Saturday, May 20, 2006

Blog Time

I may not be blogging too much anymore. Every once in a while maybe, but I don't know. Today I called and cancelled all my cable services. This means television, internet, and phone. I just don't have the means to keep them at the moment. I will still have access to the internet through the public library and the university I attend, but blogging might not always be on the agenda when I have to use those computers.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Austin's Birthday Present

Austin's Birthday Present
Originally uploaded by Marti515.
8 years ago today you were born. How could I have ever known how much I would love you? Now I know. You are an amazing little boy. Happy Birthday, Boo!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Conversations with a seven year old

A couple of nights ago, Austin wanted to know exactly how a baby grows in a mommy's tummy. Which led to exactly how does it get out of the mommy's tummy. Which inevitably led to how does it get in there in the first place. Then he decided he wanted to know how a breast makes milk. I was pretty proud of myself. I answered all of his questions honestly, age apropriately, and as throughly as I could. Afterwards, he told me, "thanks for talking to me like this Mom. I really like it. If I have more questions will you talk to me like this again." "Absolutely", I told him. So, today he shoots off hard question after hard question. I'm talking questions about religion, philosophy, politics. Geez, I'm worn out. Anyone out there want to take over for awhile?

Monday, May 08, 2006

I don't wanna grow-up!

I don't wanna grow-up!
Originally uploaded by Marti515.
They tell me I'm 35 years old today. NO WAY! I won't grow-up! I won't!

No, I don't have stripped wallpaper. That's Austin's timeline in the background.

Saturday, May 06, 2006


Originally uploaded by Marti515.
One Bachelor's and one Associate's down, one more Bachelor's, a Master's, and a Doctorate to go.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Burn Ban Lifted

The Oklahoma burn ban is finally over. We have not had a good soaking rain since October. OCTOBER! This past week we have had some good soaking rains though. Last night we had a major thunderstorm. And judging by the sound, I could have sworn lightening struck our front trees more than once. They are still standing though, so I guess not. It was a loud night last night, and it lasted ALL night long. I'm glad the burn ban is over. Now we can finally do some grilling outside, and hopefully we will get to do fireworks on the Fourth of July. Believe it or not, the fate of the 4th of July was starting to become a big concern. We aren't completely out of the woods yet. The burn ban could be reinstated at any time. Actually, some western Oklahoma counties still have the burn ban in effect even now. Good luck and many rain dances to them.

Monday, May 01, 2006

I've been tagged!

I'm taking a quick break from studying for my finals to list six weird qualities or habits about myself. This was really hard, because I'm just not that weird. HA HA HA HA! Yeah, right.

1. I can't sleep unless my arms are above my head.

2. I can pop just about every bone in my body, and do quite often. This is probably more annoying than it is weird.

3. I can not stand having my finger nails longer than the tip of my finger. Bugs the crap out of me.

4. I can't just watch television. I HAVE to do be doing something else at the same time.

5. I hate the feel of frosted glass. Just the thought of having to touch frosted glass gives me the heebie jeebies.

6. When someone sings out of tune, it makes my two front teeth hurt. I could never judge American Idol.