• damn dogs!,  Random and Odd

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    We have family meetings. With 5 brats kids and two adults living in this house, we need to get together and beat the children have long, important talks about how things get ran around the house. I’m making it sound much better than it really happens. Here’s how it really happens: The first step is Shaun coming home to me curled in a fetal position on the side of the bed. “Hard day honey?” He leans down and rubs my head. After the shaking and sobbing stops, “yes. i hate children.” He smiles at me, “I know you do honey. Wanna talk about it?” I then slam my head into…

  • alyx

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    I have done one of the meanest things a parent can do to a child, outside of running over their cat. Which I may or may not have done during my college days. I numbered the Christmas gifts. Yes. I know. MEAN HUH? (this is where you hear me laughing like an evil loon) The girls came home from their dads and there is a pile of gifts under the tree. “YAY, GIFTS!!” They run towards the tree and pick up the multi colored boxes. “Mom? Who’s #4?” “You’ll find out on Christmas….unless…you can figure it out on your own. Oh the whining…Complaining…and then the “I’ll figure it out first!”…

  • stuff portrait friday

    SPF: HO HO HO

    Any reason to write Ho 3 times. Last week I wanted to be able to accommodate everyone…this week, it’s for those of us that wear bells, roast our nuts and yell ho, ho, ho at random people. (yes, I realize I have just described Bucky every month of the year) December 23 Your favorite wrapped present Something new you added to your decorations this year Your Christmas cards I put a lot of work into wrapping all the presents this year. All of them. BY.MY.SELF. I can’t wait to showcase the wrapping job I did this year. I also added a few things to the decor. Ohhh ho ho ho…

  • Random and Odd

    We are being interviewed…

    ‘Cita and I are being interviewed today for the work that we have been doing on the Christie Wilson case. It’s flattering, yet it brings so many things into focus. SOMEONE out of my control is going to be able to take pictures of ME. I offered to just take the shots myself. Not wanting unfavorable pictures of us in mass publication, I was ready to crop, soften and remove any gnarly shots of us and only mail in the good ones, but they insisted they have a real photographer come out and take the shots. My mother, sister and I have this agreement: no one posts pictures of each…

  • Wedding

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    I did something this weekend that I have been putting off. I sat down and began my wedding planning. Making reservations for dinner isn’t something I do a lot of anymore. I usually just yell the order at the menu board and hope the kids don’t spill the french fries all over the van floor. While the kids were gone for the weekend we decided it was time to have our engagement dinner and actually pin some things down. It’s important to have a place and a time. right? After a nice steak dinner we had come up with nothing. No date, place, colors…nothing. It’s official, We suck at wedding…

  • stuff portrait friday

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    Dec 16th – For Everyone… Something RED can you see me in the reflection?? Something GREEN Christmas Card from a couple of Random and Odd readers :) Something you decorate The Aloe Plant on my coffee table. It’s not easy making an aloe plant look festive. Did you play???

  • stuff portrait friday

    Better late than never…right?

    This week…seeing that we are nearing the ‘holiday’ season. I found out that some of my readers don’t do Christmas. When I was little and I was told that a kid didn’t celebrate Christmas…I cried for them. I tried one year to give Louisa Newcomb a present because I didn’t want her to not have anything to open on Christmas morning and she wouldn’t except it. I tried to convince her that she could hide it and her parents wouldn’t have to know. She explained to me that she just didn’t believe in Christmas and that to open that present on that day wouldn’t mean anything to her. I cried…

  • Random and Odd

    A Random and Odd Update:

    (CBS 13) AUBURN – After several days of preliminary hearings an Auburn Judge has decided that Mario Garcia should stand trial for the murder of Christie Wilson. ‘Cita and I went to court this afternoon for the cross examination and closing arguments. It was frustrating and heartbreaking. The judge went over all the evidence and ruled to take it to trial. I hadn’t realized that everyone on the right side of the court room was holding their breath until he gave his ruling. It was at that moment that we all let out a sigh of relief and began breathing again. I know it sounds weird for everyone to hear…

  • alyx

    Ribbit…

    Where the hell did this weekend go? Who took the weekend like a wet rag and RUNG IT OUT? The Ebay craze in our house is over the top. Alyx, our budding artist, has decided that she’s going to put up her picture of the Blog Frog she drew when he was here. When you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up she says, “An Artist.” When Shaun moved in and brought all his paint brushes and paints it just fed her dream. Being the supportive mother I am, i’m going to promote the hell out of that picture for her. If you have Ebay, go…