Thursday, July 24, 2008

Look at this!

Most every day I look at my favorite place, Anacortes, WA, via a web camera. It has a great shot of the water surrounding Anacortes. It never ceases to amaze me that when it is dark here, during the summer, there is still sunlight there till 10 or so. I thought I'd share a peek with you of my favorite place. Enjoy!

P.S. Sunni, what are they building on the corner?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Why is it?

These are my wonderings of the day..............

Why is it that a child cannot remember that he's not allowed to say some particular word, yet he can remember something word for word that a parent should not have said?

Why is it that a person with one child swapping for babysitting with a person of 4 children can get away with taking only one? The parent of 4 is stuck with five!

Why is it that children misbehave when the most critical people are around? Or are there just too many critical people?

Why in the world would an adult, wanting to read, do their reading in Barnes and Noble in the children's section...and proceed to give dirty looks to the children in that section?

Why would a father at swimming lessons yell at an instructor for having his son put his head underwater? And then proceed to let him watch the swim lesson in the water and not participate? (Maybe he has $40 to just give away!). Why, exactly, is he there?

Why when you are going through kid's things for a yard sale do they instantly get attached to something they haven't touched in two years?

Why does the darn dog have to chew up irreplacable items?

These are my wonderings from real life. I think too many long days in a row are getting to me!

Attempting to stay sane,
Janice

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lauren Cracks Me Up!

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I uploaded different pictures from my camera and this video was on there. I think Lauren has some "wild child" in her! Just look who the other band member is....enough said! I hope it makes you smile!
Love,
Janice

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Stuck in Yucaipa....

It seems that many people around me are going on vacation. Now, if you know me well, you will know that it's driving me crazy because I'm stuck in Yucaipa. My niece left for the Bahamas yesterday. My neighbor is going to Costa Rica, and my other friend is going to Yosemite. It really doesn't help that two of these places sound exotic. I hate to feel stuck, yet I do. It is too dang expensive to drive anywhere and really.... where can I realistically go with four kids and one adult? Andrew is either at work or at school, so I do most everything alone. For the record, I think this is the pits and I want to go somewhere. I'm sick and tired of being home. I know whine, whine, whine........I have always been this way and yearned for better places. Dang it!
Hoping for a light at the end of the tunnel,
Janice

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Life Is Weird!

I went to my 20th high school reunion last Saturday. It was weird. I was struck by how different the guys looked. I saw my 8th grade boyfriend and I would not have been able to pick him out of a crowd! The same people who didn't talk to me in high school didn't talk to me at the reunion. My friend Tina, GOD BLESS HER, called me randomly on Saturday to see if I wanted to get together and I asked her if she was going to the reunion...she said she hadn't signed up.... she said she'd see if she still could...she came! Yeah! To be honest, I wasn't looking forward to it at all. My friend Jennifer talked me into going and then didn't end up going, so I was dreading it; however, I paid 80 something dollars a person to go, so we went. We ended up having a good time even though if was 113 degrees and the air conditioning wasn't very good. You'd think in Palm Desert they would make sure the air conditioning worked well! During the reunion they played a slide show and I was actually in a few of the pictures, who knew? I also saw a guy's photo album and there was a picture of me in a bikini! He said, "Is that you." It clearly was, so I said, "Yeah, that's me." It was from our senior ditch day. I sure wish I could still wear a bikini! Oh well! I kind of wished my kids were there so they could see #1 that I was young once, and #2 I am fun. I feel kind of old and washed up after celebrating my 38th birthday! I think my kids think the same. Anyway, that's what I've been up to...a lot of poking in the past. I hear the 30's are hard and the 40's are better. Here's to better days ahead!
Love you all,
Janice