Saturday, August 11, 2007


Uuuugnnngh tired. So tired. Is is nature's defense mechanism that has the Mom staying healthy in order to look after the rest of the family? So that her heart doesn't just stop from lack o' sleep combined with a virus??? No virus= no heart stoppage. Excellent.

Meh, I digress and complain. Could be worse. I could be shipping the kids off to daycare with their colds and going to work. Hey....wait a second here.....wait just a goddamn minute.......

So here's my newest fave picture of myself. Why you ask? Cause you can't see the luggage under my eyes from Mike and the kids being sick the last week. Full on Louis Vuitton.

Our newest butterfly find... an Arctic Fritillary...and I googled what the adults like and it would be my Asters that draw them to the yard. Cool. I am sad tho because this one had a broken wing :( the only reason it crawled on Mike's hand in the first place.
And then Mr K had to take a picture, and I thought he did quite well!

And not much else. Watched Die Hard 4 tonight and it was pretty hilarious in only the way that the Die Hard movies can be. Unrealistic entertainment. We went in to Mike's work to see his new office, and I had to snort in retrospect. My germy kids running all around there sneezing and coughing and touching if his staff all gets sick, well.....we were NEVER THERE. The kids had sooo much fun tho. Amazing what entertains them Here, have an elastic and a paperclip, try not to take an eye out!

Tomorrow I think we will rest,rest, and more rest. Some yardwork...ugh maybe some fun!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Bloodsuckers and Love

A trio of good, mindless, fun teenage vampire love-angst books. I highly recommend!

Twilight has been optioned for a movie, and I will be standing in line with the limpid-doe-eyed- tweens .

As Shakespeare knew, love burns high when thwarted by obstacles. In Twilight, an exquisite fantasy by Stephenie Meyer, readers discover a pair of lovers who are supremely star-crossed. Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because--he's a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward, so she risks her life to stay near him, and the novel burns with the erotic tension of their dangerous and necessarily chaste relationship.

Second in the series...
AND I am impatiently waiting for Amanda to finish Eclipse so I can read it...she has lent me all of them so far...good thing she's a speedy reader!

These will be on my Christmas list to own for sure!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Happy August Long!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We went down to Calgary to visit my parents, and had a really good time there. Saturday we went out to Dickson Dam to meet Karami and Trevor, who were camping with their trailer out there. Best way to camp. Someone else packs up and does all the hardwork, then we just go out for the day and enjoy LOL!

Other than that, not much new. Here's a few pics from my yard.

The wonder hydrangea has bloomed. I guess when I redo the front landscaping next year, I won't be able to move it. I have no idea how it survived the winter and came back FULLY to life. I am scared to even move the dirt around it now....
My lilies...which are so freaking tall that I will have to move them next year, you can't see the fountain behind them!

My first ever successful gladiola. Never had one bloom before, darn exciting!And my favorite clematis
My asters are blooming, and I will definitely be planting these next year, they are fantastic! However, just like my lupines, I have an abundance of pink, even tho the package said "mixed".

That's about all....I am too tired from the weekend to blog much, as fun as it is to travel, its darn exhausting with the kids lol!