Sunday, April 29, 2007

Death In The Front Yard

In case you didn't know, we have something living under our porch. We thought it was Horatio "Scarface" Bun-Bun. He's a rabbit. But the hole got much bigger, so we suspected it was something else. We called Animal Services to come and remove it, and they said they don't do that. Their thoughts on the suspect... a skunk. A mommy skunk looking for a place to have her babies. Oh great! So Geoff resigned himself to watch the hole for signs of abandonment. Friday, the last of Tuesday's snow melted and on the front lawn a dead baby bunny. So now we know who's living under the porch. I called Animal Services and they came and took it away.

Been a sunny weekend, but I haven't gone outside much at all. I can't seem to time it with the other stuff I'm doing. But I love having my guest here. She's did the most awesome thing last night, she picked a movie to watch and it was Swing Kids! Ha ha.

The boys are both okay. Miles is sleeping pretty good, and Elijah is good, when he's not acting like a typical 2 year old.

I can't believe it's nearly May. That's our quiet month, no visitors. We just count down the days until Jen & Greg come.

I guess I'll close with a quote from Swing Kids.

Arvid: No one who likes swing can become a Nazi.

Friday, April 27, 2007

To My Best Friend

Lisa, I love ya and if I could find someway make you smile...
I'd share one of my favorite videos with you.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Family Photos

Our Family

The Male Armstrongs

Grampy, Nana & Grandkids

Frowny Face

My in-laws are leaving today. It's been a wonderful visit, and I think the most affected will be Elijah, who simply adores Grampy.

Yesterday Nana & I took the kids to the museum, and on the drive home the rain turned to snow. I ended up having to shovel 3 inches off Geoff's half of the driveway so he could get in, and Grampy did the other half. Then at 7pm, Geoff went out and did another inch and a half. So now this morning, all we have a skiff, and our neighbors aren't so lucky. The news said we got 12 inches, but I don't think we go that much in our neighborhood.

Monday night Geoff and I went to McCabe's for dessert. It's so nice to have a date with my hubby. Geoff had the huge bread pudding, with brown bread ice cream and caramel sauce. I enjoyed a very tasty chocolate chip cheesecake.

What else is in store for this week? Um, Friday I will pick up our weekend visitor from the East, and the weather is supposed to be awesome, high 70s and low 80s. That's all that is on tap. I'll also need to get to Hallmark soon to get my Mother's Day cards.

I'm gonna close with a quote from The Fugitive.

Marshal Biggs: If they can dye the river green today, why can't they dye it blue the other 364 days of the year?

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Tiny Update

Just wanted to let y'all know I'm doing okay. I think it was a combination of allergies and a cold. I feel pretty good, just an occasional cough.

My in-laws are here until Wednesday, and everyone is having a good time. We've eaten a lot of good food. We got our Jim 'N Nicks dinner for free the other night.

It's sun sun sunny here, so we'll try to spend some time outside today.

We finally watched Casino Royale, so I'll close with a quote from it.

James Bond: Vodka-martini.
Bartender: Shaken or stirred?
James Bond: Do I look like I give a damn?

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Friday we were supposed to get a foot of snow. When I looked outside the window at 3am, there was no snow. When we woke at 7am, there was barely a skiff. The storm ended up moving south, and we were spared. The snow we did get, melted by days end.

I started feeling a sore throat come on last night. I woke this morning with a full on sore throat, a headache and a runny nose. All that on top of the canker sore I've had for two days. So I don't feel great. The weather is gorgeous, and I don't feel like doing anything but sleeping. We'll pray I feel better tomorrow. It's just a cold, it could be much worse.

We didn't find time to watch Flags Of Our Fathers, perhaps another time. We did watch Flushed Away, which was kinda funny. Diane is bringing us Casino Royale, so we'll finally see it. I've heard good stuff about it from everyone.

Not much else to share. I'll close with a quote from my favorite movie, Hackers.

Mrs. Murphy: Dade?
Dade Murphy: Yeah, ma?
Mrs. Murphy: What are you doing?
Dade Murphy: I'm taking over a TV network.
Mrs. Murphy: Finish up, honey, and get to sleep.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Survey (from Roland)

A relative just committed a very serious crime, do you turn them in?
Depends on the relative.

Your lover of 10 years has cheated on you, do you stay or go?
I'd have to leave for a little bit, then we'd try therapy.

How do you hope you will die?
I'm hoping to be raptured.

Are you afraid of dying?
not really. I just hope it isn't painful.

Recall your worst nightmare, what was it about?
Having someone break in the house and kill me.

Your best friend makes a move on your lover, how do you handle that?
What kind of move? That would depend on my reaction.

If there were a fountain of youth, would you drink from it?
I dunno.

If a magic potion could make someone love you, would you slip it to them?
Someone already loves me without it.

What if a potion could make your enemy miserable?
I think my enemies are already miserable.

You're in the woods, alone, at night...are you honestly not afraid?
You bet.

If your bf/gf had to move out of state, would you leave your family?
already done that, but with my husband. For just a boyfriend, I probably wouldn't.

