Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I meet Grandma Smith when Diamond and I were dating. What always amazed me was that no matter when we stopped by, there were always grandkids, greatgrands, etc. over visiting. I do know that Grandma wasn't too sure about me at first. Apparently, she thought my shorts were too short and she was convinced that I was corrupting Diamond's little sister when I took her to a college comedy club. But I think I eventually won her over. If nothing else the creation of three curly-haired great-grandsons got me some credit.
-The 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote would not be ratified for another eleven years.
-There had been no world wars.
-There was no rock and roll and music. (She was 49 when Elvis had his first #1)
-Think of the technology: Henry Ford had yet to popularize the automobile, most homes had yet to become "electrified", there was no penicillin, no TVs, no washing machines, no computers, or microwaves.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Everyone was happy. Phew!
-We decided that we would buy a couple tickets to a CO Rockies (baseball)game.
-We then then asked BB#2 if he would rather go to the Rockies or the Avs game.
-BB2 opted for the Rockies, so we offered the Avs tickets to BB1.
After reading all the books, I finally saw the Shopaholic movie this past week (OK, I realize I'm slow to get to the theater.) I'm still not so sure if I liked it or not. It's just so different from the book, that I'm still trying to process it. And when I say different, I don't mean "artist license" type of different, I mean a vastly different story. I would say it makes for a good rental. Of course the books were WAY better - but that's nothing new is it?
Monday, March 16, 2009
I was in the far left lane, when a Cadillac in the middle lane totally slammed into a Civic that was also in the middle lane. The Cadillac then ricocheted off the Civic and into me.
The good news? No one was hurt. The Civic was totaled and the Cadillac was pretty beat up too. While I was able to drive home from the accident, we currently can't open the back passenger door and there is a really awful sound whenever I turn left. I guess it's drivable- so long as I am willing to drive in circles.
Diamond has never been in so much as a fender-bender, yet I somehow I manage to get in accidents while at a COMPLETE STOP at a red light! Other accidents I've been in:
-I hit a deer (Officially that's considered an act of God. Makes a girl wonder...)
-I hit a power lawnmower that was randomly careening across a six lane road.
-I hit our mailbox (OK, that one was just me being stupid.)
I've spent a ton of time on the phone with insurance companies today and Diamond is currently driving a rental. While it's been a pain, I'm truly grateful we weren't just one lane over (makes me shutter to think -both big boys were in the back of the car.)
The woman driving the Civic called her boyfriend to come and get her. His reaction was the best of all. "MAN! I just WASHED that car!!!"
Friday, March 13, 2009
2 tickets to a Colorado Avalanche game
1 Diamond is going
2 sports fanatic boys that would DIE to go
See the problem? 3 people wanting to go, 2 tickets. What do we do???
I suppose we could make it a date, but it seems like a waste for me (not a sports enthusiast) to use the extra ticket.
Diamond could always invite a friend, but going to an Avs game is such a rare treat - it seems at least one of the boys should be able to go.
The tickets are from work - we can't just buy an extra ticket and still sit together.
They would love the experience equally.
Monday, March 9, 2009
The Caboose loved his special day. While he has loved all of his gifts, one of his favorites has to be these:
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I realize it may sound silly, but that little half inch of green gives me such pleasure! Add to that the amazing weather we've been having (we're on day three of 70'+ temps) and I am so excited for spring!