What Kind Of Mom?

I took this quiz, and it said…

Your quiz results make you a Zen Mom

How do you do it? Even when explosions are all around, you are able to take a deep cleansing breath and chant your mantra “this too shall pass.” You are a calming influence on your kids in a hectic world.

Yep, I think that’s me. 🙂

Hot Hot Hot

It’s hot here. To beat the heat I filled up Elijah’s old tubby with some water. He sure had fun.

This weekend is the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. We checked it out last year, and it was kind of neat, so we’ll try to make it again. We may also aim to go to the Farmer’s Market, they have one now at Southlands. Did I mention that they finished the sidewalk, so now I can walk there? I love that!

Nothing else is going on, just same old. I’m a little bummed that I wasn’t able to secure a good deal to go to D.C. for the Alberta exhibit (Kelly you have to go without me). But we’re looking into taking a trip to Vegas in August (Athena, I know it’ll be hot, but it’ll be fun). We’ll see where things go, nothing is set in stone. But you guys know me, I like to have things planned, and things to look forward to (70 days until Cate & Kaisara come!).

Well I’ll close with a quote from Rounders.

Mike McDermott: Why do you think the same five guys make it to the final table of the World Series of Poker EVERY YEAR? What, are they the luckiest guys in Las Vegas?

Music Parade

I need to stay away from the iTunes store for a while. I really can’t afford to be buying a song here, and a song there. You can see the last 5 songs I bought by looking at my top 5 on the lower left side.

But I had to check it out because BNL released their latest single (as an EP) Easy. The snippet doesn’t give me enough to decide whether I want to buy it though. I do love that it is Ed singing though. Even if it grows on me (which is likely), I’ll probably wait for the new album.

I just found out that one of my favorite bands, Easily Amused, has a band member competing on Canadian Idol. Obviously I can’t watch the show (nor would I if I could), but I encourage my Canadian friends to root for Keith Macpherson. Because he has a great voice, and he writes wonderful music. Now get out and add Easily Amused to your library!

I’ll close with a quote from High Fidelity.

Rob: What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?

Monday Monday

So… what did you do this weekend? Nothing. Just a lot of hanging out around the house, hanging out on the patio. Yesterday was a pretty good church service, and then we hung out in the backyard with some friends.

This morning Geoff had to be at work early, and I had a play date with my friend Kirsten. We had some tea and let all the kids run around her house. I brought donuts (breakfast of champions) so we were all high on sugar.

This week, not much going on. No plans for Saturday (Canada Day), and it feels silly to plan something for the Fourth, given that we aren’t “official” Americans.

Wish I could say there was stuff going on. I had a great talk with Dawn yesterday (almost an hour and half), so I felt rejuvenate after that. Wish I could see Ryan in person, but it’ll have to wait until there is money. Can’t spend what you don’t have right? And I just don’t have the energy to travel alone with a wiggle worm. Dawn was kind of sad that I wouldn’t be coming, but she understood (Dawn’s the best).

I guess I’ll close with a quote from To Die For.

Suzanne Stone Maretto: It’s nice to live in a country where life, liberty… and all the rest of it still stand for something.

What Is Going On?

Monday night I had a rough night, I barely slept. So Tuesday I felt like I was moving on autopilot (not good when you’re driving). I just didn’t feel like myself all day. I slept much better last night though.

(time has passed)

I just edited this post, and took out all the angry/annoyed stuff that I’ve been bothered by. It’s not worth it, I’m dealing with it. I just need God to help me see others through His eyes. Not through my angry/annoyed eyes. I’m just sick of people lying to me and being hypocritical. I won’t deny I have my hypocritical moments, and I won’t say I’m not a liar at times. It’s just the ramifications of honesty are not rewarded. I’m just weary of the drama.

The 30 Second Bunnies are working on their parody of Office Space. I can’t wait! They just finished their parody of Superman (the original).

I guess I’ll close with a quote from Robot Chicken (season one available on DVD).

Darth Vader: Luke… I am your father!
Luke Skywalker: Noooo! That’s not true. That’s impossible!
Darth Vader: And Princess Leia is your sister!
Luke Skywalker: That’s not true. That’s… improbable.
Darth Vader: And the Empire will be defeated by Ewoks!
Luke Skywalker: That’s… very unlikely…
Darth Vader: And as a child, I built C-3PO!

(see for yourself)