Thursday, May 28, 2009

a sad day

London Times Obituary

Interesting and sadly rather true.

'Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.
No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair;
and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are incharge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.

Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate;
teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch;
and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap,and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death,
by his parents, Truth and Trust
his wife, Discretion
his daughter, Responsibility
his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 step brothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Notice Anything Different???


Noon Today!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What makes me happy?

So it is tadpole season again in Western New York. When It got to be time I remembered two years ago when I was totally loving my tadpoles and then Isaac sprayed all purpose cleaner in to the water. they all went from being happy and squiggly and shiny black. . eating their boiled lettuce . . . to dull grey and dead. At that point, jess was at her sickest and I was out of rope. It was devestating. (these tadpoles are eating a floer that the little boys put into their bucket!!!)
When Ike asked for more tadpoles this year I realized that he had already learned the spray cleaner lesson! So that wouldn't happen again!!! So we got these guys as well as a ton of plants from our friends yard (I planted 11 lilac suckers yesterday!!! pink, dark purple, and light purple!!!! yeah!!!! so happy!!!!!)

Here are the tadpoles eating a mallow leaf that the kids put in. I have cautioned the kits to not put in any other kinds of plants, cause we still don't know what might be deadly!!!

Aren't they cute?? They love nibbling on the flowers! they love nibbling on the leaves. they even eat the pollen off of the stamens. They are so happy!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Surprise! You were on tv

Jer and I got cable for this summer. First time since we've been married. It's been really nice because I can watch something while I feed Addie (or when she takes a nap for that matter) if I feel like it.

So this afternoon I turned it on and hgtv was on. I read the info because a commercial. It was 'cash in the attic' and someone was earning money to repair their front porch. And since I was only paying half attention this was my thought process.

"Hmm...that sounded alot like Laila."
Look up
"That looks alot like brent.... (cut to host) What was the last name again. Hey it's Laila and Brent!"

So it was nice to see you guys today :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Xtreme Recycling

Remember when Laila started wearing Jeremy's underwear...and we all thought that was a little odd?

Well...check this one out!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Will likes his pancakes with powdered sugar. To be fair he probably likes his sugar with powdered sugar. Jeannie put some on a pancake for him this evening and set the sugar shaker down on the counter. Will promptly grabbed it. Jeannie thought he was going to add a dose to his pancake. Will decided he was going to take it straight.

Friday, May 1, 2009

The swine Flu

This just about says it all......