Monday, November 28, 2005

today's entry is brought to you by the number "35"...

Today is my birthday. I'm 35 years old. eeek, did I just say that out LOUD?

It wasn't as fun as birthdays in years past; in fact, it was kind of suck-y. Must have everything to do with the husband being like 45 million miles away, eh? No one to take me out to dinner, no one to take me shopping... although I did get some kewl gifts from my parents and my sister. I'm hoping for a more fabulous celebration next year.

So, I'm 35 years old.


Oh, guess what I did yesterday? I dyed my hair DARK. Okay, my hairdresser actually did it, but I made the big decision... She says that more people are going darker these days and ditching the light hair. So I guess I'm sorta keeping up with what's new and happening... It's not black-black, but it's like a black cherry. I wanted dark and I got dark. So long, highlights... I was so tired of them. My hair looks shinier and healthier. I'll take a pic when I'm not so lazy.


Saturday, November 26, 2005

our Thanksgiving...

Well, Thanksgiving was a little somber without my husband... But we all perked up when he called us that evening, from who-knows-where. The girls and I (all six of us) enjoyed a simple Thanksgiving meal with just our favorites. It was so low-key, it made me wonder why I usually go all out and work myself until I feel faint. It was a bit of relief, not having company. {Really} Hmmm... maybe we could do this EVERY year!

No pictures to share, but we did have a great dinner. I hope you all had a fun holiday as well!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

christine needs...

So I was visiting Colleen's blog today (she's one of my regular stops), and she posed this question:

"So, what's up with your name? What needs do you have according to Google?"

Let me explain. There's this new thing going on in "Blogland" where people are typing in "{your name} needs" in the search box and writing down the first 10 things that come up in the search results. So I typed in, "Christine needs" into my Google toolbar and this is what Google claims that I am currently in need of:

1. Christine needs help.
Um, yeah. Tell me something we all didn't know already.

2. Christine needs your active support.

3. Christine needs to have an attorney.

4. Christine needs a new fashion template.
Well! I admit it has been forever since I've been shopping for myself, but...
Is it really that bad?

5. Christine needs to go.
Am I in trouble?

6. Christine needs to see her doctors.
It appears I am sick.

7. Christine needs some lovin'.
That's for sure... my husband has been gone for FOUR LONG MONTHS. :: sigh ::

8. Christine needs you to vote.
Too late, sister. Election day has passed.

9. Christine needs to get some rest.
That's for sure. Two teenagers and the triplets, a house, a dog and numerous other commitments... I'm pooped!

10. Christine needs to get a life.
What the...
Is someone spying on me?

That was fun blog entry for today. But all these needs have given me some food-for-thought for today...

By the way,
what do you need?

Thursday, November 10, 2005

dinner tonight.

Homemade Potato Soup.

In the words of Rachael Ray, one of my favorite Food Network personalities...


Wednesday, November 09, 2005



My girl is a working girl now. I can't believe it.

Well, she is 17 years old after all. I shouldn't be surprised, since I started working at 15-1/2...

She's so proud of herself. And I'm so proud of HER.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


We had a great Halloween. This year the triplets were old enough to enjoy it. They definitely loved the trick-or-treating!!!

Here are our butterflies...


and the entire gang: from left, Marisa, Kimberley, Julia, Malia and Kaia on the end (with our next-door neighbor as Tinkerbell)...


Hope you had a great Halloween, too!