Need to remember next year to start very early again. AND - order three color ink cartridges and 2 photo color cartridges!
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Sunday, December 11, 2005
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Originally uploaded by creativity+.
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Friday, November 25, 2005
Thursday, November 24, 2005
You're a girl power mommy! You love to be girly,
but you're no pushover. Your kids are learning
that gender differences don't have to mean
gender inequality. You've taken back pink, and
you don't care who knows it!
What kind of a freaky mother are you?
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Sunday, September 25, 2005
Enneagram Test Results
Your variant is social
Sunday, September 18, 2005
I HAVE A SINK!!!! Ok – before you break out the champagne – don’t yet – it’s not installed yet.
It’s sitting in the laundry room placed where it’s going to be connected – and hubby says TODAY!
He says at breakfast – do you want a short or long faucet.
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG - I almost pissed my pants!
It’s there – it’s just not connected…..
Now…as with everything – for example, when I first met him – like a month into our relationship, I said I needed to put a speakers for my nice new Kenwood stereo in my oil-guzzling, smoking Honda CVCC (yeah, like a 1979), and he says – OHHHH, I can do that for you! So I ask him how long it will take – he waves his hand and me and guffaws – oh, bout an hour…...SIX HOURS LATER and my doors are off my car, taken apart, I tell him I’ve got to go to work sometime! He does get it done, but it was a rigamorole.
This will be the sink saga, too – as almost 20 years later, it’s the predictable problem-solving pattern of my DH.
But I will hug him when he finally does get it in….and I’m sooooo close I can taste it!!!
She’s a master at this one, and she most recently threw her spiked barbs at me once again (don’t you hate that when you’re 40, your parents can still take you into a room and anihilate you with their lectures?).
I have tried to respect her sagacity (because the only thing she’s got going for her is really her experience, not that it’s wisdom, but she has lived before me), but still, there’s just things that people think that shouldn’t be said.
I take everything she says personally – after all, shouldn’t it be your mother who would love you lest you be an axe murderer? I keep thinking of Sisten Helen Prejean and “Dead Man Walking,” but to be honest, I think that if my mother were faced with a choice of $1M or me, she would honestly choose that money – or possibly the companionship of a man.
As a teacher, I am so aware of the power of words and how they can hurt. My mother thinks I am hurtful – but I had an excellent teacher.
Albeit I have had counseling for years regarding my soft spots and my mother, I still need to get over her hurtful remarks, and realize that it’s not about me – many people feel this way about her, and that I need to continue on with how I feel, regardless of whether or not I feel it “measures up.”
I guess that’s why this is on my goal list. I will be forever seeking approval because my mother puts me in the position – and most likely will do so until she dies – and I take everything everyone else says to heart.
I thought once I turned 40, it would all magically disappear – as if I would never have to deal with teenaged insecurities again, but I still need to work on this.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Sunday, August 14, 2005
I closed commenting off due to people thinking they have the inherent right to cynicize everything in my life.
It's not your life, nor your space, for this to occur. Go play in traffic somewhere.
Geesh - no one should have to explain why or how someone blogs.
One more comment, and I will just eliminate commenting at all.
Hasn't your mother ever taught you that if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all?
End of sermon - back to regular mundane boring life for some of you higher beings.
Monday, August 08, 2005
I know she says not to put things away – but what the heck, I did! I had a stack of Tupperware sitting there – put that away. I had my basket where I keep plastic silverware for parties out since April – put that away. Pitched a whole bunch of junk. Put the water bottles up on the shelf in the laundry room. Took excess prescription bottles upstairs. And I wiped EVERYTHING down!
Whoohoo – that made me feel good! One small babystep, but there’s a heck of a LONG way to go!
I still haven't written my curriculum. I guess I better finally get typing.
I feel pretty successful in that I've ordered the house a little - but this year will be a killer school year for 10 y.o. DS, so I best get going.
I miss my life of literacy - writing and reading - the easier job of teaching remedial reading.
Just went for my yearly well woman exam also. Gotta do my second mammogram. Yuck...
and boy was that scale creeping up on me. The job has really taken a toll on my psyche, with restricting my reading and my healthy diet.
I am clenching my fists and gritting my teeth, like a teenager dragged onto a rollercoaster ride, when I think of going back.
Sometimes I wonder if I did the right thing - the move to another district, leaving journalism to teach, marrying, the whole kitten kaboodle.
And then by December, I get to thinking I did.....
We'll see what kind of year this will be. Keep a stiff upper lip and a positive outlook - let's see if that will get me through it!
Fun and spunky, you link, there for you are! This
is all fun and games, and you do what you
damned well please!
What kind of blogger am I?
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The Cheshire Cat! You're a sly cat who grins on the
outside, but schemes on the inside. Even your
best friends don't realize that you may
actually be their worst enemy!
What kind of cat are you?
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Saturday, August 06, 2005
Commit random acts of literacy! Read & Release at
And here's my wish list:
I’m going to release my first one to my manicurist, then plan on leaving the other three at different places in my city, since it’s not proliferated there.
This is kinda cool, and I am hesitant and nervous, but I figure – what the heck! Sistert’s comments really encouraged me to think about this in a new light!
Saturday, July 30, 2005
I sooooo need this...right now, I should be writing my curriculum....or at best, getting in the shower and handling the events of the day.
Instead, I'm sitting here....avoiding.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Monday, July 18, 2005
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Friday, July 15, 2005
I made a new template today.....added my cool link to my 43Things....and added my Flickr photos - I'm not sure why they aren't showing up yet....but I think this will be a neat thing. If I just remember to do this....blog at least once a week....oops, I better change one of my goals to reflect that. If anyone has any helpful links, tips, secrets, please, please, please share!