Saturday, January 31, 2009

Dropped Ball

I totally dropped the ball. The 26th arrived and left with no post from me.

I didn't budget enough time and energy for everything in my life in addition to putting something up for my Bloggy Give Away. I'll plan better for next quarter's Give Away.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bloggy Giveaways Coming Soon!

Bloggy Giveaways is next week!

I have a couple of things in mind to give away... I've given away this, this, and this in the past. Check back on the 26th to see what I decide to give away!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Lost returns tonight! I'm excited to see the season premier, but not sure how "sucked in" I am anymore. The first two seasons were absolutely-cannot-miss seasons for me, as the passengers of Oceanic 815 found a way to survive, searched for clues as to where they were, and flash-backs into who they are and how they ended up on the flight, as well as how they tried to find a way back home.

The third (oops, fourth) season with it's many flash-forwards raised more questions than questions answered and it left me frustrated.

I hope this fourth (oops, fifth) season answers more questions than it raises, especially as the show has an end date of 2010.

Friday, January 16, 2009

So Deceiving.

Isn't it lovely here? We have clear blue skies and bright white snow on the ground. So deceiving. The current temperature is 2 degrees and the windchill ("feels like temperature") is -16 degrees. I can't wait for the "warm-up" to 20 degrees tomorrow.

Cranking music, finishing my chores, and playing with some paper is just what I need. The boys don't know that all local schools were canceled today, but they are almost finished with school anyhow. I should be SneakyMom, not ScrappyMom. ;-)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Lost's second to final season starts one week from tonight!

Monday, January 05, 2009


Are you embracing or avoiding the "R" word? By that, I mean resolutions.

Some people 1) are gung-ho R-word embracers, 2) just smile politely when that word is even mentioned, then steer the conversation to something else. Others still 3), declare that any time of year is a good time to start (or end) something and why must one start (or end) something in January? Do you fit in any of these categories?

If you have made Resolutions in the past, have you had success? What made you successful? Did you have a cheering section? Were they big Resolutions or small ones? What was your mind set for the year? Did you keep up with them after the year was over or go back to pre-Resolution mode?

Conversely, did you not have success? Why? Why not? What kept you from keeping your Resolution? What can you do differently to try again and gain victory over your Resolution?

Here is a website that has some great ideas on how you can stick to your Resolutions.

Oh, did you want to know about my own Resolutions? Yes, I'm making some this year.

During 2009, I am resolving to:
1. Create one - two page layout for each month this year, complete with pictures and journaling. January is almost done already - I think I'm off to a good start. I will post as I complete or near completion.

2. Exercise (or "move") four times per week. I like this better than "I must lose x pounds by some month this year." This encourages me to do something positive instead of setting a goal that seems intimidating and doomed for disaster. I plan on walking most mornings, but I also found some free yoga videos that do not expire. Yay!

May you keep your Resolutions this year - if you are bold to make them!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all!

We opted for a busy last day of the year and a quiet evening at home.

We went to the science museum during the day, played with all sorts of gadgets that help demonstrate different science concepts, sat in on a States of Matter demonstration using dry ice, listened to a little nanotechnology talk, played with K'nex and Keva Planks, and had a fun time.

We went to a book store afterwards and thought that Chuck Season 1 and Enchanted (both on sale, too - YAY!) should come home with us.

We did some grocery shopping to finish out our outing.

After some homemade pizza (yum!), a lesson in choices (our boys decided that playing with couch pillows near glasses of apple cider was a good choice... can you imagine what happened?), and the usual bedtime routines, we put our boys to bed.

My Dearest and I relaxed, enjoyed some ice cream, and watched some Chuck to ring in the New Year.