Friday, September 26, 2008

Contemplation of Current Happenings #4

New and Noteworthy: Andrew's school photos came back. AND ... Andrew got to play in last night's football game. It was only one play, and then someone fumbled, but he was in. (they lost, 35-0)

Interesting Activity: Had friends over for dinner last Saturday and just enjoyed a pleasant evening.

Quaint/Cute Quote: "She has your smile," "She looks just like you," "Looks like tripelets, no quadruplets." Various people in response to my ultrasound picture.

Biggest Accomplishment: Won the football pool for the 3rd week in a row!! That makes me 3-0 this season ... just like my Broncos!!!

Fun Photo:

our friends that we had over for dinner on Saturday night.

Thankful Friday

I forgot yesterday, so today is Thankful Friday.

I'm thankful for a loving, supporting family.

Just in case you're the odd man out who hasn't yet seen this...

That's my baby there. Yep. I'm pregnant. That was taken at 6 weeks. It's 3.2 mm. And too small to accurately determine a due date. Preliminary due date is May 17th, but subject to change. And like all babies, she will be born when she is ready, so I'm trying not to pay attention to due date hype.

I find it interesting that people keep asking me if I'm throwing up yet. And it's not just that they're asking, but that they're making up cute words for it. Sickies? Barfies? Like taking a gross topic and turning it into a cute name is supposed to make it any cuter??? Nope. Sorry. Still not cute.

And the answer is no. Not barfies, sickies, pukies, etc. Tummy a little weird this week, but I've kept all my food down. And with how much I just despise throwing up (haven't been actually sick and vomiting since middle school), I really hope my pregnancy is vomit-free.

I remember one time that I was sick and stayed home. Roberta (my older, wiser sister) went to school and told her friends that her baby sister was sick. They asked what was wrong and she said, "She puked and puked and puked all night long." But she also came home at lunchtime to check on me and make sure I was doing OK.

So there you have it.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Picase Photo Viewer

So I downloaded Google's Picasa Photo Viewer for my desktop. Just to test. Wanted to see if I liked it. Not sure yet. But in my initial playing I discovered a "blog this" button. YAY!! I don't have to go online, upload my photo, and then blog it to blog about a photo. I like THIS feature of Picasa.

This is the photo I was looking at when I found the button, so this is the photo I'm blogging.

BTW - this was taken in Fort Bragg at the Pacific Star Winery.
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I'm soooooo tired I can hardly function.  I'm sleeping great.  I'm eating right.  I'm just EXHAUSTED!!!!!!  GRRR!!!!!!!!!!

I can hardly function at work.  It doesn't help that there isn't a whole lot to do so I'm staring at old data in excel and making my eyes go cross-eyed.  Blech.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


So I've kept it pretty quiet, but I'm looking for a part-time job. Just something to make a little extra money to help pay off some debt (wedding expenses and moving expenses).

I've put in several apps at restaurants and retail to no avail. I've looked on craigslist and haven't found anything that's a good fit for me. I emailed the band director at the local high school, never heard back.  I applied for a few tutoring positions.  One place turned me down within 20 min of receiving my resume/online app.  Wouldn't you know this place is STILL looking for math and science tutors - and no, I can't apply again, I tried.

Well, yesterday I started the hunt again.  Found a few that would be managable.  One had an online app process, so I filled it out.  It's a tutoring position.  I got an email that said they would be interested in speaking with me further due to my degree in the sciences.  YAY!!!!!

I'm trying not to get my hopes up.  But it would be perfect.  A few hours in the evening helping with math and science.  I can still have a family life, I can still have my weekends, and it won't interfere at all with my full-time job.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Contemplation of Current Happenings #3

New and Noteworthy: Kymberly's school photos came back.  She looks beautiful!!!!

Interesting Activity: Andrew's first home game of the season.  They won 21-0.  Andrew didn't get to play in regulation, but he did get to play in what they called a 5th quarter.  Two 10-minute scrimmages, each team is offense for 10-minutes.

Quaint/Cute Quote: "Does anyone know how to work the clock?" The announcer at the DHS football game

Biggest Accomplishment: spent over an hour picking weeds in the front planter boxes and back planter box.

Fun Photo: (unfortunately, not Kymberly's school photo ... scanner isn't working right now)

That's Andrew: #60, doing warm-ups

Thursday, September 18, 2008

call me crazy...

...I just saw a commercial for "School House Rock Election Edition" DVD.  And I want it.  

I LOVE School House Rocks.


Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God's final word on where your lips end - Jerry Seinfeld

Thankful Thursday

This Thursday, I am thankful for the companionship of friends.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Contemplation of Current Happenings

New and Noteworthy: Ordered a purse from a friend and it arrived this week.  It's WAY cute and seems to be working out.  We bought 2 bookcases for the front room.  YAY to have the books set up and out of boxes.

Interesting Activity: Andrew's first football game.  While he didn't get a chance to play, it was still a lot of fun.  They lost 13-12.

Quaint/Cute Quote: "Everytime I go up there, usually somebody gets one..." Alex, referring to getting tattoos up at Nana's.

Biggest Accomplishment: Unpacked all the books from the garage and they are in the bookcases.  Front room is inviting and happy now.

Fun Photo(s)

New Bookcases

New Lamp - YAY!!  I can see in the dark in there now!!!

Andrew's Football Team

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Every Thursday, I want to post a thankful thought.

I am thankful the cooler weather we've had the last couple days after the weeks of 100+ heat.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hunt for Illiterations

I'm a lover of illiterations. So if you can think of some that fit the categories that I've created for my "Contemplation of Current Happenings," feel free to email or comment in my blog.


Contemplation of Current Happenings

New and Noteworthy: Ran with the dog for about 20 minutes yesterday. 'Twas a first for her.

Interesting Activity Paul Bunyan Days in Fort Bragg, CA

Quaint/Cute Quote: "I'll be watching from the hot tub and wearing a thong..." Ed (Josh's step-dad), when discussing the wedding cermony

Biggest Accomplishment: 90% of the wedding details ironed out

Phun Photo Sheila, our Australian Cattle Dog, taken with my new to me camera from Grampa John.