Friday, November 30, 2007

last day of nablopomo


even tho i missed a few days, i'm glad i did it. it kinda gets me back in the groove. let's see how long that lasts!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

best fad diet ever

"my daughter exists on air and white food"

kelly, last night during a discussion about children's eating habits at a mom's night out.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007


i was going to try and embed a video, but you tube's embedding is pissing me off right now. i can't copy the entire line to embed and i can't do a partial copy to get the last bit of the line.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

i give up

three strikes and you're out.

i've discovered if i don't post when i'm thinking about it, it doesn't happen. so maybe that will be my lesson here.

so, how is everyone? any one got any good jokes?

i'm buried in work today, so that's all you get!

Sunday, November 25, 2007


making swedish pancakes with daddy

pileated woodpecker siting in the backyard...
(shot through a window and screen, and therefore blurry)

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Saturday, November 24, 2007


i got TWO big chunks of time today to myself. it's a wonder what that (and a nice long bath with the new vanity fair and a glass of wine and candles) will do! i feel like a new woman!

Friday, November 23, 2007

calgon, take me away

i can't believe there are still two more days left in this lllloooonnnngggg weekend.

i would give my left eyeball for not having to negotiate a truce between a 5 year old and a three year old for every little thing, not having to get after them about eating something, anything healthy BEFORE they get dessert, not having a small body following me around because they must be within 2 feet of my person at any time of the day.


Thursday, November 22, 2007


hosted my third thanksgiving day in a row this year, but only for 8 people. 2 years ago, the first time i hosted it was 25! i hope NOT to be hosting next year. the rundown for this year is as follows:
  • the turkey was juicy, everything else was completely and totally delicious.
  • good wine was flowing.
  • had dessert at a friend's house.
  • in honor of her husband (who left us a few years ago), i brought champagne instead of dessert.
  • champagne was GOOD. i had a few glasses. brian was driving, thank you very much.
  • i am now eating leftovers (already!) and watching private practice online with knitting to follow the grazing.

i hope your holiday was plentiful and warm.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

damn it!

i missed another day. oh well.

yesterday was totally topsy turvy. we had about 3 inches of snow in the morning and NOBODY was prepared for it. the drive to daycare, approx 3 miles, which usually takes 15-20 minutes took ONE HOUR AND FIFTEEN MINUTES. and then when i finally arrived at work about an hour and a half late, i could not get into the groove. no wonder i forgot to post. i wish i could have stayed home, sat on the couch and knitted all day.

at least we don't have to be anywhere early this morning, so we're taking our own sweet time. and tomorrow is turkey day! with more snow/rain predicted! i think i'll just build a fire in the fire place, pop that bird into the oven and enjoy the day!

Monday, November 19, 2007


i am totally suffering from too much exposure to kids. i don't think i've had two feet clearance from a child since yesterday morning, except for sleeping.


Sunday, November 18, 2007


after thinking about doing this for about 6 months, i pulled the trigger and ordered some mini cards from moo. i like the library of stock photos they had, but i took the (very) little free time (read: no kids in 4 ft safety zone around me) today to upload some of my photos from the last year to make my cards.

now i'm in the market for stationary. anyone know of a place i can get personalized stationary online that's reasonably priced and has some fun funky designs? i'm not looking for anything fancy, all i want is some cardstock cards with my name on them to have around to write little thank you notes and stuff.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

might have to pre-read this gift...

i did a little christmas shopping at our little local bookstore and bought "i am america and so can you!" for brian (shhh...don't tell!). i've flipped through it and it is hilarious.


Friday, November 16, 2007

list for friday

because i got nothing else right now except these random bits...
  • snow today! just a little bit but that's much better than last year when the girls were wearing rain boots well into january
  • TMI: why oh why did i get scented tampons? i didn't realize until it was too late (box ripped open to put in feminie product drawer in the bathroom at home) and just thinking about using them is kinda grossing me out.
  • hockey game tonight!
  • dinner with friends tomorrow night! at their house! i don't have to cook! last time we dined with these particular friends i was talked into a SECOND vodka gimlet before dinner, which is normally a no-no and i totally paid for it in the middle of the night. despite the fact that this couple are utterly charming and fun, i'm afraid for myself. help me.
  • as of this week, i'm working one less day a week until the end of the year and hope to get my house and life in gear (or mostly in gear) with that extra day alone at home.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

sexiest man alive

saw this about Jimmy Kimmel on comedy central and it totally cracked me up:

On what he'd do as People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive:
"I would call Brad Pitt just to laugh at him, hang up and continue laughing like a maniac.
"I'd never wear a shirt. Not to the bank. Not to the mailbox.
"I'd make back hair the new fashion 'do.'
"I would decoupage the walls of my house with thousands of my 'Sexiest' magazine covers.
"I'd charge people $4 to look at my face, $2 for seniors.
"I would call George Clooney every day and ask, 'Hey George, I forgot, who is the Sexiest Man Alive again? Oh that's right, it's me.' "

plus today i listened to the fresh air interview of his girlfriend, sarah silverman, and THAT totally cracked me up too.

in other news, most of my snot has departed my head-hooray!


