Friday, June 29, 2007

Spring Cleaning

I think today I will change Rachel's room around & pack up some more bags for Goodwill. It might not be a bad idea to clean out the hall closet and mine as well. Today is my short day and of course I will allow myself a nap but I really want to get this stuff done. I think Mike and I are going to the movies tonight.

Reminder that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix opens in 13 days.

Today is a beautiful day to drive to Deception Pass

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Grandpa Chyrchel

My grandpa passed away yesterday so please say prayers for my family..especially my grandma. They were together over 60 years.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Under the Sea

Well Rachel was reading Mike and I a bedtime story last night about Aerial, Sebastian, King Triton and then she was talking about Atlantis. I asked her what Atlantis was and she stated it was where King Triton was from. I told her it was an underground city and that I once lived there a long time ago. I mentioned that I had gills, fins and I swam under the sea until one day I peeked my head above the water and saw dad. He offered me ice cream and whose gonna say no to mocha almond fudge so I came on land and we lived happily ever after. At that point I started to smile and Rachel said , "it is not true mommy". I told her it was and that when she turned 10 she could have gills and live in Atlantis as well if she wanted to. She started to cry and said, "I don't want to go live under the sea". Oh I think sometimes I have too much fun.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Democrats 2008

Please get our current President out of the office. Every single day you hear about more US troops being killed and it is senseless. I like Joe Biden.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Tons of Music

I am very excited as my Ipod will soon be filled with tons of music. I have had this 30G Ipod at home since the end of January and I finally took it out of the box a month or two ago. I asked Mike to put some music on it and he downloaded a file with Lindsey's music that I don't really like. However, I called my friend Douglas in Chicago as I heard through the grapevine that he has a huge collection of music. Douglas emailed me software and his playlist which has 25 thousand songs. I highlighted all the music I wanted and he burned DVD's for me. They will be arriving via FedEx today. So, I will have between 8 to10 thousand songs on my Ipod....I can't wait to have my music.
Is is Friday yet????

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Do you like puzzles

Well I am certainly a crossword puzzle fan and I am a pro at word searches. Last night I tested my skills with the Disney princesses and characters. Rachel and I laid in my bed finding all the objects in beautiful pictures of Ariel, Belle, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and the gang. It was so much fun and really made me realize that the simple things in life are those that make me the happiest.

Friday, June 15, 2007

The Playoffs

The Spurs won and I am happy about that. Will be leaving work in a few hours and picking up the babies & Rachel. It's raining this morning and that reflects my mood. I would love for this day to stay cool and cloudy. Sheh's coming over tomorrow morning so we can go for coffee, take Boo to the park and watch a Harry Potter movie.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

80's Trivia are my trivia questions for the day...think back to the carefree 80's where big hair and leg warmers were cool. These are easy.
"Where is your dope Bender? In Johnson's underpants sir"

"Jewels has gone mad..she's locked herself in the apartment and she won't let me in"

"Where is my automobile, automobile?...Lake..big Lake"


Name the band and the one hit wonder they sang..The song has the word cum in it. That's the only clue I am giving.

Have a good day everyone!!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Well my friend Denise bought the She-ra DVD (some of you might remember her) and now Rachel runs around with her hand raised shouting...I am Shera, princess of the power of greyskull. It is amusing and it makes me think back to good ole cartoons when I was a kid. Loved the smurfs, pink panther, Jetsons and I loved the Land of the Lost. "Will, Holly-have you seen my giant strawberry the size of a basketball?"...maybe the dinosaurs have it ...or even worse-the sleestacks!!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2007


The Starbucks I went to wasn't open this morning before I had to be at work...I want some coffee as soon as possible. Today I get my stitches out, it's almost the weekend and I desperately need to go to Target.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Lack of Sleep

If there is one thing that I am very bad about it would be getting enough sleep to make it through the day without feeling like taking a nap wherever possible. It is one of those things that I have discussed with my doctor and needs to be a priority in my life. However, this is not working out very well for me. One of the problems is that my shift at work starts at 5 which means I have to be up at 3:30 & sometimes have to drop Rachel off at Denise's in the AM. I used to do that everyday but Mike is working in Lynnwood now so it is easier for him to do it. Secondly, I spend a lot time in the afternoon in stop and go traffic which makes it worse. It actually scares me sometimes that I will fall asleep driving. Mike doesn't get home at night until at least 7:30, then dinner, news time etc and before you know it the clock hits ten. By that time I usually try to get upstairs but don't usually fall asleep until closer to this just doesn't cut it for good sleep. I have to admit that I love the weekends because 8 hours of sleep is like a luxury for me. I have to make changes so my body will feel happy and rested.

Monday, June 4, 2007

My Dancers

The girls had dance class tonight and they got to bring their costumes home. I took lots of pictures as I have posted some as well. Rachel will be doing a ballet and tap dance. Lindsey will be performing a fun dance with her hip hop group. They are very excited about the upcoming recital and their professional pictures will be taken this Saturday. The performance is on Saturday June 23rd.

So Muggy!!

Well it rained some last night and was sprinkling on the way to work this morning. I know it is going to be cooler today with rain showers but right now it feels like a sauna. As a matter of fact it feels quite disgusting sitting at my desk in the building. It is really hot in here and hopefully that will change within the next couple of hours. Mike and I went to bed around 10 last night and we couldn't sleep so I checked on Rachel about 11. She was wide awake and watching a movie in Lindsey's room. We had a midnight snack (at 11:15) and I put her in bed. She was back in my room with 15 minutes but I managed to get her back to bed with the bathroom light on so she wasn't scared. Today will be a long tired day and tonight the girls have dance. They get their costumes to bring home so that is exciting.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Rachel loves the park

It's Saturday morning, I have had my workout, kids are fed, Mike is playing the guitar with Joe today and Lindsey is helping Joe's girlfriend groom dogs. Rachel and I are leaving in a few mintues to head to the park in Everett with her friend Aysha. Aysha's mom and I are taking them to McDonalds after their fun day. Later Mike, Lindsey, Rachel and I are babysitting for Ethan and Alison as Shana and Delano will be going to see Harry Connick Jr tonight. I get to see the babies a lot more than Mike does so he is excited about taking care of them tonight. Should be another warm day in Seattle but next week it is cooling down into the sixties...I like it when it is sunny but a little cool.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Okay..I found a mocha I didn't like

Well I stopped at Starbucks on my way to work today...big surprise. I thought I would try the orange mocha they advertise and that was a big mistake. I took two drinks of it and that was enough as it was very gross. I threw it out-yes I said I threw out a Starbucks.
This morning we have a meeting with Lindsey's school counselor as she will be attending summer school due to her poor grades throughout the year. She is not happy about this but she has to learn that school is not playtime.
Rachel and I are meeting my dear friend Dave this morning for a visit and coffee (don't get an orange mocha) and I'm really looking foward to it. Other than that I will workout and make it a lazy day. Happy Friday to all!!!!