Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Just to blog again...

So, today is our IowaFathers.com meeting. Every tuesday my house smells like chocolate and some kind of chili-konkokshuun :) I did that because I don't, in reality, know how to spell it (I got as far as 'con'). Today it's chocolate chip cookies, chili, Twizzlers, Cheetos, and Nips - love Nips. Is that man food, or what? All in all, we have quite a bit of females in the group, too. Who else would volunteer to feed 'em every week? Any takers? I'm sure you guys would be much better at throwing things together than I am!

Yesterday, we ...... I canned tomatoes. Harry worked. All day. Left at 5:40 am and got home 8:30 pm - what a man. Put some stuff on e-Bay Sunday night - 14 items ranging from a HD torque plate set to maternity and baby clothes to a framed and matted Marilyn Monroe stamp thing-a-ma-bobber....it's stated differently in the actual auction. And....my parents came over for a few hours on Sunday - know what we did? Froze corn. All afternoon. 80 cups. They visit, and we put them to work. Isn't that nice of us? Mmmmmmmmm, sure is good in the winter time! Mom gave me her housekeeping secrets, so this week I'm trying to put them to use. Come on over next week and see if it made any difference, would ya'? If it didn't, lie. Please. :) Dad had a lot of fun with Tiffany, I think. They might even be pals now. They brought pictures from vacation and here's me and the man that takes care of me. Look closely - who's paddling and steering?? just kidding - actually, my feet and hand were just resting in the right places to make it look like I do the work, which is usually how it works out anyway.

I don't have a whole lot to say today, I guess. Just sitting here eating the "reject" cookies from the batch. It's quite possible that I ruined them on purpose. Oh, yeah! Garage sale next week - I'm having one. Anyone have stuff to sell? Lemme know! We'll put an ad in the paper and get some tables. More stuff, more people. Okay, I have to finish my chili and sweep my floor - it's not funny....I haven't cleaned it since corn and tomatoes. Aren't you glad you wasted that 4 minutes reading my blog today? lol, I know you are.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Ahh, the sound of paper ripping.....

tissue paper crumpling.....

the Happy Birthday song....

the look on a one-year old's face with a lit candle on a whole cake all to herself.....

the sound of warm water running to clean up this:

There was no puking, no crying, and no stopping this little girl from devouring her own big fat cake. My baby is one. She's seen the "outside world" for one whole year. As I went through her baby book to fill in her birthday activities, I was skimming through the pages.....so much of what I wrote down about her first months I had already forgotten about! I don't know what to write about today, other than how much I love my baby and how every quality minute I spend with her goes by too fast. If I don't stop to breathe in the days, they will pass me by. They already are. :) Here's to smelling the roses....

Friday, September 08, 2006

Baby Tag

All about me! Tiffany, that is.

3 Things That Scare Me
Being without Mommy and Daddy
The end of chocolate
A missing bottle

3 Things I Love
My sister
My piano

3 Things I Hate
Diaper Rash
Loud people when I'm trying to sleep
Being without sweets

3 Things I Don't Understand
How Daddy makes that duck noise with his mouth, but it's funny!
Why Mommy doesn't let me have chocolate for snacktime
What's the big deal about Cheerios?

3 Things On My Floor
Food that I drop there for snacks later when I get hungry.
ALL....I mean A-L-L of my toys.
A new kitten that needs a new home because the smell of kitty litter makes mommy gag.
(sidenote: Anyone want an adorable tiny kitten that is litter trained already????? Very cute and quiet and playful)

3 Things I'm Doing Right Now
Dreaming of chocolate
Making that little lip movement - dreaming about my bottle of juice

3 Things I Want To Do Before I Die
Scrapbook with Mommy
Have a whole cake all to myself
Experience hot lunch at school

3 Ways To Describe My Personality

3 Things You Should Listen To
Mommy - she's always right. can't that count for 3 things? I feel very strongly about this.

3 Things You Should Never Listen To
My brother - he's a bad influence. All you'll learn from him is armpit farting. Which I think is quite amusing for a boy to do.....it even makes me laugh....but I will never armpit fart.
The "no singing at the table" rule - who made that rule anyway? It was Grandpa, wasn't it.
The word "no". This word is trouble.

3 Absolute Favorite Foods
Fruit - covered in chocolate if applicable.

3 Things I'd Like To Learn
TaeKwondo - just like Mommy.
The art of Scrapbooking.
How to make that noise Daddy makes - you know, that duck noise.

3 Beverages I Drink Regularly
Milk (chocolate milk if I can talk Mommy into it - Daddy's easy....note to self: get bottle from Daddy)
Apple Juice
All other kinds of juice

3 Shows I Watch
What's a show? Sometimes I watch bits of movies if one is already playing. But, what's a show?

Babies I Tag:
Any other baby that has not been tagged

Tagged, Yeah!

1. What was your favorite thing about being a kid?
The swimming pool e-v-e-r-y day in the summer, and putting on the practice green until someone could pick me up.

2. What was your favorite subject in school?
Keyboarding. Not kidding. Well, or band and choir and study hall and music theory and math classes. Get me OUT of science or history, though.

3. Who was your best friend when you were 10?
Catherine. When we were starting middle school, her mom made her "break up with me" because we merged schools and popularity was very important to her mother. We cried together, I remember her being SO upset with her mom. We were "secret" best friends. It was very dramatic. LOL Funny how we ended up popular "separately", isn't it.

4. . If you could be any animal what would you be?
I would like to say I'd be on top of the food chain, but who would want hairballs? Maybe I am an animal. Maybe a kangaroo would be fun....then I could hop around, and hold onto my babies and be hands free forever!

5. What would you change about your school, occupation, life right now?
Naps. I want naps.

6. What's your favorite color?
Pink, I think.

7. What's your favorite type of crust and topping on a pizza?Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut - extra cheese. Or EBD Pizza - Thuringer and Sausage. Or OP Pizza - BBQ. Don't laugh at me, I'm pregnant and hungry.

I tag --Natalie

Come on, who REALLY missed me?

It's been a summer of Cheerios and Planning and Laundry. My better half took care of getting us back online. Wasn't that nice of him? I'm sure you all appreciate that, too because now you can read my ramblings again. :) Welcome.

Now the real trick of it is figuring out how far back to read on all of yours to catch up on everything. Maybe I'll tackle that this week. Today I am organizing my craft things because TONIGHT IS CRAFT NIGHT!!! I believe I have taken it over because Michelle is gone *tear*. It may possibly never be the same. I'll just pretend that she'll be there, and then something last-minute came up and she had to (keep) miss(ing).

I am assuming that Yahoo can be on my Outlook Express, so I need some ID ideas. mylastname6@yahoo.com maybe. Got any good ones?

Other items up for bid? I'll think about it and write about something a little more eventful next time. Oh, other than the 2008 Presidential Candidate, Mr. Klein, is speaking in CF Tuesday about shared physical placement - that will be fun! K, I have stuff to do. Later bloggers!