Monday, July 24, 2006

Flavor of the Day.........

Your Icecream Flavour is...Neopolitan!
You aren't satisfied with just one flavor. They say variety is the spice of life and this shines through in your Ice cream of choice! Just don't eat all the chocolate and leave the strawberry and vanilla behind!
What is your Icecream Flavour?

Find out at Go Quiz

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Boxes and Poxes....

We're getting increasingly buried in boxes. The countdown to moving is now 5 days to moving truck and 6 days to closing and actual move-in!!!

We're making progress, and after today, the kitchen will be officially 'closed', eating only from disposable stuff.

So, N2 approached me yesterday and we had an interesting conversation. It went something like this:

N2: What's this spot?
me: What spot?
N2: This one (pointing to his neck)
me: dunno, does it itch at all?
N2: No.............none of them itch...
me: NONE of them?????

N2 proceeds to show off his chest which was harboring about 8-10 Chicken pox!!! He was in denial for a day, telling me he's too old for pox LOL (he's 10).

Today they've progressed into full blown POXES. He's got a fever and they are in his mouth and throat. We've dotted him with Calamine lotion, bathed him in oatmeal, and gargled him in Benadryl. He's bummed he can't attend the last week of summer day camp with his brother and sister. I won't embarrass him here with pictures but he resembles something like this....

Thursday, July 20, 2006

He's a keeper.........

I had a really rough day yesterday. I came down to my computer this morning to find these........

.....Need I say more?

Friday, July 14, 2006

A good thing......

Go here, type in any word or phrase and get something like this!

Picks backgrounds/colors/images at random so keep trying until you get something you like.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Don't TUNE me out...

My husband thinks iPods are the work of the devil....

Not really, but it does concern him a bit when he sees all the Stepford-like white wires coming from everyone's ears. 'Where's the individuality in that?'

He refuses to get one for this very reason. Nevermind the fact that he doesn't really know how to use one.

I don't know if you've seen the commercial with the guy jogging with a boombox on his shoulder? -- I laugh because every time I see it, I can imagine my husband doing this! I forget what they are even advertising .......anyway, dh saw the commercial and SO didn't get the humor of it all.

Soooooo, getting back to the iPod -- dh doesn't want one, doesn't know how to use one and, frankly, doesn't care if you have one or's just not him.

THIS, however IS him.......his new toy!

All you 'real' men may now collectively do the man-grunt.......

Monday, July 10, 2006

We now interrupt MY LIFE to bring you.....

....a few of my favorite things....

You may now resume your normal programming schedule...

Thursday, July 06, 2006

A label by any other name.....

I was at the auto body shop this morning and had some time on my hands to people watch AND think. A dangerous combo, really. The guys at the body shop had uniforms with the company name embroidered on the left side and their names on the right side. So, I got to thinking..... you'll never see a company with all women wearing their title/company and name embroidered for all to see. It must be a 'guy' thing.

I watched "Barry" answer the phone while signing off on paperwork brought in by 'Bob' from 'ABC Auto Parts'. Interestingly, not one word was exchanged. Even more interesting was that I understood the entire transaction merely by reading their shirts! At least 3 more similar transactions took place with barely a spoken word or even a handshake.

Hmmmm -- men don't really like to waste words as a rule. Did they invent this whole 'labeling' system to save words? Maybe this allows them to conserve conversation during the work day so they can spend their 'word bank' with their families when they go home for the day?

Would this work at home? Imagine 'Barry' going home and greeting labeled 'Sue', 'Wife of Barry', and 'Jimmy', 'Son of Sue & Barry' without any verbal exchange. It could happen......

......maybe these type uniforms should be worn by employess at public libraries to keep down on all the noise?

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Only 23 days until we move!!! ACKCKCKCKK, the month is slip sliding away from me at lightening speed!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Just in case you're all wondering what I've been up to lately?

Purging and Packing.

Today is the 4th of July so, in honor of the holiday, I'm shaking things up a bit and today I will be Packing and Purging.

When you've lived life as long as me, you learn you need to shake things up once-in-a-while to make things interesting...

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I'm a SAHM of 4 kids living in the Chicago burbs and enjoying life!

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