Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Long Days

This week has been very stressful. Making it through one more day of work is somehow the hardest part, which doesn't really make sense. On the bright side I have a couple days off this week. On the downside, they'll be spent traveling to and attending a funeral for a friend I haven't talked to in years but to whom I was very close throughout my childhood. I don't expect the stress to die down any time soon, but then I shouldn't complain. After all, her family must be devastated. I pray for them all. I think part of the problem is that I'm stressing about so many other things right now too, even thought I hopefully don't need to. *Sigh* I don't like posting depressing things here, so I'll stop there. I guess I just want to put in a thought and a care for my friend -and request an extra prayer for her family. I also want to end with the thought that she was a great person, and now she's in a happier place, which is a very good thing. God bless her and her family.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Somehow I have left football out of my recent posts. I guess I've alotted some of that to Brian, since he regularly posts his reactions. In any case, I obviously wanted the Patriots to win, so Saturday's game did not leave me happy. Then on Sunday I was routing for Indianapolis, and while I wasn't terribly disappointed since I do respect the Steelers as a team in the running, I was 0-2. Now I'm routing for the Steelers all the way. I don't know if they can do it, but it would be nice for all my Allegheny peeps who, granted, did laugh in my face when we played them in the playoffs a couple of years ago and they thought they had it made-and then lost, only for the Patriots to go on and win the Superbowl. Yeah, that was a happy moment for me. And now I'll give in and let them have their chance. They almost won me over as a fan. Ok, I won't go quite that far, but now that the Patriots are out of the running, they're my next vote. I mean, really, what other team do I care about? If the Steelers don't make it to the Superbowl I really won't care what happens. So... go Steelers!

Monday, January 16, 2006

It's fun having a 3/almost 4 year old child because... get to end the evening by saying tweetle beetle muddle puddle paddle battle in a bottle on a noodle eating poodle... (from Fox in Socks, for those who might not already know-or close enough anyway; I'm going on memory, and I just fried my brain with Fox in socks on Nox in box and sneezing fleas on breezy cheese trees and Bim who broke Ben's broom and Ben who broke Bim's broom-and Lord only knows what else)

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Looking Back

In all of the season's excitement I didn't post as often as originally planned, and there were many photos that I meant to post but never did. -So from endless games of Candyland (Tommy always wins) and Tommy's finished train to men making fondue (using the excuse that beer was an ingredient), and all the way to Brian possibly enjoying Thomas' sled a bit more than Thomas himself, here you are.

Friday, January 13, 2006


Yes, soooo.....

I ordered new eyeglasses on Sunday, and they came in this week. I have been sort of excited about them because I have been feeling the need for a real change, and these are, so far, at least partially satisfying that need. When Brian saw them he was surprised that I picked them out, calling them "retro." (If you don't know me as well as he does, be advised that I usually look for a combination of classy, elegant, and somewhat refined. That's not to say that I succeed there, of course... especially given my non-existent budget, but it's my at-least-want-to-be taste.) The new glasses are a bit more fun but also a lot more bold. I have been wanting to share but have not even come close to posting a picture of myself wearing them. However, we were watching Outrageous TV Moments (or something like that) tonight with Thomas, and we were getting silly, as we tend to do. I offered to let Thomas try on the new glasses, and he liked that idea. I was a bit disturbed that he looked better wearing them than did I. On the other hand, they weren't particularly masculine, so they didn't stay on for long. Of course I did have to snap a couple of pictures, and I will share two of those below. The pictures make me laugh. He looks so insanely serious in the first picture, and then in the second picture, it is as clear as heaven that I asked him to smile. My little nut. Oh, how much I love him.

Someone I worked with at my previous job told me that the little boy in Love Actually reminded her of Thomas, and others agreed. I don't know if anyone would catch that in pictures, but it's sort of true. Well, I guess it's true that my co-workers thought that... What I mean is that some of his expressions are similar, even to me. Of course I'm partial to my Thomas (the actor in Love Actually is also named "Thomas"), no offense to the Thomas in Love Actually.
Anyway, here are the pictures.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Photo for Thought

Too many thoughts tonight... too complicated, too personal, and not right for a blog, but I haven't posted in a while, so here's a photo for thought. I hope you had a wonderful day and have a still better day tomorrow. Goodnight and God bless.