Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The other night, I was in the kitchen either cleaning or trying to cook something, dont recall, Christian was in there with me. I stepped out to watch what was on TV, I swear, I wasnt not gone but maybe 1 minute, I turned back around to go into the kitchen and see Christian gleefully throwing eggs onto the floor, just like it was a fun thing we do frequently! Needless to say, he got in trouble...

He has recently become very interested in Dora and Diego, he knows the songs, he is even repeating the words and singing the songs, its strange becuase we have had Dora videos and forever and he was never interesed, not he is very much so.
He has become such a little man, saying so many new words and learning so many things. He is still a fit thrower though, and can do those very well!!!
"My little dude" most recent nickname for him.
A followup to an article I posted last week:

Justified Right

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Some Edumacation

I finally accomplished something! I took the Basic Photography Class! It was great! I cant believe how much I learned and immediately corrected a setting on my camera that was giving me problems!

As luck would have it, in the process of messing with my settings and fiddling around, I deleted everything on the camera! Fortunately, I dont think there was anything important. I hadnt got around to moving the images to another drive. Oh well...

BFF Already Been There, Done That K and I are going to try to plan a day where we can work on some home exercises to help get better acquainted with how to determine the settings for pictures. I am excited!

Thanks BFF The Greatest K for watching the littlest monster. And thanks to Nana and Papaw for watching the oldest monsters!!!

BTW, the instructors name is Kathy Adams Clark. She is a wildlife photographer and has published several books.

No pics, I deleted them all!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

My Life

Although this picture is somewhat embarassing, this is an example of the amount of laundry I have to wash/fold at any given time...this is the result when things get washed but not folded and distributed...this of course isnt everything, the washer and dryer are full and there are several loads to be washed...
sigh...I need a wife

Like Old times

At Christmas, I was very excited to these being sold at Toys R Us. I REALLY wanted to buy one, but figured I need to focus on gifts. I just loved this show when I was a kid and had the collection of stuffed Smurfs...sigh...I have no clue whatever happened to those...I think I may need to begin collecting them???

Working (yeah right) from home

My sitter had a family emergency and had to leave town this morning. So I am home with the little guy. I do have some database work I need to be doing and I have done some, but being at home is VERY distracting and I am not sure how much I can get done today. Here are a few pics of Christian being engrossed by Dora the Explorer.

I am about to be able to mark one thing off o my new years resolution list. I am taking a photography class this weekend. I am excited! At least I will be able to take it if I can find a place for the heathens to go !

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Post from New Blog

I found a new blog I like, here is one (of many) posts I couldnt agree with more.

Justified Right


I co-worked tagged me on Facebook to list 25 Random thoughts. I cant think of that many now but I do have a few:

1) I love technology

2) I think I am overmedicated

3) I am thinking of really cutting my hair short, I mean really short.

4) Boys are slobs

5) I am over Obama mania, he is just a man, like any other and I can assure you he will not live up to your extremely high expectations.

6) I want a maid

Well Deserved

I am very excited to learn that Heath Ledger was nominated this morning for an Oscar. His performance was outstanding. I am disappointed that the Dark Knight didnt get more nominations as it was a great movie, and I am not saying that because I have always been a Batman fan. The only good one out of the first set of Batman movies was the first one, the rest were awful.

Anyway, I am torn between Michael Keaton and Christian Bale as the better Batman...I sure really like them both. Thought? or does anyone really care??? :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Little Pig, Little Pig, Let Me In....

I am blogging from my new computer...its so pink and pretty! I love pink! Anyway, just thought I would post to see if it looked any different....:)

Speaking of pink, did you know I used to have a thing for all things pig?

This is my new driving buddy. My mom got this for me as a gift when I collected pigs. When I got rid of the collection, I only kept some and this was one of them. He got pulled out of a box in this years purge. I love him. I think we will see more of this little guy here on the blog.

I should give him a name. Suggestions?

Big Brother, Uncle Sam

"I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government" - Henry David Thoreau
I am sure many of you know my distaste for the govt and many of its policies..they dont usually work with the way I think things should be handled. It is very irritating that they often seem to make certain things in our life worse instead of better....

I contested my property taxes this last year because the appraisal of my house jumped up $11,000. I had a company do the protesting for me. They told me that I would pay my taxes as usual and if the value of my home was reduced, I would get a refund. So, I check right before the end of the year to see if they have been paid and they were not. I look on HCAD and double check, I have no bill for taxes. I figure maybe b/c I contested the taxes, they werent going to bill me even though O'Conner and Associates told me otherwise.

