I've been reading about all the e-mails that other bloggers report getting so I just had to check to be sure my e-mail is working!
Well it is ... so feel free to drop me a note if you want some Diva-worthy advice or just want to tell me how groovy you think I am ;)
Not feeling the greatest these past 36 hours. I don't know if it's rebound from last week's virus or allergies or what? Hope it's over soon though ...
Lost was great last night! What else did I expect? So many new questions ... and I think those web ideas/rumors were all wrong! We can skip those from now on.
Hurry up and catch up on this show if you haven't finished watching Season 1 yet! I am so hooked on it ... I can't wait from week to week to see what happens.
Thoughts on this week below, don't click if you haven't seen it yet.
I was so excited about the entire episode! So much happened ... it is hard to keep track of it all.
It wasn't a big surprise though that the guy in the hatch (Desmond) was the same guy from the football arena. They just do stuff like that.
PDaddy went to a web site he goes to that helped answer a few questions. Thanks to these people who study the show and report back!
They say Walt said to Shannon "OceanicFlight815.com." I thought he said "Don't tell anyone" but it was very hard to hear ...
There is a lot of information in the mural in the hatch also. Here is a pic I found of it.
I guess this week we don't go back to the hatch, but get some information on what happened to the people on the raft. That will be great for me because I about fainted when they took Walt. Do you think the people on the boat are "the others?"
I finally got to see the first week Apprentice episode (Donald's not Martha's) For some reason, my DVR didn't record it on Thursday so I had to wait for a rerun last nite at 11:00 EST.
Read below for my two cents ... if you haven't seen the show yet, come back when you have!
First of all ... did you notice in the opening sequence on the golf course ... everyone's hair is blowing in the strong wind ... except Donald's? I was roaring.
Yay! I'm so glad they booted nasty girl Melissa. Although she thinks she's all assertive and task-focused, she certainly didn't come off that way. She came off as difficult and negative. It is always hard to tell how much of this is due to episode editing, but given what I saw I think she was the right choice.
I had to laugh though at Donald's parting comment to Kristi.
Who's first to go on the men's team? Chatterbox Markus? Do you think?
Poor Randall, it's great that they are flying him out for the services!
One final thought ... how many butt shots at the gym did they show during this episode? Were they necessary?
It looks like some of my neighbors woke up to a surprise the other day. So they left this sign in their yard.
PS: added a couple more items to the Cool Things for the Cause list. Send me some if you find any, I'll check them out and see if they are Diva-worthy ;)
October is almost here ... and pink things are popping up everywhere in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
It's a great cause and a lot of medical progress has been made in the treatment and diagnosis. Show your support for more research and for the women that bravely battle the disease.
Here are some of my favorite pink picks (so far):
More picks - keep 'em coming if you find good ones!
You want sweet sticky cinnamon rolls? Stop on by.
Muffins of any flavor? Fresh and warm from the oven ...
their they're yours.
Crepes? Gotcha covered.
Scrambled eggs. You bet.
Sausage egg casserole that will have you back for seconds? No problem.
But pancakes. Aye-ey-aye. Why oh why can I not make this breakfast table staple? It seems that every time I try I end up with a batch that has either burned cakes or cakes that are raw in the middle. Yuck!
P Daddy's got this recipe down. He wants to help me to "learn" how to make them ... but for some reason the lessons never seem to get off the ground. I guess the student/teacher thing isn't happening.
So I went surfing on Williams-Sonoma for a "fix" for my problem hoping there was some miracle pancake tool or pan that could save me. Of course there isn't.
But I did find some other nifty things:
Late yesterday I thought it would be a good idea to swing by the gas station and fill up my car since the "E" light was on and I didn't want to be racing around trying to get gas in the morning and risk being late picking Little P up from school.
Whoa! Imagine my surprise to see lines of cars -- I mean lines! Cars waiting 2-3 cars deep at the pumps!
The pickup truck in front of me had roughly 4-5 of those plastic gasoline storage containers in the back and he was filling those up too!
So I asked someone what the 411 was on this was and they told me people were worried that with the new storm in the Gulf Coast gas prices were going to hit $4.00 next week. Yikes!
