Friday, January 19, 2007

Farewell for now, but...

Please visit my new and improved blog site on wordpress:

I have added some of my friends on that site as well, check it out!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Preverbial Knife

Next week I am going under...

the knife that is.

I think of myself as pretty tolerant of pain, although even with child birth, I was eager to request the epidural because I knew that it would relieve the pain quickly.

Well this time there will be no epideral offered, nor will I be asleep for it, I will hear the crunch of the bone and tear of the skin. It does not sound so pleasant, but in a wierd way I am looking forward to the results of the surgery.

You see I have been dealing with two not-so-functional dental bridges for the last (I figured it out last night) 19 years. Basically I have had these for a longer portion of my life then I have not! That is amazing to me, but I have been very reliant on them for everything including a fully intact smile, my speech, and eating. Even though we have been one for the last several years, I am so ready for this marriage to end. The damn things have been falling out more and more frequently in the last year.

It will be a slow divorce, but after four months it will be finalized and hopefully, if all goes well, my mouth will never have another bridge marriage again.

In the short-term, maybe they will offer some good pain meds for recovery?

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I have to admit...

I have to acknowledge and admit that there has been a lack of pressed shirts and pants in my closet for the last 4 1/2 years (the approx age of my oldest child).

In fact, I gave it up like a "bad habit"when children first entered my home. Since that time I have relied on the wrinkle releaser spray (which does NOT do as good of a job), so pants have a definite wrinkled appearance.

My wish is not to appear as a slob, so I guess I am hoping that the slightly wrinkled appearance comes back in style (I don't know, was it ever?).

All of this is in response to a blog that I read last week about a single person who wrote about pressing their undergarments. I have absolutely nothing against pressing undergarments, I just do not understand why. Honestly, why?

Thursday, January 11, 2007

What is in a name?

On the way home today Kelsey shared with me such a thought provoking and humorous moment that I never want to forget it!

Kelsey: Mommy, I have been thinking, is there an easier name I could have that does not have a "K" in it ... I just can not do them very well ... and ... I would just need a different name until school and then I will learn my"K" 's I am sure.

Me: Well what were you thinking?

Kelsey: I don't know, isn't there any names without "K" 's that I could use?

Me: My name does not have any "K" 's just a "C" and an "O" and...

Kelsey(interrupting): Oh, I can do an "O", that is just like a circle isn't it?

Me: Yes, sweetie.

Kelsey: While we are talking about it maybe Kylie would like a different name too, right Kylie?

Children provide such rich material!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Introspective Perspective

Global warming, Darfur, bombings in Somalia, chaos in Iraq, poverty, gang violence, violence in general, the serial rapist in St. Paul, and all of the other global, worldwide, national, and local fears.

In general, I have to say I do not like to listen about the terrible things happening elsewhere. I often turn OFF the news and the TV for that matter. I realize I have a very narrow view, and I really should listen and know more about the happenings around the world. I guess when I really start thinking about all of these things, including the death and violence, I fear where the world is going, as well as where it has been.

I do appreciate hearing others views on these issues. And while I can appreciate reflection and newsworthy issues, a part of me feels only fear and sadness and almost regrets having brought two innocent lives into the world to have to protect themselves from these scary issues. Although regrets turn to joy when I see and hold their beautiful smiling faces, the glimmer in their eyes leaves me with a cliche feeling of hope.

Monday, January 08, 2007

She is Unique

Accordian Prodigy?

Probably not...but definitely better than me...

That is me with Kelsey as the photographer.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Ready for the potty?

When one has a toddler some of lingo that we hear and say often includes potty, poopy and pee pee.

I think we are there... so now it will just take convincing my youngest to actually go on the potty and not just sit on the potty and say "al dun noe" with nothing to show for it in the potty.

I have tried chocolate candy, stickers, ice cream, I even tried to bribe with a new toy (shameful). But still nothing to show for it...

One thing I do have to say is the kid has found the most innovative way to put her diaper on...she places it down spread out with tabs on the top and proceeds to back up onto the diaper and lay there until someone comes to strap her is quite amusing to watch.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

You GO girls!

Today is a day filled with hope...

Both Amy and Nancy are being sworn into the political arena today! And I know there is only good things to follow and hopefully very quickly.

The mess of the Republicans needs to be cleaned up and quickly- they did their darndest to reck the economy and send as many soldiers to war as possible.

On the local arena, the democrats are working hard on a much needed hefty property tax refund- over 8%.

Only good things will be to follow, I am sure!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Snow Bunnies

I had to capture the fun in the snow on pictures...

On New Year's Eve- we finally got snow-

Just enough to sled

It was a blast!!

Christmas in Lutsen

The snow and skiing was the best the first day.
Kelsey had a great time!