Sunday, February 26

White House Breakfast

Dick Cheney and George W. Bush were having breakfast at the White House.

The attractive waitress asks Cheney what he would like, and he replies,
"I'd like a bowl of oatmeal and some fruit."

"And what can I get for you, Mr. President?"

George W. replies with his trademark wink and slight grin, "How about a quickie this morning?"

"Why, Mr. President!" the waitress exclaims "How rude! You're starting to act like Mr. Clinton, and you've only been in your second term of office for a year! ''

As the waitress storms away, Cheney leans over to Bush and whispers..."It's pronounced 'quiche'."


Wednesday, February 22

17 Days...

...till spring break. Need I say more?!?


Sunday, February 19

Kids and the Internet

When it comes to the internet and the girls we have a stead fast rule...only on our family computer where everyone can see who they are talking too. We recently put our old computer in the girl's room. NO INTERNET much to their dismay. It just isn't safe and as it is now some days it is hard to keep up with who they are talking to and where. Here is an article on one site.

Teens at Risk on Web Sites, Experts Say
Associated Press Writer

February 19, 2006, 8:44 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- On, teenagers can find kindred spirits who share their love of sports, their passion for photography or their crush on a Hollywood star. They can also find out where their online friends live, where they attend school, even what they look like.

And so can adults.

Parents, school administrators and police are increasingly worried that teens are finding trouble online at sites like MySpace, the leader of the social-networking sites that encourage users to build larger and larger circles of friends.

Police in Middletown, Conn., are investigating recent reports that as many as seven local girls were sexually assaulted by men in their 20s who contacted them through MySpace pretending to be teenagers...

...Last month, for example, 14-year-old Judy Cajuste was found strangled and naked in a Newark, N.J., garbage bin. Police seized a computer from her bedroom after friends said she told them of a man in his 20s she met on MySpace. The death remains unsolved.

Beyond the threat of abduction, bullies who once made the rounds on playgrounds are using Web logs and home pages to spread rumors and lies faster than the schoolyard grapevine ever could.

MySpace profiles have been used to threaten classmates and in at least one case, to mock a school principal.

Some of what the article has to say scars me but it also makes me think that parents must be diligent when it comes to knowing what their kids are doing. Asking questions and checking on answers is a must.


I hope you take the time to read the entire article.


Mr. Winter, Mom & Dad, and Puppy Prozac

Yesterday we had a minor (too me anyway) ice storm...half the town went into hiding. Rob and I had date night anyway which was nice because NO ONE was out. I was cracking know when I lived in Alaska it had to be 60 below with ice fog for me to stay home. Why 60 below and ice fog see 3 red lights and intersections later. I found out that was the temperature my breaks froze. I also found out the flashing your lights thing really does work was like a known thing. Person sliding thru the light flashing lights at 60 below in ice fog has no breaks,please wait...kind of funny now looking back on it...not so much then I'm pretty sure a change of pants was need at the time.

I am actually enjoying this cold weather. Being from the North it sends me back to when I was growing up. So tonight I made Pepere's white spaghetti for dinner and home made rice pudding. Just like being back north again. The best rice pudding I ever had was at Olde Mystic Village where I grew up. Mine isn't as good but seeing how I don't have 24 hours to drive and get some mine will have to do.

I know I mentioned my parents sold their house and are moving here. At first when they called to tell me I was a bit freaked. I mean they SOLD THEIR HOUSE to move closer to us, little pressure there. What if they hated it here? What if they couldn't find a house they liked? I would feel so guilty for wanting them to move here. Then it hit me they will be ok...they have moved many times and have always adjusted. Now that the panic has eased I am planning fun things we can do with them. Trips to Tennessee and plays here in town. Holiday dinners with family without having to pack up and drive 14 or so hours. Rob and I can have date nights and the girls can go to grandma's like everyone else. No looking for a place for them to go. It's going to be nice.

