Showing posts from March 7, 2010

A Birthday

Yesterday was Rich's birthday.  I had to wait til the last minute to go shopping, because I had to make sure there were "sufficient funds."  We went to Wally.  Good old trusty Wally.  I swear they pump something through the vents to make you spend more money.  I found a shorts outfit for Ryan.  He really does need new clothes.  The outfit was $6.  Don't you wish you could buy a NEW outfit for SIX dollars.  Next I grabbed some black socks for Rich.  Cool gift, right?  Really he has been needing them for a while now.  So I sprung for the nicer kind.  It was his birthday after all.  Then we moved on.  I got him some pens. Do I know my man or what!?  Then I went for what I really came to get.  A prepaid game card for World of War Craft.  Yeah he's a geeky gamer, but he's my geeky gamer.  

Of course the trip wouldn't be complete without a car--actually a motorcycle guy--for Ryan.  And since he got clothes, the girls got something too.  My mom and I split the co…

Spring in DC

It's Thursday, which means it is time for Mama Kat's Writers Workshop.

 We lived in VA for 5 and a half years.  Rich worked in DC in three different departments during our time there.  When we first came to the DC area it was winter.  Everything was brown, and dead.  It was miserably cold.  This CA Girl did not know cold until she lived there.  I know cold.  Cold and I are not good friends.  I was devastated by my new surroundings.  What had I done?  I was the one who encouraged my husband to sign up for the opening of Homeland Security.  It would present a lot of great opportunities, I said.  What was I thinking??  Dragging myself 3,000 miles from the home I love.  And yet, there I was in the most desolate place I had ever laid eyes on.

A few weeks later, something amazing happened.  Something I had never seen in all my years.  All of a sudden things were coming to life.  The trees had leaves, and some had flowers.  It was literally "springing" to life right before…

Wordless Wednesday


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Dancing With The Stars

It starts next week!  I am so excited.  If you don't watch, let me take this moment to draw you in.   You need to know it is premiering on March 22nd at 8PM on ABC.  The first show is 2 hours, so get the kids to bed early, walk the dog whatever it is you need to do.  You don't want to DVR because you will want to VOTE!  You can vote by phone, internet, and text.  Good now we have the rules in place, let's meet the dancers and their celebrity partners!

Shannen Doherty & Mark Ballas
Shannen Doherty...90210's bad girl.  Not that I watched.  A fellow alum from 90210--Jenny Garth was also on the show, but not with Mark Ballas.  He's a good partner.  Let's see how well Shannen follows his lead.
Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke
There have been many football players over the seasons, and most of them are surprisingly light on their feet.  Cheryl is an excellent dancer and teacher.  I see some potential here.
Neicey Nash & Louis van Amstel
Neicey Nash, hostess of "…

Did You Watch?

Did you watch The Academy Awards last night?  Of course you did!  We all watch and wait with baited breath to see...who is wearing whom!  And  then we get  to pick them  apart  piece by piece.  It may not be right,  but it sure is fun.  So  let's  begin...

Carey Mulligan I love her hair!  It's so cute and pixie like.  Perhaps the earrings were a bit much, but the dress is lovely.  I would like to have seen less earring and maybe a simple necklace.  Overall tho, she looks lovely.

Diane Kruger This dress is a mess.  I think it would be better if it simply flowed from the waist.  I do not like the separation of the dress and the way it cuts her up.  She has a nice shape and the designer ruined it...and the dress. Miley Cyrus Miley. Miley. Miley.  From the waist down, your dress is beautiful.  But then, you told the designer to stop before she finished.  My girls loved her dress, and while it was a far cry better than last years wedding cake disaster, I really think there should have be…