Saturday, November 29, 2008

Reindeer Food

Georgia bought some reindeer food to put in the yard Christmas eve to draw Santa's reindeer to our house. We parents thought this was a nice idea.

The brothers on the other hand are pains in the rear.

Patrick - "Georgia, all that's really going to do is attract raccoons to the yard."
Sam - "Yeah, Georgia. We are going to over run by raccoons Christmas eve, great."
Me - "You know you two, when you were little, no one gave you crap. No one gave you any crap for going to barney concert and loving it Patrick. So shut it you two."
Georgia - "Yeah, shut it."

It was all pretty funny. I laughed through the whole thing.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sam/ Flash

Sam's new mile time is 6:10. Still the fastest in school....


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Saturday, November 22, 2008

No he's not perfect, but he's pretty darn good.

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The Super Cougar fans: The Brinks

Corey & Cindy had some great practical jokes this week, and this was one of my favorites. I'll post the others as well. As you can see the day after the placeing of the Y's the were somehow wilted! I'll review my security camera's, and maybe I'll catch the problem. Not sure who that trouble maker is, but when I catch him I will make sure he......well..... he'll be in some kind of trouble.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Friend or Foe?

Someone told me a story that I have to relate. He made me laugh with this one. I won't tell you who it is to protect his (the oldest one's) identity. His name starts with a "P" and ends with "shizzle." No that's not right it starts with a "P" and ends with a "atrick."

So I was in the computer lab sitting next to this kid I know. We have classes together, and we know each other. So I know him, and he knows me, but not really well. So he was talking to someone behind him, and while he looked away I hooked my keyboard into his computer into a different USB port than what his keyboard was hooked. So we both had working keyboards on his computer. When he turned back around, of course he had no clue I had done this. So what I did was every time he opened a website, I'd close it from my keyboard. He started talking to himself, "why is this doing this? "  After a few of these when he would open a website I would zoom in on the page really tight, and he would stop touching the key board all together, and I would zoom in and out, in and out, while he just shook his head and say "what the?" So then I turn the screen black, and then I'd switch it back, and then black, and then I just shut off his computer all together. When he would try to log back in, I would goof up his password. Once I let him log in, I logged him back out 3 different times. Then the teacher let us know it was time to get ready to roll, he got mad started pounding on his keyboard and the teacher yelled at him "So and so! Don't do that your going to break the computer! That's a warning!" He got up, I unplugged my keyboard, and he never figured it out. 

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Super Sam!

While everyone is about to leave, or leaving the dinner table.
Sam- Ok, ok, everyone hold it. I've got an idea. How about everyone clear their own plates from the table rinse them, and put them in the dishwasher.
Patrick- I already did.
Sam- No, you didn't. I saw you put in the sink.
Patrick- You can't prove that's mine.
Sam- Everyone still has theirs.
Patrick- So, I put mine in the dishwasher.
Patrick-...........hmm........since your standing there right next to it, how about you do it.
Me- Patrick, just do it.
Patrick- Ok.

I love Sam's sudden enlightenment. It's only been 6 or so years since he's been able to do this, and I love Patrick's "there is no way I'm doing this simple task" attitude. He's a good boy. Does what I ask him. Apparently not what anyone else wants him to do.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Jason Mraz

Suz and I went to go see Jason Mraz at UC Davis together. The venue was awesome, a tiny gym, and it was general admission. This picture is awful, I used my iPhone camera and it stinks. When I closed my eyes it was as though I was listening to him in my car. He was fantastic sounding. The crowd was a dud, but we all had fun. So glad we went. Get out and play. 

Hannah Shea

Beautiful AND talented! Hannah made the mini season team (lodi city soccer all-star team) for her age group and she is thrilled! 

Friday, November 07, 2008

Math whiz and little content...

Patrick took his geometry test and got all the questions answer right. However, Patrick does most of the work in his head. His teacher told him she took off some points because he didn't show his work, and told him if he showed his work she'd give him the points back. He said ".....I'm OK with that, I got them all right." 

Made me laugh. 

Monday, November 03, 2008

Back up your data

Over the last 3 years or so I've taken thousands of pictures. I thought "I'd better back up the drive." I went out and bought a back up drive. I ran it, but apparently not successfully?! I had no idea at the time. Not until I tried to load all of my data back onto my new hard drive. Well, sadly, I've lost everything it appears. Trying to figure out a way to save it, but things don't look very good at the moment. Unfortunately it isn't a software problem, it appears the hard drive itself broke down! Not good. If I have any good news I'll pass it along, but mostly I mention this as a warning.

The scale lies!

I've been stuck at the same weight for sometime now. I noticed when I posted this post the graphs don't show completely. Anyhow, I've got a goal I'd like to reach, but the time line is way out there. I've changed a little of my routine recently, and I expect that's going to make a big difference. However, the point I want to make it that even though I haven't necessarily lost any pounds, I've lost two inches around my waist. So my point is, just keep on doing the right things and don't pay much attention to the scale. If I were to include all the spikes up, and not just drops down this graph would be a lot more revealing. It's a way of life, and not a diet.
 Chart titled, Weigh yourselfChart titled, Measure your Waist

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Our Scouts

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Handsome Boy

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Some of my favorite things

1. My iphone - This hasn't even close to getting old. I've had it for months now and love it just the same as when I first met it. I'm not going to try and explain it to you. It just is.
2. Sling Box- This isn't even mine! It's Doug and Angie's! I love it though, and I'll say it again!
3. DRZ400- I am still in love with my bike. It's been a great toy. My bike is blue.
4. Trailguru- This is a free application I run on my iphone when I'm out exercising, and it tracks my every step.
5. Fleece Sheets- I love these in the winter! So comfortable, and warm. I have a tough time getting out of bed.