Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Not For The Squimish

My apologies for those who struggle with the sight of blood, but I just had to post this. Can you BELIEVE this injury was caused by my toenail? While stooping down to pick up my child, WHAMO! Left big toenail made contact with right heel.

I have been a little busy lately so "Pedicure" hasn't made it to the top of my To Do list in quite some time. Guess it's time to dust off the ole clippers.

I do find it a little funny that my first course of action following the incident was to grab my camera. Just a little too blog-minded I think.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

How Do You Measure A Year?

My baby turns 1 year today. My how time flies. I have been amazed by many things this year as I've watched this blessing from God grow right before my eyes. But I think the thing I've been most amazed by is just how much more I am capable of loving. Not only loving Claire, but also loving my husband, family, friends, and just people in general. Who knew one little baby could do so much?

We enjoyed the traditional smashing-of-cake-into-baby's-face extravaganza last weekend while Michael's family was in town. Here are some of my favorite pics:

Happy Birthday, Pumpkin! We love you!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Polling Overload

I understand the need to poll in in election year, but some things can be taken too far. I was watching The Today Show this morning and they were discussing the differences in polling numbers between Obama and Clinton in Pennsylvania. The two sub-groups that caught my attention were as follows:

Pennsylvania Bowlers
Clinton 54%
Obama 33%
Undecided 13%

Pennsylvania Beer Drinkers
Clinton 44%
Obama 44%

Soooooo relieved to know we have finally procured that vital information. Shesh.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Has it seriously been 13 days since my last post? Good grief how time flies. The lack of posting is due mainly to my efforts in the bathroom. Er . . . remodeling it, not using it.

I mentioned the looming project awhile back. We have family coming in this weekend and that was just the prodding I needed to get moving on the work. It's been a long process, but is almost complete. I am going to wait to post update pictures until I have all the finishing touches in place (i.e. new shower curtian, light fixture, towel bars, etc) many of which are in "delivery mode" as we speak.

In the mean time, I will ramble on about one of my favorite things . . . . pajamas. Ahhhhh, sweet pajamas. So comfortable and cozy. If I could write an Ode to Pajamas, I would. My favorite thing at the end of a long day at work was when I could change out of my work clothes and into my pjs. Now? I stay at home, so I get to spend quite a bit of time in my pjs.

I will say, however, that pjs do have a time limit. There is a very fine line between "oh so comfortable" and "ick, I need to get a life". I get up first thing in the morning and do the whole shower-fix hair-put on make up-routine and then hop into a fresh pair of pajamas for my morning lounging leisure. Ahhhhhhh. Nothing beats coffee and pajamas. But by mid-morning? I really feel the need to change into regular clothes. Even if I don't plan on getting out that day. Not sure why, but I am guessing that pajamas have a magical quality that wears off over time. But take them off and they rejuvinate themselves. That's why when I change back into them at the end of the night, they feel all cozy again.

Maybe that's why we all look like something out of a horror movie when we first wake up in the morning. We used up all the pajama magic during the first few hours of sleep but couldn't change clothes when the "ick factor" set in because we were asleep.

Okay, ramble complete. I think I need to go change clothes now.

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Nerd in Me is Giddy

Souvenir Button?------ $10.99

T-Shirt with my favorite guy on the front?------ $24.00

Trip with Noelle to rock out in concert?------ $35.00

Learning that The New Kids on the Block are reuniting?------ PRICELESS!!!

I heart Donnie. Sigh . . .