2.26.2009

Happy Friday to you.

Every Thursday morning when I wake up Clint tells me "Happy Friday to you". He is secretly uber jealous that I don't have to go to work on Fridays anymore, so he likes to rub it in on Thursdays.

Honestly, he should be jealous becaouse tomorrow I plan to:
-Go bowling with my Mommy in the a.m.
-Put Dallas down for a nice, long nap while I clean the house like a maniac so I don't have to do it on Saturday.
-Go for an afternoon walk with my little man in the semi-sun and love every second of it.
-Probably dance around the living room to some Mickey Mouse Clubhouse songs.

Ah, yeah. Rock on. Happy Friday to me.

2.19.2009

Imperfection

I cook dinner for my family every night... but we usually eat it in front of the TV.

I lost my baby weight... and then gained 10 L.B.'s back since Thanksgiving.

I buy "whole wheat", "fat free" and "organic" at the grocery story... and then I usually spend the entire week scouring the cupboards for any remains of junk food.

I bought IKEA fresh out of baby-proofing supplies... and still haven't installed any of them.

I have the cutest son in the world... who I can't wait to put to bed every night.

I get some crazy good haircuts FOR FREE... but I usually still end up in a ponytail.

I have about a million different fancy razors... and hardly ever shave my legs.





Is that so wrong?

2.16.2009

"Clinton Says Don't Blame Him for the Economic Crisis"

Someone doesn't understand that economic ups and downs don't turn overnight. Maybe just take a little credit, Bill?


TIME MAGAZINE ARTICLE:

Given the sweep and severity of today's global economic crisis, it would seem there's plenty of blame to go around. But Bill Clinton doesn't think any of it should fall on his shoulders.
On Monday morning's Today Show, Ann Curry's interview with the former president - recorded over the weekend outside a Clinton Global Initiative event in Texas - addressed Clinton's inclusion on TIME's list of the
"25 People to Blame" for the global economic collapse. "Oh no," he responded, "My question to them is: Do any of them seriously believe if I had been president, and my economic team had been in place the last eight years, that this would be happening today? I think they know the answer to that: No." (See TIME's list of the 25 people to blame for the collapse)
The magazine's story, which apportioned blame widely between such figures as Countrywide co-founder
Angelo Mozilo, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld and President George W. Bush, zeroed in on two specific economic policy decisions made during the Clinton administration. Clinton ushered out the Glass-Steagall Act, which for decades had separated commercial and investment banking, and signed the Commodity Futures Modernization Act - which exempted all derivatives, including the now-notorious credit-default swaps, from federal regulation. His administration also loosened housing rules, which added pressure on banks to lend in low-income neighborhoods.
"None of it was an endorsement of permissive lending and risk-taking," the magazine concluded. "But if you believe deregulation is to blame for our troubles, then Clinton earned a share too."


Click here for the full article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090216/us_time/08599187977400

The ocean hates me.

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My shrimp allergy has now spread to lobster as well (Yup, special Valentines Day dinner gone bad -- we've also already gone over how most "special" days go bad at our house). Why can't it be the people who hate seafood that are allergic to it?

On another note -- said lobster was from Sunflower Market for $3.98/tail. That's like a CRAZY good deal. We still have two more in the freezer and you better believe I'm gonna eat them with a side of benadryl. If you live in the area and haven't yet checked out Sunflower Market you're missing out -- killer produce & seafood, and lots of organic stuff for my green friends.

Let me be the one millionth blogger Valentines Day post...

1) Where did you first meet your husband?
LDSLinkUp.com -- you read correctly.
2) How long did you date?
About 6 months dating, and then 3.5 engaged
3) How long have you been married?
3.5 years
4) What is your favorite feature of his?
His red beard
5) What is his best quality?
This is impossible to answer -- lately it's been his work ethic.
6) Does he have a nickname for you?
Mostly "J"
7) What is his favorite food?
Beans. He will laigh when he reads this.
8) What is his favorite sport?
Soccer
9) When and where was your first kiss?
March 12, 2005 -- At the airport when I picked him up the first time we met in real life. Judge if you must.
10) What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?
Watch TV. It's sad but true.
11) Do you have any children?
Dallas - you already know all about him.
12) Does he have any hidden talents?
He can do some killer impersonations.
13) How old is he?
25
14) Who said I love you first?
Clint - I pretty much begged him to though.
15) What is his favorite music?
90's rock. And Natalie Merchant. We are already behind the times when it comes to music.
16) What do you admire most about him?
What a great daddy he is.
17) What is his favorite color?
Apparently not blue since he is fighting me about painting our bedroom blue.
18) Will he read this?
Yesh.
19) What is his dream for the future?
Making millions so I can stay home with Dallas - we don't really care how it happens.
20) If he reads this, will he agree with you?
Never.

Love you, lovey.

2.12.2009

Clint's Post

I love the news but I don't love how negative the news is sometimes. For those of you who agree, THIS is a tremendous, moving story and restores my faith in news outlets. Enjoy!

Rut

I'm in a blogging rut. Someone help me out, it's dark down here.

2.09.2009

Who are you?

Ever since the days of TGIF, I have always always always been told I look like Candace Cameron (aka DJ Tanner for those of you who weren't die-hard Full Housers).
Who do YOU look like?

2.04.2009

Today, she is stressed

Today, she is stressed. Today, she feels the need to let that off of her chest. I wish I knew how to solve the world's economic problems (and my own economic problems in the process), land my hubs his dream job, make my baby boy happier and make myself a better person. I'm pretty sure tomorrow I will start working on it.