Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New profile picture!

I changed the picture of me on here (look to your right). It's one Scottish Stu took when I was in New Zealand. We were at Lake Tekapo (take-a-poo! Ha! That never stops being funny to me...) on our way back up from Queenstown.

It's one of my favorite pictures. I look small and insignificant compared to the big, wide world around me...but I also kinda look invincible or something. I don't know. Any opinions?

It's been a while....

Hello world,

I haven't posted in a while so it's an excellent excuse to procrastinate!

Life's about the same as usual. I get by.

I was sick last week. I worried that I'd get REALLY sick and end up with medical debt the rest of my life. Fortunately, I felt better in a few days - my nice friend John took care of me (which meant putting up with Law and Order marathons and the Golden Girls - and also Diff'rent Strokes! My Comcast digital cable has random TV shows "on demand" for free!)

Halloween was uneventful. I did a wee bit of decorating - including a Halloween tree - and wore my cat ears. The Halloween tree was the Tree of Life from Advantus. I had fun making random decorations for it. I think it's going to be my Christmas tree too...and maybe I'll have Valentine, St Patrick's Day, and Easter trees....

My little cousin Violyt was here for a sleepover the previous weekend. She's 4 and WAY too adorable for her own good! (And also for mine...I'm thinking her parents should start looking into all-girl schools ASAP!) It was her first time having a sleepover with just me so that was pretty exciting for her.

We watched Cinderella, some Scooby Doo movie where the gang was vacationing in Australia and then decide they should go to a vampire music festival, Milo and Otis, Pippi Longstocking (my favorite!), and finally a few painful episodes of Dora the Explorer ("Swiper no swiping! Swiper no swiping!!!" Ugh.)

It's easy to see how kids end up being baby-sat by TV. I was exhausted and letting her watch TV and movies kept her happy and entertained...We DID do other stuff, though, so I don't feel TOO guilty.

Violyt was obsessed with the wallpaper picture on my iMac. It's a picture of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn from The Tudors (still in love with that show - gotta get season 3!). She kept asking who the "pretty girl" was. I'm no good at talking down or lying to kids so I told her all about how he married the king and then he chopped her head off because she didn't have a baby boy. She was fascinated...She begged me to let her watch that part of the show, but even though I'm not the most perfect baby-sitter, I DO have common sense!

It was pretty cute...seemed to like saying "Anne Boleyn" - she'd ask, "what's that girl's name again?" and I'd tell her and then she'd say it. After about the 200th time, I told her she already knew and prompted her with "Anne...." and she'd say, "Anne Boleyn!" in her adorable little girl way. I wish I had recorded her saying it - what's more adorable than the cutest 4-year-old ever proudly saying, "That's Anne Boleyn - she had her head chopped off!!!"

My little cousins make me happy. :)