Monday, December 31, 2007

No looking back now...

Every year I have the most random thought on New Years day. I wonder what aliens looking at the Earth would think of the pattern of brightly colored explosions that creep across the planet for 24 hours.
This silly thought will not lead to any deep revelations by the end of this blog entry so don't look forward to it. It is simply something I think about and a little peek into my head, a place you don't want to spend to much time...

This year, my only resolution is to eat better. I'm not going to make the resolution to lose weight because I never succeed. Eating a little better, however, is something I can do. Starting with a healthy breakfast every morning. No more friggin' toaster waffles. I figure.. my figure and general health will improve somewhat by making this resolution and keeping it.

I still hate the gym so I will not make it my resolution to spend more time there. I'll go if I feel like it... so there....

Steve hasn't told me his resolution yet but I'm sure it has something to do with fitness.

Holly achieved her resolution last year which was to no longer fear the automatic flushing toilets. She passed the resolution on to Simon who must get over the fear of all public toilets. I suggested she make a resolution to whine less. Then I remembered it should be something achievable. We still haven't come up with anything good yet. She's actually doing so well for a 6 year old, it's hard to ask her to improve anything.

Deep revelation:
Everybody likes an excuse to party!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Milestone reached

Friggin' finally.
I have written 50,000 words of my novel. This is an accomplishment for me for several reasons.
1. It's my first novel so it's kind of cool that I've written anything so long.
2. Despite a severe addiction to procrastination I've still managed to pull it off.
3. When I was 20,000 words in, I worried I would barely turn this into a 45,000 word story. Now I feel like I've still got another 25,000 still in me.
4. 50,000 feels like I'm over the hump and I have some downward hill momentum behind me.

Now, if I keep at this pace I might be finished with my draft in January. (Lately I have been very good about writing regularly) I'll take a few weeks off and then start the hard work, revisions and submissions.

Hurray for me!!! I think I'll reward myself with some moderately priced red wine after the kidlets have gone to bed.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Shhhh! 3 year-old

Steve is on a diet and trying to keep all his vitals in order for an upcoming Dr's appointment. Naturally, we have greatly reduced the amount of treats we keep in the house. However, I do have small ones and a house without cookies is no house at all so I have cleverly hidden a bag of store bought cookies in plain site in the pantry. We have had this bag for over a week without being noticed by Steve or the kids.
Today, my son Simon (3) informed me that he was hungry in his usual fashion which is to rub his belly. I decided to open the cookies and give him one. Steve was on the couch reading. I whispered to Simon that the cookies were a secret. He whispered “OK,” and nodded as if he understood that the cookie needed to be kept on the down-low.
The following is a direct quote:
Simon: “Daddy do you want one of these (goes running to him holding the cookie high)
Steve: “What do you have?”
Simon: “It’s called a Secret.”

I present Keebler Secrets.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Treats be gone...

What happened to Ginger?
Engaged just before the holidays:

To many treats later:

I know how she feels.
At least she's still smiling and has great accessories.
Photos by CtMom
Cookie by Bridget

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Weekend of Culture

Holly's Christmas ballet recital was Sat. She did great despite the short preparation time. I missed the first couple of seconds thanks to some floating heads in the camera's way.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Let it Snow

Your Snowman Name is

Baby Nippy-Toes

Get your Snowman Name at

Home Sick lol

Youngest is sick... the nasty kind of sick which results in me doing a LOT of laundry.
There are a lot of things I could be doing while spending the whole day stuck at home but instead I visited some of my favorite online kitty sites.
Hey, at least I'm not spending money!

funny pictures
moar funny pictures

Now... on to youtube to watch babies eat lemons~

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


...Heaven in a half gallon container.

Get you some, pour it in your coffee and enjoy aproximately 20 minutes of bliss.

Or you could drink it plain which is equally delish!