I dont think anything about this until I am talking with my co-worker who says that if I didnt pay my taxes by the end of the year, I cant use that for income tax purposes...great..I think..wonderful...just my luck. I dont know what kind of monetary effect this will have but i am sure it wont be good.
I called HCAD today and they confirmed what I had thought, since I contested my taxes, they were not certified, thus I wasnt billed for them, thus they werent paid by my mortgage company....great, wonderful, hallelujah....

And to top it off, the powers that be did not lower my appraisal, so I still have to pay the taxes on the new amount...

lovely..I already owe the govt money from a screwup on our taxes a few years I know they will take that out of any refund I get, now this....wait a minute, why should i worry??? Obama will fix it for me....YIPPEEE!!!

So, here is a happy picture to cheer you up....

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Long Day...

So I have had several "needed them yesterday" projects I have been working on today...whats up with that? I didnt watch the 'naug...not that I would have anyway...but I have seen tid bits of the going ons.

Sigh...I am just going to try to

Monday, January 19, 2009

My Day

My day:

wake up...gets the boys off to school

come home...shower...

go to embroidery store
take Kaelen his lunch
Sonic run!
thrift store....
antique and craft mall
hobby lobby
family dollar
Big Lots
pick up Haden
get gas and soda
pick up christian
come home, do some work for about an hour
clean up the mess the kids made since they got home
wish I had a maid, cause I dont want to cook anything or even eat for that matter or clean or do any of the things I have to do tonight
watch shrek 1 and incredibles for the 900th time
get online and blog and look at Facebook....
take my happy pills

On a good note...Christian came across a binky and actually brought it to me and didnt get upset when I took it and told him he didnt need it anymore...

On a not so good note, he learned to climb out of his crib this weekend....I am surprised he hasnt done it before now...but I am glad!! not sure how he figured it out or does it, but I guess that ok, cause he is heavy!!!

Au Revior...

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of this great man, a few great quotes from him....

"Intelligence and Character - that is the goal of true education."

"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed"

"Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal"

Hello, My Nemesis.....

Many of you may not know....I have this "thing" about escalators. I ride them, but they give me the heeby jeebys....i literally get stomach butterflies when i see people running/walking up/down them...i get extremely paranoid if they are very high...i usually will try to find an elevator if they are broken and you have to climb up or down them..they can make me dizzy..just thought i wouls share....I passed these at the new shops near the building and thought I would share my freakiness

my worst experience ever was in DC when we were riding the metro and had to ride up these....i literally could not look up or down...we had the boys and I was petrified they were going to fall or something...these things seemed to literally almost be at a 90 degree angle...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

To My Wonderful Husband...

Uh Huh, Uh Huh is my happy face, what I felt when I heard this song from so long ago on the radio this morning..actually, I was happier, but as I said before, I have a hard time getting a decent picture of myself...

It made me could it not?? This is a great song...

I stopped and got a "coffee" this morning, not sure if you would consider it that, but it did have coffee in it...

I had a pic I took at the counter, then accidentally deleted it, but it looked something like this....

Here is the end result....

While waiting in line for the glorious coffee concoction, known as a Mocha Frappe, I saw there nothing they wont cover in chocolate? Not that that is really a problem.....just sayin....

Thoughts go out to my hubby, Poppa T, who went to the dermatologist yesterday and had a mole removed from his hurts!!!! and who is having, unfortunately, to suffer though a visit to the VA, where they LOVE their veterans there...and treat them so nice... (in case you are wondering, I am saying this in a sarcastic manner).

Wiggity Wiggity Wiggity Wak at ya later....

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This is how I feel in the mornings....

My world is only in this cup, until I drink it...then I can be in the world. a glorius thing....I am not sure what my life would be without it...

Friday, January 9, 2009

Shhhhh...don't tell Christian

So, the reason Christian doesnt have his binky anymore is because he has lost them somewhere in the house. I am sad to admit that I didnt take it away from him, I love what the binky does for him just as much as he does....He doesnt have them because he hasnt found them yet and I wont buy anymore. Sooo...if he does find one before I do, then we will have to turn the clock back to 0. He is still doing well, not asking for it and going to sleep fine without it....

I was happy to find this one before he did....

Then I thought about saving his binkies for posterity and I was reminded of this...

I guess I know where Christian gets his obsession. The jar on the bottom is a jar of binkies I had when I was a baby. My grandmother kept them for me. I was crazy on the binky!!!! My parents made many trips to the store in the middle of the night to appease my addiction....I think there are a few other binkies of his floating around the house, hopefully I will find them before he does.

