Friday, February 15, 2008

Lots of tidbits...

So much to say!

First, I was in serious Panic Mode all day today, for when I went to turn on my trusty old 'puter I got... blank screen. AAAaahhh!!!! I freaked, to put it bluntly. So, all day long I was stressing about the information that isn't backed up (how DO you back stuff up, anyway?) and the files we would lose (thousands of pictures!). Patrick came home with Subway for dinner (Justin's birthday dinner!), sat at the computer for 30 seconds and figured out the problem.

The problem? I have a 2 year old who likes to play with the contrast button.
At least it didn't cost us a dime....
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Second, what a thrill to come back after being deprived of my internet (preeeshuuuussssss) and saw 39 comments telling me how gorgeous and wonderful I am.
Well.
I am humbled and thankful for the compliments, truly. My hope is that someone else will be inspired to grow their hair just a bit longer next time before getting that new hairdo...
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Third, my baby is 9! Holy Shit. Time, she is slipping away.... He brought the homemade cookies that I made yesterday (long story, lots of problems including baaaaarely enough butter). I bagged and tagged and stapled 26 cookies last night.

Aaaannnddd, he came home with 26 cookies. Yeaaahhh... they aren't allowed to bring bagged cookies in, after all. Sigh... I understand, I do, but I was misinformed by a certain boy of about 54" that he could bring in cookies as long as they were sent home in baggies. So, we now have WAY too many tasty chocolate chip cookies in the house...

Meeting Justin...

I spent a good 45 minutes today drifting down memory lane as I looked at the photos from 9 years ago. He was so tiny, so vulnerable... Now? Now he's nearly as tall as I am, strong, brilliant, and loving. I am so blessed to have him for my son.


Yes, he is in a baseball glove...

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And lastly, but most definitely not least, I am deeply saddened by the tragic shootings at NIU yesterday... My heart to the families that are affected... Living in Chicagoland, NIU is a close school. My sister attended it, we have family that works there... It is dumbfounding to me that there are SO many people that are capable of this kind of violence.

No words to truly convey my sympathies and grief...

AGAIN with the poor spacing problems, Blogger? Oy....

13 comments:

Melissa said...

Those pictures of your baby are awesome! Love the one of him in the mitt :)

Hannah said...

Happy Birthday to Justin! Bummer about the cookies though!

Kami said...

Happy Birthday to your "baby"! What fun to go down memory lane.

The cookies will get eaten, I am confident on that!

:-)

Sheryl said...

Isn't it great when your husband can come in and in 30 seconds fix a problem you've been having all day?!? Happy Birthday to Justin!

the dragonfly said...

What lovely pictures. It's amazing how fast kids grow up! My little one is only eight months old and already it feels like time is flying by...

Michelle said...

Glad to hear it was just a contrast problem w/the computer!

Happy 9th birthday to Justin!

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Tonya said...

Happy Birthday to Justin! I love looking at old pictures of the kids as babies :) Glad the computer is ok as well.

Beck said...

aw. It's so shocking how they go from being such a tiny little thing to these big PEOPLE, isn't it?

Alex Elliot said...

Happy birthday to your son! That's funny about the contrast button!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

That's too funny about the contrast button! (not funny at the time, I'm sure, at least it's not broken!)

Happy Birthday to Justin! The pictures are so cute, especially the baseball mitt! (great idea!)

Have a great weekend and eat a chocolate chip for me!

Lizzy

Tracey said...

Ok, people, please do not pretend to know me and then send a link. I will not click on it, so don't waste your time. Also, don't make me put up the spam protection thingy again. I hate typing in those letters!

Kristi said...

Awww, I love that picture of your little (not so little anymore?) boy. Happy birthday to Justin!

And those cookies are totally something I would have done too.

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