Thursday, November 30, 2006

Daily Glimpse #18

This is actually from last night, sorry.
Mike and Kaia went sledding after school, even though it was ONE DEGREE outside. They didn't stay out there for long.
First they went out back, where there is a hill....leading right up to the house. I am in the kitchen, when I hear a big THUMP on the back door. I open it to see Mike and Kaia on the sled at the back door laughing hysterically. They moved to out front where there is a longer hill that doesn't have a house at the bottom. Has a fence, but that's ok.


well, yes, it's been awhile since I've posted. Here's a few things I've been up to.

Today I went to the big city up the way, regularly a 1.5 hour drive, but because of snow, a 2 hour drive. Could have been more, but the roads were good. I had to go to the dentist for a special root canal. First, he apparently didn't believe my regular dentist, or me, that it takes a LOT of novacain (actually, my dentist uses ardocain, works better on me, not sure what this guy used) to get my mout numb. I knew we were in trouble when he started out by saying "I have a regular procedure, so we'll just start with what I normally do and go from there."

TWO AND A HALF HOURS LATER, my mouth still wasn't fully numb, but was numb enough for what he needed to do today, which was just "take a look". Not really sure why he couldn't do it all...well, normally, at least. At this time, I understood. But he had said at the beginning that that was all he was going to do. He's the professional....I guess. So back I go next Tuesday, and I hope we don't have any more of that "start with what he normally does" bullshit. Like I'd LIE. Yes, Dr., I just LOVE having half my face numb for hours. In fact, I PLANNED last time to have to get so numb that my vocal cords were numb and I sounded like a drunk duck on helium. anyway. I just hope he knows his stuff, and the damn root canal works.

Here are a few conversations with Kaia I've had in the last few days:

While trying to describe how big the Mini-Pringles were she says....

"these chips are tinier than the usual ones. They are as small as....a.....hmmm...a rock!.....a big rock! no, not a big rock, a, a medium rock....they are a minute bigger than a medium rock! they are as small small as.....a rock that is as big of these chips!"

I'm sure you know by now the exact size of these chips!

Tonight, AFTER eating her cookie she chose for dessert....

"I've changed my mind, I don't want a cookie, I want candy."

Last night, going potty while I'm in the tub, and she was planning on joining me.....

"Don't worry mom! I won't go potty in the tub!" Laughing at the absurdity of this.... "Going potty in the tub! I wouldn't do that!!" laughing agian....then very softly.... "not while you're in there!"

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

freezing-ass cold

It's cold!!! Online says 12 degrees, but I think they are taking it from Spokane. Still, that is cold.
This is not a good post. will post more tonight. I hope!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

lame-ass update- more later

hello! I haven't posted in a few days, been busy!

Thanksgiving was awesome, spent it up at Andrea's. John did the turkey in a brown sugar brine, and it was SO TASTY! Much food was eaten, and good times were had by all. Then the tryptophan took effect and I took a nap.

Mike and Kathy and Bree got here, after an hour detour. We've been very much enjoying their company. I am so lucky to have the friends I do.

Right now, here is a breakdown of what's going on right now! I textual glimpse if you will.

Mike (the other one)- playing WoW and talking to people in the game.
Mike(mine)- reading and playing with Brianna.
Kathy- playing with Brianna and Mike.
Kaia- Playing a reading game online.
Me- obviously online and chatting with Jason.
Brianna- being entertained by Kathy and Mike.

We started watching Firefly last night. My Mike and I have seen it already, and are introducing it to Mike and Kathy. It's one of my favorite shows, and I curse the people who cancelled it.

alright. gonna get going, just wanted to let ya'all know I haven't forgotten aboutcha.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

santa isn't telling....

We do not make a big deal of the getting-of-the-presents holidays. ON Christamas, ON the birthday, yes, we have fun and enjoy the heck out of the day. But leading up TO the days, I don't usually mention them to Kaia much. Santa has been discussed briefly, but he's not iconified (is that a word?!).

Lately, I've been reading blogs of other mom's, and reading about their kids' cute conversations about presents, Santa Claus, and all other things Holly and Jolly. I did realize one of the reasons Kaia doesn't really talk about desired presents is our lack of TV. She isn't bombarded by the ads for this necessary toy or that must-have gift.

