Wednesday, July 18, 2007

When Can I See You Again (Babyface)

Here is a picture of Jaime's youngest son, Kaveen Austin KC. Just two days old, he's such a cutie pie! It seems that often times you can tell at birth (okay, after they've been cleaned up a bit) which parent the baby will look more like. Kaveen has the mixed coloring (his mom is white, his dad is from Nepal), but at this point, I really can't say who he looks more like as he doesn't really look like his mom or his dad.

By the way, Kaveen means poet in the Nepalese language. I guess it was the best name they could come up with that pleased both parents.

Today, I am thankful for:

1. Alarm clocks
2. Umbrellas
3. Quick fix meals
4. Double dipping
5. Water

What irks me today:
I hate it when I say the word, "gyp" or "gypped". I had learned several years ago that it was derived from the gypsies & that is how the negative connotation that is associated with it came about. I really hate it because of the negative connotation & there are SO many other words I (& others) can use in it's place to say what is really meant without offending a whole population of people, such as cheated or betrayed.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Eat It (Weird Al)

I kept thinking I was going to post *something* on here, but then thought to myself, "I'll wait til after X happens." And then, next thing you know, it's been 3 weeks & so much has happened.

In my last post, I mentioned possibly not going to camping due to weather. Well, we did go camping & had a fabulous time. The temps were perfect, there was running (cold!) water & even better, fire was allowed. Good thing, cuz otherwise, what would we have done with that tree that the boys cut down?

Kim had made reservations at a campground nobody had been to before: Hause Creek. It wasn't *too* far past Bumping River, but far enough to where I think next time, I'd want to go for more than one night. Our site was pretty secluded & quite large. We had 6 tents set up there. There were two picnic tables for all of our food stuffs. Also, an actual bathroom not too far away made it very nice for those who aren't used to peeing in the woods.

We got to spend some time with Kim's fiancee, Henry. I hope he had a good time camping. We got to experience some tasty goodness from London, courtesy of Henry. He brought a variety of chips over to share with us. I think my favorite by far was the roasted chicken chips. The beef chili chips were pretty good too. My least favorite was no surprise: Tiger Prawn (I think that's what they were called). Nasty!

Last night, we helped break in David & Katt's new bbq with a bbq with a few Groovy Franken Friends & some other honorary Groovy Franken Friends. We had a magnificent feast of ribs, buffalo burgers, apple-chicken sausage, salmon, shrimp kebobs, corn on the cob, pasta salad, puppy chow, chips & dips, asparagus & lots of beers to go around. Too bad I didn't get any pictures of the feast & friends; I didn't bring my camera.

Yesterday, I went to Jaime's house to help her put together a dresser for their new baby, due in 2 weeks. I was going to come back today to help finish up putting the baby's clothes away, etc. but as it turns out, I got a call from her mom saying Jaime went to the hospital last night. I can't wait to meet Kaveen Austin KC. Surely, he's going to be much smaller than I had dreamed he was several weeks ago. In my dream, he was like 3 feet tall, probably 65 lbs & already walking. I know this isn't the case in real life because Jaime is having a human baby & not an elephant. Not to mention, in her 8 1/2 months of pregnancy, she's only gained about 20 lbs. I hope I only gain as much as she did when I am pregnant.

Some of us Groovy Franken Girlfriends are trying to plan a Girl's Only Camping trip or Girl's Night somewhere in a month. I am really looking forward to this as I love my girls!

I think I know what I want my next tattoo to be: a sun. I think I could get some brilliant shades of yellow & orange & it would just look very cool. I would get it on my lower back.

Today, I am thankful for:
1. New babies
2. Forever friends
3. The Secret
4. Strength
5. Mono Adhesive

What irks me today:
I hate it when you invite someone to something later on down the road and they say something like, "Maybe, I'll come" or "I'm free right now, but I'll have to see what happens closer to the date". I hate this because it always makes me feel like whatever I'm inviting you to is fine for now, but something more fun might come along & you're not worth committing to.