Monday, April 28, 2008


piano is hard.

Friday, April 25, 2008

I told you he was smart

but did I mention his looks?

He picked up his tux for prom yesterday so I whisked him out to the Garden to snap some photos to put in with his graduation invites.

I did a pretty decent job if you ask me.

Go ahead. Ask me.

(The one above was tweaked in PhotoShop, but these are SOOC.)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Looking for ideas?

My 40th is a couple of weeks away. If y'all want to go in together, y'all can get me this. (In Latte)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Come here often?

humorous pictures
see more crazy cat pics

Monday, April 21, 2008

Product Review

Thanks to Mom Central, Kelloggs and Animal Planet, we got a chance to try this...

Their first mistake? Sending it to me. I had about three bowls of the stuff over the course of two days before I had to put it up so The Boy would get a chance to try it. And try it he did.

He really liked it. He asked for a second bowl and he rarely does that. A few days later, he asked me when the cereal was coming to the store because he really wanted to get some more.

It doesn't taste very sweet. They say it is a chocolate and vanilla taste, but I couldn't really tell one way or the other.

The pieces are animal shaped, but we couldn't tell what animals they were. Luckily, they tell you on the inside of the box.

Speaking of the box, here is a look at the back...

It has animal trading cards you can cut out, trivia and games. The Boy would get so interested in the box, he would forget to eat the cereal!

We will definitely be buying this when it comes out. If you see it on the shelves, pick up some and tell me what you think.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Dear Friends and Family

(Here is your Christmas letter. In April. I'm either really late or very early.)

Not a lot happening around here.

The Boy is still going to piano lessons and Scouts. He is still reading two grade levels ahead. Still can't spell worth a lick.

Shorty is counting the days down to Graduation and is busy dealing with all of the ROTC and Iowa State paperwork that has been coming his way. So far he has four scholarships that will provide him with puh-lenty of money for the next four years (although he needs enough for the next five years due to ROTC and his major (Civil Engineering) taking a bit longer than most).

The Commander is probably going off of Active Duty in the next few weeks, but he may be applying to work for the Inauguration. I think it would be cool. How many people do you know have been part of a Presidential Inauguration? Plus, I want to go to Washington DC to see the sights.

I'm still in Occupational Therapy for my Carpal Tunnel. It is getting better, but not better enough. And I deleted all of my bookmarks on my computer this morning. Snap.

Here is one of the funniest things I have seen in ages. Enjoy. (Thank you Cursing Mama!)

Oh, and we put our house up on the market last weekend.


There is no such thing as "fun for the whole family." - Jerry Seinfeld

Friday, April 11, 2008


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Literal Tree

I survived the Great Southern Plains Rendezvous of 08!

(We made it through a weekend of Scout Camp. Next time, remind me to take the air mattress just in case I am too big of a princess to use just a sleeping pad. (I am.))

A bunch of the little monkeys were climbing this great-for-climbing tree. The Boy asked if he could climb the tree. Uh, Hell to the No. We were out in the middle of nowhere. I know how graceful he is (He gets that from me.) and I didn't want to risk it. He kept asking and kept asking and kept asking until he wore me down.

"Okay, but don't go real high and BE CAREFUL."

This caused much elation on his part. He spun around and took off running toward the tree. Then he immediately tripped over a tent stake and went ass over tea kettle.

There ya go.


Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. - George Carlin

Thursday, April 03, 2008

What would you do?



65 above zero: Floridians turn on the heat.
People in Iowa plant gardens.

60 above zero: Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Iowa sunbathe.

50 above zero: Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Iowa drive with the windows down..

40 above zero: Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
People in Iowa throw on a flannel shirt.

35 above zero: New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Iowa have the last cookout before it gets cold.

20 above Zero People in Miami all die.
Iowans close the windows.

Zero: Californians fly away to Mexico
People in Iowa get out their winter coats.

10 below zero: Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Iowa are selling cookies door to door.

20 below zero: Washington DC runs out of hot air.
People in Iowa let the dogs sleep indoors.

30 below zero: Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Iowans get upset because they can't start the Snowmobile.

40 below zero: ALL atomic motion stops .
People in Iowa start saying..."Cold enough for ya?"

50 below zero: Hell freezes over.
Iowa public schools will open 2 hours late.