Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Now this might be hard to believe, but bare with me, stretch your imagination and have a little faith.
Are you ready?
It is snowing here, loads and buckets of the white stuff, rumor is this is happening all around the country. I can tell you now that I am quite shocked at this rare and strange occurrence and you can bet I will be praying for sun melting rays tomorrow.
God bless and keep warm in this a time of winter:p

This post is not meant to be read by anyone who reads the New York Times, as after all I would not want you to actually believe me:)


P.S Snow-cream and Hot Cocoa to be served in the library shortly, expect to see you all there;)

Monday, January 26, 2009

To sit and Think

You know those movies, set in olden, rusty times when people sat very still and just thought? Well that is because they didn't have the Internet, I know because I don't have the Internet and every now and again I sit and just think. I think mostly philosophical thoughts, I wonder alot and I want to know just about everything, sometimes this is not good, this can be very bad actually. I realize after I figure out whatever I was dying to know that I was better off not knowing it.
I like to do math, now I know, I know I have vowed a pure and devout hatred for math, but that applies to certain kinds of math, specifically the math I don't know and people want me to learn. But math can be comforting, it is logical and there is always an answer and you know how I love answers:)

I am bored easily and this being a really cold, cold winter and us living for the most part in our living room without the Internet or TV, well I write alot, read some and mostly just think, I have been practicing meditating (anything to stave off the boredom!) and I am getting quite good, especially as I am trying to meditate in a room with toddlers practicing for bit parts in cheap horror flicks.

So lets see what else is new....hmm...
Oh I have it!

Felicity got married! to a kid named Jarrett, the ceremony was held on the playground at school on Friday.
Joff is not happy.

It is cold here, -18 degrees last night. I dreamt of summer. I usually dream of winter come summer so its all good.

A wish for joy and happiness to you, especially on your darkest days:)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Think Happy Thoughts

So I have been hanging out at the Atwaters today being anti-social and trying to catch up on Internet life, which I know isn't spectacular but hey its a life:)
I have been attaching stuff to the blog that used to be here before the whole I need a new layout so I can feel fulfilled happened, I had alot of junk on here, I love my junk:P

I have been on the Internet for a long time now, I feel guilty and happy and guilty I need to get off, I can't though! There is so much more to read, research and download, its not all play you know:)

I am hoping to be online again by March and then I can go back to moderation, for now I have to take my Internet in binges and hasty gulps (its dinnertime, food talk is bound to happen).

gotta go.

Katherine Atwater

This is my baby:)

She turned 8 last week:)

She was baptized on the 17th:)

I am so very proud of my darling little kittycat:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Waves Hi"

Here I am dashing out the door, but I had to come by and say hullo to my dear old blog, I have been cheating on you dear thing, I have been writing on paper, with a pen. A red pen and a orange pen and sometimes a purple pen.
I love to write.
Writing, driving and running water (hopefully in the form of a hot shower) are my favorite ways to relax.

Caleb got his hair buzzed today, he is always stuffing food into the nest that was and I was always trying to wash it out. And being a able to look down at my darling son and finding tucked amongst his blond curls the cookie I set down yesterday was a bit more then I could take. He looks like Charlie Brown, Elli says his head is "naked". Everett says he hates it and I better not cut his. Elli says Ev's shouldn't talk to "her boy" like that. Alice says it is cute and funny, Felicity says "whatever", Katie- "no comment" and Joff is heartbroken.
Me? I am supremely Happy:)

It was so very warm yesterday, a balmy 25-30 degree's, that I didn't were my coat all day because I was warm. Sad huh? I love it though. I went walking through the woods yesterday, winter has a certain absolute silence to it that is so very peaceful. I could hear the crunch of the snow, dripping ice and the occasional bird chirping away, as happy as I that she could spread her wings and bask in the sun which we both have been missing ever so much:)


Monday, January 19, 2009

Birdie Says

I was in a hurry when I put up that last post. This lovely template is made by Gisele Jaquenod, she does custom templates as well:)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Color me Happy!

I love, no heart, this template and when I get rich I am going to have her design me one similar but with cows:)


Thursday, January 15, 2009

No One Should Ever

No one should ever have to hide in the bathroom because there one and two year old children plotting to take over the world and you are in fear of your life for knowing too much.

