Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Yay! It's Wednesday again, so it is time for another round of wishes. I have decided that today's wishes are all going to be blasts from the past. You know, things I wanted earlier in my life.
In junior high I was sure that my life wouldn't be complete without a pager. You know that you wanted one too. Then, one Christmas my wish came true and I got one. The only problem was, you had to be near an actual phone to answer those urgent 911 calls from a friend. I thought it was a big old pain and so the pager phase didn't last long.
3. A glowworm...sleep would have been sweeter with this lovely
5. When I was in my early 20's I wanted to be a part of the animal liberation movement. It doesn't seem like a possibility right now because I have a young child that I can't bear to be away from. This could cause a problem if I had to do a stint of jail time. Soooo, maybe when I am 50 or 60?
What were your wishes from childhood/adolescence?
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
John playing with his dinosaur (which is riding a train) before we got our meal at Pita Jungle
I haven't posted a picture of my little man in a few days. He is finally getting over this latest round of sickness. Today, out of nowhere he said Gobble Gobble, clear as day. Kids are so gloriously random.
I am looking forward to reading your blogs and to exchanging crafts. I have a giveaway going on right now, so don't be shy. You can click here to enter.
Monday, March 29, 2010
1. Called boy a "Dumb Moose"
2. Told a boy he, "Farts too much"
3. Told another boy, "I made you do the farting dance"
4. Told a boy, "He is going to fart on his card"
5. Told a boy, "You're a poop card"
6. Rang the teachers bell
7. Called a girl Pinnochio and laughed at her nose
8. Said "Where is the farting popcorn?"
9. Called a boy s "stinking fart"
The teacher then goes on to say that Josh told her he did all of these things because the other kids laughed.
After I read this I realized that my husband hasn't changed much in 20 years :)
Sunday, March 28, 2010
It is just a small independent documentary, but it really struck a chord with me. It made me realize that being a vegetarian was only half of the solution. I mean, I had already stopped wearing or using animal products, but I did still consume dairy, eggs, and honey. The movie made me realize that I was still responsible for harming/killing animals because the animal industries are so intertwined. I couldn't drink a glass of milk without feeling guilty, so I stopped cold turkey. I haven't looked back one time. I also raise my son as a vegan, and before anyone asks...he does get enough protein :) My husband is slowly coming around. He eats fish, blah, but he is getting there and I don't push him.
Friday, March 26, 2010
I said that I was going to have a giveaway when I reached 15 followers, and now I have 16! So, I figured I need to get my butt in gear and have this giveaway. I really have been having so much fun with this little blog. All of the comments mean so much to me, and I love being able to follow your blogs too!
So here is the giveaway...
It is nothing huge, it is my first after all, but I am excited anyway. The goodies include:
A cutie bear magnet.
A small pin that says, Green is the New Black
A heavy metal bracelet with green accents
3 pinwheels, I think they would be so cute in flower pots :)
A little owl, handmade by me.
Plus, there may be one or two surprises :)
2. Blog about the giveaway. Please leave a link in the comments
So there are two chances to win. I will pick a name on Wednesday, March 31 and I will mail out the package on the April 1st.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to read my blog :)
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Anyway, tonight I watched Lars and the Real Girl. I expected it to be a silly, quirky movie. Instead it felt like so much more. It was a sweet, funny, touching, quirky movie. I don't really want to go into too many details, I never do. I think this is a movie where different people will probably get different things from it. I would recommend it though.
Also, John is sick again. He has been holding out for a while. He has had a runny nose for two weeks, but it took that long to turn into something. I am going to take him to the doctors tomorrow because he has a fever now. That always means he has an ear infection. It is so incredibly hard to see him sick all the time. I start to feel responsible, like I am doing something wrong. He has the healthiest diet of any child on the planet, but I can't keep him healthy. So as an extension to Wednesday wishes I would like to add the most important one of all...that John could stay healthy.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I wish that I was back in Portland. I miss my little house in the ghetto. I miss Mt. Hood, the beach, Multnomah Falls, the weather, the people, the activism, the city. I miss everything except missing my parents. If it weren't for them I would be right back there.
I wish that I was back in school. I am really good at school, some might even say a professional student. I love homework and reports. I love the structure. Mostly, I just love being good at something that I really like to do.
I wish that I had what it takes to climb Mount Everest. I would love to see her in person in all of her majesty. Josh and I have talked about going just to base camp some day. It is on my bucket list for sure.
I wish I had this embroidery! Oh Tim Gunn, could you just come and reinvent my wardrobe. Or even just sit on my couch and tell me funny stories :)
I drink your milkshaaaake!!!
I watched There Will Be Blood a few nights ago and it is still stuck in my mind. Daniel Day Lewis never disappoints and he was phenomenal in this movie. He was so calculated but so unhinged. It was a pretty simple storyline, but Paul Thomas Anderson, who wrote it and directed it, kept things coming that made the movie stay interesting. I don't think it would be for everyone, but I really enjoyed it. Plus, Daniel's wacky speech at the end was worth watching the whole movie for.
Has anyone else seen it? What did you think? I have never seen Magnolia, also by P.T. Anderson, but now I am thinking I might need to watch it.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I successfully celebrated my little sister's sweet 16, exercised three times, finished most of my pen pal letters, and got a new pair of sunglasses.
These are the ones I got. Josh says they remind him of a mom from the 80's. Oddly enough, that comparison doesn't bother me as it once might have.
Here is this weeks list...
1. Get my Easter decorations made and put up. One of my Day Zero goals is to decorate for every holiday for a year. In order to do that I need to actually have some decorations, which means I will need to make some decorations.
2. Exercise at least three times, including at least one long bike ride. Interesting side note...when John was about 3 months old I sat on one of his toys and broke my tailbone. It is still not normal almost two years later. Because of this I have a big old padded grandma seat on my bike.
3. Go to the doctors and get some prescriptions taken care of.
4. Deal with what is making me so angry. This means having a confrontation, which is something that I literally NEVER do.
Monday, March 22, 2010
That is it for me tonight. I have to go do a workout with my husband. P90X to be exact, blech. I hate working out.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Atlas Shrugged. Always has been and probably always will be...my favorite. I hadn't read it in years, but it still manages to touch all the right nerves. I have never read a book that gets me so aggravated and excited and passionate.