Blog Intro

Blog Intro

Quote of the Week

“Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Fact of the Week

Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died within 10 months of each other, all of drug-related causes, all at 27 years old (it doesn't state this, but they all started with Js too.....)

Joke of the Week

Dad’s pager beeped, summoning him to the hospital, where he is an anesthetist. As he raced toward the hospital, a patrol car sped up behind him—lights flashing, siren blaring. So Dad hung his stethoscope out the window to signal that he was on an emergency call. Within seconds came the policeman’s response: a pair of handcuffs flapping outside the police car window.

Comic of the Week

Comic of the Week

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tim on the move!

So Tim wants to ride the scooter and being the over protective mom that I am I immediately said no. Terry was a little more sympathetic so I said that he was going to make the trip to the ER, not me. It all turned out well, though. Here he is.



He even knows the nice "west side" sign. I don't know where he gets that from. Anyway, now I can't keep him off of it! He ran out a whole tank of gas yesterday. I hope Terry realizes he created a monster!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My purty house

I don't mean to show off, but I have been working on this in my limited time for two years. I wish I had some before pictures because there is a big difference!
Here is my early morning sanctuary. Thanks to Bret and Gina for the internet!


This is the other side. I would like to add some water type stuff sometime in the future. Got to have the sound ambiance, right!
Here is my front door. I love the leaves. You can't really see my gnome figurines playing games, but they are on both sides of the door.

Here is what it looks like all at once. I really didn't choose sunflowers, they kind of chose me. It just ran from there. Hope you like it!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Brendon



I haven't posted anything about Brendon on my blog. He is so quiet that sometimes he gets passed over. I just wanted to show everyone how goodlooking he is. He is a great helper too. He always does what I ask him to. He is very responsible about being home and to school on time. He can draw very well too, but he won't give me any art work. I'll steal some when he isn't looking. I love you, Bren!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Chelsea Grin 2


I found the poster!

Chelsea Grin








So Alex is in a band, and they are actually doing quite well. For those of you that know Alex and haven't seen him for a while, this may surprise you. They have a CD, band accessories for sale, and quite a fan base. If someone had told me that was my son "screaming" on that album, I would have said they were crazy, that isn't my son! They are on tour right now, but unfortunately when I went to their MySpace page to see the latest, they said the tour was cancelled. I don't know why, I'll have to keep you posted. I wanted to put their album poster on this site, but it looks like they took it off. Bummer, it is really cool. Here is a link to their MySpace page if anyone wants to take a look (I know some of you have already).

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Finals

I hate final exams! Why do professors feel they must torment you by making you endure a final exam! This stupid test brought my grade from an A to a B. I shouldn't complain because that is still a good grade, but an A would have been better! If you can do the work, who cares if you can't "regurgitate" useless facts! What a bunch of hoops to jump through! Sometimes I wonder why someone who has been doing a certain job all of their life (and does it well I might add) must be paid less than someone who has "been to school" for the same job, yet knows nothing about how it works in the real world. Don't get me wrong, I am learning a lot, but I know that when I am done, I really won't have any clue as to how to apply it to the "real" world. It scares me. It also scares me that I am doing this while staring 40 in the face, while everyone else about to enter the work force right after school is about half my age. I think real world experience should count for a lot more than it does. I guess this is just another way to say, I am afraid to grow up!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My little artist





Tim has become quite the artist. He has been drawing this well for a couple of years now (he is only 8). Here is a small sampling of his work. I didn't add any Sonic picutures (I probably should since he has so many), but these are what his teachers in his art class instructed him to draw. I like the last portrait. I don't know many adults that can draw this well!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Toph's first day of school


My baby went to kindergarten today. I feel so old! He was so cute and quiet. He is one of the smallest kids in his class. Don't let that fool you. The red hair is a warning. Don't mess with him!

Fairies II

Had a visit from the insomnia fairy again last night. He and I are becoming good friends. I feel special and all, but I really wish he would find someone else to play with!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Finished!

Wow, for those of you who are thinking of putting college off for a while, DON'T! Or you'll be like me, a 37 year old senior! Really, just kidding! I am happy to report I have just finished Financial Accounting II. I am not tooting my own horn, I am simply stating that I will be easier to get along with for the next two weeks because I get a break!