Saturday, August 26, 2006

Dark Chocolate M&Ms!

That's all I've got to say about that....for now.


Katrina: Did somebody put yogurt in my cup?

That's what happens when you don't clear yesterday's lunch dishes before breakfast. Here's hoping she won't get sick from it.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Charlotte or Shelob?

Well, yesterday I went out back to grill and saw a pretty spider web in the back yard. I didn't stop to look to closely because last year when I saw a pretty spider web, it ended up having a pretty big spider along with it. (my skin is crawling just thinking about it). I hurriedly lit the grill and ran inside...then each time I had to get out to work on dinner, it was as fast as I could. I did in fact see part of the spider... OK, its body was about the size of a golf ball in my it was bigger than spiders I just step on. I couldn't see it all, but it was perched next to its web just like Shelob...Its front legs hanging down a bit, but the rest of it hiding back. Later I caught more of a glance...ew! So, finally McKnight in shining armor arrived and went out back with a big newspaper. He came in after whacking 4 or 5 times and said..."Daddy just killed Charlotte" OK, in my imagination, Charlotte was not that big. I would not have liked her AT ALL, Some Pig or No Pig, if she had been that big. I haven't been able to shake the Shelob picture from my mind...and its been more than 24 hours. Its a good thing I don't live in a jungle climate.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Sometimes it just helps to get out

I don't know why I don't do it more, but getting outside really helps my attitude. It doesn't have to be away from home or anything dramatic. Just breath fresh air and feel the sun on my face and I can tell a difference. Of course getting out for the baby shower tonight was really nice. I love being a mom, but I do appreciate being just me for a little while.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Men, please feel free to ignore this post.

It is an American custom for us ladies to shave our legs. Some women complain about this, but I don't struggle with it. I like smooth legs, but I don't obsess over it. If I had never shaved my legs I may contemplate not starting, but I wouldn't stop at this point. I've shaved with soap, body wash, and shave gel. I've tried several types of razors. I struggled for a long time because I liked the look of the Venus razor, but I hate the whole goddess idea. YUCK! I avoided it for at least a year, and finally gave in and bought one. I liked it fine, but whatever...everytime I see advertising for it I want to vomit! Then I got the Intuition. I like the time saving factor of not needing shave gel, but it seems expensive to keep it up. So, I'm asking you ladies, what razor do you like? What works for you? I'd love a Consumer Report on razors, so help me out, what's a best buy?

A trip to the museum

We had a very atypical moment in our house on Saturday. I was reading the paper and mentioned that it says there is a free day at the Museum of Nature and Science. Roger looks up at me and says, "let's go". Now, with 2 kids, being spontaneous isn't as easy as it used to be. So, I asked, "do you really want to go?" "Sure, let's do it." We get ourselves ready, run a couple of errands and we are headed down Colorado Blvd. Roger mentions that it has been perhaps 20+ years since he's been to the museum. We find it and park. Hmmm, it didn't seem hard to find a spot in the garage. Up we go, unsure of how these free days work. Finally, I walk through the line, go up the counter and ask. "We're aware of the misprint, but unfortunately we can't do anything about it" OH NO!

Our budget is tight...and in the past we probably just would have put it on a card and gone, but we looked at each other and knew it wasn't to be. I suggested a walk out to City Park. It was supposed to be a cloudy, cool day, and I dressed my kids for that. As we walk out to the rose garden, we see a great fountain to play in, but of course we are dressed in long sleeves and pants. It is soon too hot to just sit there, so Roger suggests going in to look at the gift shop.

We head back to the entrance and take in the Grizzly bear statue facing City Park. That has been there a long time...and I notice for maybe the first time she has 2 cubs at her feet. Katrina and Roger head for the shop, and I keep Alex out since a double stroller isn't bound to be easy to maneuver in the aisles. TheT-rex bones are at the entrance, so we check these out. Then we head into the main hallway, and I hear a familiar sound. Its the Sabertooth! Put in money, and that guy will growl for you. Alex watches the crowd, the 2nd dinosaur skeleton on the ceiling, and Katrina comes out of the shop talking about how cool it was. I give her a penny and take her up the the Sabertooth. As I hold her up to put in her penny, I realize that this guy hasn't had his teeth cleaned since before I saw him in Elementary School. Finally we head out t0 the car.

So, we didn't get to go to the museum, but somehow we saw the things I remember most from my childhood trips--dinosaur bones, the Grizzly, and the Sabertooth. We didn't spend a dime! Just think what fun they'll have when they really get to go to the museum. But for now, I guess this will have to do.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


So, my posts as of late haven't been very thought provoking or deep or meaningful and that was starting to bother me. Have I ceased to think deeply? Am I really so busy that my brain isn't functioning that way? I don't think that is quite it. Mainly, I believe that my deep thinking hasn't resolved into anything that I can put on screen. Fleeting moments come and go, but I'm not recording them in my head for later use.

This reminds me of 8th grade Lang Arts in Mrs. Thomas' class. Mrs. Thomas was my favorite teacher. And no, Roger, she wasn't the touchy-feely let's find the symbolism type of English teacher. She pushed us hard! She focused a lot on sentence structure, grammar, sentence diagramming...all things I LOVE! One thing we had to do weekly was dictation. She would say a sentence 3 times, and we had to write it down on our test word for word. Talk about listening skills. I don't practice that anymore...not intense listening skills.

So, this is post 199...I should easiliy hit my 200th post by my year blogging anniversary. I'm hoping a few things might start to gel together by then for a thought provoking post...but I guess we'll see.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Time to fire up the old brain

Yes, I'm resynching my Pocket PC. I have made too many mistakes and been late with too many tasks to stay with my current way of doing things. It can be a pain carrying my PPC around sometimes...keeping it charged and all, but if it aids me enough it will be worth it. I don't like feeling like I'm not on top of things. Did I mention August has been kinda busy?

Saturday, August 12, 2006

ice cream

So, I bought a carton of ice cream called peanut butter cookie dough. Sounded fantastic...especially since I hadn't been able to have much pb this year. It looked like it was peanut butter cookie dough in chocolate ice cream...but the ice cream itself was peanut butter as well. Not as good as I had hoped. With chocolate sauce its ok though.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Hey Everybody!

Gmoney awoke from his blogging coma! Here's hoping its not just a flicker...

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


As I look back, I see that the only thing the same about the fellowship I'm a part of from the time I was married is Rog and I. We've basically watched everyone who is still around well as a lot of people go. We've seen friends move on to other churches, and we've watched couples move due to job changes or even just desire. Why then do I feel so sad as Than and Adina leave tomorrow? Because of all the people who have gone...they are the ones who are both moving far and who made an impact on me. Usually its just one or the other...

August is over!

You may be confused since your calendar says it is only the 8th. For all intents and purposes, this month is full and I might as well skip to September.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Happy 130th Birthday, Colorado

State Motto
Nil Sine Numine
Nothing Without the Deity
State Name and Nickname
Colorado / Centennial State
State Animal
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
State Bird
Lark Bunting
State Fish
Greenback Cutthroat Trout
State Flower
White and Lavender Columbine
State Folk Dance
Square Dance
State Fossil
State Gemstone
State Grass
Blue Grama Grass
State Insect
Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly
State Song
"Where the Columbines Grow"
State Tree

Colorado Blue Spruce
State Mineral
State Rock
Yule Marble