Monday, October 27, 2008

Tag I'm it!!

So a newer commenter on this here blog, Shari meme tagged me. (That's a lot of me.) So here I goooooooo.....

7 random things about me:

1. I can and do pick up many different types of objects off the floor with my toes. It saves a lot of tiresome bending over doncha know.
2. I played the violin from 3rd to 9th grade. I quit playing because I had a mean teacher in the 9th grade and he ruined my desire to play.
3. I have an extra bone in my foot that looks like an extra ankle bone. I used to have one in each foot, however the one in my left foot broke off and tore up the tendons in that foot resulting in surgery when I was in 7th grade and MANY weeks in a cast at the end of summer.
4.Both of my babies were breech presentation. I had natural childbirth with the first one and had NO pain medication the entire 15 hours of labor and delivery.
5. I am ridiculously nearsighted. The last time my eye doctor told me my uncorrected vision was in high school. At that time it was 20/450. I instructed him to never again tell me my uncorrected vision status.
6. To go along with the above, when I was a kid and got glasses I became afraid of going blind and would do things around the house with my eyes closed so that I would be ready in the event that I ever went blind.
7. I used to have a crush on Ricky Martin.

That was much harder than I thought. Apparently I am not very random.

So now I am supposed to tag 7 people. I am not sure that 7 peopl e read this blog, so I will just think of as many as I can.

Woman with a Hatchet
Dan (I know this is a waste of time but I need some people)
I'm not your mommy

Here are the rules:

Post 7 random things about yourself
Tag 7 people.

Now GO!

Here are the rules:

Happy very belated blogiversay to me

My blogiversary was actually on October 18, but better late than never I suppose. So it seems that I have been at this bloggy thing for three years now. Amazing. I never thought I would still be at it this long.

Things have been ridiculously busy here at Chez Babble, thus the huge epic pauses between posts. I could be wrong, but I don't think things will improve much between now and oh.......Christmas.

So what is keeping me from my blogging?

Well..we are in fall musical crunch time. I was in no way prepared how much extra time would be involved having not only my hubby, but both girls involved in this show. We barely have enough time to get the children fed, bathed, homeworked, instrument practiced and in to bed on time. It is crazy. It leaves me with little energy and/or creative thoughts for my precious blog.

Because we are apparently crazy 3 of the 4 of us decided it would be a good idea to agree to do ANOTHER show, which started rehearsals last week.

AND this week, because we needed more to do we are having a Halloween party on Friday.

Yup. Wouldn't want any spare minutes catching up with me.

So I will do my best to post as often as I am able. So don't give up. I am determined to Babble On.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Is it odd that I have recurring dreams about Zach Braff being my boyfriend?

I guess it is not so much a recurring dream as it is a recurring theme in a dream.

Whatever it is, every few months I seem to have a dream that involves me being the girlfriend of Zach Braff. In fact that theme was present just the other night.

Now if you have read this blog for any length of time, or if you know me well you know that I do love my Zach Braff. He is on my forgivable celebrity sin list. Or one of my "Boys" as BH refers to all of my celebrity crushes.

That being said, I do not go around fantasizing about ZB with any regularity.

So this recurring theme is a bit odd in my opinion.

Odd, but rather enjoyable. I don't find myself terribly eager to wake up from these dreams as they tend to be quite pleasant. (OK full disclosure, the only dreams I am ever eager to wake from are nightmares. In general I find waking up unpleasant and my demeanor tends to match.)

Anyone else have recurring dreams/themes they are willing to share?

Cool Mom Points

I don't get cool mom points very often. I can be kinda boring I guess. Rigid perhaps.

At any rate, a big rule at our house is no TV during dinner time. This is not too hard to enforce seeing as the TV is located in the attic.

Every once in a great while I will elect to bend those rules. Usually occurs on a night when we have brought home bagged or boxed food from a local fast food establishment.

Tuesday night was one of those nights. (We seem to have a lot of "those nights" right now.)

BH was out making one of the 10 million trips to Lowe's that he has to do during what I refer to as "Crazy set building season." So it was just me and the girls.

Tuesday was a busy evening, reherasal til 5:30 for BH and the girls, piano for #2 from 6-6:30. Add one massive headache for the mom and it was off to Chez Arches.

The girls had not a moment of down time since school let out, so I declared that dinner was to be eaten by the TV while they watched the WhoBob Whatpants that had been recorded the day before.

Oh the celebrating! Oh the love and kind remarks I got!

Here are a few of my favorites:

You are the best mommy in the world.
I like you better than any other mom. If you weren't my mom I would be so sad.

So easy to please children sometimes.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I have been listening to the very faint (thank G0d) strains of the Wiggles since #2 went to bed.

That is some music that has been set aside for a few years now, seeing as #2 has been past the preschool years for awhile now.

Maybe this is considered going retro for the 7 year old set.

Speaking of retro...

I have spent some time looking back at old blog posts. I know that my "Blogiversary" is coming up soon and I had to go back to the first post to figure out the exact date. That of course led to reading more old posts, because I needed something to distract me from that damn basket of laundry.

My blog has changed a lot. I used to post little pictures to go with the topic I posted about, I even had a weekly post-thingy of my own creation. Hottie of the Week. I would be so crazy as to choose a different font color for each post. I also used to post much more frequently.

Maybe it is time for me to go Retro on this blog!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I do not find it cute. I do not find it funny. I find it disturbing.

Recently my children and their friends got their school pictures back. With that of course has been the flurry of picture exchanges with friends. Perfectly normal and expected.

#2 has come home with several pictures, and many of them have been pictures of boys from her class.

Never one to pass up an opportunity to tease, I made some kind of teasing comment about all the pictures of boys that were coming home and added in something about not letting her dad know.

#1 says that #2 is getting so many pictures of boys because they have crushes on her. To this #2 replies, "Yeah, some of the boys think I am hot. (Cue the record scratch here) But I am not hot."

Damn right she is not hot.

She. Is. Seven.

I kept my cool, and agreed that she is not hot and went on to say that boys can say she is cute, they can say they like her and think she is fun,smart, and things like that, but saying she is hot is NOT OK. Seven is too young to be saying someone is hot.

Good LORD.

Maybe I am over reacting, but this is completely apalling to me. It sure brings home the fact that children are being hypersexualized at a very young age.

We work pretty hard to make sure that our kids are not exposed to age inappropriate media and the the like. It is tough though, when many other parents do not share the same concern.

I really did not think I would have to be concerned about such things when my kid was seven. Seventeen...sure. But sweet Jesus..this REALLY makes me fear the teenage years.

Just keep swimming.....

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Food Rut

I think I am in a food rut.

For the past week nothing sounds good, and I am having loads of trouble figuring out what I want to eat. This is especially problematic at breakfast and lunch.

Anyone else have this trouble? If you do what do you do to get out of it?