Archive for November, 2008

Evil Boys

This made me laugh on oh so many levels.  And yes I saw it while my kids were watching it.  “Look Mom!  Knitting!”

Balanced, Secure and Realistic. Hmm.

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test…

Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

7 Impressionist, -4 Islamic, 5 Ukiyo-e, -25 Cubist, -17 Abstract and 7 Renaissance!

Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.

People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.

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Bananas on my pants!

I have to preface this story with this:  one of L’s favorite gifts she received is a microphone on a stand from her Aunt L.  We have been treated to many many many solos of “Twinkle Twinkle” and “You Are My Sunshine”, as well as many improvised tunes such as “It’s my birthday” and “My tights are itchy”.  J has also entertained us with “Hanh.”  Which is Twinkle Twinkle using the word “Hanh.”

Back to the story.

J woke up very grumpy and tired from his nap.  I gave him a banana and headed off the restroom (TMI I know but if you’re a parent you know where this is going.)  I have not been able to use the restroom alone since I was teaching.  Even before kids, the dog would poke her head in to make sure I was alright.  So as I’m in the loo, I hear a whiny 3 year old voice yelling, “Bamamama mam ana pans!”  This is a slightly more intelligible version of what he actually said.  Needless to say, we go back and forth a few times; me trying to get him to wait 2 minutes for me to get out of the bathroom and him yelling the same thing he said before only louder.  Finally, my daughter decided she needed to intervene, parked her new microphone outside the bathroom, opened the door and at full volume told me he had bananas on his pants.  Which, of course, I can still do nothing about because I’m in the bathroom. 

It’s a good thing they’re cute.

Hip hip hooray! L is 6 today!


Can it really have been 6 years?  Blows me away.  Just like your giant vocabulary.  All those words you “know” but don’t really know.  Heh.  I love it when you sing to me.  Our own private musical.  Just you and me.

Happy Birthday darling girl!

Well that’s just weird.

Stole this from Joan.  You’ll see why when you see how they decide the quiz.

You Should Be a Social Worker

You are deeply caring and empathetic.

You are able to take on other people’s problems as if they were your own.

Sensitive and intuitive, you understand human emotions well.

Helping others gives you the most joy in life. You feel like it’s your purpose in life.You do best when you:

– Have a lot of responsibility

– Greatly impact someone’s life with your work

You would also be a good philanthropist or stay at home parent.

I think I should be the philanthropist.  Grins.

Sarah’s Soup

I saw this recipe on my friend Sarah’s blog, Sprucehill, and I knew I would be making it.  It combines two of my favorite soups, Pasta e Fagioli and Tortellini Soup and was a huge hit at our house.  Thanks, Sarah, for posting!