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Why I worry...

This is just a general "I'm a worry-wort"

An interesting project

I've been collecting american girl dolls since I was 9 years old. The year was 1988 and the company was Pleasant Company (founded by Pleasant Rowland) and did an excellent job of providing both a great toy and also teaching me a lot about history.

A sewing room...

Because of the ongoing (for almost a year now...grrr) remodeling project I haven't been able to use my sewing machines in a long time. The problem is the area of the basement I was using for sewing is now a huge mess. Sawdust from drilling holes, plumbing junk laying everywhere. Just nasty. So I need to …

Pregnant women are weird

I'm in week 25, almost 26 right now, that's if my due date is right (I didn't see a doctor until I was at least three months in and they didn't do any ultrasound until my LMP estimate put me at 20 weeks). That ultrasound put me back almost three weeks, but I'm not sure how …

Poor Kitty

When I was about either or nine years old, the neighbors across the street had siamese cats born, the day after my birthday. I saved my money and bought one. I named her Misty and she's lived in this house for 18 years or so- this year makes 19. When I left for college and during …

Wow, no snow...

Almost every year it has snowed on my birthday. And usually not the nice gentle snow but a fat snowstorm. There has only been one year that it hasn't, and that was 1998 (if I remember correctly).

Charter Cable weirdness

After my husband started plumbing directly ABOVE my live server (necessitating a total reformat but luckily not getting the second hard drive with data on it) I had to do some fancy rearranging in my house to set up the cable modem, wireless router, server combination. I ended up putting it in the upstairs of the …

Doll stuff

I got my stuff today! Amazing how stuff can get from wisconsin to here in a day :) And takes four days to come from New Jersey (WTH?) Anyway, most of the things I got are really beautiful, too bad I dont' have anywhere to display them. Now I need a horse to go with the …

Happy/Merry Christmas/Birthday to Me

I finally sat down and used a bunch of my gift cards and ordered myself something nice for my birthday/christmas. I love shopping online, you can find what you want (even out of print books) and I don't have to go tromping around with three kids and a fat belly (I hate stairs).

Actually writing

I actually took some time and wrote today. I've been working on rebellion - I'm not sure why but that's the story that appeared to be popping into my head. I've decided not to release any of it (well, except for some posting here) until the thing is finished. Just makes for happier readers that way.

Pipes and Contractions

Well my husband is finally getting his butt in gear on the remodeling project again. The shower and tub drains are done, the sink and toilet are almost done (just the vents left). Then it will be time for the water supply. This is an old house so a lot of the current pipe had to …

Another day - nothing done

Another day without real writing or coding accomplished - that's the trouble with kids and real life.

Decoration and Men!!

This is a completely personal entry today. I didn't have time to do any writing or any coding, it was just me and RL (real life) - which seems to suck a little more each day. Today I got in the nesting mood - I have no idea why...

Stomach and Kids, Code and Fiction

ugh - I was all set for a nice start to the new year, but I've just had loads of fun the last few days

Happy New Years - Resolution Time!

Ah, the new year is here - another "fresh beginning" to make promises that usually never get kept. Nevertheless here's my (hopefully short) list of resolutions.

Yes, I'm alive

It's been a LONG TIME since I've been writing.... *counts on fingers* August, September, October...

Purpose

Life is a strange thing - with twists and turns you've never imagined. It's different to wake up each morning and feel, if not happy than content. No one can be happy all the time, something I think many people strive for in vain. Happiness is a fleeting emotion and a very fickle one to base …

The profession of Teaching - A mini-rant

I was reading a very interesting article in time magazine today on middle school and it's effect on kids. I don't know about you, but in our school system middle schools seems to attract the dregs - the teachers who don't want to be teaching or just aren't qualified for the job. (notice I didn't say …

I'd just as soon kiss a wookiee

:: how jedi are you? ::

Those who make you work...

If you look at the bottom of slashdot you'll notice you get a rather random quote from their database when you visit. Some are very good, some of very bad, but today's had me thinking of the past.

Chronicles of Riddick

A little rant/love note this morning for one of my favorite movies - Chronicles of Riddick. First of all, my perception of the film is probably forever colored because 1. I didn't see pitch black until I bought all three movies and watched them in a row, I didn't see any of the three in theaters. …

Oh I am SUCH a geek...

Googlefight is my new late night fun - type in a couple of words and see which gets more google hits is the basic idea, but it's damn funny all the same.

Wow - Reporters sure are sucky anymore...

I think reporters currently suck - hell the news media in general sucks. No longer do they research their stories and present unbiased, two sided views of issues, problems, and actions. Now it's simply a feeding frenzy for lots of hits/lots of viewers. Ridiculous.

Happy Birthday, Alex

Today is my youngest son's first birthday, he's walking, trying to talk. And my gosh how time flies. Seems like only yesterday I was bringing him home from the hospital. Now he has hair, red hair no less, and he's huge. Why can't I have nice little babies?

Sick Kids eat your time

My youngest has The cold from hell, you know, the kind that makes you all raspy and the yellow gunk out of the nose, the fever, the general grumpiness. And of course, he wants to be held all the time. Ugh, I hate it when kids get sick, I can't get anything done. It's generally hard …