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Monday, December 17th, 2012
2:29 pm - ponderings on the violent trend in america
This is not really a well thought out treatise on anything, mostly just a bunch of ramblings trying to get my thoughts together.

America seems to be have a rash of mass murders, shooters and other killings. Much more so than at any point in history. It would be easy to turn it political and say it is all about gun control and honestly I think the ridiculous easiness of obtained a gun is in part to blame. the mother of the Connecticut shooter had legally obtained the guns that the shooter used. So the arguments that are all over about how legally obtained guns aren't the problem or that the war on drugs isn't working and they are illegal so why woudl making guns illegal fix the problem is bunk. It works well in lots of other communities. Then there are those that say we need guns to protect ourselves from our government and to that I ask should tanks be legal for everyone, how about nuclear weapons? No, then I think that argument is ridiculous. We could not over throw our military with the guns that are legal even as ridiculously over powered as they are. there needs to be more gun control. There needs to be a check on history of mental illness, of what uses you have for the damn things. It is not a toy or the newest coolest gadget...they do not need to be as common as they are.

However, there are more serious problems afoot as well. The number of people on psych medications is on a rise. the number of children with autism is reaching epidemic proportions. in the 1980's the Federal mental health program was disbanded and pushed onto the states as economic policy. The states funding could not support long term care for the mentally ill. There are more Mentally ill people jail then in hospitals. There is little to no support or training for the parents/care givers of the mental ill or developmentally disabled etc. Is this increase due to new pollutants. genetically modified foods stuffs? Plastics releasing Bisphenol A? Not sure. we where so ready to blame vaccines for the autism epidemic, but not any of the corporately provided chemicals that incorporate chemical changes to soybean DNA etc. We blamed red dye number 5 for everything when I was a kid. Now it seems we just accept barely tested genetic food modifications and air/water pollution because it is good for the company bottom line. It would hurt business.

We also have severe cultural issues, not only do we have the culture of fixing everything with a pill not the long term behavioral care we need, not the teaching children to behave but treating each child as a special snowflake that should be allowed to express themselves, to never be told no even when their behavior is not ok. This pampering turns into self involved adults who are less concerned about the good of the many then they are their own personal enjoyment.

We have a problem with what we find acceptable for our children to watch and play. why is it sex (a natural/necessary thing) is abhorrent to even discuss with our kids or let them see naked bodies or even naked barbie bodies without formed on underpants but we let them see violent movies, cartoons where people get killed. These are the unnatural acts and yet we are more comfortable with this violence then the naked human body which we all have. We let our kids play violet shooting games. heck, we as adults play violent shooting games, where there is no moral code in the game. Games where you can be the bad guy, where you can kill for fun, where they are no repercussions, where the goals are to kill as many as possible. how does this not effect our psyches?

boys are encouraged to play these games. for all that each child is supposed to be their own special snowflake and be encouraged to be themselves, heaven forbid if a boy is not manly enough. If they are not into sports of violence. Because those things show the true measure of a man. yeah right. compassion is not encouraged in our society. it is seen as a weakness. Our boys are growing up in impossible times. They are not trained to be compassionate, to think of others before themselves. They are not allowed to have emotions, they are shown that they are supposed to like violence. What do we expect, there is a reason that most of these mass murderers are young men.

Add to that the floundering economic situation, people feeling hopeless and helpless. burdened by debt even at an very young age (college grad), or no hope for making a living wage/or even getting a job.

I think a lot of this joins together to create tragedies like what happened on Friday.

We need to do do a lot of things as a society to not let things like this happen again:
-Increase gun control
-Increase access to mental health care and assessment
-Decrease the chemicals that they are pumping into our bodies through both "food" and pollution
-Decrease the level of violence we think of as "normal" get it out of movies and video games
-Let our boys have other interests. Don't glorify the violent in sports, movies, music ect.
-Teach our children to function in society, not above/outside it


I don't know how we get there from here...the world the way it is certainly scares the bejeezus out of me however.

