Thursday, December 31, 2009

Once in a blue Moon

Did you see the moon tonight? If you can you should go look at it. I had intended on having an amazing-my-photography-teacher-would-have-been-so-proud-of-me picture of it here so as to amaze you with it. BUT, it's cloudy. Dang it. POUT.
I almost busted out the camera last night as it was crystal clear out and beautiful, but I decided that would be cheating and that somebody who knows something would totally call me on the fact that it was not quite a FULL moon yet.

Anyway. Kind of fitting and fun that a blue moon falls on New Year's Eve. Epic even. Maybe.
Or not. Seeing as how I can't see it, maybe that's a sign.

2009 was kind of a sucky year for me. I had high hopes for it to be amazing and it seemed to just spark, fizzle, and smoke; never really getting off the ground.

So - lifting my Blue Moon Shock Top to you 2010 - Here's to a better year!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sights of Christmas

technically I took this this picture weeks ago....I meant it to be a third Sunday/pink candle anticipation deal. But - I got busy. Apparently. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

A few days after this Will said something about how the icicle was a beautiful specimen of an icicle but that he wouldn't eat it since our roof was sooooo dirty. I gave him my 'I can't believe you just said that, that is sooo disgusting' look.

And then I got to thinking about it.

I DID eat icicles as a kid. Did I have a criteria for possible watery pops? I honestly can't remember. I know I had hard and fast rules about edible snow, but icicles?


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday

The Man in the Glass
Author Unknown

When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day,
Just go to a mirror and look at yourself
and see what that man has to say.

for it isn't your father or mother or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass,
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.

Some people might think you're a straight-shootin' chum
And call you a wonderful guy.
But the man in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look him straight in the eye.

He's the fellow to please, never mind all the rest
For he's with you clear to the end,
And you've passed your most dangerous test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you've cheated the man in the glass.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Maybe He Will Grow Up to Be Pope Someday

If I could figure out how to subtitle I would do it for you.

Or maybe he's just working on his Latin translation...I have heard that we are going back to some of that in the near future.

Words you might be able to pick out:
Bless the Lord
about the 50 sec mark, with arms out stretch, "Lord hear our prayers"

Weird - yes.
Cute - yes.
Should I be worried yet?

Thursday, December 10, 2009


It's sooooo cold outside that the eggs are freezing solid in the nests and cracking.

What to do with them?

Compost pile or eat?

I was too chicken to let one thaw and crack it open to see what it looked like and to cook it up and see if it tasted different.

And for the record.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Monday was a Snow Day - Yippee!!!!

But UNR didn't get their act together until after my children were on their way to daycare. So...I got to stay home by myself, but I was kind of sad about it.

There's nothing more enjoyable than watching your children play in the year's first big snowfall. And with mine being so young, they still are quite intrigued with snow.
I did get a ton of things done though, that I would not have been able to do with them home.
I shoveled the driveway, twice
I did six loads of laundry (yes I am that far behind)
I did two loads of dishes
I made turkey soup
I cleaned the snow out of the chickens shelter and made sure they were surviving
I caught up on some DVR programs
I wrapped presents
I sorted toys for good-will
So it was productive. But I did find myself standing at the front window watching all the children sled down our street and wish my family was all out there participating in the fun.


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