Friday, November 28, 2008

Great Minds

think alike

There Are 0 Gaps in Your Knowledge

Where you have gaps in your knowledge:

No Gaps!

Where you don't have gaps in your knowledge:








ht Paula

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wicked Cool

Today some awesometastic friends arrive...I have around 8 hours before they get here~just enough time to get the house cleaned if I start now

HaPpy ThanKSgiVinG!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Oooh oooh ooh

Continuation of this post
And, since every American would get one million dollars, there would no longer be a need for welfare saving us an additional 500 billion per year (older reports estimated the yearly spending to be 1 trillion split between federal/state/local govts so I am figuring federal to be about 50%). Now, I am sure lots of people would squander their million SO, we can reintroduce welfare programs in say 5 years but paying out substantially less than we have been~making more of the help it should be instead of the handout it currently is. Now, we are actually spending more and more each year on welfare but lets pretend that 500 billion is stagnant~that would be a savings of over 2 trillion dollars in those 5 years which could go to reducing our national deficit...instead of just increasing it with this stupid bailout. 
Seriously Washington, it's not that hard! Heck, make it 2 million for each American, there would still be a savings over the current plan. Also, let the companies that are failing fold. Perhaps that money could then be used to start up new, thriving businesses. Oh and states could even save money by halting unemployment benefits for the next 2 years or so~you could also help struggling businesses that had to lay off workers by giving business a one year unemployment tax wave. We would each have 1 or 2 million dollars, what do we care if we don't immediately have a job? 

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I should be president

Just a thought, if the government wants to stimulate our economy with a $700 billion bailout of failing companies (not including the $ they will eventually give to the auto workers union and possibly now to Citibank) why not instead just give $1 million to each American adult. The population is estimated to be 303 million people...obviously those aren't all adults but since I don't know how many of those are adults we will just pretend they all are. That would be $303 million dollars spent (um, our money anyway) and billions saved and I doubt many people are millions of dollars in debt so it would pretty much guarantee a spending increase; therefore us no longer being in a recession. Instead they are giving billions away to companies (unions) that aren't going to change the practices that got them into trouble in the first place and not put any money back into our pockets to truly stimulate the economy by increasing spending. All this is doing is prolonging the inevitable, likely leading to a depression and since they gave all our money to companies there won't be any left to help people when we will need it. 

Sounds like a no brainer to me. And I'm even willing to give that money to people who don't pay a cent in taxes~illegals, however, are another story (sorry Obama's aunt). This would be a plan that truly spreads the wealth!
originally saw something somewhat similar in an email but i cant remember what the email actually said

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lest you think I forgot

O, we don't give a damn for the whole state of michigan

the whole state of michigan 
the whole state of michigan
We don't give a damn for the whole state of michigan
We're from Ohio.
We're from Ohio, O-H
We're from Ohio, I-O
O, we don't give a damn for the whole state of michigan
the whole state of michigan
the whole state of michigan
We don't give a damn for the whole state of michigan
We're from Ohio

Today is the big day...hopefully it will be the first time in history that we have beaten them 5 years in a row~get them gold pant boys!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

On the edge of reason

Teetering, oh so close to going over. Tug has been out of town since Monday (hence him not being there with us and Chendo). He has been in Chicago for a conference~irony is Chendo and Tug's sister Erin live in Chicago...Chendo came to Seattle for a work conference at the same time Tug went to Chicago. When we lived in OR Tug travelled a lot. It was hard at first but became doable~I guess you just learn how to adjust. Since moving to WA he has not been out of town overnight at all, but then came last week. He was gone for a couple of nights, back home but at meetings late every weeknight, had to work Saturday all day then left Mon for the windy city. I am no longer used to it. My nerves are fried. My poor kids have bared the brunt of my wrath....and wrath there has been "WHY are there more shoes in the hallway. I have told you 3 times already today, PUT YOUR SHOES BACK IN YOUR ROOM". It hasn't been pretty and the girls just stare at me, longing for their dad I am sure; "WHY are YOUR shoes in MY bathroom. Didn't you just get in trouble for shoes being in the hallway? AGHHHHHHHHH" (I thought Obama was going to save us from all the bad things like the waters turning back, the earth beginning to heal, and kids learning to clean up after themselves, no?)

But the world should be righted tonight. No, not thanks to Obama, but because 
my knight in shining armor comes home! 


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Time with Chendo

As I said before, we spent Tuesday with my bil Chendo in the big city...First we went to lunch at Spaghetti Factory where {j} forgot all about his inside voice. Then we headed over to Pike Place Market and took the touristy pic in front of the original Starbucks (though we didn't get a drink). 

