Then we went to the gas station. I should have done that first because the price went up 10 cents while we were in Target. UGH! After, we got some lunch at McD's and went to eat at the lake. I ended up feeding all my fries to the ducks. There was one duck that just wasn't quick enough so I was trying to make sure he got one. Even the birds were darting in stealing fries from the poor duck.
Then, I had a flat! Talk about UGH! We got that taken care of then had to get the van inspected. That wasn't so bad. The DMV, on the other hand, was another story.
It's "take a number" now. I pulled #51. They were on #20. We waited for almost 2 hours for what took only 2 minutes once it was our turn. I guess that's what I get for waiting until the last day of the month. Bad girl!
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Big Brother was being obnoxious as usual but did post for a picture with a penguin under his pits.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
|Your Heart Is Pink|
In relationships, you like to play innocent - even though you aren't.
Each time you fall in love, it's like falling for the first time.
Your flirting style: Coy
Your lucky first date: Picnic in the park
Your dream lover: Is both caring and dominant
What you bring to relationships: Romance
Monday, May 22, 2006
Yesterday Hubster and I went to a Lodge Dinner. After the dinner, they had a ceremony to honor different people. They served Sangria for those that drink alcohol (US!). It was really good.
They gave instructions so that everyone would know when to raise their glass, when to drink, etc. The instruction was to drink, drink again, then drain your glass. We were drinking the sangria in tall champagne flutes. So with the first toast, we followed all the instructions and drank, drank again, and then emptied our glasses (Sangria is not a chugging type drink LOL). That's when we discovered there were to be 7 more toasts. Yes, I said SEVEN! This tradition is part of an OLD, OLD lodge tradition. It cracked me up that the whole thing was made up to get your wasted and it was made up by old men!
Needless to say, on the next toasts, I did NOT empty my glass each time. I did, however, get quite a buzz. It was a blast.
I will definitely have sangria again.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Today they did a segment on registering mixed breed dogs. The American Canine Hybrid Club has begun recognizing mixed breeds. I would like to have Ranger registered. He's a mix of American Eskimo and Jack Russell Terrier. We call him a Jackimo.
I didn't get to watch as much of it as I would have liked since Little Brother got up early. I fed him and bathed him while it was on. It's hard to listen to the news and bathe a baby at the same time.
Speaking of Ranger, he's feeling better this morning. He actually ate. I gave him some Pedialyte to drink last night before bed and again this morning. Hopefully, whatever made him sick is out of his system.
Mom's coming over today to watch the boys. Hubster and I have a luncheon to go to at his lodge. Hopefully, Little Brother will not be fussy for her. Big Brother is grounded so he will be here to help her if needed.
Well, I'd better get my rear in gear and finish straightening up the house before Mom gets here.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
We had a busy day today and I'm exhausted!
Ranger was sick overnight. He had the runs in his cage so my morning started out with cleaning him and his cage up.
This morning we picked up Sweetie (my mom) and met my oldest sister at the City Market. Oldest Sister's second son finally got visitations with his 14 month old daughter. She is so adorable. She looks just like her daddy. We had such a good time. I bought tomatoes. I've been wanting scrambled eggs and sliced tomatoes. That's what's planned for breakfast tomorrow.
We left the Market and went garage saling. I bought 2 new-used outfits for Little Brother. After a few garage sales we took Mom home.
When we got home, Big Brother and I put Little Brother down for a nap and worked in the back yard. I hosed off the patio and the lawn chairs, watered the ground (I say ground because we have no grass). The ground is so hard I need to water it and soften it up before I can put down grass seed.
While we were waiting for it to dry up a little, we took Little Brother for a walk in the stroller. We get to see a lot of the neighbors while we're out. We have a lot of strange people on our street.
First, there's this guy we call Walnut. His name is actually Joe but the nickname "Walnut" has been given to him because he's truly a nut. We had just moved in and I was sitting in the back yard. He comes up to the fence and asks me if I got laid off from Ford. I had no clue who he was. I've never worked at Ford. It was strange.
Second, there's Bill. He's creepy. He calls the kids in the neighborhood "fags". Big Brother was out one day playing with a nerf gun. He shot one of his nerf darts and it went into Bill's front yard. Bill grabbed it and put it in the trash. I was furious. I went marching over (I was about 7 months pregnant so it looked pretty funny) and knocked on his door. I told him, "From now on if you have a problem with my child, come talk to me before you go throwing away his toys!" The guy just stood there with his mouth hanging open. (There's a whole lot more to the story with this guy that I'll have to touch on another day.)
Not everyone in our neighborhood is nuts. We have several very nice people but I'll save those for another day's blog.
