Friday, September 28, 2007

Funny Signs

Someone sent me these and I thought they were funny so here they are! Funny REAL signs throughout the world.

Great Translation Skills here!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


It's been so crazy around here with Todd and I both working full time and fall activities in full swing. So here's my quick update...I switch to nights next week and will then be part time so I can go back to sewing, blogging, etc...

Yesterday Tristan turned 5, which makes me feel ancient! He got two great new costumes so I'll get some pics later this week...and boxing gloves...what every kid needs - Spiderman costume, Buccaneers football uniform and boxing gloves. He is also the star student in his class this week - when I asked him what he did to get this honor he said "duh mom its because I'm special". Silly me!

Tori is singing a solo in church Sunday and has been busy practicing - you would think she is practicing the song but no - just practicing saying sunshine. She lost ANOTHER tooth (by lost I mean Todd pulled it out) and now has a giant whole in her head which prevents her from actually saying sunshine. She now says shunshine which would not be an issue except that the song she is singing is Let the "ShunShine" In!

My job is going well - the crazies keep coming and I am learning lots of cool stuff. Todds doing good too - still messing with computers!

Thats all for update for now. Back next week.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

To Do

Is it just me or do Sats tend to start with huge To Do lists?!


Thursday we celebrated Tristan's birthday in a small but fun way! With just a couple of church friends, one of Tori's friends and their cousin Aedan it was small but nice. We went to a place called Pump It Up, a gym type area filled with gobs of inflatable - slides, bounce houses, and obstacle courses! Then we went for pizza. Here are a couple of pics.

Tristan climbing the slides stairs:

Tristan and best friend Caleb

Tori and her best friend Shannon

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Busy busy busy!

Still working full time so the whole blogging thing is not going to go so well this week. I cannot wait to switch to my night hours that are only part time. In the meantime I have to be out the door by 6ish and every night this week we have something - musical practices, softball, brownies, birthday parties - oy vey!

So I have not quit this whole blog thing, just slow to post right now.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

8:15 am

Know what that is? How long I slept in today!!!! Amazing huh?

The kids are spending a fun filled weekend with their Uncle Jonathan and Aunt Taylor (and of course Tristan's best friend, Jake, the black lab). So Todd and I are alone for a whole day. We're gonna go rollerblading on the causeway, have lunch on the water, go out with Dave and Rhiannon and Eric and Brenna tonight and see a movie, IN THE THEATER.


Friday, September 14, 2007


When most people say they start a new job and its insane, well its a figure of speech. But my job is insane.

Today I spent time with someone who believes himself to be "Elvis", someone who thinks they are going to be the new music director of the hospital, 4 people who tried to commit suicide in one way or another and a man who overdosed on heroine/cocaine so much so that he has lost muscle control in half his body. I also listened to someone shower for 2 hours straight, and they happened to be wearing clothes.

So this may make me crazy as well but...its good so far. Never a dull moment.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Funny stuff!

A woman came home, screeching her car into the driveway, and ran into the house. She slammed the door and shouted at the top of her lungs, "Honey, pack your bags. I won the lottery!"

The husband said, "Oh my God! What should I pack, beach stuff or mountain stuff?" "Doesn't matter," she said. "Just get out."


Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right, and the other is a husband.


One day, a man came home and was greeted by his wife dressed in a very sexy nightie. "Tie me up," she purred, "and you can do anything you want."

So he tied her up and went golfing.

Day Two

Today was SO much better. I still have no idea what I am doing but hey thats ok...they are not leaving me alone yet! The ER is a busy place - lots of hurry up and wait.

I think this job will definitely keep me on my toes.

Monday, September 10, 2007

First Day

Whew - after 7 years as a stay home mom my first complete day of work is over. It was SO boring. I thought I would be thrilled by adult conversation but instead I spent hour after endless hour hearing about every law that pertains to medical professionals and a slew of acronyms I am supposed to know apparently!

However, tomorrow I actually start work on the behavioral health floor - so stay tuned! I have faith its gonna get good.

Sunday, September 9, 2007


Whose terrible idea was it to make all the foods with the most calories and fat and carbs and all those other things that pack on pounds or at the very least prevent me from losing weight....

To taste so darn good.

Can you tell I had a donut for breakfast?

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Latte Art

This is amazing - I love art found in everyday things! Especially my favorite everyday things like coffee.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Open House

Tonight was Open House at Tori's school. Tori has been stressing about getting to school like 20 minutes early to finish her math work so we have this conversation tonight.

Us: We were wondering about the math work, she says she needs to get to school in time to finish it and she is running out of time. Is she not getting something done she needs to be?

Mrs.V: Oh no she is getting it done.

Us: Well she is very concerned if she is not here right when the door opens that she cannot complete it before morning announcements.

Mrs.V: No they have time to work on it in their private work time's just that Tori is a bit, um, (awkward pause) obsessive about it being just so.

A bit obsessive? In the 2nd grade?

I'm blaming Todd.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Labor Day Weekend Update

I love long weekends.

Friday night we had dinner with some friends and she came over to hang out while her husband and Todd went and helped Dave unload all their stuff into storage. Then Sat we went for ice cream with Dave and Rhiannon and Ty - yum!

Sunday evening we went up to my brothers for a BBQ - ate way too much food!! Tristan SO loves their dog - so now for the next couple of days we have to go through the "why dont we have a dog" - "but every little boy but me has a dog" - spiel that he is SO good at it. He almost convinces me it would be fun and then my sanity returns and I remember that it would be one more thing mommy has to take care of.

Yesterday we went rollerblading and bike riding. Tori is getting so good on her bike though she still has her moments of panic if she gets too close to anything else. Tristan is good but good with training wheels. When it finally cools off we'll take them off and teach him but right now its too darn hot to run with him!

We also had lunch with Brett and Alicia and their family as well as Doug and Mary. We sat on the porch overlooking the water and despite complaints from those who shall remain unnamed it was absolutely gorgeous! You gotta be outside on Labor Day - its a rule, at least in my own head.

So this is my last week as a stay home mom - so I am living it up. Getting my hair done, going to coffee with a friend, eating lunch at Tori's school one day and Tristan's another. Off to enjoy it.