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
10:47 am
The kids and I planted the garden this weekend. We did it in a more formalized manner and gridded it off with string to make 16 grids. Two were already filled with herbs (basil, mint, oregano and chives, we just filled in the remaining area with parsley.) one had a corner taken up with my rosemary plant and one is empty until I can get more tomato seeds. But between Saturday night when we planted and this morning the arugula sprouted and i have maybe 20-30 sprouts of just cotyledon leaves. But still very cool. That is some fast arugula. The kids will be thrilled when they see them tonight...;)

The layout is as follows:


Pumpkin.....X..1 watermelon seed/......X..Sugar snap peas/..X..Cucumbers
...................X..Canary Island Melon.....X..Rosemary................X.........................
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
.....................X.............................................X.....................................X...........................
Cantelope..X....Swiss Chard/................X...Green beans..........X..empty.......
.....................X.....Habenaro/ green on...X.....................................X.........................
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
....................X..............................................X.....................................X........................
Carrots......X.....Parsley / (e)Chives.......X.....Cherry Tomato/.....X....Green Pepper
....................X.....(e) Thai Basil................X......Tomatoes..............X.............................
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
....................X..............................................X.....................................X........................
Cilantro/.....X.....Parsley/..........................X.......Zucchini/..............X....Arugula/
Dill..............X......(e) Mint/(e) oregano....X....Summer Squash...X..Lettuce blend/
....................X..............................................X......................................X...Bibb Lettuce


I hope the garden does well this year. We did amend the soil with three bags of good soil (mine is very sandy). As long as I can keep the watering going I will keep my fingers crossed. I plan to put more tomato in the empty grid and will come back to reseed in two weeks of the leafies and the beans.

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
9:51 am
Had a nice passover sedar/dinner with the family. It went fairly easily, Put the chicken in as soon as I got home (half a stick of butter, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Should have turned the heat up to 450 for a little to crisp the skin more, otherwise was great. Made the honey walnut cake and the honey syrup to go on top, when the cake came out I pierced and and pored the honey syrup on top and then put in the fridge (it really should have been out at room temp and would have tasted better if it had, also the syrup didn't need to boil as long otherwise would have been awesome. but it was a great recipe. http://www.food.com/recipe/passover-baklava-cake-88326 Boiled the eggs (for some reason can never get them fully cooked for passover...they where just shy of hard boiled) then started the soup. Did the charoset and then prepped the veggies. Got the sweet potato in the oven. Got the lettuce and parsley from the garden for the sedar plate. Drop the matzo balls in the soup right before the sedar and pulled the chicken out and covered with foil to rest.

The sedar was quick (around 30 min) and primarily out of the children's hagadah, we did Elijah with the Sedar and then ate.

I served the matzo ball soup (or just soup for noel) while I made the gravy (yeah the wonders of matzo cake flour)and made the mashed potato and cooked the carrots.

Served roast chicken and gravy , mashed potato or baked sweet potato for me, parsleyed carrots, with honey walnut cake for dessert. Everyone ate well and it was a nice time.

I hide the afikomen and tab was a little freaked out because she thought Elijah did it and had to sit on noels lap. Zach searched for it and noel helped him. I gave them both little gifts as a reward for finding it (zach got a little moter cycle and tab got a tinkerbell fork and spoon set.)

Also Night 2 of no diaper for Tab. she is doing great. although when i went to wake her at 10:30 to go potty she was so soaked with sweat it was hard to tell (except by smell) that she had not wet the bed. Apparently, she is now afraid of both the sandman and Elijah, so much so that she covers her head with the blankets and sweats.

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Monday, April 11th, 2011
9:34 am
Zach has his first loose tooth. I can't believe it. It is the bottom front tooth on the left. It is just barely wiggly. Can't believe my baby has a loose tooth.

He showed it to me last night while I was brushing his teeth. he said it hurt so I looked at it. I was shocked, he wiggled it and I was skeptical that it was really wiggling. But then I wiggled it and yup. It was. I wonder how long it will be before it falls out...;)

What a big boy!

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Saturday, February 12th, 2011
8:58 am
So I have had a fever for 2-2 1/2 weeks. about three days ago my neck started gettign very stick and hurting. I went to the doctor yesterday and he told me that it is likely that i have viral menigintis. Nothing i can do, just ride it out, but he gave me antibiotics just in case it was a bacterial version which is super dangerous and the warning signs.

Came home with tab and took a "nap" I did she watched cartoons.

Then went to get zach and the check engine light turned on. I should never question how much worse can it get....it can always get worse an when you question it always does.

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Thursday, February 10th, 2011
2:47 pm
How much worse does it have to get before it gets better?

