Tuesday, January 29, 2008

For those of you...

drooling over the new MacAir and if your not why not? Ok, so maybe it's a little on the spendy side. Considering the cost of my last LO, I'm not really one to talk. Until we all win the powerball so we can buy this great machine, here's a little video to make you smile.

Monday, January 21, 2008

The most expensive scrapbook page ever...

Looks simple enough right...would you believe that it's true total is $171.00. Crazy! So how did something so simple become so costly? I love the font used in 'our' and 'ladybug'. Usually I wait for alphas to get a little old and people of tired and put them up for sale on eBay and pick them up for cheap. But for this one, I just couldn't wait. My original plan was to cut it at the store, but then the Revolution (great table top tool) went on sale and I just couldn't resist. I bought it too. So much for being better at saving money in the new year.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

What Kind of World Do You Want...

Have you heard this song by Five for Fighting? It touched me the first time I heard it and made me stop and think...then I was sent this link by Tara and immediately thought I needed to share this with everyone.

http://www.whatkindofworlddoyouwant.com/videos/view/id/408214 Sorry, I can't embed the video like I usually do, but I promise it's worth the extra click. Not only will you hear this song you'll also see powerful images and words regarding autism and the need for early intervention.

Plus... whatkindofworlddoyouwant.com will pay $1.00 per view of the designated charity’s videos - how cool is that.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A few new pics...

Sienna grows so much each week...here are a few from last weekend. I was talking to my friend Mary Kay tonight and she mentioned that I don't talk about my brothers and sisters very often, although I do talk about there cute kiddos. So for the record...here are a couple of pics of my brother John (for those of you keeping track of my crazy family, he is married to Lisa and they have the adorable 10 month old Connor)

And here's my younger sister Julie (married to Brian, mom to Ben and Grant)

Thursday, January 10, 2008


It's gone, I finally took down my tree on Tuesday night. It's an easy process physically, but I still hate the void it leaves in my living room. My desperate need for curtains and better lights is evident without the tree. I was so disappointed to find that I didn't take a full picture only this close up as I was trying to learn more about my camera.

On a happier note, I'm super excited because...

The Daily Show is Back!

I was starting to resort to watching actual news channels --- desperate times call for desperate meaures, right? Thankfully Jon and the crew have rescued me from Lou and Wolf, hopefully no long term damage has been done.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Finally a project post...

but not the kind most of you are expecting. No new LOs or paper crafts. Instead one of the projects I'm most proud of completing, a hand knit dress for Sienna. It's still to big for her to wear, a couple more months and it will be perfect. Here's a quick snapshot in the meantime.

I love the process of knitting, ...how each stitch connects with the other and how a project comes together with each row. It never ceases to amaze me the that a few different stitches combine to create unique patterns. This project was a big step for me, for the past couple of years I've stuck with fairly basic projects, scarves, hats and a few purses. Now I have the confidence to try even bigger projects, maybe a sweater for Sienna's 1st birthday --- since I'm not a speedy knitter, I should probably get started now.

Monday, January 07, 2008

A little video fun

It seems like everywhere I go I hear about Wii and how fabulously fun it is. Perhaps someday I'll discover for myself and maybe by then there will be Tetris for the Wii.
In the meantime, I'll have to think about this video...

Is it wrong that I kept waiting for them to score the big points by lining up for rows?

Clearly I haven't figured out the banner problems yet, but am trying out the pink template.

Blasted Blogger

Has my banner pic and title always been off center when you view with a PC? I hope not. I was just taking a peek at comments...wondering if a random stranger took the my Hillary bait. Just my sweet friends...can't wait for the next crop to discuss further.

My exciting news for the day is my dryer is finally back to life. It's so one of those things you take for granted. I think I especially do since I have a little shopping problem that results in seemingly endless amount of clothing and 'unmentionables'. What I learned is that I have about 6 weeks worth of the latter. And realized my dryer was broken nearing the end of the pile. Panic...hand wash? go to a laundry mat? where is a laundry mat? Luckily I camped at my sister's house and snuck in a load while the maintenance guys took their sweet time to fix it.

Moral of the story: Be nice to your dryer.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Why Women Might Not Vote for Hillary and Other Random Thoughts

Disclaimer: I know most of you who are so thoughtful to spend a minute of your day reading my blog are here for my 'creative genius' :)(such as it is), no creative goodies today. My inner politico is coming out so you can indulge me or stop reading and it won't hurt my feelings.

No surprise that our social studies teacher is a very politically oriented young man. I tend to indulge him and actually listen to his various epilogues on politics in America. I remember being that young and full of belief that one person or a particular party (in his case the dems) could solve all of the problems if they had complete power. Since I have become so disillusioned, I tend to listen and not actually have a dialogue --- it would be pointless. So yesterday of course we needed to discuss the Iowa Caucuses (which I personally feel like should be labeled carcases since some political careers die at this point).

He was still surprised the O'Bama won --- Iowa is the whitest state he said. (which I think is wrong and told him that) My pithy response was don't underestimate the power of Oprah. If we read books, lose weight, eat food, buy gifts all because Oprah said so, why would we not vote for a president. Heck ,if O did run for president we all know she would win. So then he said he was surprised more women didn't vote for Hillary. I said the are some reasons why women might not vote for her. He asked if there was an underground movement in women against her. I don't think so, at least I haven't been invited to any meetings. I offered a couple of light weight reasons.
1. People want real change (personally I believe impossible) so we Hillary as someone who was in the White House for 8 years and Congress since then. No change there
2. There are some women who don't understand why she didn't leave Bill other than for pure political reasons and find this slightly disturbing. And if you apply that slippery slope argument to other aspects of her career you have to wonder? Right

That satisfied my teacher for the moment and I thought me, but I woke up still thinking about this...I'm not sure if it's ignorance or arrogance for folks like my teacher and politicos across the land to make the statement 'Women will vote for Hillary because she is a woman' I'm sure we've all heard this a zillion times and not thought much about it, but this am it really made me mad. It assumes that:
1. I don't care about the issues or worse make assumptions that because Hillary is a woman she automatically feels the same way as I do on issues
2. I'm incapable of independent thought (ok maybe a stretch)

Grr...if the tables were reversed and there were 9 women and 1 man would the same statement occur? Unlikely.

On the flip side --- republicans not that much better, but if you think of the Hollywood title "Mr. Huckabee goes to Washington" or just hearing about President Huckabee you've got to smile.

Friday, January 04, 2008


Shocking two posts in a row I know...don't get your hopes up. I realized late yesterday that I put a link to baby girl that requires a password...here you go

again the link is
and the password is christmas07

Here's hoping my new modem comes today so I can have internet at home after 3 weeks.

Thursday, January 03, 2008


Our family welcomed my beautiful niece 'Sienna Christyn Grice' on Saturday Dec 22nd 2007 at 11:33 am.

She is the best Christmas present ever...as precious as can be.

Second best Christmas present ever I gave to myself a Nikon D40 a wonderful camera to take pictures of this beautiful girl to share with all.
You can see more of the first couple of weeks of her life here