Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Midweek Slump

I forgot about this picture from the retreat. Pretty cool from the nearby cemetery.
It's hot here. Too hot to even think about doing all I have to do around here. Of course, just when I get ready to get started, something happens. Today was K1 asking for a ride to the doc to get his head checked. It's fine. The doc is pleased with how it looks. He's not sleeping well though. I'm hoping tonight is better for him since he no longer has a pressure bandage on his head.
We finally heard from K2. She's having a blast. They're painting a house right now. And she has no voice, so anyone who knows her knows what that means. She's definitely having a grand time.
Plans are coming together for the weekend. Well, mostly. Now if I could just figure out what to make for dinner Friday night, and get my house cleaned. Ha! I'm too hot and tired to care right now. Plus, there's the back pain that doesn't seem to want to leave. How rude is that?
That's all...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Teenager Tuesday - Part Two

Do you remember this?
K1 with stitches, abrasions, ect?
Today went similarly.
He called me this morning to ask when his last tetanus shot was. Obviously, that can't be good.
An accident at work with a drill gone mad, and you get that on the left.
Yes, that's his ear - the back of his ear to be exact.
Seven stitches, ripped up cartilage, a hefty antibiotic, and no work until Thursday.
Fantastic. He's doing okay, just in a little bit of pain. Poor kid - this is on top of having food poisoning last week.

It's That Time of Year...Again

RWA National Conference time...
and again...I won't be there. I'm bummed, to say the least.
It's in San Francisco this year. Originally, I entertained the idea of jumping on a plane with my mom and sisters for some girl bonding and visiting (we have family on the left coast). It's probably a good thing it didn't work out since some of that family is coming this weekend and I have no idea how child care would have worked out with the schedule around here. Anyway. Nat's getting on a jet plane soon and I can't wait to hear how it goes for her.
Next year the conference is on my coast. Washington DC, baby. My RWA chapter is looking into chartering transportation based on member interest. And I'm definitely interested. Hopefully, it works out for me to actually get there. Just the thought of going makes me all excited and it's a whole year away. For those of us not attending the conference, things are slow. We have to live vicariously through blogs and a lot of the email loops are mostly silent until at least Monday.
It's Tuesday. Library day for us. The kids are patiently waiting for me to announce it's time to go. I hate to get there first thing since they have story time for the toddler set and it's chaos, so we'll be waiting a little longer. I haven't heard from K2 yet. I'm anxious to find out how it's going for her. On Friday my cousin and her fiance arrive for a long weekend. That should be fun. I'm hosting dinner their first night in since most of the family has other plans. At this point, I have no idea what I'm making, though they assure me they're not picky eaters.
And I'm busily working on revising one of my all time favorite manuscripts. Out of everything I've written this one has a special place in my heart. The revisions are going well - it's one of those times where I actually love editing probably because I'm confident that the bones of the story are strong enough.
So that's it...a rambling post...

Monday, July 28, 2008

List of 10 Monday

So, today you're going to get a list of my 10 favorite Supernatural episodes and why they're my favs.
10. Bloody Mary - Season 1 - It's spooky and brings back how you felt when you were younger and talking about stuff like that at sleepovers. Plus, I think this is the episode where I became totally hooked on the show.
9. Hell House - Season 1 - Funny brother stuff, Sam in a towel - 'nuff said.
8. In My Time of Dying - Season 2 - Dad's deal with the demon, Sam trying to communicate with Dean, Dean in scrubs and no shoes - 'nuff said.
7. Playthings - Season 2 - Brotherly interaction, Sam making Dean promise, the dolls, the grandma, and milf.
6. Born Under a Bad Sign - Season 2 - Bobby, Bad Sam - 'nuff said
5. All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 1 and Part 2 - Season 2 - Bobby, Dean's angst and "Get me some pie", Sam, the end of the yed, and the beginning of trying to save Dean.
4. Bad Day at Black Rock - Season 3 - Bobby's counsel, Bella, "I lost my shoe", "I'm Batman"
3. Mystery Spot - Season 3 - Love the "groundhog day" theme, the trickster, and how Sam changes.
2. Houses of the Holy - Season 2 - The angel concept.
A tie for number 1...
1. What Is and What Never Should Be - Season 2 - Dean, Dean, Dean. And Dean's vision of a different life. What he sees for his brother and how he doesn't focus on himself.
1. No Rest For the Wicked - Season 3 - The boys singing "Wanted", holy water in the sprinkler system, Bobby, Sam's power, Lillith, Ruby, Dean's pre-go-to-hell sight, poor, poor Dean.
Seriously, if you're not watching it, you should be. I can't say there's really an episode that's not my favorite. They all are, but these are the ones I love the most, with probably a few I've missed. Each episode has a reason to love it.
Almost 7 weeks until Season 4 starts. I can't wait!

