Saturday, April 12, 2008

New Blog

Okay, for all those that have been reading our blog we have combined a few blogs together under the following address. We will no longer be posting on this blog but please join us at the following address:

I am sorry but my lame brain can't figure out how to make this a link. You'll have to copy and paste. Thanks so much for your continued interest.

Saturday at Our House

Today was spent rearranging our children's rooms. Yesterday, the girls and I went to Pottery Barn Kids and bought new lines, curtains and lamps for each of their rooms. They are so excited. Last night, I took down the bunk beds. I was dreading this task considering it had taken a handyman four hours to put them together. It sucked as much as I thought it would. Afterwards, I was able to put the queen bed in daughter #1's room and adorn it with the linens. She slept there last night despite the entire room looking light a fucking bomb went off. Today, I reassembled the bunk beds as separate twins in daughter #2's room. I succeeded after two trips to the hardware store and wood gluing the portion I broke when slamming the mattress down in despair. I am happy with the way the little one's room looks and even happier when she proclaimed "I just love it, I just love it..I am going to sleep here all night!" Yeah, right. She hasn't slept alone for nine years except when she was left with a friend during the death of my father in-law. In fact, I am sure she didn't sleep alone then. If I remember she crawled in bed with Heather.

Well, before I could get to daughter #1's room I had to move the extra bed from the hallway downstairs to the spare room. For this, I needed help. I called upon my husband who had just come back from a bike ride. Now, let me paint you a husband doesn't do much manual labor. I was holding the bed frame waiting for him to help and he rounds the corner in his black jockey underwear. He is fully intent on moving the bed frame three floors in his underwear. I couldn't stop laughing. I have posted a picture of him so you can get a feel what I endured. Now, this picture isn't of him in his tidy blackies but it is of him getting ready to board a small water slide. This photo makes me laugh, who wears goggles on a water slide? Who flexes their muscles like that that isn't into bodybuilding? I guess the point is that through this work, yes it was work, my husband never ceases to surprise me and make me laugh.

I Can't Believe...

..I missed this attraction in Cle Elum. I was up for an afternoon of fun but my family put the kibosh on my excitement. I think they still have a bad taste in their mouths when I dragged them to The Science Museum in Florence. Can you believe that the excitement of Galileo's finger didn't hold their attention? Hence, their reluctance to join me in an afternoon of fun at the...

Friday, April 11, 2008

Typical Friday Night

Friday night is movie night at our house. I made a great dinner but because our TV has a funky color when playing a DVD my family loses interest. Maddie is on the computer, Leah has downloaded some craft and Tom is talking to his mother..wait it is ma..the (in a drawn out sorta way). Luckily, I have had a few glasses of wine and am headed to bed soon. I am reading the greatest book and can't wait to snuggle in and read a few more chapters. Have you ever started a fabulous book and then not wanted to finish it? That is how I feel about The Book Thief, I love it. I can't believe it for young adults. Wait, maybe I fall into that category by virtue of my maturity. I'll post more tomorrow.

Friday Nooner

Hello everyone, it's been a while. Again. But, here I am and I am so very very happy that it is Friday. A big round of applause for Fridays! (I'll wait. Go ahead and clap.) Despite the fact that I've been in the office since 6 am, it's been a good day. I wonder how much that has to do with the fact that it is almost sunny out? I hear that we may even hit 70 degrees tomorrow. OM-fucking-G. Tomorrow is a busy day of kid crap and errands but at least it should be sunny and, throwing caution to the wind, I am planning on NOT wearing a coat. Gasp. I am even planning on doing some much needed yard work tomorrow. And buying some wine. Need some more wine in the house. I guess one has nothing to do with the other but, stay with me people, my brain works in weird ways.

What else? Oh, Kim, you'll love this. Guess who just was tasked with ANOTHER presentation? Dammit. This one is in-house so I'll survive with just a teensy less stress than usual. Plus, it's on an area of law that I am pretty comfortable with so it's not like I have to be an expert on something brand new. No, that special task is reserved for the BIG SHITTY PRESENTATION.

