May 25, 2007

Kinda Hear it....

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May 24, 2007

Belly to the Dance




Tuesday we had our final Belly Dance session and recital. SUCH fun! We didn't have many professional performers but we did have a lot of students perform.. NOT ME though! Maybe next session!
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May 23, 2007

Birthday Photoshoot



I AM sending out birthday invites/announcements. They will be late though. We had a mini photoshoot with Kael's new birthday chair. Hey, when exactly did Raegan turn into a little girl rather then a toddler??? I missed that part....
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May 21, 2007

May 13, 2007

Mothering Day

Today is Mothers Day, a day for all mothers to feel their most Mother-y. I spent today as it should be spent....... being a mother. What better way to celebrate the day then to coddle the creators? We had an easy morning and a fun afternoon spent at the Skelleton Caves with the Wethers clan. The kids gifted me with a late afternoon nap, and my darling husband gifted me with quiet time away from the kids reading after dinner.
I sat comfortably on my warm little porch, one hand on a cup of vanilla Chai tea and the other on my book. Engrossed. I paused when I heard their excited squeaks inside the house and a part of me wanted to join in on the fun.. But I was getting a Mothers Day break. I could sit outside as long as I wanted, away from needy little hands pulling on my pant leg. I turned back to my book but couldn't block out their happy noises. Mothers Day. A day to enjoy BEING a mother....
A mother bird flew overhead and landed on the branch above me, tweeting with joy as she readied her nest, being a mother on Mothers Day. "Happy Mothes Day, little bird!" I thought. I turned back to my paragraph.

The bird. Crapped. On my book.

My decision made for me, it seems. I happily went back inside and joined my little family; being the Mother. On Mothers Day.

May 05, 2007

Burns, it is a No-No

Alas, our adventure in Burns is officially a no-go. A few months ago Matt came across a couple of awesome job opportunities working for the Harney County ESD. It would have been awesome. Making close to twice what we do now with half the expense. Yah, in po-dunk Burns, but it would have given him an opportunity to get the experience necessary for the "big" jobs in better locations. Funny thing, the head of the ESD technical department is none other then Rod Bennett, my old computers teacher in High School. We kept in good touch with them concerning his application and by all accounts he was the front runner for this job........ then the city did a budget cut and out when the positions. We've been assured that if they ever open up again he'll get a call, but there isn't another budget meeting like this one for another year. Dang. I was NOT looking forward to moving back to Burns, but I WAS looking forward to the opportunity.

Well, Back to the drawing board.

May 04, 2007

How Many Dogs......Lightbulb

1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp! You officially suck for asking me.

4. Rottweiler: Make me.

5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.

6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!

7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation

8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.

9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb!

10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.

11. Chihuahua : Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Or "We don't need no stinking light bulb."

12. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

13. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle...

14. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

Bubbles de' Bath

Our favorite time of day

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May 02, 2007

Be-Jesus and the Abuser

Life in a trailer park is grand. Why, just the other day I got to talk to a nice police officer about my abusive neighbors! Then I got to talk to the nice 911 ladies when the abuse escelated!And last night and the night before I got to talk to my park manager about the noise in the neighbor home at midnight. I may get lucky and get to talk to them again tonight. And if I'm having a REALLY good time, I may get to have a chat with social services.
You see, I have abusive neighbors. Angry, physically and mentally abusive neighbors. Picture your most steriotypical trailer trash, multiply by 6,798 and you get the asses that abode 10 feet from my home. One woman and two men live there full time, with each of those mens children residing there as well about half the month. At the first available opportunity I will be approaching said children and telling them all about my "safe" house. This IS a safe house. If things get scary at your home and you want a safe place to come, you come right on over! The next step is to locate Matts Glock and the bullets for said man-killer, because I know if those children ever DID come over to my home for refuge the drunk men wouldn't be far behind. And I'll be DAMNED if I'm gonna let them in my home! To be quite frank, my neighbors scare the be-Jesus out of me, and since I haven't acutelly really FOUND be-jesus that isn't a good thing. It boils down to this.

It's time to move. Again.


May 01, 2007

Clumsiest Cow in the Pasture

Soda Bottle fell from the fridge.

Lunch box fell off of a shelf

The Corner of my bed reached out and hit me. Matching one on the other thigh.

Summer Shorts Season, Here I COME!!!

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