Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Quote of the day

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.... People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.
~Alice Walker, The Color Purple, 1982

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Cool website

I found a neat little part of Discovery Health's's an animated body atlas and it has a list of ailments and conditions and the video shows details of different illnesses. There are normal, un-gross things like migraines, and the more unpleasant video of what pubic lice looks like and how they lay their eggs, etc.

Check it out!
P.S. Got my stitches removed today....thank God, I can shave my leg again!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Bird sightings

Well, my Mom has bested me again in the bird category. We have this little "bird war" going on...tonight, while watching some deer in her backyard, Mom noticed a small bird that had landed on her windowsill, right by her face. It was a SAW-WHET OWL.
<<<<------This is what they look like.

My only neat bird sighting lately: Mom and I were driving over the river in Loveland, and I saw a Belted Kingfisher sitting on a power line right next to the bridge. I love kingfishers...instead of swallowing fish while they are flailing about, the kingfisher beats the fish senseless on a rock first and then swallows it.

Monday, December 19, 2005

A Bird Joke

The Parrot
A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary.Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior." John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued,"May I ask what the turkey did?"

If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear flowers in your hair

Geoff may get to travel to San Francisco soon for AOL, and if the Fates are with me, I get to go, too! The rates are very affordable in the next few months, so everyone keep your fingers crossed for me. Now, I will be just getting back to actually walking on both feet around then, so for a laugh, picture me in a cast walker, hoofing up and down the hills of San Francisco. Some of you have seen me many times in a cast walker, so imagine me with that peg-legged gait as I careen down a hill trying to catch a trolley.
BTW: If you haven't read Geoff's AOL stuff, go to and look up the Small Business section and click on "The Start-Up". There's video along with Geoff's profiles and updates of all these businesses. It's really interesting to follow these people's lives as they struggle with being their own boss and trying to make it big. Geoff will be going to San Fran to interview the guys from New Orleans who owned the day spa and B & B. After Katrina, they sold their property and moved to just outside San Fran.
I will let everyone know if I get to go!

Blah, blah, blah

There is so little going on in my life right now, and yet I feel compelled to post on my blog. My foot has reminded me that I am human and that sometimes we need to just slow down. I have another post-op appointment on Tuesday, when Dr. Brock will change my bandage, and I will get another chance to take some pics of my Frankenfoot.
Geoff and I saw King Kong today. I was prepared to be a little bored, but this movie grabs you by the throat from the beginning and doesn't let up until the closing credits. As I heard a reviewer say about it, "Peter Jackson doens't know the meaning of 'enough' ". It was so intense, I was TIRED when we walked out...well, when Geoff walked out and I hopped out.
Isabelle said a very cute thing to me today...and I quote: "Mommy, when I grow up, I want to be a doctor like Dr. Brock, so I can make your foot all better." Sigh...why can't she be that sweet ALL the time? :-)
Well, the Vicodin is taking hold, so I am off to la-la land!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


I have been out of commission for the past few days...I can't believe that I didn't post any thing about this, but I had two surgeries on my right foot on Friday. This is number 4 and 5 for this foot, and I tell ya, I hope it's the last one. I was going to take a picture of my foot at my first post-op appointment, but I forgot the camera...I'll get one next week. You all just HAVE to see how gross it is. It looks like Frankenfoot.
I wish there was such a thing as a foot transplant. I woud be first in line.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Christmas show at the preschool

Isabelle and Lorelei's first Christmas show was tonight...and boy, do we have cute kids!
Isabelle's class sang "All I Want for Christmas is my two Front Teeth" and Lorelei's class sang "Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star". Footage of the event is available on DVD, VHS and Beta.