Thursday, August 31, 2006

Ghetto Meijer

I could probably fill an entire blog with stories of my adventures at the 28th st. and Kalamazoo Meijer. Every time I go there, I swear that I will never again return. Yet, like a dog to it's vomit, I keep going back. (sorry for the grossy reference). The weirdest things always happen to me there. Yesterday, while shopping, I saw a woman with dark black hair wearing a TIGHT t-shirt that read "I bet you wish your girlfriend was blonde like me." Huh.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Big Boy

Little Mr. Handsome is gaining weight and doing so much better. We are so thankful that God protected this little guy and that he is getting stronger and healthier.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Rough Week

Lil' Isaac had a really rough week and is currently in the hospital. He is recooperating and gaining some weight, so we are all grateful that he is doing better. He even graced his mama and dad with a little smile.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Oh Deer

This weekend we spent with our friends from Olney (all-knee), Illinois. We had a great time (us more than them, maybe, but that is a story for another day). After they left, Corey and I were working in the garden when I noticed that the top of my green pepper plant was missing. Completely missing. In fact, it sort of looked like a weed wacker had taken the top off. I was a little annoyed by this, because I had some tiny green peppers on the top that were going to be scrumtralescent one day. Then I noticed 4 half eaten, not-quite-ripe tomatoes laying on the ground. Ticked off, I turned to go inside to call the police and file yet another police report when I noticed tracks through the garden. It was unmistakeable. They were deer tracks, and I don't mean that yummy peanut butter cup ice cream. I was all excited and not the least bit angry when I discovered this and I kept telling Corey that I wish we had discovered this while our friends were still there. I guess that's the ironic part of it all. I'm sure they see deer all the time.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Bearded Lady Ain't Got Nuttin on Us

Yesterday Corey visited the dentist and I came along for moral support. Everything was fine until the dentist came in to look at the x-rays. He told Corey he really should get his wisdom teeth removed. All FIVE of them. I fell out of my chair and that music from horror movies started playing. (You know, the "eee eee eee eee") The dentist held the x-ray up and said "see you have an extra one on top, there."
Before I could stop myself I blurted out "it must be your twin that never developed." And then everything suddenly became very clear (after all, I had worked a night shift and hadn't slept yet). All those times the cats are freaking out in the middle of the night??? The tooth is chasing them, nipping at their heals. The scratches on some of my tomatos? Not squirrels doing the damage, but that tooth. And my bike missing? You guessed it. The tooth.
The dentist laughed and said that he had read that Stephen King novel too. I laughed with him and agreed, scary novel. But Corey and I looked at each other knowingly. This was not fiction. That tooth must die.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Jalapenos et. al

Every other Sunday, I do this crazy thing called a double shift. I go into work at 3 p.m. and I leave work at 7:30 a.m. on Monday morning. I'm a little over halfway through my 16 hours and this is what is on my mind.

-I just ate the hottest salsa of my life. Victor made it and it has fresh jalapenos. Delicious. But do you think he washed his hands and utensils before making it?

-Corey has a dental appointment at 11:00 a.m. after I get off of work. He wants me to go. Should I do it? I think I should simply because we had an argument about dental hygeinists today and I think I should go so that I can ask her and prove I'm correct.

-We were trying to keep the sex of the baby on the DL and my mother-in-law is informing most of Corey's family on our behalf. Should we just make it public knowledge?

-I gave Corey my EBay password and now he cannot stop bidding on things like "the Eye of Sauron death Skywalker Enterprise Helmet collection". Should I change my password? I actually think its kind of funny and he never wins the auctions anyway.

-My good friend Tito and I (along with some other friends) have been swimming in the Pine Rest pool after work some nights. The chlorination is so strong that my once blue suit has faded to white. Literally. If I open my eyes underwater, they shrivel up into little raisins and fall out. Should I tell someone, or just be thankful its killing everything that the kids could drag into there.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the random musings.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Magic Beans

While at Target last week, Corey found a great present for each of us. The box looked to contain only an egg, but on further inspection, we discovered there was a much greater treasure inside. If you watered the egg, it would crack open and a bean sprout would pop up with a SECRET MESSAGE written on it. Being the wise shopper that he is, Corey bought us each one plant ($1.24 each). Poor Corey's was broken, and the sprout never amounted to much and in fact began to smell REALLY NASTY. So I faithfully watered my egg and sure enough a bean sprouted up with a message on it. I squinted and squinted, held it up to light, and there it was. The bean read "that's hot". I feel like Ralphie with the Orphan Annie secrect decoder ring from The Christmas Story.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Fancy Little Boy

Karl's little boy is so fancy, he likes to put his pinky in the air when he is doing things. (That's what fancy people do, you know.)

Friday, August 04, 2006

Weekend with Lukie

On our most recent trip to Chicago, Corey and I were in charge of our nephew Lukie for an entire day in the city. We went to the Planetarium, where the highlight was dancing on the moon. "Tum on Aunt Jetchen, let's party." We went to the planetarium gift shop where Lucas found some astronaut toys that he had been looking for his entire life. Auntie Jetchen is a HUGE sucker and caved in. However, Lucas finds things everywhere we go that he has been looking for his entire life.

By the end of the day, the boys were tuckered out. No room for me :(