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Friday, December 31, 2004


Hope everyone is doing well. I'm drinking Rum Runners and trying not to stress out over the fact that it's raining so I'm cooped up in the house with 7 other people (1080 sq. ft. house...)

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Win some, lose some

I've discovered that I can only send photos to another camera phone for now... until I subscribe to the web service... which I can't afford yet. But I can send photos to a friend who DOES have the service, and she can email 'em to me...

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

The best laid plans...

My daughter (14) wanted a camera phone for Christmas. Well, I suppose just a CELL PHONE would be fine... but first Daddy gave her cash... and then her brother told her to keep her cash, he'd get her one... and neither one did. Therefore, my dd was feeling unloved and lied to... among other things, so it was up to me to "save the day" (as mothers are so often called upon to do)

So we went to Verizon and got her the cherished cameraphone... and I ended up getting one too. There goes ALL of my Christmas cash (and hers) but we both now have shiny new camera phones. Wonder how long it will take me to get used to mine and use more of its features? (I'll just be happy when I get my moblog set up correctly: stay tuned!)

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Loner Mode

I don't know if anyone else is like this... but when I clean & do housework, I prefer that no one is in my way. So I like it best when no one is around. In fact... the older I get, the more I prefer to be alone. To read, think, create, clean, whatever. I guess youth's insecurity made me crave company... as I look back over my old songs and writing. But no more. Give me solitude any day!

Monday, December 27, 2004

Loooooooooong days...

Is it all just one LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG day? Or several of them strung together? Kinda surreal having all the kids and their father home all day long for a couple of weeks. I think just having them here wears me out!

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Monday Madness!

1) Which holiday do you celebrate this time of year? (If necessary, modify the following questions to suit your holiday.)
2) Do you begin shopping for gifts earlier than Thanksgiving, looking for the perfect gift? If not, when do you begin?
3) Do you only purchase gifts that you know are perfect for the recipient and if you don't find that gift, do you just get anything?
4) Did you receive or give any "obligatory" gifts this year?
5) Do you decorate your tree as evenly as possible or do you skip the areas that are not visible?
6) Do you like multi-colors on your tree or do you prefer monochrome?
7) Did you bake "traditional" cookies, frost them and decorate them? or did you cheat and buy the ready to bake kind? (like I tried)
8) Are you the host of a holiday gathering? which one? family, work, friends
9) With whom do you spend the holiday?
10) How did the holiday turn out? Perfectly? funny mishaps? miss anyone?

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Which literature classic are you?

Apparently, I am:

The picture of dorian gray
Oscar Wilde: The Portrait of Dorian Gray. I am a
horror novel from the world of dandies, rich
pretty boys, art and aesthetics, and
intellectual debates between ethical people and
decadent pleasure-seekers. I value beauty and
pleasure but realize their dangers, as well.

Which literature classic are you?
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Friday, December 24, 2004

Merry Christmas!

Too busy to be online... just logged on to send out my newsletter and drop a quick post to the blog here. Hopefully after tomorrow morning, things can mellow out a bit!

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Almost done...

My feet are killing me but I've pretty much finished with all the shopping I want to do for my family. I may still have to take one or more of my kids shopping for their dad's gifts though. I'm expecting to be online for most of the day Christmas Day beginning to catch up... but we'll see!

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Another grueling day...

Ugh. Now the kids AND my husband are home 24/7 until After New Year's. Yikes. Well... at least I can sleep in EVERY morning for a while... except for Christmas Day, of course. I still haven't gotten some of my shopping done... don't know if I can, either. ($$$)

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Will Wonders Never Cease?

Here I sit with a sleeping 3 year old embedded against my chest. My hands rest on the keyboard drawer which I obtained through freecycle months ago but my husband finally installed yesterday (yay!)

I lost my cell phone tonight. I lost it on Halloween, too... and got it back intact both times. Better not push my luck. Next time I may not be so lucky.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Monday Madness!

1. From Becky... How did you learn about computers? Were you self taught?
2. From Tom... What is your favorite color and why is it your favorite color?
3. From Olivia... What one thing going on in the world right now, has the most effect on you personally?
4. From Barb... If you were going to develop your own meme, what kind would you create?
5. From Sherle... Why do you enjoy answering memes?
6. From Teresa... What is your wildest dream?
7. From Mz. Em... Why do you answer these questions?

Friday, December 17, 2004

New Blog

As if I'm not already swamped with things to do, I started a new blog today. It's going to be the book I REALLY wanted to write. It's not a novel... but I do hope to complete it over time... and get great feedback along the way. Keep checking back! I'll post a link on here each time I add more to it.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Two's? What about Three's? Ugh.

My toddler has gone stark raving mad. She is driving us all insane. I can't wait 'til she outgrows this phase.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

sorry, not yet!

I know I've been neglecting you guys... but I'm sure most of you are just as busy as I am with the holidays, so I hope you haven't missed me too much. I'll be finding more time to blog soon... I just need to get my house shipshape first. It's looking much better than it did a month ago!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Up too early, crashing too late...

Such is life. Tomorrow's a busy day, so I'd better get to sleep early and try to get up early tomorrow, too.

I miss blogging. Gotta get back in the groove.

Monday Madness!

