Tuesday, February 17, 2009


A friend of mine who blogs here about cooking and posts some amazing photography here, nominated me for this award. Part of what I am supposed to do is to nominate ten other bloggers who have good attitude/gratitude. I do plan to do this eventually, but right now, I don't read many blogs. The ones I do read have already been nominated so I'm going to wait until I find a blog that you might really enjoy. Meanwhile, thankyou. I hope you enjoy reading this.

Just so I remember...

An assortment of things that made me laugh:

The kids were in the car the other day and a volkswagon beetle went passed. So Zaven saw if first and shouted, "Red punchbuggy, Caly. No punch back!" She punchbuggied me, then I punchbuggied Zoe who doesn't know what a punchbuggy looks like but likes to be included anyway. (I have a rule that they aren't allowed to really punch, they can only tap each other lightly.) Zoe just shouted "Red punchbuggy, no punch back!" to the world and then Quinn looked up and said, "Munchy-punchy, no munch back."

This morning Zaven (15) was helping Zoe (4) get dressed for school while I was trying to take care of Quinn, who was extra fussy because he wasn't feeling well. She was all dressed and ready to go except for brushing her hair. She must have been feeling extra good today because even though she never wants her hair messed with in the mornings she told him she wanted him to fix it like a princesses hair and give her ponytails. I asked her if she wanted two since she had said tails instead of tail and she said, "I want one... two... three... four!" as she counted it off on her fingers. Zaven hasn't got much experience with fixing fancy hairdos so he said, "I don't know how to do that, Zoe." She held up the hand she'd counted on and said, "Look at my hand. Four is this many."

Monday, February 9, 2009


I got my taxes done!

Friday, February 6, 2009


If you hadn't heard by now, there was a huge ice storm a few weeks ago across several states including Kentucky. A lot of people lost water and power but we lucked out and actually got to enjoy the storm. There was no school for the kids or Scott and plenty of food in the house. So we just enjoyed the break and didn't even try to get anything accomplished. The only productive thing we did was to take some pictures. These are the best of the bunch, although the ones at night didn't do it justice. The ice refracted some color, but in the picture it just looks white.
And just to give you a bit of perspective, the only picture with any snow in it is the one of Zoe's playhouse. The rest of what you see is just ice. Even the pictures of the fields don't show snow. It's just ice on the grass.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Groundhog's Day

Well, I don't know about the groundhogs because I haven't seen any all day, but I didn't get frightened of my shadow today. I did, however, watch my all time favorite kid's video, "I Hog The Ground" on Jack's Big Music Show. I love that video. I love the song, too. But the video is just perfect. I have decided that I need one of the I heart ground T-shirts. If you missed it, here's the link:


You can zoom in on the video by holding down the control key while you use the scroll wheel on your mouse. It's also on youtube but the quality's not as good.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

And so we move on to February...

Tonight was a sad night. Caly had a good day yesterday. She's finally feeling well and she invited a friend over to spend the night. Then tonight her boyfriend called. Make that ex-boyfriend. He broke up with her. She was stunned. She so did not see it coming. She's so sad now, and of course there's nothing I can do to make it any better. But I feel bad for him too, believe it or not. Even though he didn't handle the break up well or even talk to her and tell her that he was unhappy and give her a chance to work on it. Because he's just a kid, same as she is. And falling in love and dating are hard even for grown-ups. So even though she really, really loved him she didn't always let him know. And even though he seemed to feel the exact same way about her, he didn't know how to deal with the differences in how they expressed it.

Anyhow, I know it's not the end of the world. I'm just sad to see her so brokenhearted.

Other than that today has been a decent day. We didn't get squat done, and we really needed to. The house is kind of trashed from all six of us being trapped in it 24/7 for almost a week. The ice storm did a lot of damage to the trees in our yard so there are branches down that we'll have to start dealing with soon. But my parents treated Scott and I to a movie this afternoon and that was nice. We saw Slumdog Millionaire and I enjoyed it much more than I expected.

School starts back tomorrow. I don't know if that makes me happy or sad.