Saturday, May 20, 2006

Birthdays and Cousins

Jeff's family has a birthday party tradition - anybody's birthday is a reason to have a gathering. Today was Jeff's mom's birthday. Grandma - as the kids call her. We always like getting the little ones together - they are all so close in age. Arielle just happened to match her two cousin brothers - they were all dressed in blue.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Granny blows bubbles

We visited my mom's on mother's day weekend. She had a bottle of bubbles that she brought outside where we were sitting. Turns out bubbles aren't just for little ones.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Spring photo shoot

My son had an art show at one of the local museums. He's in the talented art program. I wonder where he gets it from.. For some reason he only wanted me to go with him. Maybe he didn't want his little sister running around the museum eating all the pizza and cookies. Anyway - we went. The art by all the students was just awesome.

We turned the trip into a photo shoot. I don't have any spring photos of my son because I never got the sping photos that they took at school. The spring photos are always the best. Well, I'll never know. Why?He threw them away. Yes, that is what he said. He didn't like them. Okay - so I'll have to take his word. Even so - I have no new photos of him. I can't believe he cooperated. Maybe it was because I told him he looked cool. Maybe because I let him wear the pink jacket. I don't know - but he totally got into this photo shoot. I think he'll let me take more pics of him. Maybe it's because he's growing up.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Well... true cause of tiredness

at least according to Mike at Creative Leisure News:

For a couple of years I've been blaming it on lack of sleep, not enough sunshine, too much pressure from my job, etc. But now I found out the real reason: I'm overworked. Here's why:

The population of the U.S. is 273 million. 140 million are retired – that leaves 133 million to do the work. There are 85 million in school. Which leaves 48 million to do the work.

Of this there are 29 million employed by the federal government, leaving 19 million to do the work. 2.8 million are in the armed forces, which leaves 16.2 million to do the work.

Take from the total the 14.8 million people who work for state government and that leaves 1.4 million to do the work. At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals, leaving 1,212,000 to do the work. And there are 1,211,998 people in prisons, leaving just two people to do the work.

You and me. And there you are sitting on your butt, at your computer, reading jokes. Nice, real nice.