Friday, December 29, 2006

note to self

When posting on your blog, don't let it sit there for hours while you do other stuff, because when you come back and finish it, it makes you re-sign on and then your whole post DISAPPEARS!!!!ARGH!!

suffice it to say, I have an MP3 player I told you all about and how with-it I feel, I told you that my dog molly was sick and goes to see what is stuck up her nose on jan 3rd and I reviewed all the movies I've seen recently. All that work being lost, I just will promise to blog more and I'll catch up later because i just spent the last 1/2 hour finishing a blog that disappeared into cyberspace and I'm really frustrated.

you'll get the movie reviews soon, but here is the pic of molly i wanted to post. Isn't she just so cute???

Saturday, December 02, 2006

First Big Snow

I thought it would be just like before...
"a huge storm is coming" "12-18 inches, woah!"
and then it would be just 2 inches and everything would be normal.
But not this time..
This time it dumped on us and they ACTUALLY closed the schools and it was really fun.
I didn't have to work and the kids and I just stayed in and watched TV. The boys went right out and played and shoveled(mostly played). We actually shoveled today.
After having a day to set in, it was rather heavy and a layer of ice made it nearly impossible.

With Kirk gone, it was just the four of us out there trying to make it a passable driveway so I wouldn't have to get a running start going in or out. It took awhile and we didn't really finish, but we all started complaining so we headed in.

I think I sprained my arm and both my hands were weak when I tried to bead an hour later. I never shovel so I'm going to blame it on that rather than the "getting older" thing. Man, I miss Kirk.

We did Breakfast with Santa again this year and the pictures are just us in front of the tree. We are sans Kirk and sans SANTA!! We barely got one good picture due the two teenagers who think it is fun to play fight and so most of the pictures have one or both of them laughing or jumping or facing their back to the camera. ha ha. very funny.

We planned on going and getting a real tree today but since I can barely hold a bead, I'm not going to risk trying to hoist a tree up onto the roof of the car. Too risky.

I'm making progress on my christmas list and I have to say, I just love shopping for christmas. With each gift, I imagine how they'll look when they open it, how I'll package it. I probably build it up quite a bit in my head, which isn't good.
That's about all for today.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Thank you!!!

I was driving home today after watching Matthew in "Tom Sawyer". He did a great job cartwheeling and memorizing his 183 lines. woah. It was impressive. I heard every word he said.

ANyway, as I'm driving, I saw a police car do a U-ey behind me and my stomach sank. Somehow I knew I did something wrong. I pulled over and sure enough.. I was speeding.

Thankfully the insurance card in the car was not out of date and I handed that and my license over to him. He asked if I was in a hurry and I said "No. I wasn't intentionally speeding." He asked when my last ticket was and I said "I've only gotten one other one in my life and it was a year or two ago". Luckily it was two years ago and I had court supervision so I only got a warning.

This was not near so traumatic as my first (and only) ticket. I started crying during that one because he took my license and I was scheduled to go to Bonaire a couple weeks later and needed it to leave the country. He was nice and let me pay the ticket and pick it up that night. whew.

At least this time I retained my composure and sat there while he looked stuff up.
I felt better too when Kirk told me that everyone speeds in that area (it is a part of Roosevelt that is only 35mph). still. my bad.

Friday, October 06, 2006

I'm a song girl

I'm always been addicted to music. I remember my dad standing in front of the stereo pointing out parts of songs and getting so into it. I remember being bored and thinking "What is the big deal with THAT??". Then one day, I got it. I said "play that again!" and he joyfully did. He had sparked that love in me and it never went out. I relentlessly played certain parts of songs over and over until my sister probably wanted to toss that little panasonic cassette player out the window!

And so it continues today... I went searching for some Billy Joel songs from "Glass Houses" . I love musicmatch and I can go and be nostalgic and find whatever song I am dying to hear. Almost. After burning them to a CD, I just sat and let the tears flow as I heard them for the first time again in more than about 20 years. This album belonged to either my sister karen or brother mike. In case you are curious, the three songs I had to download were "C'etait Toi", "All for Leyna" and "Through the long night". mmm.

Incidentally, I managed to hook at least one of my kids into music as well. Matthew asks me to play things again when we're in the car. Andrew also will request songs that he really likes. I don't think they knew for a long time that most people didn't listen to songs from the 70s and 80s. I think they thought it was all current music.

I once wrote a poem called "music is a drug" because for me, it is one of the best comforts, and gives me whatever feeling I choose without leaving dead brain cells or a hangover. Wonderful stuff. Strongest "drugs" are cool chord changes and harmonies or BOTH!!

Thanks, Dad.