Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The kids and I are leaving the country today. And by that I mean, of course that we are going to Texas.

But don't try to break into my house while I'm gone because Colin will still be here. And so will my dog. And while she may not hurt you, she will get white hair all over your black burglar pants.

I thought I would leave you with an old timey blog post today. It's from a simpler time. When I only had one child. And I thought going out to eat then was hard. HA! Oh, I also murdered a bird.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


I think I will miss you and your lack of self-confidence most of all. I don't care what happens tonight, you were always the chosen one.

Sidenote: Did you know that Jack was originally set to be played by Michael Keaton and was to be killed off in episode one?! THANK YOU that THAT did not happen.

Friday, May 21, 2010

That's right, yarn.

We have weird neighbors. Lots of weird neighbors. We have neighbors whose adult son is morbidly obese and he wears a blue tooth ALL THE TIME, even to mow the yard. And he takes an exercise ball with him places and he buckles it into his car. Weird.

We have a neighbor whose daughter I got into a slight yelling match with last year. Her dog barks all day every day and they put cigarette butts in our back yard. Weird.

We have a neighbor lady whose dad hit and run not once but twice on cars that were parked at our house. The second time it happened, he had his license taken away and she called our friend whose car had been hit and cussed her out. This neighbor also frequently walks the streets yelling and she wears the worst mom jeans ever (even though she's not a mom). Her hair is also the biggest, frizziest hair of all time.

Then there is our neighbor who has called the cops on himself several times.

Sigh. Other than that we live on a pretty awesome street. And we even have one set of amazing neighbors that we've developed a great friendship with and they have kids that are similar ages. Oh, and she's my awesome bow lady.

So, where am I going with all this?

Awhile (like a month or so ago) back, Cason was playing outside and he found a full yarn ball (skein?) and he unraveled it all over the yard. It was bright red and I had no idea where it came from. He said he just found it in the backyard. After a few days, I was sick of looking at it so I gathered it up and threw it out.

Fast forward to today. Cason is playing outside. And he finds a skein of yarn, bright yellow this time. Where is this stupid yarn coming from?????? He showed me where he found it in the yard. Who is putting yarn in our back yard and how is getting there?

The whole thing is quite puzzling to me. Yarn. In our backyard.

Weird.

And here is your Things I Will Miss Most About Lost #5:
Acting like I have actually learned some religious or cultural thing from the show. And feeling sorry for those that don't watch it.

Thursday, May 20, 2010



Sawyer's reading glasses

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Unanswered questions

The creators told us that not every question would be answered. And what a perfect ending to a show that has created more questions in 6 seasons than in the previous history of the world combined.

I'm thinking about getting all 6 seasons on dvd so that I can re-watch it all and come up with more questions that will never be answered.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42

If you don't know, you're not a true fan.

Monday, May 17, 2010

This is for my LOST friends. Can't believe by this time next week all our questions will be answered and we will know how it all turns out. In honor of The. Best. Show. Of. All. Time coming to an end, I'm going to blog daily this week about what I will miss most about LOST. Today? It's Hurley saying Dude.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Please tell me we're not going to do this again.

I got rid of all my overalls when I was a sophomore in college and I DON'T plan on going back.

Thanks tons.
-e

Saturday, May 08, 2010

A dice (die?)

A piece to a Cars board game

Two turquoise beads

A bracelet of Kendall's

Bubble solution

A sticker sheet of Prince Naveen

Hand sanitizer

Bubblegum chapstick

A hair bow (duh)

A dvd

Two plastic bowls

A coupon for goldfish crackers

A name tag

A whistle

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go nominate my kids for my favorite TV show.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Yesterday in the mail I received a huge can of formula. I also received a box full of single serving formula packets.

I laughed it off and took them to my church food pantry ( BOW TO MY GENEROSITY ).

Today in the mail I got a catalog from Target: "Celebrate Baby: A Registry Guide".

I'm done having children. DO YOU HEAR ME UNIVERSE? I'M DONE.

Tomorrow if I get a pamphlet from Pampers guiding me through the first year, I'm quitting Earth. Or at least, quitting the mail.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Do your kids ever lie? I mean the ones that can talk. I know it's just a phase but Cason's lying has been bothering me. ( I know it's a phase because I remember when my brother went through it when he was just a little older than Cason is now. Surely I never went through such a phase because I am the perfect elder sibling.)

I really noticed it the other day. Several time recently, Kendall will come to me crying and Cason, right behind her, says, "Oh, we bonked heads!" So I chalked Kendall's crying up to a mishap with her brother's giant melon. Hey, it happens to the best of us. Then I heard him smack her, and he had the same response, "Oh, we bonked heads!" Clearly, not the case.

Yesterday, we were leaving and he got in the car before anyone. He knows that he's not supposed to mess with the buttons in the car and when I got out there with Kendall, every light in the car had been turned on. I asked him why he did that and he said, "I didn't! Kendall did!" Which would have been physically impossible since she had been with me the whole time.

I guess what bothers me is that he's not lying by making up some while, fanciful story that I can just blame on an active imagination. He's lying so that he doesn't trouble. Which then makes me worried that he's overly scared of me. Which then in turn makes me cry. Which I then blame on my complete lack of any meaningful sugar lately.

Or maybe I'm just really tired lately.

I don't know. I guess I'll just go get a mocha. That solves the sugar and tired problem. If only all of the world's problems could be solved so easily.....

Wait, where was I?