Hey- I may actually get to see Kim this weekend. When was the last time we even saw each other, Kim? Do you remember? I think it's after our trip to Palm Springs at the BEGINNING of February. Maybe? Maybe not. That's ridiculous. We live in the same zip code for God's sake. Good times on the schedule for tomorrow. Time with Kim is something to look forward to. That, and almost 70 degrees.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Okay, I am Alone

Wait, I am alone at the moment and it is greatttttttttttt. Isn't that what the Frosted Flakes tiger said. I love being alone. I just finished watching my new favorite vice, Housewives of New York, and am enjoying being alone. I am so tired of hearing "mom, MOm, MOMMY". My great grandmother said she was going to change her name to SHIT so her children wouldn't call her so often. If that strategy worked, I change my name to booger, phlegm, acne or butt wipe. Too bad it doesn't work, my children don't ever leave me alone...they seek me out and find me no matter where I am. I stumble on the question"mama, what do you think?" I love being called mama, in a Little House on the Prairie kinda way, but I also wanta make a dumpster dive and scream "can't you fuckin' decide for yourself!" I guess the bottom line is I need parenting classes, CP wanta join me?

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Northern Exposure Anyone

For those of you that were Northern Exposure fans behold these pictures. We ate at the Roslyn Cafe for lunch today with our friends before they left. It was by far the best meal we have had. I did not run into Chris, Holling or Joel....bummer! A little bit of trivia, a passing hippie painted the mural on the Roslyn Cafe. Now, don't you wanta come here?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Great Wolf

Now for the best of America, can you believe I spent two nights at this place and I wasn't too grossed out. I did have to come home and take a nap. Can you imagine that I might be exhausted after enduring this much stimulation, the human brain isn't meant to take this much in at once. The people watching alone was too much for me. It was like a car accident that I couldn't take my eyes off and all the while I was aware of what I actually looked like in my Miracle Suit that has one boobie bleached out after it fell off my mother's deck and I forgot about it. This picture is like a Where's Waldo game, can you find me? No, just look for the woman in the bleached boobie suit with her thighs sticking together - that be me.

*Sorry, I still can't figure out how to work these damn photos. They never show up where I want. I need a tutorial from Chris.

WooHoo - Found the Camera!

After leaving the lovely snow-ridden resort of Suncadia where the pool isn't open, there are no amenities and it is a whopping 33 degrees but feels like 28, we went to dinner. I scoured my car to find the camera and there it was along a few french fries and M&Ms, thank god. By finding the camera I am able to bless you with the pictures I took riding to Suncadia. My only question after you have viewed these is....don't you wish you were here?

Muffy vs. Paula Abdul

Those of you who have children, and let them watch TV, know about Arthur. One of his friends is named Muffy. In the car yesterday on the way up Leah informed us that Muffy looks a lot like Paula Abdul. I've posted pictures and you tell me, is there a resemblance? It made me laugh!
Again, my lame brain can't figure out how to make Muffy bigger.

I Am So Lame

My god, somewhere between my car and the room I have misplaced my camera. I even took pictures of the ride up to show you how bad the weather has been. It actually snowed on the ride and then it rained. If and when I find my camera I will post pictures. I am sending Tom down as he has risen to the challenge of taking my car apart. We will see if he is triumphant.

The resort we are staying in charges a resort fee of $20. Now I am all for the fair resort charge if includes all facilities. I understand the need to make rooms feel more affordable. However, I do have a beef when there is a resort charge and the pool has been closed, there are no bikes, spa is closed and there is a virtual village. There is really nothing to do here except eat, drink and then eat and drink some more. This would be more palatable if there was an open pool and I wouldn't have to move to the restaurant/bar to eat and drink.

Monday, April 7, 2008


We are off to Suncadia until Thursday. Leah woke up this morning and said "Isn't it supposed to be SUNNY in SUNcadia?" Well, you'd think so but we live in Washington and the temperature is currently 42, but feels like 39 and mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Yippee! Oh yeah, and the pool and slides are closed.

Lastly, I am going to take my laptop and try to update our Great Wolf adventure complete with pictures. I would have posted them last night but those that know me will understand that my camera was dead. I am a person who allows my phone, ipod and camera to completely die before charging them. I believe in sucking the energy out of everything before charging. I don't think I will ever change my ways, I am lazy!

