Things I Want To Say

Often I have a lot I want to say, but I censor myself, because it might make someone cry. Or I’ll end up getting angry emails. So I don’t always get to be the loudmouth, opinionated person you all know and love.

Here are a few things I want to say, feelings and emails be damned.

– I’ve been here almost 7 years, I want to be a citizen dammit! I came here legally, Geoff offers a lot to the U.S., we should be at the front of the line!

– If you have something to tell me, even if it’s one line of an email, I’d rather get that than a second hand message. It means more to have it said first hand. Even if it’s one line to say you’re pissed I did something to you.

– If it’s been more than a week and I haven’t returned your email, email me again to tell me to get off my ass and respond. If I haven’t written back to you, I’m sorry. My excuse is gonna be lame, but to know you genuinely want to hear back from me, will push me to get on the computer and respond.

– I wish more people from CA would come visit here. I love going out there, but I also love being able to show people how beautiful CO is.

– Please don’t ask me every week if Elijah is walking yet. Trust me, when he starts, I’ll tell you. He goes at his own pace.

– I am inspired by Geoff, Lisa & Cate, who all took it upon themselves to find some exercise they like. Cate, I remember a few years ago when you took that adult ballet class. I have been searching for one here, to no avail. I may end up taking tap, since it’s that or bellydancing. Lisa, you get on your elliptical several days a week and you look awesome. Geoff runs a few times a week, and when he’s not training for a marathon, he’s still running and going to the gym. I am going to find my activity (other than walking) and get my body into a shape I like. (I chose a triangle. j/k) I am happy with my weight, I just need to tone it now. I wish everyone out there would do something to keep themselves healthy. Find a buddy if you have to.

Sigh, I feel a little better.

Not looking forward to the dentist tomorrow. Geoff’s appt went well, but I strongly suspect there is a cavity in my future.

I’ll close with a quote from Dirty Work.

Mitch: There’s two kinds of people in this world: Those who get stomped on and those who do the stomping.
Kathy: Where’d you come up with that theory?
Mitch: That famous guy said it. What’s his name? Uh… Oh, yeah: Jesus

Blah Blah Blah

Tonight is packed with stuff to see on tv. Scrubs season finale (yes NBC did pick it up for another season), House (will Cuddy find someone to father a child for her? House?) and Oilers vs. Sharks (if Oil wins, they advance, if they lose it goes to game 7). This is why they invented picture and picture. But we don’t have that. Nor do we have a DVR. 🙁
***updated note, my mom emailed to tell me that the hockey game isn’t on tonight, rather it is on tomorrow. And it’s an early game. Yay!

I’ve got two play dates scheduled this week. Tomorrow with Amy & Caley, and Friday with Myrna and the twins. Myrna is nice enough to babysit Elijah while I go to the dentist (teeth cleaning only I hope), then we’ll hang out. Apparently there is a long weekend, but all the days are the same to me. So don’t bother asking if I have plans. 🙂 At best, we may go for a family picnic, since we’re swimming in great weather.

I had to resign myself to the fact that Disneyland isn’t a reasonable activity for our vacation. My heart wants to go, but it’s too much to expect of Elijah to be in his stroller all day. It’s not like we won’t ever go again. Please, our friends and Krolik family are there. We’ll have plenty of trips to CA. It’ll wait until he’s older.

So I’m counting down to the trip, and to my nephew’s due date. I can hardly wait to see the first picture of Ryan. I’m still holding my breath waiting to see if a trip to AB will be possible. Thank goodness I got Athena & Lisa trying to make things easier for me. In my dream world, I have enough money to go there and to D.C. this summer. In my dreams. 🙂

We watched Psycho (the original) on Saturday night. Neither of us had ever seen it, and though I did know the secret, I didn’t know how the movie would end. I guess I’ll end with a quote from it.

Norman Bates: She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you?
Marion Crane: Yes. Sometimes just one time can be enough.

