Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
(I promise to blog something deep and philosophical tomorrow...unless, of course, I find something far more interesting....)
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Ten Random Things:
1. I like krab-with-a-K. My paternal grandmother used to make Krab salad and my sister would shrivel her nose in disgust and I would devour it. When no one was looking.
2. I am the last child of three. I am the “baby” of the family. But I’ve always felt like an only child as my sister is six years older and my brother is nearly ten years older.
3. I hate pedicures. Now don’t misunderstand…I love to have painted toes but I HATE having my feet touched. By anyone.
4. I am not a huge proponent of winter. I am a major fan of spring and summer.
5. I feel lonely. A lot of the time. I do not have any close friends (lots of friends but not the kind I call immediately when I have news) so my theory is that this contributes to my feeling of isolation.
6. I wish I felt smarter. I didn’t focus on my academics like I should have. I think I’m smart and very intuitive but wish I was a tad more “book smart”.
7. I have a serious shoe issue. Not because I want to wear them all but because I want to HAVE them all. I have nearly 20+ pairs of shoes that I never wear but I love them because they are works of art. I know. It’s a sickness.
8. I am annoyingly impatient. I have improved on this since having my children but my knee-jerk reaction of jumping the gun still does me in.
9. I like Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus. She’s, quite simply, adorable. (not to mention, talented) And I find her refreshing.
10. While I wouldn’t switch places with anyone ever for no amount of money or fame…..I every so often miss my footloose and fancy free days of going out and whooping it up. But those instances are becoming fewer and further between.
The lovely friends (some with blogs and some not) who have been tagged:
Monday, February 25, 2008
You Are a Strawberry
You are friendly, outgoing, and well liked by many people.
You are popular, but there's nothing you ordinary or average about you.
You a very interesting person, and you have many facets to your personality.
Sometimes you feel very conflicted. Your different sides of your personality pull at you.
You are a very sensual and passionate person. You are fiery... you can't help it.
In general, you keep your passionate side under wraps. You are only wild in private.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
The other supernatural experience that was a big learning experience were the earthquakes. I didn't live there during any significant quakes but I did experience tremors on what seemed a regular basis. My roommate warned me that I might notice things moving...the swaying blinds, lampshades trembling, items around the house jumping across their surfaces....she told me not to worry, though....it was normal. I was thrilled upon this revelation. I waited with eagerness for something to fall over and when it did I couldn't believe the softness of it. It was the first time in my life I was really aware that the Earth was a force to be reckoned with.
This morning, after my shower, I retrieved my coffee and plunked down on the bed to watch the latest headlines. I was intrigued to find out news relating to the satellite that was to be shot out of the sky. No news. I took a sip of coffee and felt that old, familiar swaying. Noooooooo. Surely this can't be the case. I must finally be losing my mind.
Thirty seconds later....there it was again. I looked to the blinds - no swaying. I looked to the lampshades - no trembling. I looked at the picture frames - no jumping across their surfaces. Yep, I'm losing my mind.
(Wells, NV is nearly 250 miles away so that is pretty impressive. But what is more impressive is the fact that I actually felt something and was not losing my mind. We'll leave that for when my daughters enter their teen years.....
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
There. I said it. I read tabloids.
Today I saw this picture:
Friday, February 15, 2008
Here's my February Ten:
I think if I could listen to this 24/7 without having to listen to anything or anyone else I could and would do it. It's been such a long time since I've heard an album that flows so beautifully.
These are not fancy or expensive (I refuse to believe that style equals a hefty price tag) but I get compliments on them every time I wear them.
Several of my friends are having or have just had babies. I love that I finally have people dear to me that I can "bond" with on parenting and kids. Plus, I just love me some babies.
One word: Easter.
5. The Burpee catalog. We have a large garden area as well as a big portion of our back yard that will be turned into a cutting garden that I simply can not wait to plan, grow and enjoy with my family. The girls have picked out their flowers, the husband and I have picked out the vegetable and herb plants we plan to grow and we can't wait to get started!
Not only have we made the switch to being an "organic" family but we are trying new foods as well. Not new to our palate, per se, but new in the sense of preparation. The biggest revelation is that it takes just as much time to make healthy, whole and organic food as it does to heat up some pre-packaged, pre-made crap. Refreshing.