Happy Monday and I'll try and post more tonight.

Monday mornings are a bitch.

OK OK, despite the title, my mood has actually improved a little since my post last night. Although, I did decide to leave it up. One thing (of many, I assure you) that bothers me is when people complain about the very same thing they do. Now, am I guilty of doing that as well? Of course. But, I do try to own up to my own irony/hypocrisy in those moments. Anyway, moving on.

So, there is something wrong with our spam filter at work and all of our junk mail is getting through to our inboxes. I just spent 15 minutes deleting crap from my Blackberry inbox as every email that hits my work inbox also goes to my Blackberry. At least it's not just me. I wonder what the lost productivity/billable time will be for today as there are currently a butt load of lawyers (now THAT's a funny statement) sitting in their offices, deleting email from their laptops. desk tops AND crackberries.

What else did you all miss out on last week? I did, in fact, give my presentation on Tuesday, complete with handouts and everything. No, I did not suffer a heart attack from my public speaking phobia. But, I DID NOT HAVE FUN PEOPLE. Oh, and it does NOT get easier with time so you can all shove that little nugget of non-wisdom where the sun does not shine. Which is apparently Seattle as we are now in the second week of April and still in winter conditions. I am so so tired of being cold all of the damn time.

That's about all I've got for Monday morning. Here's to hoping Kim had a good weekend and can share some happy thoughts with all of us. I seem to have cornered the market on the negative ones.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sunday Afternoon.

So, it's been a while since I posted. Why? Nothing too significant; just a crazy workload for most of the week and not much to say. I still don't feel like I have all that much to say. Perhaps the newness of the blog has worn off and, since we have little traffic and all of one comment, the whole blogosphere seems to be nonexistent for us. I don't know.
I guess I don't really get it. I visit other blogs and, since I've started this blog, I comment. I was diligent about commenting for 2 weeks and not one of those bloggers came by to see us. I'm a bit disillusioned by this fact. So many bloggers that complain on their blogs about "comment comment comment" and "I'll come by and do the same" and zilch. There is one blogger who took a bit of a much needed break, came back and said exactly that: please leave a comment and I promise to come by your blog and do the same. Yeah, not so much. I don't really want to turn into a 2 year old but I can't help but feel a little excluded from the whole blogging community right now. Sigh. Funny again, that's exactly what these same empty promise bloggers have said as well.
Well, that was a downer. Maybe it's PMS, maybe it's work exhaustion, maybe it's a little bit of frustration. Or all 3. Who knows? But, there you go. I don't know if I'll leave this up or not. Maybe Kim will bring me to my senses.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Weekend Plans

We are off to the Great Wolf Lodge for two nights. Washingtonians with TV will recognize the commercial that comes on every other minute. My girls can't wait. I'll provide an update on Sunday.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Andy Rooney

This was forwarded by a friend and since I am almost 40 I loved it!

In case you missed it on 60 Minutes, this is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40: 60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS) As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her! .. Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. Fo r all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?', here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Back From The Dead

Damn, that gecko is alive.  As I reached in to get her and put her in a ziploc bag, she moved.  I don't like reptiles of any kind so it freaked me out a bit.  I am a little sorry she isn't dead because now I have to go back to mixing baby food and gecko vitamins together.  Bummer!

Lydia Is Dead

Lydia was 3 year 2 months old. Her lovely scamper will be greatly missed. She provided those around her with hours of entertainment. She could jump like no other and her tongue was wicked. She only escaped once and otherwise was a good and faithful servant. Lydia will be greatly missed and our family continues to mourn her passing. Please join us in a moment of silence tomorrow at 9 PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to The International Reptile Association, fighting for equal rights for every reptile. Thank you.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I love this video

Okay, again my lame brain cannot figure out the technology.  YouTube is not letting me embed the song and whenever I copy and paste it doesn't show up.  Please go to YouTube and search Matt Costa + Mr. Pitiful.  It is one of the best videos I have seen in a long time.  Enjoy!  

How my Day Started

My dog wet the bed.  My bed while I was in it.  That is all, it went downhill from there.