Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Lions and Tigers and BEARS!!!!

I live in the heart of black bear country. Never a problem with my street or house though until last night. THREE BIG bears came for a visit.

Played with my kids toys in the yard, climbed up to the deck on the second story and seemed to enjoy their stay here until they went on their way downt he street.

Not to sure how I feel about this. I know it is because we keep building in their dens, yet *I* become a mama bear when I think of them around my children.

Hopefully it is a one time visit.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Weekend Assignment #161

What's the longest amount of time you've been away from home on a trip? By "trip" I mean things like a journey taken for pleasure (a vacation, cruise) or for business (business training, conventions, workshops, facilities tours) and things of that nature. Things that I would not classify as a "trip" for this assignment would be something like a military assignment or a long-term work posting, or going away for college. All of those will certainly keep you from home for a while, but they're of a different nature than when you're living out of a suitcase (or backpack, or whatever).

The longest amount of time I have ever been away from home is in August 1992 when I drove to the Grand Canyon and back with my cousin Michele. I go down the shore for long stretches at a day but some how always fimnd myself coming home for a day here and there so that doesnt truly count!

Extra Credit: What's the furthest you've been away from home?

California. Not sure what part of California is actually the furtherest from me. I do know Mill Valley is 2,892 miles. In addition to the North Bay area, I have also been to Santa Monica and LA. I am going back to LA and San Diego in July.


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wordless Wed

Friday, April 06, 2007

For my girlfriends

The Open Toed Shoe Pledge

As a member of the Cute Girl Sisterhood, I pledge to follow the Rules when wearing sandals and other open-toe shoes:
I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. And the sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps.
I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free.
I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe.
I will sand down any mounds of skin before they! turn h ard and yellow.
I will shave the hairs off my big toe.
I won't wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker, mother, sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there.
If a strap breaks, I won't duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.
I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr. Scholl's if my feet need him.
I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids' sizes. This is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.
I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell and begin to look like Vienna sausages.
I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend/sister/coworker when she asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell her that her toes are as long as my fingers and no sandal makes creepy feet look good.
I will promise if I wear flip flops that I will ensure that they actually flip and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear NOT to slide or drag my feet while wearing them.
I will promise to go to my local nail salon at least once per season and have a real pedicure (they are about $15 or 20 and worth EVERY penny).
I will promise to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show signs of wear... nothing is tackier than dirty white sandals.
Don't keep this to yourself - pass it on to other sisters.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Create your own polls

This looks cool. I was going to try it but didnt know what to take a poll on - so somebody else try it! lol

Monday, April 02, 2007

Tell it to my children!!! lol

You Will Be a Cool Parent

You seem to naturally know a lot about parenting, and you know what kids need.
You can tell when it's time to let kids off the hook, and when it's time to lay down the law.
While your parenting is modern and hip, it's not over the top.
You know that there's nothing cool about a parent who acts like a teenager... or a drill sergeant!