Thursday, May 31, 2007

Foxy Lady

So they moved out. For a few days, then 3 of them are back, and the old hole wasn't good enough. They've made a new hole, right by the front door. There is soil all over the place and Wednesday morning, a dead bird and feathers everywhere. Ergh!

I had to contact the Division of Wildlife, and they said I can try to encourage them to move, or I have to bring in someone to "solve the problem". I don't want to be cruel, they are cute, but they have overstepped their bounds. If they lived on the side of the house and never left dead things, I'd let them stay. I won't have two giant holes and carcasses.

Last night before bed, I had an encounter with one. He was sitting in the middle of the lawn, so I opened the door and yelled at him. He barked at me, then ran across the street and continued to bark. Probably to tell the others there's a mean lady, don't leave the hole. Who knows. I saw them again at 4:30am, but since it was Miles' feeding time, I didn't bother to interact with them.

Sigh. Can't say my life is boring.

Facebook is so much fun. I'm seeing how some old friends are doing. It's kinda like when I went to Doug's wedding. It's like a reunion. Though it brings to mind a quote from Friends.

CHIP: So you still in touch with anyone from high school?
MONICA: Umm. Well, there's Rachel, and umm, I think that's it. How bout you?
CHIP: Oh yeah, I still hang with Simmons and Zana, y'know. I see Spindler a lot. Devane, Kelly, and I run into Goldie from time to time. Steve Brown, Zuchoff, McGwire, J.T., Breadsly.
MONICA: Is that all?
CHIP: Ehh, y'know after high school, you just kinda lose touch.

A Little Humor For You

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Loooonnnngggg Weekend

Memorial Day was certainly memorable. We woke up at 3:45am to start our day. Miles had to feed, we had breakfast and we headed out the door before 5:15am. The drive to Boulder went well, hardly any traffic. We parked the car, and then parted ways, Geoff to the start line, the boys and I to the curve on Folsom Street. This is right before the runners head into the stadium. I had my spot picked out, this patch of grass, plenty of room to spread out. I got there around 6:50am, and Geoff's wave was set to start at 7:07am. The boys did great. I got a little worried when the group of 20 bagpipers showed up to set up beside me (oops, I forgot that was their spot), but Miles slept through the whole race, and Elijah danced to the music. He missed Geoff passing us, but I saw him. Held up the sign we made, but Geoff missed it. Because I was holding the sign and trying to wrangle kids, I wasn't able to take a picture of Geoff. Sorry.

Geoff joined us in the meeting spot, then we all went to the expo to get free goodies. Once we milked that, we headed back to 29th street mall, where we parked the car. Naturally we got some Peet's.

We're still waiting on the website to upload the results. But Geoff knows roughly how fast he was.

So we're still trying to catch up on sleep. But we're parents, it'll be years before we catch up.

On tap this week... not much. Going to the dentist Thursday morning. Just looking forward to next weekend when Jen & Greg get here.

Tv stuff. Tonight is the House season finale. Whoo-hoo! Oh yeah, I spent all of last weekend watching the Ninja Warrior marathon on G4. I think I saw every tournament. It's a pretty good show. Studio 60 was awesome last week. The exact reason this show is great, it was laugh out loud funny.

I'm going to close with a quote from Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Maybe we'll get to see #3 this summer.

Jack Sparrow: How did you get here?
Will Turner: Sea turtles, mate. A pair of them strapped to my feet.
Jack Sparrow: Not so easy, is it?

Friday, May 25, 2007

Quote For The Day

For K.

"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." - Douglas Adams

Thursday, May 24, 2007

I'm Not A Foody, But I Wanna Be

Warning! This blog post is gonna be about food. I warned you Lisa.

I've been on a roll lately in the kitchen. In the last two weeks, I made pumpkin bread, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and somehow perfected Nana's chili. It's empowering to be queen of the kitchen. Plus it's something Elijah can help me with. The other night we made burgers, and his job was to add the seasoning.

Today the boys and I picked up Geoff for lunch at Noodles & Co. Kelly said it's pretty good, and if you sign up online, you get Noodlegrams with offers. So we decided to try it out. Elijah and I shared the Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, and Geoff had the Whole Grain Tuscan Fettucine. Geoff's mac & cheese is far superior, so next time I'll try something else. 'Cause who doesn't like noodles?

