Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bullet Rambles

  • A new family arrived HOME last night from China! Mouse-Town never to be the same :)
  • We have another visit to be scheduled with our SW... The paperwork never ends.
  • It is tons harder playing a guitar standing than sitting when you're just learning.
  • The shrimp will soon be "running" in the river. Boats will be everywhere with people casting nets to fill their 5 gallon bucket. DS included.
  • We're getting closer to our referral day. What have we forgotten???
  • The blue crab are molting.
  • We bought a Summer Day/Night video monitor off of Craig's List. The couple I bought it from says it works great. They don't need it. Their little one sleeps with them!
  • I really don't want to think about having to replace the Honda soon.
  • If Forever Day for Alyzabeth is in September, it will mean I've held all three kids for the first time in the month of September.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals need a starting pitcher for the pennant chase.
  • I am not handy around the house. It took Aly years to come to terms with this. Yesterday I hung a curtain rod. You would have thought I brought peace to the Middle East.
  • I notice more and more people NOT filling their gas tanks. Me included.
  • If we ever replace our laptop, I'm thinking about making the switch to a Mac.
  • Come to think of it, I've stopped topping off the gas tank on the boat.
  • We need to post a picture of the finished Lemoncello. It tastes fantastic in a Champagne Sparkler!
  • This is the worst year we've ever had for fleas. Everyone is complaining.
  • I miss the drive to work and back with Aly. More accurately, I miss the time with Aly.
  • I don't miss work. None of it. Zero. Nada. Closing my eyes and humming loudly.
  • I need to post the Southwestern Egg Roll recipe. It should be called Southwestern Burrito recipe. It is one of DD favorites. And Aly's. Next week. I promise Donna.
  • I've increased my term life insurance. I plan to bump it up even more. I also plan to be very, very nice to my wife...
  • We're expecting a referral in the toddler age range. Somewhere between 2-4 years old.
  • When Aly retires. We plan to spend our summers in Maine, coupled with 2-3 weeks in Europe. We will not be spending the summers in Florida.
  • I hate going to the grocery store. That's a lie. I hate going through the check out lane and seeing how much I have to pay for so LITTLE!
  • We're making the switch more and more to organic. Something about hormones and Alyzabeth. Speaking of expensive... The organics!
  • Flip flipped out the other day and quit working. Totally dead. Sent an email to FLIP's parents. Flip is working again. Who knew it had a reset button where the tripod screws in!
  • We're figuring airline ticket prices to China should be falling when its our time to buy. Yeah, right. And my weight is the same as when I graduated from High School.
  • Contributions to our church are down. The economy is hurting a lot of folks.
  • The Jaguars will defeat the Colts this year. And lose.
  • I burned a candle for my mom a couple of days ago. No reason. Just miss her. I lit one for Aly's dad as well.
  • It's not too early to start thinking about Christmas.
  • Aly and I are facilitating back to back Set Your House In Order classes. She has promised we are taking a break after these.
  • My tomato plants have stopped setting fruit. Too hot.
  • Salty Dog gets a haircut Friday. M&M is mat free.
  • Democrats and Republicans need to chill. Every idea the other has is NOT always bad. Stop fighting for your party and start working for our country.
  • I've rambled enough.
  • According to Aly. 15 days until Referrals. I wonder if we've been matched?


Truly Blessed said...


LOVED your post -- not sure why, as almost everyone does bullets at some point or another -- maybe it's because your bullets were short and succinct and too the point (and completely NOT REDUNDANT, like me!).

Checking RQ's site every day for hints of Lizzy's arrival -- I just cannot wait!

Happy summer (sorry about those fleas!)

Vivian M said...

Ramble on dear, you do it very well! And I agree with you too, except for maybe the one that says you rambled enough. I think we should hand you a microphone and let you go to town!

redmaryjanes said...

Thank you for sharing all of the things that are on your mind. This is a very exciting time. Your life is about to change forever and your heart is about to grow : )

Kelly And Allison said...

