Thursday, April 22, 2010

bells will be ringing...

Wedding bells, that is. Our Johnny will be getting married on Saturday!!! We've been cooking, and baking, and buying food for the groom's dinner tomorrow. I have a small lull here, and then I'm going to bed. I hope I get a little time for homework tomorrow somewhere. LOL. Maybe it'll have to be Sunday.

I was so tired this morning, and I was going to take a nap on my lunch hour. But I spent almost the entire time working on my to-do list. And I'm not even really responsible for that much. We are putting on the dinner, and then we have to show up on Saturday. That doesn't even cover any of the other details that Jessica has been managing quite capably. She is a peach! They are so cute together.

So I took off work tomorrow, and I'm quite excited that I get to sleep in a little, and then I get to do fun stuff to get ready. I think we'll have about 40 people there. That's a nice-sized crowd. Most of the family will make it to the groom's dinner, but two people are working second shift, and Will and his family won't be able to come.

Speaking of Will, he started his new job already, and it seems to be going fine. Thank you, God! The babies are all healthy (as far as I know), spring has sprung, and I think it's going to be a bee-a-you-tiful day tomorrow. I'm praying for good weather for Saturday. Stay tuned for pictures. :)

Hey, didja notice that even though I added a picture, my font didn't shrink and squish all together? Do ya love it?? I've been trying to figure this out forever.

I found the answer on Blogger Help: After you add in your picture or video, put
p style="text-indent:0" in brackets at the beginning of your text, and /p in brackets at the end of your post. By brackets, I mean these things: <> It should work like a snap.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

small octopus, big coconut shell

Love this quote: "We were blown away," said biologist Mark Norman of discovering the octopus behavior off Indonesia. "It was hard not to laugh underwater and flood your [scuba] mask."

Friday, April 2, 2010

adventures from the office

Okay, today should have been April Fool's Day. Nothing funny happened to me yesterday at all. Nothing.

But today? They're stacked up on top of each other.

To start the day, Xavier came over with his mother, as he does on Fridays, and to his delight, discovered that Gail was home for the day. They played a couple rousing innings of baseball in the living room, after which X informed me that he got a home run. In my little living room.

Then he was in a stubborn mood, and didn't want to eat breakfast. He only wanted to watch dinosaur videos. "I don't want bweakfatt. I only want dinosaur 'bee-ohs'. I want to watch them. I NEED to!" Gail, of course, wasn't having that, and after a long negotiation, he agreed to eat breakfast if he could watch one video. He's fascinated with them still.

I had to leave while he was still in his mood, so I kissed him on his head, ignored his complaint about lack of said videos, and headed out the door.

It's Good Friday today, and lots of people have taken the day off. I commented to a coworker about how quiet it was around here. "Yes, it is quiet," she agreed, but then pointed at herself. "Except for all the voices in my head." I CRACKED up laughing, thinking she was kidding, but she just kind of smiled at me in a funny way. Awkward...well, then. I decided it was a good time to get back to my desk.

I was cruising along, getting things done, and decided to turn on some tunes. I like a little music while I work, so I use Grooveshark, which is perfect for me. I don't need to download anything or put in CD's, I can pick the music I's great. I can pick out my songs, x out of it, and the next day, I can reload the same songs I had the day before. I just plug in my earbuds to the speakers so it doesn't disturb anyone.

I went fishing for my earbuds in my purse and couldn't find them. I started taking everything out because everything I want is invariably on the bottom of the purse. If only you could have seen the look on my face when I pulled out a ziplock sandwich baggie with two slices of fresh mozzarella cheese in it. Seriously. I know I put those in the fridge yesterday when I was done with them. I swear. I have no idea what they were doing in my purse. Doing a little traveling and sightseeing, perhaps, à la The Borrowers?

I looked at them, debated with myself for a minute wondering if they were still good, but then I decided I wouldn't chance it. I dropped the watery, warm cheese into the trash, and kept looking for my earbuds. I got all the way to the bottom (and that's a looong way) and still, no earbuds. What the heck!?

Finally I thought to look in the little zippered pouch that I keep my doodads in (chapstick, fingernail clippers, etc), and, Voilà! There they were. I plugged them in, stuck the one earpiece in my ear, and an hour later...realized I still had not turned on any music. This whole age 50 memory thing is not all it's cracked up to be. At least I was not rocking to the (invisible) beat.