Have I mentioned I am currently failing my math class. Yep it's true I have gone from a 4.0 to shit. I have learned something in this class, how you teach really does matter. I was going to drop the class but I refuse to quit just maybe I can hang in there and pull a C to pass. I can dream right? If not I will be taking this class again. Good note...I know what to expect the next time around.

Gunter is due to go back to the vet on the 23rd. I took him a few weeks ago with five puppy Prozac in him and they still had to use the door to hold him to get his rabies shot. It has been 4 years since he has had any blood work for heart worm. I have been buying and feeding him his pills regularly but it is still a good idea to have the blood work done. Not to mention he wouldn't let the vet near him...we he let him near enough to pet him...but if he tried to touch him as in "Check him out" Gunter would grab a hold of his shirt sleeve while giving him the "BIG EYES" and when the vet would let go so would Gunter and rub against him for a pet. The vet actually got a kcik out of it.It was like hey pet all you want but no checking grab, I grab, you let go, I let go. Then we can be friends again oh and can you scratch behind the ear. *sigh* so they need to put him under to check his leg and draw blood. I figure if he is going under they might as well clean some teeth and cut some nails!


Sunday, February 12

They're Coming!

Mom and dad that is. Mom called and told us they sold their house and will be here St. Patties day. It's exciting to think they will be here that soon. I haven't lived this close to any of my family since we married I think it will be great to have them so close.

The girls are beyond happy, they can't believe it is really happening. Grandparents down the road just like everyone else...COOL!


Friday, February 10

Hair Cut

This is it Alyssa’s new hair cut. She loves it and it really does look nice on her.

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One more of the front
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This is Lindsey with her color in. Honestly it just evened out all the highlighting we had done and it looks really nice.
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Wednesday, February 8


Ugh that is how I have been feeling lately.

I was so excited about Rob coming home and now it has proven to be so much more difficult then I every thought it would be. Makes you wonder if love is always enough. Adjusting from being apart two years, retiring, and so on and so on and so on!

School is so damn frustrating I just want to skip it. But in the long run that is not wise so I will keep going. I'm just tired of leaving class in tears because I am so frustrated.

To top it off I spent most of last night in the bathroom either getting sick or not able to get up off the potty. (Hum maybe more info there then any one needed.) There is so much crud going around school every time you turn around some one is sick with something new it just makes you wonder how the school stays open.

Seems everything lately is just so difficult. I do know I am sick of feeling so frustrated all the time.


Sunday, February 5

Alyssa's New Hair

Alyssa has been bugging me for MONTHS to change her hair color. We finally agreed on a new color and it does look very nice on her.

Yeah, yeah here are the pictures:

Before with her natural color
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The last one the flash hides the red so here is one with out the flash that shows the red highlights. Problem with Alyssa's hair is that she is truly a blonde and no matter how much we try the blonde comes through some where.
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I also colored Lindsey's hair but only to get rid of the dull roots. Her color really isn't any different much to her dismay. She wants to be platinum blonde.


Not till your 18 dear


New Bed

We bought Lin a new bed for her birthday. Her old bed was being held up by pails so there was defiantly a need. I ordered a loft bed from Simply Bunk shipping was free and there was no tax. The order came when they said it would and everyone I dealt with was awesome.

I had asked my friend Colleen's son to put it together for us. The whole reason for hiring someone is because I just knew it was going to end up in a fight but last night Rob decided we could do it and I am happy to say we did without fighting which if you knew us is amazing.

I know you're waiting patiently for the pictures so here they are:

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A view of the desk under the loft.

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I wanted to show you the space she has in her room now so I took this picture from the desk area. Of course Gunter had to take up some of that space.

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This is her new TV area. We got rid of the old green entertainment center.

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Another view of the desk and loft taken from the door of her room.

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Lindsey at her desk actually doing homework with out being told, better write this on the calendar.

Edited just for Mom
See the Lindsey on the wall....and here is your window!
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and one more with the window!
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