Monday, January 26, 2009

America's Next Top Model?

When we went on our trip to the Franklin Institute last weekend, Leda posed for pictures...very model like. Where the heck do they learn that?

She is SO not allowed to sign up for Tyra Banks' show yet. Maybe for Cycle 35!

ANTM Cycle 35?

ANTM Cycle 35?

ANTM Cycle 35?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Random Ten

Sometimes, I swear, iTunes knows more than it should. Or is somehow programmed to know exactly what songs would be apropos.

The Weight, The Band
The Chain, Fleetwood Mac
Crazy, Seal
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', Righteous Brothers
Terry's Song, Bruce Springsteen
Scream, Seven Nations
Grapefruit - Juicy Fruit, Jimmy Buffett
Rattlesnake, Live
Hot Cha, They Might Be Giants
Pinch Me, Barenaked Ladies

We had a pretty busy week here...Grandma and Granddaddy where here last weekend, Inauguration on Tuesday, Aunt Bet here for dinner last night. We are pretty tired and really looking forward to a relaxing weekend!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Red, White and Blue

Red, White and Blue. January 20, 2009

What a beautiful day on so many levels.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Snow Day

Except I have to work. But this is what I get to look at out my window...

Out the window

I spent a few minutes at lunch taking a few pictures outside. It is COLD, but it's SNOWING!

Happy's snowing!



I'm a bit bummed that I won't get to play in it until it's dark, and then, probably won't want to! It's still pretty...and getting prettier! It's been snowing for hours and everything looks awesome!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Random Ten

It's COLDER than yesterday. Something like 18 degrees. For a freakin' high! What is up with that? You'd think it was winter or something.

Gonna have to dance to keep warm!

Shadows In A Mirror, Chris Isaak
Drops of Jupiter, Train
Tell Me 'bout It, Joss Stone
They Might Be Giants, They Might Be Giants
Space Cowboy, Steve Miller Band
Get Up Stand Up, Bob Marley & The Wailers
Dance On A Volcano, Genesis
Crazy Baby, Joan Osborne
Della Brown, Queensrÿche
All Revved Up With No Place To Go, Meat Loaf

A Dare...

I dare everyone to watch this video and not have a tear (or two) in their eye by the end. I practically bawled!

Oh, and I have to say, I want an elephant for Christmas this year! I think Duff would LOVE that! ;-)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's COLD!

It's freakin' cold here. Something like 20 degrees. For the HIGH!

That's just wrong.

So it's basically caused my brain to freeze and I can't seem to come up with anything to write. Nothing. Nada. Nope.

I promise, I will get back to this here space with something interesting. I just have to find something interesting to get back here with.

Something warmer too! 'Cause this weather, well, without snow, it sucks! If you are going to be freezing cold, you might as well have some beautiful white stuff to look at. But, no, we ain't got any of that either!

I promise a better post tomorrow. Promise. Really. I come up with something.

Monday, January 12, 2009

De-lurking Day

I'm not sure I even tried this before. I know I've participated as a lurker on most of the sites I visit on a mostly daily basis. So here goes...

It's De-lurking Day. What this means is if you come to this site, leave me a comment to say hi, introduce yourself, whatever. Just de-lurk! Let me know you've been here!

And, if you have a website, a blog, a place you hang out, post the link. You never know who might be looking! ;-)

Oh, and how about them EAGLES!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Random Ten...The Return

Yes, I'm going back to the Friday Random 10. I like it. So there.

Looks like I've got something from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s on this list...pretty awesome - 5 decades of music in 10 songs. Not too shabby!

We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet, The Blues Magoos
It Takes Two, Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
If I'm Not In Love, Faith Hill
For You, Bruce Springsteen
Inevitable Consequence Of Progress, Johnny Clegg & Savuka
Private Idaho, The B-52's
Shy, John Mellencamp
Slow Ride, Foghat
Precious Declaration, Collective Soul
Be Near Me, ABC

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Easy Button

Tonight we learned two things about Leda...

Brock is always blaming me for the 'hands on the hip' attitude Leda tends to sometimes get. Tonight, the two were rough-housing around the living room and Brock thought Leda was about to bite him (a no-no in this house). He turned around, threw his hands on his hips and said, "Leda, don't you bite me." And she immediately turned around and threw HER hands on HER hips (almost a mirror image) and said to him, "I didn't!"