Sunday, July 27, 2008


What a day!
It was long. Very long. And thank goodness, it's finally over.
I started the day early and feeling really crappy after a sleepless night. I don't think I fell asleep until nearly 3 am - don't ask me why, this has been happening all summer. It's down to occasionally now, but there for a while it was every night.
Anyway. We dropped K2 off for her trip to Pittsburgh, then we had to get ready for B's family reunion. It's always pretty hot on family reunion day, and this year was no exception. We had a really good time, made better by the fact that B's sister and family were there and we always have a blast with them.
Then, I left there to go check on my friend, Jo, who happened to fall off a parade float Saturday and separated her shoulder and broke her hand. She lives alone, so you can imagine how much of a hassle it is for her to get the simplest things done. And they put a childproof cap on her pain medicine...she had to call her neighbor to come and open it for her. Geeze. Anyway. I took her some food, rewrapped her boo-boo, and did some household chores for her.
Then, rushed home, rested for about 5.2 seconds before having to head out to boy scouts. The meeting went a little longer than normal. Doesn't that figure?
Haven't had a day like this in a long time.
And like I said, it's finally over!
Excuse me while I crash.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


I can't tell you how long it's been since I've missed a day of posting! A while. I guess.
Yesterday just got crazy around here and the next thing I knew it was evening. I did absolutely no writing-type stuff yesterday and I barely checked email. But, I did stock my fridge and pantry, went to lunch with my hubby, and goofed off a little.
We relaxed around a fire last night while the kids played with glow sticks and roasted marshmallows. Lots of talking and laughing, which is just what we needed. K2 leaves tomorrow morning. We still have a few things to do to finish getting her ready once she gets off work for the day. Then, it'll be another week with her gone. The last one for the summer. Thankfully. I thought we were heading into a summer lull, but apparently not. The next few weeks are stocked full of different things - most fun - like my cousin's impending visit, weddings, a possible camping trip, parties, then there's taking the kid for her driver's test, stocking up on school supplies, putting a fresh coat of polyurethane on the living room floor, and finishing the stairs. And more. We're heading into August pretty darned fast.
And there you have it!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mother Hubbard

I've been telling the kids to look again when they say there's nothing to eat. I distinctly remember stocking up on their favorite snacks and cereals - the stuff they can pull out of the cupboards without any help from me. Well, as it turns out they're right...Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard is very, very bare.
So now I'm faced with creating a grocery list that will be no less than two pages long. I just did a quick run through of what we're out of. Everything! Seriously. The fridge is empty. So is the pantry. And the freezer. I'm not quite sure how that happened, but it does tend to occur at times. There are no sandwich bags, no foil, no flour. We're on the last little bit of dish liquid, dog food, cat food, and toilet paper. The kids kicked the last box of cereal this morning. It's sad, really. Since I've been making really quick trips to the store and only paying attention to the immediate meals I've planned, it makes sense.
Guess what I'll be doing tomorrow? Ack! I don't mind shopping, especially if I have a list and a fistful of coupons. I don't like to linger there at all, and I hate everything about it from the time I put the goods on the conveyor until I finally get it all stored away. The only small caveat is finding out how much I've saved on coupons and watching the gas points go up. But it's a necessary thing. And it's in the original plans for Friday. There's just been so much other stuff to do on shopping day...
Eh. So it's a lame Thursday post. What can I say?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Goofing off...

>Not to shabby!


Wednesday Whoot

It's raining here. Yay!
Finally a break from the oppressive heat that's been plaguing us for way, way too long! The rain means a slower paced day, even though the kids all had dental check ups this morning. But, at least that's over with for another six months.
I meant what I said about goofing off this week. It's Wednesday, and the most I've done on my own work is to print out a manuscript and arrange it in my revisions notebook. (It's a nifty notebook, too. It has Captain Jack and Will Turner on it.) I've done a chapter critique, a full manuscript critique, and a part of another full manuscript critique so far. Still have the rest of the last one to finish, but I think it's high time I get some of my own stuff done. Or maybe I should take a nap. I love to take a nap when it's raining.
Okay. So..nap first, then to work.
Sounds like a plan to me!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wouldn't It Be Nice?

