Friday, March 31, 2006


ok so I am very excited That I got in to Adv Womens Choir at sabino and also when I told mom she said "You got in to adv womens choir" in this tone of who in their right mind would put you in there.

any way I am excited

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Book Club

Okay, Melissa and I think we should have a book club! Yay! We'll try reading one book, and if it works out well, we can read more! Melissa thinks we should have a book picked by Sunday, and then have a week to read it before we discuss it a week from Monday (via the blog). Then we can discuss for a week, and then pick another book by the next Sunday. Melissa doesn't care that sometimes people are too busy to find a copy of and read a book in a week, but if you disagree with her, we could probably lengthen the reading time. Also, no one participating can already have read the chosen book (or started to read it either). I think this will end up being a Holly/Melissa/Shannon thing, but if Mom or Emily (or anybody else) wants to participate, that's fine too. Here are the books that we are considering for reading next week (Mar 27 to April 2):

X The Sound and the Fury (by William Faulkner)
My Name is Asher Lev (by Chaim Potok)
X House of Seven Gables (by Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The African Queen (by C.S. Forester)
X Things Fall Apart (by Chinua Achebe)
Room With a View (by E. M. Forster)
The Lovely Bones (by Alice Sebold)
Thank You, Jeeves (by P.G. Wodehouse)
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (by Malcolm Gladwell)

If you have already read any of these, or have suggestions about which one we should read, feel free to post a comment. I will be making the final decision (at least this week), but I really have no idea which one to pick. Let me know what you think or if you have suggestions on how to make this work.

So it looks like the Hawaii trip is falling apart!

If I have the scores right - Shannon will be very uncomfortable trying to go to Hawaii in January. Melissa says that she will be up to her ears in tax time. Emily will be back in school and Holly and I will just have to go alone!!!! Unless we want to take a few boys with us. NOT!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Grandma Geary's new digs.

This is Grandma Geary's new kitchen counters/sink. I don't like it. It looks fine, but it is not Grandma's kitchen. It must belong to somebody else. Is anyone missing a kitchen?

You can see the new vinyl floor and the cute little rug. Grandma said it took them three days to recondition the floor after the scraped off the old stuff. For some reason, that reminds me of the time Joey was going to retile Monica’s bathroom floor.

This is the other side of the kitchen-- you can see the new refrigerator.

Boys in Cars

 Noah wanted to drive the car. Then he tried to lock the door, so Mommy couldn't get him out. Nice try, sneaky boy. Posted by Picasa

Emily's a Twinkie

I know, like this is news to anyone. But, she called me at 6:05 tonight to let me know that tonight is the last night of her musical. Which starts at 7. And takes over an hour for us to drive to. The turkey.

Obviously, we're not going to make it...especially since the kids aren't dressed, and neither of them has had their baths for Sunday.

Oh yes, and she tells me that she did let me know telling Sarah about it and talking to Mom about it...while I was asleep. Yes.

So, basically, Emily's just a twinkie and/or turkey. Mmmmm.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Sarah's monologue

I just overheard Sarah having this conversation with herself:

Would you lend me a hand? That's an expression, a way of saying things. It means, 'Would you help me out?' Oh. Yes!

How cute is that?

Monday, March 13, 2006

Where is everybody?

I'm sick of nothing exciting happening. I declare that we should gang up on somebody. The obvious choice is Emily... since it will be a while until she'll be able to defend herself. Does anybody have any good ideas of how to gang up on Emily? I would default to throwing food at her, but I'm somewhat out of range.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I saw this somewhere...

Children are delicious and nutritious. When baking cookies, please include your children.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Never going to change?

What the...? How long has that been there?

That's not even the most recent page. You forget the brief sojourn of January and February 2005.

Anyway. Here's the new page.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

So tempting...

I just did my laundry. It’s sitting in a laundry basket taunting me. You might be surprised at what it wants me to do. It’s telling me to dump it out onto my bed and take a nap on top of it. I know this would not be a rational thing to do. I should go and fold/hang it up. But it’s got that warm, clean, fresh-from-the-dryer quality right now. And it’s tempting me.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

More on my neighbors.

Since you all missed talking about my neighbors, here is an update.

Sarah's bike was stolen from right in front of our front door the other day. And our other neighbors (different ones than the ones I was talking about last time) have suspiciously moved out in the middle of the night. Hmm. A connection? I think so.