Monday, January 31, 2011

In case you don't live in this area (or you do live in this area and happen to reside under a rock), we are getting hit with Snowpocolypse, Snowmaggedon, Gary England Snow-Fest, whatever you want to call it. Presumably, there will be some snow days in our future. Here are a few Vegas over/unders:

Movies we will watch: 17
Books we will read: 48
Times we will bake: 3
House projects I want to get done: 5
Projects that will actually get done: 0
Times I will want to divorce Colin: 17
Times he will want to divorce me: 213 (I'm way, WAY worse you guys...)
Times we will eat at Ron's Chili since it's right around the corner from our house: 8 (I really, really, love Ron's.)
Times we will have to take a kid to the dr in a snow storm: 2
Times a kid will want to go play in the snow, get bundled up and come in five minutes later bc it's too cold: 8
Times Cason will ask why he's not going to school: 17
Times Cason will throw a fit because he thinks all his friends are at school without him: 6
Times I will explain to Cason that NO ONE IS AT SCHOOL: 23
Times I will be thankful that I'm not nine months pregnant: millions

Friday, January 28, 2011

Being sick on pajama day at school.

Just ask this poor little dude.


He was bound and determined to make it to pj day at school. He stayed for all of about five minutes before realizing how truly awful he felt. I should have known how awful he felt from the fact that he didn't eat breakfast. This kid LOVES breakfast.

So that's where he spent the majority of the day. On the couch with a blanket and pillow pet watching Marmaduke in between naps. Yes, Marmaduke. That fine piece of cinema. I honestly can't believe it wasn't nominated for an Oscar.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Colin: I get to teach linear equations tomorrow. I love teaching linear equations.

Emily: Uh, nerd alert (insert massive eye roll...followed by eyes glazing over).

Emily: Oh, by the way, I really want my own iPad. And a small paper dictionary.

Colin: Why, exactly?

Emily: So I can play scrabble. It's hard on my phone. And obvs, if I'm playing scrabble, I need a small paper dictionary.

Colin: You have your own money and you can buy your own iPad if you want. And a small paper dictionary.

(pause)

Colin: Yeah, I'm definitely the nerd here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Excuse me while I rant for a minute.

Which, let's be honest, is nothing new round these parts.

On Sunday we were almost in what could have been a horrible and deadly car accident. It wasn't horrible or deadly or even a car accident but the only reason it wasn't was because of my husband's reaction time and driving skills. Really it's too complicated to get into here as to what happened but let me give a few words of advice:
1) If you miss you exit, rather than turning into a car going 70 mph on the freeway to make your exit, just go to the next one and turn around. You might think this would go without saying and yet.....
2) Always, always, always wear your seat belt. I don't know what would have happened to us if we hadn't been.
3) Thank you Lord for good car seats. Cason bumped his head on the window but other than that, the kids were fine. We had been talking about moving Kendall to a bigger car seat even though she only weighs 28 pounds but I won't even consider it now. 5 point harness all the way for that girl!

I've had a couple dreams this week involving car accidents. Be careful out there people!
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On Monday, I tried on some skinny jeans tucked into some ADORABLE black suede wedge boots (not UGGS...I repeat NOT UGGS) (They were Nine West in case you were wondering). And here's the thing....It wasn't me at all. Seriously, I looked like someone else. And obviously I like that look or I wouldn't have tried it on. But it wasn't me. So I'll have to sit this one out guys. According to Yahoo! fashion, the skinny jean trend is going by the way side anyway. Which means it will be going out of style in Oklahoma in about 5 years. Awesome.

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My goal is to lose 15 pounds by my birthday, which is June 1 (I accept cash, gift cards and checks). So far, I've managed to lose exactly zero pounds. Or, more accurately, I'll lose a couple then gain a couple. I thought since to this point, I've lost 25 pounds, it would be easier. But yikes. So I don't know what I'm going to do about that. I've pretty much given up desserts for awhile. Any thoughts you have on the subject would be appreciated.

Monday, January 10, 2011

I mean, it's only 10 days into the new year, but whatever. I haven't even posted this year yet. I've been in this placed called Panem. You may never have heard of it or you may have visited there yourself. Panem is post-apocalyptic country where a girl named Katniss Everdeen lives.

Yep. I read the Hunger Games. All three books. In a week.

Leave me alone! It's not like I read Twilight or something! A friend gave me the books and I could.not.stop.reading.them. Seriously. But there are no werewolves or vampires so I still reserve the right to make fun of my friends who love Twilight and do things like line up at the movies at 6 pm for a midnight showing of, "Eclipse." (Please note: My friends know I make fun of them for this. I do it openly and to their faces. And they still like me...which is why I love them.)

Plus, The Hunger Games is actually good.

Just don't ask me what "team" I'm on* because that's the kind of stuff that makes me hate Twilight.

But at any rate, I loved The Hunger Games and now it's onto the next book, which I started today. I'll let you know if it was good.

In other 2011 news: Cason has become obsessed with Angry Birds. I myself have never played it but it's become embarrassing how obsessed with it he it. He actually told the librarian today that he knows how to play Angry Birds on his dad's ipad and he's really good and can get to all the levels. Not one of my prouder parenting moments. Note to self: Do NOT buy this boy a gaming console.

Also, I had a "moment" in Gap Kids the other day. I bought a few shirts for Cason and then proceeded to almost cry at the register and unload to the cashier that this was the first time I had bought anything in Gap Kids instead of Baby Gap. And I'm sorry, but it made me sad! So there! And I'm sure she thought, "Someone get this lady a xanax STAT."

Hello, 2011. Here's to more reading, healthier living, less Angry Birds, and hopefully less breakdowns in Gap Kids.


*Team Peeta...in case you were wondering. Deal with it.