Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Just one shy of a half dozen

Yep, you guessed it, we're breaking the barrier, screwing with the ratio, and tempting fate. Most likely we will be welcoming a Pisces. Heaven forbid another Aries...I have the market cornered on that one and I don't like to share. We're still adjusting to the idea...is this the straw that broke the camel's back? Or is this the cherry on top of a perfect sundae?

(uh, yeah...I know that was total cheese, but I'm trying to think positive. And I'm having trouble pulling out positive thoughts naturally, I've got to work at it.)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Breaking Barriers

So bear with me, I'm going to play a little game...let's name all the people we know who have 1-2 children...And I'm pulling these women from all parts of my life, but they have to be this generation...not my parents/grandparents etc....
Ms. Interupted
Rachel and her Bump, now Baby
Mrs. Chicken
K and boys
My AK sister
My PA sister
S and girls
T and boy/girl
T and her boy and bump
D and girl
Big Matthew
M and her C
T-Dad's brother with 1 girl
Deb and her 1 boy/ 1 girl
J and his J + one

Now, let's name the people we know with more than 2 kids...
Angelina Jolie (but she's rich and I'm sure has several nannies, doesn't really count.)
K and 2 girls/1 boy
D and 2 girls/2 boys
C and 4 girls
T-Dad's brother with 5-ish

Not an even list. Not close at all. Why is the third child barrier not broken more? Hmmmm...

Friday, August 22, 2008

5 Things About Meme

5 Things About Meme
Missy at Misc & Co. tagged me for this so here goes:

1. Post the rules of the game at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read the player's blog.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answer.

What were you doing five years ago?
Busy time for a teacher, I was starting my second year as the library director at a big catholic high school and wondering why I was tired and feeling nauseous

What are five things on your to-do list for today?
1. I don't make a To Do List
2. that way I don't get disappointed
3. and anything actually accomplished
4. is a total surprise and bonus.
5. I fed the cats AND refilled their 1/2 gallon water dispenser, woo hoo!

What are five snacks you enjoy?
1. Dried Banana Chips
2. Peanuts
3. a fresh, ripe peach
4. Cheese, any kind
5. Popcorn

What are five things you would do if you were a billionaire?
1. Give away 995 million of it, that's just too much money for anyone person
2. Pay off debts
3. Actually buy clothes that aren't on sale
4. Invest it
5. Quit my job and stay home with my kids, perhaps with the help of an au pair

What are five of your bad habits?
1. I'm lazy
2. I'm bossy (to my husband)
3. I'm disorganized
4. I'm messy
5. I waste time

What are five places where you have lived?
1. 712 S. Osteopathy Ave, Apt. 3A
2. 11064 Cemetery Rd
3. 210 Normal St.
4. 301 E. Catherine St.
5. 1221 W. Washington St. Apt. 9

What are five jobs you've had?
1. Waitress
2. Apple Grader at an orchard
3. Au Pair
4. High School librarian
5. Children's librarian at a public library

Five people I tag: (um...just one)
1. T-Dad at Stages of Life

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Bug has gotten bit by the Drawing Bug. He loves to draw pictures...in the car, during breakfast, at bedtime, etc. Here are a couple of his latest masterpieces.

"My Family with WiggleWorm and JumpingBean"

"Green and Blue Power Rangers with swords"

"Rainbow and Rain"

Friday, August 15, 2008

Mmmm...Chocolate Banana

Wow, I just walked to Barnes and Noble on my lunch hour and perused some books. And ordered a tasty treat to go....delicious. I tried one of their "new" (well, new since the last time I was there 6 months ago) drinks. Its called a Vivanno (yeah, its a Starbucks thing, its gotta' sound Italian, so much tastier that way.) and it was essentially a smoothie. Quite delicious. I ordered the Chocolate Banana flavor, it actually uses a whole banana. Impressive, I know. You know what's even more impressive...that I'm blogging an entire paragraph about the drink I just ordered from Barnes and Noble. Pathetic, really.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

To the moon

Now, this is the kind of rocket ship a kid can really imagine flying to the moon in. I mean really...its big, and sturdy and tall and has lots of ladders! Sometimes I miss these "dangerous" toys. Thank goodness, this relic in Bloomington(?) still exists. We were looking for an "energy outlet" on the way back from some trip recently and stumbled upon this blast from the past.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Arm-chair Detective

Growing up I had my own Detective Agency. I even had a black case with talcum powder and a small brush, for fingerprints (of course), and a little notebook and pencil to record clues, and a small magnifying glass to see things more clearly. I begged my mom and older sisters to create cases for me. And they did...it would start with a note in the mailbox, that would cleverly lead me (and sometimes my childhood friend/partner in detecting crime, Skeezix) to the next location where another clue would be hidden, and then there would be another note...and on it went. I loved it. Unfortunately, I stopped getting cases after awhile and my interest waned, so the agency closed up shop. But I still love the thrill of the chase...currently, I am intently following the Caylee Anthony case. Where is that little girl and why is her mother acting so weird?