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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
4:33 pm - Awesome Weekend
So basically, Noel and i never go out. If it is not our anniversary or valentines day we don't go and do anything. This weekend we went out Friday night to see Riff Raff (friend of a friend's band) play at a bar. Judy came to watch the kids and put them to bed. We had some beers and some nachos, went with beth. It was more sedate than I thought it would be but fun. Started out sort of rough, but we got more into it as the night went on. (although the $1.25 per nacho was a bit extreme, I hate the composed nacho situation. i will individually arrange the steak-ums, beans and cheese on each chip so i can charge you more, ridiculous)

Saturday We went to the soft opening of one of the restaurants that my work designed. Very good food. the first time in my adult life i went to a foodie restaurant. We with all the youngin's from the office, Me and Noel, Lauren and Joe, Will and Natale, and Jenn and John. The conversation was good. I feel a bit bad for Noel and John they sat across from each other and where really quite. When the "fake" bill came for the table it was over $500. the only thing we had to do was tip and the waitress got over $100. then again %25 for an insane meal was awesome for us...;)

I had two drinks. A Strawberry Balsamic mojito and a Bourbon beach (not really sure what was in it other than bourbon and citrus, very tasty)

For food Noel and I decided to get things we would not normally get out at a restaurant so we split two appetizers:

Shrimp "ceviche": (It was not real ceviche) Steamed shrimp, Gin, citrus juice, grapefruit, thai chili's and crushed corn nuts and baby cilantro. the bites with the baby cilantro where the best I wish there had been a little more of it, but it was very good.

Seared tuna Nicose: Cold seared tuna on an anchovy sauce with a sunny side up quail egg on top with 6 slices of oil poached fingerling potato, 2 cherry tomatoes blanched and skinless, and some haricot vert. Noel said he would have preferred in the tuna was served warm. I think i agree, but it was very good. the Sauce was the best and added a beautiful saltiness. the runny egg yolk was good too spread on the tuna.

For dinner I had the Seared Diver Scallops: this had two Scallops seared nicely with some crispy green stuff on top I couldn't identify, It had a 2" chunk of the most amazing pork belly imaginable. succulent and crispy in a rich sauce. it was far better than anything on the plate. I made sure that was the last bite and the sauce went on everything...;0 It had a baby carrot sliced in half with a bit of the green on, a baby turnip and some purred potato I think. It was very good. um...pork belly....i will dream about that.

Noel had salmon which had crispy skin which he liked, it had some pured potatoes and 2 brussels sprouts which had a smoky flavor to them which where very good. I only tried the brussels sprout and the salmon both where good.

We also split a side of cauliflower: it was roasted cauliflower with Bagna Calda and bacon. It was good roasted cauliflower, but the bacon and seasonings didn't really come through.

For desert i had the Boston Creme Pie: It was traditional n shape, two layers of cake with an almond creme filling with chocolate on top, in a little round maybe 3" across, the plate had a painted stripe of chocolate and then it was topped with 3 pieces of salted chocolate topped with gold leaf. the salted chocolate was delicious.

Noel had berries in wine reduction topped with tiny filo strips and pistachio ice cream. I only tried the filo so no comment on the rest.

I also had tastes of other things from around the table. Jenn had this spicy paloma drink that you could really taste the jalapeño infusion (not very hot but the fruity taste of a jalapeño (very different). the calamari had marcona almonds and olives that where battered and fried with it. i tired and almond. it was good. i also tried the brussels sprout side (tasted the same as Noel's brussels sprout), The mushroom side was just roasted mushrooms, very woodsy mushroomy, i really liked it. I tasted the coconut sorbet too, which had a very subtle coconut flavor and was nice and light.

In all very good food. I was a happy Choli and I tried a lot of new seafood so i am proud of myself. I did not order the chicken or beef off the menu at the seafood place...;) go me.

Today i took Zach to get a haircut and tomorrow i plan to take the kids to Morikami since it is free tomorrow and Zach's school is closed.

Other than noel not feeling well from a sinus infection. It has been an awesome weekend. Way more fun than what we normally do...;0

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Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
9:30 am
My daughter says "cater-pickle" instead of caterpillar. It is so cute, I refuse to correct her. This morning she was laying in bed calling for her "mommy-pickle" as she heard me get out of bed. My son wouldn't stop telling her that it was wrong. I asked her if she knew it was really caterpillar and asked her to say it. She did (I was sad) and then happily went right back to saying cater-pickle and calling me mommy-pickle. (I rejoiced that although she "knew" at least I didn't lose the small piece just yet.)