I've gotten into two new shows on the Food Network, Dinner:Impossible, and Diner, Drive-Ins & Dives. Watching DD&D makes me very hungry, as that's my favorite kind of food. I'm hoping he'll spotlight something close to home we can try.

Top Chef Miami starts June 13, which should be interesting. If they can go back to the quality of contestants they had season one.

I'm gonna close with a quote from The Drew Carey Show.

Drew Carey: Hey, don't waste cheese. If you're going to waste food, throw a vegetable.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Sunny Days

We had a nice hot weekend here. Saturday, we didn't make it to the railroad museum. Miles ended up sleeping until 8am, which was when we planned to depart. So instead we went to the local fire station for their open house.

Back of the police car

Driving the firetruck

Sunday I got a nap while the boys ran.

I'm hoping Miles will start napping more than cat naps so I can start working on some projects. Specifically his Christmas stocking.

Speaking of projects, Geoff & Glen put up a fan in Elijah's room. Yeah, I figured Glen didn't do enough projects at all his other houses, he needed to help Geoff with one on his vacation. I'm being sarcastic.

Yesterday was a particularly hard day being a mom to a toddler. I wasn't sure I was going to get out to do errands with the way he was behaving. Wouldn't you know it, I ran into Amy & Caley at Target. So we chatted and grabbed a coffee. Then we went back to Amy's for the kids to run and around get out some energy.

Colin's surgery went alright, and he thinks he'll be back at work on Monday. They had to remove all the cartilage from his knee. But the whole family is stoked about the California trip. It means so much to me that he's choosing to spend his vacation to see us.

Jen & Greg will be here in a little over 2 weeks. I heard Jen was gloating she'll be the first Californian to meet Miles.

Well, that's all I got going on. I'll close with a quote from Mr. Deeds.

John McEnroe: I like the way you beat up those guys who were making fun of you. It was pretty cool.
Longfellow Deeds: Yeah I bet you know what it's like to get all riled up Johnny Mac.
John McEnroe: That I do.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

California, We Can't Wait!

Been trying to upload this picture for days, but blogger was having issues. Some of you got it emailed to you, so most everyone has seen it. But they are so cute, I couldn't resist.

My Obituary

'What will your obituary say?' at

That's so funny.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Far Too Relatable

Stolen from Roland

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Dead Animal House

Guess what miss vixen and the 4 kits left for us this morning?

A dead duck.

I need to put Animal Services on my speed dial.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Animal House

Friday I was out in the front with Elijah and saw another dead bunny. This one had it's head separated and sitting a few inches away. I called Animal Services, and they told me to deal with it myself. I said no way, you come deal with it, I ain't touching it. Then last night, I was getting ready to close the blinds for the night, and saw... a family of foxes! Where did they come from? That's right, Momma Fox and her 4 baby foxes have been living in the hole under our porch. I saw them come out and then watched them run around and chase each other all over our lawn and front street. Geoff hopes once the babies grow larger they'll all move out.

In other animal news, those who have visited us have seen Scoliosis Horse. I'm sad to say, I think he died. We haven't seen him in forever. He'll be missed.

So it was inevitable, Vegas fever has struck this house again. We got a flyer from the Orleans about some deals they have going on. Then a week later we were driving and the iPod played ZZ Top's Viva Las Vegas. AS we heard the end of the song, we sign a sign for a garage sale on Orleans street. It's like the fates are trying to tell us something. I don't know if we'll be able to swing it, so we'll see. I'm still trying to convince Geoff to let me go next August with my mom for her birthday.

Oh Colin is having surgery today, so keep him in your prayers and pray for a speedy recovery.

I'll close with a quote from Animal House.

D-Day: War's over, man. Wormer dropped the big one.
Bluto: Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
Otter: Germans?
Boon: Forget it, he's rolling.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

Yesterday we drove up to Boulder. We stopped at Peet's at the 29th Street Mall, then walked along the creek. Geoff showed me the best place to park for the race, and how to get to Folsom Field. Then we went to Uno's for lunch. It was pretty good pizza, but I think I'll have to actually go to Chicago to get the best deep dish pizza. Still, it's better than no pizza at all. We were kinda pooped when we got home, so we spent the rest of the day vegging.

