Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Always room for one more?

So, I was giving Erin a tub. She's 3, she has an imaginary friend. Enyo. It started out as a boy the she corrects me and tells me its a girl.

Now, the name was starting to sound familiar. Where have I heard that name before??

Thank you Google:

ENYO: Goddess of War, Blood and Violence - not surprising as she's a close relative of War God ARES. It must run in the family. Although no-one is quite sure whether she's his wife, daughter or sister. (When the Romans adopted her under the name BELLONA things were just as confusing.)
Her best friend is ERIS and she's also one of the GRAEAE sisters (perhaps an honorary member?). In short, ENYO is horrid and horrible and best avoided unless you enjoy that kind of thing.

Um.. I'm in trouble. I always said she was either the anti-chirst or the savior. I think I know what side she's on.....

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Farmers Market

A HUGE bag of apples for $2, a homemade loaf of sourdough bread for $2.50, a sweet onion for a dollar and a medium bag of KettleKorn for $3 - not sharing the KettleKorn with your office mates... Priceless.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Darwinism in Action

Life has reached a new low - have parents forgotten how to teach thier kids to CROSS THE STREET?!

I was coming up on Main st which has the Metro Rail - young couple with baby in tow decided to cross the street - daddy was having issues with the stroller and needed to backpedel a bit... mom, not paying attention is standing in the MIDDLE of the road... not looking at the lights... and it turns green. Now, to make like easy, we have done away with WALK and DON'T WALK. The signs are now the little man walking and a red Hand indicating Stop. Simple? I think not.

The Cross walk was already on the red hand when she started to cross the street -- dad was still on the side walk. Yeah yeah - pedestrians have the right away... but crossing against the light doesn't cut it. I honked at her to let her know the light had changed... and she proceeded to Stop and yell at me.

When I was a kid, I was taught to play it safe when crossing the street. Cars are bigger than you.. then can squish you. Now, I see kids not even looking when they cross the street. They just dart out. And parents get irate at drivers because they should have been more cautious. How the hell can we see through the SUV thats parked in front of your house to see a kid run out into the street? Apparently common sense is being bred out of the gene pool.

Case in point - there is a street that many kids walk on near my house. There are no sidewalks for part of it, but mostly, there are. They walk in the MIDDLE of the street, zig zag with thier bikes.. and flip me off when I'm trying to drive down the street on My Side of the road. Its not a busy street, cars are frequent but mostly just those who live in the area. Why the hell must these kids deem it necessary to stand in the middle of the road just past the stop sign and no nothing. I can a hocky game -- fine. Baseball, fine. But standing in the middle of the road for no reason? The teenagers are worth 25, bikes 10, and skateboards 15.

I'm not the grummy old lady on the street... just someone watching Darwinism in Action.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Cookie Monster!

I may be 31 now but I love Cookie Monster... so my daughter in her infiniate wisdom wanted to get me Cookie monster from Build a bear. Topped with party hat and sound, I love it. She event had to add shorts for it like Daddy... my kid rocks.

Ear-aches and a 3 year old cont,,,

Its a minor ear infection - our first. This means the crappy pink fix it medicine has become the fight of the moment. It tastes awful so I don't blame her for not wanting to take it. 10 days of this.... will a doctor please make this easier!?!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Ear-aches and a 3 year old

I have a moment of peace so I blog, i'm an idiot. Regardless, last night before bed, the dreaded Ear-ache monster made its way into my little house. It took him 3 years to make an appearance and kept us up till like 2 am (well more like 3 am for me).

Bear seems fine but I have never seen her cry in pain like that before. She's quiet for the moment, watching PBS. Still going to the doctors because this is not the norm for her. Colds, coughing, not a big deal. Ear ache - thats new.

And I'm taking a sick day to snuggle with her.. HA! yeah, I'll still be online since apparently, life can not go on without me.

Atleast I have coffee.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Mother Nature 2 - SCA event 0

Now I knew that we were chancing it in May for a camping trip. Northeast weather can vary in the spring time. For War practice, it rained and it was COLD.

I decided to give an event another chance. The Brass Ring thing is a fundraising event along with a Demo. There is a carousel Museum in North Tonawanda which holds a Ren fair every year (just 1 day) to help raise awareness for the history of the carousel. Its outside.

forecast for today ----- Rain and T-storms.

My 3 year old wants to dress up like a princess/pirate...

Mother Nature, all I ask is that when we go to the Ren fair in July.. PLEASE LET IT BE NICE!