Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Prequel

A Vampiress, a train conductor, a chicken, a prom queen and Rand. You will find them all at our house on Halloween. More to come...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Legalize It!

Okay, I know I am going to get people angry with me on this one, but I'm always up for a good debate. Bring it.

I saw this article online:

Let me start by saying I don't use marijuana and I'm not planning on doing so in the future. However, I have seen firsthand the adverse effects prescription pain medication cause and how little they can do for pain. They are addictive, cause horrible side effects, and lead to many deaths each year. Marijuana has proven benefits without these things. So I have never understood why we spent resources going after people distributing medical marijuana to people who are benefiting from it. I think more states need to start using it for medical purposes and I think this is a step in the right direction.

What do you think?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Rachel, you are talking to yourself."
"I know."
"You should stop."
"I know."

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Maura finally finished her Reflections contest entry and I wanted to showcase her masterpiece. She is such a perfectionist when it comes to her art...and this was no exception. I'm kind of relieved she didn't draw coffins and dead people, you never know with this girl and her crazy imagination. But she drew a lovely arrangement of all things happy. Although those large bees look like they are ready to attack. She titled it "Amazing Day." Good job Maura!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

why do birds suddenly appear?

Every time




I know it seems like I share a lot of embarrassing moments with you. But the sad truth is that I withhold a lot of information for fear of sounding (if possible) even crazier than I really am. So I have a story for you that I was going to keep to myself. I told Rand and his reaction alone confirmed that this was probably something I should keep to myself. But on further contemplation (and for the sake entertaining my readers) I decided it was funnier than it was embarrassing. And so here you go. This is your reward for enduring my craziness via this blog. You deserve it.

I have sleep issues. I have insomnia, night terrors (thought only kids got those, but I am lucky), sleepwalking, sleep–talking, sleep-cleaning, sleep-just-get-up-and-move-randomly-about-the-house. But A few nights ago I had a new sleep experience. I woke up from a strange dream. It was strange because it seemed so normal, and I am not known for your basic run-of-the-mill dreams. End of the world, yes. Demon children in forests, yes. Serial killers chasing me, yes. And my favorite, me and Emily going off the cliff to our untimely deaths (I just like to mention this because it REALLY upsets her when I talk about it). So anyway, my dream was of me buying songs on iTunes. So I woke up and thought “what a boring dream.” And didn’t think anything more of it. Then I got an email from iTunes. It was a receipt for 3 songs. It wasn’t a dream, I got on iTunes, logged in, searched through songs, bought three of them and entered in my credit card information. How scary is that? So you want to know what my subconscious mind wants to listen to? The Airborne Toxic Event, Metric (never heard of them), and the Carpenters.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's Like This And Like That

I've haven't blogged in awhile and thought it was time. Just some brief updates and random thoughts...

  1. I need a vacation. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
  2. Max is the fattest cutest thing ever. Collin has been calling him "Chubby Lubby" and it kind of stuck. Although he is beyond chubby. He is just plain fat.
  3. Maura is intensely into her "art" lately. She is doing a picture for Reflections. I would post it but she hasn't perfected it yet.
  4. Collin tells me every day "I love you more than anybody" and it melts my heart. He tells Rand the same thing which means he is lying to someone...I refuse to believe it's me.
  5. I'm reading the new Dan Brown book and I HATE it but I have to finish it. Has anyone else read it? I'm the only one who thinks it is just a very long excuse for him to prove how much he knows about symbols and secret societies? Someone please give me some good books to read.
  6. I love Halloween. It is creepy and scary and nobody understands why we celebrate it. Halloween and I have a lot in common.