January 25, 2008

Look what my son built! It walks by itself - it is SO cool...All the Lego Star Wars stuff is really cool.
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January 23, 2008

on working...

When I started to get ready to get for work, my big name alphabet soup company did not have any part time positions for me.  This was a bummer as we need the money.  I'm in the same boat as a lot of families around here - my hubby makes (for example) $10 a month.  Our bills add up to $11 a month.  So I have to work, even though it looks as if I don't because most of my paycheck is extra (except of course, when we overspend --> December was a rough month with a Disney Trip, Christmas and birthdays for TWO of our children).

BUT in November they found a part time spot for me working for the group that writes and maintains the software for our company's help desk.

I love my new job!! LOVE LOVE LOVE.  I work with great people, in a great location, with great flexibility in my schedule.  AND I can work from home occasionally or to earn extra hours.  And it is possibly one of the few true development positions in the world that is part time!

It is a perfect fit and I couldn't be happier!

January 15, 2008

man, it's been a while!

HI there!  I just got back Sunday night from A GIRL'S WEEKEND!  It was fun and fabulous and all that I'd dreamed of.  And after 3 days away from the kids, I feel refreshed and energetic and full up of patience to be with them and love them and want to cuddle them like crazy!

We had a great time (traveling had LOTS OF ISSUES, we will never fly Continental again) - eating and drinking and seeing the sights in Scottsdale, AZ.  And it is so wonderful to chat and hangout and re-bond with my girlfriends.  It's amazing how wonderful it is to sit and talk with other women that GET you.  And are in the same place in their lives.  And dealing with the same issues.  It is revitalizing and wonderful.   I love my girlfriends. 

We are already discussing plans for the next one!

January 07, 2008

yeah, i don't know about this one.

Inmates on death row are challenging the way executions are handled.  They challenge the way most states execute prisoners by lethal injection, which critics say creates an avoidable risk of excruciating pain.  You know what?  You don't get ON DEATH ROW by being nice.  You caused SOMEONE severe pain, probably an excruciating death, actually.  So please stop spending my tax dollars to save you from what might be a painful death, when the death (or deathS) you caused yourself were not PAIN FREE.  Please.  Get off it.  If the Constitutional Amendments say that we need to spare them from unnecessary pain, then I say repeal the amendment.  If some jerk had murdered my family, and now wants a pain-free ticket, FORGET IT.  How many of my tax dollars are being spent on this?

The article on Yahoo! actually points out that it is unlawful to execute animals in this way.  That is fine - THEY should get pain-free executions because they didn't MURDER anyone.  I think that law is just fine.

January 04, 2008


It's been a while no?  Yes?  Of course it has.  Working + 1 toddler + 1 baby + 1 6 year old = kicking my butt.

Also, both babies apparently keep sharing 2 different colds amongst themselves.  Lovely.

I am tired.  Beyond tired.  But hubby and I get to go out to dinner tonight ALONE for the first time since JUNE.  JUNE people, that is a LONG time ago!  I am so excited I can't wait.  Our New Year was fine - we didn't do anything special, but I think next year we will try.

VA Tech lost last night, booo.  Seems like they always choke in big game pressure.

I leave next week for a girl's weekend in AZ!  YAY for us, I'm so excited to see them, be warm, and not have to take care of kids for 3 whole days!  BLISS!