Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

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Apparently not

So, we watched a new game show last night called "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" and I was humbled. Even more so by the fact that I was making fun of the people that they were showing on the promos. But when that first question popped up, I just sat there with my mouth hanging open. Not my proudest moment. And it just confirms my fear that I really WON'T be able to help Jake and Emma with their homework (when they actually start to have some in a few years).

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Practice makes perfect (or so I hear)

As with most new endeavors, at this point I'm just trying to figure this blogging thing out. It took me longer than I care to admit to learn how to get that little picture of me and Dave up there in the corner. And when I look at other people's blogs, mine looks so...I don't know...sparse, I guess. Oh well, I guess I'll learn as I go.

The weather here in the midwest has been really crappy lately. The last couple of days has finally warmed up enough that some of this snow is melting off. But because there was all that snow, this is the first time in 3 weeks that Jake has gone to school like he's supposed to on a Tuesday. I love him very much, but I was so happy to see his teachers reach in to help him out of the carseat today. That left me with 2 solid hours alone with Emma with nothing to do but...clean. Yippee.

I'm actually more excited than I let on. I am in constant pursuit of the perfect schedule for my life, and 3 weeks ago I came up with something that I hope will work for me. But I haven't had an opportunity to put it into practice because so many things had been cancelled due to all the snow and ice. So today is the first day that I've had an opportunity to fulfill my Tuesday task: clean the house. And I did get most of it done; it would have gone much faster if Emma didn't keep insisting on doing silly things like unplugging the vacuum and putting the plug in her mouth. Sigh. I guess that would fall under the "need to teach" category and not the "innate behavior" category. You learn a little something new everyday, I guess.

Monday, February 26, 2007

And, we're off...

O.K. It finally happened...

For all those who know me, I'm sure it's a wonder that it took this long for me to create a blog.

For those who don't, here's a little secret about me: I am always on the computer. And while I do have a penchant for exaggeration (hence the Drama Mama), I am not exaggerating on this one.

While I'm on the computer, I'm usually e-mailing someone. Or reading blogs. Or surfing the internet. Or making excuses to NOT go upstairs where my actual life is (i.e. laundry, cooking, bills, echoes of tantrums, etc). But you know how the story goes...

Anyway, this is just a little something so that when I e-mail all my family and friends that I have a blog, there will actually be something to read (albeit scant). Oh well, there's always tomorrow.

One last thing, here's a recent pic of the producers of (most) of the aforementioned tantrums...