Hopefully they are wrong and prices won't get out of whack like that. Remember all the people in the Gulf area tonite in your own way though. They have some rough hours ahead ...
P Daddy has earned his merit badge for this week! First he managed to single-handedly fix our clothes dryer by taking it apart and removing one offending hair clip. (How did that get there I wonder?)
Then today when our neighborhood lost power around 1:30pm he located the the power line that was causing the problem (a tree had fallen on it) and called me to get in touch with PSNH so they would get it fixed sooner.
As he humbly reminded me ... it's good to have him around ;)
But is all this enough to make me forgive him for getting Little P hooked on a new song -- "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot? I already have a request to have it added to the iPod playlist.
I am considering countering by adding "Big Red Car" by the Wiggles instead. I know he'll love it also. It's a struggle to determine which song will get on my nerves quicker ... I must admit that these Wiggles are starting to grow on me. Maybe I just want something of whatever they are on that makes them so happy all the time (LOL)
After several months of having an aquarium that was filled with just water, we introduced fish into last nite.
Welcome to our family:
BTW ... Lost starts tonite! I'm so excited! Have you caught up on the episodes yet!?!?
Today I am dragging like crazy ... the dryer appears to be on the fritz ... and I am in house-cleaning frenzy because I am hosting playgroup on Thursday.
So I have time for just a quickie.
I kept Little P home today from Pre K because he has a slight cold, and we were playing with the Lincoln Logs this morning.
If you recall, he has a knack of coming up with some clever names for animals ... here are his from today:
Black Bull = Starlight Fountain
Horse #1 = White Chocolate
Horse #2 = Mr. Nelson
My Hhorse's name was King. Next time I'm going to ask him -first- what his names are.
Today Little P's throat is hurting ... which made me wonder "How long is going to take for that penguin humidifier to get here anyway?"
So I checked out the order status and found out that they have even more friendly-face humidifiers in their collection now! Check it out:
First we had to pack up the exersaucer and put it away. Then I went out and got a Stokke chair and moved Little P's high chair into our dining room. Finally he got a "big boy" bed and his crib was packed up and put away for his children one day.
Well last nite we hit another milestone. His one special feeding dish, the blue Baby Bjorn, had a big ole crack in it, and we had to chuck it.
Little P hugged Mom. I'm growing up too.
I never jumped on the bus for the Italian charm bracelets you see in the malls etc. called "Zoppini" but I am totally wanting one of these Pandora bracelts I have recently clued into.
You can read more about them here
Design them up as you see fit ... You can add beads that mean something to you and make your bracelet special and personal. What could be better than that?
Is it true ?!?!
Okay ... this is all happening way way way too fast to be actually true. It's like a blur.
See if you can keep up because this is not going to make a lot of sense.
I entered this contest that this totally fabulous blog design firm called Bona Fide Style was having in August called Summer Love Letters" ...
I wrote this silly little entry to the tune of:
Anyway, I got this post from someone named Mel (See yesterday's posts) saying I won ?!?! Can it be true !?!?
Yikes !?!?! Doing my Darth Vader yoga breathing now.
They have the entire entry here if you want to read it!
To figure out why I can't send the photos I take with the new cell camera phone to an e-mail address? Sheesh!
Let's see ... I've been into the store now 3 times and tried I think at least that many configurations and still can't send the images to any e-mail address.
What a PIA this is (sorry for the language but I am a little annoyed now). I think the most annoying part is that they are trying to tell me that it is -my- phone that is the problem.
Who sold me it?
Oh right. You did.
Well then phone boys - fix it.
No worries - the USB cable is on the way. I got one on eBay for wayyy less than they wanted me to pay. Photos in some form are on the way, you all just have to patient a little longer. Bear with me please.
Has anyone tried these yet ?
There's a coupon on the page if you want to guinea pig them and post here what they are like (nudge nudge).
Little P wanted to go to Bugaboo Creek to celebrate P Daddy's birthday. If you haven't been yet, it is a fun place to bring the kids. For us, it is closer than Little P's #1 favorite restaurant (The Rainforest Cafe) so we drove down.