The Truth Is Out There

Which X Files character are you?

You are Dana Scully. You’re very kind and extremely loyal. You rely on science and reason, but this can often make you come off as frigid and bitchy, of course you’re good nature, and not to mention good looks, will win anyone over.
Take this quiz!

Happy Mother’s Day

Hope everyone had a great day being nice to the moms in their lives. Thanks to everyone who sent me loving thoughts (you know who you are!)

I found this online, enjoy.

You Know You’re a Mom When…

1. Your feet stick to the kitchen floor…..and you don’t care.

2. When the kids are fighting, you threaten to lock them in a room
together and not let them out until someone’s bleeding.

3. You can’t find your cordless phone, so you ask a friend to call you, and you run around the house madly, following the sound until you locate the phone downstairs in the laundry basket.

4. You spend an entire week wearing sweats.

5. Your idea of a good day is making it through without a child leaking
bodily fluids on you.

6. Popsicles become a food staple.

7. Your favorite television show is a cartoon.

8. Peanut butter and jelly is eaten at least in one meal a day.

9. You’re willing to kiss your child’s boo-boo, regardless of where it is.

10. Your baby’s pacifier falls on the floor and you give it back to her, after you suck the dirt off of it because you’re too busy to wash it off.

11. Your kids make jokes about burping, pooping, etc. and you think it’s funny.

12. You’re so desperate for adult conversation that you spill your guts to the telemarketer that calls and HE hangs up on YOU!

13. Spit is your number one cleaning agent.

14. You’re up each night until 10 PM vacuuming, dusting, wiping, washing, drying, loading, unloading, shopping, cooking, driving, flushing, ironing, sweeping, picking up, changing sheets, changing diapers, bathing, helping with homework, paying bills, budgeting, clipping coupons, folding clothes, putting to bed, dragging out of bed, brushing, chasing, buckling, feeding (them, not you), PLUS swinging, playing baseball, bike riding, pushing trucks, cuddling dolls, roller balding, basketball, football, catch, bubbles, sprinklers, slides, nature walks, coloring, crafts, jumping rope, PLUS raking, trimming, planting, edging, mowing, gardening, painting, and walking the dog. You get up at 5:30 AM and you have no time to eat, sleep, drink or go to the bathroom, and yet…you still managed to gain 10 pounds.

15. In your bathroom there is toothpaste on the light fixtures, water
all over the floor, a dog drinking out of the toilet and body hair forming a union to protest unsafe working conditions.

16. You buy cereal with marshmallows in it.

17. The closest you get to gourmet cooking is making rice crispies bars



The radio played Jumper (Third Eye Blind), and that song always makes me think. When I’m standing before the throne of God, will God ask me why I didn’t do more to help those I know who are lost. I said to Geoff, when do I get to walk away from those who just won’t hear, who choose the path of darkness?

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?”
Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
– Matt. 18:21-22

So I asked Geoff, so if I get pushed away 77 times, then I can walk away? And Geoff said, no, 77 times means, you don’t ever give up on anyone.

Only God can save the lost, I can’t save anyone, but I can not turn my back on them. Even though they hurt me. Even though they live in darkness, embracing it.

Why is it so hard to love them? I want a heart that loves them. That is what I pray for. For God to take my stubbornness, my bitterness, and replace it with a heart for those He loves.

Friday’s Random Ten

For Geoff, ten random songs about running.

Long Time Running – Tragically Hip
Run – Collective Soul
Run Through The Jungle – CCR
Running Scared – Roy Orbison
Run Like Hell – Pink Floyd
Run For Your Life – The Beatles
Take The Money And Run – Steve Miller Band
Run To You – Bryan Adams
Runnin’ With The Devil – Van Halen
Run Runaway – Great Big Sea


On a hockey note…
-I was thrilled Edmonton was the only team in the semi finals that wasn’t down 3-0.
-They don’t call them the Mighty Ducks for nuthin’! Ouch!