Saturday, May 30, 2009

Bird Watchers

My cats are indoor cats. We have a LOT of birds in our neighborhood. They make quite a racket every morning, as my sister can attest to, having spent the night Sunday night.

Every morning the cats force their way under our blinds to watch the birds when they hear the chirping.

In an effort to avoid total destruction and the noise of the blinds hitting the window or windowsill, we started pulling up the blinds. How cute are they?! It is their lifelong dream to catch a birdie.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Spelling Bee

The hubby and I are big geeks, surprise I know. While watching the Scripps National Spelling Bee tonight, we saw Serena Skye Laine-Lobsinger get a word wrong that I couldn't even pronounce, but we figured she was still so good at spelling because she always had to spell her entire name.

Note to the future grandparents: our children's first names will be something they won't have to spell since they'll always have to spell their last name. :)


Maybe there was something to that fortune cookie after all....

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gummy Bears

Here's the almost 9 week ultrasound (2 days early). By the time the Queen gets back from Europe, these kids will be blogging!

Baby A is on the left. He's in a better position to be more photogenic than Baby B, so let's not hold it against him or her. My sister is referring to A as Fatty Fatty Fat Fat because he/she is slightly larger with a slightly faster heartbeat.

Things I realized today:
1) I will be a weeker, as in my babies are 8 weeks old. KT, I am sorry for mocking you.
2) I am going to be a total mom. And really, how can I not with twins? KT, I am sorry for mocking you.
3) There will be a large number of pg posts. Blogging is the new baby book. Though my sister got me a cool pregnancy journal, blogging gives me more room to write and lets me record your comments with zero effort. I use the journal too for all the details no one wants to know. KT, I am sorry for mocking you.
4) I still believe that I can fit as much into my Pilot as KT can fit in an Odyssey. She will get one eventually, I will not!
5) I will be posting belly pictures, just not until 12 weeks.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Um, Seriously?

Going Public

I'm 8 1/2 weeks pregnant with TWINS!

Their (37 week) due date is right around Striker's birthday (December 9th) - talk about a great (30th) birthday present!

We were going to try and not go "public" for another 3 1/2 weeks, but after a congratulations comment on my Facebook wall this morning, I sort of felt it was time. ;)

This ultrasound picture is from almost 2 weeks ago when we saw/heard their heartbeats. We have another ultrasound this week!

I will now provide this disclaimer: I sleep/nap as often as possible right now. Except that I wake up every night sometime between 2:30 and 4:30, so this will probably be a regular time for blogging. The good news is that I have a whole lot more material, now that being pg is public knowledge. :)

If you read this and you work with me, please note that I am NOT going public at work yet, so I'd appreciate your keeping it quiet. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Buddy

Yep, followed 68 DEGRS onto the freeway again today! (Ruth, your post is next!)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bike to Work Day

Apparently today is Bike to Work Day. It wasn't until I was driving home, talking on the phone with Pickle, that I saw the declaration of Bike to Work Day on the Amber Alert sign. I literally LOL'd since the sign was located in the one canyon where the freeway is the only way to get through. Then I realized that I didn't see it on my way to work. Then I thought that maybe it was actually tomorrow? Not sure. No date was given. I haven't yet Googled, as I am getting a long overdue pedicure (and much needed after the morning I had!), but I may not get around to it since I find the concept of Bike to Work Day a hysterical declaration for the 91 freeway. If I could ride my bike to work, why the heck would I "drive" on the parking lot that is the 91?

Regretfully, I did not capture a picture of the sign. Chatting with Pickle delayed my observation, and then I didn't have enough time for Mr Pearl to switch to camera mode. Sigh.

If you feel like Googling (and commenting of course), I promise to dedicate my next post to you!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Air Supply

Shouldn't they be retired on a beach somewhere, sipping a pina colada?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

It's Yellow....

And my uncle loves it! He's currently in Reno, which is apparently the only place on the planet that still sells Home Pride Wheat bread. My uncle has the palate of a 4 year old and exclusively eats meat, potatoes, and bread, bologna sandwiches with plain Ruffles, and occasionally Italian food as long as it's pretty much just sauce and pasta or lasagna.

For as long as I can remember he's used Home Pride Wheat as his bread of choice. About a year and a half ago, they stopped selling it in California. This created a family emergency, resulting in a blind taste test of every similar type of wheat bread on the market. We helped him find a substitute he could tolerate, but it just isn't the same.

Every time he makes a trip to Reno he brings home as much bread as he can carry and freezes it. It's a really good thing that bread is not a forbidden carry-on item! Maybe he'll comment now that I've given him his very own post?

Monday, May 4, 2009


My new commute buddy. I followed her home on Friday and to work today.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Tattoo Barbie

Should I ever have a daughter, she will NOT be playing with Tattoo Barbie. Btw, when did Barbie become so scary looking? My sister confirmed that Barbie was not this scary when we played with her *cough* 20+ years ago.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Saturday Morning

As is typical on Saturday mornings (Sundays too), that's Oskar underneath my elbow with his head on my pillow and body under the blankets. And yes all 3 of us were facing the same direction. You could see Oskar's nose better in the first picture I took, but I'd chopped Striker out of the picture.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sad Revelation

Last month (April) was my lowest number of posts (14) since June of 2007!!! Please forgive me, and I promise to be better!!!!

Survey Question

I was completing an online survey today and couldn't help but laugh at the options available for the question: How often do you use the internet?

The correct answer for me would be Constantly or Almost Constantly. I settled for several times a day.

Does anyone know anyone who uses the Internet less than once a month?