Friday, November 21, 2008

New hockey helmet (not mine)

So HOW cool is this?? One of my coworkers is a hockey goalie, and he just got his new fancy helmet. It cost a small fortune, but is apparently worth every red cent. It is measured to fit every feature of his head exactly, and he is excited to break it in! What fun!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I saw snow flurries!!

Just a few, but I saw them! All twirly and white. HOW exciting! Bring on winter!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Madagascar 2!

It is a rainy day here in Northern Virginia, so when Rory wakes up from her nap, we are going to see Madagascar 2 - her first theater movie! She and Fiona adore the first one, so this should be fun. Afterwards, we're going to go out to dinner somewhere entertaining, and then we are going to the mall for a little shopping. Our first real girls weekend!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Who needs pockets?!?

This kid's parents are going to be in big trouble for this one day, but MAN, is it funny!
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Obama sign stolen AGAIN

Incredibly, we have now had THREE Obama signs nicked from the front yard. The election is over, the die is cast, and STILL our bitter brethren are stealing our signs.

The good news is that I have another one (courtesy of our friend, Shelia), and I will be taping it to the front window. This is now a protest thing. Craig wants to electrify it, so the next person to try to snag it gets zapped. Hah!

Friday, November 7, 2008

My new (old) eyes!

This morning I had Lasik, and it was totally creepy cool. That's the only way I can describe it - kinda techy, and kinda wild. I am not saying I enjoyed it, per se, but it was quite an experience. And it worked! That's the extra good news. =) I can see... as though I had my contacts in. I have put in what seems like a thousand eye drops today, but that should be over within a week.

I can see. I can't believe it. Ain't life grand!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Rory gets the nod

I just got notice that Rory will join Fiona's daycare (as a preschooler) on January 1. What a day!! First Obama, now this. Bring a tear to the eye!!

The two-month countdown begins!!

The shine is back

That is the only word I can conjure to describe the way I feel since last night, when Barack Obama was elected President. Obviously, many wonderful things have happened in the past eight years (despite the pall those years cast): Craig and I got married, we have attended the weddings of many cherished friends, babies have been born (including our own!), exciting sporting events have been attended, amazing concerts seen, and of course - the Red Sox have won two World Series titles.

But
in light of last night's election results, the world - and everything in it - has a SHINE again. An overwhelming feeling of hope is everywhere (I thought maybe I had forgotten what it felt like!), and I feel proud of our country again. Immensely proud, and curious to see where we will go next.

It was a long, exhausting, emotionally fraught election, and I am glad it is over and we can try to heal as a nation. We have a lot of shingles to nail back onto the house, so let's get going!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Obama called as 44th President of the U.S.

It is only 11:20 pm EST, and even a Wikipedia page listing U.S presidents has listed Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. I am thrilled, and filled with pride, hope, and joy. Congratulations to all of us!

Also in 2009, the NAACP celebrates its 100th birthday. Nice timing. =>

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween photos, 2008





Here are some pictures of our little bats. They had a blast - collecting candy, putting it into their little cat bags, and of course, eating some of it. Note Fiona's grubby face. The irony is that she had one piece during her travels, and Rory snarfed a ton (cleanly!). =>

Happy post Halloween!


Election Day Eve!

I am so excited to vote tomorrow. I have my GameBoy (an old-style one) and Tetris ready to join me, in case the wait is long. The best part is this: I work for a woman (a non-voting Brit who is *really* into this election) who has forbidden us from coming to work until we vote. Hah!

I love elections. I love the process, the waiting, the bantering with people who could be my neighbors, and the excitement I feel as I get checked off by volunteers and guided into the booth. I just haven't liked the outcome recently. ;->

I also love getting the "I voted" sticker. It's like giving blood, but more important! Well, maybe more important. I have B negative blood, which *is* pretty coveted. The company upstairs from mine is having a blood drive tomorrow, come to think of it. Maybe I'll vote and THEN give blood! What a day!