Thursday, November 22, 2007


I'm thankful for a loving, strong willed, creative daughter.

I'm thankful for good friends like these who still like to play dress up as much as I do.

I'm thankful for parents who love me.

I'm thankful for easy access to water .

I'm thankful that everyone I've known in Iraq came back alive.

I'm thankful for opportunities like these that broaden the minds of my children about the world they live in.

I'm thankful for a husband that laughs with me.

I'm thankful that this year my brother-in-law is cooking our Thanksgiving meal.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Latest PlayStation Addiction

I've lost my family to these hard to resist sleepy little roly poly LocoRocos. It makes me smile that Sean and the kids are addicted to leading little butterfly on a quest to wake up all the LocoRocos. For me there's a little bit of sensory overload with the music that plays over and over but the imagery still makes me smile. Here's a clip.

Just in case you didn't catch it here are the words.
Bajumbo moi noi noi jecker Dabatto bunkergait jun jun Nora juerue-rotto pura-pura petto Puraret dum dum Papuranoi noi noi jecker Dabatto bumperget tum tum Ora poerketino bookeran tan-tan-so Bokeretyo kyenturanai mimani unlalhood-cha-la Terra hooki-ra pishi-to diki-ra poody-to Seni-kidi koseibo Kokorenkyo kyenturanai mimani unlalhood-cha-la Terra hooki-ra shishi-sho tusura hajiki yo Bajumbo moi noi noi jecker Dabatto bumperget tum tum Nora juerue-rotto rokorolo-petto Pura-purarun dum dum Papuramoi noi noi jecker Dapatto bumperget tum tum Ora poerketino bookeran tan-tan-so

I even found LocoRoco Keychains by My Funny Valentine on etsy.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

7 random things

Arachnophobia (the movie) scared me up for life. I always check for spiders whether I'm getting in the shower or my bed and I never stick my hand under a lampshade without looking first.

I love hanging out with my parents and I would love to live next door to them. Someday I'll have to blog about why they are sitting in the park with the Wheel of Fortune while my dad reads ShopNotes.

I'm not a nice person in the morning. I'm what you'd call a Not A Morning Person. My parents had a no talking to Sarah rule before school rule growing up and my father found it necessary to warn Sean about my morning issues before we were married. After almost 10 years of marriage Sean still wakes up smiling and ready to give lots of hugs and kisses. I may not show it at 7:00a.m. but I do appreciate it.

I was with my girlfriend Danielle the night I met Sean at Kells. Sean was with his guy friend Colby. Danielle and Colby who also met for the first time that night ended up getting married to each other 1 year after us. About 2 years ago my brother Tom met his current girlfriend there.

Right now I am completely surrounded by friends who are compassionate, kind, fun, friendly, happy, inspiring and insightful. It's a great feeling.

My dream job (besides a job that would save the world) would be the most talked about science fiction writer in the world. ahhhh.. to create worlds, space traveling vehicles and intergalactic bureaucratic tension...

I grew up on my father's hobby farm. We raised cows, chickens, rabbits and sheep. So who would guess that I have a fear of taking care of household pets? We once had the preschools guinea pig for a weekend and I called the teacher twice with guinea pig life fearing questions. Sean really wants a dog. I'm holding strong. A dirty fish tank with two sad fish are all the animals I need right now.

Thanks Shaka that was fun and random. Hopefully not to boring. Three PDX girls that I'd love to know 7 random things about...


I'd also love to know 7 random things about Charles, Yvonne, and Lulu. Mom and Colleen do you thing you could surprise me with 7 random facts about yourselves?

Book Talk

I don't belong to a book club mainly because I like to read what I want and I don't want to feel guilty if I don't have time to finish the book. However, sometimes I need to talk about a book whether to rant or rave. That's when I become a nag and push family and friends to read the book I just finished. I have to talk about it with someone!

I'm very good at remembering plot lines and how I felt about a book but I am terrible at remembering book titles and authors. I've tried several times to keep a book diary but I usually end up misplacing it or forget to add books and then too much time goes by.

Here's a quick review of two books I've recently read for permanent record.

I'm only 7 years behind with this one but sometimes I like to be cool by not being cool. What was the hype about 7 years ago? It's a time skipping book with a mystery that I guess is suppose to leave you intrigued throughout the whole book. There are many more time piece books that are much more creative and with stronger characters.

Author Ingenuity:



What I'll remember 5 years from now:

That a woman with few options make some quirky decisions that didn't make sense to me.

My first question is what kind of mind thinks up this story? I think it's the first book I've ever read where the main character is creepy even from the beginning (birth) and there is never any redeeming moment. I would be 50/50 on recommending because it's a twisted story but definitely intriguing. They made a Perfume movie based on the book which is currently in my netflix queue. I have to know how they turned this into a movie.

Author Ingenuity:



This time 5-stars does not mean that is was a good ending just a jaw dropping shocking ending.

What I'll remember 5 years from now:
A creepy guy with a great sense of smell that is patient and persistent that ends up getting everything he wants. All in a Silence of the Lambs kind of way.

Books currently on my nightstand:

The Big Night

Dinner with Holly Hobbles' family and friends.

Great work out for kids while running from house to house.

Received $5 Golden Tickets from the owners of Pix Patisserie while trick-or-treating. Truly golden for the adults.

First year where all 3 kids understood what was going on and enjoyed every minute of it.

Any PDX parent would tell you that we had the best trick-or-treating weather ever!!

25 minutes of late night shampooing to get little ms. vampire's black hair paint out.

2 digital cameras being repaired (yes, because I broke both of them) and one video camera with a missing charger. ugh!

Waiting for brother to email Halloween pics.

Funny Halloween story that I remember...... My mother was driving home with my little brother Tommy (approximately age 4) and he was SO excited for Halloween that night. The kind of excited where you can't sit still. My mom asked him if he was ready for all the candy. His eyes grew huge with amazement and exclaimed, "You get candy too?" ~ Because shouldn't getting dressed up and going door-to-door be enough?