May 28, 2009


a local church just sent a link out asking for donation for Helping Hungry Kids.  Many kids don't have enough food to eat on the weekends (they get reduced/free lunch and breakfast at school) - so they are asking for donations of food for the kids to have placed in their backpacks on Friday afternoons to ensure that the children have something to eat over the 2 day weekend.  I don't know why, but this is really really bugging me and has me all teary eyed.  I cannot imagine my children KNOWING that they do not have enough food to eat at that maybe, when they get home from school today, there WON'T BE ANY DINNER.  Is that not one of the saddest things you can imagine?  I know how no one LIKES to be hungry and to think of CHILDREN not having enough to eat it breaks my heart.

What will these children do over the summer?  I plan on dropping several bags off at the church this next weekend (they collect the 1st sunday of the month).  You should look and see if your church or school has a program like this (I also see it called Backpack Snacks or something like that).

May 24, 2009

South Pole blog!

I found this link - he works at the South Pole and is a photographer! Amazing pictures of what goes on there when it is -80 degress F!

(hahaha I almost posted this without the link!)

May 17, 2009

Cub Scouts at the Farm!

What do you get when you let a 7 year old loose at a farm w/a digital camera?

- pics of the cool cobwebs
- pics of dirt
- 3 different shots of pig butts
- 2 different cow butts
- 1 horse butt
- 1 peacock butt
- 1 turkey butt
- one pig SNOUT, up close
- a couple of closeups of a farm truck - the emblems
- a dog butt
- several sheep butts

lovely photographs.

May 15, 2009

Tina Turner Legs...

Well...I have ALWAYS had nice legs. And when one has an asset (and a few NON-ASSETS) one flaunts that asset! I went to the salon today in my Daisy Dukes (the only kind of shorts I OWN) and they FLIPPED out. Apparently, they think my legs are awesome. SERIOUSLY -for 10 minutes they inquired -natural? YES! No lipo there! Just 3 miles 3 times a week for OMG 20 years now (fuck! 20 years?? damn i am apparently old) and a nice skin color (tan!) to show them off. I love the muscle that runs down your outer thigh so I work that one SPECIFICALLY at the gym. If hubby wouldn't freak, I'd give you a picture.

Several times during my life, guy friends have told me I have BETTER legs than Tina Turner (which is funny since my first name is TINA!).

Friday pedicure!!!!!

May 12, 2009

awkward family photos...

holy moly - have you seen this???

am busy!

Hi! I started my new job yesterday (which I love) and promptly ran into a neighbor (she works in the next office) and an old classmate!  WEIRD.  And then found out an old coworker ALSO works here.  Small world, eh?

When they were showing me the office, the conference room fridge contains Sam Adams!  Now if that isn't a sign I'm in the right place, I don't know what is!

Anyway, I'm loving it and busy reading up on the technology I'll need, hopefully I can post tomorrow from home!

May 02, 2009

what a way to start the morning!

Hubby let me sleep in! At 8:30 I came downstairs just in time to see ToddlerT throw up all over the floor! Damn neighbors waking me up w/their early morning lawn mowing!!

May 01, 2009

Friday Bullets!

  • SWINE FLU! .00003% of the population has it. You have a higher chance of winning the lottery (though I guess if you get swine flu, you've just used up your lifetime of unlikely things happening).
  • We just got BabyJ her first pair of big girl sandals. I could die of the cuteness.
  • boo hiss! Unexpected May expenses (it's only May 1, how can we have unexpected expenses already!) - $200 for pool filters and $100 for hot tub filters. The pool guys come to open the pool Monday and not only is it a green cesspool right now, they want $375?!!
  • The health insurance for my new job not ONLY is awesome with lower copays, etc., IT IS FREE! COVERED BY THE EMPLOYER AT 100% - now that is TEH AWESOME.
  • Boo hiss! My current employer announced a 2% layoff that will happen Tuesday. So NOT ONLY will people lose their jobs, but they get the dreary weekend to worry.
  • ToddlerT is LOVING the heck out of swim lessons and is already trying to swim indepenedently!
  • boo hiss! Have a sore throat - so does the son that had strep and just finished his antibiotics. I hope that he doesn't need a second round and that I also didn't catch it!