Yeah. I'm in that mood again! Missing the beach and crying because we're not going this year!
B's having the same issues. He emailed me earlier and asked me to forward him some beach pics to brighten his day. Only, in my opinion, I think the beach pics make it worse since we're not involved in any kind of countdown to beach time! The only way that will happen this year is if some kind of miracle happens. And hey! I can dream, can't I?
That is all. I have laundry to fold.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Moth Monday

How cool is that?
A Luna Moth caterpillar. I haven't seen one of these in a very long time - either the caterpillar, or the moth. This picture is extremely poor, I swear her foot is probably the clearest thing. And I'm not sure exactly who's foot it is. The caterpillar was found during the July 4th camp out. Pretty cool.
So, I finished my book. Yay. I'd planned to let it sit for a long while before tackling edits, but now I'm sure it won't be as long as I originally thought. I just need a little distance from it - a week or two - then I'll be ready to go through it. This week is going to be kind of a goof off week for me. I do have writing work planned, and I'm excited about both things I want to do, but I'm not pushing for great progress.
Another hot day is in the forecast. Fantastic.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Steaming Sunday

It's hot here! Really hot - like yesterday and the day before.
Anway. I was going through my July 4th pictures and came across this. Under that blue tarp is where my brother spent Saturday night. He had a cot in the back of his truck, a sleeping bag, and that tarp. Remember the Dobson Fly? Yeah. There's no way you'd catch me sleeping like that. Ha! It worked for him though - even though we talked about filling the under side of the tarp with moths and Dobson Flies. Of course, we didn't. He said he slept very well.
Lots of running around today, but I'm still hoping to finish the book.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Late Night Ramblings

Almost missed the boat on a post for today! Not that anyone truly cares. Ha!
It's been a busy one - but all my chicks are back in the nest. They're tired, happy, and glad to be home. And so am I. More than I can tell you.
I'm writing this from the comfort of my air conditioned room, and I still think it's pretty snazzy that I can be on the Internet while lounging in bed. Maybe the novelty will never wear off. So far it hasn't. It's stinking, stinking hot here - like melt your bones hot and tomorrow is forecast to be the same. Fantastic. I would have escaped to the a/c much sooner, but I had to wait for K2 to arrive back home after a performance tonight.
I used the time waiting to write and I'm happy to report I'm nearly done with the book. Another chapter or so and it'll be finished. Then, it'll sit for a little while and rest before I tackle edits. I love this writing challenge I'm involved in. The reporting of the day's progress keeps me moving. I really hate to report zero's. We do the best 5 days out of 7 - so 2 zero days are acceptable as long as there's some progress on the other days. Starting fresh on Monday gives everyone an equal chance since we all have various things going on that dip into the writing time. If I do manage to type in "the end" tomorrow, I'll end up taking an extra day or two off next week.
Well, that's all - I told you in the title this would be ramblings.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The End of a Long Week

Yay! It's Friday!
Tonight we get to go visit K3 at scout camp, and then he's home tomorrow. It's been a long week wondering how he's doing and missing him! K2 arrives back home this evening as well, and she's actually home for about a week before heading off on her next adventure. That's not to say she doesn't already have a full schedule for the coming week, but handling that is much better than her being gone.
K4 is very ready for her siblings to come home. And so am I!
This is a very Fiesta-like day, though the plans are all for the evening. Heck, it's already noon and I'm just climbing out of taking care of administration duties and the like, so the rest of the day should fly for me.
Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Supernatural: Dude!

Because it's Thursday. Because I miss the boys. Because I'm too lame to find anything else to post about.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Weird Wednesday

I still don't have much to report.
Still very quiet here.
My dog is sick. I'm recovering from some stupid, icky virus that hit me out of the blue and knocked me for a loop. Luckily, it's a short lived one, but my stomach still isn't so happy.
Summer is ticking by really fast. School supplies are on the shelves. The next thing you know Christmas decorations will be on display. I don't even want to think about that. I'm having a hard enough time thinking about outfitting everyone for the new school year. But it's coming up very soon.
I'm hoping the last part of summer will be better than the first half.
And that's all I have for now...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

This Looks Familiar!

