Monday, December 29, 2008
Well what was I supposed to saySo Stephen and I go to this pretty small church. We like it a lot- it's pretty laid back and accept our multi-faith family (2, is that considered multi? hehe).
And there's a woman who attends and always sits behind the pew we usually sit. She's a grandmother to, I think, 6 kids- ages ranging in teen to 2. Well she's their primary care taker- but that's besides the point really.
2 of the little boys- no older than 8 I imagine- were talking behind me. One was saying God was black, the other was saying God was white. Then one poked me and said "Isn't God black?"
So I gave the answer I believe to be true- that God is every color. Of course the younger one thought I was being literal and said "ewww!" like God was this odd tie-dyed person. But the older boy said "no no no, not like that. His skin- his actual skin, it was black."
Thankfully their grandmother came in just then and told them to be quiet in church.
But really, what was I supposed to say?
Every culture has their own view of Jesus. I mean, I personally don't believe he was a blonde haired, blue-eyed man (like so many peices of art depict)- but more ruddy.
I think my answer should've been "I don't know. I wasn't alive back then"
Aside from all that... I'm going to talk to my doctor about Mirena. Anyone use it? Good, bad?
Friday, December 26, 2008
ChristmasOk, sorry I didn't post all about Christmas yesterday but I had a crap-ton of video to upload! (more on that later).
So Christmas eve everyone went to Stephen's sister's house for dinner and KK gifts. It was the first time EVERYone on Stephen's side was going to be in one place since 2004 so we naturally had to take a big ass family photo. 37 people.
We haven't uploaded that photo yet- but as soon as we do I'll post it here.
Anyway- so we had a great time. Paul ran around with his cousins and Teddy was held by every female there and loved it.
I made Giada's espresso brownies which are always a hit with the grownups.
We were there until about 10pm and didn't get home until 10:30. So you'd think "oh good, Paul will sleep in! I'll feed Teddy at 7 and go back to bed."
Nope. 7am on the dot here comes Paul bouncing in our room saying "Nyook! Ah-toons!"
That's milk and cartoons for those of you who don't speak Paul. Ugh!
So we took him out and showed him that Santa Claus had come and gave him presents. I'd show the video of that but Stephen didn't know I was recording.... boys... lol
So we had a great Christmas morning. Paul loved all his presents. (BTW Mara, Paul does love stuffed animals, so inthe video when he throws it it's only because it wasn't a car and he was excited to open the next present... lol).
So on Christmas day I thought I'd be able to take a nap... apparently Paul and Teddy made a pact to never let me sleep. Sigh...
Oh and then last night I ran out to get garbage bags and on the way home I was driving on a little side road- one of those winding country roads.
And HIT a DEER.
Ok, I didn't hit it full on- other wise I might be in the hospital now. One deer ran across a few feet before me and then out of the corner of my eye here comes another one. I slammed on my breaks- I've never heard my tires squeal like that!
I basically "tripped" the deer with my car- she got up and ran away and I drove home. I got a small dent on the front bumper but nothing too bad. Had I been like half a second down the road I would've hit it dead on. Thank god I didn't. That was scary enough. It's really strange when you hit a living thing with your car.
Anyway- let me get to the videos and photos!:
That's me and my neice Carrie. Side note- holy monkey balls! I seriously had no idea my teeth were so bad! You start getting bad habits and habits are hard to break. I'm on a mission to have a nice smile and not a British one- bwahaha.
me and my boys- well, t he little ones.
me and my big boy
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Holiday BluesI'm gonna get in trouble for this post by my in-laws.
ok, not really, I'm being dramatic, hehe
This holiday season sucks mainly because I'm not spending any of it with my own family. But with a newborn and money being as tight as it is there was no way.
So we spent Thanksgiving with Stephen's family and are going over there tonight (and for a bit tomorrow).
I love them- I do- they just aren't my family. They don't view pie the way we do. They just... don't have the same same quirky traditions we do.
I want to be with my family on the holidays.
I want to be able to take photos with out females worrying about looking perfect in the photo. Not worrying about looking goofy or strange.