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Monday, September 6th, 2010
11:00 pm - kindergarden
Zach has been going to kindergarten for 2 weeks now. I have mixe feelings aqbout it. I amvery prou of him and he is doningh great, but i am sad, as a mom,to see my baby growing up. It is also har on him. They don't nap or even rest with thier heads on the esk in kindergarten here and so he has been acting out when he gets home. I feel so bad that we din't prep him for this better. I had no clue they idn't nap, both noel an i nappe in kindergarten. I hope this phase passes quickly.

I am not gettign to get much time with him now. I get him an Tab up an get him to school, but that is sort of stressful an much shorter than the 30 min on the way to an back from school me and the kids used to spend together. Noel is picking him up now an they are dloing more and more together. Which is very good for their relationship, but I feel mine slipping away a little. Also since zach is not taking naps on weekends and I still love my nap him and noel are hanging out then too. It is ok, just odd. I need to carve out more time for me an him. Tab is becoming more and more of my buddy though which is nice. She loves to cook with me (which is sweet except whenever one of the kids is in the kitchen with me while i am cookign inner I tend to burn or cut myself...;) She is also enjoying garening with me. we planted cucumber, green bean, basil and chives seeds this weekend. We will hopefully do some arugula, lettuce, peppers, tomatos, and zuchini as soon as I get some extra money for seeds. (i love that growing seasons in floria are so different. It is nice to be able to basically plant whenever.

Ah well. It has been a really nice 3 day weekend. For some reason it really felt like we had it together as a family this weekend. Zach an noel even commented that is felt like christmas on sateray morning as the kids where happily playing with their toys on the living room floor and Noel said it felt like we were on vacation at a relatives house while eating breakfast on sunday. It definately ha that vibe.

Makes it really har to want to go back to work tomarrow.

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Saturday, August 28th, 2010
3:37 pm
You Are A:


Chaotic Neutral Human Druid (6th Level)


Ability Scores:
Strength- 9
Dexterity- 8
Constitution- 14
Intelligence- 17
Wisdom- 13
Charisma- 13

Alignment:
Chaotic Neutral- A chaotic neutral character follows his whims. He is an individualist first and last. He values his own liberty but doesn't strive to protect others' freedom. He avoids authority, resents restrictions, and challenges traditions. A chaotic neutral character does not intentionally disrupt organizations as part of a campaign of anarchy. To do so, he would have to be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others) or evil (and a desire to make those different from himself suffer). A chaotic neutral character may be unpredictable, but his behavior is not totally random. He is not as likely to jump off a bridge as to cross it. Chaotic neutral is the best alignment you can be because it represents true freedom from both society's restrictions and a do-gooder's zeal. However, chaotic neutral can be a dangerous alignment because it seeks to eliminate all authority, harmony, and order in society.

Race:
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Class:
Druids- Druids gain power not by ruling nature but by being at one with it. They hate the unnatural, including aberrations or undead, and destroy them where possible. Druids receive divine spells from nature, not the gods, and can gain an array of powers as they gain experience, including the ability to take the shapes of animals. The weapons and armor of a druid are restricted by their traditional oaths, not simply training. A druid's Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that they can cast.

The test is super long (129 questions) if you want to take it http://www.easydamus.com/character.html

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010
10:46 am - sickness and lemons
Please forgive any missing D's in the post. The "D" key on my keyboard is touchy and unless i go back to add them with a deliberate key mash they don't go in.

This week has been both very busy and usless. I have brochintis and had to work anywayCollapse )

Now on to the lemons:

So I was given a bag of lemons an oranges without thier zest so i have been making a million lemon base dishes. Today i am finally feeling a bit better so I mae lemon muffins for breakfast. they were quite yummy.
lemon muffin recipeCollapse )
these where delicious.

Other lemon things i have made have been Chicken cacatorieCollapse )

I also made Nigella lawsons Lemon Linguine Recipe..yummy. I added peas to make it a bit more of a full meal.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/nigella-lawson/lemon-linguine-recipe/index.html


I have also added lemon to Seasame (peanut butter) noodles to go with beef lettuce wraps...that was a great meal...
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I also made Chicken scampi with lemon, galric parsely rice (rice with butter, garlic power, lemon zest and parsley)

It has been a delicious few weeks.

