Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

There is no P in hamster

Say it with me, people. Okay, we all know that there it isn't "lie-berry" and that February has an R after the B...and several of us get lazy about those and other words. But come on, it's HAMster, no P!!

Above rant brought on by a 4th grade math textbook :P

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

A rose by any other name

I was thinking about names the other day and how much they've changed. My mom is one of 14 kids and when they set the table for dinner they set it by saying the names of each kid and laying a place as they did it. So if the table setter forgot your name, you didn't get dinner ;) So it was *deep breath* Karen, Susan, Allan, Betty, Janet...uh oh, that's where I get lost. I don't know the proper order of the rest until the end - Hellen, Helga, Marie. In between there are Margaret, Velma, Rob, Jerry, Brenda and Norma, in some order. Now, when was the last time that you met a baby named Velma? Helga or Norma? But those were normal names then. Now it's Torin and Galleria. And the spellings are enough to drive teachers crazy. Christa had two kids with the same name last year but it was "Kobe with a K" and "Coby with a C" all year. Those boys are not in her class this year, she has "Kassidy with a K" and "Cassady with a C" or something like that.

Disclaimer: I have an unusual name myself, yes. But if you realize that my given name is Cheryl, the spelling of Cherie isn't all that strange ;)

Friday, August 01, 2008

Trying to get in the groove

These first couple weeks of a new school year are tough. Not on the kids, they're doing just fine and Christa thinks having lunch at school is the coolest thing ever ;) I'm talking about me, I have no routine at all. Quit laughing. Yeah, okay, I'll admit that I'm one of the least organized people ever but even *I* have a routine of sorts. I had to move my morning walk and now I'm out the door around 6am. Dang, it's chilly at 6am. Makes me walk faster though! I have this big chunk of time in my day now and I'm not so sure what to do with it. I can fill most of it with housework and all that fun stuff but who wants to do that all the time? And with the price of gas, I try to save up errands and only go when I must. And I must later today, it's rent day. Mental note, don't forget to pay the rent. Well, this was interesting, blogging about absolutely nothing with no point whatsoever. By the way, I still don't have any pics to share of Billy Ray from last week. Dh said his pics are in a format that I can't access and that he has to convert them. I'm waiting waiting waiting...