Sunday, December 31, 2006

Tell Me This Isn't a Bit Creepy!!

Today I was sitting at the soccer field watching the Blonde One's team beat their cross-town 'rivals' in a big way. It was a good game, and the kids always enjoy it because they all know each other and have played summer league and recreational league together for years.

Anyway, sitting a few feet away from me was the mom of one of our players. I wasn't sure exactly which player she belonged to, but I had seen her before and she was cheering for our team, so I knew she was 'ours'.

When the game was over, everyone lingered a bit while the players shook hands, got snacks, etc.

Then it got creepy.

A player from the opposing team walked past, shirtless.

The mom next to me watched him walk past, then said, "Hey! You are really cute! I've been watching you out there and you are REALLY cute!!"

I've never seen a 16 y/o boy so uncomfortable in my life.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Friday Weather

A little late, but last week's PhotoFriday theme was "Weather".

I have a ton of weather photos, but I had already used
my favorite a few weeks ago. That photo, by the way, was chosen as the Friday Weather Shot of the Week a few months ago on one of ouur local newscasts. If I didn't have my own weird rule about not using the same photo twice, it seemed like the logical choice.

So, I cheated. I used
this photo.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas Has Left The Building!

It's been a busy month for us, but a good one.....thus the absence from the Bloggie World (and pretty much everywhere else).

I love Christmas and all the decorating that goes along with it. However, once December 26 rolls around, well, it's over for me. I'm ready to get my house and my life back to normal.....which is how I've spent the last 24 hours. As of tonight, everything Christmas is packed away and waiting to be dragged out again next Thanksgiving.

So, now it's time to play catch-up on all that has been ignored for the past month.

The Blogging begins tomorrow.

I hope you all had a great Christmas (or holiday of your choice)!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Progress, In Baby Steps

Destructo's first Christmas:

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Destructo's second Christmas:

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Destructo's third Christmas:

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Poor, Poor Me

I hung the Christmas lights on the house today - thirty strands of icicle lights. Now I have blisters all over the bottom of my toes from climbing up and down the ladder all morning in my bare feet.

(sigh)

Sometimes it's tough living in Paradise.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Words of Wisdom

(From a 2 y/o.)

Destructo, once again, was playing with the Lego train and broke it.

It has become routine at our house for Destructo to break the train, the Blonde One to fix it, then Destructo breaks it again. The Blonde One is very good with his little brother, which is surprising considering he is a 16 y/o hormonal boy.

So, Destructo broke the Lego train while the Blonde One was sitting next to him, watching.

Blonde One: You broke it!!

Destructo: Yeah! I broke it!

Blonde One: Why did you break it?

Destructo: You need to put it up higher.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Friday Stillness

I've been too busy trying to get a huge jump on the holidays to do much with my camera lately, so I was digging through some old files looking for a 'Stillness' picture. I had a specific picture in mind, but couldn't remember exactly when I took it.

Along the way, I came across
this one, which was taken at Pearl Harbor early on a Sunday morning last spring. I thought it was fitting to use, with the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor coming up this week.