Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Short Post

This is going to be a short post today. The hubs called me last night and said he was flying in today. I have to pick him up at the airport at noon. It takes me forever turn this sleepy pile of yuck into a person. I have to find something I can squeeze my ten pound weight gain into. Then I have to take a shower, put on my face, blow dry and straighten my hair. I wish I could just put one of these on. He will be home for about a week then he is off to work in Russia. So my posts might be a little rushed because he tends to follow me around and demand my attention. I posts might be a little rushed because I gotta get me some big john lovin' while he's home.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hair Extensions

My daughter in law is a hairdresser, so she gave the Emster the choice of any "do" she wanted as part of her Christmas present. Em chose hair extensions and a new color. Isn't it interesting how women like to change their looks so drastically every now and again? I put on a lot of pictures for you, honey, because you are so far away.
This is what I got when I said to let me take some "before" pics.

Isn't she a daisy?

Such a lady. The children are so well behaved.

Isn't she a peach?

Yes, she can touch her nose with her tongue. What a skill! Should take her very far in life.

Ahh, Kristen, you have the patience of a saint.

Pretty drastic, she doesn't even look like the same kid. It would be great if she quit acting like the same kid. Just kidding, baby.

She is so pretty. None of my children look like me at all. Now she looks even less like me. She looks a lot older and a lot more exotic. I don't think I will let her leave the house any time soon. Honey, what did we do with those locks and chains?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

One Bite at a Time

I bought this book about 3 weeks ago. I want to learn it. I promise I do. I know I can do it. I learned a little html programming while I was in nursing school and there isn't anything difficult about it. It's just a little time consuming. Actually, I enjoy learning how to do new things on the net.

The problem you see the size of this thing? It is 899 pages...gulp! I keep reminding myself of that old saying about how you eat an elephant one bite at a time. I really want to eat this elephant, I am just having trouble taking that first bite. I need to set a goal for myself of a specific number of pages per day. Let's see, if I only study 10 pages per day, I can get done in 90 days. Hey, that's not so bad. Okay, I'm going to take that first bite today...boy, I better be hungry.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Chuckle for Wednesday

If you are the parent of a teenager or adolescent, you know that, pretty much all the time, you want to strangle them one second and they are making you laugh your head off the next. It seems that the degree to which they infuriate you has a direct and equal correlation to the depth of their wit and comic timing.

We were in the car. I was driving. The hubs (John) was in the passenger seat. The 16 year-old (Emily) was in the backseat. She was annoying me, as usual, because she refused to spend "quality time" conversing with her parents. She had the earbuds to her iPod crammed into her ears so whenever a question was directed her way, she didn't answer.

We drove past a field with horses. I was miffed at her, so I was a little snippy. The following conversation ensued:

John: "Why do they have blindfolds on those horses?"

Me: "I didn't see them. I watch the road when I drive."

John: "They couldn't possibly see, they have masks over their entire faces."

Me: "They probably had the eye holes cut out."

John: "No they didn't. They were covering their eyes."

Me: "Well I don't know. I didn't see them."

John: "Why would they cover the horses eyes?"

Emily: "Marco!"

Pause. Comment registered. Hilarious laughter. How do kids do that?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I Love My Dog

That's all!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Oops! He did it again.

My son is one of those people who always seems to find himself where the "action" is. He was with me when we saw a police car chase and got to see them use the stop sticks. He has seen multiple car accidents, including an incident of road rage, where a jealous wife plowed her car into the side of her husband's car. He followed a drunk driver and saw him rear-end another car and prevented him from leaving the scene.

Well, he just got back from vacation with his wife and, sure enough, more action. Apparently, while they were waiting for their flight at the Miami airport, unfortunately, a man passed away. There were other airport passengers giving the man CPR. It took some time for the paramedics to arrive at the terminal, so unfortunately, it did look like the man was deceased. Our prayers are with the man's family at this difficult time.