Thursday, September 24, 2009


I cannot tell you how much I love this movie. Mr C loved it too, and it reminded us oddly of another favorite he and I have had for the past 15 years...My Neighbor Totoro...which then reminded us of Princess Mononoke, and Spirted Away. Then...we realized that ALL of the movies were made by the same man. Sometimes we are frighteningly quick. (not really)
(the kids loved it too, BTW!)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Stumbled upon

I have come across a few sites that I think will be very helpful during our school year.
The first is this.
She has several book lists on there pertaining to subject.

Here is a site with plenty of links and information...I havent spent too much time going through it.

A Book In Time has to be my most favorite of my new finds...I love the book lists and ideas! I like that there are craft ideas. I have crafty kids, and I am NOT a crafty mom! :-)

Friday, September 11, 2009


Good day.
A day where I see what has been done.
What HAS been done?
Ceilings, walls, baseboards, and floors vacuumed
Baseboards dusted.
Windows washed.
Clothes washed and dried on line
Clothes folded and put away
Bathrooms scrubbed...every inch...including the corners...
(Which made me think of Steinbeck's East of Eden "She was a corner cleaning woman")
Ceiling fans cleaned.
Floors mopped and wood floors polished.

And then for dinner....the piece de resistance...

I fed my people Mc.Donalds.


Such is life.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I have not been posting much. I could chalk it up to lack of time...being too busy...etc.

The truth?

Ive been finding my life to be rather....uninspiring...and have had nothing to write about..

There is plenty going mom was in ICU last week..when I got there her BP was 46/19 and she was essentially on life support. She stabilized, and is back on the bone marrow transplant floor with ICU psychosis and MRSA. Really I WANT to write about all of that in horrible detail? Getting to the ICU last week and seeing my mom there coughing up blood, in critical condition, with pneumonia and sepsis...had to have been the scariest day of my life thus far. Maybe I just CAN'T write about it...just like I still havent cried about it..not yet anyway.

In other odds and ends..we went to the zoo..I managed to snag some pictures Im happy hair is blue, and Im still working on getting our school year organized.