Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Geography Quiz

This is neat, a Geography Quiz of the 50 states.

I scored a 92%, average 10 mile error. 223 Seconds.

Those New England states get me every time!

Monday, November 29, 2004

We've had a Breakthrough


I swear. I was working with her last week and all of a sudden she starts going to the bathroom, ripping off her diaper, and peeing on her little potty. Then she stands up, yells "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!" and I run in there thinking that she's fallen in the toilet or something and she goes "Da da da DAAAA!" with a big swinging of her arms. I'm so proud.

She looked so cute the first time she pooped by herself. I went running after hearing the "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!" and go in the bathroom to find her holding the potty like it's a treasure, just smiling from ear to ear. Then she had to show the poop to daddy, because it's important stuff - you know.

Christmas Card Attempt #2

Dammit Mother!
Originally uploaded by kchanley.
I give up. If I send out cards, they are going to have my grumpy ass kids on them, not my smiling angels.

I sang "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" during the whole photo shoot. Max ended up getting so mad he told me he was going to throw me away and get a new mommy who could sing.

Brenda Jr. is in Da House!

Happy House
Originally uploaded by kchanley.
It's happened again. Well at least partially.

If only her obsessive compulsive cleaning habits would rub off on me too. I just don't see me being the type of person that has to sweep out their garage before going on vacation, because the thought of a dirty garage floor would ruin the entire trip. Or someone who dusts the house EVERY NIGHT before going to bed, you know, "Just so it's nice and fresh in the morning..."

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear

I love the movie Elf. Something about Will Ferrell in tights, and just in general, cracks me up. I must say, I think I have a new favorite Christmas movie..Sorry, Christmas Vacation, your time is up.

Poor Terry, he's all "Do we have to watch it AGAIN? Even so, he can't help but laugh his ass off too.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Thanksgiving ~ a little early

I'm going to swell up like a tick from all the food I am going to eat today. We are having our Thanksgiving Dinner, turkey with all the fixin's and Linda's Lasagna. Fred is going to fry a turkey and he's going to do it early, so we can have all the skin we want!! I know that Linda's lasagna isn't a traditional Thanksgiving dish, but have you tasted Linda's lasagna?

If it's not enough that we are having a huge lunch and will be eating all afternoon, someone brought in two dozen donuts. Thank God they aren't Krispy Kremes, because then I would HAVE to eat at least two or four.

8 hours until I am officially on vacation. I'M SO PUMPED.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Terry's Ho

When we went to French Lick in September, I drove and Terry was the navigator (note to self, Terry is a horrible navigator). He got bored and started changing the settings on my cell phone. He changed the ring, set the language to Portuguese, and put a message that stays on the display all the time. It says Terry's Ho. You know, just so everyone knows who the phone belongs to.


I forgot to put on my engagement ring this morning. I noticed it on my way in to work and freaked out. I remembered the rest of my jewelry, and my wedding band never comes off. I don't even know if I can get it off my fat finger.

Anyway, I'm going to sit here all day feeling naked because I left one ring at home. My hand even looks funny without it, like a man hand or something.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

I lied....

I found two small posts that I had in my drafts. Hence the two posts from November 12 that I'm just now putting on here.


OK, so I haven't updated my blog in a week. I knew it would happen. I knew that I would end up abandoning my blog, just like I have my scrapbooks. My poor scrapbooks that I've only touched twice in almost a year.

I'm always thinking of stupid stuff that I need to put here, I just forget about it by the time I get to a computer.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Brenda Junior

I'm totally, I mean totally turning into my Mother. I was fortunate enough to have Veterans Day off work and what did I do? Cleaned my house. And washed the dishes in my china cabinet so I could put my Christmas dishes out. How lame is that?

I even set up my Christmas Village, the kids LOVE it. Christmas is going to be so much fun this year. I'm ready to set up my tree. This is the first year that people will actually get to see my tree when they drive by the house! It's amazing how easily I can be amused. I'm thrilled at the thought of people being able to see my Christmas Tree that I carefully wrap with lights around each individual branch, thanks to Angela. Why did she have to show me how pretty it is when you do it that way?

Polar Express

Woohoo! We are going to see Polar Express this weekend.

Max is so excited. Even though it got crappy reviews, I'm kind of excited too.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Another Template Change....

Sorry, I keep changing templates. I can't find one that I really like. I'm a fickle girl.

Monday, November 08, 2004

A Couple of Reasons Why I Might Not Send Out Christmas Cards This Year...

I'm apologizing in advance.

It's not like anyone is expecting one anyway, I haven't sent out Christmas Cards since Tessa was born.


Originally uploaded by kchanley.


Originally uploaded by kchanley.


Originally uploaded by kchanley.


Still Bored
Originally uploaded by kchanley.


Swinging Arms
Originally uploaded by kchanley.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Halloween 2004

Halloween 2004
Originally uploaded by kchanley.
I need to remember how much I hated having my picture taken as a kid, and leave my poor kids alone.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The Day After Election Day....

War Sucks
Originally uploaded by kchanley.
Well, it's 10:00 a.m. CST on November 3rd and we still don't have a president.

I voted, and risked being written out of the will by going against my parents and voting for Kerry. Things are looking grim for the Democrats, especially if you are in Indiana. Where else in this great land are people standing in line at the Polls wearing NRA jackets?

Here's where I slam my husband and 'so called friends' Richie & Rachel. Not one of them went to vote. We sit around and bash Dubya, but they don't stand in line because Indiana is a Republican state? Way to go guys. Richard is even ex-Military. The shame of it all.

What pisses me off even more is that gun wielding, chauvinist pig Hostettler gets another shot in Washington. Hello women voters! Is anyone there? Not that his rival was anything to be proud of, but he WASN'T Hostettler, and that was enough for the other guy to get my vote.

Oh, and I had to wait in line for a record HOUR since I started voting 12 years ago.

How Interesting Are You?

I'm Just a Tad Boring
I'm Just a Tad Boring
Take Just How Interesting Are You? today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.

People don't avoid you, but they don't exactly flock to hear your stories, either. You could stand to be a little more intriguing. Try wearing a red cloak, carrying a sword, and speaking only in French. If that fails to spice things up, try building your house entirely out of popsicle sticks.

Gee, thanks a lot.