Sunday, February 26, 2006


Barring any unforeseen events, the baby will be born today. I'm as nervous as all getout so PLEASE pray for us that everything will be smooth sailing and turn out wonderfully. St. Gerard, Pray for us!
Thank you.

Monday, February 13, 2006

My Perspective

I know you are all sooo interested in my view, so here it is right now:

The view of my FEET, that is!
(I almost forgot those things were down there!)

Sunday, February 12, 2006

The Good, The Bad, and the...Sleep?

I got tagged again! Christine wants to know what are my quirks so here goes:
1. What are my good quirks?
A. I love to find humor in every situation. It's like a coping mechanism.
B. I can get to the heart of the matter when my friends or family bring up a subject. I can condense an entire conversation down to a few, bare bones ideas that summarize. (This one comes in handy to avoid the B.S!)
C. I seem to attract friends with lots of "issues".

2. What are my bad quirks?
A. I still bite my nails when I'm reading...and I read A LOT!
B. I can't stand it when people say "expecially" or "Where's the (plural noun)" It actually gets my blood pressure going up, I gotta work on that one.
C. I seem to attract friends with lots of "issues".

3. What are my food quirks?
A. I can't eat squash. I love the look, the smell, the idea even of squash but when it comes right down to it...I can't do it. It sets off a childhood gag reflex and memories of my dad making it for dinner and saying things like, "Oh, it's soooo good for you!" while dumping about a pound of butter and even more brown sugar all over it!
B. I can't live without cereal. I have to have a bowl every night. It's an addiction. I need help.

4. What are my sleep quirks?
A. That's not a fair question as I am 9 months pregnant right now and I am surrounded by pillows. Pillow prison. When I try to get up out of bed for the 5th time at night I make the weirdest noises!
B. When I'm NOT pregnant, I have to have a blanket no matter how hot it is, to protect me from the monsters...and the mice. I haven't ever actually SEEN mice in my bedroom, but just in case...
C. It has to be completely dark for me to get any good sleep and I have to have a fan of some sort running. When we were little, we had a bedroom in the basement and I remember that I couldn't fall asleep until I heard the furnace or the AC kick in.

5. People I will tag with this quirky MEME:
Probably nobody right now, I've been bugging people lately too much as it is!

Thursday, February 09, 2006


OKAYYYYYYYYY.........Here's the thing, technically it wasn't the "80's" ('90 to be exact) but I liked the security that a big, round hairdo provided a little bit longer than was required by fashion norms of the times. Holy moly, that hair could have had it's own zip code. If I didn't know for sure that I washed that hair every day, I would have thought a small family of birds could have lived in that thing. I always thought I was a mysterious person with an "aura" and here, all along, it was just the hair...

More From the Gallery...

I didn't mean to give the impression that my poor Weazy was some temporarily deranged child or anything, that one picture below is the ONLY one like it and I suspect it was a silly moment more than a deeply psychotic one. I mostly thought it was funny. Here is a picture she drew today (to redeem herself?) that she asked me to put on the blog:

I think this one is great for a 5 year old! I was still drawing stick people with their arms coming out of the side of their heads at this age!

Monday, February 06, 2006

Weazy's Crazy and Here's the Proof (like mother, like daughter)

"First I was trying to make a pretty girl, then I tried to make her lips red and all of the sudden I made her lips BLACK and red and made her pony black and made stitches and scars and stuff and THAT'S how I ended up with 'Dead Lady'. The thing on the side is her baby."

UMMMMMM, I thought I had a big problem on my hands when I saw this...this... thing on the counter and found out that it was a Weazy creation and not something from Trina's mind! But, then I realized I could cancel the child psychologist appointment when she drew this shortly after 'Dead Lady'...

Now, Trina wrote the words, but Weazy did all the rest, including, "THE BUTTERFLIES, MAMA I WROTE THE BUTTERFLIES!!!!"

More and more I'm finding that having siblings is the best gift for any child. I KNOW Weazy wouldn't be HALF as creative and inventive if she didn't have Trina. Oh, and the gift Matty and Niklaus give her is the gift of being able herself boldly (a.k.a. screaming at the top of her lungs and freaking out over the littlest thing when they are bugging her because they know they CAN!) which will be helpful in the future...I'm sure...I think. Anyway, they really do complement each other and I can't wait to see what this new one does to the family/sibling dynamic. Whatever it is, I'm sure it will be a wild ride and I'm sooooo blessed to get to sit in the first car! (Hands up in the air shrieking my brains out!)

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Beware! Graphic photos of nude children follow...

What on Earth is the world coming to???? I was on the CurtJester blog today and he had a link to
Read her brief explanation as to why these beautiful pictures couldn't be posted in a local newspaper.

I think we should post them on as many blogs as possible, knowledge is the key to understanding and I believe that if every potential mother could see the life within her she would think more than twice about ending that life no matter what her circumstance. I also think that it's ironic that these pictures are deemed "too graphic" to be seen (as PAID advertisements!) in a newspaper when there is so much trash on the front page of most mainstream newspapers and news magazines. For instance, check this out! The title is oh-so-entertaining, too! I'm sorry, but what a pile of dog crap!

Getting to know Meme, getting to KNOW all about Meme...

Like Niklaus says, "FOINE!" (fine) I'll bite:

Four jobs I've had:
1. Babysitting about every young child in the greater St.Michael, Albertville area from 1982-present.
2. Waitress and pizza maker, Del's Pizza, St. Michael
3. Nursing assistant at 4 different nursing homes and homecare and caring for profoundly mentally challenged adults. (lots of jobs, true, but all in the same category)
4. Brief 1 year stint at the corporate offices of G&K company which sucked beyond belief. I think this place was the inspiration for the TV show "The Office"

Four Movies I can watch over and over:
1. Shawshank Redemption
2. Band of Brothers Series
3. Braveheart
4. The Princess Bride

Four places I have lived:
1. St. Michael
2. Buffalo
3. Monticello
4. Albertville
(wow, looking at that list you can see how worldly I am and how I must like to live on the edge!)

Four TV shows I love:
1. The Office
2. CSI:all of them
3. Everybody Loves Raymond
4. (don't tell anyone but I can't help but like...)Southpark (gulp)

Four places I've vacationed: (I'm going to the extreme compass directions)
1. Most Northerly: Lake of the Woods, Minnesota
2. Most Southerly: Guatemala City, Guatemala
3. Most Westerly: Denver, Colorado
4. Most Easterly: (technically Florida, but that seems southerly to me so...)Put-In-Bay, Ohio

Four of my favorite dishes:
1. The kind you can microwave
2. The paper kind
3. The fancy ones one uses for Christmas
4. The bowls one uses for cereal because it's my favorite thing to EAT!

Four sites I visit daily:

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Heaven
2. On a tropical island with no bugs and a library and servants and a comfy hammock and...oh wait, that's #1!
3. Sleeping
4. 4 months forward in time...after dieting and extensive exercise!

Five people I am tagging:
1. You already tagged Trine so...
2. Anna
3. Kristen
4. Anyone who reads this blog who didn't go to school with me or is related to me.
5. I gotta get more people I know to blog, this is just ridiculous!