Friday, March 18, 2011

Did You Miss Me?

Did you miss me yesterday?  "Of course we missed you, CA Girl!  Where were you? Is everything okay?"  Well I was fine most of Wednesday.  I went Wally and bought boring stuff and birthday presents.  I was still dragging through the time change, and hoping that this day would turn it around.  Not only did my day not get turned around, it also turned ugly around 8 or 9 at night.  My stomach started getting very cranky with me.  I passed it off as girl stuff.  I ate a snack and almost immediately wished I hadn't.  My stomach went from cranky to downright tumultuous.  I had a very rough night filled with dreams of eating strange things including cotton candy to cure my stomach.  Yes.  Cotton candy.  I don't even like it when I feel good.  I spent most of the day sleeping and nursing on crackers and soda and soup.   

But I am back now, maybe not at 100% but I am back, and just because I felt all yucky doesn't mean I have nothing to confess....

  • I don't do sick very well.  At all.  And by sick, I simply mean the throwing up kind.  I don't want to be sick with any kind of sick.  But that one is top of the list bordering on a phobia.  Emetophobia.  Yeah it is for real.
  • Thursday morning I literally didn't care if the kids made it to school.  Well I cared on some level because I wanted sleep.  Rich took them to school.  
  • I told him he had to.  He would have anyway.
  • I am a germ-a-phobe...Mysophobia.  I wash my hands after grocery shopping because my hands feel "icky" or "contaminated" some how.  
  • If I get wind of another person being sick.  I don't want any contact until they are all well.  Because I don't do sick very well.
  • I think my kids have a phobia of homework.
  • I am kind of a nerd of sorts and just looked at the site with the list of all phobias.  I didn't even get through the A's.  There's a lot of fear in the world.
  • So what about, "There is nothing to fear, but fear itself" then?
What are you afraid of?


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Now head over to my photoblog to see some edits I did in Lightroom!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Forward and other Random Stuff

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Spring Forward!  It sounds so happy, cheery and bright.  I love the longer daylight hours.  I love how it is warm enough to wear capris and short sleeve shirts.  No hating please.  But is it just me, or is the time change knocking everyone on their butts?  I am dragging my feet all day.  It sucks.  And the kids.  Oh my gosh.  The time change has made them cranky a bit unhappy.  I know in some places kids would be going to school in the dark without the change over.  I know I would not get those lovely long days of sunshine without it.  But man, I feel downright jet lagged. 

Kristin just completed a major project at school worth 300 points.  It spans across three classes:  Language Arts, Social Studies, and History.  She chose to make a film about the Expedition of Lewis and Clark.  She wrote the script and cast it.  It is just over 7 minutes long.  We filmed it this past weekend.  It was fun.  

I ended up with Bronchitis.  What the heck?  I am so much better now.  I got meds, and laid low as much as I could. 

I haven't posted in my other two blogs in a long time.  I want to.  But I honestly forget.  I also forgot to do the dishes on Monday night.  Forgot.  I got up to get my meds before bed--because you know the older you get the more drugs you get to take--and there they were.  Mocking me.  Stupid dishes.  Sometimes I wonder what I will be like in 20 years. 

How are you handling springing forward?



Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

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Today I am participating in the Ten on Tuesday meme.  Not to be confused with Ten Things to Smile About.  This one asks ten random questions and you can answer them straight up or put a little humor into it.  Guess which route I took?

1. What is your cleaning style like?  Ummm....I don't.  Really what it is, I clean like a mad woman when I can no longer stand it.
2. What is your favorite thing to add to an outfit to take it from casual to classy? Shoes are a good choice to turn something around.  But really I am a casual girl all the time.  I very rarely get dressed up all classy like.
3. Do you like stormy weather?  I like rainy days.  But not thunder and lightning and floods.  Just rain.  It makes me happy.
4. What is your favorite cold treat on a hot day?  Ice cream of course!!  And it can be served in a bowl or in a cone.  Either way I am happy. 
5. What is your favorite warm treat on a cold day?  Hot chocolate.  And usually some chocolate chip cookies(homemade of course) to go with it.
6. Who is your favorite animated character?  Hmmmm....Tom and Jerry.  I loved them growing up!  My favorite cartoon was when Jerry turned invisible with "invisible" ink.  He brought his brown color back by slurping up some chocolate milk!
7. What do you keep your jewelry in?  A various assortment of boxes and bins.  Cool, right?
8. Do any of the rooms in your house have a theme?  The only reason this house has themes is because the previous owner did a fabulous job decorating.  Kristin's room has a beach theme, Ryan's is sports, poor Em has no theme as hers was the office.  We are working on that!  Some day....before she moves out! hahaha!
9. Do you watch any interior design TV shows – if so, what is your favorite?  I used to watch Trading Spaces.  I loved what they did with those rooms.  And the kid one...Trading Spaces:  Boys vs. Girls.  It is crazy what they do with their rooms.
10. When was the last time you did something risk-taking?  Does conceiving children and/or giving birth constitute as risk-taking??  I used to do all kinds of stunts when I was a kid.  And I have the x-rays to prove it.  Risk taking is not something I do anymore.  My brother on the hand....well...that's another story!!

What about you?

Monday, March 14, 2011

I Got It Good

I got it good.  I may be living paycheck to paycheck and gas prices might be over $4 a gallon but I got it good.  Might spend a full $100 more a month on groceries than I did last year, but I got it good.  I told my sister yesterday that my house is a disaster.  It's not.  It's very messy.  But a disaster it is not.  Take a 6 minutes to watch this video.

My life is good.  I am safe, sheltered, fed, and have my car.  My prayers go out to all who have been affected by this true disaster.