Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Me: In exactly one hour.
Parker: Are you serious? (<- that line follows anything distasteful that I say like - you have to clean your room before bed, or go mow the lawn.)
Parker: I'm NOT dressing up for this. This is the dumberst thing.
Parker: Fine. I'm not wearing a tie though. That's gay.
Me: That's what business dress is!
Parker is dressed in black pin stripe dress pants, a french blue shirt and pink tie.
Parker: This is such a waste. I'm missing the season premier of The Hills for this stupid thing.
Me: It's not a waste. You should be proud of yourself.
Parker: I'm missing The Hills.
Me: It's the same people? So they've graduated. Are they like in college now?
Me: But there's no Homecoming or Prom? So that eliminates half the story lines and drama.
Parker: Oh no, now the drama is someone's girlfriend goes to the bar with someone else ad gets caught.
Me: That is stupid! What a stupid show.
Pulling into the school
Parker: You know what? This is like a punishment. Like the smart people get punished by having to come back to the school.
Me: Shut up.
Parker: I'll tell you who the smart people are. The smart people are the ones who don't show up to this and go in the office and pick up their letter tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
You can play along with Keely at The Unmom.
I dare ya!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sometimes I hit my "enter" and nothing happens.
Is it me? Or is it you?
I'm pretty sure it's you guys!
Friday, September 25, 2009
So anyway, the question is what makes you happy - as in today -
Here's what makes me happy:
9. Going to lunch with friends.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Yea for Tuesday!
Yea for RANDOM!
Write your own random and link up with Keely at The Unmom!
You’ll have fun! Really!
And now, for today’s RANDOM
*I LOVE Fall!
*I should NOT go out in public.
Do NOT wear your velour sweatsuit outside of your house. How many times have aI said this? People! That sweatsuit is for lounging around your family room or staying cozy around the house. If you’ve had it on for more than, say 20 seconds, the butt it all baggy. The clingy velour does NOT hide cellulite or rolls of extra flesh. I don’t care if it is pink, gray or chocolate – do NOT wear it in public.
*Also about fashion – Isn’t the purpose of a thong to eliminate panty lines? If your pants are so tight or the material is so clingy that we can see your THONG lines, what does that say? Don’t answer that.
*I really know how to PARTY!
some extra special fun to the process, I decided to clean my mixer……..with a toothpick. Yeah, sometimes I get caught up in important projects like that. Like the time I shined the stainless toaster.
*I have been at the bookstore and picked up the book The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao about 100 times.
This book stinks! The language is HORRIBLE well at least the part I can understand. Have of the book is in Spanish slang. When they aren’t saying the “F” word, they are doing it. And language aside, I guess I forgot to go to school when we studied the Dominican Republic. There is a lot of boring history packed in this book. There are tons of footnotes though, so if you 1) care about DR history and 2) enjoy 4 point type, you can learn a lot – besides swear words.
The author teaches at MIT and I’m going to make sure to never take one of his classes.
Well, I think I’ve done a good job illustrating my ignorance today……so I’ll quit while I’m????ahead?????
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
"Do we have any sausage or a ham steak?"
At 9:15, they should be wrapping up their homework, checking their Facebook one more time, texting a friend about lunch the next day.........
Thursday, September 17, 2009
One blogger started a story and she passes it on. Each blogger adds their portion. It should be fun to see how it turns out.
So here it is:
A Writer-Mama’s Tale – The Seduction of Vintage Grapes
Even the crickets had rested their legs when she sat back in her chair and sighed with a final sip of vintage grapes. Darkness swallowed……..
the sob that threatened to tear from throat as she watched her only child drive away. What did he know about the world outside of….
our small town. Was he ready for what laid ahead of him? Her lip quivered as she thought back to the days when….
Jason toddled behind his father through the vineyards and copied his every movement. Mark was young and full of hope and desire then. His face…..
You can click on any of the sentences above to go to the author's original post. Go on over to Margaret’s at Facts from a Fact Woman tomorrow to see what happens next!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Finally, I texted him: "What did you decide to do?"
They can turn my family room into a race track ANY TIME!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I’m the Queen of Random Thoughts
All my thoughts are random
Just give me 30 seconds
Run over to Keely's at the Unmom and link up!
*I hate chocolate. I don’t like chocolate candy. I’ll eat one piece about once a month. I won’t eat chocolate ice cream, brownies, fudge, chocolate chips and certainly no “death by chocolate” desserts. But why do I like chocolate cake? I only like it if it has a frosting other than chocolate. I can’t eat chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. But I can eat this!
