Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
it has been snowing like crazy. up where we live, the snow never completely melts, it just keeps piling higher every time there is a snow storm. and out neightbor hood is the last one in town to get plowed by the city. and it's usually not until after one of the neighbors has already plowed. last week at like 2am i woke up to the city plower scraping like an inch of snow off of the road. it was rediculous.
it started snowing saturday morning and didn't stop until late last night. when we woke up sunday, merv shoveled the driveway but i still couldn't get the car past our house because the snow in the road was up to our car doors (see that picture of the truck, how the snow is so high). the snow bank along the drive way was is as high as me. i decided i wasn't going to drive anyway where but later last night we wanted to go get some movies since school and work and every thing else had been canceled. we were just going to be brave and plow through it with mervs truck. i think he really wanted to go drive in it. the roads weren't so bad with snow once we got off of the hill and out of our neighborhood, just super icy and slick. cody thinks it's terriffic and just wants to sit and build snow castles in it.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
i did not. I feel like the only female on the planet who isn't infatuated with the hero: edward cullen and his God-like perfection. i bought this book because I believed all the hype. (my sister corinne LOVED it. she said she read all 3 in like 2 weeks or something, arah said it was a little cheesy and i don't think kami has read it yet) actually i had merv buy the series for me for christmas because everyone raved about it. so, i wanted to like this book. I REALLY did. i like vampire stories and (zombie stories & scary stories too).
i know its a young adult novel, but i just thought it was boring. it goes on and on and on and on and on, day after day after day...I don't get why it's so important to tell us EVERY SINGLE CLASS that Bella goes to at school, for months on end, especially if it's totally irrelevant to the storyline. we get to hear what she eats and when, what she does for homework, exactly how well she slept each night, and so on, every day. And it's almost never interesting facts that are relevant. it takes FOREVER to finally get to the good part which is only about the last 1/5 of the book.
and what was up with her clumsiness? unless she has some sort of medical disorder, the only reason for it seems to be to set up scenarios for her to be rescued. no one is ever that conveniently clumsy in the real world, not unless it's an act to get attention. she's so clumsy that you figure she probably has an inner ear problem. she's constantly miserable and overdramatic.
and whats with all of the sappiness? endless discriptions of edward , how attractive and charming with "amber eyes and full lips" over and over and over. and how all they ever do is "stare" or"glare" at each other. i think it took up about 200 of the 500 pages.
i guess i was just expecting a lot more.
the only character i ever liked was jacob. and i liked the scene in the forest too.
i've heard there are a lot of grammatical and spelling mistakes also but I did not notice them so i can't comment on them. i'm the queen of typos myself.
i'm trying to decide if i should read the other 2 or not. so are they better? is there some twist in the plot or does bella at least become a vampire too?
i've heard about another vampire series called "the uglies trilogy". it's suppose to be good. i think i'll check it out.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
in no particular order
*start a blog- check
*call my sister corinne every week
*send a birthday card to every family member
*play risk more
*go through grandparents photos, and then put
some up around the house
*rebuild back deck before it falls off house
*finish basement living room
*have baby brother/sister for cody
*learn to play more on guitar. at least 2 songs: you are my sunshine & country roads(perfect for campouts and beach singalongs)
*paint inside of house
*continue exercise routine and incorporate more pilates/yoga
*get cody a dog
*take cody camping- A LOT!
*take cody to the imax
*get cody a really tall bunk bed (all kids should have the experience at least once)
*run bloomsday again and beat past times
*do a triathalon or a mini marathon
*ride hiawatha bike trail in montana (or is it in idaho?)
*cook dinner at least 4x's a week
*cut out caffeine
*forgive others and get past guilt
*be a good, kind & understanding mama to cody
*be sweet to merv
*set up some kind of schedule for life; work play. (& stick to it)
*put cody in swimming & soccer
*take cody rock climbing more.
*get bigger fire safe!! (after watching neighbors house burn down, i realize i am not prepared)
.....i figure if i have a REALLY big list, then i'll feel better when i can cross off more things. :)