Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Many Subjects, One Post

I lent my camera to Steve and I haven't gotten it back yet, but tonight Max let me use his camera so now I can make a post the way I want to. And I have several bits of nothing that I would like to share with the world, or at least the 10 or so of you that read this. Let's get to it then.

1) Lucy On My Fridge In Magnets

That title should be sung to the tune of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", so go ahead and do that right now.
Good job!
So here is the story. At Christmas, my sister sent us a densely packed box full of small yet good gifts, and one of the gifts was a set of 5 "I Love Lucy" magnets. I lined them up along the top of the door to my refrigerator, and for about a month they formed a sort of Lucy Mount Rushmore:

Then one day I noticed that Max had made a modification to one of the Lucys:

That is a drawing of the Arby's hat above Lucy's head. So then every time we walked by the fridge we would say "Lucy's thinking Arby's!", and that was funny for a while. Then last week Max expanded on the theme again:

See what happens to Lucy when she thinks Meth! Let poor Lucy be a lesson to all of us.

2) Grace And Her Toes

Our cat Grace is a scratcher. Her scratching material of choice is wood. More specifically, my furniture. This has become more problematic lately, to the point that Something Needed To Be Done. I toyed with the idea of getting her declawed, but I think that would be a rude and painful shock to a six year old cat. I heard of this spray that could be used to keep her away from the furniture, but that solution really seemed like more of a pain in the butt than anything, because you had to spray everything down regularly. Then I found
these. I ordered them and we put them on Grace with very little trouble. Now, not only can she not scratch the furniture, she has orange toenails!

Grace says Hi and also Up Yours!

3) News You Cannot Live Without

I know you all have been keeping yourself up nights with the burning question, "What has Karla been knitting?". Well, I won't keep you in the dark any longer. I am knitting a purse out of nylon cording. I am about 80% done with one side of it. I think it will be cute when it's done.

I feel so much better now that I have gotten all this stuff off my chest. I really need to get my camera back from Steve.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Somebody Please Help Me

My mind is like a jukebox, there is always a song going, but I rarely have control over which one it is. Right now, I cannot get the song "Havin' My Baby" by Paul Anka to stop playing. I am being tortured! It's to the point where my kids are even singing it! I am in hell! At this point, even "Wildfire" or an Abba song would be a welcome relief. AHHHHHHH!!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

I Swear This Just Happened

My kids got into a fight over which one got to pluck a whisker from my chin!

Leo got the honor.

These boys are going to make great husbands someday.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Moving Forward.

I want to thank everyone for their condolences on the passing of my brother. He was a big guy with a big heart and personality and his passing has left a gaping hole in our family.

That being said...

I found that I can be sad and still have life happen to the point where I want to comment about it. So here we go.

1) I really enjoy getting on the freeway going home after a trip to Fred Meyer. The freeway entrance is basically a hole in the fence and boom, you're on the freeway. It's fun in a car with good pickup.

2) On the way home from Fred Meyer the XM played "Take On Me" by A Ha. The boys and I were at a stoplight singing the falsetto part super loud and we look over and there is a guy in a truck laughing with us not at us I'm sure!

3)Who would buy this pacifier for their baby?

If you know, please don't tell me!

Monday, February 19, 2007


This is all I have to say right now. I will post pictures and stories later. I miss him terribly.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

An Undignified Dinner, Etc.

Today I took the boys with me to do some shopping, and one of the places we stopped at was Cassano's Import Foods. They make the best meatballs ever, so we picked some up, along with some marinara, bread, and a pack of pasta we had never tried before called pastichio. It is a Greek pasta usually used in the dish of the same name, which is kind of a lasagna-type dish. They are essentially hollow pasta straws. We liked the shape of them and thought we would just cook them and serve them on a plate with the sauce and meatballs.


We get our plates made and the first thing Max says is that the pastichio looks like slingshot rubber bands. This should have been our first clue, but no. We start eating, and quickly realize that getting this pasta into your mouth is quite a production, and a messy one at that. Did you know that you cannot suck a noodle into your mouth if it's hollow like a straw? We do now! That was the noisiest meal we ever ate. Finally, it became too much work to herd these noodles onto the forks, let alone into our mouths, so we just gave up and ate the wonderful meatballs and sauce on the delicious garlic bread I made. We should have done that all along! I hope I can get the pasta sauce stains off of our clothes, there are quite a few.

Max took a picture of his dinner plate with the camera on his new cell phone. We went to the
North Town Mall last night so I could get a pair of shoes and we came out with new cell phones and no shoes. But the good news is that we all have cameras on our cellphones now, which is a new thing for all of us. Max has this high tech phone, and he took a picture at the dinner table and beamed it to the internet on the spot. From his phone. I do not understand how wireless stuff like that works, it is totally beyond my comprehension. I think that someday we will be able to beam people around just like on Star Trek. Anyway, here is the picture, I think it is pretty good quality for being taken with a cell phone.

The fork looks small compared to the big pasta and meatballs. So the next time we go to Cassano's, we are getting a different shape of pasta for sure, hopefully less messy but just as much fun.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Why I have been quiet, expect more of the same.

It has been a bit of a rough week for me. Not nearly as rough as it has been on my brother. He has been in the hospital for a while now, and the whole situation has really brought me down this week. It has been all I could do to get through work and home stuff. I am totally emotionally drained.

But today I was cheered up a bit by the following things.

1) Did you know that The Best of Soul Train comes on Saturdays here at 11:00 just like it did when I was a teenager? It is so great! I had to

2) call my best friend Tami and tell her about it, which turned into a 2 hour hen party, and it was just what I needed to help me feel better for a while.

3) Plus, now I am going to crochet some more on my hat, which is only going to fit me if I am a Conehead, but that's ok, I will still be able to zone out a bit.

So that is why I haven't felt like posting much, and why you may not hear much from me for a while until we all feel better.

PS Tzami if you are reading this you MUST click on the Soul Train link girlfriend.