Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy 2006!

In the year 2006 I resolve to:
Reunite the Spice Girls.

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Swiped from Easy Bake Coven

Wednesday, December 28, 2005


Her: "Why can't I go to that movie with you?" Me: "It's not a movie for kids." Her: "What kind of movie is it?" Me: "A mystery. It may be too scary." Her: "I'll just come along, Mommy. You know they say mystery loves company."

Friday, December 23, 2005

Yin-yang kitties

For your cat-blogging Friday viewing pleasure, a rare moment of friendship between Wednesday and Mona.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Silly Santa

Santa Claus North Pole, Earth Dear Santa, I have been a good girl. It really wasn't my fault what happened at Kate's Office party. It was Leslie who spiked the punch with too much vodka. I can't help it if I drank 23 glasses. It was so good---smelled and tasted just like rosemary. I thought it was funny when I put Miko's scarf on my head and danced the flamenco on the sink while singing `Groove is in the Heart'. I didn't mean to break Kate's iPod and don't know why kate would accuse me of insurance fraud. I don't remember calling Arthur's wife a hilarious sheep---even though she looked like one with green eye shadow and orange lipstick! And when I threw up on Donna's husband's ear, it was only because I ate too much of that gluten-free cake. After all that fun, I admit I was a little tired. So I fell asleep on my way home and drove my sleigh through my neighbor's bedroom. I don't think that was any reason for my neighbor to call me a rotten kitty and have me arrested for streaking! So, I sit in my jail cell on Christmas Eve, all mind-blowing and subtle. And I'm really not to blame for any of this raunchy stuff. Please bring me what I want the most---bail money! Sincerely and stately yours, dawn (Really a nice girl!) P.S. It's only 23 bucks!
OK, if you're really bored....go here and write your own letter to Santa.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Crafty kid

Lily got in on the homemade gifts this year. We have a special nightly ritual to keep bad dreams away, and it involves spraying a mist of chamomile and lavender scented water three times and saying "sweet dreams". (can never learn spellcasting too early) So we made Sweet Dreams spray for her buddies. This project was my idea, but she created it. The project she came up with on her own was the Reindeer Food. It's oats, rice, and glitter. In case those reindeer can't have gluten, you know.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Very Vaccinated

Ouch. I've had 7 shots this week. I'm currently protected against Hep A, Hep B, polio, typhoid, tetanus, meningitis, and Yellow Fever. Even so, I got literature to protect myself from some frightening stuff including plague, rabies, and some scary-ass parasites. The CDC's travel and vaccination site. And I've spent time worrying about the Avian flu...I had no idea I'd be facing a list of already-existing diseases.

Monday, December 12, 2005

News in Ethiopia

Scientists watch for birth of new sea in Ethiopia, could take millions of years. I get to see the real Lucy next month. How cool is that?

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Tree topper

We have a Yule tree that is decorated with heart ornaments. Corny, I know, but it suits us. (I guess I should add some kidney ornaments, too) We've made most of them over the past few years, it's been a fun thing for the kid to collect. There's this great heart tree topper that I made. It should be topping the tree. It's too heavy, so it requires the handyman of the house to put it up while balancing on a chair and using tools. The tree has been up for a week, as yet untopped. I've tried all sorts of tactics. Simply asking. Leaving said topper on his chair. Putting topper in doorway so that it must be stepped over. Asking again. Tonight, I'm putting it on his pillow. If that doesn't work, it may make its way into his truck.

sunday funnies

You are Woodstock!

Which Peanuts Character are You?
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Friday, December 09, 2005

And I get paid to do it

Teen suspended for speaking Spanish at school. Time for some administrators to learn a new language.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

The journey finally brought us to...

Image hosted by this darling little 3 year old. I'm off to Ethiopia to get him next month. Much to do to prepare for the trip, and for having a toddler in the house. Who knew? We started this process a year ago with a Chinese baby in mind, almost had twin boys, and end up in Eastern Africa. I saw his photo and thought, "oh, there you are! I've been looking all over the planet for you!"