Archives for May 2006
Will someone PLEASE take Doodlebops off the air?
Ack, dialidol has Chris at the BOTTOM of last night. I got in 349 votes for him and tried to call from our second line but never got through. I thought that was good. But maybe not. And dialidol had an issue with getting numbers mixed up possibly from last week so ugh. Maybe wrong votes went to wrong people. Thoughts for last night:
Taylor: I was REALLY scared last night would be cheesy when I saw the song Jailhouse Rock. But Taylor was REALLY good. I didn’t think it was karoke-ish. His second song ended way too soon. It was so good I wanted him to sing more!
Chris: Ahhh. The guy is hot. I enjoyed that first song better than the second. He sounded great on both but I think if he would have just smiled at least on the second one instead of doing the whole staring flirting thing, it would have been more appropriate for the song. And the last note of the second was a little…off. So although I enjoyed both immensely, it just didn’t seem to have much personality and spunk as Taylor’s performances.
Katharine: They were both awful. She must go home.
Elliott: He came out fighting and he did a GREAT job. I’ll be disappointed if he goes tonight.
MJ’s blog posted AI song spoilers
Elliott Yamin: “Trouble” and “If I Can Dream”
Chris Daughtry: “A Little Less Conversation” and “Suspicious Minds”
Taylor Hicks: “In the Ghetto” and “Jailhouse Rock”
Katherine McPhee: “Hound Dog/All Shook Up” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love”
VERY excited about Chris doing Suspicious Minds. I wanted someone to do that! A little concerned about Jailhouse Rock and Hound Dog and their possible cheese factor. Taylor can probably pull it off but not sure about Kat.
So Scott and I went to church last night while MIL watched the kids. There was a group Hope’s Call there to sing. They also presented Companion International which helps poor kids around the world. We ended up sponsoring one. He is a year older than Emma and we are calling him Alex although his name is four names long, two of which I can not pronounce. His first is Ariel although that might be confusing given the whole Disney Princess Ariel. His second name is Alexander and since Alex reminds me of Lexi, we just decided on Alex. Emma drew him like 4 pictures last night and I wrote a letter to him. We haven’t even gotten his address yet but I’m truly excited about it. It is like the girls’ big brother. So, if we get any updates, I’ll have to tell you about them.
Emma is off to school this morning. Scott had a meeting at the church. I am still in my robe. I could have slept until 9 or 9:30 easy this morning. I went to bed with a headache and nauseous last night. No, I’m not preggo.
So Desperate Housewives was INSANO last night. I’m not sure if Desperate is quite the word for all the junk that happened last night. It does make for some good drama to watch though.
And Grey’s Anatomy!! Ah, I love that show. So Derek is assuming a little too much about Meredith and although his assumptions about how many men she has slept with is correct, it seemed a little unfair seeing that she HADN’T slept with McVet. And is it just me or am I the only one surprised that they HADN’T slept together. OK, so maybe Derek had a right to assume that. Anyway, so I guess since next week starts the season finale they are leaving the Mer-Der thing “over with” for the season. Which didn’t they sort of do that last season finale when the wife-y showed up? Poor Izzie. Poor Denny. I don’t see good things happening for them at the season finale. I’m pretty sure he gets his heart but I can’t imagine he would make a full recovery by season finale end. So, he either dies or we don’t really get to see them together. Alex was awesome last night. I’m starting to like him more. I really liked Cristina “cheery”. She was much more pleasant to be around and I always like her dancing. But Burke seemed to take the whole falling asleep thing pretty hard. It must be that everything is coming to a head with him and putting up with her because he seemed pretty upset for just that.
What else is coming up? I’ve got bible study tonight, an orthodontist appt tomorrow to get my mold for the bottom retainer and probably will go into work on Thursday. I think that’s about it for the highlights of my week. Hopefully the gym will fit in there several times.
Lately I have been starting to get, I don’t know, panicky, about Emma becoming 4 this year. It’s still over 6 months away but 4 just isn’t a baby anymore. It isn’t even a toddler and it’s almost not even a preschooler! And she stays so busy during the week, I’m feeling lately like I barely get to see her. Sunday we are at church. Which means we leave at 9:30 and I don’t usually pick her up from her class until 12:30. At that point, we normally rush off to lunch and if we are going with his parents, she wants to ride in their van. Then after lunch she normally spends the afternoon at one of our parents. Usually my mom because she watches the kids for me for choir practice if Scott is working. Anyway, so then it’s back to church in the evening. Monday morning is school and I’m working in the afternoon. Tuesday I do get her all day. Wednesday morning is school and then MIL comes and gets her. Thursday I get her. Friday Mom gets her and ususally Lexi too. Friday night she stays with MIL and then she usually keeps her until Saturday at dinner time. Then the cycle starts all over. That means I only get her on Tuesdays and Thursdays (when I’m working) and whatever craziness we do in the evenings during the week. That means we don’t really get any good one on one time. So I’m starting to feel really protective over where she goes and for how long. I haven’t stopped her from going anywhere yet. But I was happy she stayed home this Friday. And Lexi I think has the croup again and the 3 of us stayed home from church this morning since Scott is working. I really hate to miss church because my week just doesn’t seem to go right without it and I really feel at a loss without it but I am enjoying just hanging out at the house with our jammies on and I don’t have to worry about working or cleaning. I used to be almost happy to send Emma off with folks. She obviously enjoys it very much and it was a much needed respite for me with a little one around. But now that Emma is getting older and things seem to really have an affect on her and I know her time is just going to get more busy, I’m just feeling a little overwhelmed! Where’s my baby??
Finishing up cleaning for today. Only thing left on normal cleaning schedule is the vacuuming. Lexi is asleep right now so I have to wait. I really need to do some organizing and “deep” cleaning but now I’m hesitant to get into anything since she will probably be up soon. So I’m writing this instead!
Last night we went to Moe’s to eat. Coincidentally it was Cinco de Mayo and we got a free t-shirt. We took the girls to the mall to let them play in their play area and get some energy out. Emma and Lexi were so cute together. If Emma couldn’t find Lexi, she would run over and say Where’s my sissy?! One time we caught Lexi looking for Emma and when she found her over by us, she ran over, gave Emma a hug and started patting her on her back. Lexi does love her big sister! And Emma is miss mother hen to her little sister. When we got home we re-arranged our living room. It may be temporary because I think I like it the other way better but we both have been dying to do it for months. At least it’s a little change. I’m really in the mood to start moving things around. Even the decorations or something. I’m home so much that I need a change of scenery every once in awhile.
Today is Fest-i-fun, our local spring festival. I took the girls early this morning and stayed for almost 2 hours. I was very proud of myself since I was the only one with them. We had fun riding on the train together and another ride. We got Emma’s face painted a listened to some of the elementary school choruses sing. We left when Lexi got antsy and I was broke–those fair rides were expensive when we had all 3 of us riding on them! Emma ended up going back over there with MIL. She should be good and tired when she gets home. I really hope she gets a nap because she was really needing one yesterday. I’m actually glad she slept at home last night so we could make sure she got to sleep a little early.
In other very exciting news, my retainer broke this morning. It kept hurting when I put it in and lo and behold I was trying to stick a broken wire that was sticking out into my gums. Which is not good. Because the top one they are making me is $300 and now they are going to have to make me a bottom one. And really, I’m more upset that I was actually wearing the dern thing and now I won’t be able to get another for a few weeks I bet. Oh, and I think when and if I get my teeth back straight, I’m going to get the Zoom whitening done. A dr around here has a special for new patients for $450. If we sell our Jeep, we could swing that.
Whew, Elliott didn’t go home and I was right about Paris. I’m really happy with the final four but unsure of the Elvis theme next week. Could be really good or really cheesy. Something I would have expected out of top 9 or so but not top 4. I’m looking forward when the judges get to pick their song.
My teeth hurt. This retainer apparently is doing its job because it feels like all of my bottom front teeth have just been pulled. Ow.
Scott works all weekend and I’m not looking forward to it. Especially since this week Fest-i-fun around here and I know the girls will want to spend a lot of time there.