And if you had to move, could you leave your lover and family?
oh sure.

You're never going to see your lover again, what do need them to know?
probably that I love them.

An envelope is on the ground, it's full of money. Do you keep it?
yeah, I would.

You witness a crime, do you call the police or get involved in any way?
call the cops!

Is abortion ever an option?
you really want me to answer that? I don't think I could get one.

If you were drafted into the war, would you serve or try to avoid serving?
I'd serve.

If you could say one thing to W. Bush right now what would it be?
"I wouldn't ever want your job!"

A parent confides in you that they are gay. Now how do you view gay rights?
My parent? Or some random parent? I didn't realize they didn't have rights.

A loved one is on life support for years, could you finally let them go?
Yeah, I think I could.

You are on life support, what would you want a loved one to do about it?
wait a few years and then let me go?

A friend just fell over a very high bridge, do you jump to save them?
no, I can't swim that well, I'd call for help.

If you honestly were abducted by aliens, would you have the nerve to tell?
I'd tell my closest friends. Those likely to believe me. and Mulder. :)

You've contracted a deadly disease, how would you live your life thereafter?
I'd want to cram in as much of life as possible.

Your child has only awhile to live, do you still enroll them in school?
if they wanted.

How would you feel if you met your idol and they ended up being rude?
I wouldn't be surprised, but I'd be hurt.

According to the tale, was Eve wrong for eating and sharing the apple?

If the only way to pay a ransom was to commit a crime, would you?
whose the ransom for? Yeah probably.

Think of who you love most, and describe them in one word...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Happy 30th Birthday Geoff!

A wonderful father, husband, and runner! I love you.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

April, Thus Far

So the Avs ended up missing the playoffs by one point. Who could have guessed Edmonton would have helped them out? We almost didn't tune in for the last game of the season, and it was a doozy. The Avs smoked the Flames, it was awesome. We won't bother watching the playoffs, we'll just hope the Red Wings knock Calgary out early.

It snowed Easter Sunday, so we hid eggs in the front room for Elijah to find. It was the cutest thing ever!

My in-laws are coming to visit next week. It'll be wonderful to have company. I hope the weather is nice for them. But they're just happy enough to spend time with the boys. Oh and us too.

We've decided not to participate in the Cherry Creek Sneak this year. We're okay with that, maybe we'll do it next year. I am looking forward to cheering Geoff on at the Bolder Boulder in May. I want to try and find a cowbell to bring along. Not only do I get to cheer for Geoff, but the whole Joneses family are doing the race too. You know the Joneses, they have us over every Thanksgiving.

I'll close with a quote from Payback.

Fairfax: No, no, it's all right, he's just killing my alligator bags and shooting holes in my suits. Man, that's just MEAN. That's MEAN, man.

Friday, April 06, 2007

The Hope Is Still Alive

Avs won last night, and Calgary lost. Now if they both can do that two more times...

We got two movies out of the library to watch, Flushed Away, and Flags Of Our Fathers. I'll be sure to let you know how we liked them once we watch them.

The boys are doing alright. Each day has it's (or is it its?) own challenges. Yesterday had some rough moments, so Geoff made my favorite for dinner. I'm pretty lucky to have him.

This weekend it's supposed to be chillier than it has been, with highs in the 40's (as opposed to the 60's and 70's). So I don't know if the little ones will go running with Daddy. I just hope for no snow on the ground on Sunday, so we can hide eggs in the backyard for Elijah.

The baby's awake, I gotta go. I'll close with a quote from this week's House.

House: I’m looking for a vacation spot.
Dr. Chase: That mean we get a vacation?
House: How would that differ from your current status?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

April Birthdays

Myspace Layouts

Birthday wishes to Doug, Alec, Geoff and Kevin. All the best for 2007!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

5 By 5

My doctor's appointment was fine. My body is back to normal. I expected as much.

I don't think I have that much to share. Most of the news I know is about other people. I talked to Lexi yesterday. She's settling in nicely at school. She wants us to come to NY to see her, but I don't think we'll be able to swing that for a while. She's hoping to get enough points to come see us in the fall. Which is great, because fall is the earliest I want to even think about more visitors. I'm looking forward to the guests we're getting before our trip to CA, but then I think we'll need time to recover.

I went to the Trails last night and walked 20 minutes on the track. People talk about the weirdest things in the locker room.

Have any of you been watching Planet Earth? It's very visually appealing. It's even better if you can catch it in HD.

Finally Apple has done what I wanted them do forever ago. You can now "complete your album". If you bought a song (or songs) off an album, you can now buy the rest of them without duplicating the tracks you already own. Genius! I so wanted them to do this, and it is offering me until the end of June to buy albums from my purchases over the last 4 years. I looked over the list, and there is really only one album I want, and it's being offered to me for $8. Pretty awesome.

I gotta go feed the baby. I'll close with a quote from Good Will Hunting.

Skylar: Maybe we could go out for coffee sometime?
Will: Great, or maybe we could go somewhere and just eat a bunch of caramels.