cubical relief

This site is dedicated to a dark skinned white boy, also known as my brother, who has more style than I ever will.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Class of 2006

Reese graduated today from Puppy Training 101.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A Bradley Milestone

Bradley lost his first tooth today at school! He is no longer "that second grader" with no missing teeth.

Tonight, he plans on proving that the Tooth Fairy is real. He wrote her a note and is expecting a note in return. If she writes back, he will have his proof.

Monday, November 20, 2006

The Best to You Each Morning

In eighth grade, I dated a kid named Sean. Our relationship consisted of talking on the phone every night until my ear was sweaty. One night, I asked him where he lived. He said, "Near Kellogg's. I can smell the Cornflakes in the morning." I never believed him.

On my way to work, I pass by Kellogg's on the interstate, and more times than none, I can smell something delicious in the air. Today, I thought of that conversation we had many years ago, and it made me smile.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Happy 6th Months Reese!

I can't believe you are 6 months old already. It seems like just yesterday we were picking out your name. Your daddy and I love you very much! You are the cutest pup ever...even if you chewed a hole in the carpet and in the rug in a matter of 2 days. Those things can be replaced, but you, little pup, are one of a kind!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Matt's Number One

I am still compiling my "Before Matt Gets Old" list, and the other day, I asked Matt what was number 1 on his list. He said, "Go on a cruise." I thought that it was funny because I always think of either honeymooners or retired folks when I think of cruises.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Mashed Potatoes 101

Matt's aunt called this evening about Thanksgiving. She told me that my one and only duty this year is to bring the mashed potatoes. I told her that it would not be a problem! It's a piece of cake. While in my head, I was telling myself that I'm 27 years old, and of course, I know how to make them. Then, I got off the phone and started to panic. I've made mashed potatoes several times, but they have always come in a box.

I called my Grandma Lil for support. Her mashed potatoes are the best. This is how our conversation went:

Me: Grandma, can you tell me how to make mashed potatoes?
G Lil: Sure! Do you own a mixer?
Me: No.
G Lil: Do you own a potato masher?
Me: No.
G Lil: Do you know what a potato masher looks like?
Me: Yes Grandma. I'm not that pathetic.
G Lil: Well you better buy one or the other, or you are going to have problems!

I'm going to her house on Sunday to discuss.

When I got off of the phone, Matt said, "Nance, just make the boxed ones! No one will know!" Who wants boxed mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving? Not me! Last year, I traded Matt's sister my mashed potatoes duty with green bean casserole. This year, I will figure this out!

P.S. If anyone wants to take a cooking class with me, let me know!

Monday, November 06, 2006

First Loose Tooth

Bradley is a second grader, and he is the last person in his class to lose any teeth. A few days ago, his bottom front tooth began to wiggle. He has been wiggling it like crazy every since.

Last night, he had a dream that all of his teeth fell out including his gums. He said that the only thing left in his mouth was his tongue.

Today, he decided that when his tooth comes out that he is going to write the Tooth Fairy a letter since he has had to wait so long. He is going to ask her to please give him more than 50 cents since this is his first tooth.

I wonder what the Tooth Fairy pays out these days. Does anyone know?

Bloggers Unite

When I started this blog up again last spring, I never thought that I would meet the writers of the blogs that inspired me. It looks like I only have one more person to meet.

I'm a Maniac

Beautiful Pride

Just Keep Swimming

The Red Portfolio

Operation Peter Pan

Saturday, November 04, 2006

I Love This Man

This picture was taken at the Owen/Scoville wedding where he was the bestman. I found it while I was surfing the net, and I decided it was too good not to steal.

Friday, November 03, 2006

The "Before Matt Gets Old" List

I just finished reading my brave cousin Kari’s post on rock climbing. She said that rock climbing was one of the things that was on her list of things she wanted to do before she died, and it took me back to a conversation that Matt and I had last week.

We were lying in bed, flipping threw the channels, when we stopped on the show Little People, Big World. It was the episode where the Roloff family is in Hawaii for a family vacation. The family goes on a number of adventures including a zip line tour. I was watching these people zip through the jungle, and I looked over at Matt and said, “I want to try that! I bet I could that. You would just have to carry me. There are too many stairs.” He looked at me and said, “Nancy, I think that you need to start making a list of top 10 things that you would like to do before we get old. In 20 years, I don’t think that I will be able to carry you all over the place.” I calculated that in 20 years Brad will be 27, and he will be able to carry me. Matt doubts that Brad will want to still go on vacations with us.

Nevertheless, I have not written my "Before Matt Gets Old" list, but it just makes me wonder..... Do you have a list of things that you would like to do while you are still young? What are they? I might have to add them to my list.