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

a debate i can get behind

i LOVED this post about a guy who debates his wife on which is the better movie: sixteen candles or pretty in pink.

altho he claims that pretty in pink is a girl's movie i gotta tell you, sixteen candles has been in my top ten movies since the first time i saw it.

"heh heh heh...score. a direct hit"
"last night my brother paid a dollar to see your panties"
"the donger needs rest!"

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

on snot

there is a lot of it in my body and in my head. more than i thought humanly possibly. so this post is brief.

the end.

Monday, November 12, 2007


i missed a day. i had a post created a few days ago, i just needed to publish it.

i blame the giant wad of snot that is currently taking up space in my head where my brain usually lives.

oh well, i will keep going anyway.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

little girl and beluga whale

I cannot take credit for this one-brian shot this amazing image

Vancouver aquarium, Vancouver, BC

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Friday, November 09, 2007

oooo SNAP!

i don't pay much attention to paris hilton. or try not to, because sometimes it's hard to avoid here when you're a gossip hound like me.

in any case, i am LOVING this report about her lawsuit against hallmark cards for using her image and "catchphrase", brought to you courtesy of mamapop:

"Yesterday Hallmark filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. And they filed that motion AWESOMELY:

"Hilton has become a household name, based in large part on her efforts to draw attention to herself. Having done so, she has subjected herself to public scutiny and the parodist's pen. The First Amendment does not allow her to respond by welcoming the fawning and flattering, but silencing the critical and comical."
It's been a few years since my mass media law courses, but I'm pretty sure this is the legal equivalent of a big BOO-YAH, HELLS YEAH, followed by puffing your chest out and asking if someone wants a piece of you."

Thursday, November 08, 2007

cheese gromit!

if i could have pitched a tent and spent the night in this shop, i would have.

Neils Yard Dairy, London, England

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

time traveler

so i'm in the car with the girls yesterday and we're talking about when it might snow because it's been so freakin' cold lately (okay, i didn't use that exact wording with them, but you know what i mean).

i suggest that we have a little family contest and we all guess what day we will get the first snow that sticks.

and alix says, "ummmm...i'm going to guess...5 minutes ago!"


Tuesday, November 06, 2007

the fringe! the masks! the twist! the head shaking!

brought to my attention (and a lot of other folks) by mighty girl, i now present the song that has been running through my brain for about a week now:

this is SO going on my new years eve dance mix for this year...


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Monday, November 05, 2007

resistance fighter on sports arena

Prishtina, Kosovo


Sunday, November 04, 2007

not as bad as previously billed

yesterday went better than expected. other than rory not falling asleep until 11 (or 10 if you adjust for standard time), it was a nice day: i don't have pinkeye, brian felt better than expected and the play was very good.

today-the girls and i went for a hike with some friends, had lunch with said friends and are now working our way through halloween candy. in a technique new to us this year, i gave them permission to eat whatever they want when they want for the rest of the day. whatever is left when the go to bed either gets tossed or donated. i think it's going well.

Saturday, November 03, 2007


here's the rundown for today:

1 slightly cranky and somewhat sick daddy/husband
1 mother/wife with a suspected case of pinkeye
2 slightly tired and cranky kids
1 high school production of 'little women' over an hour drive away
2 bags of halloween candy to be consumed by tomorrow or everything is gone
1 weather forecast with rain showers in it


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Friday, November 02, 2007

post mortem

halloween with small kids is fun. it's never been a holiday that i get worked up about, but i do muster some enthusiasm for the girls. last year, i got a witch's hat and cape to wear for the next 10 years.

the local hotel/inn does a community party for the kids and this year rory was running here and there connecting with her kindergarten friends. alix pretty much just hung out underneath my witch's cape.

by the time we got home for pizza dinner (only ~4:30pm), i was a bit kid overexposed. i wished i could have 3 feet of clear space around me at all times, but i soldiered on. pizza dinner, and trick or treating in our little neighborhood. then the inevitable halloween evening meltdown in which one 5 year old completely dissolves into a puddle when being scolded about running into the street in the dark for the 3rd time in 10 minutes. that's when you call it a night!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

it's ON!

welcome to nablopomo.

here is where i try to redeem myself from being a blog posting loser lately. last year i missed 2 days (i think-too lazy to look through the archives) and i am determined to to better this year.

while you wait for my next scinitalating post, please enjoy this little short: