Tuesday, November 13, 2007


The other day Fletcher, the 3 year old I watch, was over at my house when he asked me "why don't you have any toys?" I replied "because I don't have children." He then asked "why don't you have children?" And to answer as simply as possible, I said "because I'm not married." After a minute he asked, "will you get married?" "Maybe, someday." I responded. "And have kids?" he asked. "Probably." I said. And then he said, animatedly "and THEN you'll have TOYS?!?" I had to laugh. "Yes, then I'll have toys." "YES!" He answered.
Today I bought some toys and put them in my house. For some things there are easier solutions!

Saturday, October 6, 2007


Ah, how nice it is to feel productive. I don't always feel very productive, particularly on weekends, but today I did. I worked this morning from about 8:30 until 11:00 and then went to the Bend Fall Festival downtown with a couple of friends (by that I mean we went and ate lunch at Mcmenamins for an hour or so, all cozy and warm, and then walked around the booths outside for about 25 minutes. It was fun though. After that I worked on scrapbook stuff (which I have been putting off) while watching a Christmas movie and then cleaned my house (the kitchen, living room, and my bedroom - and this time I wasn't sleepwalking while doing it!) After all this I went over to my friend Julie's house and hung out for a couple of hours, and now I'm about to go to bed in my nice clean house. Ahh. That's what I call a productive day! (Which means I can be as unproductive as I want all day tomorrow!)

Friday, September 28, 2007

Here is a link to my sister's website. If you like abstract art and outside the box thinking you should check it out. It's pretty sweet. http://www.runawayturtle.net/contact1.html

Thursday, September 27, 2007

temper TANTRUM uggh.

Reece, the two year old.

i love my job. i love the kids i watch. i love the family i work for. but as i found myself running down a hill barefoot this evening with a two year old on my hip chasing a five year old (who was a whole block ahead of me chasing after her parents who had left on a bike ride) i wasn't loving it. first of all, for the previous fifteen minutes before this moment she (carly, the five year old) had been yelling, crying, and fighting (physically) with her parents trying to get them not to leave. finally they just left and this scene came about. ugh. as i realized i could not easily overtake her, and, if i did, would not have an easy time getting her back to the house, i ran back to get my car. as i approached the car (breathless and still rather ticked off, and worried about her at the same time - i couldn't see her, but knew she was running as fast as she could down the hill) a construction worker who was working on a nearby house offered a friendly smile and said hi, unfortunately due to my mood and circumstances i'm afraid i only glared at him before running the rest of the way. finally i did catch up with her, got her in the car, and proceeded to have a very nice (if not hectic) rest of the evening. children. not sure i want any of my own at the moment. ever. hehe. i'm sure i'll change my mind eventually, but it might be safer if i didn't.

Monday, September 24, 2007


Fall. The end of Summer. A season of change, so, even though I've "officially" had this blogger for a few months, I'd never used it at all. Until today. Probably because I (still) use (that evil) myspace, but I like the idea of not having those annoying ads to deal with. Though honestly, I doubt if anyone will even come here, I shall start it anyway as a part of that change I was talking about. Enjoy.

just some random pics

Just me.

Me and Kayla camping.

Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel with the girls

Just me and my roomie, Al.

This is me with Reece, the youngest of the children I nanny for.

Me in Switzterland being bored.

My dear family.