However, I didn't realize how little we discuss presents until the following conversation:

Me: Hey darlin, what do you want for Christmas?

Kaia (in a very know-it-all tone): Mo-om! We don't know what we are getting until the morning of Christmas!

Me: Oh! (how did this happen?!) umm...right.....(should I drop this and thank my lucky stars!?! but I honestly don't know what she wants!! goes....) IF you DID get to choose, what would you want for Christmas?

Kaia: Toys. and candy.

Me: riiiiiight.....but, specifically, WHICH toys? (I am crazy!)

Kaia: ........(realizing this is her chance)......ummmm...well, barbies, and more horses, and a house toy, and a princess toy, and candy. and more cars, and more horses.

yep. I should have stopped at we don't get to know......

Saturday, November 18, 2006

we start the bidding at $10....

This painting has been done by Kaia A.E.'s mother, Della. There is one thing noteworthy about it, which will increase it's value immensely.....if you look at the top left corner you will not only see the artist's hand print, but that of her far more talented daughter.

We start the bidding at $100....

Here we have a painting done by up-and-coming artist Kaia A.E. She's just starting to add prose to her art, which only adds to her amazing artistic expression. The depth of color used is only hinted at in this photo of her first piece in this series.


She was actually very excited to be asked to help with laundry. I asked her to go upstairs and get all the black clothes, and her eyes lit up and she raced up there. What she isn't excited about is me taking a picture of her.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Daily Glimpse #17

This is actually an "after" picture. We just finished finger painting on poster boards. Very fun, I want to do it more often! I think all the times I've tried to paint I've made the mistake of buying brushes!! Someday...someday I'd like to have space for an easel....a big one! and money for paints....big pots of them! then I could finger paint to my heart's content...
Will post pics of our masterpieces tomorrow!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Daily Glimpse #16

Ah yes, this picture says so much. John was so pleased with himself.
Had a wonderful salmon dinner, though it was a big late getting ready. And you know, I cannot WAIT until I have a nice clutter free dining room with a huge table that serves All.
Had training at work today. Now we'll at least be able to do activations, and the phones will be sent to the person the next day, as long as they activate before 4. Very nice. I actually like our rep, I was all ready to dislike her, since people I DO like have said she's horrible. But it went well, though apparently I was a bit aggressive in my expressing of my dislike of some of the policies we will have to follow. They make sense, but we've been so informal in a lot of our practices that it will take some time to get used to.
Feeling a bit better today, but NOT looking forward to doing all my dishes!
Andrea and I are going to do our birthday thing this weekend--yes, very late :-) We are not completely sure what we are going to do, but food and a movie seem likely. Possibly Stranger Than Fiction for the movie. Hope it's good!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

feeling a bit lost tonight. Got a B on my last essay, and completely forgot to turn in an assignment. I think I might wait to take other classes until we move. Just to much going on right now. I need to be more "at work" while at work, and more with my family at home. When we move I won't be working so will be able to direct much more of my energy to school.

Turned in my rough draft for my last essay today.

Mike and Kathy and Bree will be here in a week! I'm really excited to have them come up, even though most of their time will be spent with Kathy's grandparents. That's okay, I understand, family is very important.

The situation at work is getting worse. We are down to one phone, and it's pink. I feel so bad for John. I so hope it gets resolved soon. I did a sales count, and I've actually already sold 22 phones this month. Not bad, though that will drastically decline now that we are literally down to one phone. Telling people we are out of phones is so pathetic! Welcome! Can't sell you anything, sorry! Also, one of my customers who had major things go wrong with his account was at swimming today, and apparently even more is going wrong. sigh. I did have a very nice guy come in today who was quite content to wait until we got phones to open his account. He was very smiley and understanding. I wanted to hug him.

Kaia had a hard time in swimming today. She just wasn't listening. The pool is cold and there are four other students in class, so I think anyone would be distracted, but she needs to pay attention! I'd love to someday get her private lessons, but at this age I don't think they are really necessary.

This morning, getting on her shoes, she matter of factly says:

"Mom, all my dreams are right here." She pats her right leg up and down. "My good dreams and bad dreams and just dreams." Then she pats her left leg up and down. "And all my feelings are right here. My happy feelings and sad feelings and mad feelings!"

