Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The weirdest thought I've had in A Long Time:

I was walking out of Target, with a cart full of clunky stuff - not loud, just a bit rythmically clunky. And what did I say to myself, out of the blue?
"This clunking sounds like I have Ben Wa balls in my pocket!"


Do I own a set? NO!
Have a ever carried a pair around, in my pocket or otherwise?

I am losing my fucking mind.
I really can't wait for school to be over.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day 2007 - A Day to Remember

Riding Tony the Pony and The Trike

Making a caterpillar cake

Three Cousins, a/k/a The 3 Stooges

Two Real Smiles

Two cheesy smiles

Monday, May 21, 2007

I don't know about you, but

I cannot wait for SummerTime to get here.
I am completely weary of our school routine. The morning playdates. The dash to get Ryan on the bus, fed, dressed and shod. Not always easy. The hour-later trek to get Parker through the kindergarten door with the Proper Paperwork - who knew there'd be So Much Paper for a kindergarten fellow?
But the real reason I'm fairly drooling in anticipation for summer?
YES! More than 1.5 hours all to myself!
Last summer I had lofty plans. My Gonna-Do list was astonishing in its proportions.
This year? I know better. All-day summer camp is only 18 days in 2007. And I am thinking I may just lay around and read.
Oh yeah; and there's Korean Culture Camp in June.
And Lake Buena Vista in July.
And trips to see family and friends in different States. Traveling with bigger kids is so much easier than the diaper bag/stroller days of not so long ago.
Ryan will still have 4 therapies a week. That won't change. But I am so looking forward to hanging out at the lake and pools; visiting the new Sonic drive-in that looks like it will open soon and firing up the barbeque almost every day.
We are about ready to begin construction, too. More on that, later.
And photos later, too.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Unsolicited Advice for Graduates

Not that anybody's asking, but here's my 2007 Advice for Graduates:

1. Floss. Every day.

2. Go to Grad School. If not this year, then next year. Once you get on the Hamster Wheel that is work, it's very difficult to dismount.

3. Travel every chance you get.

4. Practice safe sex. If you are with someone who refuses to wear condoms, RUN AWAY. They are not just saying that to you because You're Special. Trust me; they say that to everyone.

5. Don't forget your pillow when you're packing for college.

If you have to pick only one from the group above, go with 4.

tag'd, bag'd and ungag'd

Sueeeus and Joke tagged me. And I was ready to come out of bloggy hibernation, anyway.


1. What do you hope to accomplish with your blog?
Not much, obviously. It's a private blog.

2. Are you a spiritual person?
I'm not religious. At All. I am spiritual.

3. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you want to have with you?
A shitload of potable water, a ton of seeds and a machete.

4. What’s your favorite childhood memory?
A magical summer at our Minnesota lake house in 1967.

5. Are these your first (tagging) memes?

Here are the rules according to whomever likes to make up rules: • Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about him/herself. • People who are tagged need to write in their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. • At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. • Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1. I totally don't understand why people get off on porn. Maybe I haven't seen the right stuff?

2. I dropped out of high school and went on to earn six figures by the time I was 38. I also have been so broke at other times, I lived on ramen noodles and developed a love for dandelion greens until my garden came in.

3. I have never hitch-hiked, even when I was car-less for 3 years.

4. I once dated 3 men at the same time. Two of them accidently met at my house while waiting for me to get home (from a trip with the 3rd fellow) and they became life partners (years later, but still...!) I was essentially dumped by all 3 within the same 48 hours.

5. I know if you want something badly enough, and put some energy into positive thought about it, you will get it.

6. The only foods I hate are organ meats and rutabegas. Fry it or cover it with chocolate, and I'll eat it.

7. I only taste on the exhale. Inhale and taste? Not happening for me.

8. I have not had a drink since 1990. I will take a congratulatory sip of champagne at family weddings, but that's it.

I tag anyone who eventually reads this. Please let me know if you decide to participate. Thanks!