Archive for October, 2007

not what you’d hope for

Monday, October 29th, 2007

So my car basically had a near-death experience. The timing belt snapped and that caused the rest of the engine to go ka-blooey. You know it’s bad when the mechanic calls you down to talk to you in person instead of over the phone. For awhile there it was looking really grim as to whether […]

Of course

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Remember last night when I said something about at least my car did go kaput on Wednesday?
You know what’s coming, don’t you.
My car wouldn’t start this evening. I really wish I was kidding.
I’ve taken the day off from healthy eating and drowned my sorrows in Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
But it still sucks.

Shopping is a cure-all

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Our Wednesday went much better after we left the house. Nothing in the car felt the need to explode and with my horredous Car-ma that’s always a possibility. We had cookies, browsed Disney Store and KB, shopped for Webkinz products and played in the play area. All in all a really nice trip.
Gymnastics didn’t […]

Not the best way to start a morning

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

My day started off with Tabitha yelling “Mom! The toilet’s overflowing!” These things never happen when Chris is here. I stripped off my pants, ran down the hall to my bathroom, leaped onto the top of the toilet and located the valve to turn off the water. At which point I had to reverse my […]

past weekend update

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

I didn’t get a new picture page up because many of the pics are either slightly fuzzy or crazy red/silver eyes for the kids due to Mickey’s Halloween Treat being at night. But I do want to show the kids in their costumes. Miss Daisy is, of course, Minnie Mouse.

This is the same costume as […]

Fun Thursday

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Chris took a vacation day yesterday so it was lovely to have him home mid-week. This meant he got to see Daisy at gymnastics, which he was looking forward to. It saddens me that he had never been. Before his current job, he worked odd hours and had all different kinds of days off, never […]

African Feast and odds and ends

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

We had an African Feast for dinner tonight. Well, that’s what our history program called it, anyway. We had lemon tofu (orginal recipe was lemon, fig chicken and I couldn’t find any figs), fried plantains, papaya rice (actually mango due to a distinct lack of papayas at the grocery), date chewies, and fig newtons (to […]

still almost finished

Monday, October 15th, 2007

I didn’t get nearly as much done as I thought I would yesterday. We had an easy morning and didn’t sit down to breakfast until 10:30am. I had one sweet potato left and made hash browns for Chris and I with it and they were so good. Such a nice blend of sweet and spicy […]

Third time’s the charm

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Yesterday Tabitha finally got to perform her Peter Pan number with her musical theatre class. Let me tell you, the rain the night before made me wonder if this too would be cancelled. But it was not, thank goodness. It went fine and was cute to watch. I’m not really happy with the quality of […]

A walk in the park

Friday, October 12th, 2007

We just got back from Park Day and Daisy played! With other kids! On purpose! Strike the harp and let me add a few more exclamation points!!!!!!
Okay, I’m done.
No I’m not!!!!!!!!!
Seriously, I’m done now, but it was amazing. The child wanted to play with kids; kids her size even. She had a great time […]

finally sewed, not just talked about it

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

This morning Daisy wanted to go somewhere and when asked, she decided on the park. We went to a really neat park near us that we’ve been to before but don’t visit very often. Daisy had a blast running around and climbing everything she could find. She also spent a fair amount of time on […]

some lessons talk

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

We didn’t really go anywhere the last two days due to cancelled classes so we did a full load of lessons both days. Therefore, that’s what’s in my head to blog about.
In history we’ve been reading about Ancient Africa, specifcally the area that is now the Sahara Desert. A few thousand years ago it […]

Glorious fall weekend

Monday, October 8th, 2007

It was such a beautiful weekend that sitting with my family in the warmth feeling the slight breeze while drinking a diet coke is right up there with the highlights of our activities.
I’ll go back to Friday night a bit. As a I mentioned, Chris took Tabitha to High School Musical: The Ice Tour at […]

yay for tabi!

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Right now Tabitha is at High School Musical on Ice with Chris (because he’s a good dad like that). She just called me because they have some sort of red carpet set up and she got to meet Corbin Bleu and take her picture with him with his arm around her! How wonderful for her […]

social needs

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Today is our Park Day which I actually look forward to each week. Tabitha has always been a high social needs child so our group is wonderful for her. She likes playing with just one or two kids, but she really prefers a large gathering. Daisy, on the other hand, doesn’t have a good time […]

I need caffeine

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

The grocery store was out of caffeine Diet Coke the other day and I drank my last one yesterday. I am sporting quite the headache right now. I stopped at McDs for a large, but the headache had already set in. I’m hoping the Motrin I took will make my head feel normal again.
Tabitha […]


Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

My computer crashed twice trying to edit all the photos but I finally got them all uploaded to their own page.
Big Bear Lake
For those on dial-up, there are 42 pics in all and the whole page is just over 2.5mgs total.