Wish I knew where mine were kept! They just seem to sneak up on me.....

Daily Glimpse #15

Came across this last night in my search for some serving utensils my grandparents gave me. This is me in 10th grade. Big glasses, braces, and big hair. Trust me when I say this was the best picture of all four years, funny as that may seem.

Strangely enough, I was also planning on writing today about a friend I met while in 10th grade. Jeff was in my graphics class. Neither of us had many friends. He hid his shyness with loud rudeness, and I hid mine with...well, I didn't. I was just quiet. But somehow we were friends anyway.

When I got sick we lost touch, and though I saw him a few times when I got back to school, we didn't hang out anymore. I saw him at graduation, when he introduced me to his fiance. I was with Abe from 10th grade on, but he went to another school.

Fast forward 10 years. (and it has gone by fast!) A few months ago, I'm sitting at work having a conversation with Lazer about MySpace, and how I don't have one. Won't get one either! He says it's a great way to keep in touch with friends. I say I don't have any friends on MySpace. He says "I bet you do!" Well, since I only have a few friends, and I know for a fact NONE of them do, I grin at him and start putting their names in the search. Sure enough, no one comes up. Then he says "I am sure you know someone with one."

Well, the night before, I had a dream that I was back in the halls of my high school. No one else was there, but then I came across Jeff. So we just walked through the empty halls talking. Great dream, though I don't remember what we talked about! So I decided to put his name in. And sure enough, up he pops. He has a MySpace! Then I look at the Created On date. It had only been made a few days before! He hadn't actually made it, his ex had. He didn't know about it. So through Lazer's space I send him an email, and about 2 weeks later, he sends me one!

Anyway, we've been talking ever since, and also had breakfast when I went down a few weeks ago. It's really great to be back in touch with him!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Daily Glimpse #14

She's an Angel! No! A Devil! No! .....
She's both. trust me.
(aren't the pigtails adorable!?!)

Monday, November 13, 2006

Baby Bree

Something I have not yet mentioned is my nieces birthday. Technically, she is not my niece, but only the daughter of good friends. But in my world, she is closer to me than that, so I will name her niece..
This past weekend, she turned 1. ONE. My god. I so wish I could have lived nearer to her for this year, and the years to come. I hope she and I always know each other. Brianna, you can always come to me, for everything from advice, to a shopping partner, to chocolate. I am here for you, baby.

Daily Glimpse #13

So this is cheating, since this picture is from Saturday, not today. But this is my blog, I can do what I want!
Here is my man, comfortable with himself enough to lay in bed with another man. I am so in love with my husband.

Sunday, November 12, 2006


Hello All. Will post a picture or two, but not right now. too lazy to even make sad is that? I really need to though, as I do have cleaning to do.

Spent Friday night at Andrea's, had a great time. Got to meet her friend Laura, who I've heard a lot about, but have never met. She's very nice.

All three kids got along really well. There were a few disputes of course, but over all, it seems to be getting smoother.

We made lamb loaf, a recipe Andrea found. It was quite tasty!

It is flippin' freezing here! I don't think our thermostat is quite right either. We tried to turn it up last night and nothing happened.

Daniel and Erin came over last night. We watched some episodes of an anime we've been watching.

Really not overly interesting today.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Daily Glimpse #12

it is not a swamp monster with poufy hair. really.

My husband is funny. He started laughing, which made me laugh, which cracked the mask, then he decided to take a picture of me, once he calmed down enough to walk down the stairs. I really don't know what was so funny. he thought whatever it was was hilarious though. like the man has never seen me with a mask on before. sheesh.

I am so tired. I was planning on messing around with my husband tonight, but I am exhausted. I think I will go to bed early and catch up on sleep. Then tomorrow I can jump him. We'll see who's laughing then! well, I'll be too busy to, I guess.....

this post makes little sense, reading back over it I can see that....but I am too tired to fix it. just know that I am aware.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Daily Glimpse #11

pretty much explained this in the last post. Kaia now wants a cow. We will see.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

in the morning, you will have your Glimpse!

There will be daily glimpse about today, but I need to crop and edit and such the picture, and I don't feel like getting out my laptop to do that tonight. This computer can't do it.

