Monday, May 15, 2006

New sandals

The temperature is heating up here in Sunny Southern California. It was a beautiful weekend, the temp getting into the 80's. So, I got me some new sandals yesterday. I don't know why, but every time I look down and see them sparkling back up at me I smile.

Maybe it is because I know that summer is almost here. Summer, when we throw out all schedules, kick back, sleep late, eat lunch at 4:00, lay by the pool and enjoy the lazy days ahead of us. Ahhh, can't wait!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Just one picture, PLEASE!

I went Mothers Day shopping yesterday for my mom. Of course I couldn't find just the right gift and I wandered around the mall for what seemed like and eternity. Then I saw a frame (the one in the pic to the left). It is actually six frames in one. I thought it would be cute to put a picture of Dave and I in the top slot and then a pic of each one of the kids in the bottom five slots.

So I have been snapping pictures of the kids for the last couple of days trying to get just the right one. I took Elyse out to the front yard to get just one decent picture of her. She hates to have her picture taken and she never smiles. She either scowls or turns her head. She refuses to just look at the camera and just smile.

She is two now, she comprehends every word I say so I had a talk with her. I asked her to please sit and be still and to smile at the camera. I told her it was a special picture for grandma. She was very agreeable until I got the camera out. Below is what I got. Sigh. The last picture might work, but I really wanted one of her looking at the camera. Two year olds can be so frustrating at times.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Post number 100 and a slow down

So, here I sit with my party hat on and balloons tied to my computer. Okay, maybe not. This is my 100th post, a milestone of sorts in blogdom.

I have decided to slow down. I honestly don't know how some bloggers do it. They post long drawn out interesting, witty and funny blogs full of links and pictures. I just can't find the time.

I have two kids home with me all day who do not nap and who need my attention, a LOT of my attention. By afternoon I have five kids home that need my attention. I found myself putting the kids off and turning the TV on so I can blog or read other blogs. I started to feel guilty, my family is the most important thing in the world to me, next to God of course.

If all my kids were in school I would have more time in the mornings. Or even if they would take a nap I would have some time, but they don't. These are precious years, they will be in school soon enough and I want to enjoy them as much as I can during these young years.

I am going to have to limit my blogging time for after bedtime. I will miss it, I will miss reading other blogs daily, but this is the right choice for me.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

RIP Pinky Tuscadero

Pinky Tuscadero, The Lonely Hermit Crab, died recently. I say recently because we are not exactly sure when she passed. She was trying to molt, a very vulnerable time for hermit crabs. When molting a hermit crab needs to be left completely alone. They leave their shell and dig down deep to shed their skin. After what seemed like too long, I gently dug down where I knew she was to check on her. She had died.

She will be missed.