Looking for fish at the fish observatory along the creek.

Daddy & Elijah

Miles slept through the night, so we all got up at 6:30am. I opened my cards, and now Geoff has taken the boys away for a few hours so I can go back to sleep. :) And that's what I'm gonna do.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Just Call Me Supermom

Today, I did something daring. I watched Caley for 90 minutes while Amy went to the dentist. It wasn't so hard. At one point I strapped Miles to my chest and pushed the big kids in the joggy stroller.

So I had my dates mixed up, and the railroad museum isn't until next weekend. So Saturday we'll go up to Boulder and I'm going to get my Mother's Day lunch a day early. I've been dying to go to Uno's for Chicago deep dish pizza. It's supposed to be the best. This will be our first venture into restaurant eating with two kids, and hopefully it won't be the last.

Yesterday I walked 5 miles. It was tiring, but good. I should have worn sunscreen, I got a little burnt. So today I put it on when Elijah and I hung out in the backyard. It's almost time for me to set up his alligator pool, the weather is so hot. I want to buy a canopy for the backyard so I can have Miles out there in the shade. The back gets the sun until like 3 or 4, so that's a lot of sun.

Not much else going on. Probably going to do a walk to Southlands on Friday.

I'll close with a quote from The Fisher King.

Jack Lucas: It's important to think. It's what separates us from lentils.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Monday, May 07, 2007

Too Short

The weekends are too short. Friday, Elijah and I made chocolate chip cookies, and they were fabulous. Saturday, Amy, Miles and I went to Park Meadows Mall to shop. I had wanted to make it to the outlet mall, but it wasn't going to happen. Perhaps another time. In any case, I did find a super cute skirt at a great price. On Sunday we went to church then to Peet's. It was supposed to be rainy and yucky all weekend, but it didn't turn out that way.

Today, I have to pick up some stuff at the library and swing by Safeway. I also want to go to the craft store this week to buy supplies to make a sign for Geoff's race, which is in exactly 3 weeks.

With the regular tv season ending soon, I'm jazzed that Psych is returning in July. I found that the first season is being released on DVD next month, but it's $45. Um, that hardly seems right. The first season had only 15 episodes. I mean you'd pay that price for a House DVD, and you get 22 episodes. It still doesn't change me wanting it though.

I'm spending too much time on Facebook. But I am reconnecting with some cool people.

I'm going to close with a quote from Psych.

Henry: Shawn never really was one for roughing it. We went camping once, found him curled up in his sleeping bag because a raccoon was hunting him.
Shawn: Stalking me, the raccoon was stalking me, Dad.

Friday, May 04, 2007

When Is Payday?

I saw this on the news yesterday. I'm ready to collect my first paycheck.


Yep, it's true. Colin, Dawn, Dylan, Ryan, Geoff, Elijah, Miles and myself are renting a cottage in Laguna Beach in July. We haven't seen each other in 2 years, which is far too long. Colin is even hoping to bring his poker chips. Geoff is thrilled to be able to go diving in his old haunt.

Studio 60 is returning to tv! Finally. May 24. I'm probably the only one I know who cares.

This is the quiet month for us (ha ha). Next weekend, I want to take the family to the Colorado Railroad Museum on Saturday, then the family is taking me out to lunch on Mother's Day. At the end of the month we'll go up to Bolder with the Cherrys to cheer on Geoff in the Bolder Boulder. Jen & Greg come to visit in for a weekend in June. But they won't be staying with us. Our house isn't suited for them. But we'll keep them out here late. Or we'll send Elijah back to their hotel with them. :)

I'll close with a quote from The Outlaw Josey Wales (for you Geoff).

Josey Wales: When I get to likin' someone, they ain't around long.
Lone Watie: I notice when you get to DISlikin' someone they ain't around for long neither.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

May Birthdays

Awesome birthday wishes to Cindy & Ryan!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Joy Joy Joy

Things I'm stoked about...

In 37 days, Jen & Greg will be here.

I just got to spend time with my favorite cousin.

Colin, Dawn, Dylan & Ryan are meeting us in California! We'll get to meet Ryan, they'll get to meet Miles.

Life is sweet.