Monday, November 7, 2011

A new post? Surely you jest.

    Okay yeah, I know it's been since September since I last blogged. I really have no excuse...well...maybe a little one. I have no time. Well kinda. Yes, I have time. You know, to do important things, like eat snack cakes while I stare at my USB Christmas tree, and sure sometimes I go crazy with my free time and play Bubble Witch Saga. Point is, I make time for the important things.

Happy Monday people! 


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Quotes of the month - September edition

Occasionally, the crazy people that I call family say things that are so funny or so inappropriate that we think they should be immortalized on the internet forever. The following are some of those treasures.

1. Robert: When y'all were in school did you ever learn about the Titantic?
    Me and Mom (in unison): No
    Ann: Did that even happen yet?

2. Me: But I don't want a dead husband!
    Hubby: You won't have a dead husband, I won't have dry rot.
     (For the record this was about painting the eaves)

3. Haley: I'm going to have a watermelon baby!
    Alabama: I'm going to eat your baby!

4. Jessy: (Yelling out the car window) Hey cows! Your poop is in our back yard!

 Man, I love these horrible people! :-)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Good things and bad things

    I like to think that I'm actually going to finish this book one day, but I honestly don't know how I will with all these distractions! It's finally dawning on me after seven months that this new house and the nine other people in it are going to be way more time consuming than I thought. What the heck was I thinking?! Oh yeah, I was thinking how awesome it would be to own my own house. No more rent! Hurray!  And how cool would it be to have my family that lives two thousand miles away here with me.

    I still think that it was a great idea. I love the house, even though it takes a lot of upkeep. Yes, I kind of miss being able to call the repairman when something happens, because now I have to figure it out myself. It's still so worth it. Home ownership is scary, but great!

    I love having my family with me too. The kids are so hilarious and full of personality. If you're friends with me on Facebook, you'll see I usually post the best of the kid quotes weekly. How could I not share those gems?

    Sometimes it seems like there's way more kids here than just six, judging by the mess. I have moments where I think I'll lose my mind. Especially, when I come home after an eleven hour day and the house is a wreck. Why does every throw pillow have to be in the floor instead of the couch? I still haven't figured that one out.

    In between me, my hubby, my twin sis, and my brother in law we try to keep them all in check but hey, were outnumbered. It's a losing battle, and they know it.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

My Viking

  My husband is the best. He's impossibly tall and strong; he opens car doors and grudgingly does laundry. He drives the commute to work so I can write on my laptop, and is a darn good boss at work. I would love him unconditionally just for the laundry, but I have so many other reasons to.

  Yes, he can be annoying. If I have to hear how Swedes are superior in everything they do, one more time......but I digress.

  I couldn't have asked for a better partner and I am daily thankful that he is in my life. I hope everyone finds their own "viking".

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Roadblocks come in many forms; I should already know this. Life is full of overtime, family, chores and now back pain. I feel as if every time I get caught up, something inevitably happens to delay me.
I really wanted to paint my bathroom and go birthday shopping this past weekend, but instead I ended up going shopping Saturday and suffering in agony the rest of the time. At least I've actually had time to watch a couple movies while I've been horizontal. Mr. Darcy makes every problem temporarily disappear. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

July - A month of intense sun

July was full of surprises for me. I was surprised that 30 minutes of direct sunlight could burn me so bad that my ankles would actually swell up. I was even more surprised that electricity bills could actually go as high as $800.00 a month. I guess that could technically be considered a shock, instead of a surprise, as it nearly gave me a heart attack, but I'm thinking that I should somehow, take these two negatives and turn them into a positive. Like maybe, solar energy or something. Yeah, maybe that's the answer. Well, at least, it couldn't hurt.
As bad as all that seems, I wouldn't want you to think that last month was all bad. July also afforded me some good surprises too. One unforeseen marvel was how much I enjoyed going swimming over the last couple of weeks. I was, prior to the swimming trips, strictly anti-water. The family went swimming in the Pacific Ocean for the first time a couple of weeks ago and then we went swimming at the reservoir to cool off on a really hot day the weekend after. I didn't remember liking the water so much as I do now. Of course, I didn't have my family of crazy people to accompany me back then either. They can definitely make the day more interesting. I guess, for the experience, the sunburn was worth having those days with them.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Time is definitely not on my side

I thought about writing all day today. I just couldn't wait to get home. As soon as I walked upstairs to my bedroom I fired up my laptop to sit down for a serious session. And then, life happened. I got sidetracked. I don't know how I lost so much time between waiting next to the stove for pork chops and looking at a Oriental Trading magazine with the kids. Maybe I could have saved some time if I didn't wait next to the stove like a big dumb dog while my sister cooked, but I was starving and there were pork chops in the vicinity!
Now that epic dinner 3,679 is over, it's already after eight o'clock and I still have to take a shower and get rested for that hour and a half commute into the city bright and early. I feel super bummed when I don't get any work done, but I guess there's always tomorrow. C'est la vie

Sunday, June 26, 2011

My very first entry

  The last five and a half months have been a whirlwind. I've had to come out of my reclusive state and join society again. Being a recluse does have it's finer points, it's just not for everyone. Definitely not for me. Well, anymore that is.

  While I've never been very ambitious or tenacious of life, I don't want to limit myself to just a mundane experience on this planet. I want to do, at the least, one thing in this life that I've always wanted to do. Of course, my list of desired accomplishments is extensive... and at times ridiculous... and most of the entries are far-fetched at best.......

  OK.. So, maybe I haven't actually made said list yet, but I'm sure I'll get to it soon. Procrastination has always been my best (and worst) frenemy, so I'll take a leaf from Ben Franklin's book to live by as I write my own. His saying "You may delay, time will not" is really the truth. I should have realized this in my twenty's instead of my thirties, but there it is.

Here we go... 
                                              The List

1. Finish writing any one of the three books you've started.
2. _____________________________________________

To be continued....