Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Well, I’ve now added a myspace account to keep up with a few people. Over all I don’t care for myspace or the set up, so it will be a world of copying what I've already done here. If you care to network in with me let me know here, and I'll give you info to be added as a friend. There will be minimal difference between here and there, so stay tuned here for my real blog.

Monday, October 23, 2006

My Yahoo Avatar

I wish I could do my hair this way.
Yahoo! Avatars

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Weather Change

Some of my joints are sore. That makes me feel a little old.

The Divine Conspirator

Jeremy mentioned in the comments that he had attempted reading The Divine Conspiracy, and thought that maybe he should give it another try.  

This is a book that I am finding is easiest to process while reading out loud and with a pencil to mark things I find important (I’m glad I bought it).  This is very hard for me, even in school textbooks.  I just detest marking books up.  Hearing it, seeing it and making notes is improving my processing, unfortunately it is taking a long time to do this (reading allowed requires quiet children).  I’m only on page 10.  This book is written by a man who means and uses every word he puts to print.  It’s evident to me why I am a science and math person and not a philosophy person.

Here is a little interesting info on the author.  I thought this was a good article about who this man is and where he comes from as a Christian and a USC Philosophy professor.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Breaking an addiction

I am battling an addiction. I have been fighting my computer cravings. We don’t have cable and we don’t watch a ton of TV, but I’ve been filling a lot of time in front of the “tube” still. My e-mail is piling up, but I’ve been more productive around the house. I still have a long way to go. I have resorted to turning the computer off after I use it every time instead of putting it to sleep. I’m too impatient to let it boot up, so I just haven’t been using it. I’m even calling my mom to look the next day’s weather up on her computer. I need to get my life and family back in better order and I’m making progress.

On the illness front I am much better. Currently hay fever is still running rampant at our house and Victoria has pink eye, but we are doing very well.

Two new things are also taking my time. I started journaling a couple of weeks ago. It hasn’t been daily, but it’s a good way to vent and ponder things. I also just started a book by Dallas Willard called The Divine Conspiracy. It’s a long and in depth book. It will be taking a lot of my time as well.

This coming weekend is our only one this month with nothing planned and no long drive to go on, so I’ll try to post pictures again soon. The twins will be 4 months old on the 27th and the have both finally broken the 9 lb marker.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Still down

Every time I think I’m better this stomach bug comes back with a vengeance.  I seem to have a day on and a day off being sick.  Friday morning I went to the ER for dehydration.  I’m okay being sick during the day, I keep myself well hydrated in spite of being sick.  Thursday night I kept trying to go to sleep between being sick and by 4 am Jonathan and I were getting the kids together so he could drive me to the hospital.  It wasn’t a big deal, just a bag of IV fluids.  Normally I would just stay up and chug electrolyte for a while, but since I’m still nursing the twins it was too important not to take care of immediately.  I’m really tired, but I hope to be back on track soon.  

Victoria’s schooling has been sporadic at best this week.  We’ve even had non-curriculum related lessons.  When you can’t do much else flash card exercises requires no table work.  Jonathan also has done some schooling in the evening.  Victoria has been a big help when I’ve been down.  Homeschooling is very nice for me when I’m sick, I have a helper and if we miss a day or 2 of school it’s no big deal to just make it up on Saturday and/or Sunday.  

Monday, October 02, 2006

Yuck and stuff

I know blogging has been light and almost entirely about my family since having the twins, and it will continue in this pattern for a while.  Today though I am going to be selfish and talk about me.

Readers Digest Version of events:

I got a cut and color Friday and I had Mindi pink (it’s more of a fuchsia) streak my hair.  Yes it’s a bit off the wall, but I needed a crazy change.  It’s different and kind of neat.   I’ll find out later this month if it clashes with the dresses for Staci’s wedding.  If it does I’ll change it, other wise I think I’ll keep it, but darken the rest of my hair a bit more.  Instead of blond with brown and pink streaks I’ll make it Brown with blond and pink streaks.

I have a stomach bug and working out, eating and most everything else is going on the back burner.  The kids are getting loads of TV time.  I’ve lost 2 lbs today already.  Thankfully when I decided this wasn’t going away, I had the things the doctor said I could take and I don’t have to load up the kids to go in and get checked.

And the beat goes on…