It's pretty darned close to what my cat's been doing!
Not much to report today. Quiet.
That is all.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Monday Madness...

Isn't that weird?
Yes. Those are nostrils you see in the eye holes. And K4's tongue. This is how she occupied herself one afternoon. I think it's very amusing. The kid loves scissors. Loves them. When I discovered there weren't many things in her room that didn't have cutting involvement, (comforter, mini blinds, pillow, baby doll hair - you name it) I had to take her scissors and hide every pair in the house. (and I'm not entirely convinced she's outgrown the habit, so I'm ever watchful) She loves to cut stuff. She'll even take scissors outside and cut the grass. She's only cut her hair once a few years ago, but she has given the cat and the dog a trim from time to time. When I see her with scissors I constantly remind her what not to cut. Fun stuff in my house. As usual.
Man, it's quiet here! I don't think either K4 or I know what to do with ourselves. She's enjoying not having to share the computer and the fact her brother neglected to put away his gaming system before he left. She figures that's a good indication that she can use it. But, she didn't sleep well last night and I know that's the stress of missing her siblings.
And the dog? She's acting all depressed and holding her paw up for sympathy love. I've checked it over three times now and there's absolutely nothing wrong with it.
That's all for Monday.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sniffle! and Camping Wrap up

So...we're down to one child at home this week. Weird stuff. Already and it's only been about an hour since we said goodbye. K3 was excited and nervous for his first solid week away from home. I'm sure he'll do fine. I just don't know if I will!
Camping wrap up...
We said goodbye to Freddie (the snapping turtle K2 found on her last day of school). He's now happily swimming in the creek with the other turtles. There were a lot of gypsy moths flitting about with no purpose except to breed and die. They were annoying, and directionally challenged, and would often fly right into your face, or in your mouth. Pretty gross, but better than the Dobson Fly. The guys caught a lot of different fish - ones we've never pulled out of the creek as long as we've been going. I didn't. I rarely catch any fish. Usually all I catch is trees, rocks, and the occasional hook between the eyes. Even with the rain, we had a fantastic time, and I can't help but wish we had another trip planned soon.
I'm off to see if I can erase one of my lower production days in this writing challenge. As of right now I'm in second place. We start all over again tomorrow.
That's all...

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Icky Bugs

This is a Dobson Fly.
Pretty gross, huh?
And it's not a small critter. They're huge - like 5 inches long huge. This one's a female. See those pinchers? The males have really, really long ones. They're mean. They both bite. And they stink. And fly. The larvae is called a hellgrammite. They're just as disgusting as the adults, except they don't have wings.
This particular one is in a bag. B wanted to show K3's friend who was camping with us Saturday night. K2 and I gave him a CT scan with a flashlight (they look hollow), and inspected his body with the relative safety of the heavy plastic. Then we let him go. Yeah, they're disgusting and scary, but killing it seemed wrong.
Thursday morning, I woke to hear B say, "Don't freak and cover your head." Yeah. One was in the camper and probably had been all night. I'd seen two on the screen door earlier, and when we went to bed there was only one. The seal between the canvas and door wasn't completely closed. I didn't freak since it was over and B got it out. If I was alone it would probably have been a completely different story. Ha!
So, there you have it. Something disgusting for the weekend!
Lots of camp preparations going on here. My living room looks like a laundromat explosion.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Fatigue Friday!

... Yes. This is how I feel today. Had a good page count again yesterday, and then a late night last night, that included getting up early and finding a lovely present from my doggie in the bathroom hallway. That was compliments of her eating the cat's food last night. Fun stuff. Am now in the middle of some brainstorming with Simon and Burkholder - am obviously having some attention deficit issues - Ha! Actually we're all checking email and stuff, and the hard part is done. Now we're going to try to get some pages in on the writing challenge. In between talking. And laughing. And other brainstorming.
Not much Fiesta-type stuff going on today. K2 comes home from camp tonight, but then she leaves again Sunday. K3 leaves Sunday, too. Next week is going to be a weird one around here.
That's all for now!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Supernatural: Savin' Me

As promised!

