Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
You guessed it. My whole family, mostly my mom's side, can not make a decision to save their lives. Where's Easter? That's usually a no brainer. But when are we all going to get together?Who should bring what? What time? We've exchanged emails for days trying to iron out details.
However, with abulia comes great freedom. If no one makes a plan or decision ahead of time, we're all allowed to fly by the seat of our pants. When the hubby and I decide, at the last moment, to go out to eat, we can almost always count on mom and dad to be able to join us because they haven't made dinner plans yet either. And there's nothing like those spur of the moment get togethers. If there's anything my family knows how to do, it's party!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Other than that, it's been a pretty uneventful day. I did the grocery shopping, got a lot of crocheting done, and tried to ignore the fact that I felt pretty yucky. I'm hanging in there though. I get to be "rebooted" Wednesday morning. Strangely enough, I can't wait. I should feel a lot better after that.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Do your reading habits change in the Spring? Do you read gardening books? Even if you don’t have a garden? More light fiction than during the Winter? Less? Travel books? Light paperbacks you can stick in a knapsack?
Or do you pretty much read the same kinds of things in the Spring as you do the rest of the year?
I'd have to say that I pretty much read the same types of stuff. I don't read gardening books because I don't have a garden. (Having a garden would mean I'd have to weed.) And I wouldn't say that I pick light or heavy based on the time of year. I just read anything I can get my hands on.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I’ve always wondered what other people do when they come across a word/phrase that they’ve never heard before. I mean, do they jot it down on paper so they can look it up later, or do they stop reading to look it up on the dictionary/google it or do they just continue reading and forget about the word?
I'm such a word nerd. Not only do I keep a dictionary beside me when I read. If I come across a word I don't know, I not only look it up, but I highlight it in the dictionary. Then, I don't close the dictionary until I find another word on that page or the facing page that I don't know. I highlight that one too. Periodically, I go through my dictionary and re-read the words to refresh my memory.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Lunch is cooking, so I'm thinking we'll eat, have naps, maybe I'll get some crocheting done, read a little more, do my work, and then go to bed. I'm worn out already and it's not even noon. I am so lame!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
But then the guilts hit. Shouldn't I really be working on something for my daughter? She doesn't have anything that I've crocheted.
While I was working on the navy and denim afghan, my sister-in-law saw it. She said she really liked it. So, I think I'll give it to her, probably for my nephew, when it's done. Maybe I'll get around to posting a picture of it later.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
It used to be that I would drop her off at daycare and have to beg for kisses. Now, she practically climbs my body in an attempt to keep me from leaving.
In the past, if she was upset, the magic word was B-A-T-H. Now, you almost have to beg her to go with you into the bathroom.
Want her to get ready to go for the day? You have to trick her into her coat and shoes.
Don't allow her to have something she wants...She makes it known that she feels the world is coming to an end.
I don't like this. I don't like it at all.
I always dreamed that I would raise a fully independent child who needed me very little. It's not that I don't want her to need me. As a matter of fact, at 5 o'clock this morning, when she was sitting in the chair with me, wrapped her arms around me, and said, "Snuggle, Mommy, snuggle," I was quite certain that I never wanted her to decide she didn't need me. I guess teaching her that I'll always be there is part of her becoming independent.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Then, Saturday, I took the finished dishcloth over to show my family. My mom reminded me of something. Hey, Deb, check this one out. I did it about 20 years ago and it's been residing under a lamp on my mom's dresser for that long. She must really love me!
Sorry for the poor picture quality. It's hard to get a good picture of the TV. Especially when you're trying to get ready for work!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Man uses grinding machine to cut farm tools, machines in half for divorce
BELGRADE, Serbia - A Serb farmer used a grinding machine to cut in half his farm tools and machines to comply with a court ruling that he must share all his property with his ex-wife, local media reported on Thursday.
Branko Zivkov, 76, told Belgrade daily Kurir he had been ready to give his wife Vukadinka her equal share of everything earned during their 45-year marriage, but was furious at being asked to give away half his farming equipment.
Instead, he bought a grinder and cut in two all his tools.
The halved equipment included large items such as cattle scales, a harrow and a sowing machine.
"I still haven't decided how to split the cow," he told the newspaper. "She should just say what she wants — the part with the horns or the part with the tail."