Wednesday, March 28, 2007

rainy day!

The umbrella is Bub's new friend (after he broke a tine, of course...)
He will bring it over to me, and move my hand to the underpart to tell me he would like me to open it for him...(thankfully, that part still escapes him, for now anyways....)
It was all rainy yesterday morning, so I decided to slap those yellow boots on & grab the blue umbrella & my trusty digitial camera (have I ever said how much I love this thing?) & go to it.

Can you tell mr. Man is having a great time? little bugger only figured out that umbrellas only work to keep you dry if you hold it OVER your head once the downpour started...
naturally, Momma had NO umbrella, so guess who got soaked...much like my Dad getting "skunked" on the fishing trips we took as kids. (at least Bub didn't poke my eye out with the umbrella like I "hooked" Dad with my fishing poll....)

It was hard getting a good picture, he was on the go & with the lighting, my camera kept delaying the shot for the proper aggrivating, but still, some really cute ones came out -Fairly- well.

Well, happy Wednesday to all! :)

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Big boy!

Just comparing the bub from last year to this year. About this time last year in the great snow state, we were digging out our car from a huge double whammy blizzard, and feeding Mr. Man some snow while we could. Now the little guy is out playing in the sunshine & moving little people from the bus to his new airplane.
I ask Bub, "Where does the panda go? In the luggage compartment?" he gives me a glazed donut look for a minute and then tries to get me to kiss whatever little people person he is currently holding.... can someone explain this to me?

Anyhow, We had a WONDERFUL day today. Momma woke up "early" (7am) with Bub and did the morning thing with him (brush-brush the teeth, open the blinds & curtain, make the bed, get dressed, kiss the fluffy....) and then got ready for Church. Mr. Man played with his little people while getting his morning choco (which was actually vanilla flavored milk, but it's still choco....)..did the shake-shake dance (instead of saying "shake your body/booty" we say "shake-shake-shake, shake-shake-shake, shake your sippy...etc..")

Then we went to church, but no one showed up to teach children's church. My friend Kim and I decided we should go ahead and do it. It was hilarious to me watching Bub zoom in and out of the group activities. He would be intently watching the other kids listening to our lesson, then all of a sudden he would dump out a bucket of blocks, & put it over his head and babble to himself. We talked about how Jesus wanted the disciples to be Fishers of Men, and made Puffy-fish out of paper, staples and tissue! Then we took the whole lot outside to play on the playground. Kim's son made up this alligator/crocodile game that all the kids (except bub) played with great enthusiasm...mostly, for a while anyhow. I had such fun watching all the kids play and had to laugh when they all looked at me funny for wanting to play "Duck, Duck, Grey Duck" (I'm sorry, "duck, duck, goose" is just SO wrong....) I guess it's just a northern-midwest kind of thing....
Then we went out to Lunch with Kim's family and had such a good time!!!!
So that was really a great morning & I enjoyed it, but....once we got home & I put Mr. Man down for his nap, I fell asleep maybe I need more coffee....

Love to all!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Mowin' with Daddy

Here is the bub mowing the lawn with daddy.

He ABSOLUTELY loves mowing the lawn.
We go to home depot/Lowe's and he makes a break for the lawn mowers. He hops on one & make "brooovmmm"-y kinds of noises.
We go near the garage & he gets totally excited.

It is so cute to see Mr. Man & his daddy go vrooming down the lawn.

Just wanted to share.

Loves to all!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Another example of my nerdiness

So, as I posted last night I did my art project b4 I went to bed. I wasn't REALLY happy with it, and kept thinking about how I wasn't REALLY happy with it. I showed it to Dorlaine, and She's SO sweet, but I know it wasn't very good. See here.

The project is to Show 4 out of the 9 principles of the illusion of Depth.

So, Even I think this is not good, so while Mr. Bub is sleeping I try again, and come up with this one.

