To do list:

25 10 2008

This week, I need to:

  1. Survive the Primary program tomorrow (that second verse of “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” always gets mingled with the third verse for some reason–and if I sing it wrong, all of the kids do, too!)
  2. Write a talk for (hopefully) one of my children to give during Primary tomorrow (as of this evening, they were all refusing)
  3. Sew two mermaid costumes before Halloween (already cut out, thank goodness)
  4. Find top hat, bow tie, and white gloves for Zack’s magician costume (switched from Herbie, THANK GOODNESS)
  5. Decide if I’m going to orchestra or book club on Tuesday (need to read the book first)
  6. Figure out what we can do to make Stan’s birthday on Wednesday extra-special (because he wants to skip it)
  7. Wrap Stan’s birthday presents (already have one; considering letting the kids each get him something from the dollar store)
  8. Make something delicious for my wonderful neighbor whose birthday is also on Wednesday (I’m her visiting teacher)
  9. Go on field trip Wednesday with Eden’s class
  10. Pay property taxes (ugh) on time so we don’t have to pay a late fee (happened a couple of years ago)
  11. Renew tabs for both cars (double ugh)
  12. Buy Halloween candy
  13. Make dentist appointments (just kidding–I already did that)
  14. Instead, take kids to dentist office on Saturday for the Halloween candy buy-back: $2 a pound!
  15. Oh–we still need to go to the pumpkin patch! (Not to mention carve them). Man, when are we going to do that?

Where did October go?

Could you possibly want to know any more random facts about me?

25 10 2008

I was tagged by my friend Christina. I think it’s pretty much the same tag I did about a month ago, but with better graphics:

There are all sorts of random bits of information about me, but I don’t know if there’s really a market for it. Nevertheless, I’ll do it anyway:

1. I dislike the word “moist”. (I’m not so sure about sharing this one, as I know my brothers–see last weird facts post about me for more information–will undoubtedly find ways to include it in any and every future conversation.) I’m not entirely sure why it bothers me, but the whole shape my mouth makes (not to mention that ‘moi’ sound) just bugs.

2. I read, on average, three books a week. This is one reason my house isn’t reaching its maximum cleanliness quotient.

3. I want to take ballet.

4. One of my favorite shows is the cartoon “Phineas and Ferb” on the Disney Channel. Wacky and hilarious.

5. I organize my husband’s sock drawer.

6. I’m attempting to teach myself how to play the guitar using a book/CD/DVD set I bought at Costco entitled: “The Complete Absolute Beginners Guitar Course”. I’m not very good so far (my fingers hurt) but I can successfully tune the instrument and play three chords. Just not quickly.

7. I like potato chips more than I like chocolate.


Good enough? Since I already tagged a bunch of people for this, I think I’ve done my blog tagging duty. Have a nice day, everybody.

Our Grand Adventure

25 10 2008

The kids didn’t have school Friday, so Stan took the day off of work, and we went to the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. We took almost 200 pictures; I’m posting only 37. It could be worse.

Last Sunday–

24 10 2008

Last Sunday, Colby took a nap after church (which always throws off the bedtime routine). I love the sleepy-ish wake-up eyes.

Love my boys.


21 10 2008

I got home from orchestra tonight, and Stan told me Rainbow was still awake. “She said it hurts her heart when you’re gone,” he told me.

Thanks, sweetie. It’s nice to love and be loved.

Now go to sleep.

Sunshine–blessed sunshine

21 10 2008

Rainy season has begun.

I’ve tried to trick myself into believing it isn’t really here, but recent downpours have mocked my efforts.

Not that I mind the rain. I don’t. If I minded it, we’d need to move because it rains a lot here.

However, there is a point that occurs in mid-February or early March when one begins to think liking rain is all well and good, but enough is enough. Of course it isn’t mid-February or early March, so what in the crazy am I talking about?

The sun is shining today. We’ve had a rainy/wet block of time the past little bit and I’m just grateful. I don’t mind the rain, but I don’t think I’m quite ready for it, either.

We got to play outside after school. It was lovely.

Can you tell how fast he’s going in this picture? Colby cooks on that walker.

A close call, to be sure.

When he’s had enough walking, Colby cruises along the curb line. The kid digs following lines; his favorite place is the gymnasium (sorry–cultural hall) at church. He’ll crawl and laugh for as long as we’ll let him.

Heading home from the mailbox, I saw this:

Looks like mischief.


Ala peanut butter sandwiches!

I’d venture it was the best dollar he’s ever spent. (For FHE last night, we went to the dollar store with our allowances.)

Another reason I’m not ready for the rain: crawling Colby. Today I’m feeling so, so grateful. I’m just so blessed.

My little piece of heaven–


19 10 2008

I’m almost ready to delete my blogger blog and account, but I have a little fear. I’ve imported everything and brought it over here, but I’m worried that once I delete my old account, all of the old stuff will disappear from my new blog. That wouldn’t happen, would it?

If anyone has experience in this matter, please let me know. Thanks.