Friday, December 26, 2008

Proof that our new camera rocks

As promised, a long long time ago (perhaps the daaaaaayyyyyy the muuuuuusiiiiiicccccccc diiiiieeeeeddd), I can now post proof that our new camera rocks. Thanks to the one who believed in me (sniff sniff) enough to send me step by step directions on how to post pics on this forum. Here goes.

Amy & Leo (perhaps it looks normal now, but remember...)

I warned you. Every blemish can be exposed. Every unplucked nose hair can be found. No one is safe. Not even my big poofy. :-)

This is from the same picture as above. Pretty cool, eh?

We test drove the camera with actual living, moving, jumping, dancing, peek-a-boo-ing kids these last two days. It works great!! I can pop out a kid now and am armed and ready to take fantastic yawning, drooling, dribbling, screaming, laughing, crying action shots.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas date #4

4 years ago, Ben and I decided that we should have a super-fantastic-extra-special-once-a-year date and call it our Christmas date. It always involves special yummy food and usually something that just involves hanging out together for a few hours. For the 2nd one, we went down to Indy, which is, I guess where we always go, to the Melting Pot, a perfect date and girls-night-out fondue restaurant. Sentimentally, I have to admit that this restaurant may be my favorite one that I've ever been to.

Perhaps in part because Sarah dishes out words of medical wisdom, which includes the dictum to GO ON DATES NOW WHILE YOU HAVE THE CHANCE!!! like to the Melting Pot, perhaps because of the commercials on tv, perhaps who knows, but Ben decided that this was where we should go again for Christmas date #4. Believe you me, I was not objecting. I love eating for 2 1/2 hours! I love it when people make big pots of cheese right in front of me and then let me play in it. I love fondue with big chunks of veggies and sirloin. I love the cute little booth that we got. I love celebrating fun things with friends and liquid chocolate. I love people who care about me and want to spend that kind of time with me.

"We are indeed much more than we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are." Adelle Davis

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Laws of Nature

The furnace never seems to quit working when it is around 40 degrees outside (i.e. when the furnace is still working but it isn't frigid outside). If such a thing can be confirmed between me and another teacher, furnaces go out when it is C-OOOOOO-LD outside. Granted, not Montana cold, but still pretty darn cold. Ah yes, our furnace went ka-putz. But thankfully, we were already planning on getting someone to just do a general check-up on it (3 winters after we intended to do it for the first time), so it wasn't a complete frustration to have it happen as would have been the case if, say, the fridge quit. But then again, if the fridge went out, we could just stick stuff outside right now. :-) But then it would freeze. Maybe not.

I admit that I put off using the bathroom for about an hour after I got home this afternoon since the toilet seat was so frigid since our house was equally frigid! That probably wasn't the best idea. But, warm-fuzzy-kitty-bellies are better than mittens.

It's also hard for me to be too frustrated today. My shool is over for the semester, which means that even though I have grading and test writing to do tonight through the rest of the week, it feels like quite the reprieve. I did a jig. It was cute.

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." Albert Camus