Snack Wrapper Hate

I swear!
Those clear plastic snack wrappers are the bane of my current existence! I'm finding them everywhere!! Bathroom, living room, dining room, bedrooms, beside the trash can, blowing in the breeze around the swing set. Just when I think I've found them all, another one peeks out from underneath the piano or the couch cushions. All of that while I've been assured by the small humans that live and visit here that they've taken care of their trash and cleaned up after themselves. huh.
I'm in the middle of a writing challenge right now. Some people are blaming me for taking them away from their pages, and calling me names! Like saboteur! All because I sent the links for Supernatural videos similar to the one I posted here yesterday. Ha! I think we all agree they're necessary inspiration in a world with too much time before new Sam and Dean.
As of the last tally, I have the lead in the writing challenge, thanks to a stellar 32 page day yesterday. I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to hold onto that lead since I'm already slacking behind today and tomorrow is a brainstorming session for the new anthology. There is a possibility of some writing time once we've finished slamming ideas around, so maybe I shouldn't write the day off yet. Not that it truly matters in the end. I've made terrific progress and that's what it's about. Then, Monday we start again and hopefully by the end of next week I'll have finished my current wip. It's a way for us all to stay focused after spending the first few weeks of summer vacation wondering what happened to our muses.
I'll probably post another Supernatural video later.
But for now...

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Supernatural : The Best Winchester Lines

h, how I miss them!! How long until the new season starts?

Then, The Rain Came

Thursday evening the rain started with a big ole bang. The thunder was so close it rattled the camper and your bones depending on where you were standing. It was crazy rain - coming in from the creek side. Usually when it rains, we're able to stand under the awning and watch, and keep the front camper window open. Not this time.
We had small breaks in between cloud bursts, but not long enough to even contemplate a fire. B and I made soup for dinner, and it turned into a collective pot with additions from my folks and sister. Instead of finishing it over the fire like we'd planned, we ended up dishing it up from the camper.
Anyway. When bedtime rolled around, we thought we were done with the rain. K3 had retired to his tent where it was surprisingly dry. We'd told him he could sleep in the camper if the rain got too bad. I don't think fifteen minutes went by before heavy rain started and he made his way over. I dodged the drops to check out his tent and make sure his sleeping bag was away from the sides and to stow his clothes in the truck. It's no wonder he didn't hang out in his tent, the rain was deafening inside. He was lucky though, the spot he picked was like an island by the time the rain stopped, (which wasn't until the next morning) and his tent stayed dry.
So, no, those aren't orbs in the picture. They're rain drops. I was trying to catch a picture of how the rain was falling on the creek, but my poor old camera isn't capable of that. Apparently.
That's all for now.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

A Funny!

It cracks me up!!
(And yes, I'm procrastinating!)

What's That?

Believe it or not, we were really looking at something. Or at least trying to. B was sure he saw a young deer drinking from the creek downstream. Of course, my cell phone rang and spooked it, but we were pretty sure it was still in a patch of woods not too far in from what we could see. Besides that brief sighting, the odor of skunk, ducks, and some egrets, we didn't see a lot of wildlife this time. Oh, I did see some baby pilated woodpeckers. They were in that tree right behind B's head. Eww. Though babies are more tolerable that the full-sized creepiness of the adults.
There was an interesting situation caused by...something....we're not sure. Shortly after we went to bed Friday night, we heard a loud crack. With the way the nuts fall out of the trees, we weren't too concerned about it even though the noise was much louder than normal. Saturday morning, my sister went to take their Jeep to the house and found the entire back windshield shattered. You couldn't tell from the outside. Highly doubtful the breakage was caused by a nut, so here are the theories: A deer ran into it, aliens, jealousy over the new car they just bought, or the fact that my bro showed up later with his sling shot and the window figured it'd break itself before he could do it. We did a whole crime scene investigation thing, but couldn't figure out what happened.
That's all for today...maybe...

