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Friday, September 28, 2007

Friday Five

I really haven't taken any photos this week so I thought I'd post some oldies but goodies.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

A Few Photos

I've been sick for several days now. Running a low grade fever, super nauseous, and quite a bit of vomiting. I'm sure I caught something from one of the lovely children at work. It's an occupational hazard I guess. But wouldn't you know it, my doctor is out of town this week. Don't have much to say, so I'll post some not great photos from last Saturday. Michael had a few jobs to do out in Kalamazoo and the kids and I decided to ride with him.

Here we have the window cleaner, Michael Preston.

Madison, Ian and Michael on the fabulous double decker carousel at Crossroads Mall.

More carousel.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Signs of Autumn

(Photo taken at rest area outside of Battle Creek 09/22/2007)

Friday, September 21, 2007


Your Quirk Factor: 64%

You're so quirky, it's hard for you to tell the difference between quirky and normal.
No doubt about it, there's little about you that's "normal" or "average."

You Are a Red Crayon

Your world is colored with bright, vivid, wild colors.
You have a deep, complex personality - and you are always expressing something about yourself.
Bold and dominant, you are a natural leader. You have an energy that is intense... and sometimes overwhelming.
Your reaction to everything tends to be strong. You are the master of love-hate relationships.

Your color wheel opposite is green. Green people are way too mellow to understand what drives your energy.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Slightly Scary

Ummm, Marcia Clark, what have you done to yourself?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Banana Fanana

Stole this from Kenny, who stole it from Valerie.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car): Shonda Windstar

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie): Cherry Garcia Snickerdoodle

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name): K-And

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal): Pink Hippo

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born): Joyce Garden City

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first): Andke

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink): The Periwinkle Iced Tea

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers): William Andrew or how 'bout Willie Andy

9. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names): Louise John (Hey Kenny, our mom's have the same middle name)

10. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Munson Milwaukee

11. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower). Autumn Hydrangea

12. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”): Nectarine Hoodie

13. HIPPIE NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree): Nectarine Maple

14. YOUR ROCK STAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour” and the year): The Scrapbooking Rain Tour

Monday, September 17, 2007

Things I Know

1. I am tired of never knowing when I'm going to throw up.
2. I am sick of getting up at 5:00 a.m.
3. Madison is smarter than I.
4. Ian lacks the fear gene. (Unless it's a social setting)
5. I woke up with a cold.
6. I don't want to go to work.
7. I'm canceling my doctor's appointment this morning.
8. I'll be taking a nap today.
9. Laundry needs to be done.
10. I'm thirsty.

Friday, September 14, 2007

What Should I Blog About?

I've been staring at this screen for about 15 minutes now and nothing has popped into my head yet. Oh I could ramble on about all the bad kids at work or how this baby loves lying on my left hip so much that by 7:00 p.m. everyday I'm limping. None of that sounds too exciting though.

Honestly, nothing much has been going on. I killed a cockroach at work this morning. Aren't you all just giddy with excitement?

I did read about something totally gross on Kenny's blog. Koolickles. Have you ever heard about them?

Basically, they are dill pickles that have been marinated in Kool-Aid. They originated in the delta region of Mississippi and taking the world by storm. I guess Alton Brown (Food Network) stopped off at a convenience store during his travels through Mississippi and discovered these. They sound completely gross to me and I am a connoisseur of dill pickles. Pretty sure I won't be trying them any time soon.

I suppose that's it for now. I have to head back to work soon. I'll probably have another 5 year old tell me how mean I am again today.

One Day I May Blog Again

I promise!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Can Someone Please Explain....

how a piece of glass got onto my living room carpet and why my foot had to find it? (I'm actually glad it was my foot and not the kid's.)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Ladies Man

When asked by his dad how his first day of school went Ian replied, "Well, I really need a girlfriend, but there's nothing but a bunch of ugly chicks." Oh Lord help me.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Back To School Part Deux

Today was Mr. Man's first day at his new school. He was on the nervous side this morning and really I couldn't blame him, I'd have been nervous too. We get to school and look who turns out to be in his class.

His cousin, Emilee. I think he was relieved, he still teared up for a second, but was okay after a second.

When I picked him up this afternoon, he was happy as a clam. He had drama class today and loved it. When I asked him what his favorite thing about the day was he answered, "The broccoli at lunch." Sounds just like my Ian.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Back To School Part One

So my baby girl went back to school today...only she's not a baby girl. She's a 5th Grader. Can someone please tell me when I got old enough to have a 5th grader? She is now officially one of the oldest kids in the school. Makes me so sad and I want to go back to when she looked like this.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Oh I really need to blog, I really need to blog. Hi ho the dairy oh I really need to blog.