*How about Kanye West? What a total jerk to yank the mic out of Taylor Swift’s (my future dil) hands. Despite Kanye’s apology, Garrett loves Taylor Swift and he cannot find it in his heart to forgive him. I however acknowledge that Kanye is a big spoiled baby and he acted completely inappropriately (I think we’ve discussed his pouting and poor behavior at award shows on this blog before). However, I have to hand it to him: he still showed up on Jay Leno last night AND he said he was stupid and he made no excuses. He said he was sorry to let his feelings hurt Taylor. He can make it up to me by corroborating on a song with her. Garrett says “No!”
*Yesterday, I told the kids “Put your laundry away before you go to bed” about 1,000 times. Seriously, it was like a broken record. I don’t know why I couldn’t let it go. Or, I should have made the world come to a stop and made them come right then and get their laundry and take it right then and put it away. “Be sure to get your whites.” “Don’t forget to take your laundry.” Wow, what a harpy! But look what is in the laundry room right now
The mom in me wants to say, “Poor Garrett – he leaves the house at 5:40 every day and gets home around 8 and still has to do homework. Poor baby. I can help him by putting his laundry away.” The other mom in me wants to text him: “Gte your butt home right now and put away your damn laundry. It’s not that hard.” The child in me wants to open the basement door and throw the entire pile down the stairs……letting it come unfolded and scatter everywhere!
Okay, so that was four!
Monday, September 14, 2009
with this picture?
Friday, September 11, 2009
Parker stayed home from school sick and I wasn't feeling so hot myself.
And it was just like old times!
We got the exam room with colorful fish and crabs and seahorses painted all over it.
Just to relive, his childhood, he asked me to read him a book while we were waiting for the doctor. In doctor's office tradition, we read something by Dr. Suess.
Tiny Baby is..................tiny.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Sunday, we attended the Vail Branch. There is a miracle right there! It’s a relatively new branch. We have been visiting Beaver Creek for more than 10 years and the closest church is the Frisco Branch turned Ward about 25 minutes away. Brian has been visiting that branch for nearly 30 years.
But now, Vail has its own branch right in Avon. (For those of you who are unfamiliar with these towns, they are all little ski towns 2 hours outside of Denver).
We were greeted by the missionaries. The chapel was packed. About 75% of the congregation was visiting.
The opening song and the opening prayer were in Spanish. One Sacramental prayer was in English and the other was in Spanish. People bore there testimony in English or Spanish and sometimes in both. The missionaries translated the Spanish into English and the English in Spanish.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
So we decided to head for the hills.
Never mind that most of us were feeling like DEATH! Parker stayed home from school sick on Friday. He and I sat on the couch all day and argued over who felt well enough to go fetch a DVD for us to watch. I won – he had to go get the DVD. I lost – he brought back Tom & Jerry.
Anyway, we figured a change of couches would be good for all of us. We hung out in the condo and played a couple of games, watched TV and just vegged out. The boys went in the hot tub while we lounged around the firepit. We did get in a round of mini golf and managed to down three plates of the famous Blue Moose Cheese Fries.
Are you jealous yet?
I’m doing some major shopping today! Yep, I’m dropping big coin. I’m getting FOUR NEW TIRES for my car. I can hardly wait!!!!! And if that’s not exciting enough, we’re taking Garrett’s car in for new tires too! WooHoo! We’re going to look so cute and hip and stylin with our new tires! Can’t think of anything more fun to purchase. I think I’m going to go for………….black.
You’re jealous! Admit it! I just heard on the morning news that we're (the U.S.) is #2! Switzerland is #1 now because of our recent economic troubles. I want to be #1! I'm officially jealous of Switzerland and their numbered bank accounts, chocolate, time pieces and their #1 status. Give us back our #1!
Are you/your kids watching President Obama’s speech? Whether you chose to “let” your kids watch or not, consider this: It is a sad, sad day when Americans refuse to allow their children to hear the President speak. Back in the day before the integrity of the office was destroyed (I’ll let you decide EXACTLY when that happened, President of the United States was a revered position and demanded the utmost respect. Boys and girls went to bed at night dreaming of someday being the President of the world’s most powerful country. Regardless of politics, all Americans at least had respect for the office. What happened? Don’t answer that!
Guess what I got in the mail Friday?
GOLD! Pure Gold!
Okay, it came in the form of a photo card.
Trammell sent home his photo card with 416 pictures of Cambodia.
He had given us strict instructions NOT to put it in our computer, because evidently it’s been in several virus infected computers all over Cambodia internet cafes.
I did what any excited and responsible person would do – I put it in Costco’s computer.
It only took 40 minutes to burn two DVD’s.
Now you are jealous!!!!