After our walk, Big Brother and I went out and watered the back yard again. I'm hoping that with enough seed and water, I may have grass some day.
Hubster went to see a friend tonight so he picked up dinner on this way home. We had a late dinner and didn't eat until 9 pm. While we were eating, Ranger threw up in his cage. I was keeping him in there in case he got sick again. It's good I did. I stopped eating and got that cleaned up. By the time I was done, I wasn't interested in dinner anymore.
Little Brother was a grump tonight. He fussed all through dinner and up until his bed time. I'm glad he's finally out.
Well, as you can see, it was an extremely busy day today. It's no wonder I'm ready for bed.
Friday, May 19, 2006
My little baby turns 4 months old today. I'm in awe of how much he's changed since he was born. He's developed an incredible personality. He's a flirt. He's ornery. He's cuddly. He's spoiled.
My mom is the one that tells me he's spoiled because he cries when I'm not around. He's my last baby so he's supposed to be spoiled. I'm the one that's with him all day and I'm the one that takes care of him. It's no wonder he would be scared when I'm not around.
We had pictures done at Target finally. We don't get them back until the 30th. I feel like a child waiting for Christmas. I can't wait!
The first hour of W & G brought tears to my eyes. I love the relationships that they were able to form in their 8 years. I've worked with people like that and have similar relationships that I wouldn't give up for anything. The second hour, the actual season ender, disappointed me. I wanted to see more of the current day events, for example, the birth of Grace's baby. It saddened me that they flashed forward the way they did.
I'll miss the show though. It "normalized" gay life for me. I've known gay people in my life but never in a close relationship. The show just made me understand that they are gay people are no different than straight people.
Anyway, The OC was once again a huge disappointment. The tragic events that take place on the show are so exhausting. There's ALWAYS something bad going on with all of them. Never a dull moment. Well, real life has dull moments. I think I'm giving up the show. The acting last night was sub-par. The death scene at the end was SO incredibly fake.
Last, but certainly not least, I watched ER at 9. It left me so upset that we don't know who's going to die. The characters that could potentially be killed off are my favorites. Jerry's been on since the beginning (yes a short hiatus in the middle). He cracks me up! Kovach and Abby are adorable together. If she loses the baby, I'm going to be incredibly MAD!
It was an eventful night. What will I do with my Thursday nights now?
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Contents of 15 ginseng powder capsules
2 ounces semisweet chocolate or 1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/2 stick butter
1/3 cup honey
1 cup milk
2 egg whites slightly beaten
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Mix together flour, baking powder, spices, and ginseng powder in a big bowl.
Slowly melt chocolate and butter together in the microwave or on the stove top. Mix until smooth.
Add melted chocolate and butter to the dry ingredients. Stir in the honey, milk, and egg whites.
Stir just enough to blend, and pour into greased or non stick muffin tins.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until muffins are brown.
Let the muffins cool for a few minutes before removing them from the pan.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Hubster got to meet Danny Glover at work today. The actor is staying at the hotel at Ameristar so Hubster got to fix his tv. He called me while on his lunch break. We're wondering why Danny Glover is in Kansas City. I told Hubster he should have asked. Now we'll never know.
Saturday, May 06, 2006
I'm jonesing for Sopranos. Hubster hasn't been up for watching this week. We're on Season 5 episode 2 (I have to watch it again because I missed what happened with Adrianna at the end). I got the rest of Season 6 but I still need to burn them. If Hubster doesn't get on the ball, I'm going to start watching them alone.
This stay-at-home mom thing is awesome but I'm beginning to feel the affects. I'm a little stir crazy this week. Probably because everyone's been sick and I'm seriously in need of outside-the-house time. Maybe we'll go do something tonight.
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Big Brother's fever is just about gone. It was 99.2 last I checked (better than 102.4 at 4 am today). He'll probably be home with me again tomorrow since the school says they have to go without running a fever for 24 hours.
Hubster's been working half days so he doesn't get into trouble with work. He comes home, takes medicine then I don't see him again until I wake him for soup.
Even the dog is showing signs of sickness. When I let him out tonight, he pooped 4-5 times then did the butt-scoot across the lawn (I know TMI!).
(Knock on wood) Little brother hasn't shown signs of sickness yet. Let's hope he doesn't catch it since he's only 3 months 2 weeks old.
On the lighter side of things, we're beginning to plan our summer camping trip. There are several spots near here (can't afford to go far because of gas prices) that we've never camped at so I'm thinking we may try a new place this year. I've invited the nephews and I'm planning on inviting some friends. The more the merrier, ya know.