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Thursday, March 25th, 2010
2:12 pm - Deliberate Obscurity
I hate legaslise and more so i hate legislation that primarily stikes passages and inserts new passages, but does not include the remainder of the section of law so as to render usless the reading of the legislation. I just read the 150 pages of health care reform. Now i have to hunt down the original laws to make sure I understand what they are amending. It is a stupid system that is deliberatly obscure. I have seen this on commitiee I have been on. It seems like a lot of time they want you to make decisions based on staff explainations and not on actually understanding the issue. I always want to read it for myself and make sure i understand before my name goes on anything....I wonder how any members of congress do the same?

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Thursday, January 7th, 2010
9:50 am - Mornings
It has been a weird set of mornings this very cold (for florida) week. The kids have been thrilled about it being cold and keep asking me if it is snowing or if it has snowed.

It has been inthe high 30's to low 40's this whole week. With the wind chill bringing it into the high 20's. I know, I know, not that cold and I am wearung long sleeved shirts and light jackets, but the kids are thin and from florida. this is extreme for them. We orcourse have no winter coats, gloves, hats, etc. So they are wearing Hoodies and jackets over top and are super excited that they get to wear "jackets" at all..;)

YTuesday when Noel picked the kids up from school their hands were like ice and they were complaining about lack of gloves. HJe took them to target and thewy ofcourse had nothing. I called when i was coming home and he told me, so I stopped at walgreens and found some of the one size fits all adult stretchy gloves, which are oversized but not too ridiculous on zach and more ridiculous on Tab. So they got to wear them yesterday, they went for the walk from the house to the car, then off for breakfast in the car, then on for the walk from the car into schoolo. Then off for the 15 minutes in side school before they went out onto the plaground and off and on through out the day...

Zach was so excited that yesterday morning he was rolling around on the ground alldressed in his "winter" gear and saying "mom, I love this cold weather" It would have been better if the spot of ground he had picked wasn't the empty parking space next to the car that another person wanted to pull into....ugh.

This morning I think Tabitha is gettign a bit sick of the cold...Drop off was eh this morning. I was running very late and tab cried on and off all morning. About zach getting new socks out of his stocking and she wanted hers, about the coice of pants I had made for her, about wanting to wear big girl underwear, about wanting a necklace, about her breakfast, about wanting to take the damn necklace into school. At one point she was eating her breakfast and said look mom, I’m not crying…ugh…

Probably just weird toddlerness, but oi.

I am glad they are gettign a nice dose of cold. It has been nice for me too. Wish it would snow, but i guess snow in south florida has happened once in recorded history so I am not holding my breath. We did finally turn the heat ona few days ago. We had held off for as long as we could and noel resisted primarily. This morning however, when i had set it back to 67 last night while we slept, he was upset set that it was too cold. Ow hwo the might have fallen...;)

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Monday, December 7th, 2009
10:06 am - Tree
So we are doing quite wqeel on the christmas prep timeline this year. We had the kitchen/dinning room mostly clean for thanksgiving and it is still mostly clean. We clean the living room to a degree yeasterday. It was nice. Even got to go through some boxes and show the kids some of the crazy things I have kept and made over the years. Noel wouldn't let me give them my marbles, even though zach is dying for some...probably a good idea, tabitha might try to eat them, Zach woudl just leave them everywhere and we would be stepping on them all the time...;)

We didn't get as much done as we wanted to, but regardless, we went out and got the tree. We have basically started a tradition of eating at McDonald's (accross the street from the tree lot) before we get the tree, then we went accross the street to get the tree. This year they very nicely had the trees in three different areas: Table top trees, small trees and big trees. We went to the small tree area and they even cut us a break on the little tree, so we got a six foot ish tree for $40. it was awesome.

We brought it home and decorated it ate christmas cookies and drank eggnog/chocolate milk. Listened to christmas music, and hung out until bed time. It was the perfect christmas season evening...;)

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
10:38 am - christmas lights
Noel hung up the christmas lights yesterday whle the kids and i were at school and work. As were were driving home the kids were pointing out th elights of the neighborhood houses. then we turned the corner onto ourstreet and they nearly jumped out of their car seats , bouncing clapping and shouting thank you Daddy and Mommy look santa, dada gave us santa (we have a santa inflatable)

they ran out of the car to look and thankNoel who was on the porch waiting. They were so excited it was great!

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Monday, November 30th, 2009
9:45 am - Turkey day and the after turkey day suprise
Thanksgivign was nice if a bit hectic. Weds night i roasted and peeled the chestnuts and got the turkey brining. Noel is having kidney stone issues so i was trying to not stress him out or ask him to do too much.

thrusday we had a nice relaxing morning drinking coca/mochas and watching the parade. Eating breakfast and the the kids and i made cranberry bread and peacan pie.

