Saturday, December 13, 2008

And it's not even noon yet...

What a day I've had...

There are 16 days till Christmas, and fate has handed me

12 frustrated hours
11 freak outs
10 hundred toys to clean up
9 requests for food
8 outfit changes by Meg
7 trips to the bathroom for E-train
6 nasty diapers
5 minutes to write this post
4 more freak outs
3 chauffeur trips
2 tubby times
1 boy who stayed home from school

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ally's Letter

Ally recently wrote a letter in school to send to a serviceman for Christmas.

Dear Soldier,

I hope you like my note, the stocking I colored, the bookmark and everything else! How is it going down there? Thank you for all you do. You probably don't know me, but that's all right.

I am so grateful that you are fighting for our country!

Be careful and watch your back!

Do you like being in the war? You made a great choice to serve our country!
Merry Christmas and good luck.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Waxing Political

Politically, I lean to the right.

Physically, I also lean to the right.
My left shoulder is higher than my right shoulder, which causes this leaning.

So I Read This Great Book...

My mom recommended a great book which I'm reading. It's called "Leap of Faith... A Memoir of an Unexpected Life." It is an autobiography of Queen Noor, the American-born queen of Jordan. It was very thought-provoking. Some of the thoughts it provoked were:

1. There is a queen and king of Jordan? Huh...didn't know that before.

2. The U.S. sticks its nose into a lot of other countries' affairs, even when they don't ask it to.

3. Israel is our ally, but that doesn't mean we should automatically think every move they make is perfectly perfect in every way.

4. The Palestinians often get a bad rap in America.

5. It would be nifty to be a queen.

I also learned a lot more about Middle Eastern geography. For example, when speaking with Josh's grandma about a country near Saudi Arabia in which a cousin may be working this year, I suggested that the country she couldn't remember may be United Arab Emirates. Yeah, I just pulled that out of my hat. It was the country she meant. When she couldn't remember the name of the city he would be in, I quickly suggested Dubai, it's most populated city. I was right again. Reading "Leap of Faith" has silently filled my brain, without my consent or knowledge, with geographical information that hitherto I dismissed as nonessential. Well, now I appear as a certifiable genius to Josh's venerable grandparents. I think the benefits of reading this book are clear.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Fab Face Painting

At Josh's summer work party, there were some fabulous face painters. Meg, Ethan and Ally took full advantage of the situation.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


I wish George W. was my uncle. I like him. He's cocky, self-assured, and acts with no apology. His laugh brings me joy.

Obama doesn't have a charming yet goofy laugh.
Neither does McCain.

What is this country coming to?

Ode to Chalan

I have now entered the blogging world with the help of my friend Chalan. She set me up and I am eternally grateful for her assistance. The world would be a cold place without her.

As I spoke with her today, I thought back on all the good times we had. Do you know we memorized entire scenes from the movie Somewhere in Time?

"I am an actress, Mr. Robinson, not a doormat. Do not attempt to wipe your boots on me."

Junior High would have been a nightmare without my good friend Chalan. So here's to you girl.