Friday, July 28, 2006

Screw You

Excuse me for I have sleep deprevation due to a 10 month old who likes to get up at 5:30am, but screw you. Screw you to the big 5 oil companies that all grossed somewhere between 30-40% last year as I was told by the governmental powers that be that the increase was due to sluggish output. Screw you. My parents are wondering if they will be able to afford oil for their SMALL home and Exxon made 11 Billion in profits. 11 Billion. I don't even know how much that is. I mean, I know what it looks like on paper, but what is the spending power of 11 Billion?? How many people up the corporate chain is that split amongst? Did everyone feel as depressed as I when you saw that number on the news?? 40%. And that is about how much more gas has gone up for us, 40%. My neighbor just said she paid about 40 % more in the 05-06 heating season. I can almost understand 10%, but the average person's yearly pay increase is only 4%. Then once gas goes up, the prices of food go up because they claim "shipping charges." Food and gas. These are not luxuries.

I support using methanol and corn based fuels. I would welcome it open arms even if it means extra equipment for my car. It would make sence. The farmers would have an additional source of income and we could fuel our cars on clean natural products made here, in the USA. It's a simple soulution, almost too simple. And maybe hard working folks like my mom and dad living on fixed incomes wouldn't have to wonder if they could afford to keep warm this year.

Screw you Exxon. 40%. I hardly even drive my car anymore. Take that.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Let's play mommy! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Mom, take MY picture! Having an afternoon " movie and popcorn" date in the living room and taking a break from the heat. We are watching the movie "Bewitched" for the zillionith time. Good thing I love that movie.  Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Camp Girl! With her duffle bag weighing more than her, here she is off to camp! I miss you little peeper girl! May you return with great stories, great songs, and plenty of bug bites.  Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 17, 2006

Blew Out a Flip Flop

You can see from my photos I have really been enjoying summer. It's my first summer in three years not taking classes and because I opted to get paid all year ( I work in a school), I am actually having the summer off and getting paid! Of course I love my job, love the kids, and really love this school system, having the summer off is just what I needed. My job is stressful, as I am a high school counselor, so I needed to get back to my fun self for a few months.
We have already done so much this summer: Camp, swimming daily, Enchanted Forest, road trips north, Delta Lake, a new slip and slide, our awesome 4th of July party with live music and fireworks, etc....And you know it's a good summer when you blow out a flip flop. Besides my flip flop that went down the sink hole ( see sink hole story), while frolicking at Enchanted Forest, I watched another pair of flops bite the dust. Oh, and I went down "Shadow" with my brave daughter ( that's the big green one you see from the road). I am renaming her "Thrill Seeker." A good time is being had by all. I just need to stock up on flip flops!

Line up for the slip n slide. Love the goggles?  Posted by Picasa

Sink Hole~ July 4, 2006 Posted by Picasa It actually looks worse in real life! While the girls were doing their slip and slide on teh fourth, Miranda says, casually, " There's a big hole over here mom." I take off running to see and as I am running to see this hole, I of course sink into the earth up to my knee into a new sink hole. All I could think of as I was going down was " Not now, not in these shoes." I had on new and very cute sequined butterfly flip flops. I sunk to my knee and left the above foot print in my lawn. Turns out the village removed a old well from my property before we bought the house last year and the dirt they packed in must have started to erode back to the leechfield. The village came to my house to see the sink hole and they filled in the hole with dirt. I was hoping they would dig it up, place in some heavy fill and much more dirt. I am really waiting for the lawn to sink again! I had all the neighborhood kids at the hole looking to see where Mrs. D sank into the lawn. I was cool for a day! Too bad my flip flops will never be the same.

What a Summer!!! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Just Gorgous! Here's Ava in a dress Miranda wore 8 years ago.  Posted by Picasa


I can't believe I haven't updated my blog in over a month! I usually am a weekly poster, but I guess I have been enjoying my life IRL- in real life. School wound down, and I am offically off for the summer, short of a couple summer days I work and the time I need to spend getting a coupleof projects off the ground. I am working on my tan, and on some projects around my house as well. AND, baby Ava is a super model. I knew she was gorgous! Now, others will know it as well. I took the kids for portraits and the studio asked me to sign permission so they could use some of the baby's pictures for promotional use. I keep telling her she's a super model.

Enjoy your summer, IRL. Get out and enjoy! I know I am!!!!