Monday, July 07, 2008

A Room With A View

The view from the camper.
This was taken Wednesday morning. It's hard to tell, but the creek was very clear. I know it looks muddy in the picture, but it really wasn't - you could see pretty much every rock and even watch fish meander around.
My night alone with the younger K's? Actually, it went just fine. B left later than he intended, but not before telling me how brave he thought I was and making scared faces at every sound. Goofball. I wrote for a while, and as I was drifting off to sleep, K1 texted me. I spent the next while in a text conversation with him, so by the time we were done, I slept very well.
With the way things were going when we were setting up the camper, I wasn't so sure it would be an easy night. I broke my coffee pot - shattered it all over the camper floor between my feet. We parked the camper in a patch of poison ivy, so I had to pull that out as soon as possible. Luckily, I keep a pair of gloves in the camper for such occasions, and I normally don't get poison. We'll see if that holds true - I hiked through a rather large patch on Thursday because it was better than the alternative path over slimy rocks in the creek. I'm not just talking tiny slippery rocks, but huge boulder-sized ones with the potential for ankle breaking or other serious bodily harm should you happen to slide the right way and get your foot wedged between them. I wanted to take the camera on that particular adventure, but it was good B talked me out of it since I ended up on my butt in the creek more times than I care to count. Plus, I caught zero fish. But even with my slimy rock anxiety and my sister's spastic dog, our hike was a really good time.
The whole time away was really good - even with torrential rain, an overactive, insane moth population, a tick on my butt, and a Dobson fly inside the camper. (I'll show you a picture of a Dobson fly. They're disgusting, evil flying insects.)
More tomorrow!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Into the Wilds

If the posts come up the way they're supposed to, it's Sunday and I've been away since Tuesday night.
Away into the wilds.
Though by now, I'm probably home soaking in a hot tub and have no energy to even contemplate catching up on the electronic world. Which is reason number one for scheduling this post when I don't really have to. Reason two is that the only reason we came home early is because we have stuff to do tonight that we couldn't reschedule.
Through the coming week I'll most likely have pictures and stories of our extended time camping. Especially possibly from Tuesday night when the younger K's and I spent the night alone in the meadow. As I write this, that hasn't happened yet. Sometimes the meadow can be spooky in the middle of the night with no one else around. But, I'll have my puppy and be secure in the camper, but maybe I'll have a good story to tell you about it. Then again, I could fall asleep immediately and sleep the whole night without nary a episode.
I'll let you know soon.
Anyway. As I write this on Tuesday I can only tell you how much I'm looking forward to the very long weekend. It's as close to vacation as we get this year and if we can't go to the beach, the meadow's the next best place.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Enjoy the day doing whatever makes you happy!
But don't forget to thank a soldier for your independence!

Thursday, July 03, 2008


Another list:
Ten ways to show love to your mother:
1. Say "What?" every single time she says something. You can do this numerous times because Mom's love to repeat themselves.
2. Then say "Really?" immediately following her repeat.
3. When being asked why you haven't done what your mother asked, say "I didn't hear you."
4. Don't turn off the lights in any room you exit. Make several trips through the house and turn the lights on - even duing the day. Then blink like you're innocent when asked why you didn't turn the lights off. It's a sure sign to show her how much you care.
5. Leave your dishes wherever you are when finishing whatever it is you're eating - bedroom, bathroom, outside - the possibilities are endless. And no matter what she says, your mom loves your dish treasure hunt.
6. Occasionally allow the water in the bathroom/kitchen sink to trickle when you're done washing. Mom's love that.
7. Ask what's for dinner repeatedly regardless of if you've already been given an answer. Ask about the following night while eating the current night's dinner. Don't take "I don't know" for an answer. Because your Mom is only ever thinking of cooking for you.
8. Make frequent trips to check out the contents of the refrigerator and pantry even though nothing is different inside. Ask why there's nothing to eat often. See number 7 - food = love.
9. Argue about taking a bath even though you know you're filthy and stinky. It makes your mom feel important to make sure you're clean.
10. Leave a trail of destruction behind you wherever you go. Snack wrappers, clothing, toys, trash - again, the possibilities are endless. Mom's absolutely love this. It's positive proof you care.
What? Yes. It's a heavy dose of sarcasm. It's how I cope.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


It's what they do!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Yeah. I'm doing it again...
Wondering what happened to last month.
July already?
It's crazy in a where the heck has summer gone so far kind of way. June was quick - it slipped by without having much attention paid to it. The next thing you know, school supplies will be stocked on store shelves - if they aren't already. I'm looking at the next four/five weeks in utter amazement at what's going on. Every week there's a camp thing, and every weekend an obligation. Which tells you that on August 1st, I'll be saying the same thing. Expect it. Live for it. 'Cause you know you can't wait. :)
We've got a lot going on this week, so posts may be spotty over the next few days. I'm already running behind schedule for today, and I imagine that trend will continue since the younger K's don't seem to be willing to offer much cooperation even though the end result is a good one. It's already noon and K3's still in his jammies though I've asked him to get dressed three times so far.