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Jan. 19th, 2007


Bobo's Music to Clean By, pt. 3

And for folding the laundry and packing for this weekend's swim meet...


Bobo's Music to Clean By, pt. 2

Perfect for doing the dishes, taking out the garbage and running mail down to the mailbox-


Music for baking, pt. 1

Yes, that's right. Baking. I do A LOT of baking. The first baking task for today- Chocolate Chip Cookies with 3 kinds of chocolate (gluten free, of course!). My music of choice for this task today:

I find that I really really like about half of the songs on this album a lot when I am just listening to it, but for a task like baking when you are preoccupied half the time anyway, it works well as a whole. Added benefit, the girls love to dance to this one which turns the whole fun experience of baking cookies with your kids into quite the giggle fest!

On a different subject- I think I must have the "Gluten Free Baking Queen" t-shirt...

Jan. 18th, 2007


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Miss Bailey, who is, of course, homeschooled, had to have this shirt because she thought it was a great joke. Don't you just love her "cool" face?


Jan. 16th, 2007


Bobo's Music to Clean By, pt. 1

I just finished cleaning the bathroom. Scrubbing, scouring, destroying every last disgusting bit of yuck in there. Blech. But this on the iPod made it so much better:

Back in the day, I was a big Nevermind fan, but I have to say I think In Utero is just plain better. Either way, either album, I highly recommend Nirvana for bathroom cleaning. It's loud, and provided you are alone or have small children who don't mind, you can sing along. (remember, it is iPod singing after all, so it's bound to be off key!)

In other news, this could prove to be a very very interesting year.


Jan. 6th, 2007


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Every girl dreams of her very own Duckie Dale or Lloyd Dobbler...

Dec. 31st, 2006


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This Christmas was wonderful. The best Christmas ever, maybe. Technology galore!

And I turned 31, too. I like the 30’s. I think they’re rather fun. Why does everyone dread turning 30?

So, it’s New Year’s Eve. Josh, of course, is at work, and I am sitting here alone in a quiet house. Again. I calculate that this year I have spent approximately 210 nights alone. I think I am going to resolve to spend a lot less time alone in 2007. I’m already working on that.

I also resolve to play a lot more music. I’m already working on that one, too, which makes me happy happy.

What else? Let’s see… I would very much like to say that I will absolutely stop letting people take advantage of me or get away with treating me badly, but let’s face it, that’s probably not likely to happen. I allowed it to happen this year didn’t I? Maybe that’s the one I should focus on…

I’m not going to spend my time reviewing the year. It’s pointless. A lot of stuff happened. Some very good things happened. A lot of bad things happened. I have been spending far too much of my time dwelling on the bad stuff, wondering what I could have done to avoid it. It doesn’t matter. What’s done is done, for better or worse. I need to move on. Instead, let’s take a look ahead for 2007-

Josh will start his student teaching in January. This also means that he will be quitting his job. It will be wonderful to have him at home at night again :)

We’ve got a few more swim meets coming up as well which means more chances for Bailey to nail that 100 IM!

There will also be the big job hunt. That means that preparing to move, probably even out of state, is in our very near future. It is more than a little stressful that we know that we will be moving, but have NO idea where we will be moving to. It will be ok, right? Float, just float…

Bailey will turn 7 this April and Erin will turn 4 in May. Too big. Just too big. But sooooo much fun!!!! :)

In March, Josh and I will celebrate our 13th anniversary. Pretty cool. Of course, mid January is the 17th anniversary of when Josh and I started dating. And yes, if you do the math, that means I was a mere 14 years old. Do I really think Bailey will be ready to make a decision about who she is going to spend the rest of her life with in just 7 more years??? Scary, huh?

Who knows what else 2007 has in store for us. It’s going to be a big year full of big change, I think.

Dec. 23rd, 2006


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My children are being spoiled! :)

Some friends just dropped by with gifts for the girls. We had some tea and talked about taking all the kids to see Charlotte's Web later in the week after Christmas. After they left I went down to the mailbox and found a big box full of more gifts for the girls from their great-aunt and uncle.

We also just finished making their dad's present and they cannot wait until he opens it! And you will never never guess what it is, Josh! tee hee :)

Now it is snowing again. Beautiful :)

Dec. 22nd, 2006


conversation after a minor disturbance

Me: Erin, what is going on? What happened?

Erin: Well, the truth is... the truth is... (sigh)

Me: Yes...

Erin: The truth is... the thruth is... Well, it's just a bad situation and I don't think I should tell you about it right now. Can we continue this conversation later, maybe?

*sigh* She's only 3 1/2! I'm in trouble with that one.

Dec. 21st, 2006


Happy Winter Solstice

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