• Shaun

    He had to repeat the conversation so I could blog it.

    Shaun: “Don’t you love it when you go to the store and you buy Chili Cheese Fritos and put them in the cupboard, but forget you put the Chili Cheese Fritos in there. Then you go to the cupboard later and you have Chili Cheese Fritos you forgot you had. There’s nothing better than that.” Me: “Yeah, Shaun…there is NOTHING better than that.” Shaun: “I’m picking up on some sarcasm.” Me: “You detected sarcasm?” Shaun: “I detect DEADLY levels of sarcasm”

  • Shaun

    New Kristine Record

    I was joking with Shaun earlier that I had peed 15 times in one hour.  After he fell asleep and I was half way through the massive bottle of water he bought me at the store when I realized, “Crap, i’m going to be up all night peeing.” Yes, I counted. 18.5 times in ONE hour.  Now you might be saying to yourself, “Hope she has the soft toilet paper.”  No, I don’t.  Yesterday I went to the store and decided to let my 11 year old and her friend pick out what were going to eat for dinner, including having to pick out what brand. They started out pretty…

  • ex,  hope,  Shaun

    putting on my stride rites

    Ever watch a movie and then afterward you’re all like, I want to be that, him, her, that life? Right now. I am Holly Kennedy from P.S. I Love You. I’ve been on this weird movie kick. In the last 7 years I can count how many times I’ve wanted to go to Hollywood Video and rent a movie on one hand. Twice.  This week. It started with The Ex’s Netflix thing where you can watch movies online. ONLINE. Movies from the comfort of my own laptop and headphones.  Shaun doesn’t have to be a part of my weird documentary phase, or old movie kick..or movies that remind me of…

  • Shaun,  stuff portrait friday

    Preparing for Stuff Portrait Friday

    Me:”I was thinking about doing Sexual Healing…thus insuring I wouldn’t have to worry about having younger readers to my site ever again.” Shaun: “or how about ‘Let’s See How Far We’ve Come’.” *wiggling eyebrows* Me: “How about a picture of me and it could be, ‘The Last Beautiful Girl’.” Shaun: “Or ‘Crazy’.”

  • Anxiety,  Dashababy,  friends,  hope,  Letters,  My Brats,  Shaun,  stuff portrait friday,  The Fonz

    and then a hero comes along.

    This week Stuff Portrait Friday is Hero.  I had several days to think on it and as the hours came down to minutes, I realized that if you have been reading this blog for anytime, you know who my heroes are. 1. My Mother: You know that saying, “you’ve come a long way,baby.”? I’m pretty sure that was made up for her. Her road isn’t a road I would wish on anyone.  I wish over and over she could see how proud of her that I am. To see her at rock bottom and not only pull herself up, but bring those around up with her is awesome. 2. My…

  • ex,  Shaun

    Ammmmmmaaazingggg Race. How lame you are.

    I love falling asleep during interesting TV shows. It makes for bitchen dreams. Today I fell asleep while watching CNN. I had this dream I was a news reporter, going to New Orleans to check the damage. In the process of this helicopter ride, I fell in love with a brother that was convicted of murder, be he didn’t do it. What I couldn’t figure out was how New Orleans could have been flooded when it was really in the desert and had cliffs. Never once did I say my dreams made sense, but damn are they interesting. They always feel so vivid. When I wake up I am happy…

  • ex,  Shaun

    Because really, you don’t believe how weird our ‘family’ can truly be.

    Need a recap for any new readers ??*coughyeahrightcough* or perhaps a reminder on how R & O we are. Dan — My ex-husband and father of Kara, Alyx and Shea. Shaun — Current husband, father to Tyler and Marina. It has been suggested that someone needs to make a sitcom about our family, but in those TRULY random moments like…say…for example; When Shaun and I came home and Tabitha (Shaun’s ex wife) is making us a romantic dinner and my ex-husband is using our shower because he has a date and his power was off. And this is NORMAL for us. We realized that NO ONE outside of my readers…

  • Random and Odd,  Shaun

    Karma wastes no time on me.

    (taken last night after I tried to get up and fell back down) Shaun was in the bathroom, bent over getting the last remaining pieces of Q-tips and hair balls the size of small dogs from behind the toilet when I walked up behind him quietly and grabbed his ass while yelling, “GOOSE!” He smacked his noggin on the toilet! “OH GOD, Shaun, I’m sorry!” “Ouch. I hit my eye!” *evil giggling* “I’m SOO sorry. I scared you huh?” “No.” I scared him. I’m doing that internal giggling as I walk down the hallway to use the other bathroom and run SMACK into the vacuum cleaner. Karma. She’s a bitch.

  • Dashababy,  Random and Odd,  Shaun

    Conversations @ the Random and Odd House

    “Kristine.” “Yep.” [Big Eyes — I’m in trouble] “Kristine…how many containers of product would you guess are in the shower?” [covering my eyes — I’m in trouble] “Just guess. How many bottles of WHATEVER in there; shampoo, conditioner, soaps. How many would you guess?” [peeking out from hands] “THIRTY FIVE! There are THIRTY FIVE BOTTLES OF STUFF IN THE SHOWER! That is a bottle for every year you have been alive.” [mumble something about him taking out the trash in there] “That’s it. I’m going to shower in the sink for now on.” My sister is a hairdresser. I can’t help it.

  • Anxiety,  journey,  My Brats,  photography,  Shaun

    Not dead. Exhausted.

    It’s been awhile since the update on Random and Odd. The kids are doing FanFrigginTabulous. They are loving school this year. High school is suiting the older girls and the younger girls are falling into their middle school grooves. Shaun started softball tonight and that means his energy level will go up. He’s happier when he has his outlet. As for me; I am working on this whole positive thinking thing. Everyday I tell myself that I am so very happy, even if it looks like it’s going to be a rough day. My ability to be able to feel an anxiety attack coming on has always been a comfort.…