I think I will do the same for Christian...he ought to be thrilled. Like he will be thrilled about a picture book of his tantrums.....ahhh..sweet revenge.

The bottle on the top was one of my bottles, possibly a bottle I had in the hospital, I dont recall.
Oh, and by the way, this is my 100th post on this blog!!!!!
Talley-Ho for now!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Me myself and I

OK, it seems everyone has a picture they have taken of themselves and posted either on MySpace, Facebook, whatever....sigh...

Here is the one I took of myself this morning....

This of course was after the 900th try...I am trying to decide whether it even looks like me....why? because its not a bad out of a million that have been taken of me
I dont like pictures of myself...I NEVER photograph well, really, I am not just saying that because I think I look bad.
Theres me!! I look my best in the morning after my hair has been done and I have done the doesnt take long for that to go downhill!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Worth a thousand words...

This picture says it boys the couch potatoes...Ice Age 2 for about the billionth time....

Monday, January 5, 2009

Man's Best Friend

I dont post much about the dogs, so here are recent pics...

My Man, Hector

"I am so old, I dont want to move" - Hector

Daisy (unfocused of course)

"I should have been a blonde" - Daisy


"Oh no, she is giving me that look again, the look that says - Here I come, snip, snip!!!!" - Buddy

The Park

Seems like I didnt get too many pictures of our trip to the park this weekend. I think I was intimidated by BFF Nikon K's camera....made mine look like chopped liver....

Here is a pic of Kaelen walking backwards to keep me from taking his picture...he does this and then complains I dont have as many pictures of him as the little ones.

Tried to get a cute one of Mom and Daughter, but this was all she would allow
Christian was more interested in the sand than the playground..I think he is out of focus...I think my very abused camera needs a tune-up.


Sunday, January 4, 2009

I dont have any pictures, I am too tired for that right now. Since I have been off for new years, I do not think I have EVER cleaned as much as I have in the last 4 days. I have cleaned and purged countless drawers cabinets and closets. Kaelen and I have moved tons of furniture in and out of bedrooms...I am absolutely exhausted..and now I have to go back to work tomorrow.

Enough of that...I love to watch movies and TV. Most movies I will sit through and watch no matter how much they stink....but I think I finally found one I just couldnt stand to waste my time on......I dont understand why this was the biggest movie of lastr year..supposedly it was much bigger in Europe. I couldnt handle any more after the first 20 minutes...

Mamma Mia!!

This movie was awful..I was excited about seeing it ....I like musicals....and I like ABBA music, but this was just terrible...if you liked it, kudos to you.

I just couldnt handle Meryl Streep singing and the daughter with the fathers....arghhh...I think had it been a regular movie without the singing, it would have been ok, but it wasnt...

Anyway, my movie review for the day.

For the year..Hands down, no doubt, the best movie of the year was Batman, the Dark question about it....I didnt see too many in the theater and I didnt see this one, but when I saw it on DVD, it was the best. I would like to see Benjamin Button, but I dont get out much.

So, your opinion of the best movie of 2008??

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Party Pooper

I guess this is what happens when you get old. We had no desire to go anywhere on New Years Eve. Wanted to stay home, watch movies and be asleep by 10. I didnt work out that way.

Kaelen and I ran to Wal-Mart to get a few things, I needed to spend 11 more dollars on my Flex plan, so I bought some medicines I know we need at any given moment.

I could already hear the neighbors starting to pop firecrackers when I got home, so I wasnt too happy about that.

I rented a few movies and quickly proceeded to park myself on my bed and watch a chic flick I got specifically for myself...

Then they started with the fireworks again, this time quite a, being the cranky old lady I am...I called the police, as firecrackers are PROHIBITED in our city limits. I was pretty peeved...

So I was able to watch my movie..and 10 came and was about 1145 when the movie was done so we opened the bottle of champagne and drink it right at midnight, then I went to bed....then I heard the firecrackers again so I yelled at the neighbors out our window.

We have a history with these neighbors, they are frequently ticking us off...

So then I could go to sleep....I really wanted to be in bed early...but at least I wasnt out at a party drinking way too much....

New Years Day involved me cleaning like a mad woman...I cleaned a closet, every junk all of the christmas stuff put up, dusted, cleaned out the TV rid of a ton of stuff, it was great!! I hope I can continue tomorrow as I have quite a bit more to do.

Hope you all had a great New Year! Lets hope our new president doesnt make this a worse year than 2008!!!