First, welcome to Jess who lives in the Los Angeles area, has an adorable son, and writes a blog called sweetest boy. We ran across each other on Blogging Baby commenting on Mommy Blogs.
Also welcome to megz mum from Queensland, Australia, near the Great Barrier Reef. I know that because I looked it up.
And to Tom, the father-in-law of another blogging friend. Tom's stories of life on the farm with the cows and chickens remind me of mine. I'll try for the link at some point. Blogger is being stubborn and I don't want to exit one too many times and lose this post, such as it is.
I'm pretty sure I covered Eden and Caitlin earlier.
I think we were defending the mommies who blog. I said I was an honorary mommy blogger of sorts and I guess that's true. I never thought of it that way before. I think of this more as an international coffee-klatch. I don't understand the attack on the mommies though. Why should it be anyone's business but theirs what they choose to write about. You dislike a blog, don't go there. It isn't necessary to insult the bloggers.
I've been up since 6:30 a.m. for no good reason, it's dreary here, and this day has gone on forever. We didn't even try for church. All of us had the blahs. Even the cats were dragging around.
Elcie is over whatever it was, Rochelle's eyes seem to be okay, but Rebecca's were itching a little so I'll take a look in the morning. Couldn't see any redness tonight. I may send her to bed with eyedrops just in case.
Brokeback Mountain won best director; Crash (which I haven't seen) won best picture. One out of two isn't bad and Crash received excellent reviews so I can live with it.
I'm just checking in - kind of a nothing day around here. Fixed spaghetti and garlic bread for dinner, did more laundry of course, surfed around some, and watched my first Giants game of the year (pre-season). Maybe that's why I'm depressed. I was sitting here watching some of my favorite players (who are now playing for the Cubs). They snatched our manager a few years ago as well although I'm fond of Felipe Alou, our manager now.
I'm old enough to remember when all three Alou brothers, Felipe, Matteo, and Jesus played for the Giants at the same time. He started in 1958 and his younger brothers in 1959, about the time the Giants left New York for San Francisco, much to my disgust. I was a Brooklyn fan (they went to L.A.) but I finally got over it. The Alous may have made up the only outfield comprised of brothers. There were three DiMaggios but they played for different teams and one of them, Vince, didn't play for long. Felipe's son, Moses, plays for us now.
Got wrapped up in ancient history and forgot to mention we lost.
Girls are on their way to bed and I'm joining them shortly. Maybe tomorrow I'll be a little more inspired.
They were crabby today too. Must be something in the air. They were squabbling over the t.v. which caused the t.v. to turn off. I started to turn it back on after an hour and Elcie started the argument again so it went back off again. That time she knew enough to cut her losses.
On the What City Are You? Most of us so far are Austin and one commenter said no matter how she answered the questions, she still turned up as Austin. Very strange when we can't even cheat our way into the city of our choice. We have a couple of Bostons, a New York, and at least one Miami. Thanks for playing along, it's fun. One more Austin, Norene just popped up at the bottom of the screen. Hi Norene if you check back in.
As I looked through the comments surrounding the flag, we're a well traveled group as well. I'm sorry I didn't have a Canadian map up; there must be one out there somewhere. My answer would be easy - Ontario. That's it - just Ontario. I lived in both Buffalo and Detroit when I was much younger. Maybe 3 years total for the two cities. My two oldest were born in Buffalo.
Next week will be Elcie's birthday. Thirteen. Much taller than me now.
I'm rambling which means it's time to shut it down for the night.
Talk to you later.
Pleasant dreams to all unless you're not supposed to be sleeping right now.