Thursday, April 27, 2006

Yet Another Example of the Need for Single Issue Bills

The $100 gas rebate the Senate is trying to pass also has that pesky Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling proposal attached to it. It's amusing how many bills they keep trying to staple it to. Well, at least now if it gets voted down we will be sure to hear "Senator So-and-So voted AGAINST the GAS REBATE that would benefit MILLIONS of WORKING CLASS AMERICANS!!!" in the next election.

I can't wait.

Monday, April 24, 2006



Life is still happening. Just not blogging about it lately.

Oh, and I know ya'll are probably tired of pictures of my house, but if you click the photo above it will take you to a Flickr gallery of all the changes we've made in the first four months. (It's mostly for the fam down south.)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Monday, April 17, 2006


I just realized today that I have absolutely no idea how to potty train a child. No idea. It's amazing that Juliana ever got trained at all because I just remember an entire year of fighting and struggling with her about it until one day it was just done and I honestly don't know how it happened.

You might that think the second time around would be easier but then I would have to tell you what a quaint little thought that is and pat you on the head.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Painting OCD


I don't remember if I posted photos of Ava's room before, but last month I spent a couple of days painting the dark wood paneling a pale yellow color. It was tedious but in the end it was a large improvement over what we used to call "the Cowboy Room." Well, yesterday I decided to re-paint the room again with a turquoise blue (the same color as the girls' old bedroom in Bartlett.) Apparently l like to torture myself with never-ending painting jobs. I am, however, very pleased with the results.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I Hate Fashion

Ok, I lied. I love clothes. But has anyone else seen this business about the skinny, tapered leg jeans coming back in style? I like the 80's as much as the next person but I'll be darned if tapered jeans look good on anyone who doesn't have the body shape of a ten-year-old boy. And if that isn't bad enough, there are people pairing them with FLATS of all things. Thanks for nothing Kate Moss! Fashion icon indeed. As if us short-legged girls are begging for more trends that will make us look like a squat little pear. I'm all for low-rise jeans dying out since it's near impossible for me to find pants that cover my behind but I'll keep my boot-cuts and flare legs, thank you very much.

Friday, April 7, 2006

There Was Some Interest Expressed So Here It Is:

Here are the photos of our "finished" upstairs bathroom! I say "finished" in quotations because although it does not yet have a walk-in shower and a retro claw foot tub, the decor no longer makes me want to poke out my eyeballs when I enter every morning like the old version used to.



Yes, I am aware that I haven't finished painting above the tub and yes, I do realize the hideousness of the medicine cabinet. Baby steps, people. Baby steps.

Wednesday, April 5, 2006


I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard Lisa Loeb's 90's one-hit-wonder, "Stay" playing at the grocery store. I think it may have finally surpassed Madonna's "Borderline" as the most frequently played shopping center song. (And no, I cannot help myself from singing along, against my better judgement.)

Oh! And did you hear? Massachussetts is the most awesome state ever!

Also in the news: Tom Delay. Heh.

Today is Jason's birthday! That mean's we're eating steak tonight...

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Protecting the People

Did you know that Home Depot now keeps their cans of spray paint locked up in a cage? Not only did I have to have an employee unlock it for me but then I had do show my I.D at the checkout as well. It was like trying to buy cold medicine.