Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
This is just a preview. I have about 4 months of pictures to update you all on. Aren't you excited! Don't try to hide it, I know you are. I am going to just start like I never left, and only read past posts if I get really bored one day. I am there for you all now. Ready to let you all know what I think about what you have going on, because you need it, and I need it.
Until tomorrow. That's when I am really going to get started.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
garden in a while. We've been eating peas, green beans, carrots,
green onions, chives, spider covered lettuce, and thus is our first
zuchinni. It is so worth the effort. It's like giving birth
everyday, but then I eat my babies.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
in bed all day feeling sorry for myself, but I was caught completely
off guard by this massive thunder storm. I get the feeling she
doesn't want me to be sad today.
So, to brighten everyone's day, including my own-a gratuitous shot of
my fore mentioned praying mantis.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
it didn't make it. The truth is, I was shocked that it lived the four
days that it did. Just moments ago, Atticus brought me a handfull of
the things he had collected outside (it is quite normal for him to
bring me bugs and other gross things). Wedged in his hand, between
the cable plug and the grass he had pulled, was this baby bird. Not
living, obviously. And that is what brought me back to blogging...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
She is prego, you guys. I tried to leave a comment on her blog, but
I'm having issues, obviously. So, I thought I would use this stage to
congratulate her. Amanda, I am so excited for you!
I'd make you a blanket, but it sounds like you're set.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
that promises to turn me from flab to fab. I have put on about 10
pounds over the past year, and feel myself heading in the wrong
direction, health wise. I feel tired, depressed, and although I am
still squeezing into most of my pants, it isn't pretty. Flesh all
over the place, grossness. My sister let me borrow her pirated copy
of p90x. She said she wasn't quite ready to start it.
So I popped in the into disc. It was a lot of before and afters, and
a lot of "bring it". Then onto disc one...ab ripper. Oh. My. Gosh.
I got about 8 minutes into it before I started siezing up. They keep
saying it's not for beginners, so if you're a beginner, just take
breaks. I took a bunch of breaks the first 8 minutes and then a 9
minute break, there at the end. I think I'm going to have to start
over tomorrow. Or maybe I'll bring it later today? Getting ripped is
going to be hard, you gize.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
1:42. I don't know what I'm going to do. There is so much that is
unresolved. She took All my pictures with her, plus a ton of lame
business stuff. I am hoping a geek can bring her back long enough to
salvage those things. She was good to me. She intoduced us all,
except my family, inlaws and blood,(although she has helped to
strengthen those relationships). How soon is too soon to replace her?
I don't think I'll do good on my own. I totally know how my dad felt.
Monday, May 25, 2009
My computer is only slightly better. This post has taken a good part of the afternoon. I think it might still be contagious so read at your own risk. It is painfully slow, and all the virus scans haven't fixed the crashing. I think we might have to put her down.
I took some pictures of my garden, so I could brag about it. It is my obsession. I recommend planting green beans. They are instant gratification plants. They are the big ones, and I planted them just over a week ago.
This is the kids camping out on our porch. That counts, doesn't it?
Thursday, May 21, 2009
reading this, I did use protection, but there was obviously a hole.
I am going to be back soon, and shower your blogs with all sorts of
attention. I've got the whole day blocked off.
I miss you too...
Sent from my iPhone
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I would like to point out that this place also stores my beads/beading supplies when I have them here. I share custody of them, and it is my sister's turn right now. I miss them. I miss them a lot.
Did I kill your dreams? There may be a trap door in the floor in there...
I am going to clean it out. You never see the mess until you post a video of it on your blog.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
On a much depressing side note, I can't help but think of my own mom on mother's day. She was such a great woman, so selfless, and so giving. I love her, and I miss her terribly. I was supposed to teach the lesson in church today, but I skipped out because I don't think I can sit through all the talks about how great moms are without bawling my eyes out. I would rather do my crying in the privacy of my own home. So I am sending my message to my mom who is somewhere out there.
Mom, I miss you so much. I still have a hard time convincing myself that you are really gone, and although I know that I can't see you in the flesh, I have felt you many time. You have been there for me when I really needed some comfort that no one else could give. You have inspired me, and continue to inspire me. I guess I have to watch myself even more now that you are watching me all the time. I hope I make you proud. I love you and I can't wait to see you again. On the plus side, I don't have to buy you presents anymore.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The metal Thomas is wearing is from the fun run. All the kids got one. They wear them all the time. We showed up a little late. Everyone was on the last lap. When the lady saw us she said to just join in. We ran a total of about 10 steps, suckers!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
planning to. We are having a family reunion of sorts. It is going to
be freaking awesome!! I don't know much about what's going on, but I
do know that pasta salad is involved. If you are reading this, you
are family and are totally invited. Bring a swim suit, just in case.
The picture is cute and totally not connected.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
After being unable to find the pictures in my pictures, I decided to sync my phone. Then I realized all the pictures that I took today, I actually took on my real camera that was magically fixed by gnomes last night (not of the pervy variety).
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
am not sure why this makes me so happy. These little guys are peas.
Peas were my favorite from my mom's garden growing up. My indoor
starts are quite big too (in case you were wondering). I am thinking
of expanding. Who'd have thought it would be so fun?
Monday, April 20, 2009
I know you are dying to know how she did. Truth be told, I will give her a 10 for effort... We will have more chances for learning to ride a bike video, that's all I'll say. I think it is a "dad" job anyway. I wouldn't want to take that from him.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
would take them off and lose them many times. She missed the bus a
couple times looking for them. Then this happened. She set them on
the ground... Is it wrong to just pretend that she doesn't need
them? They are so obviously thick...
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I threw in a picture of the miracle of life for the beggars. I was hoping that I wouldn't have to admit that it was my inside starts that are growing. At least I know they are not weeds. I did have Hazel take a picture of me working in the real garden (the one those cute little buds will be transplanted in when they are strong enough), but it is mysteriously not on the camera. "Yeah mom, I got a picture of you." Whatever!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
We did the usual for Easter. No new dresses or anything like that. For some reason this holiday doesn't really inspire me. We didn't even color eggs, you guys. And I had a couple dozen in my fridge.
You know what does inspire me? Gardening, and guess what, I got my first little sprouts today. I feel like I have just given birth. I think it is broccoli, but I am not 100% sure. It just happened so fast.
Monday, April 13, 2009
As most of you know, last year I spent a good part of the summer in Idaho caring for my mom. While I was here, I realized that there was something really special about this place. So, I impulsively packed up the family and moved them here. Tom had to stay behind to tie up the loose ends. I thought it would be about a month of back and forth, but it somehow turned into 7 months. The hardest time of both of our lives. Now I see the light at the end of the tunnel. He is going back for the last long time. We finally got ourselves a manager that has a vested interest in our business, with plans to buy us out. I am all for this. I would like to leave Las Vegas behind and have nothing tying us there. Don't you be too worried about us. We are starting up the same business here. We won't be jobless, and we are stimulating the economy at the same time. You're welcome, Idaho.
A side note. We got a new dog. (See how impulsive I am?) She is really sweet, and left with Tom. I am hoping that she is house trained by the time he comes back in a couple weeks. That puts us at one fish, two cats, and two dogs. I don't know how I get talked into these things...
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I would also like to give a public shout out to Dwight, of the Hot Pants Thurston's. He made an amazing dinner that I felt honored to partake of. Gravy, as far as the eye could see.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Tom insisted on pictures and for some reason, just emailing them to him was an unthinkable request, so here are your pictures Tom. Please tell me that I am not the only one that lets their kids wear their pajamas all day long. I would like to tell you that they are getting baths before they go to bed, but I don't want to lie on my blog.