Sunday, February 22, 2009

Book report...

Jayden just finished writing his first "book report". He was supposed to read a story and then draw a picture of what he liked best about the story. Then, he had to write two sentences about that part of the story and why he liked it. As soon as he finished, he ran to the bathroom announcing, "I have to go POOP!"

He says to Ellie, bring in Daddy's books and we can play school! So, there he is sitting butt naked on the toilet (yes...he strips completely to poop) "reading" Dave's books to Ellie. The two of them love to play with books. Now, I suppose there are worse things to play with, but really...Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and the like are NOT exactly beginning readers! It's a good thing they don't get very far in each book.

So, Dave and I are sitting at our computers listening to the kids. We hear Jayden say, "It's working!" We have to find out what that's about...he was snapping his fingers. He's so cute!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Glad for the Mundane....

Just for fun, I was reading back to previous blog posts and came across this one from March 3, 2006. It made me laugh. :)

Murphy's Law is in Effect!

Yes...If it can go wrong, it will! As of yesterday, the compressor for our air conditioner was frozen over, the furnace wasn't working, the T1 went down, there were termites searching for a new home in our bathroom (since their old home was disturbed by the stucco removal), Dave's tooth is broken and may need a root canal, one of the two lamps in my kitchen is not functioning, the neighbors are asking way too much for their house to rent (but we will probably do it anyway) and they don't allow pets (what are we going to do with Shayna?), and Jayden threw up all over himself and his carseat and my car yesterday on our way to get pictures taken.

Yep! Fun times around here!

Oh yeah!! And it's RAINING!

Amendment--Not 30 minutes after the original posting of this message, we got a call from our bank. Someone has accessed our online information and stole $19,000. Yes...there is more going wrong still...How much more can the Stahl Family take? Tune in next time with "You're in hell and you can't get out!"

If I had known that this was not yet the worst of what was to come, I might have lost my mind then; but to find out that we spent WAY more money on the remodel than we intended to and that there was going to be problem after problem for the next 2 YEARS ... WOW!

I didn't know I would look back on this and laugh, but here I am...laughing away! :) In fact, I went back and read all of the March 2006 posts. What an interesting time!

My thanks to all you adoring fans and loyal readers (hahahahahahahaha) who give me supportive comments in this forum. I really appreciate knowing you're there.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Facebook is changing my life...

So...I used to blog here, do email through a real email program, and play games on a separate program on my computer. Facebook has changed all of that! I now "blog", email, catch-up with folks, and play games all in the same place. I wonder if Facebook is a secret government agency trying to get us hooked and trapped so they can manipulate us. After all, every application wants you to invite your friends!

On the plus side, I update my "status" frequently enough that my family and friends keep up with what ever shit happens to float through my mind. But, my sisters Michelle and Katie said that they feel more connected with me now since they get regular updates of what's going on. I also really like that I have been able to connect with other "former" friends that I've lost touch with. We don't have much to talk about any more, but it makes me feel better that we just drifted apart and that life got in the way rather than there was a particular reason for the rift.

The down side of FB, is that I don't update my blog much anymore and I fear that I will look back later and wonder what the heck I was doing with myself during the big blanks of time between postings. Oh...then I might remember I was playing countless games of Scramble on FB! :)