Then we walked back over to the aquarium...
And we were leaving the aquarium I looked up and saw the 
Every tourist has to go to the space needle right? Problem is we had to get back home to go to gymnastics (normally I would skip but in order to pre-register for next session you have to not have missed 2 classes and we have already missed one) so it was Divine intervention~Chendo got his pic with the needle. 
Thanks Chendo for hanging with us, we had a great time!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

To what do they point?

See it and, if so, what is it? Now you can't blindly guess, you have to actually see it to guess and, if you see it, where is it?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Yo Yo

So, for being incredibly clever and witty, I haven't had much to say. Don't know what to post about really. The kids and I are on our way to Seattle to hang out with my bil Chendo (Christian) who is here on work from Chicago for the day. Neither of us know the city~should be fun!!

Though he is a big 3 now, he still needs his blankie. This was taken on his birthday during naptime~he conveniently leaves his bed every naptime to sleep in my bed.  

Spoiler alert~family stop reading if one of you doesn't want to see your Christmas present in advance (Max you can keep reading)...I finally finished the Chevron scarf (Last Minute Knitted Gifts). I think this took me just about all year!! Not that it was hard, just very repetitive together with thin yarn and small needles = FOR.EV.ER

Thursday, November 13, 2008

You Are Scrabble
You are incredibly clever and witty. You can talk your way out of (and into) situations easily.
You are an excellent decision maker. You are good at weighing the options in front of you.
You're the type of person who can make something out of nothing. You are very resourceful.
You know a lot of things. Most importantly, you know when people are wrong - even when they won't admit it.
What Board Game Are You?

Hey Tug (and the rest of my family), pay special attention to that last line!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Don't Piss Us Off

Cuz we won't let you leave with Jesus!! Even if we are 82 years old

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. —  Police in Florida say they arrested a Connecticut man after he tried to steal communion wafers during a church service.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old John Samuel Ricci of Canton was cornered by fellow churchgoers when he grabbed a handful of wafers from the priest during communion services Saturday.

The Stuart News reports that Ricci was being held down by six or seven offended parishioners when deputies arrived at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Jensen Beach. Police say two parishioners, ages 82 and 61, received minor injuries in the scuffle.

Ricci was charged with two counts of simple battery, theft and disruption of a religious assembly. He was being held Tuesday on $2,000 bond at the Martin County Jail.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Saints and a Sinner

Last night we had our All Saints Party (finally). The girls were St. Jane and St. Helen using the same costumes they had on Halloween with Mother Teresa added in—minus the veil that I figured she wouldn't want to wear and I didn't feel like making (I did make her dress)

And here is the group
You might notice a certain little newly three year old missing. Yeah {j} sat this one out. I got him dressed at home and let's just say he didn't really want to be dressed up.

Thanks yet again mom for the awesome costumes! Sorry {j} wasted your money!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What a difference

3 years makes! I can hardly believe were so little

and helpless {at home under bililights}
And now...well I just can't help admitting that you are my absolute, without a doubt favorite son!!
Happy 3 JimmyB!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Grannie Panties

Ok, ok so not actually panties-more like grannie hatties. I was originally making this hat for my sister but, once complete, Tug decided it looks like it should be for an old lady. He says knitting with holes in it (aka mostly lace) makes him think of grandmas. Well, once he said that I decided I would indeed not give it to my sister (sorry nee) but I am curious as to your general lace just for oldies?

{it looks kinda weird and high but that is just because it is too big for her}

Yo yo yo yo baby pops...she is down with the lace!

hat pattern here

Friday, November 7, 2008

This might save my marriage

Tug and I have a good relationship. We get along well and generally enjoy each others company. Now, if you don't know us too well, our love language might be slightly confusing but it is there (love that is). However, if there is one thing that sends us both over the edge-I mean really causes a fight-it is when we are out and decide to grab a bite to eat. Deciding to grab a bite to eat isn't a big deal but saying "Where do you want to go?", now thems fighting words. See, he thinks I should choose; I think he should choose, and yes deciding Burger King or Wendy's is hard. Seriously folks, it ain't pretty. Well tonight he was watching TV and paused a commercial that he said I had to see...

