Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Well, why not

Normally I skip these, because...I think they're dumb. There I said it. I'm blacklisted from the internets. ;) But I don't need to know what color, actress, fruit, or animal I am. But...for whatever reason, I found this on another blog and did it. (I know what reason, if I do the dumb quiz, I DON'T have to work on Zach's penguin pj's and realize what a nightmare they are and that I'm apparently pattern inept!)
This was pretty good though, so go ahead, waste your time and try it! :)
you are mediumauqamarine

Your dominant hues are cyan and green. Although you definately strive to be logical you care about people and know there's a time and place for thinking emotionally. Your head rules most things but your heart rules others, and getting them to meet in the middle takes a lot of your energy some days.

Your saturation level is medium - You're not the most decisive go-getter, but you can get a job done when it's required of you. You probably don't think the world can change for you and don't want to spend too much effort trying to force it.

Your outlook on life is brighter than most people's. You like the idea of influencing things for the better and find hope in situations where others might give up. You're not exactly a bouncy sunshine but things in your world generally look up.
the html color quiz

Getting there...

*ahem* notice anything to the right there?

(Is it sad I had to stop and think "wait, is my right their right?" yes you dummy!) =)

Yeah, see the suddenly LOOONNNNG list of bloggers? Yup. That's right, I finally realized I hadn't updated my blogroll since I started my blog. Every time I found a new blog (oh, about every 2.3 hours) I'd add it to my favorites. Done. Then later, I can go back to it....often. :) But apparently, its just too taxing to my poor gray matter, to actually go into blogger, add it and click 'save'. Oh, the exertion!

But that list, is painfully short. My list I READ is...not! egad it grew! When I wasn't looking! I didn't even add them all yet, I know I missed a few in my race to copy paste while Elmo was on.
Round 2 will come later, I think I hear my brain sizzling....

So...go! Read them! Love them! uh...add them to your blogroll. :)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Family Fun Day...Part Deux

Hello All! Remember a long, long time ago, in a far away blog, a certain blogger hinted at a follow up post to the tractor extravaganza? Well, here it is!

I was just building anticipation...uh yeah, anticipation. Right. (Its not that I started it, and... forgot) *ahem* MOVING ON!

So after we (I'd) had about all the tractor we (I) could take, we headed over to Lagomarcino's. Lagomarcino's is a family owned joint. They are KNOWN for their handmade chocolates, candies, and ice cream. ...My husband considers it a grave shame that I grew up in the area, and before this day, had only been...ONCE. With some friends from high school, I think. But now? NOW, I've been twice.

But I discovered something. I LOVE this place! Like, hide in the bathroom and wait quietly, hoping they'll lock up and leave me there, love it.

Let me show you why *I* love it -

First, its adorable, look at that awning, and awesome sign. You'd think I'd get a better picture of the sign, but

Come on in! And join me in staring at the floor. I love this floor. If I had a zillion dollars, I'd have this floor.

....I don't.

The booths are original (ok, EVERYTHING is original)

And those Tiffany style lamps, that were made to match the tile floor (I read that on the menu)

The soda counter. I mean, how can you mess up with a place that has a soda counter??

Ok, the light is cool, love the light, but LOOK at the ceiling. If I had a zillion dollars, I'd have that ceiling.

....I don't.

Zach enjoying himself in the mirror. I enjoy him in the mirror as well.

Now, let me show you why Eddie loves this place -

Gee, can you guess which of these was his lunch? If you've met my husband, this is an EASY answer.

Ding Ding Ding!!! You win! And as you can see, his son takes after him!

I will say, I'm NOT a fan of vanilla ice cream, just seems like wasted space. BUT, this vanilla ice cream won me over! Its super delish!

And now, why Zach loves this place -

OHHHHH yeah baby!

Decisions, decisions, decisions....

Candy pumpkins it is!

Zach's eyeing some John Deere candy-related item. I'm eyeing that huge chocolate case to the left....

Dude! Move! I can't see the chocolate!

And, for the record, we bought the MOST delicious caramel apple there that day! We made the mistake of buying "one to share". Pfffft! That was a dumb idea! Trust me, next time, we'll buy 2. They're so good you find yourself giving your spouse the stink-eye if they come too close to your half. "What's mine is yours" does NOT apply here.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I give....

*ahem* ok, the moving hasn't gone EXACTLY as planned. There was a problem when I realized the cable won't reach to the other side of the room. an intelligent person would have seen this issue in the beginning, not 30 minutes into dismantling the computer., I had to re-think the blog-fast. I'm back. I missed you.

So...I'm intermittently typing this from "work". I feel funny calling it "work" because A. I enjoy it (hah!) and B. uh...I'm sitting here blogging.... And my boss would be ok with that. Because this computer takes about 7.9 minutes to open a file, and 12.4 to save one.

Ok, Ok, that's a slight exaggeration. ...slight. So I click "open" choose my file, switch over to blogger, write my life story, and about the time I hit post, my picture is ready to go! (seriously, I just counted, 28 seconds last try)

Ok, so what's new with Sarah? Not a lot. If you've been a reader of this that. Smart aleck.

I do have some pictures I want to share with you (family fun day part 2, our trip to the pumpkin patch, plus random "isn't my son the cutest thing on earth?" until you want to hurl from over-exposure to his stunning grin pictures) But...I'm at work. No pictures. Sorry dudes.

