Saturday, January 1, 2011

on to the next

2010 sucked in a lot of ways, but no one comes here to read my complaints, so i won't tell you about the bad stuff. however, i discovered blogging this year, so that's been a definite positive. i've found an outlet for the swirling vortex of thoughts in my head and i've found some people who i've never met IRL, but who i like an awful lot. i get all happy when i get comments or emails from those of you lurking out there in the blogosphere. it's a community that adds quality to my life even if it's not in a tangible way. thank you all for that! i really like you.

this week my parents were here for a few days & yesterday it was 65 outside, so we got to go to a park for some exercise & fresh air. the weather here has been nutty. here's a picture from christmas day.


and here are a couple from yesterday.


 
there's a game my family plays with scrabble tiles where everyone works with no board & you just try to form words out of a few letters at a time. my mom almost always wins, but i keep playing with her because it makes her feel good about herself. (or because i'm pretty sure that one of these days she'll slow down mentally & i'll have a chance to win for a change.) last night we introduced brooke to the game for the first time since she's old enough to spell some words on her own now & we relaxed the rules for her so that it would be fun instead of being like a spelling test with time pressure. she really liked it a lot & was squealing with laughter at the combinations of strange words we'd written. at one point she wrote "lol" for her word & shortly after that she spelled "tit." my mom clicked her tongue in disapproval & i leaned into brooke's ear & said, "do you know that tit is actually a rude way to say boob?" and she nodded vigorously & replied, "oh yes, that's what i intended!"

and so the new year begins.

21 comments:

  1. LOL........Love it! Sounds fun!
    Happy New Year!

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  2. LOL! I love Brooke! She is just too funny!
    Happy New Year!

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  3. Happy New Year to you, Sherilee! and it sounds like the acorn didn't fall far from the tree!

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  4. Wow woman! Look at you go with all the new freaking followers!! Wooo whooooooo! I knew that your fantastic blog just couldn't be kept a secret any longer!!!!!!

    Happy New Years to you Sherilin chickie pooh!

    All the best for 2011

    Cheers
    Tracy

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  5. tracy, i had a burst of followers last week. it was pretty exciting to get about 15 in a week after sometimes going for months with no new ones. i think it's because so many people were off work & tired of hanging out with family, so they were looking for new things to read. and maybe some of us a blogoholics...

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  6. http://www.realmomreviews.net
    Following your blog! Please follow back!
    If you could follow me on Facebook, that would be awesome too!!
    http://www.facebook.com/RealMomReviews
    Thanks for your time!
    Skye

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  7. LOL! Clever Girl! My son loves it when we play Scrabble to.

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  8. I was one of the many 'trickles' that led to your 'burst' of followers.

    Nice snaps.

    One day I'll get around to posting some of my own. I always mean to but hardly ever do it.

    I have never won a game of scrabble in my life, so your game idea is quite interesting. Might even give it a try ... if I can find the ol' scrabble box.

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  9. Following from Say Hi Sunday:) Love your blog and I hope to see you around ThreeBoys sometime soon.
    Happy New Year:)
    s

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  10. "tit is a rude way to say boob". Now that is hilarious. Do you realise what you said there? You didn't say "tit is a rude way to say breast". Am I the only one who's laughing at this? AM I A NERD??? That reminds me of when my son said "Ella just kicked me in the PENIS!" and my dad's jaw dropped and he said to ME; "we taught you better than that," and I laughed, because I guess he would have preferred the more correct term "dinky," or "weiner."

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  11. Hello, Howdy Hi!! :o) I found you and your blog via Say Hi Sunday and decided to follow you. I would love for you to follow me too. I enjoy meeting new friends and reading all the great blogs in bloggy world.
    http://traci66.blogspot.com/2011/01/say-hi-sunday-blog-hop.html

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  12. karen, i thought the same thing as i wrote it and i actually typed "breast" first, but then i went back & changed it to "boob" because that's what i actually said & i realized that it was funnier since i was also tacky. sigh. she comes by her rude mouth from me, i'm afraid.

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  13. yeah, I hear ya--after all, who did my son learn (and immediately love) the word "shite" from...

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  14. This is too funny. I am sorry alot of bad things happened to you in 2010, sending good thoughts your way for a better 2011:-)

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  15. Oh the funny things kids say! Found you via blog hop. I feel the exact same way about making connections with others "out there" in bloggyland.

    I would appreciate a followback and some comment love.

    Happy New Year!

    Liz @ lil-LIZ-bits

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  16. That was great! Tit!! Happy New Year!

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  17. hahah awesome! happy new year to you!

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  18. The snow pic is SO adorable! Love it!

    Just stopping by from the Say Hi Sunday Blog Hop. I'd love it if you'd come vist and follow me too at my new giveaway blog, Swagtastic Mama!

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  19. I agree...what a bunch of wonderful awesome friends I've gained through the blogging world. whooppee

    and ya know what.....once upon a time when my kids were young and my sisters kids were young...we were all sitting around MY mom's table and she said lets play the dirty word alphabet game.
    Hys.Ter.I. Cal.
    so I think tit is just fine!!!!

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don't let me be the only one doing the talking around here. spill your guts!