Now, I don't have an Iphone (um, I don't even have a cell phone) but for that feature alone I need me one!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The winter of our discontent

Well, I have a feeling it will be more than one winter but so be it. The girls were playing some sort of President game today 

{r} Pretend you are 19 and you are the President. And pretend those people are wearing an Obama and a Biden mask but it wasn't really them. "Yes, Mace Moravec, how does it feel to be 19 and the President here on Hillary Lane?" 
{l} "Well, I am proud. But you will be sad because taxes are going up." (wow, I think they got all the bases covered)!
They have been asking questions all day but the gist boiled down to {r} saying "Obama won and we don't like Obama" to which I corrected "No, it isn't that we don't like Obama, we just don't believe in the same things he does. You still need to pray for him every night though like you do for our current President." I didn't say what I was thinking-hopefully God answers those prayers how we want.'s done and so am I. Back to that winter thing and the hats. This is {s}'s hat for this year...basically a hat/scarf combo. 
Surprisingly she kept it on when we went on a walk yesterday. You can sort of see in the picture that she is sick (as well as {j}), mostly just snot-nosed. She has a doctor appointment tomorrow, not for being sick but because I finally got around to scheduling a doctor appointment. She missed her one year checkup which means she is behind on shots though I don't know if they will give them to her since she has been sick (though she hasn't had a fever and I think that is when they will skip them).
pattern here

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


It started yesterday, I switched to black, I had no hope. Last night I was proven right. I will have his audacity to hope, though, that he proves me wrong about who he is. I hope he doesn't do to our country what I think he will. 

I fear though that he isn't the Messiah but instead a typical politician. I think I got a glimpse of it last night when, in his acceptance speech, he switched from this being the moment the earth began to be healed and the waters began to recede to instead being a time when he might not be able to get it all done quickly and perhaps not even in this term. Kinda like a movie when at the end the bad guy is presumed dead but you aren't sure-leaving the option for a sequel. In 4 years we are going to hear "Remember way back in 2008 I told you it might not all be done in the first term, to have patience, and you nodded, tears streaming down. Well, I need the next 4 years. And, who knows, perhaps I need 4 years after that....let's have a looksy at that Constitution thingy, folks." 
Let's see if the Dems still think it patriotic to dissent...and to do so (like them) loudly. Or let us see if that only applies to them which will be proven if they, once again, try and push through the Fairness Doctrine. 
Did anyone see his speech last night? I have heard the interjecting style before but can't place it (when he kept saying 'yes we can' or whatever phrase it was). Who is it modeled after-besides that awesome music video?**
And so it begins...a new era in America. Or perhaps just a continuation but on a grander scale. The culture of death is alive and well. We just elected the most pro-choice Senator on record, all abortion initiatives in the country were defeated and this grand state became the second to legalize assisted suicide. 
It could be worse. I could live in MN where Al Franken is threatening to become a Senator. I think I will keep the blog black-at least for one more day. 
**though I am sure her style is modeled after someone else, I remember now where I have heard this before. It was during the Virginia Tech memorial when a lady read a poem and kept saying 'we are Va Tech'

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mad Hatter

It has been a hat factory here recently. I have knit {j} and {s} both hats as well as both older girls. Those have been intentional hats. Don't you hate, though, when you are knitting an adult hat only to find it fits your six year old. ANNOYING!!Did I ever show you her teeth, or lack thereof?
And here are some booties and a blanket I made for a friend who just had a baby girl! Congrats Christine!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or Treaters

This year was {j}'s first trick or treating. The past two years (in OR) our homeschool group had their All Saints Party on Halloween night so we went to that. Here the All Saints Party isn't going to be until Nov. 9 so the kids went trick or treating. I stayed home with {s} who is sick (s, j, and I are/getting sick). Tug went with the kids and from what I hear they had fun. Lots of people thought the girls were nuns. One lady asked which one flew and at another house a lady made her entire family come out and see the nuns. The girls kept correcting people. {j} loved ringing the doorbell and said to Tug "I ring bell, they give me candy!" Unfortunately one of the times while {j} ran ahead yelling "I ring the doorbell, I ring the bell" Tug heard a thud and it was {j}'s face hitting the concrete. He came home and the girls went back out, but he had fun seeing the kids and handing out candy. 

{j}'s St. Michael costume looks like it will fit {s}...hopefully I can make some adjustments in time for the All Saints Party. {r} didn't want to wear her crown, perhaps had she people wouldn't have mistaken her for a nun. 
OH yeah, our first visitor of the day was the man who owns the home. Apparently he has a lot of masks so he brought them over (along with some candy) for the kids to see since he and his wife spent last night at Adoration (they live around the corner so, had they been home, we would have seen them t or t'ing). This is how he came to the door.