I like it better, but for some reason it makes me thin of those old Bombay Gin ads....
FYI the 9 principle of the illusion of depth are:
1:Relative size (scale)
3:Position/veritical rise
4:Relative value
5:Atmospheric Perspective (fuzzy and dark in the distance)
6:Linear Perspective (parallel lines meet at horizon)
8:Isometric Perspective (rectangles become paralellograms, and circles become ovals)
9:Warm colors advance and cool colors retreat

And knowing me, anything I do will have to have some kind of surreal-type influence.

So we'll see how this turns out.
Love to all!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Finished all my tests and projects for this CrazY-WeeK-Of-INSAnity-That's-nOt-MidTerMs-but-SURE-FEELS-THAT-WAY

I have spring break off next week (wah? Shouldn't that be near Easter????!)
So, since we don't do Midterms, they give us tests and tell us they aren't mid-terms...
Get it? I'm still confused on that one....

Anyhow, I finished my Art-Appreciation project just a while back & am taking a few moments to play on my blogs before I hit the sack.
The HUGE Human Development test I was SOOO worried about? I got an A! Yayee!!!

This is how big a nerd I am during tests:
1- I answer all the questions.
2-I go thru my answers to make sure I still agree with them & mark the ones I question my first impression on.
3-I go thru the ones I marked to triple check, and change them depending on my confidence level.
4-I sit & stare at the scan-tron and count: a- how many questions I changed answers to, and b. how many I marked.
5- I then make sure I am comfortable with the idea that everyone of those questions I just counted could be wrong, and is that I grade I can live with?
6- If "yes", turn in
7-If "no", secretly bite my nails & turn it in anyhow.

What made this experience worse/better...was he was grading it for us right away, so no suspense. UNFORTUNATELY, I sit in the front (b/c I am a nerd...proud of it....) So I hear the comments he makes to my classmates as he shows them their score. Most of what I heard was "you can do better.", "I hope you do better next test", etc... *"shake in boots"mode*

So after completing steps 1-5, I realize I could have upto 15 out of 100 wrong. My Prof put the scale on the whiteboard, and 15 off would put me at a B, so I do the secret nail bite & go to the "DESK OF DOOM" (ba-ba-ba-boom) ONLY 10 of the 15 wrong! PLUS! I got 2 extra credit points for a in-class project I did a couple weeks ago! So I had a 92 & the cut off was 90.

THEN to compound the nerd-within, after I get a compliment from him for paying attention in class, I start walking to my car, realized I am SO jittery from the anticipation of this test & then the resulting calm (?) of passing well, I do not think I can drive safely. The closest approximation I have to this is MAYBE when I drove from MN to TX in July 98 (shane's wedding) by myself, and didn't stop for the night anywhere and was hopped up on NO-DOZ and coffee... THAT kind of shaky, where if you HAVE to drive you can, but it's better if you don't, you know? So I kill time & call Joe until my equilibrium has returned.

So long story short. I am the ultimate nerd. and I'm getting old, now that I know better than to push myself too hard. Oh, the joy of youthful stupidity vs the ability to laugh your pants off at yourself.

Love to all, please don't tease me too hard on this one.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Ahhh, Childhood...thanks Shane...

My commentary will be in Pink....b/c this is WAAAY too close to reality...


You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked. Still have it!

You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it. Inheritied my Sister's...

You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels. - with one skate on & the other off for EXTRA balance...

You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!) -Well, he's a definite sight better from Dr. Bricker! & didn't you just love it when Gopher & Juile were having a "thing"????

You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island. -Tattoo still scares me, I found a fairy tale theater tape where he is Rumplestilskin, and it is CREEPY!

You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie", not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill".

People sometimes thought you were a boy. - Had the Dorothy Hamill, NOT a good look for me....

You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days.

YEAH! You owned a "Slip-n-Slide", on which you injured yourself on a sprinkler head more than once. -MY MOON BOOTS CHANGED COLORS!!!! no slip-n-slide, we got the garden hose & the sprinkler only...

