i have very few minutes left these days between family, work, photography stuff, blah, blah, blah... so this blog is the first thing to be neglected. oh well.
cody took 17th place out of 40 this years pine wood derby. last year he took 2nd. but he was a very good sport about it. merv was in charge of the whole shebang and i think he's happy that its now behind him.
pet peeve of the minute: the battle for people's attention between me and their cell phone. it drives me nuts when i'm trying to have a conversation with someone while they are busy texting, facebooking, or whatever it is people do on their phones. a guess a quality conversation is becoming a thing of the past.
i can't get away with eating a giant plate of nachos or popcorn right before bed anymore without waking up without feeling like a bloated whale.
i've noticed that i'm generally attracted to things that are ugly-ish pretty. for example, many of the vinatge clothes that i sell, some of the odd ball decorations that i drag home or the unsightly doorways on sprague avenue that jump out at me as ideal photos shoots backdrops. gross, but i really have great ideas in mind with them. hmmmmmm....
to me, grade school = organized chaos. i always have a huge respect for teachers after spending a little time in the classroom and have no clue how they keep their sanity....and i always thought i would grow up to teach grade school.
saturday evening we were rear ended. nothing major, but it trashed the bumper and shoved the tow package at a strange angle under the 4runner. then i noticed that when i drive more than 65, it shakes. maybe just the alignment i hope? or maybe he bent the axle, i don't hope. the only problem is that the guys insurance is really trying to avoid paying for it. really? he rear ended us. pretty obvious who's at fault, right?
sunday night we took a very late night visit to the emergency room. lola had a runny nose sunday morning, but it got worse & worse & lola was pretty much hyperventilating by the time we got to the hospital. some kind of wierd cold that was clogging her airway. so they hooked us up with a nebulizer machine for home. she hates it. poor baby.
monday, i got pulled over for going 45 in a 35 going down the hill past the graveyard on government way .... it's such a natural thing to do if you know the area im talking about. the officer noticed that lola had somehow unattached the top buckle of her car seat (not the actual buckle, but the part where the 2 shoulder straps connect) and proceeded to reprimand me on car seat safety. i completely understand the importance of carseats and there value, but it was a total fluke that the top of hers happened to be unsnapped. thankfully he gave me a ticket for speeding only and let the car seat nonsense slide. i haven't had a speeding ticket in 7 years so he was kind enough to offer driving school for 6 hours on a saturday in lieu of the ticket going on my record/insurance. but my neighbor clued me in to a trick that i might try to avoid the driving school and the ticket on my record....
last night the dishwasher stopped working... i think it had something to do with lola smashing all of the buttons a bunch of times... we've tried all the resets, and unlocks and all types of special tricks. no luck. boo hoo. i have no desire to unload it and wash anything by hand but i swear my house reeks now like old baby bottles. yuck.