First lesson learned -- on the weekend, use call-ahead seating.
Second leasson learned -- they have an animal there that they call a buffalo that I always thought was a bison. I asked our waiter what the difference was, but he didn't know.
So of course this morning I had to Google it. This is what I learned:
American Buffalo and bison are the same animal. Bison is actually the scientific name of the American Buffalo.
I think this goes to show I watched too many episodes of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom as a child ...
We had a minor plumbing issue that required a toilet repair kit of some sort so this morning we headed to Home Depot to get one.
While we were there, a helpful salesgirl told us that they were having a workshop for kids in which the kids could make birdhouses, bat houses, or picture frames.
P Daddy and Little P had a great time and the project was a perfect scope - just long enough to hold Little P's interest.
BTW ... we made the birdhouse/rain gauge kit ;)
P Daddy's cell battery was on the way out so he decided last night to upgrade -his- phone and converted to GSM service. That gave me the extra push I needed to make the plunge.
After a lengthy ordeal that involved traveling to 2 different cell phone stores today, I finally have a camera cell phone! Yay!
Who knew Little P wanted a camera phone as much as I did? From the store:
Little P: Can I have the phone?
Diva P: Um (hesitating) we are going to call Daddy in a minute.
Little P: I want to take some pictures.
Diva P: Well I don't know how yet.
Little P: I do. You press this button.
Needless to say, he is snapping photos of -everything-. I will post some shortly.
Sad to say, the GSM service dies about 5 minutes from my house so until I score a USB cable on eBay for the phone I have e-mail the pics to myself.
With all this new technology I am just dying to get a Kim Possible beeper sounding ringtone. Little P and I would be so stylin' then :)
When I became a Mom, I developed a heightened sensitivity for situations involving children. This includes news coverage, and plot lines including children in movies and TV shows. Especially those involving boys, but usually when there's a child at risk or being hurt ... it upsets me.
So here I am settling in to watch the "24" marathon. I was really looking forward to it ... and what do they have ? This sideplot with a terrorist family that has a son that the Dad wants to "get rid of."
So far I am up to 3:00 PM, the son is speeding away in a car with his mother who has just been shot by his father who hired a hit man to kill him.
Weren't things bad enough when Jack couldn't find a girlfriend who wasn't going to get abducted, hurt, or killed each season?
A good question was brought sent to me in e-mail today:
When you say 90 holes of mini-golf, is that spread out over your entire party or 90 holes each?
Although probably not meant to, the question pointed out to me a neverending struggle I have with basic addition. When it goes beyond my basic fingers and toes, let's face it, I'm lost. Don't even ask what the scores were like on the golf sheets! Yes I was the one mostlly keeping score. What were they thinking?
So here are the new stats for the week of vacation:
The bottom line is - we did a LOT of mini golfing.
Hope this clears things up a little if it doesn't ... please don't send me any math formulas to make sense of it ;)
We are -mostly- unpacked now. It will take a few more days to get settled and back into a normal routine.
In other news, this week is P Daddy's birthday, and he would like to get a new computer system to celebrate. This is a big event because it creates a great shift in technology in the Diva household. His getting a new system means he is not going to use his sytem any more and that means there is some technology "up for grabs." If it's better than what someone else currently has, you can better believe Little P or I want it.
So for the past 24+ hours our kitchen has become a sort of computer hack area and the kitchen table and floor is a mess of computer inner parts. My computer was not working for almost 12 hours while it tried on a new faster motherboard which it decided it did not like.
We will see how this resolves itself over the next few weeks. I would like to see something like me scoring a faster system and a flatscreen monitor. Keep your fingers crossed for me (wink).
Hey Everone! Did you miss me? The cat sure did ... she hasn't stopped talking since I got home (ha ha).
Here's a quick snapshot of our week:
During the nights of watching Inked -with- ads (groan) I learned that if you didn't catch 24 last season, there is a marathon going on today - 24 episodes in one day! If you missed last season, be sure to set your DVRs today -- so you can catch the entire season and be on track when the new one starts. Life is Good!