Saturday, August 28, 2010

an affair

I am having an affair.
No, really.
It seems as though I am fatally attracted to 1:00 a.m.
Every night I am caught off guard by his presence...
*gasp* "Oh, my! There you are again," I whisper
as I close my eyes, tilt my head back, and take a long, slow inhale.
What seems like only a few, short moments later I have to look 7:15 a.m. in the face
and act like nothing has happened.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

veddy veddy interestink

King's father came over for dinner tonight. Part of his Christmas present from our family. Each Christmas we give him a list of dates for the year that we have marked on our calendar (one Sunday eve per month) and have set aside as "Dinner with Poppy" nights.

King and Number 3 were the chefs for tonight's meal.

Le Menu
Salmon Patties
Fresh Green Beans
Silver Queen Corn
Sliced Tomatoes
The rest of us worked together and cleaned up the rawtha messy kitchen. But it was so totally worth it. Yum Yum!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

today's lessons

Today's lesson is primarily for the oldest and youngest of our daughters:

  • After shaving your legs, please put the blade cover back into place, and return disposable razor to safe storage area out of the reach of small children.

  • Never, ever, ever, ever, even if it IS a sweet shade of Play-With-Me-Pink, play with a razor. They are very, very, very sharp - way sharper than a knife, even.

There was even a refresher lesson in it for me:

  • Always praise God when things aren't as bad as they could have been.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

calls 'em like he sees 'em

King just asked me if I was dressing vicariously through #1.
Damn straight I am.
Sorta like dressing a Barbie.

it'll make a funny story one day

As I sit here fending off hot flashes I am also making a list of errands I need to run today. One of which is
  • go to Target to return nursing bra

I am so sight-impaired as a result of being in my 40's that I couldn't read the fine print on the tag. But there it was, right under Gilligan O'Malley, in small print, there were the words, "nursing bra". It really makes me mad, too, because finding the bra that has all the "specs" I enjoy is not an easy task.

I guess it is a little humorous: middle-aged blind woman in peri-menopause buys nursing bra by mistake

Nursing home is more like what I need!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

the proof is in the pellet

Why is it so easy for people to believe in aliens, for whom there is NO. EVIDENCE. AT. ALL.
find it so difficult to believe in God when it is so obvious that He exists and created this incredible world just for us?
The proof is all around us.
Wanna know just one miniscule thing that absolutely blows me away?
Click on "Pellet Information"

file under: formerly known as

Number 3 asked us the other night at dinner, "Hey, doesn't 'labor' mean 'work'?"

which got me thinking....

why DO we have a day of rest on 'labor' day?

So I looked up the history of the 'holiday' here.

Shouldn't the holiday be more appropriately named Labor Union Day?

And since someone from a Labor Union founded Labor Day and since I believe that Labor Unions are choking the life blood right out of the United States, is it a conflict of interest for me to 'celebrate' Labor Day?
You bet!

Therefore, I will forevermore celebrate the day as
"Three-Weeks-Or-So-Before-My-Birthday Day"

Thursday, August 12, 2010

day 2 - kindergarten

Excuse: stomach virus
Word of the Day
Vomitorium- A passage situated below or behind a tier of seats in an amphitheatre, through which crowds can "spew out" at the end of a performance.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

not a moment too soon... or past time

7:25 a.m.
whoo hoo! (yes, that tooth in front is dead.)

Today was the first day of school for #' 2, 3, and 4. It was a very big day for "he who must" as he started kindergarten this morning. He has been waiting for this day for no less than 2 years!

7:30 a.m.

It is customary for King and I to walk each kid to their classroom and take pictures of them with their teacher (homeroom teacher for the older kids) and then stay for the parents' coffee reception and the flag raising ceremony.

7:45 a.m.

First kindergarten desk!

This year number 5 was the only one to lag behind with mom and dad. Even though I am sure she liked seeing her brothers and sister go to each of their classrooms, I am fairly certain that she loved the orange juice and danishes she got to have after we dropped them off.

8:30 a.m.

Number 2 was chosen at the end of last year to be a captain, which means that he gets to raise and lower the flag each day. I think that is really special. When we sang America The Beautiful this morning, there were many emotions behind those tears. Thankfully, Number 5, gave me some comedic relief: "Mommmmmmmma," she whined, "when is the frog racing gonna start?" "Frog racing?" I wondered. "Ahhhhh, flag raising, honey. Flag raising," I laughed.

She was not amused and I think very nearly felt cheated.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


I'm pretty sure that
the best medicine is to be snuggled up between mommy and daddy.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Numero Uno

Hairline fracture to the right 5th metatarsal

No, I can't see it either, but I promise it's there.