Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wordless Weekend:

Old grammer police shot: Really?  "Foul's"?  And is it not really a "day" or is it a "DAY!"?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful for

My family.
Being well off enough to have all if the above on Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

100 Books--Are you above the BBC's predictions?

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. It's always fun to prove them wrong.
Copy this into your NOTES. Look at the list and put an X after those you have read.
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen X
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte X
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling X
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee X
6 The Bible (The entire thing!)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell X
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dicken X
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott X
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien X
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger X
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger X
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald X
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams X
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck X
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll X
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame X
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, Witch and the Wordrobe CS Lewis X
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden X
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne X
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell X
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown X
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery X
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley X
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding X
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens X
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett X
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson X
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante X
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens x
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistr
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White X
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom X
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery X
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl X
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

funny friday

Lazy day... Albert made Daddy into a tent.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thrifty Thursday

Dollar tree bath mitts / hand puppets

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wordy Wednesday

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Albert slept for 7 hours last night!

This week is kicking my butt. I am glad I have the chance to sleep while I can!

Friday, November 11, 2011

irony is...

  • waking up WAY before your alarm clock... on the weekend
  • working overtime the week before vacation, so that you can go on vacation
  • parenting in the opposite way that you thought you would

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Tempting Tuesday

The owl clock (available from Tottini, via Girls Gone Child)

Shoes (and the occasion to wear them)

This ring

Monday, November 07, 2011

Good deals...

Cotton Babies is having a sale on cloth diapers...

Kroger doubles coupons.  You can get Campbell's soup for nearly 30 cents a can!

Deal of the day at Best Buy... clock radio/docking station for MP3 players

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Wordless Weekends: flashback

Now he's half Aunt Christine's height.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Funny Friday: toddler tango

I discovered recently that They Might Be Giants, Bare Naked Ladies (Albert's favorite band), and a slew of other "adult" bands that I love make children's albums as well.

TMBG has one called "Here Comes Science" and another called "Here Come the 123s".  My favorite line was an old joke... Why was six afraid of seven?  Because seven "eight" nine.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Make a list of things you want to do before the end of this year...

Make a pair of pants

Make pajamas for Albert for Christmas

Go to Florida

Try some new whiskey

Learn to do something new

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Wordy Wednesday: This is my life (the first hour)

[alarm clock] BEEEP.... BEEEP... BEEEP...


[alarm clock] BEEEP.... BEEEP... BEEEP...


[alarm clock] BEEEP.... BEEEP... BEEEP...


[alarm clock starts playing salsa music]
me: WTH!!!!   Oh yea... Albert likes the salsa music, and we put it on the radio last night.

[get dressed, contacts, meds, toilet routine... wake up the "boys"...]

[morning na-nas with Albert, kisses goodbye to all, and Mama is off to work]

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

NaBloPoMo 2011

Here we go again... trying to post every day in November.

Wordless weekends will be photos only.

Make-shift Monday - lists of stuff

Tempting Tuesday - something covetable

Wordy Wednesdays - full blown posts

Thrifty Thursday - the latest deal I scored

Funny Friday - a good joke or funny story

Wish us luck...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Funny Thing of the Week

Albert has figured out that it is HUGE fun to feed other people.  So now, when he's eating crackers, he'll hold it up like he wants you to take it.  That or he'll try and SHOVE it in your mouth.  Which is kind of funny... and he giggles and laughs and does it again and again.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

When we last left our heroine, she was perfectly healthy...

And then I fell and sprained both ankles.

And a week after starting PT for ankle sprain, I fell and injured my knee at work.  I have an MRI scheduled for next week.  The suspected injury is a meniscus tear and an MCL tear, both of which would require surgery.

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