You owned "Klick-Klacks" and smacked yourself in the face more than once ! _ I was darn good at the klick-klacks! I can still do it, but they don't have them on string!

Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession. -No Holly hobbie sleeping bag, But My sister & I had the doll & her friend. We both liked the friend better & fought about who would play her, we considered Holly Hobbie a grime-stone primarily...

You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers. - I had an -awesome- crocheted pancho in a odd shade of blue...I think we found it in a garage sale....

You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.
Never got it, Dad thought it was a waste of Money I guess...

You had the Donnie and Marie Dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits, or the Sunshine Family. I didn't, but my friend Mia did. I was Jealous!

You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once. - nope, Dad poured concrete down so we wouldn't kill ourselves as children.

You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color. (Oh yeah!) .
- My sister had a pair with yellow feathers on the ends and she NEVER let me wear them...*sniff*

You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with hard sole & the buckle). You also had a pair of salt-water sandals. -Nope, Mom was SUPER weird about shoes. We got swayed Buster-browns in Day-glo colors...(maybe I exagerated the color part....)

You wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder really bad; you wore that Little House on the
Prairie-inspired plaid, ruffle shirt with the high neck in at least one school picture; and you despised Nellie Oleson!

You wanted your first Kiss to be at a Roller Rink!

PONG! ("video tennis" ) was the most remarkable futuristic game you've ever heard of !

Your hairstyle was described as having "wings" or Feathers" and you kept it "pretty" with the comb you kept in your back pocket. When you walked, the "wings" flapped up and down, looked like you were gonna "take off"

You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie. I NEVER got any strawberry shortcake & I had to beg until I was blue in the face to get My Little Ponies in 5th grade. I was so deprived from the mainstream marketing....

You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic.

With the thermos inside some were glass inside and broke the first time you dropped them. I think I had this set....

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend. -Actually, my friends and I fought over who could be daisy, or Princess Leia. By the time we got tired of that, we played Charle's Angels instead b/c there were enough girl-parts to go around...

YOU had Star Wars action figures, too! LOVED it!

It was a big event in your household each year when the "Wizard of Oz" would come on TV. Your mom would break out the popcorn and sleeping bags! You better believe it!

You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry.

Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or David Cassidy?" This was more my sister....I was fixated on Paul McCarthney..

You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack record album. I learned how to do the Hustle before I was 5.... bah-bah-bup-ba-da-dah-daaaa

You tried to do lots of arts and crafts, like yarn and Popsicle-stick God's eyes, decoupage, or those weird potholders made on a plastic loom.

You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts!

You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker. Yes, but more often I would hold the recorder up to tape my mom's beatles albums.

You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat. No

You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books. (Are you there God, It's me, Margaret.) I read them, but didn't like many of them...

You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics. (?? its not??)

You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or Rainbow designs. OH YEAH!

You wanted to be a Solid Gold Dancer.
Don't you ?

You drowned yourself in Love's Baby Soft - Which was the first "real" perfume you ever owned. eww!

You glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip-gloss till it almost dripped off. ack! that stuff was AWFUL!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

My Friday

Kellie and I went shopping for Cousin K's birthday (which was Wednesday, but hey...). Cousin J and her friend came with. Had a good time. Then took Cousin J to get a haircut (friend cam with). it's VERY nice, check it out! SOOO edgy! you can't really see it but it's like razor-cut in the back. very chic.

that is really All I have to say this fine Morning, except that's it's really pretty today! and I'm excited b/c a bunch of the family will be here for cousin K's party & my Mr. Man really loves playing with cousin B!!!

Love to all!

Friday, March 02, 2007

New Feature

I have now added a MySpace slide show to this blog. The jury is still out as to which I like better.
It's nice to be able to send stuff to Myspace friends, and I am learning LOADS about Java & Html, but.... I think I like the "formality" of my blogger account. The myspace seems random & sporatic, whereas this feels more structured....

Well, now is not the time to debate. Bub is napping & I need to take advantage of the quiet & study a bit!

Love to all!


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