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Christmas Time Is Here

23 Dec

Snowflakes in the air…
Uh, what the hell is up with the weather this year! I’m not complaining (although I’d happily give one of my ovaries for a piping hot tall soy pumpkin spice Starbucks latte right now. Sigh). Here is our week here is Washington: (the photos are much more impressive if you click on them!)

The Backyard



The Front Yard

After (Current)

As cabin-fever-insanity-inducing as this weather is, you can’t help but get in to the Christmas spirit with all this great snow around. Of course, it would help if I wasn’t totally freaking out that UPS and/or FedEx still haven’t delivered the rest of the family’s presents. Oh, and I kind of forgot about a few things that I need to buy. heh. heh. Yeah, that’s gonna suck this afternoon. Wish me luck.

I’m guessing this will be my last post for a few days as, well, I’ve got way too much shit to do. And, while I beg to differ, I’m guessing the “sorry I had to blog” excuse will not suffice if I come empty-handed to Christmas dinner(s), don’t get my shopping done, and/or fail to pick up Mr. Bee from a medical procedure today.

And yes, all those topics DO deserve posts of their own. Soon, my little ones, I promise! In the meantime:


Song title: Christmas Time Is Here by A Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack

100 Stories

22 Dec

Stolen from Lazy Housewife @ So Not Domestic, here is a fun time waster as you sit out Blizzard Snowpacolypse 2008.

RULES: There are 100 statements and you bold the ones you have done. Grab it and play for yourself!!

1. Started your own blog (done x 2)
2. Slept under the stars (does under a tent count?)
3. Played in a band (I call my band on Rock Band ‘Sour Milk’. I was still breastfeeding at the time of creation.)
4. Visited Hawaii (done x 3)
5. Watched a meteor shower (I can never really see them very well, though.)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity. (Probably not MORE than I can afford…)
7. Been to Disneyland (done x infinity. Seriously I have no idea how many times I’ve been.)
8. Climbed a mountain. (done x 2. Confirmed that I am officially NOT an outdoorsy girl. I prefer a latte and no bugs/dirty/cold/wet/did I mention no bugs?)
9. Held a praying mantis (Ew.)
10. Sang a solo (Who do you think is the lead singer of ‘Sour Milk’?!)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (What? Please see answer to #8.)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (I know, I still haven’t posted my artwork…I will someday, I promise.)
15. Adopted a child (Does my husband count?)
16. Had food poisoning (Not fun.)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (Scariest fucking thing ever. Gawd, I hate heights.)
18. Grown your own vegetables (hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Uh, no.)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept in an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (Aaaah. I long for the days of taking sick days. Not an option now.)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (Rawr.)
27. Run a marathon (hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! No.)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (I’ve been TO Venice though! It was way too pricey and not enough time to go in a gondola, though…So sad.)
29. Seen a total eclipse (solar)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (Sigh. Mama needs a vacation. Preferably an all-inclusive one with lots of food.)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (Does Southern California count?)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (Pig Latin, bitches!)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person (We refused to take The Photo of us holding it up, though.)
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David (Technically we saw the replica, but it was in Florence so I’m counting it.)
41. Sung karaoke (Rocked it!)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person (Does the outside count?)
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain (Uh, I live in Seattle, for Christ’s Sake. Not many options.)
53. Played in the mud
55. Been in a movie (Does homemade porn count? Oh, then no.) (KIDDING!!)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (Dude. I am so rocking this list.)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (ATE Girl Scout Cookies?)
62. Gone whale watching (Not many whales that day, though.)
63. Got flowers for no reason (Don’t kid yourself. There is always a reason.)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (I’m sure I did in high school or something.)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (Please define. Like “saved” religiously? “Saved” from imminent death? Or just kept around?…)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten cavier.
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (Yay! I can finally say yes!)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican (So super cool. Man, I want to go back to Italy again.)
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (I’m counting this as I have been in magazines and newspapers a few times. Photo, I’m not sure.)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (McDonald’s counts, right?)
88. Had chicken pox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit (Lesson #1: Don’t fuck with Mama Bee.)
98. Owned a cell phone (Done x infinity)
99. Been stung by a bee (On the lip. Not fun.)
100. Read an entire book in one day (The Bible.) (Kidding.)

45 down, 55 to go…

Song title: 100 Stories by Alkaline Trio