Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Well, I have just had quite the scare from my serene young cat-dog this week! I noticed she was looking a little green around the gills yesterday morning as she robotically walked right by the scene of me giving her sister a treat, and barely managed to give us a slight courtesy glance. This is highly unusual behavior for a Boss Hogg type of dog like Tulip. Nothing goes down between Tiki (our well mannered pomeranian) and a human that Tulip doesn't try to intervene somehow-usually with her midsection poised atop Tiki's head if at all possible.
a bedtime poem
I Laid Down With My Chihuahua
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Yes, it's official I'm still a huge chicken. My hilarious friend Trish uberkindly described the experience I'm referring to here.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Pumpkins + Sword = Fun
p.s. He made the music too. :D
LOVE YOU SWEETHEART!!! XOXOXO
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Here, Beck'sboy and Ratchet are scaring me with their boy antics. And of course Dandy below that, just living the dream. He is never more content than when at Red Rock. :)
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I don't know who you're voting for ( I'll not be voting for this particular candidate though I imagine you care not to hear political stances from moi) but, either way this video is a crackup!
I think I'm meant to be a drone.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I saw this personality test on Sarahcool's blog and thought I'd give it a shot. It's pretty accurate except for the part that says something about me being a daredevil. That may have been true in the early days, but anymore, I won't chew gum while walking briskly because I'm afraid I might choke on it. I'm not exactly risk-ay in that way. ;) I posted my whole descriptive here so you can see how thorough it gets, but don't feel like you have to read it in its entirety(unless you simply MUST study up on the Shan before our next get together). I just thought you'd like to see what you get for your test taking troubles. Please come back and let me know if you took this yourself because I want to know what kinda crazy's I'm dealing with that read my blog. Barhar. Click on this Personality DNA and see what you get!
P.S. I'm stuck in a non-capping font in case you were wondering.
you are a faithful curator.
you are a curator
You are straightforward and real, down-to-earth, and have a healthy respect for order and stability. These attributes, complemented by your desire to be surrounded by things of beauty, make you a CURATOR.
You don't feel the need to try everything new that comes along – you know what you like and what you want.
You are a no-nonsense person, not someone who falls for pretensions.
Being strongly grounded in the here-and-now, you are practical and realistic about yourself and your life.
You find comfort and calmness in your habits and routines.
Although others might not know this about you, you strongly appreciate aesthetic qualities, noticing whether something is well-designed and stylish.
You have a refined sense of taste, and you want your environments to reflect your preferred style.
There are times when you feel insecure and vulnerable, even though you know deep down that you are a good person.
You aren't narcissistic – you allow yourself to be realistic about your positive and negative qualities.
You're not one to force your positions on a group, and you tend to be fair in evaluating different options.
You're not afraid to let your emotions guide you, and you're generally considerate of others' feelings as well.
Your sense of adventure is supreme - you're up for anything, anytime. Making plans in advance isn't necessary for you: you'd rather figure things out on the go.
You have a strong sense of style and value your personal presentation - friends may even seek your style advice from time to time.
You tend to believe that things happen for a reason, and that not everything is under our control.
If you want to be different:
It wouldn't hurt to indulge your imagination and creativity sometimes. These are skills like any other, and develop with practice, so try to carve out some time for them in your life.
Try to quiet your inner feelings of doubt – you will be more successful if you can overcome these worries and focus on your many strengths, such as your responsible and honest nature.
how you relate to others
you are faithful
Your trust in others, respect for tradition, and caring nature make you FAITHFUL.
Maintaining a few intimate relationships is more important to you than knowing a lot of people, and you share a lot with your close friends.
Those who have managed to get close to you value your camaraderie, and they know that they can trust you with anything; you're a good listener.
While you can usually see several sides of an argument, you often have a strong opinion as to which side is correct—the order of things is usually clear to you.
Your perspective on the world is based on careful observation, and you know a lot about how people feel in—and react to—many situations.