1. From Mel... Do you have a favorite 80's song?
2. From Luzja... What's the biggest event in your life to date?
3. From Amy... What's one more thing during your lifetime you would like to learn how to do well?
4. From Susan... what is your earliest childhood memory?
5. From LDH... What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
6. From Beverly and Rosie... Where, When and What is your most favorite memory?
7. From Shirl...Do you fit in?
8. From Sherle... Tell me your favorite recipe then go to Recipe Swap and share it with all of us!

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Not just yet...

I'm still not ready to sit at the computer and do much of anything... but the plus side to that is that I've been getting a lot done offline. Going to bed early, and rising early. So off I go again to do it once more...

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Eliminating CHAOS

CHAOS in "Flylady" language is "Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome"

I have been remaking my house into more of a home, and it's coming along nicely. Unfortunately for this blog, that means I'm not spending much time online. I'll be back though... sooner or later, exhausted and pleased with myself for all the work I've done.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Maybe tomorrow...

I'll actually write a real, solid, coherent post... but for now, I'm ready to crash again. TGIF!

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Whirlwind day...

Too tired to talk. But remind me to tell y'all about how my car's rear window got shattered...

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Dead tired...

I went to bed last night at about 8:30 and it's even earlier than that now and I think I'm going to hit the sack. Only problem with that is that when I go to bed this early I fall asleep before Bob's alarm goes off, and when it does, it wakes me and I get all disoriented. But... well, I'm tired. So I'm crashing. Nitey nite... and so sorry for the short posts... I've been busy busy busy offline!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Who'da thunk it?

My husband is gonna fall on the floor and hurt himself laughing when he reads THIS one...

You are a Career Girl!

You may not be a CEO yet, but you're well on your way to success.
You take your career seriously, and you wouldn't stop working for any guy!
An independent woman, you pay for your own car, clothes, and housing.
And men appreciate that - at least, the ones as driven as you are.

What Kind of Girl Are You? Take This Quiz :-)

Monday, December 06, 2004

Can I go to bed yet?

Loooooooooooong drawn out day... went for a job interview this morning. Don't want to make to much of it and get my hopes up... who knows if I'll actually get the job or not. I don't think I'd mind it... anyway, been bustin' my ass rearranging and cleaning the house. I think my family's confused. LOL

I've downloaded over 120 entries into my "Holiday Jukebox" and haven't played all the way through it a single time yet because I keep having to turn it down for someone to watch tv or turn off Winamp when I need more memory to do something else. Oh well... c'est la vie!

Nite nite y'all.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Monday Madness!

You know the drill:

1. From Briar... and Sherle... What's your favorite TV show and why?
2. From WickedSway... What's your sign?
3. From Beth... Why is common sense so uncommon?
4. From Bug... What are 5 (or 10) great things about your life partner?
5. From Elena... Why do you blog? Are you a writer at heart? Is it a passion? Or because it's en vogue?
6. From Lady Starlight... How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
7. From tmk... Fiction or nonfiction?
8. From Moody... If you were an animal, which animal would you like to be, and why?

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Forgot to mention...

I meant to give y'all a rave review for my favorite two artists and Christmas songs, out of all the ones I've downloaded and heard recently: Loreena McKennitt's Good King Wenceslaus and Destiny's Child's White Christmas both kick ass. I'm up to 89 entries today.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Speechless... I'm just such an OOOOOOINK!

OMG! If I didn't already have enough incentive to get back onto BFL and cut the crap, look how I scored on this test:
You scored as Gluttony.















Seven deadly sins
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Hearing Things

I was only kind of half-listening to the tv this morning while I was making the bed... and there was this garlique commercial on. The pitch is "eat right, exercise, and take Garlique once a day" but I heard "eat right, exercise, and take a leak once a day" ROFL

In other news, I've been downloading Christmas songs and creating a continuous playlist with about 69 entries so far. I say "entries" instead of "songs" because some of the entries are medleys or collections. I've really been enjoying it... but I think the family is tired of the songs already. Maybe I'm wrong, but playing the Christmas songs helps keep me motivated. That's a start!

Thursday, December 02, 2004


Didn't get much sleep last night and been up all day. Better luck tomorrow. Nitey nite.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Helluva Day!

Well... let's see. First my dd wakes me up saying she'd overslept and missed the bus (which wouldn't have happened if I had not been sleeping myself...)

So I jump up and drive her to school... after which I get back in bed for a few hours... since dh gets home in time to take ds#3 to school.

I DRAGGED myself out of bed at about 9:45 am, called Seetha, who had expressed interest in going with us to the park today... but she was worried by the overcast weather and begged off for this time. Good thing, too, cuz I had made plans to meet Michelle from Freecycle there and her car wouldn't start today. So I picked her and her baby up on the way, thus filling up my car pretty much to capacity.

Stayed at the park from noon 'til about 2:30, then took Michelle and Catherine back home, went to my house, switched cars, and picked Timmy up from school... (ds#3)

Stopped in a local food store for some candy, mainly so my 3 year old could give a candy bar to an old lady from whom we were obtaining a computer through Freecycle...

Turned out that the old lady wasn't there, but her daughter will give her the candy bar. My new toy is a MacIntosh PowerG3 (beige) and I got it for Selena to use. She loves to play with the art program on the old Performa that we call "Granny Mac"

Then I went grocery shopping... came home and did a bit of this and a bit of that... hooked up the Performa to the monitor that came with the other computer and let Selena fool around with that for a while, then after she went to bed I put the Performa away and hooked up the G3.

Also tonight I've been downloading Christmas songs. I'm pooped. Now that I've bored you all to tears, good night.