Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Don't tell Jim... but here's his Xmas present. It's actually kind of for me too (if you catch my drift).

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Doctor, heal thyself

Well, I finally took my own advice and looked towards modern medicine for help. I know it sounds weird, but I just can't stand taking medication but, after a month plus of not breathing, I decided it was time to bite the bullet. Yesterday, I saw my doctor and 24 hours later am feeling great. Oxygen is definitely not overrated!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Running out of steam...

I've been thinking of so many things to blog about lately but I'm still sick and am having some motivational issues. The one quick thing I could think of were two funny non-words Jack has now added to his vocabulary.
They were learning about their senses this week in school and the teachers put on a "blindfolder" so they could paint without using their sense of sight.
Jim and the kids have been reading Greek mythology at bedtime. Jack frequently asks if they can read the "smyths" tonight.

We had Em's parent-teacher conference last night. Em wrote these 2 great stories.
One started off and I'm paraphrasing a little... "Is your room messy? Let me give you a few tips to help you clean it. First you take your pet out of the room (if you have one). Second, you pick up everything from the floor." This is made funnier only by the fact that Emma takes after my lack of neatness.
For the topic of how I can help at Thanksgiving... "First, I can keep my brother entertained (or at least I can try). Second, I can help Auntie and Uncle Dave decorate (if they'll let me)."

Best get back to work...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Meme... seriously?

Well, here goes my first meme brought to you by Jim

5 Things I Was Doing 10 Years Ago:
Wondering if I wanted to become a surgeon
Thinking I didn't want to hear about that darn blue dress with the stain any more
Finishing up thank you notes for the wedding
Playing MarioCart
Taking a pottery class

5 Things On My To-Do List Today:
Get through my pile o' paper at work
Parent teacher conference with Em's teacher
Feel better
Coming up with more things for my to-do list

5 Snacks I Love:
I love cheese
Honey roasted peanuts
Trail mix
More cheese

5 Things I’d do if I was a Millionaire:
Go to the Galapagos again
Help cure the world's woes
Give everyone at the office serious raises and then
Quit my job
Buy that property near my house and start an organic farm/CSA

5 Places I've Lived:
Attleboro, MA
Polacca, AZ
South Yarmouth, MA
Cranston, RI
Iowa City, IA

5 Jobs I've Had:
snack bar worker at the community pool
Hebrew school teacher
teaching assistant for a nuclear magnetic resonance class
director of development for feminist health clinic

And now I tag no one... any one who reads this who wants to consider themselves tagged, feel free to do so.