Friday, January 16, 2009

A message from last year's me!

I posted something last year about receiving a message from one-year-younger me. I got another message today. In it I say:
I'm so hoping that the next time I read this Barack Obama will be our president! Is he???
I love answering that one!

Here are some other highlights:
I'm at *** lbs. lately, I'm hoping this message finds me way lighter! HA!

I'm working on getting a new roof for the house, getting it painted, finishing my son's room, getting a kitchen table, painting the great room and cleaning up the garden.

On January 19th in 2007 & 2008 I've colored my hair purply red. Will I do it again???

I hope I'm not feeling like a total failure when I read this again.....

I still like you, though, future me!
Good thing the past me likes me because I'm not lighter, I still haven't finished my son's room, got a kitchen table or cleaned up the garden! I'm calling today to get an appointment to get my hair colored!

I love these messages! I'm going to go send future me another one now!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My poor uneducated son!

Last night, I let me ten year old daughter stay up thirty extra minutes to read. This did not go down well with my seven year old son who was told to go to bed. What followed was an emotional plea using his most persuasive arguments to try and convince us to change our minds and let him have the same privilege. It was so hard to listen with a straight face but it went something like this.

"You don't care about educating my mind because she gets to read books with new words and is learning new words and I have to go to sleep." (note: his choice of reading material was a Lego catalog that he's looked at and studied for about twenty solid hours already) "I'm horrible at math and Adam can do it way faster than me and you don't care about my mind's education at all and he will always be better than me. All I want to do is educate myself and you let her get smarter but not me. You make me sleep and sleep won't help me get smarter."

I kept having to look down while he ranted because if he saw the smile on my face this would've enraged him further. When he was done with me and realized I wouldn't budge he then began the process all over again with dad. This went on for about thirty minutes so he DID get to stay up afterall! I guess he got us!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Walmart is scary!

I know I'm being lazy and not posting like a should. Most of what I want to write about is off-limits, though (family rules). In the meantime, you have to see this. I am a victim of a Walmart exclusive town. There is literally not another choice. This video graphically shows you their frightening expansion:

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Saying goodbye

Goodbye Mr. President. I must respectfully say that I am so happy to see you go and will try to pretend the last eight years were a really bad dream. It's the same kind of feeling I had when Ohio State fired football coach John Cooper and hired Jim Tressel but on a much larger scale....

This video from 23/6 captures his term in office quite nicely, I think!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Gaza conflict resolution

Tim Minchin is awesome! He's talented, smart, funny, sexy and has a cool accent! Not only that, but he has the solution to this mess in Gaza. I am so fed up with the adolescent logic on BOTH the Israeli and Palestinian sides about who started it and why they HAVE TO do what they're doing. All their arguments are lame and the need to figure out how to get along and stop making innocent and even non-innocent people suffer. That's why Tim's solution is so great! After you watch this, go to YouTube and check out his other stuff! My favorites are Canvas Bags, Not Perfect, If I Didn't Have You and Take My Wife. Enjoy!

And don't forget to.......

Monday, January 5, 2009

Ohio State prediction


Show all those lame-O's out there who think we don't have a chance that they're WRONG!!!!

Show the rest of the Big 10 (except Iowa, of course) how a Big 10 team is supposed to play a bowl game!!!!

My final score prediction: Ohio State 24 & Texas 17

Sunday, January 4, 2009

An anniversary

A year ago today, we brought Pichu home. The past year has been a blur. I must've swept up about one ton of dog hair, picked up about a million poop piles, taken him on a gazillion walks. Still, my kids love him and I miss him if he's not here. I guess all in all, it's been OK, and there are no regrets. Scott will be taking his "you-got-a-dog ski trip" next month......

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year Stocking???

I finally finished my Christmas stocking. I'm doing one a year and this one is for my daughter. I believe I'll try felting it one more time - such a messy process! After it's shrunk a little more, I'll sew on the jingle bells at the points. I'll start my son's a little earlier next year....