Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me... again....

Wow, 2 posts in three days? Its practically a posting frenzy. For your safety, I would recommend keeping your arms and legs inside the browser window....

And yes, as the title would indicate, today is my birthday. Again. Didn't I just have one of the damn things last year? Today I am 35... for roughly the 7th or 8th time, depending on how you wanna do the math. I really dislike birthdays. I really really dislike birthdays. Or maybe I should clarify that. I don't dislike YOUR birthday. Just mine. If it weren't for the fact that my kids get so excited about cooking me dinner and making me a cake, I'd probably try to bypass the whole thing altogether.

My children are cooking me a super secret birthday dinner. My mom clued me in just so I wouldn't accidentally make other plans. (why she thought I'd be making plans when she knows how I feel about birthdays is beyond me, but I guess its better to be safe than sorry) So anyway, my kids are going over to my parents house after school to work on the birthday extravaganza, and I am supposed to show up at the appointed time and act all sorts of surprised. And truthfully, despite my Bah-Humbuginess, I AM excited because THEY are excited. Things have been stressful for them lately, so they need the distraction.

(GASP! I just remembered another blog topic! Maybe later in the week.)

And speaking of watching too much TV... (weren't we?)... if you haven't seen the new show "Pushing Daisies", you really must. Its like Dr Seuss. For grown ups. On crack.

(I don't mean its for grown ups on crack. I mean its like Dr Seuss on crack.)

Anyway, if you aren't into ridiculously quirky, you might not like it. But I think the writing is brilliant and I laugh hysterically every time I watch it.

So that's all I've got for you today. I hope you all have a really great Tuesday!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Happy Holidays! (picture included!)

Why I have such a love/hate relationship with this whole blogging thing is beyond me. I WANT to write... and write consistently... Yet I have such a hard time sitting down and making myself follow through. And its become sort of a vicious circle, because I've been so sporadic in updating that most of the folks that read me with any regularity have completely given up on checking in (who can blame them), which makes me even less motivated to post anything. Which means even more of you stop checking in. See what I mean?

And I go through mixed feelings of not really having anything to write about, which often changes to having too much to write about and not even knowing how to go about it.

Anyway, for those of you who still stop by now and then to check up on me, I appreciate you more than you know. And this post is to wish you all a very happy holiday season! I hope you are all enjoying the meaning of the season, and not getting too caught up in the rat race. (Its always a battle to find the balance, isn't it?)

Also, since I'm not able to mail you all a Christmas card with our official Christmas picture in it, here it is for your viewing pleasure. I decided to test out the delay timer on my camera, so this is an authentic do-it-yourself picture. After an hour or so, and dozens and dozens of shots, this is what we ended up with. Its extremely amateurish, but we had a ball doing it. We also have a hilarious blooper reel full of shots of us in fits of giggles, of the cat frantically trying to escape the picture (notice she is not in the finished product) and several shots of D2's stomach when the timer malfunctioned.

Happy Holidays everyone!