No one should ever drink out of there cup if the toddler just dumped a handful of soggy spaghetti in it, unless of course you didn't know it was there.

No one should ever, ever accidentally doze off when your kid has an ice-cream cone in hand.

No one should ever think that tortillas and chocolate syrup don't play well together,because I assure they do.

No one should ever leave a heater vent open and the bag of dog food on the lower shelf.

No one should keep any food at all in the house when there are monkey's in residence.

No one should ever wake up on Thursday mornings when the day and children have already plotted against you and there isn't any hope of a counter-attack.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

You won't believe this.

I was just home, sweeping my floors and doing laundry when I remembered Evs had to come down to Grandma School and that I would get to use the Internet (Heavenly Hosts Sing) and then I realized I was Annoyed, yes annoyed at having to stop what I was doing and take my son to Grandma School and Waste and hour and a half on the Net!
It didn't last, here I am happily posting away and pshhha on the laundry!

Katie is getting baptised on the 17th. I am so excited for her and proud that she has made the choice to be baptised.

Adam(nephew) and Laura (niece) are here to watch our kids when we go apply for jobs as Census takers, I haven't seen much of Laura, her and Felicity who is home sick (cough,cough;) have been playing happily in the bedroom all morning. Laura is Felicity's Idol.
Adam is a riot ( I say riot, because I can't spell hilarious) He is a great kid and fantastic with little ones. He also likes Bleu Cheese and Primates. He wants to adopt one of my fur-babies but I doubt his mom would be very happy if I let him do that.

It is windy and cold here, plenty of snow and icicles hanging all about. It is wonderful to curl up with a good book and some chocolate and dream of spring.

As poetic as that was I have to confess I am not in love with the Spring, it tends to be wet, muddy and brown. I love the summer, I love running around barefoot and grilling hot-dogs, country fairs and swimming in the ocean. I adore the Fourth of July. And best of all my Birthday is in the Summer!
The fall is my absolute favorite and I really don't mind the winter when I have a warm home to hole up in.

Caleb is now telling everyone NO! And Elli is the worlds best mimic. Evs is a Pirate, T-Rex, Shark, Samurai Jack and occasionally a cat, horse or dog. Alice is reading the Magic Tree house series and loves to read other books to her younger siblings. Katie loves word-searches and crossword puzzles and still plays with stuffed animals. Felicity is loving Kindergarten and waits anxiously for Laura visits:)

That will have to do for a while. My time is up.



I am NOT:

I Am:

I am NOT:

I am what I am.

I Cannot Stand:
Speaking in Public
Cruelty to Animals

I contradict myself

I Am:

I am ME.

I Believe In:
Everyone, no matter who they are or how much they tick me off.

This is who I am. Even if it doesn't make sense:)
Love to you all

Monday, January 12, 2009

Hello old friend

You see I have this horrific case of not knowing what I had till I lost it. The internet is sadly indisposable, how people live without it I do not know, what if you wanted to know something?Nothing, absolutly nothing is faster this a quick google search. What if you were feeling lonely and wanted to chat with friends? How about IM? What if you were bored mindless or the kids were in serouis need of entertainment that did not include glitter and glue? Where do you go?
The Internet!
This is my last whine post. Honest:)

So this is not the template that I have been coveting but I thought it was rather clever, actually check out the sight, lots of very useful information and very well written too over at Free-blogger XML templates.

My sister Sharyn (SIL for you purists) wrote this post which I thought was ever so cute, little girls are such fun!


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Not so Patient/Tinkle Tinkle

I know, I know there are a billion blogger templates out there, I really don't like this one but it doesn't matter it is staying till the one I really really want is available again.

Evs is potty-training, he is trying anyway and it can be blah for me alot of the time, but well this morning when he went streaking through the house to the restroom singing:
Ah tinkling we will go, ah tinkling we will go
well I don't know that kind of made it worthwhile.....for the day at least.

I now have a New Years resolution, I have been racking my brain for one as everyone keeps asking me what mine might be, so here it is, I can make it because I know I will break it.
I will have my whole house cleaned by the end of the year!

