Archive for November, 2008

Monday of the week of thanks

Monday, November 24th, 2008

It was a pretty good day today, though I’m not super fond of Mondays because of dance class. It’s just a bad time and we’re there for 2 hours total right at dinner time. So essentially every week I come up with a cold meal to take with us and feed each kid while the […]

This is why I do not have half a dozen children

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Today was our American Girl Book Club meeting. We were discussing Samantha, a turn-of-the-century girl with the books based in 1904. For whatever reason the girls started a screaming game within 10 minutes of arriving. I don’t know why but they seemed to know. Good grief they were loud! Once we started the meeting we […]

The old days

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

There are two types of “old friends” I can look for on Facebook- my high school classmates and my Disneyland co-workers. By far I care way more about my co-workers. It was such unique experience and yes, I can call it unique despite half of SoCal having worked there at some point in their lives. […]

Face facts

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

I’ve bowed to peer pressure and now have a facebook page *sigh* So far I like it better than myspace which I have for the sole purpose of finding and/or being found by old friends. Facebook will probably be much the same for me. I haven’t gone on a friend adding spree yet because I […]

not porn, but not my idea of art either

Monday, November 17th, 2008

So the girls and I headed out to MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) to view a Piet Mondrian as that is the artist we studied last week. Except there are 3 separate museums all headed by MOCA. I researched and *thought* I chose the right one. I was wrong. The one we went to currently […]


Monday, November 17th, 2008

Chris and I went out test-driving cars yesterday. The car is to be for him but is going to be our new weekend and family car. So we had Chris do the driving and I rode in the backseat to get a feel for how it would be for the kids and that they would […]

a week gone by

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Good week. Long week. The girls and I went to Disneyland on Wednesday to take advantage of beautiful weather and low crowds. Man was it empty! We had a fabulous time, that’s for sure. We went back to Pixie Hollow and saw the new High Schoo Musical 3 show so it was a great day […]

shrinky dinks and volcanoes

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

We kept close to home this weekend but we still had fun. Yesterday, Chris and Tabitha used plaster of paris to create a volcano. The activity was based on the ancient island of Thera which wasn’t so much an island as an active volcano that pretty much destroyed the Minoans. Last night Tabitha and I […]

Dream world

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Dreams are not Daisy’s friend. She’s either waking up crying because it was a bad dream or waking and up becoming almost inconsolable because it was a good dream and she finds out it wasn’t real. She must dream like me where they are deep and intense. I feel for her because it doesn’t really […]

wiped out

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Yesterday I dusted the side table in the bedroom as well as the clock on the side table. It became apparent at 6:00am this morning that when I dusted the clock, I slid the button from “radio” to “buzzer” so it was quite the jolting wake-up call. That’s not even my alarm time, it’s Chris’s, […]

doings of the day

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Thursday stretched before us much like Wednesday but with two differences. Our non-activity time ended at 4:30pm and we all seemed a little aimless and, dare I say it?, slightly bored today. We still did things, of course, but maybe with just a little less joy than on Wednesday- not sure why.
Tabitha decided she also […]

Wednesday love

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Man I love Wednesdays. Especiallys Wednesdays where we stay home. So far today, Tabitha has practiced violin, completed 4 grammar pages, worked on her presidential timeline, worked on a short story she’s writing, and built a boat out of leaves. Daisy and I made alphabet cookies, grouch sock puppets, and read together. Tabitha read some […]


Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

For Ancient History yesterday, Tabitha built a simple model of a Minoan ship. The only problem I have with these projects is what to do with them after the fact. We take pictures because we assume “someday” I’ll put them into a scrapbook, so I really shouldn’t feel too bad when I quietly throw them […]

Look! No pictures in this post.

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

I just finished filling out my sample ballot so now I’m all ready for tomorrow. I don’t know why I leave it to the night before, there is so much to read that I really should start a couple weeks ahead of time. Just one issue a night would be much easier than 14 issues […]

Halloween photos

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

I put all the pictures from the last month on their own page.
October 2008 Pictures
The top ones I posted in the blog, but from the middle of the page on are brand new including pics from last night with the girls in their costumes. Enjoy!