I want to have an abundance of Christmas cookies and sweets and have people *eat* them.
In my family- at least my mom's side- everyone makes a dish and cookies. They make the best dish they can for the silent competition no one talks about. Who cookis the best. And trust me, everyone can cook and bake. Stephen's family just doesn't have that sort of sense of competition. That love of good food.
We sound fat but we're not lol. We just appreciate the art and beauty of food.
Sigh- I'm just depressed right now.
That's gonna make Stephen mad.
I need to stop and be more understanding. It's his turn- he didn't spend any holiday time with his family while in Iraq.
Don't get me wrong- I love them all- it's just hard during this time to be away from home.
I just want to be depressed for a while.
Update- I'm feeling much better and can't wait to celebrate Christh-masth!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
still nothingmy god I still have nothing to blog about.... someone shoot me!
I need the Imagination Movers! lol
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
All about bedtimeSo last night (ok yesterday afternoon) I got a package in the mail.
I love Christmas time because of all the packages you get. I just love seeing the UPS truck drive down my street! Makes me feel like I have friends... hehe.
But this box didn't have anything to do with Christmas, but rather with the birth of Teddy.
Miss Ann with her mad phat knitting skillz whipped up a beautiful, and soft baby blanket for Teddy. Hell, I want to sleep with it!
Here he is enjoying it. It came in handy too since it's been snowing non-stop since last night.
And somewhat on topic- here we are getting ready for bed. Err, well, putting the boys to bed. No we don't go to bed at 7, and NOOO they don't stay up until we go to bed...
Sunday, December 14, 2008
What's been taking up all my time......aside from the whole having a toddler and a baby thing I've been playing the Sims a lot lately.
I am fully aware that no one (except for maybe Miss Ann) will care about this, but I don't care. There's crazy stuff happening.
So I've been doing the Rainbow Legacy Challenge lately, and am on my 3rd generation.
Top row, from left to right: Destry, Ecru, Lily, and Caryl
Bottom row, from left to right: Ruby, Rubicund and Coral
When I started this family out Ecru was married to a lovely girl and she soon became pregnant. Well sometimes it's really hard being pregnant in the Sims and she fell down dead (while still preggo) over a bowl of mac and cheese.
That same night Ecru went to the local game store and met Lily. They were married the next day (he really wanted kids....)
They had Coral and when Coral was a child they wanted to have another child but with out allt he work. So they adopted Caryl. Coral and Caryl grew up and went to college. There Caryl met Destry, they hit it off and soon Destry moved in with them and Caryl was knocked up.
At the same time Coral met and married her husband (more on him in a bit).
They both had their kids- Rubicund to Caryl and Ruby to Coral.
Well one day Destry and Coral died (I honestly have no idea how because I was upstairs getting Paul up from his nap and didn't pause, haha).
Lily, not wanting to lose any family members made a phone call to the Grim Reaper and bought back their lives. Of course times being how they are she didn't have much money and the Grim Reaper restored them... as zombies! Eek!
So with everyone living together and zombies being as sexy as they are, one thing led to another.
Caryl and Coral's husband started flirting and having an affair, and Coral and Destry were having an affair and then one day they all found out about each other and kicked each other's asses.
Lily even slapped the crap out of both son-in-laws.
Just 2 seconds ago Coral's husband- errr, ex-husband- moved out.
So that's where I am now.
I'd blog more, but how can I with zombie-human affairs happening?!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Oooh! Firey!Ok before I get to this week's SPF I just have to say that my friend Ron just told me he just got engaged and I am BEYOND excited!
I've always wanted him to be as happy as he is now- he deserves so much. Oooh I'm gonna cry I'm so happy for them!
So this week's theme is:
Something you own that is RED or GREEN
Ok, I did red. I actually have a ton of crap that's red. Our house is accented with a butt load of reds.
Here's just a few of them:
-That's my dice bag, a few of my dice, potpourri, a vase, what I keep my sugar in, a box we bought in Italy (ok Italy in Epcot...), and a fig Stephen bought for me. It's a fig of my main character in my most favorite mmorpg EVER- City of Heroes.
did you play?
