Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Reba, the WonderPup!!!

We knew she was a WonderPup...
but we didn't know she could *FLY*!!!!!

"Reba the WonderPup", originally uploaded by lla.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Big One-Oh...

It's hard to believe it...
but someone is this many old today:

The Big One-Oh!

That's right. This guy:

Schecky @ 10

Hard to remember that there was a time when you were so hairless that you didn't even have eyelashes or eyebrows...

Ten Years Ago...

Oh... you've come a long way, baby.
Wait, am I still allowed to call you that now that you've hit double digits???

I love you, kiddo - and after 10 years it never ceases to amaze me that I manage to love you a little bit more every day. You're so smart, and so damn funny that it just knocks me out. You're thoughtful and contemplative and just nice to have around. You are, by far, the best thing that I've ever done in my life, and it is joy and a privilege to be your mom.

I've said it a million times before, and I'm sure this won't be the last: you, sir, are a really good egg.

And I love you.

Happy Birthday.
Happy Birthday, baby....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Passive-Agressiveness as an Art Form...

Although I personally hate it when passive-aggressiveness is directed towards me, I will admit that I do have an appreciation for it in the abstract.

Which is why I was tickled pink to discover this site:


Passive-aggressive elevated to an art form! And none of it directed towards me, so I can just enjoy it for the petty snark that it is...

I'm particularly fond of the one from the director of a preschool. Sounds like she could have taught the director of my former school a thing or two....

(or not. I mean, it's your choice. Whatever...)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

This is My Blog...

and this is my blog on Wordle:

Click to see larger version

Yeah, that seems about right...

Many thanks to Thimbleanna, for introducing me to this cute new toy!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sweet Cracker Sandwich...

40, originally uploaded by Leo Reynolds.

How did this happen?

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mother, I've Done Something Awful and Here She Is*...


Meet Reba.
She's the newest member of the family here at the House That Crazy Built.

She's almost 9 months old and just the sweetest girl you'd ever hope to meet.

Bubba, Schecky and I are all over the moon - that's how smitten we all are...
Can you blame us? Look at those ears! Those chubby little paws! Those short little legs, with which I am sure she will be able to walk all over us! Oh man, we've got it bad, for sure....

More pictures can be seen at Flickr.

*This is an actual quote that figures greatly in my family's lore.
I'll save *that* story for another day. Today, it's all about the BabyGirl....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Just so you know...

I'm writing blog posts in my head *all* the damn time.

Seriously, it's become like this weird compulsion, or something.

I'm driving Shecky to camp - he's learning video game design this summer(!?!); or I'm folding the never-ending mountain of laundry; or I'm staring into the refrigerator, trying to figure out what I can make with for dinner using some possibly-too-old chicken, some spicy mustard and half a tomato. But all the while, I realize that in the back of my mind, I'm composing a blog post about whatever it is.

It's kind of like having a radio playing at barely discernible volume - you know? You're almost not aware of it, it's not really registering on the radar; but if you're paying attention - well, then - there it is???

It's a mildly entertaining academic exercise of sorts.

Now - it seems that getting these phantom blog posts out of my head and actually ON the blog? Well...that's a whole 'nother kettle of fish right there.

Maybe this lame attempt is a start????