I sat there and watched it happen. I wish I had the video camera at that moment! And, for the record, she wasn't about to bite him at all!

Not a few minutes later or so, the two of them are still rough-housing and Brock is holding onto Leda's arms and she is trying to get away, laughing the whole time. He lets her go and she immediately grabs her right arm and starts crying - immediately we knew what happened. We aren't exactly sure HOW it happened, but her 'nursemaid elbow' was back!

Thank goodness Dr. ER from next door (have I ever mentioned that we LOVE our neighbors???? We do, we really do!) was home and he came right over to fix her up...and, you gotta love a doctor who makes a house call with a glass of wine (he had just poured it when we called!) So he takes a look at her arm, massages it for about a minute and boom, she's fine. He told her she was such an easy patient, she should have an easy button!

Dr. ER told us that not to worry, she WILL grow out of this...he can feel that her bones and joints are getting better. And that no lasting effect will be felt. But man, do we feel bad for our little girl! It's been quite awhile since this has happened (Aug 2007 being the last time!) Hopefully we can keep it from happening again!

So there you have it. Two things about Leda...1) the hands-on-hip thing, so her Daddy, and 2) she should have an easy button! ;-)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Holiday Let Down

I always hate to see the holidays go. I almost wish we could celebrate into the end of January. That's right, TWO full months of holiday celebrations! Seriously, why would that be a bad thing?

I am sad to see the holidays go this year, but am taking a big sigh of relief that they are! I feel like this year, the holidays have kicked my you-know-what. Christmas was a whirlwind! So busy, in fact, that I didn't take one freakin' picture. Not one! We took a few on Christmas Eve, but the only pictures I took during the opening of the gifts this year was a video of Leda opening her gifts from Santa (who, as usual, went WAY over board). The video is 11 minutes plus long, so I won't be posting it here. You can click here if you want to go watch it!

Oh, and there's Leda coming down stairs and seeing everything for the first time and the story behind the crib.

And Leda and I on Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve, 2008

Leda totally enjoyed her Christmas. Every present she opened was "just what I always wanted!" as if we have been depriving her of everything since she was born! I also think we spent our last year of a prolonged present opening (took us 2 hours and we had to force Leda to open some stuff...she kept wanting to play with the stuff she had just opened! Oh, and then there was the making sure that every piece of tape and wrapping paper was completely removed from the item she just opened. To the point of obsession!) I think that next year, she'll rip through everything in no time flat. I hope not, because I really like that she seems to savor opening gifts...I always like to see how long I can take to open my makes Christmas morning last longer!

We spent time with family and friends over the Christmas weekend. Dinner at my cousins on Friday night. An open house party at the home of an old friend I've become reacquainted with via Facebook. And an awesome THUMPING of Dallas by the Eagles game celebrated at the home of good friends on Sunday. And just like that, my football season was extended one more week!

Oh, and we saw Paige's new pony!
Visiting Paige's Pony

The next several days were full of work and cleaning. Prepping for the onslaught of friends and family for the 10th annual New Year's Eve party. Which turned out to be one awesome evening. We had so much fun and our Indian-giver Pollyanna gift exchange was probably the best one ever in the 7 or 8 years we've been doing it. All had a great time. And Leda stayed strong until 2:00-2:30 am. And woke up by 8:30! The kid has GOT to get a better internal one that is broken and makes her sleep until NOON when her parents didn't go to bed until 3:30 am! The rest of the New Years weekend was spent recovering from a hangover, monitoring work for support calls and resting. Lots of resting! Oh, and a nail-biter of a game where my Eagles defeated the Vikings and have extended my football season yet one more week! Bring on the Giants, baby!

I'm trying to figure out what I will be doing with this blog to at least make it a bit interesting. I've been looking at it for the past week or so and I'm just so bored with it. I'm thinking of trying one of these 365 projects...taking a picture a day....and posting them to the blog, rather than every post being a rehash of things we have done (unless something we have done is actually interesting! ha!). It may take me a few days, might take a few odd posts here and there. But bear with me and I'll figure it out!

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