We went out to Andrea's for dinner, and got to meet Clara, their keeper-cow! She's very sweet. Kaia "helped" feed (thank you Andrea, for being so patient!) and we said hello to all the horses.

Katia was very tired, her stamina still isn't very good. I watched her dressing change...that girl is a trooper. So many adults wouldn't have handled what happened as well.

Liam and Kaia for the most part got along well. At one point, Liam came in and informed me that Kaia had hit him. I called Kaia to come in, and she immediately burst into tears, yelling "I didn't hit him very hard!!!" It's so hard to keep a straight face sometimes. I don't think I punished her very well, just made her stand in the corner for a few minutes. ah well.

I'm to bed, after a bath.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Daily Glimpse #10

This outfit must be explained to fully appreciate it. First, you have her wearing MY knee high socks, which on her go all the way up her legs with sock to spare. Then she has on a really disturbing (in my opinion, but I guess normal) pair of pants. Over those, her black velvet shorts. On top, she has on two shirts, one long sleeved for the cold weather, then her preferred shirt, her pink one with sequins.

This is my daughter, people. Isn't she just AWESOME!?! I think so, too.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Daily Glimpse #9

Can you guess what this is?

It's a giraffe, of course, are you blind?!


Saturday, November 04, 2006

blatherings while drunk--slightly

so hello! here I am, tipsy on one hornsby's..yes, I am a cheap date, folks.....very good thing to be really, when I don't want to feel beholden to some guy buying me drinks, so I have to buy my own...damn, I am having to fix too many typing errors..want to see what I type like, really? okay, I won't fix any of my erris...errors..shit, happeing arlreayd, thoug I' of this is the alcohol, folks, really, proivmie...that just did not work at ALL...the owrd..word...was supposed to be primive...prov....pROMIES...ishg...sigh...promise. there. typing very very slowyl made that work. i can acutally type really fast, but as you can see my accuracy is shit. there, that's vertter. better. or not.
I am also eating left over panfired noodles..pan fried. that it..that is. very good, one of my favirite favorite foods. almost done with this container. a little salty, this box is. i thin k i need another horsbsy..hornsby's.

okay, I am back to fixing my mistakes, that was just too confusing for me, so I KNOW it had to be confusing for you. would have started fixing them sooner, but forgot that I had made the decision to not fix them, so could make the decision TO fix them...yes, one hornsby's, folks, ONE. and I am reduced to this.

I would go to bed, but have just had sex, and unless I go to sleep RIGHT after, while still in that dreamy state, then I get WIDE awake (as wide awake as one can be while drinking) so here I am awake and drinking and eating and typing. probably should STEP AWAY from the computer and turn it off (that wouldnt' work, though, would it?!) but I have NO BOOK TO READ, which if you know me, that means I am at extreme loose ends and rather lost, really. how can I go to bed without a book? do people DO that? not read for some time before snoozing? sounds awefully boring to me.

would tell you deep dark secrets right now, if I had any to tell....but I don't. I pretty much tell everyone everything anyway.....well, mostly...but have had only ONE hornsby's, so still am a LITTLE bit clear. running out of things to say though.

Daily Glimpse #8

Here we are at dinner! Yes, we are eating in the livingroom, it's kinda fun this way actually. We had red beans with rice and mexi-corn, blue corn muffins, and fresh cherry tomatoes with ranch and blue cheese dressing. Very tasty.

I had 4 or 5 pictures and one really good one of all three of us smiling at the camera ( I figured out the timer function!) but this one is funnier. I had just put a tomato in my mouth and bit down before fully closing my mouth, so it squirted all over me. Mike is just starting to laugh, and Kaia is confused about what is going on.

Got most of my cleaning done today. Laundry to put away tomorrow. Working on the textbook tonight and tomorrow too. All in all, a good Saturday.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Daily Glimpse #7

Hello All! It's been a pretty good week here, but FREEZING cold! I really dislike winter. So here're we three tonight, Mike and Kaia are playing some Zelda game on his computer and I am on my computer at the table...good family time, aw yeah.

not much new really. .....


can think of NOTHING to say...sorry.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Katie and James

My little sister is getting married!!! She and James are engaged! I am so happy for her. I like James, and look forward to getting to know him better. Life is good!