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
yeah kI've been playing the Sims a lot lately (well, when I can).
Nothing else is going on- which is the reason for the lack of posting.
Seriously, things are so boring here.
I need ink for the printer to print out Christmas photos.... that's about it.
Oh and it snowed last night.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Who hung that cow on the Christmas tree?!Saturday we got our tree and decorated the house. I love decorating for Christmas!
There's not much I can
Oh- and omg... I dropped a baby and still look like an elephant about to give birth. Ugh. Let's just say this will be the "before" and I will post new photos of me every 2 weeks to show my progress. I will lose that gut and love handles even if it kills me! Rar!
And here are (2 of 5 of) my sisters... Yes. This is how my family is. Don't you wish you were us? Bwahahaha!
yeah, I used to be skinnier than those bitches... just wait til they have kids!
*Side note- Rachel's brother was found! And in good condition!*
Friday, December 05, 2008
Paul's birthday and SPFFirst the SPF.
This week's theme is: A GIFT: please post a picture of a gift you have received.
You will have to excuse the craptastic photo. For some reason my ISO button is screwing up so I couldn't set the meter and... ugh I don't want to get into it.
Anyway- so this is something Stephen brought back for me from Iraq. It's not usable and basically a "99 cent Store" item in Iraq. But I don't care, I love it. Stephen knows how much I love tea sets. He knows he never has to get me any sort of fancy schmancy gift. He bought that for me with as much love as... something with a lot of love, hehe.
Did you play?
Now- on to Paul's birthday!
My big boy turned 2 yesterday! Holy crap can you believe it?!
He had a blast!
We went to Stephen's parents' house to open presents then went to his sister's restaurant for dinner and cupcakes.
I'm tired just thinking about all the excitement.... On to the photos!
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Too dorky to be... dorky....Ok, this is going to sound majorly retarded but I'm totally jealous of my dorky friends and wish I were as dorky as they are.
Well really here's the deal- all of my IRL friends (not that my blogging bitches aren't my real friends, but damn you bitches all live in different states!) are super dorks and all of them boys. Err, men, technically... but you know how those dorks are. Bwahahaha.
And they're all super dorks in their own way. Well they met me through Stephen and think that Stephen was the one to introduce me to the land of Dorkdome. When in actuality I was already holding the geek/dork gene/factor in me but was never really aloud to let it out. Stephen just helped me.
See, in my family it's an unsaid rule that boys play video games and such. Those are boy things. I mean my brother was the one who got the Nintendo and if we were hogging it our parents would say that it was HIS Nintendo and made us back off a bit.
But they couldn't contain all my dorkery, ohhhh no. I've always been drawn to PCs- god I love the sound of a clicking keyboard- and I was on ours like non stop, since our first one when I was about, errr, I'd say 10. Sure our first computer didn't do a damn thing but just to sit in front of it was exciting in and of itself.
Even now Stephen jokes about my computer addiction. He's right- I would not last more than a week (hell a few days) without sitting in front of a computer. I can't explain it... they relax me. Some people have the beach or a nice fire, I have the clickety-click of the computer.
So anyway- back to my original thought. I wasted a lot of time holding the dorkery back. As well as I could- I mean I wasn't popular or anything, oh hell no. I've always been socially awkward and blurted out stupid crap at the wrong time (Clare can attest to this).
But too dorky/socially awkward to hang out with the dorks in my school. I never thought the football players were cute- you know the guy with the glasses stuck in the AV room with all the freckles? Yeah... that was my crush.
But still I'm just not dorky enough. I don't read comic books, I don't play nearly enough video games (I'd play more, but time and money are huge factors), and I don't have the latest gadgets.
Is it sad and pathetic that I really want to be geekier/dorkier?
Monday, December 01, 2008
I think I just shit a lung
Ok- so my twitter is http://twitter.com/chnnature
And at least Stephen helps out as much as he can during the day but my god how can anyone sleep that hard? It's like he dies every night lol.