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My neighbor, Karen, introduced these two videos to me and I have not been able to stop laughing every time I think of them.



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Wow, has it really been a whole week since the last day of work? I am just as tired and exhausted – but in totally different ways.

Here is a few ways my week has differed from last week:



  • Today I put on a tea party lunch for my niece, Grace (2). We had pb&j sandwiches cut to look like princess crowns, tea (h2o) in plastic tea cups, green beans and applesauce. It was such a hit she ate two whole sandwiches!
  • Cole (4) and I made handmade flash cards today for the letters A – F. My drawing of an ear looks something like this:



  • It is hot, hot, hot in Atlanta. I’ve been trying to do some sweeping, laundry, and general tidying up – but find I have to do it little bits at a time or I melt into a puddle of sweat.

  • Sergei has been introduced to Guinness, my brother-in-law’s Boxer. Guinness has been a total sweetheart during the whole introduction period – Sergei has immediately asserted himself as being the dominant one. Last night when they were introduced Sergei ended up chasing Guinness around the room. Today Guinness just whines when she sees Sergei and he can do as he likes in the house. He is jumpy, though. Grace came around the corner of the living room too quickly and Sergei jumped a whole four feet off the ground as a result.

  • Auntie Lydia is too hard for Gracie to say (or remember) well. I have been dubbed “Auntie Lettuce”.

  • Cole assures me, even when I ask him to do something he doesn’t want, that he “still likes me”.

  • I took a big whack on the nose this morning from Cole’s head. He’s fine, but I think I’m gonna have a bit of bruising about the eyes. Call it initiation.

  • The trip down from Illinois to Georgia was a good one. I enjoyed spending time with Dad (and was randomly plagued with guilt because I forgot to fix computers before I left — sorry Auntie and Alec!!!!). I hooked my ipod up with an FM transmitter and Dad and I listened to a variety of music from Jimmy Rushing, Jr. and Billie Holiday to Christina Aguilera and Mika .. with a little Saint-Saens and Orff thrown in just to mix it up.

  • I can’t use my cell phone. My Samsung Stripe is without power and I can’t find where my charger was put – and my RAZR charger is here on my desk but my pink RAZR phone is no where to be found. Figures.

That’s just about it for now I think. I will enjoy it down here – it’s just strange for now while I try to find my niche. The kids are everything and more what I had hoped they’d be. We took to each other right off the bat and I am loving every minute spent with them.

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Friday Frivolities

  • In the spirit of LOLCats, here is LOLVogue.
  • Last night was the final night of sleeping in my precious apartment. I will miss you, apartment – in all your sunny walls glory and weird acting neon lighting.
  • Tonight begins the final stretch of my Illinois living. Four nights of sleeping on the sofa at my parents house before making the drive to  Georgia.
  • Sergei acts like he’s dying whenever I put his new harness on him. Instead of just walking somewhere, he does this alternating somersault/sliding thing across the floor. Can’t wait to see how this will affect the car ride on Tuesday.
  • Meggan has rented my apartment and therefore all of my furniture and etc that she is buying from me remains in the same place. Makes things super easy for all involved.
  • I’m sad to leave. I will miss this little town that I finally put down roots in. Take care, Chillicothe – and thanks for the memories.

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  • Sisters are both a blessing and a curse.
  • I am smack dab in the middle of a hurricane in my apartment.  There are boxes and clothes and kitty toys everywhere.
  • I just purchased new bedding for my room in Georgia that looks like this:


  • I now have a new haircut that features bangs (which I decided on a gut feeling last night at the salon and now am deeply regretting)
  •  I just also purchased a new Bible!
  • For some reason I had four containers of baking powder in my dry goods cabinet.
  • Tomorrow I am taking my sister Candace to see Stardust and then we are going out for sushi!

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  • The big news is I’m moving – to Atlanta, GA in a few weeks. I think it will be a good move. Prayers are appreciated for a smooth packing/moving trip and settling in period.
  • Sergei realizes something is up. He’s become 100% more talkative and has taken to using my feet as a bed whenever I am still for more than five seconds. You’d think after the 50th time of being stepped on last night he’d realize that’s not so much a good idea.
  • I am thoroughly enjoying my last days of living alone and (fairly) responsibility free.
  • My newest favorite drink is Berry Flavored Propel. For some reason, I really hate drinking normal water unless it’s iced good and cold – but since we have no ice at work, Propel it is!
  • The list of things I have to get done grows by the hour – and the things that have been done grows by the day. Need to figure out a way to fix that.
  • I am thrilled at the thought of being able to go to the Atlanta Zoo and the new Aquarium.
  • My piano goes with me – for those of you who are wondering.
  • I’m sure in the weeks to come after I have adjusted a little to big city life I will have lots of interesting stories as I learn to drive in TRAFFIC.
  • Courtesy of Lolcatz – this is a great representation of what Sergei would do for me before the great de-clawing adventure of 2007.


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I can’t believe it’s already Friday – but I’ve been out of the office in Omaha for the past three days and time does fly.

  • When renting a car for a roadtrip – make sure it at least has three things that ours did not.  Cruise control, an overhead light and (at least) a cassette tape player.  My poor ipod was singing through two very cheap speakers for six hours.
  • The zoo in 90 degree weather is not a good idea.
  • Seeing friends after 12 years is a good idea.  I loved being able to pick right up where we left off.
  • The two hardest letters to find on signs along the interstate are “J” and “Z”
  • I found out I no longer get carsick when I read in the car.  I also found out that the sun sets too early when you are able to read. (see: no overhead light)
  • Tonight I enjoy a corn boil – thanks to the Chillicothe Corn Fest.  I will also enjoy listening to Ac Rock.
  • Tomorrow is the BIG DAY.  Feel free to email me, participate in some events I will be posting about, call me (if you need my number, email me) and help me keep going with your encouragement this weekend.

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For the first morning in several the sun is shining – and it makes me feel happy inside.  I’ve decided to make this Friday Frivolities a weekly thing.

Today I will talk about things that make me smile inside.

  • Colbie Caillat. You can hear her music on her Myspace page.  Bubbly is available for download free from Itunes and I love it, but my favorite so far has been The Little Things.
  • Blogathon.  It just makes me smile.  I’m so excited about next weekend I could burst.
  • Strawberry Crush.  I saw it on sale last night at the grocery store and couldn’t resist.  It makes me feel like a little girl again – minus the red mustache (I hope).
  • Funny news stories.  The fact this story about garlic even made it to the press makes me laugh.  A lot.
  • Amusing websites.  Check out this spoof of a professional law firm.  Especially the profiles.
  • Life in general.  It’s good, isn’t it?

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