Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Self portrait

The lack of focus, I've decided, is a statment of my mental clarity. And notice my neck! I must work out!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

And now for some things I don't appreciate so well:

- When the internet connection is spotty and I can't get to my blog as fast as I want to
- When I leave my 5-lb. weights laying around and then I trip on one and stub my toe
- When the toilet keeps running long after I flush it because the chain/plunger thing in the tank is screwy, which means I have to take the lid off and mess around in the tank
- When a bad case of spring allergies morphs into a baaaaaaaad cold
- The fact that I'm always at the very opposite end of the house when the phone rings, which requires running full-boar either up or down the stairs, only to find that it's an unknown name/unknown number on caller i.d. so I don't answer it anyway
- Clamato juice... i've never actually tried it, but the name is enough

Friday, March 17, 2006

Kiss me, I'm Irish!

My brothers are coming to visit this weekend (yahoo!), so if all goes well (meaning they cooperate and I figure out how to use the focus on my parents' camera), I just might have new pictures to share in a couple of days. Until then..........

Things I enjoy that maybe you don't:
1. The smell of sunless tanning lotion
2. Cabbage rolls
3. Folding laundry
4. Pilates for the buns and thighs
5. The music of Air Supply
6. Attending the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
7. Wrapping presents
8. Ham hocks and beans

Saturday, March 11, 2006

News flash of a random sort

Here are some updates from around my world:

1. I really, really like my new job. Hooray!!!

2. In April, Danny and I are taking a class together at the college. If anyone else is interested in belly dancing, let us know :)

3. Tonight I have a date with my sister.

4. Today I have a date with myself at Capital Mall.

5. I haven't seen my brothers-and-sisters-in-law, or nephew, in an unacceptably long amount of time, so if you are one of them, I'd like to have a date with you :)

Thursday, March 09, 2006


This is what we were surrounded by when we stayed in Leavenworth in 2003. Beautiful!

Monday, March 06, 2006

New Year's bash

An excellent New Year's feast (with all of the credit going to Bill and Sheryl) of lamb, polenta, salad and roasted vegetables. If you're looking for sheer quantity of food, there's no better place to be than when we're together. Clockwise from Jan Michael: Soren, Eric, Tessa, Joe, Bill and Sheryl.

Before football...
After football.
Haha, what a bunch of thugs.

To celebrate the new year, we were fortunate enough to have most of the old Centralia gang at our house for a weekend extravaganza of fun. We're scattered all over tarnation now, so we're not able to all be together more than once or twice a year, but when we do, it's always a good time. Most of us went to elementary school together, and I love that we're still so close even as grown-ups :)

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Thursday, March 02, 2006

An annoucement

Ahem. I would like to announce that I am now employed. I will be working at Tenino Family Practice as, what else?, a receptionist. It will be part-time, only 20 hours a week, but at this point that is just right. I will work from 1:00 to 5:00, which will give me plenty of time in the mornings for pilates and walking or jogging with my sister. As an added bonus, the clinic is conveniently located just blocks from my dentist, which will be nice if I ever decide to have my teeth cleaned again. Starting something new is usually a little bit scary for me, but this will be a good thing I think, and so, starting Monday, I will bravely sally forth into the land of the working once again.