hamming it up

I don’t know what I’m doing here anymore. I pretty much just do bullet posts and photo posts and I’m boring myself. I can’t even imagine how bored you must be. Anyway! Today is Friday so that means bullets. You’re so welcome.

I’m curious, what do you do for Christmas dinner? Do you go all out like Thanksgiving or do you go the simple route with take-out? We have lasagna because it’s one of the few meals Damon likes to make so I get to do absolutely nothing!

catching up

It’s been a long time since I did a Friday bullets, but here I am again!

ps. I don’t have a pan big enough for my stupid turkey. I DECLUTTERED it 2 years ago. Arghh.

I’m not gone, I just have blogger block

My brain is mush. I just can’t think of anything interesting to write about.

I had wonderful company (my friend Teresa while her husband Bill is in Ethiopia!) last weekend but that would be a very long story. I have more company (one of my sisters – yay!) coming this weekend but that story hasn’t happened yet. I have an aunt who is very sick but that’s not my story to tell.

I held a day-old baby on Monday but I had to give her back. 😉 I have weigh-in coming this Sunday but I don’t think I’ve lost a pound this month. Josh is going to start t-ball tomorrow so the time suck begins again. I tried to go without wheat for a week, and I keep forgetting.

The rain is keeping me from gardening. Work is slow this week, although I’m sure it will get busy just as soon as my sister arrives. I’m not entertained by anything on tv. Twitter is irritating me – too many retweets, celebrities, and promotions, blech. Whatever happened to original thought and conversation?

I’m more than a little cranky. And worried. Very tired. Not to mention restless, boring, and repetitive. And perhaps whiny? Geez, I really need to get over myself. And I need to find my funny. It seems to have run away from home.

Yeah. I’m all over the freaking place. Give me something to write about would you? An idea, a question, anything you want to know about me? Help. I need to blog through the block.

taking the lazy way

Yeah, yeah, if you’re a Facebook friend you’ve already seen this…but I did all that work to come up with these I figured I might as well use it twice!

This is is the 25 random things meme that’s going around like the plague. I was tagged four times before I realized I was just going to have to do it and get it over with.

Forgive me if you’ve heard any of these before.

1. I’m the youngest of 7 kids. Contrary to popular belief, this does not make me spoiled. My older siblings may beg to differ.

2. My kid is so much like me it’s scary. He looks like me, he talks like me, and he’s sarcastic, just like me. God help me.

3. I’ve been married for coming up on 14 years. It still feels like yesterday.

4. Pregnancy was the worst experience of my life. Motherhood is the best.

5. My cat was my first baby. Cat’s are NOT good practice for a real baby. Although he does follow me around all day. And he wakes me up at 5:30 in the morning most days. And he’s trying to lay on my computer while I type.

6. I’m a contract photo editor. I find the perfect pictures for book manuscripts, mostly science books for children. I love my job, and I have the best client in the world.

7. I work far more than most people realize. Just because I do it at home, doesn’t mean I’m not working!

8. I was almost an electrical engineer. Until I realized I hated math. Then I thought about being a lawyer, but I’m too nice. So I got a degree in US History. That was a dumb idea.

9. Sometimes I snort when I laugh. I can’t help it. My kid is practicing so he laugh like me too.

10. I’m obsessed with the weather. If I could do it all over again I’d be a storm chaser.

11. I love to cook, and I’m pretty damn good at it.

12. I lived in Virginia for 7 years. I loved it there but I love being in New Hampshire more. Except for the snow. When you live away you forget about the snow.

13. My all time favorite TV show is Stargate SG1, and I still haven’t forgiven the SciFi channel for canceling it.

14. I love gardening but I’m pretty terrible at it, and by mid-summer I tend to forget about the garden. I think I just love the idea of gardening. This year I’m sticking to potted plants.

15. I hate to be hot. I keep my house around 63 in the winter. Wear something warm if you come visit me!

16. My favorite film genre is disaster movies. The worse the better. Top of the list is Twister and Dante’s Peak!

17. The best way to interact with me on FB is to start a Scrabble game with me. I am addicted.

18. I am noticeably, but not quite completely, tone deaf.

19. Five years ago I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Recently I was told I was probably misdiagnosed. That pissed me off and I’m ignoring the whole thing.

