Saturday, January 31, 2009

I should probably be offended, but it's just so funny. And so true.

Chris, watch this, I'll turn on Diego, watch what Vee does...

AAAAHHHHH!!!! EGGO GO, EGGO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

She LOVES Diego!

Hmmmm, interesting AND disturbing. So, she loves the small Mexican boy? Wow, the apple doesn't fall far from the WHORE tree, does it?

The whore part was totally unnecessary. But the Mexican part was so so true.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What I've been busy doing...

Snowing again?!

Here's a picture of my kids playing outside a few days ago. We thought it was spring. We were wrong, as you can see by the snow out the window. Afternoon kindergarten was cancelled because they cant get the morning kindergarten buses out of the school to get them home, so those kids are staying all day today.

It kind of makes that first snow day we had look really stupid.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Flashback Friday - When did we get so old edition

Chris and his brother, Dirt, with their lovely, young, hot, women.

This was while we were still thinner than that polar bear.

Awww, how did I ever think I could resist that guy?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Poor little Oak Tree

MoJo has started listening to music with headphones. She loves to plug them into her Hello Kitty boom box and listen to Radio Disney cds. She just came out of her room sobbing after being in there listening to music for over an hour.

What's up?
I'm sad.
I can see that. What happened?
Nothing happened. He misses her so much.
Delila. He misses Delila. In that song. It's just SOOOO SAAAAAD. Whaaaaah....

Do I really have to screen her music for songs that could be construed as sad? She might be better off never listening to the radio, especially country. Who knows what level she might take that kind of sad to.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


There was a new episode on Intervention last night. Not a new real life intervention, but the TV show Intervention. There was a new real life intervention on Friday. It was an intervention/going away party for our friend. She's going to a new rehab in California and her dad felt that a party was the right way to send her out. Interesting.

On the show last night there were a lot of things worth watching. First there was the addict. She gave the nastiest looks and comments I've ever seen. Ever. Even during a 15 year olds monthly mean week, while stunning, not as mean as this girl. Second was her ex boyfriend and his interaction with her new boyfriend. I'm not sure who thought that having them both there was a FANTASTIC idea. Yes, I do. It would be the producers and I do love them for bringing the drama.

The ex boyfriend looked just like Tom Green, but worse, and way more bitter and still way in love and totally aware that he would never get a girl anywhere near that hot again. The new boyfriend looked just like Anakin Skywalker, but hotter, and a way better body, and really hating the CRAZY EYES and death stare that Tom Green was giving him.
I recommend that you tivo this episode "Casie", so that you can rewind and laugh over and over again at the crazy eyes like we did last night. We stayed up so late watching it that I was still asleep when my friend dropped her kids off for me to babysit. So embarrassing, yet totally worth it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

And they're not even embarrassed

Here's the video that Kiki made for a honors project at school. Chris was absolutely horrified.

I thought it was brave. Way more brave than I would be.

Chris asked me what I would have done if it was my assignment. I told him quite honestly that I would have taken the F, no question.

Monday, January 12, 2009


-Starting to take down my Christmas decorations
-It's the 12th of January

-Chris having lots of work
-Chris working 12 hour days, not from home.

-Kai missing three hours of school this morning because she didn't have her Tdap booster yet.
-Finding out that about 25% of the students got sent home for not having theirs either.

-Chris having lots of work
-Bills are piled up waiting to be paid from not having lots of work

-The terror of a teen driver
-Having her drive me to the store at 10pm

-Catching my son sans-pants before he could run off
-Realizing AFTER he sat on my lap to get reclothed that he had pooped and not wiped

-Finally unpacking our bags from our New Years trip and washing all of the stinky cabin clothes
-Finding the sweatshirt with all of the puke on it in those bags from, oh, TEN DAYS AGO

Top Ten Things Keeping Me up at Night

1. The wheezing next to me that sounds like the baby crying in the woods.

2. Worrying what all I'm forgetting to do for my Primary job at church.

3. Wondering how long I'll be up worrying and how much sleep I'll end up getting and how tired I'll be the next morning and how much Diet Cherry Pepsi I'll drink to get through the day and how much that will keep me from sleeping the next night. It's a viscous cycle.

4. Being wide awake from my bed partner increasing my heart rate after I got into bed.

5. Listening to the guilt trip noises of my sleep partner after I decline getting my heart rate increased, then laying awake wondering if he's going to find someone else to increase his heart rate.

6. Food additive concerns. Additives, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, red food dye.

7. The effects of vaccinations on young children.

8. The boy craziness that our 2nd child came with at birth and it has only increased over the last 11 years.

9. The fact that our oldest daughter has her permit and is driving a huge killing machine that could someday cause her or someone else injury or death. Also, the cost of our car insurance going up, but not as much as the death one.

10. Concerns over the state of my hair. Why is it so fried? If I didn't dye it would it still suck so bad? Is there anything I can do to make it look good? How much is a good wig? Would it make me sweat more?

11. My 20 year high school reunion, which seems to be triggering some sort of mysterious weight gain/ageing reaction in my body. It's as if my own body is sabotaging me, not willing me to look decent for the event. Heaven knows it will be hard to beat the way I looked back then, but a girl's got to try.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

One of my many fears has been resolved

With just $250 I can overcome my great fear of bicycles...Introducing the adult tricycle. I didn't even know that I needed one, because I didn't know that they existed. Now I know and now I need one.

I haven't read this one yet, I wonder how it will touch me

Glenn talks about the amazing news story that the porn industry wants a $5 billion bailout from the government. When the porn industry is struggling---you know the economy is in trouble. Glenn has a surprising (at least to one caller) take on the porn industry and makes the case that they are more worthy to be bailed out than the paper of record---all while trying to avoid the uncomfortable words with double meaning...

Maybe I'm a little emotional

I just reread the last post about Kiki's gifts and I realize that I didn't mention how grateful she and I were for her gifts. I assumed that it was obvious, but in case it wasn't, WOW, thank you for showering her with such wonderful gifts and being so generous to her. She enjoyed her time there so much and took great pleasure in her "fashion show" first thing when she got home. She's had a blast picking out a new outfit each day for school and looks great. Thank You!

Now, this article. It made me a little teary at the end. It touched me in my special place.

Minn. woman recovers after near death from cold 01/08/2009 11:37 AM MST Associated Press Writer
DULUTH, Minn. -- A 64-year-old woman whose heart stopped beating and body temperature dropped to a dangerous 60 degrees after she was stuck in the cold for hours has survived _ and her recovery amazed doctors.

Janice Goodger slipped in snow on the afternoon of Dec. 27 and wasn't found until hours later. She was taken to St. Luke's hospital, but was near death. One emergency room doctor said her body was as cold as he's seen.

"She was ice cold," Dr. Chris Delp said. "She felt, literally, like a corpse." He said it appeared she couldn't possibly survive.

But days later, she went home and seems to be doing fine.

"I don't feel any different, except I can't yell anymore," Goodger said.

Goodger, who has rheumatoid arthritis, was caring for her daughter's dog on Dec. 27 when she slipped on a patch of snow and fell in her daughter's back yard.

Goodger's stiff joints kept her from getting up. She scooted on the ground toward her car, but couldn't get in. So, she wrapped a long scarf around her legs, pulled her coat around her body, and waited as it got dark.

It was about 20 degrees that afternoon, and the temperature dropped as night fell. Goodger was in the wet snow and continued to grow colder and wetter.

She said she thought, "Well, God, it's up to you" and waited. She then went unconscious.
Goodger's daughter came home and found her about 9 p.m. She was still breathing, and her heart was barely beating.

"When a heart gets that cold, the electrical activity is so fragile, that anything you do will just stop it," Delp said.

Hypothermia-induced cardiac arrest is fairly rare, said Dave Johnson, operations manager for Gold Cross Ambulance of Duluth and Superior. Still, he said, simply moving a severely hypothermic person can cause cardiac arrest.

Delp praised paramedics and Duluth Fire Department crews on the scene for recognizing that. The heart muscle must be warmed before it can start beating again, Delp said. Shocking a chilled heart, or using cardiac drugs, won't help.

Once in the St. Luke's emergency room, doctors worked to warm up Goodger.

Doctors set up heated IV drips and a machine to pump heated air into her body. After about 20 minutes in the ER, Goodger was taken to the operating room, where cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Mary Boylan used a machine to drain Goodger's blood from her cold body, warm it up, and pump it back in.

Emergency responders did CPR for at least an hour before Goodger was warm enough, Delp said.

When the time was right, surgeons shocked the muscle, and it began beating normally.
From there, Goodger's recovery was quick.

Goodger said the first thing she remembers afterward is her daughter whispering to her on Dec. 28.

"She said, 'You can go and see your sister in heaven, or you can stay and watch your grandchildren grow up,'" Goodger said.

Soon, Goodger was sitting up in her hospital bed and licking an orange Popsicle to soothe her throat.

"I went and visited her the next day, and they had already taken her off the breathing machine," Delp said. "I did not expect her to be able to talk to me; my jaw hit the floor when she smiled at me."

Delp said "everything came together perfectly" to help Goodger recover _ and everyone involved did the right things to keep her alive.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Kiki's Loot

Here is a picture of Kiki with all of the clothes/shoes that her aunts and her dad got for her during her trip to Utah. I pointed out that she probably won't even get around to wearing so many clothes and should have bought some of them in my size.