Saturday, December 31, 2005


Happy New Year!

May 2006 be better than 2005.

Friday, December 30, 2005

My Top 5 Christmas Songs

This last month I have experienced or have been bombarded (bomb-bard, get it? Bard, being a musician, ok not so funny) by Christmas songs. I think I have heard 6 different versions of "Santa Baby" including one orchestral version. Who knew? After weeding through the junk (because everybody and their dog does a Christmas album) here are my Top 5 Christmas Songs for 2005:

5. "White Christmas" Bing Crosby. A classic and since we didn't get one, I was dreaming of a white Christmas

4. "Baby it's Cold Outside" The Elf version. I'm particular about the version as the Simpson Lachey version is lacking. He holds his own but here voice is too wispy. Its a jazzy song it needs a clear voice.

3. "Little Town" Cliff Richard. Amy Grant did this song too, but I like his version better.

2. "Breath of Heaven" Amy Grant

1. "O Holy Night" Lee Greenwood. Not everyone can do O holy night but this country bumpkin can.

I'd like to give an honorable mention to "What Child is this?", and "Last Christmas" by Wham. What can I say I'm a child of the 80's

Thursday, December 22, 2005

I'm back

So as you can see it is all fixed now. Maybe I'll try again to change it later. TTFN

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Change Is Good?

In a quest to change the look of my blog, I was trying to find a template that would be easier to change to my own. Unfortunately i really screwed up so I choose a different template and lost all my links. I have my old template saved and will ad my links later. Please don't think I have deleted you all for good. You will be back. I just haven't the time right now.

Monday, December 19, 2005

A Theory Of Relativity

My father has a theory. I call it a theory of relativity because first he is a relative and second, time is relative. Although Time tends to be passing at a constant rate, our perception of passing time varies. Remember when you were a kid and everything took so long to get too. One year would seem like ten. He believes that the younger you are, the faster you are moving and the slower time passes. As we age we tend to slow down. We don’t have the energy of our youth thus we move slower or we are unable to maintain a high rate of speed or energy expended for long periods of time. For example take the same period of time, one year, to the older person it only feel like a few months.

This theory would explain why my kids every morning are saying “Is it Christmas yet?” and as I reply “no.”, I am thinking, “Thank goodness”.

The fact that I have some Christmas presents under the tree already doesn’t help either.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

I Know Lilith Married Fraser, But I Wouldn't Know Her From Adam

Yesterday I was reading "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe." To my boys and there was a couple of lines where the Beavers were explaining the origin of the White Witch. They said that she was a descendant from Lilith, Adam's first wife. I’ve been hearing a lot about Lilith and I know somewhat of the "mythology", but what I want to know is where she came from? Does she have any religious basis in apocrypha or was she cooked up by the women’s movement? This would be highly unlikely since CS Lewis wrote this book before the women’s movement.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Grey Hairs

I was looking in the mirror the other day and I notice this grey hair sticking straight up. Thats the thing about grey hairs they are a little more wirier than the others. At first I wasn’t quite sure that it was a grey hair. The lighting in the bathroom isn’t that great, maybe that us why I never noticed it before or could it be I haven’t colored my hair for 6 months. Anyway, as I was scoping to see if it really was a grey hair, I found 2 more. I thought I should stop there. Now I have one grey hair for every year I’m over 30. (I’m in my 33 year). I look for the fourth one next year.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Do The Litterbug

Today while we were walking home from dropping Dakota off at school, Ethan found some garbage. So we picked it up to carry until we found a garbage can to put it in. Just as we were having this teaching moment, this big grown man threw a coffee cup right into the street.

Thanks buddy.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

What Is in A Name?

When my husband Tim and I were discussing names for our children we had some rules. We each had unlimited vetoes because we thought both of us should like the name and we didn’t want to name our child after any exes, just in case the ex should run into us and think we named our child after them because of one of us secretly pining over them. Needless to say Tim had more vetoes than I did. I guess that doesn’t matter because we had boys, but I digress. Another of our rules was that middle name would be a family name and we were to alternate between families. Next the name had to flow and sound nice; a balance of syllables so that it would roll off the tongue. I have heard of people testing this out by standing at the top of the stairs and shouting a potential full name to see if they can tolerate hearing it. Funny! As you can see we were really only concerned about the pure esthetics of the name. We never thought about how the name might affect their personalities.

Don’t get me wrong we looked at baby name books and meanings, but the names we chose we didn’t know their meanings until later. My oldest’s name means friendly. We thought that suited him very well because he is quite friendly. His kindergarten teacher said that he was a sweet sensitive boy that was concerned about everyone. "Snapps" for us we picked a good name that suited him.

Our second little boy is much more aggressive and physical. He loves having friends and always wants to play, but he likes to play his way. I guess you could say he is a little stubborn. Guess what his name means… steadfast and immovable. I hope that this characteristic will serve him well in his teen years.

Although we gave them their names before we found out their meanings, we managed to pick names that really suited their personalities. I can’t help but wonder did the name on some subconscious level alter their personalities to match their name? I know it’s silly to think that but what if they’re really was something in the name we give our children.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Twice Stood Up

Unlike jenthemom, my husband has been in town for the past two weeks I just haven’t seen him. Now don’t get your knickers in a knot, he’s not doing anything unseemly. He is just working and I guess I exaggerate when I say I haven’t seen him (he does come home to sleep). The thing that really gets me is that we were supposed to have a date Thursday, but he had to work. We were supposed to have a date tonight to make up for the date on Thursday, but again after making arrangements, he had to cancel due to work. I know he feels bad and is a little upset as well; I just can’t help but feel a little mad. I also feel bad for the babysitter we have called twice and had to cancel twice. Really who does that? Oh I know…me!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

T – 40 Degrees and Dropping

Why do I live here? It’s cold, so cold. I’ve been through colder but knowing that the mercury isn’t as low as it could go doesn’t make me any more comfortable. We do have snow, not much, but some snow. I guess it is too cold to snow. Last week we were experiencing record highs of 20°C(68) now we are at -20°C(-4). The average for this time of year is about -5°C (23). I guess this is just Mother Nature’s way of averaging out. I think I’ll move to Australia either that or become a “sunbird” from Arizona. My husband would love that.