20. I have a talent for making wheel thrown pottery, but haven’t had a chance to do it in a very long time. I compensate by crocheting, but it’s not quite the same.

21. I almost always cut my own hair, because every stylist I’ve ever been to has tried unsuccessfully to blow it out straight even though I tell them I hate that. It’s like a challenge to them, so I gave up. I cut it better anyway.

22. Aspartame (NutraSweet) gives me migraines. It took me years of suffering to figure that out. I haven’t had a migraine in almost 10 years now.

23. I’m becoming a pretty good photographer. But I’ll always be better at editing than shooting.

24. I ~still~ wear black almost everyday. It’s a habit I just can’t break and don’t really care to anymore!

25. I love my friends, and I don’t forget any of them, even if we haven’t talked in a long time!

And the one thing I didn’t say but will add here just for my bloggy friends: I have met more great people through this blog than I can even believe, and I appreciate you all as much as any of my other friends! xoxo


If you know me in real life this statement is going to shock you: I have run out of things to say.

No joke. I’ve said it all before. Too much work to do. House is a mess. Holidays are coming. I never even showered today. I did brush my teeth though – I swear.

In lieu of a real post, I give you a boy’s strange view of the world. Here are a selection of images I found filling up my camera today:

Bat Hound. When you’re 5, there’s nothing more important that one’s toys. Especially toys you just found at a resale shop for $1.

That is some kind of scary! I think that was Sunday am news that DH was watching while I slept in. On top of the tv is a giant balsa wood dragonfly! We might have clutter – but at least it’s cool clutter!

He doesn’t quite have a steady hand yet! But the blur is a cool effect on his velvet art butterflies. 😉

And Legos. Lots and lot of pictures of Legos. Hey all you moms of little boys who will eventually get into Legos. Take my heed and get one of these long flat bins for them. The kids won’t need to dump the bin in order to find pieces and there won’t be quite some much to pick up at the end of the day week!

So you bored yet?

Yeah. Me too.

bullet friday

I can’t gather all my thoughts into one coherent post so it’s bullet time again!

the queen of the bullets

Yeah, whatever. I know some of you like bullet posts! So, here are all the reasons why I might be blogging weirdly (either not at all or lots extra!) this week.

I may have too much on my plate this week, eh? Posting will depend on which of these items I choose to do and whether they are bloggable or not!

another bullet post

I have a million things in my head and the only way to deal with it is to spew it all out in stream of consciousness bullets! Ready? Okay!

I’ve horrified myself

If you’ve read much of this blog, or if you know me irl, you are well aware that cleaning is my least favorite thing to do on the planet. Seriously. When I told DH I was going to be working on the Homemaking Channel for Blog Nosh Magazine he actually laughed and said “well, maybe you’ll learn something.” (Don’t condemn him, it’s no worse than I thought myself AND he helps around here way more than most husbands!)

Anyway, DH took the boy to t-ball awhile ago and I decided to stay home and try to accomplish something. Something immensely productive. I needed to clean the family room. This is the room where the boy and I spend most of our time during the day. Many of his toys and craft items are here, and my work stuff is all here. This fact will be important later – I work sitting in the middle of the couch with all my shit stuff spread out around me. (Mostly because my desk is too cluttered to actually work at. Sigh.) You might already know, but I am a freelance photo editor. That means I always have manuscripts, layouts, pens, highlighters, a water bottle, a coffee mug (well balanced of course), paper clips, date planner, etc. next to me at all times. Yeah, on the couch. It drives DH crazy because he can never come sit next to me. I digress.

I needed to clean because I have overnight company coming it was dirty. As I’m vacuuming it occurred to me that someone might need to sleep on the couch later this week, and god forbid someone might pull the cushions off of it. So I bit the bullet and decided to clean under the cushions. Oh. My. God. Needless to say I am sitting on a very clean couch as I type this.

Confession time. Here is the horror list of what I found, not including Hershey Kisses wrappers just regular trash.

I’m pretty sure I deserve a second cup of coffee for all of that. Or a nap. Or a cleaning lady.

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