Lunch was meat and cheese tray, pickels and olives, and veggies and dip

The Food we made was: Brined turkey with sausage cheastnut stuffing and regular stuffing, sweet potatoe casserole with pecans and candied ginger, peastachio (noel made this), Cheesey squash casserole, gravey, cranberry relish, can-berry, pecan pie, and apple pie

Judy and michelle brought: Deviled eggs, more cheese and veggies, mashed potatos, green bean casserole, rolls, and pumpkin pie

Everythign was delisious, then we divied things in half and all my leftovers went straight to the freezer so that fist thing in the morning...

We hoped in the car and told the kids we were going to a special store to go shopping on black friday. They were confused and happy when we got to disney!

Noel had me get out the camera to catch thier reactions. Zach sort of went oh...we are at disney? Noel said zach we thought you would be excited and zach got this stunned look and then got really happy and excited and clapped. Tabitha was confused and I said tabitha do you want to go to disney? She said no! I said do you want to see the castle and then she got really excited and started clappign too. it wa very cute!

We had a good time. the first day we did magi kingdom. The people mover and big thundar mountain for zach and dumbo for tabitha were the big hits. We stayted at the motel 6 ($30/night can't beat that esspeciually when it was too cold to swim) then hit epcot in the morning figment and three cabelleros where the big hit there. Personally i loved the chgristmas aroudn the workld things and wished that we could have listened to more fo the story tellers int he different counties, but ht eone in Canada was very cool.

Then we went to Hollywood studios. Zach went on tower of terror with noel. oi. Tabitha favoarite was the muppet movie. Then we hit the street full of lights that danced with the music. They had "snow" blowing and the street was all light up with chrsitmas lights and it was quite cold (low 40's) The kids were delighted as it was the first time they has every seen snow...:) (i really need to take them somewhere cold. ah well)

They had a blast.

We came home yesterday and stopped at noel's grandmothers which the kids loved, ate ice cream and cookies for lunch in true grandma style...(she was sopoiling her grandson and her great grandkids all at the same time...;)

We came hoem in time last ngiht to have the full leftovers supper after everything defrosted.

It was a great weekend!

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
9:55 am - Over the river...;) Happy t-day
My kids have been singing Over the River and Through the Woods in the car on the way into school every morning. Although much abriviated.... We do the first verse normally and then our revised second verse:

Over the river and through the woods
to grandmother's house we go
the horse knows the way to carry the sliegh
through the white and drifting snow, O!

Over the river and through the woods
to grandmother's house we go
Hurrah for the turkey, hurrah for the stuffing
hurrah for the pumpkin pie, Yeah!


which is the way I remember singing it as a kid....;)

Over the River and Through the WoodsCollapse )

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Monday, November 16th, 2009
9:34 am
Noel and I went out with Freinds on Saterday night to see a Band called Riff Raff. The basist is a freind of our freind beth. Beth, Nick, Dan, Teisha and me and noel went. It was loud and smoky. I was drving so no drinking. But it was fun. Noel was in a great mood and we had a good time. I pooped out pretty early (12:15) the band was done playing but there was still a jam session after. Nick had already left, Dan and teisha and I left and Beth drove Noel home later. Pretty enjoyable evening. Need to do it again.

Thankfully Noel's mom could babysit.

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Friday, November 13th, 2009
10:21 am - Zach's Name!
Zachary's teach presented me with a peice of paper where zach had written his name without help and without lokign at anything! here it is. Awesome!

Zach can write!

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Monday, November 9th, 2009
11:03 pm - ugh. the sick continues
Tabitha has hand foot and mouth desease. she has a rash all over her abdomen, blisters on her feet and in the back of her throat. poor baby is miserable and swings between normal cheery baby and cranky dictator baby. the doctor says that she is no longer contageous and can go back to school (knock on wood). She will have to tomarrow, since i have a meeting and noel took this afternoon off to hang at home with her. Hopefully Zach doesn't get it. they say that adults realy get it, so here is hoping since we are going into week 4 of me being sick in one way or another. Noel is injured and mom has been having issues. this is really blowing.

Ah well. seems daycare means that the kids get all the crazy deseases...fifth's, roseola, now hand foot and mouth. Hopefully the major things will miss them. yeah vacines. (again knock on wood)

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