Your exploration of others' feelings has led you to believe that although people generally act appropriately, having clear social rules is very important to a functional society.
Time alone for reflection is important to you—you are introspective and aware of your own feelings.
Faithful is as faithful does—you expect those with whom you are close to be loyal to you, and you take betrayal of your trust very seriously.
If you want to be different:
Some of the alternate perspectives that you understand may have more value than you give them credit for—keep in mind that right and wrong aren't always so clear-cut.
While you are able to reap the benefits of your time alone, and may see interacting with a lot of people as more tiring than exciting, remember that there is a lot to be learned from experiencing things and not just reflecting on them.
Friday, September 26, 2008
I did (and still do) have a sickie little Dandy going on three days. It started with a fever. On the second day he added a stomach ache. And today, just when we heard his sweet little chirpy voice upstairs playing and thought he was fine, he upped and chucked! Yes, BUT you couldn't find a more pleasant fellow these sick days. With a little ibuprofen on board, we've had all kinds of casual fun together playing games, solving puzzles, reading books, and even doing some workbook pages out of a kindergarten book I have. He's been patient, conversant, and other than the occasional discomfort mentioned, quite happy.
I don't get it. But then, he always surprises me so why am I confused. I feel like school is maturing him but drawing and quartering him at the same time. He acts like he likes it, but is showing so many fight or flight symptoms with the teachers. It's like an unconscious part of him is rebelling with all it's power. And THAT part seems to be winning.
Oh dear, it is so difficult to know what's best for him. To keep him home and lose all of his special services feels irresponsible. But seeing him disrupt his school and spend so much time misbehaving that he's barely getting his work done seems counterproductive if not harmful to his psyche. Raspberries, I've gone on about that enough for now.
In other news, Ratchet boy and his cousin (a year younger) were both bestowed awards of citizenship at school today so that was exciting. I'm so proud of what nice young dudes they are becoming.
And finally, Jamey, myself, and a few others are helping our children's ministry leader start up a new bi-monthly activity called "Family Fun Nights". This is going to be for couples with youngish children to get together and play games, mini golf, watch movies,. do some bible focused activities and basically spend time with one another.
Last night was our first event so we kicked it off with food and a photo treasure hunt in the park. I say "we" because I meant to be there but instead made food and sent it with Jamey (due to previously mentioned sick kid). Jamey and Ratchet went to represent team "C-berg" and I guess the evening was a grand success. I, of little faith, expected Jamey and Jonathan (our kid's minister) to be standing around taking pictures of each other while the park strays ate the hot dogs and various sides turning their noses up at my fancy salad.
But, apparently when it comes to entertaining families if you build it, they will in fact come, especially when you've advertised with a swanky video promising food. What video you ask? Well, I just happen to have it here on Vimeo for your viewing pleasure. Jamey made it with his clever media skillz so I thought I'd show it off now that it's time has come and gone. If he makes them for the other events, I'll post them before hand to let you know what's coming.
Family Fun Nights - retro promo video from Jamey Clayberg on Vimeo.
Wasn't that cute? Squeak! So, if your a local yocal, please feel free to bring the brood out to our next family event. It's good clean fun and it all comes with pricing straight out of the 50's (but without any of the high maintenance hairdo's required)!
** "Family Fun Nights are not exactly every other Thursday night especially when holidays and or shopping and party seasons infringe and trump newly formed but not trademarked "Family Fun Nights". It is also possible to have ones own fun on Thursday nights and call it family night but not include the town in your "special" event. "F.F.N" are supposed to be fun but if on a certain evening we have chosen to play dodge ball and make ice cream sundaes, and THIS DOES NOT SOUND LIKE YOUR KIND OF FUN, please do not hold the founding members of "F.F.N" responsible for your overall happiness. We do not replace or claim to be anti-depressants of the medical sort, but merely are doing our own take on "fun" at an attempt to please a widely varying crowd.