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It happened!

We have a new president. Americans did what I was worried they wouldn’t! I’m so happy and relieved. There is much to be said, but I feel overwhelmingly grateful!!!!!!!

What else happened today? River woke up this morning with a handful of spots! Yipee! They are multiplying as we speak, and I am curious to see how many he will have tomorrow morning. Maybe I’ll take some pictures if he lets me.

In the mean time, I was tagged by Angie!

The Rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
4. Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.
5. Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they’ve been tagged.

my six boring things:
1. I was so happy to see spots on my son this morning!
2. My cats fight, and I don’t know what to do about it.
3. I hate avocados.
4. I don’t like to sleep with heavy blankets…warm, yes…heavy, no. The weight bothers me.
5. The latest book I started reading is American Jezebel.
6. when I’m angry, I grind my teeth together.

I’m tagging: Sanquinetta, Lee, Amy, Megan, and Tiffany (yes, I know that’s 5, but that’s as good as it’s gonna get)


Waiting for the pox

It’s been 12 days since I exposed River (on purpose) to chicken pox.  This is our second attempt to have him catch the disease, so that he will then have life-long immunity.

I noticed he has a very mild fever tonight, so maybe (fingers crossed) he will start breaking out with spots in the next couple of days.  If it doesn’t work this time, I’m going to be convinced that chicken pox isn’t all that easy to catch, after all.

I can’t say that I am looking forward to him being sick and uncomfortable.  But, I do look forward to getting it done and out of the way while he is still young.  He will be 5 in two months.  I was 5 when I had it, and my sister caught it from me, and was 3 at the time.  I brought it home from kindergarten, I remember it so vividly!

I’m hoping to post some pictures and an update on his stauts in the next few days.

Some random recent photos

It’s nearly 11pm, and I am seriously ready for bed. But, here I am posting for the second time on the second day of November.

our last csa haul, from about 2 weeks ago

our last csa haul, from about 2 weeks ago

River playing dress up, as a knight

River playing dress up, as a knight

yes, our cat really does sit like that

yes, our cat really does sit like that

vegan pumpkin cinnamon rolls!!!

vegan pumpkin cinnamon rolls!!!

(recipe found here)

I apologize for the ENORMOUS pictures.  I don’t have time to compress them down at all, and our camera was apparently on the wrong setting.  oops!

I’m hoping for a more interesting post tomorrow.  Stay tuned.

Better late then never, right?

Ok, I know I’m a day late, but yesterday was a fun-filled exhausting day trip up to Portland and it left me with no blogging energy.

But, I am going to try my hand this month at NaBloPoMo!!

Just to make it a FULL 30 posts in 30 days, I’ll be posting twice today to catch up a bit.

I’ll have some fun photos tonight, for for now, I just want to scream: I’m so glad we are back to normal time now!!!!


Sarah Palin is the source of most of my laughs these days.  Between this youtibe clip and SNL’s Tina Fey’s version, I’m set.

I have to laugh about it all, otherwise I go insane with anxiety about what the outcome will be on November 4, 2008.

Peru on Picasa

For those with some time to kill, here are all 454 photos from our trip to Peru.  I have some of them titled and explained, finally.


Peru 2008

A school against homework

I know I’m dreaming, but I’d love to see American schools following this trend:

UK’s biggest school scraps homework