Thursday, May 27, 2010

Considering a Fence

Is this one annoying enough?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Didja Know?

Did you know that an air conditioner will not cool your house if the switch is turned off in the fuse box? It won't even run! Now we have an air conditioning service that loves us. It was the easiest call of the day.

Don't Tell

I've hidden a Frosty Key Lime Pie in the deep freeze.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Plan B

Made a luscious cream cheese pound cake for the baby shower tomorrow. Was outside doing yard work. Upon my return, half of said cake is missing. You'd think I'd have learned my lesson by now about leaving desserts unattended in my home.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Quinn's Solo

This is where he made me tear up (because of good stuff!). He was singing a solo from the Michael Jackson/Jackson Five "I'll Be There."

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Only the Feds

Only the Federal Government would send a letter congratulating my friend on being awarded a large grant through the Centers for Disease Control, then end the letter with this sentence:
"Your award was approved but unfunded at this time."

True story. Did I mention my friend works for the state of California? So this kind of stuff is pretty normal for her.

Monday, May 17, 2010

On Triceps

My son figured a way to wiggle my triceps in an apparent conversation with one another. The ventriloquism is impressive. The medium is not.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bossy is Back

I must be feeling better. My kids told me I'm getting bossy today.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Go, Tommy!

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."

— Thomas Paine

Are you Funnier than a Sixth Grader?

Top these:

1. Quinn told me he didn't want to go on a walk with me because he needed to "stay home and burn some stuff."

2. After acquiescing to a walk, Quinn insisted on demonstrating how my rear moves when I'm walking. "How do you do that, exactly?" he demanded.


I keep thinking my fever is gone, then the four-hour mark passes, rendering the ibuprofen useless. Fever/chills commence. But my headache is gone!

Yesterday, during a moment of fever-free hope, I decided to make a dessert. It takes a while to make because the frozen bread dough has to rise. I paced myself to conserve energy and several hours later - tada! Yummy dessert. I promptly fell asleep due to said effort.

When I awoke, the dessert was gone - completely consumed by my family. This might sound funny tomorrow, but not yet.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I tried to tell myself that the cough I woke up with yesterday was just because of the very high pollen count. I tried to tell myself that I was shivering because the school had its air conditioner blasting. I tried to tell myself that my muscles ached because of all the good workouts.


Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Wee Scream

A scream in the wee hours of the morning, anyway. . . Not sure it was even a scream. More of a cross between an Avatar war cry and an R2D2 robot noise. Now that we've had time to process, Mike and I agree that it was probably a howl from a cat fight somewhere outside.

But before he had a time to process or put on glasses or slip on appropriate clothing or turn on lights, Mr. Rellim jumped out of bed, ran to Rachel's room and hollered, "RACHEL?!" to which she gruffly replied, "WHAT?!" He then found his way to Quinn's room, but didn't say anything. (I assumed he was quietly checking for breathing sounds while I stifled a scream in my chest.)

Mike returned to our room in less than 30 seconds and said, "Did you hear that?" but fell asleep almost before I could answer. I assumed everything was OK but didn't want to get out of bed even though I really had to use the bathroom. Finally, nature won over my fear of the bogeyman, but I turned on every light on the way, re-checked the kids and did not fall asleep again.

Stupid, freaky scream-like noise.

Best Headline of the Week (So Far)

Al Gore b-slaps mother earth with nine million dollar mansion