Come on. Ramble away. I love everything you said especially summer in Maine. It is so nice and beautiful here. Yes. 2-3 weeks in Europe, that's my plan also when kids getting older and can appreciate more of different culture. Hope you receive the news soon. Praying for you. When I go to Beijing next week, I plan to go visit CCAA. I will see if I can steal your papers and put them on the front of the line if you are not there already.

Enjoy your post.


a Tonggu Momma said...

It's nice to see inside your brain for a moment. And - if you haven't been matched - you will be SOON!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I can not imagine what is going through your heads... this is the most exciting time.. Happy 15 days and counting..
Come on Lizzy..
Have a Great Week...

Nina, David & Ariel said...

Definitely switch to a Mac. I am a convert from PC world and now we have three Macs in the house. I will never buy another computer other than from Apple!!

Now, come on, referrals!!!

Lili said...

do y'all have some ADHD going on or what??!? What ever do you have to be nervous, stressed, excited, or hyper about?? hummmm...

OH MY #6 said...

It is definitely NOT too early to start thinking about Christmas. Yours is going to be so much fun.


Joannah said...

I loved your ramblings! I really like your retirement plans. Maine, Europe, Florida? Not a bad way to live.


Lisa and Tate said...

Love your bullets!! It is so exciting just to think you might be matched right now AND see Alyzabeth's face so very soon!!!!


kris said...

I want a Flip so badly, PLEASE come hang my girl's curtains, and oh my god we are getting SO close that I swear I cannot even STAND.IT. SO excited to see your girl (who, oh my god again, maybe you HAVE been matched with already!!)

kris said...

ps.... typing very happily from my Mac :)

Liene said...

We'll never use anything but a Mac again. No way!

Jaguars, smaguars...the Colts Rule!!!

Mmm...Lemoncello. Never tried it in Champagne though.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You have a lot going through that mind of yours....loved the bullets!

Cannot wait to see the Lemoncello post...I think Aly told me it is homemade....I love lemoncello!

You are half way there.....approaching your final lap!!!!


OziMum said...

I thought you were trying to sneak ahead, with the #9 car in there!!!

You cracked me up with your "curtain rod" comment!!! Too funny! My hubs is quite handy, but not often around (coz he's working... not playing around!) hence the reason, I have single handedly painted our house, built our kitchen - I've even tried my hand at a bit of carpentary... which I don't think I should attempt again!!

Why do you need to sell the Honda? Unless it has 2 seats? Or unless its a motorbike!!!

Donna and Joe said...

Love the bullet post and YES I have a feeling that you have been matched and there is a beautiful little one named Alyzabeth just waiting to meet her mommy and daddy!

How did you know that I was still patiently waiting for the Southwest Eggroll recipe?? Was it my gently reminders?? ;)

Donna :)

Catherine said...

What a wonderful lists! Must admit to normally not making it to the end of a longish bullet post but this was wonderful!

Laughed right out loud when you mentioned increaing your life insurance...and then being nice to Aly. :o)

SO COOL to think that your file might have a picture of Alyzabeth An stapled in it RIGHT NOW!! Bring on those referrals! Mamma and Daddy are a waitin'!

See you soon friends...just days after your referral...WAHOO!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Thank you for the piece of material and the Good Wish note...
Have a Great Evening..

Don and Be said...

It's near 1 AM and our bodies are trying to figure out what time it is. Does anybody really know what time it is? Did you know that Chicago was in the recording studio 'till about 4 AM one night/morning and someone asked "What time is it?". One of the band members answered "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and another answered "25 or 6 to 4"..... and 2 Number 1 hits were born for the group. The above ramblings are the result of jet lag from the trip back from China. Future travelers beware ..... this could happen to you. OK - let's get back on track. Joanna Mei is sleeping soundly and I should be posting some pics to our blog except the camera battery went dead (forgot to recharge it)and can't download, so I end up on Ford and Aly's blog and gotta say ... we are honored to be the subject of the first posted ramble. Grand talking with you today .... JM is settling in well ... she will have a routine shortly, so perhaps she'll have some idea of normalcy in her life soon .... once she's over the jet lag.
Love U 2,
Don & Be

KHM said...

That last bullet took my breath away.

Oh My.