. Points

Breaking News

Really? But I really wanted to hear about the economy

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pet Peeve

When you have beautiful planters surrounding a buildingYou need to be cautious when the plants die
Because it becomes a trash can instead of a flower pot

Give a hoot, don't polute (I do realize I just aged myself)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day

In honor of my dad's service in the US Navy
1965 USS Coral Sea CVA-43 - Great bow on shot of ship in the Pacific.

Thank you!!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

First Grade Homework

Jessica and I were doing her homework the other day. I was so interested in this particular work that my mind was wondering across the page. As I wondered from house to house and person to person I came across Mrs. Rivera. On the surface Mrs. Rivera looks like a nice enough person. However I was bothered that she looked like she was walking backwards. Since I wasn't paying full attention to the assignment at hand I didn't say anything.

As we are wrapping it up Jessica says, "Mom why is Mrs. Rivera's feet on backwards"

Darn good question.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I found a Pie!

Today at work I was walking back and forth between HR. On my second trip I noticed this personalized calendar. Odd, I took a picture. Minutes later on the third trip I noticed the next one. What are the chances?

On a scavenger hunt later I did notice one that said "Charlotte", however she never left her cubicle so I could take a picture and figured it didn't matter so much for the post anyways.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

First Grade Smile

Jessica lost her first tooth yesterday!!! "It didnt hurt at all mom, i just ate into an apple and it came out. I thought it was part of the apple".

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A snapshot is never accurate

Paula and I were walking through Centennial Park with the East Coast HCBC. We were looking for our names (which proved to be very difficult). We finally found a brick with Paula's first name. We stopped to take a photo (isn't she hot????)

From a distance Kim was concerned for Paula's safety (this is of course why she is taking photos, not calling for emergency intervention).

No, a snapshot is never accurate.