Archive for January, 2006

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Sweet siblings

Rae - John Luke

Ooooh, sugar, sugar….

This week I’m avoiding sugar. With Nate’s birthday Thursday and party Friday and the weekend… I ate way too much and ended up miserable. That never *used* to happen when I ate sugar. Guess I’m getting old! So, trying to even things out, I’m not eating it this week (M-F). ‘Tain’t easy, McGee. So far, so good though. No sugar intake on Monday. None today so far. It’s hard, but worth it.

John Luke – 2 months (almost)

I put him in the high chair, and first, he wasn’t sure what to think…
John Luke unsure
then he wasn’t so sure he liked it at all…
John Luke doesn't like it!
then he thought it was ok…
John Luke's pleasant

We went swimming

Saturday, at the local indoor pool. It was great fun! We hope to go again.

Me & John Luke

Nate turned 6!


How can 6 years go so fast?!

John Luke!

I cleaned up the walker Nate used and put John Luke in it… his feet don’t touch the floor, but he’s so cute!

John Luke

Got some extra books hanging around?

Nerd Score

I am nerdier than 58% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

My Inner Blood Type is Type B

Your Inner Blood Type is Type B

You follow your own rules in life, even if you change the rules every day.
Sure, you tend to be off the wall and unpredictable, but that’s what makes you lovable.
And even though you’re a wild child, you have the tools to be a great success.
You are able to concentrate intently – and make the impossible possible.

You are most compatible with: B and AB

Famous Type B’s: Leonardo Di Caprio and

No baby hamsters.

We didn’t see Mrs. Hamster for a couple days (she was hiding in her can)… and then when she came out yesterday to drink water, we decided to check things out, and gently dumped the can… only to find no babies. I still don’t know for sure how many there *were*.

6 week appointment today

I got a clean bill of health … PLUS, in the last four weeks, I’ve lost ELEVEN POUNDS! Woohoo!!


We have baby hamsters! I’m not sure yet how many, as she is up in a coffee can with them.

A few quiz thingies

You scored as Maximus. After his family was murdered by the evil emperor Commodus, the great Roman general Maximus went into hiding to avoid Commodus’s assassins. He became a gladiator, hoping to dominate the colosseum in order to one day get the chance of killing Commodus. Maximus is valiant, courageous, and dedicated. He wants nothing more than the chance to avenge his family, but his temper often gets the better of him.



Lara Croft


Batman, the Dark Knight


William Wallace


Neo, the "One"


The Terminator


Captain Jack Sparrow


The Amazing Spider-Man


El Zorro


Indiana Jones


James Bond, Agent 007


Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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You scored as Serenity (from Firefly). You like to live your own way and do not enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you that you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.

Coming on December 1, 2005:
Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? The Sequel

Serenity (from Firefly)


Nebuchadnezzar (from The Matrix)


Enterprise D (from Star Trek)


SG-1 (from Stargate)


Moya (from Farscape)


Millennium Falcon (from Star Wars)


Galactica (from Battlestar: Galactica)


Bebop (from Cowboy Bebop)


Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? v1.0
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To which race of Middle Earth do you belong?
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Your World View

You are a fairly broadminded romantic and reasonably content.
You value kindness and try to live by your ideals.
You have strong need for security, which may be either emotional or material.

You respect truth and are flexible.
You like people, and they can readily make friends with you.
You are not very adventurous, but this does not bother you.

How You Life Your Life

You are honest and direct. You tell it like it is.
You are always tactful and diplomatic. You let people down gently.
You prefer a variety of friends and tend to change friends quickly.
You tend to dream big, but you worry that your dreams aren’t attainable.

My blog is worth $3,387.24.
How much is your blog worth?

Improper Phrase Pet Peeves

CORRECT PHRASE: The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
The misused version is utter nonsense, while the original, proper form makes sense. You will know if the pudding is good when you eat it, and equally one will know if the item/situation is proper when one is using/involved in it.

CORRECT PHRASE: Couldn’t care less
If you *could* care less about something, it means you *do* care about it. If you *couldn’t* care less about it, then you don’t care at all.

CORRECT PHRASE: Up and at ’em
Again, the former makes no sense, while the latter does. With “’em” of course being a contraction of “them.”

CORRECT PHRASE: Once in a while
Every now and then. The conjunction “and” does not fit in the above phrase. The phrase refers to something that happens once in a given, limited (but unspecified) period of time (“while”).

I’m sure there are more, but these are the ones that came to mind at the moment. This might become a regular feature of this blog!

Moses basket

Robby got me a Moses basket for John Luke (see photo below)… I officially LOVE IT! Tonight he fell asleep on my lap; I laid him in the basket where he continued sleeping; and when I headed for bed, I picked up the whole basket, carried it to my room, and set it in the bassinet, with nary a peep from John Luke!

John Luke