I'm mainly just popping in to say hi -

......while I

.....wait for

.......files to

.....or save.

....either is

....a lengthy


Alright, that's all from me! Back to chillin' with my Jimmy Eat World CD and get my order done and go home, maybe watch some COPS, and crash.

Have a great weekend! Make sure you do something fun! :)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I haven't forgotten you...

Hello Blog! Hang on, let me clear those cobwebs off...


I haven't forgotten you, I did a stupid thing and decided my next blog post would be pictures of my newly arranged den of filth and clutter - er, uh - I room. heh heh...heh.

My intent was good and wholesome. See using my logic, I was excited to get it done, and that excitement would speed the process, and then I could share my glee with you all! Cue the sunshine and birds chirping!

Except - its not done. And I'm not even talking major renovations, no paint, no big projects, just a couple new bookshelves and re-arranging things. And...its not done. Why you ask?

Simple, there's no paint, no big projects. I'm still staring at white walls, and old carpet, and a problem with windows/vent layouts that keep foiling my plans. So no matter what I do, I'm just not feelin' it. I've moved things 3 times, and still don't "like" it. I'm a bit of a perfectionist, amongst other things ;) does look better. Good enough I *might* even open the door when we have company over. Just might. Let's not get carried away here! Before now it was "that room" that you'd see them walk towards, panic, sprint over, throw your body across the doorway panting, while saying "that? that's...nothing, let's go into the KITCHEN!!" praying they didn't see anything.

See, I LOATHE clutter, it makes me insane, I can't think if there's clutter. But...I'm horridly prone to it. I'm one of those "start a project NOW" people. Who cares if there are 3 others out, I thought of it and I have to do it NOW before I lose my inspiration.

Now, normally, this technique works well. The juices are flowing, you're excited and inspired and things come about easily. Project is finished, you have an overwhelming sense of accomplishment, and off you go!

...then you have a 3 year old. :) And 'inspiration' is always interrupted. ;) And somehow I'm still trying to adapt. You'd think I'd have caught on by now, but - apparently - I'm a slow learner. To compensate for this flaw, I try to keep it contained to one room. In hopes of preventing my husband from having a heart attack. ...I'm not sure it works.

oh dear...I just thought of a new layout...I think I'm moving bookshelves again!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

My Favorite Nephew


Isn't he the CUTEST? He's my favorite nephew, hands down!
(true, he's my ONLY nephew, let's not get hung up on technicalities!)

Mr. Caden arrived safe and sound on Tuesday. And from all reports is doing fantastic. Poor mamma had to spend the day on magnesium sulfate. If you or anyone you know has ever had it, you know that my SIL deserves some kind of award for that one. BUT...everyone's doing well now.

Oh, the super cute little girl? That's Miss Annie B. (Her name's Anna, but though an evolution of nicknames, I ended up with Annie B, and it stuck. I'll call her Annie B until she's 14 and rolls her eyes at me and says "that's the stupidest name ever, would you stop it" and I'll say "I'll think about it Annie B." then she'll storm off to her room.) hah =)

Annie B. is my favorite niece. (yes, same rule applies, still my favorite) And she's cracking me up with the "ok....I'll kiss him, but that doesn't mean I have to like him" expression on her face! =D
Congratulations Rob, Steph and Anna!
We love him already!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


I am anxiously awaiting an email, so I can show you all my newest favorite thing.

I've checked it 57 times this morning, as if that would make it show up faster. Hasn't worked yet.

No worries, it'll be here soon! =)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Family Fun Day - Part 1 OR How to amuse a 3 year old boy

I think I might change the name of my blog to "I take too many pictures". Seriously. I wonder if there is a program, or a patch, or something. Onward!

So, this was technically last week, but its taken me this long to sit down and sort through the uhm...large quantity...of pictures I took that day. I blame the manufacturer, who on earth thought it would be a good idea to give ME a memory card that holds 300+ pictures. I was set up.

So, if you're ever in need of a GUARANTEED happy 3 year old boy, I've got your answer!

The John Deere Pavilion, heaven on earth if you're a 3 year old who loves tractors.

we didn't even get inside, he just RAN around for 5 minutes before we could coax him to the door.

Have you ever had a deer stop in front of your car and just STARE, stunned and unsure where to go next?

We did this about 57 times.

..and then on to another...

There was virtually no "sitting still and smiling so mommy can take a picture"
It was more "Good luck lady! I'm busy!!!"
....and on to another...
...and...on to another...
Neat, sign says its a Self-Propelled Cotton Picker. but...
I'm almost positive its nickname is "Self-Propelled Arm Eater"
It just seems like one of those warning stickers with a hand in the tines seems appropriate.
Then we stopped in the store. Its insane.

::whistling innocently:: just taking pictures of my son playing.

Ok, ok, I was trying to take pictures of the store without looking like a LOON! =)
Its actually amazing, but still insane. So much green and yellow, and the emblem of the deer on everything.

This...just made me laugh. I know, its fertilizer. But seeing as it got so much news when people were stealing it to make meth, it just strikes me as odd that kids can play with a tank of anhydrous ammonia.

We did eventually get him out of there. How you ask? The promise of ice cream. Part 2.

**the spacing is all messed up on this post, sorry its so cramped. I've tried fixing it 1,000 times, and blogger and I are about to throw down! If you know the trick to getting blogger to cooperate, I'd loan you my firstborn in exchange for said information!**