Nov 17, 2008

My little sister is 30!

Nan turned 30 on November 6th... Welcome to your 30s!


The three of us. Such fine, strapping Irish kids. My parents should be proud. Just ignore my double-neck thing going on. Sheesh.

SMM and Johnny (Nan's husband):

Me and my seeester!

Of course, there are a million other photos. However, they are not all suitable for the web. :D

I'm a thief

I stole this! Yes, i admit it. Admitting the crime is the first step--i'll just skip the other 11. I stole it from here.

1. Do you like blue cheese salad dressing? Yes, as long as I don't think about it. Somehow, thinking, "Yay! I'm eating rotten cheese! Isn't appealing to me."

2. Favorite late night snack? I pretty much stick to the rule about not eating after 6pm. However, if i could choose, i'd eat Healthy Choice Chocolate Cappucino Chunk icecream, which I can never find anymore.

3. Do you own a gun? No, too many accidents can happen when you have one. But i bet it would make the kids clean their rooms faster. KIDDING. Just kidding.

4. What’s your favorite drink at Starbucks or other specialty coffee shop?
Vanilla Latte

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Nah.

6. What do you think of hot dogs? Borrowing from one of my favorite flicks, I think they're just a bunch of "lips and assholes." However, I do like them every once-in-a-while.

7. Favorite Christmas song? Silver Bells. That's been my favorite since i was a kid. The girls have a cd called, "Jingle Cats," which is just a bunch of cat's meowing to every Christmas song imaginable. Again, it's a good thing i don't own a gun.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee. And, at this time of year, coffee with Pumpkin Spice creamer. YUM.

9. Can you do push-ups? Yeah, i'm a bad ass.

10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? My wedding ring, and the star-sapphire ring that my dad gave my mom when she was in 8th grade.

11. Favorite hobby? I love scrapbooking but never have time anymore. I LOVE reading, but again...this random thing called TIME... My God, how i would love to have a quiet day where i could cuddle up in a chair and read a WHOLE ENTIRE book.

12. Do you have A.D.D.? My husband thinks so.

13. What’s one trait that you hate about yourself? That i have A.D.D. ha! I'm also really nice. I HATE fighting and conflict.

14. The last disease you contracted? Um...wow...i have no idea.

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment. Why are sprites growing tomatoes? My feet are cold. It's dusty in here.

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? coffee, diet coke, more diet coke.

17. Current worry right now? Where is my $100 that i'm supposed to get from that stupid-ass that sold me the fake Uggs???

18. Current hate right now? I'm not a hater. Really, i'm not. Unless it's "Johnny and the Sprites." Damn, that show is STUPID.

19. Favorite place to be? On a warm beach with my baby or Disney with my babIES.

20. How did you ring in the New Year? I don't even remember. That could be good...or bad.

21. Like to travel? Oh my gosh...I LOVE to travel! I just need money to do it! The only "travel" i do right now is to the gymnastics place every Monday night.

22. Name three people who will complete Sunday Stealing this week: no idea

23. Do you own slippers?
Yep, sock-monkey slippers.

24. What color shirt are you wearing? I'm in my sock-monkey, flannel jammies. See the trend?

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No, they're too slidey.

26. Can you whistle? Barely. It's not at all impressive.

27. Favorite singer/band? Sting.

28. Could you ever make it 39 days on the show Survivor? I like to think i could. I mean really, have you seen how much weight they lose?? I'd do it just for that. And then I think, Cripes, what if you were on your period?? That would just suck.

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? Since I, 90% of the time, usually take showers with the girls, i'm usually singing some kind of "kid" song.

30. Favorite girl’s names? Jenna and Clairey

31. Favorite boy’s name? Shawn--i've always loved my brother's name. I also like Aiden and Caeden (which just so happens to be one of my step-sons' names)

32. What’s in your pocket right now? Nothing but fuzz. That's right, bitches, I carry a little policeman in my pocket.

33. Last thing that made you laugh? My answer to number 32. I'm so easily amused.

34. Like your job? LOVE my job.

36. Do you love where you live? Eh, it's okay. I love my neighborhood. I wish I lived closer to my sister.

37. How many TVs do you have in your house? 5. Only 2 have cable (one in the living room, and one in the formal living room). The kids' tvs don't have cable. They just have them to watch movies on.

38. Who is your loudest friend? Amy

39. Do you drive the speed limit or speed? I generally drive 5mph over the speed limit; unless i'm in a subdivision. Then I speed so i can run over the slow kids and squirrels.

40. Does someone have a crush on you? My husband better.

41. What is your favorite book? I have so many faves. I think "Far From the Madding Crowd," or "A Fine Balance."

42. What is your favorite candy? Watchamacallits and Gobstoppers

43. Favorite Sports Team? don't have one.

44. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Sleeping

45. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up today? "Claire...remove yourself from my head."

Nov 4, 2008

Today's the day--make it count

VOTE, people, VOTE.

I read this and thought it was great: "The last time I trusted a Maverick, Goose died."

I don't know if i can live through that kind of pain again. Please vote.

Conversations with Clairey and other stuff...

Not really a conversation, but still funny...

I had to break out the winter clothes last week. I guess I should put "winter" in quotes, because...well...in Texas, "winter" is subjective. It dropped below 70; therefore, it's winter. Anyhoo, i broke out the enormous Rubbermaid box and got out all the size 4t pants. I put a pair of Old Navy fleece pants on her, and was pretty darn thrilled that they fit. I asked her, "Do you like those? They feel okay?"

To which my five-year-old-going-on-90 replied, "Yeah, they're so sensible."

Seriously. What am I going to do with her?

On another note, she's riding her bike without training wheels. SMM was kind enough to point out that she looks like the bear riding the bike at the circus. Nice. See for yourself: