Monthly Archives: October 2007

Arrgh! A MEME! :)

So, Kalurah just tagged me. It’s a meme where I have to name 10 weird things about myself. This could be a serious case of TMI(too much information) so, if this is not something you’re into hearing about, please feel free to check back tomorrow for a different post. 10. I lick my q-tips before […]

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Mama Podkayne - October 26, 2007 - 1:36 am

Of course I think you aare a good writer. Honestly, I’m an English Professor and I can’t read blogs that are not well written. I don’t have many on the blog roll either!

50K words is a lot…..BUT it is only 1,667 per day. I write that in blog entries and sometimes so do you! :)

Donna Boucher - October 26, 2007 - 2:20 am

These are very funny :o)

Me too…about the q-tips!

And….don’t you get gum in your hair?

Thanks for visiting my blog today :o)

Happy to meet you.

whimsigal - October 26, 2007 - 2:52 am


Funny you should ask about gum in the hair because yes, that has happened. Once to me and then once to my hairy hubby. He was less than happy with me both times. LOL!

Nice to meet you too!

May I ask what lens you use to shoot those beautiful images of your daughter??


KMDuff - October 26, 2007 - 3:35 am

Oh my, I hate hotdogs and green bean casserole. I think I can’t come here anymore…. J/K! I love your blog. :) Funny list. :) You are doing the Nanowrimo? Good luck!

Stephanie - October 26, 2007 - 4:34 am

Now I have to think of 10 wierd things, what constitutes wierd? This is my first time being tagged, guess I’m not a virgin anymore.

The other Stephanie :)

whimsigal - October 26, 2007 - 11:08 am

KM Duff:

Oh my god! You don’t like hot dogs OR green bean casserole?? Are you even an American??


I kid, I kid…

Thanks for wishing me luck on NaNoWriMo. I’m looking forward to it.

whimsigal - October 26, 2007 - 11:11 am


Weird is in the eye of the beholder, I guess. I actually had a hard time coming up with the list and had to call my sister for help. She said,”Only 10? but there are at least 300 things!” Only a sister can love you like that.


VanderbiltWife - October 26, 2007 - 1:01 pm

This gave me a good laugh. Is it bad to be happy someone might be more neurotic than me? ;)

Have fun in Charlottesville. It’s a beautiful city during the fall.

VanderbiltWife - October 26, 2007 - 1:02 pm

PS After seeing nanowrimo on here, I am totally doing it too! My handle there is jessicaweaver. Friend me!

Bob Cleveland - October 26, 2007 - 5:13 pm

OK so you are hearing from me. If you read what I wrote.

Out loud.

You may be a Lunatic Unschooling Mom, but for sure you’re MY kind of L.U.M. Personally I think sanity is overrated. And rare.

Bethany - October 26, 2007 - 9:12 pm

Nice to meet you, Evie! I’m going now to explore your blog…

whimsigal - October 26, 2007 - 10:37 pm

Jessica, you know what we did in Charlottesville? Walked to Toys R Us…in the pouring rain. Either that’s how much I love my kids or how dumb I am, take your pick.

I will “friend” you at nanowrimo!


whimsigal - October 26, 2007 - 10:40 pm

Bob and Bethany –

Welcome, friends!

Bob, it took me a couple of minutes to get your post. LOL In fact I was just saying to my hubby, “Man, it drives me crazy when I don’t understand someone’s comment on my blog when *DING* the light bulb finally came on. What can I say, I’m tired from traveling today….yeah, that’s it!

Bethany, nice to meet you to! Enjoy your explorations here. I see I have you to thank for the meme…. :)

Linda - October 27, 2007 - 2:59 am

You are so brave to do such an honest weird list! I think that everyone has stuff at least that weird about them but either they’re not aware enough to know how weird it is or they would never admit it to anyone.

So, I just have to let you know that that is not almost OCD, that is totally OCD. I am not very generous about acknowledging OCD because I have it and it’s not fun and it annoys me that so many people claim to have it when they’re just using it as an attention-getting device and really they don’t have it at all. But you my friend have it. That is classic OCD.

I’m not big on celebrities, but I tell you if I had a celebrity to do list Jack Black would most certainly be on it and I don’t think that’s weird at all.

whimsigal - October 27, 2007 - 3:19 am


I love you



Rinnyboo - October 27, 2007 - 5:37 pm

I don’t know if you should have told us #7! LOL

I just did my own version so here is the link if you want to read it:


Rinnyboo - October 28, 2007 - 2:02 am

Oh, I forgot to tell you that I have the same thing as you like your #1 but mine is with Freddy Kruger from the “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies.


whimsigal - October 28, 2007 - 4:24 am


Freddy Krueger?! That’s funny! I hope no one comes to your house dressed like him for Halloween. I’ll pee myself if I see someone dressed up like Michael Meyers.

ThatGirlTasha - November 5, 2007 - 10:34 pm

For you I will dust off my blog!


piscesgrrl - November 21, 2007 - 4:28 am

And now I’ve come full circle – I think this is the last post of yours that I’d read! I’m a little out of it, as you can see. Blame it on my (wonderful, glorious, delightful, computer-free) trip to FL!

BTW, sorry I never did this. But I still might! Maybe. Perhaps. We’ll see.

Virginia Bound

Tomorrow we’re heading up to Charlottesville, VA with Sean. He’s got to go up for business and we’re just going along to keep him company. I’m taking my camera and my computer so hopefully I’ll have something interesting to post while we’re there! Other things going on here…Marin loaned me Sandra Dodd’s book, Moving A […]

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Stephanie - October 25, 2007 - 2:23 pm

How fun. All of it! (well, maybe not the getting hurt part.)
Have a great time in Virginia, too!

kalurah - October 25, 2007 - 5:49 pm

how old is Ryan? my six year old is in K and still struggles with reading. she has improved though!
Iain sounds like my four year old boy, he loves to draw and if he draws something “incorrectly” in his eyes, he rips the paper and walks off. I just hope this attitude doesn’t carry into the school days when homework comes into play.
Oh. I know something you can post about while you’re away.
I just tagged you! and mine was quite lengthy, so HOLD ON!

Silvia - October 26, 2007 - 2:17 am

Hey–we’re really, really close to Charlottesville! Found your blog through Laura’s, btw. Did you come for a day trip or are you still here?

whimsigal - October 27, 2007 - 12:23 am


Ryan is 5 and Iain is 8. Iain still struggles with reading too but is really coming into his own. One of the beauties of homeschooling is that we don’t have to keep us with the joneses so to speak. When Iain was in school there was so much pressure and he hated it. When we brought him home, he came to reading naturally…when he was ready for it…with no pressure from us.

Ryan just does it. Don’t know how because I haven’t purposely sat down to teach it to him, he just does it.

Iain and your son do seem to have a need for perfection in common. He gets so frustrated when he doesn’t do something right straight out of the gate. It’s hard but I just let him get upset and later he will usually try again with results that he’s happier with, too.

Rinnyboo - October 28, 2007 - 2:06 am

I’m glad you like the book!

It is fun to read like you said. I like the layout since it is all essays so you can read one at a sitting or read the whole thing. Since she has included stuff from the 90s to 2005 you can see how she has changed over the years.

whimsigal - October 28, 2007 - 4:22 am

Marin, I think that’s my favorite thing, seeing her thought process over time. It makes me feel better about any stumbles I’ve made along the way.

She really seems like a cool person.


I’m not the cool mom

I’ve been put on notice by my 8 year old and 5 year old. Apparently, I’ve been saying things that seemed funny or cute to me, but it’s embarrassing to them. Yikes! Are we there already?? Iain told me today that I’m no longer allowed to say: keep on truckin’ – I use this a […]

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Stephanie - October 23, 2007 - 10:18 pm

We’re still in the sweet “hold my hand” and “you’re my best friend” part.
I’m not looking forward to being usurped by someone else, let me tell you.
Though Maddie (while clinging to her Daddy, of course) told me yesterday that she did not only not love me, but that she didn’t Like me, even. But wait – there’s more – she didn’t hate me, either.
Evidently I was not even important enough to register on her radar!!!
Eric was mortally offended :), but I was okay with it.
I knew she’d come around in a while.
Was quite eye-opening, though, to think that our complex mother/daughter relationship is begining at the age of two!
I’m not worried, you understand.
Not in the least offended.

But dang!
Who’da thought?

whimsigal - October 23, 2007 - 11:02 pm

I know! It does come as a shock doesn’t it? You’re traveling along and then Bump! just when you least expect it!

Your hubby is so sweet. I can just imagine his indignation at such a statement!

soapchix - October 24, 2007 - 5:39 pm

Dude! What’s up with that?!

Tell Ryan to take a ‘chill pill’ before he’s ‘cruisin for a bruisin’. :P

I’d have a hard time not saying babe, dude, or honey. Keep on truckin….I have to side with the boys on that one. lol.

Rinnyboo - October 24, 2007 - 6:21 pm

Yeah, Keep on truckin’ made me giggle but I don’t know if I can keep from saying things like babe and honey and such.

I started calling Ian “Booper” once for some strange reason but he really doesn’t like it so I have had to learn to stop that one!

whimsigal - October 24, 2007 - 7:14 pm


they just told me in the car that it embarrasses them when I sing without music playing…my self-esteem is taking a beating over here!!!


Rinnyboo - October 25, 2007 - 1:15 am

Awww…sorry to hear it…
Ian loves it (so far) when I sing to him. I will be so sad when he asks me to stop!

whimsigal - October 25, 2007 - 2:02 am

They still like lullabies they just don’t like it when I try to get jiggy with it. LOL

piscesgrrl - October 27, 2007 - 12:16 am

This made me laugh! Somehow I never got from your posts that you say things like ‘Dude’ and ‘Babe’ – now I see you in a new light. :)

Our new thing, having a 15 yr old and all, is to say first, “Just tell us if there’s something you’d rather we not say or do.” Then he at least knows we’re not *intentionally* being dorks. It’s just that we ARE dorks. LOL

whimsigal - October 27, 2007 - 12:27 am

Laura, it’s great that you guys can discuss with your son the things he rather not hear you say! I wish my parents had been that considerate when I was a teenager. LOL We’re dorks, too, so I guess we’re in good company then!

About dude, my hubby and I joke all the time about the fact that we’ll be 85 and still calling each other “dude”. It’s just ingrained and I can’t help it!

Cyndy - October 27, 2007 - 1:57 am

I was recently informed that I am not a nice mommy. My reply was, “that’s fine by me! Mean mommies rule. Nice mommies drool.”
It was not one of my more mature mommy moments.

whimsigal - October 27, 2007 - 2:02 am

Cyndy! Ouch! Well, we all those moments from time to time, we just try to make the time between instances REALLY long!

My boys say all the time that kids rule and parents drool. I think it’s pretty funny actually!