This is and always will be my favorite place to live. People have a lot of ideas about Boise and what it's like but you just don't understand until you visit this wonderful place. We are growing in so many ways (Anthropologie and Sephora just opened...weeeeee!) but still have a nice, family-friendly, culturally diverse and interesting place to live.
When you become a mom, I really and truly believe this should be given to you. It has changed my life. I may not have time to really do myself up before I walk out the door but this definitely makes all the difference!
Waking up to sunshine and not total darkness. (makes the whole getting-up-and-walking thing a lot more manageable)
The very thought that our summer days on the lake are just a few short months away.....it gets me through the last dregs of Winter.
So here is my day-late contribution to VDay minus the bitterness, minus the bragging of what spendy gift they received (adding to the bitterness), minus the neener-neener-neener factor.
Love where you've been.
Love where you're at.
Love how you think.
Love the power you pack.
Love all that you seek.
Love all that you feel.
Love your rocking emotions
and the thoughts you make real.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
This is my niece.
I'm grateful for her and her many, many talents (brains, beauty, zeal for life, creativity, tenderness, loyalty... I could go on) but the thing I'm most grateful for is that she's a part of my life.
That, and we're from the same gene pool. Maybe that means if I actually get my arse to the gym I could look like that.
Monday, February 4, 2008
When it all falls away
I don’t want you to have to be anything
I just want you to be
In love with me
When it all comes down to this
I don’t want you to have to do anything
I just want you to be
In love with me
I would crawl across the yard on my hands and knees
If that would keep you lovin’ me
I never wanna lose you
I see couples bustin’ apart at the seams
This world can be a tragedy
Sunday, February 3, 2008
This film has amazing, amazing dance numbers in it. It's one of Fred Astaire's greats, if you ask me. But, even with the sultry, breathtaking dance moves by the one and only Cyd Charisse, there is one number in particular that really, really does it for me.
(I highly advise sticking it out until the very end as my girl Nanette Fabray does one of the funniest schticks I've ever, ever witnessed. Seriously. You'll hit "replay" at least once.)
Saturday, February 2, 2008
I found a new blog today. It's weird how I found it (I won't bore you with the details but suffice it to say that it involved a Google image search involving Frances Bean Cobain....don't ask) but I'm ohsoglad I did.
This particular entry really got me but I dare you to read them all and not laugh your ass off.
Friday, February 1, 2008
So, Suzanne shared a questionnaire with me and I am going to share it with you. Because I'm hoping some of you will respond with your answers. And, keep the good karma train going and do something nice today....it certainly can't hurt.
Fuji (not only is it crisp and not-too-sweet but it's just a cool name)
Elvis, Costello or Presley?
I love me some Elvis Costello but I have to say Presley, as it's something special to me and the husband (something from Elvis engraved on our wedding bands)
Last time you sent a letter (actually had to have stamp sent through the mail):
Does a birthday card count? Oh, and the thank you notes from Christmas that STILL need to be written and mailed. Oy.
Combine 3 men to make the perfect man (don't list your spouse and make us all look bad):
My Papa (maternal grandfather - so sweet and patient), Lester Holt (he's smart but not in a boring way) and Dermot Mulroney (have you SEEN him in "The Wedding Date". *sigh*)
If you had a horse, what would you name it?
Nugget (not sure why but that's what popped into my head right away)
What time in the past do you think you should have lived?
Mid-century...love the fashion and esthetics but the idea of what a woman "should" be doing? Not so much.
One place you would like to visit before you die?
I wish I would have written that:
"A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."
— Victor Hugo
If you HAD to BE a character from a Drew Barrymore movie, who would it be:
Sophie Fisher in "Music & Lyrics"
What did you want to be when you were 10 years old:
I can't recall exactly but I'm going to go with rock star.
Favorite line or scene from a movie:
Harrison Ford in "Sabrina" - "I think you know that I love you." Gah. Gets me every time.
What are your signature colors?
I think I'm obligated to say black but I love me some orange.
If the talent Fairy came to your house tonight, what talent would you like her to bestow?