I finished Super Granny, in some sort of internetless depression I stayed up the whole night a couple of days ago and played till I fell asleep at the keyboard and the evil kitty snatching poodles had me for supper (or early breakfast, you decide).

I have also written an entire six season screenplay. Soap Opera. It is fabulous.

It is snowing.

My kids are watching Horton Hears a Who up at the house, lol, the best part is when Katie (not my Katie) says:
On my world everyone is a pony and they eat rainbows and poop butterflies
Even better is when she goes ahhhhh and slides back in the bushes.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tedious Bore

That's what NOT having the Internet is, I really am going thru some serious withdrawals, on the other hand my two year old is learning her alphabet and my dishes are getting done so oh never mind it is isn't worth it, give me back my 'net darn it all!
I feel like Scarlet O'Hara
"As God is my witness I will never be internetless again!"
Or something like that.

Anywhoo I will be adding a pay-pal button to the side there, if you have any compassion at all, any for a good cause, do me a favor and make a donation of any size, the proceeds go to me getting my Internet back and I really want it back so ya know a HUGE thanks if you do help a girl out:)

OK so My cats say hi, all five of the sharply clawed pretties.
Oh ya, the other day we were just sitting at the table, the usual whining, hitting and yowling was going on:

I'm first
No me
mommy she hit me
mommy she spilt my drink on purpose
why can't I have the black bowl waaaaaaaaaa
can I be second (as she sticks her tongue out at first)

Elli, bless her wee wonderful soul, stood up in her chair and shouted:

Your all PUNKS!

Amen baby girl, Amen.

Lets see oh ya I watched Vertigo, freaking creepy.

Ta for now folks, I'll try and drop in tomorrow.
Love, mush and hugs.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Having not been at home much this week due to That holiday you can imagine how very comforting and enjoyable it was to sit at home this evening and watch The shop around the corner while eating a very, very rich box of chocolates that my dear sweet husband bought me:)

I absolutely adore James Stewart Movies even the cheesy westerns:) I am working my way thru them all which makes Netflix all the more wonderful as they have been sending me an extra DVD the last week or so.
So my Faves in no particular order are:
Rear Window
The Shop Around the Corner
Its a Wonderful Life (of course, who doesn't like that movie?)
Lets see, oh yes
Vertigo was pretty good
Flight of the Phoenix (haven't seen this one in a while)
Mr. Hobbs takes a Vacation (That's not a light, that's a dark!)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Everett!

What better way to start the new year then with a birthday?

Evs 4th birthday was actually on the 30th of December and we had a small party but he had his big party today with all his cousins:)

Check this out we didn't notice till we were looking at his new vehicles but the bus says "Everett Transit" and "City of Everett" how freaking cool is that?!
SO my little boy is four, wow, right? Evs is very sensitive and sweet although not afraid to show his dark side now and then. I love him with all my heart and wish him the happiest birthday a boy could have.

In Haste

Thats what I am always seem to be in when I am posting. Well we were just playing Apples to Apples (love that game:) when we were told to stop because the New Year was upon us, my reaction was who cares and who's turn is it, everyone elses was all whoo-hoo and la-de-da and whoopy-whoopy joy-joy. I find that I have alot to love about life, I try to look at the bright side of things and enjoy it all, but New Years brings out the snarling pesstimistic grump in me, I have had very few good experiances with the wretched day and having got over (mostly) my Christmas grinchyness I figure I do not need to let go of all of my past, this is one day darn it all when I can cry foul on life and you bet your bottom that I will be dragged into the new year with claws bared. So just in case you didn't notice 2009 I just gave you the cold shoulder. Boo-ha-ha!

Now before you go off thinking I am a total party pooper you must know that I heart the 4th of July, I adore St. Patricks day and my fave of all (sides my birthday of course) is Thanksgiving, now there is a holiday!



So everyone is celebrating, making lots of noise, cheering and kissing, it is disgusting I cannot express how very much I detest New Years Eve, it is the worst holiday hands down.
So Happy New year, blah:(
Please don't make any resolutions you can't keep.

If you are interested in signing a petition to get rid of New Years as a Holiday, email me:)