Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy V Day!

Update: 5/15/09

I was all set to post pictures of Anna's questionable outfit choice for the day, only to discover that my card reader is busted!! TRAGIC! So instead I am linking you to a video of Anna's outfit choice from Valentine's Day 2009. Turn the blog music off using the controls on the left before viewing the video.


Monday, February 9, 2009

You Can't Go Back Again

In a few short hours I will leave my cave, I mean house, and travel to a hotel where I will spend the night in anticipation of an all day and utterly pointless meeting associated with my full time income. One does tend to feel a tad isolated when one works at home and therefore one usually does look forward to actual, professional get togethers during which one can take a shower in the morning, do one's hair, put on makeup and real clothes and mingle with all the normals.

But not this time.

I am DREADING this meeting as I am fairly certain it will be a complete and utter waste of my time.

That and I HATE hotels. I have recently become a total hotel-phobe. My suitcase is well packed with anti-bacterial wipes and I have my own pillows and blanket ready to go.

If I come home with bed bugs I will be burning down this house and moving into yours.


Because I will be transporting a few non-mom colleagues as part of this trip, this morning I attempted to de-mom my car.

It didn't work.

After 2 hours of unloading, sorting, putting away, throwing away, vacuuming, cleaning, etc I gave up. I am filthy and will have to shower AGAIN before I can leave.

Let this be a lesson to us all. Once your car is MOMed you cannot unMOM it. So don't even bother trying.

Love to all! May all your hotel rooms be clean and may your Tuesday be much more productive than mine.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

*Updated: Ok, not particularly wordless anymore. Several of you have asked so I thought I would just answer all at once. Yes, Anna takes Taekwondo. We signed the boys up last fall and discovered that a parent/tot class meets at the same time. She loves it most days. She has earned her first sticker in the class, though I have NO idea what the significance of those stickers might be. She seriously learned to count to 10 in Korean before she learned to count to ten in English! She's turning out to be quite a butt kicking two year old, though it is usually her brothers' butts she is kicking.

The boys are actually testing for their second stripe on their white belts tomorrow (Sat) morning at (urk) 8:15 am. Wish them luck!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Who, ME?

Today I found out that I have been selected to represent my school at the National Educational Computing Conference* in Washington, DC this summer.


I am terribly excited, having never been to DC, and quite humbled and honored, being the only k-8 staff member selected to attend. I am also, however, wondering what on earth I am going to do with all of the evenings after the conference ends. You must understand that I am used to 2 jobs, schooling 2 kids, a home, a husband, 2 cats, a dog, etc. WHAT will I do with myself?

Ok, am I THE most pathetic person alive? Apparently my biggest source of anxiety is having free time. Can those of you with a psychology background do some sort of analysis on this and get back to me?

If you happen to be in the mood for a mid summer romp in old DC, please do not hesitate to give me a shout out. I could REALLY use a sight seeing buddy.

Upon hearing the news that I will be visiting Washington, DC this summer, Isaac excitedly asked if I am going to visit the Declaration building and if I can bring him home a souvenir copy of the Declaration of Independence just like the one in the National Treasure movie.


You will find quite the commitment to an accurate American history education in the S house.

Love to all!

*Look, I KNOW this sounds like pure hell or possibly THE most boring thing in the world to many of you, but it really is a big, exciting deal in my little life.

The Critics

I have recently been criticized for taking and posting too many pictures of Anna.


Please be assured, dear readers, that I more than adore my boys and that I also take TONS of pictures of them. Those pictures, however, are often blurry, frequently goofy and regularly of nothing more than the backs of their heads.

Have YOU ever tried to take really great, representative photos of 5 and 7 year old boys who are constantly on the move and don't particularly LIKE being photographed?

A sampling...

In the future, I will be sure to post more pics of the boys, even if they do not meet my personal standards of photographic excellence. Really, they do LOOK like our boys and authenticity is key, right?

Love to all!