Monthly Archives: March 2008

What a difference a day makes

So, I love my husband. The man is swamped at work, he’s getting an MBA, works late, takes care of me when he’s home…he’s very busy! On top of all that, he cares about what I think and feel and when something’s bothering me, he wants to do everything he can to fix it. Flashback […]

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Madeline - March 3, 2008 - 9:19 pm

How wonderful to see the room taken care of for you. My husband is like that as well. We are very lucky. Your photos are beautiful. I am loving my telephoto lens (new in Jan.) as well.

Nicolas and I have been watching whole seasons of the series “House” and are completely hooed. We love “Dirty Jobs” as a family and “Mythbusters” I’ll have to tivo “The Universe”. Jesse recommends “Wizards of Waverly Place”.

whimsigal - March 3, 2008 - 9:26 pm

Hey Madeline!

I looooove House. How let me count the ways I loooooove that show. Wilson’s dead pan delivery of lines totally slays me. Every. Time.

Dirty Jobs and Mythbusters are two shows I keep meaning to watch with the boys because they do seem like things they would like. Iain just said he[s going to give WWP a try based on Jesse’s recommendation!


piscesgrrl - March 4, 2008 - 3:34 am

I had to call my kids over to see these pictures! Brady said “What the….” and Jonathan said, “That’s NUTS!” LOL

Your husband rocks.

whimsigal - March 4, 2008 - 4:33 am

LOL I’m glad your kids got a kick out of it! The boys will feel like they were visited by a celebrity. They’ve been fans ever since the debut of the potato video on YouTube.

My husband is a very good man and I love him!!

Nice to see you!


carri - March 4, 2008 - 11:48 am

Wow! Sean and your boys did a great job cleaning that room up! We didn’t achieve anything close to that over the weekend.

Hmmm, tv…I haven’t been watching a whole lot lately. I did watch Meet the Robinsons yesterday. I was as great as you said it was. We do watch Mythbusters nearly every day. But is seems like movies and video games are where its at right now.

mysocalledhomeschool - March 4, 2008 - 3:34 pm

Yay!!! for fantastic husbands! That would have made my day too. :)

We have also looked at the Ikea bed it looks so awesome and the kids are in love! I just know there has to be a better way. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for you and pass along a link if I find one.

whimsigal - March 4, 2008 - 4:14 pm

Carri! I just finished the book and I loved it! Thank you so much for sending that to me.


(using your code name)

You live close enough to drive to Ikea don’t you? I’m so jealous of you! I spent the better part of the day yesterday looking for loft beds and have yet to find one that can beat the Ikea bed, even with the astronomical shipping cost. If you do find something else, I would SO appreciate you letting me know.

Donna Boucher - March 4, 2008 - 6:00 pm

Your hubby wins hubby of the week!!!

How kind of him!!!

Cate - March 4, 2008 - 9:22 pm

What a man!

And what a bummer – we dismantled my overgrown son’s loft bed just at the end of last year & gave it away….now if only you lived on THIS side of the world!!

Cate :-)

childplay - March 5, 2008 - 5:59 am

We ordered two of those Ikea beds, one for N. and one for G., and now they perch up near the ceiling together with assorted crafty/golfing things underneath. They’ve been the best buy ever. :) (Even though we did have to assemble them ourselves).

And WOW! That is quite a room renovation! I don’t even know how all that stuff fit back into shape again! As Sassy would say, “They sure were working hard in there!”

I’m glad you have such great helpers around!

MamaK - March 5, 2008 - 1:53 pm

Whee look at that room! Fantastic job! My heart rate drops when i look at that room!
I will check out universe. We have been watching Monsterquest, animal precinct,ghost hunters,bizarre foods, and deep sea fishing of all things!

Joan - March 6, 2008 - 2:17 am

The room looks great! Recently I was so fed up at my kids sloppiness. I think I posted about it. I told my husband I didn’t want to be the nag/bad guy. He enforced a clean up night. I didn’t do a thing. I read a book and listened. It was heaven.

whimsigal - March 6, 2008 - 2:55 am

CP: I’m so glad to hear from someone who owns those Ikea beds and that they’re a good buy. It certainly helps in the decision making process. Oh, and my husband had a list of toys the boys were keeping, they had agreed to donate the good stuff and toss the rest. It took about an hour to clean it up!


I love MonsterQuest, too! I think Ghost Hunters would scare me but I do find that kind of thing fascinating. Please do check out THe Universe, I really think you’ll like it.


Isn’t it nice to step back and let someone else handle things every once in a while? :)


Because I don’t think anyone would believe me…

I had to prove it to you. Partially because I don’t even believe it myself! The kids have been busy here lately and I just wanted to show you what they’ve been up to. Exhibit A: Nightmare on my street I almost cry every time I walk in this room. It’s such a disaster that […]

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Joan - March 2, 2008 - 12:19 pm

Notice my picture was only my closet – something I have control over. I’ve posted some pretty bad pictures of my kids’ rooms. Actually your photo reminds me of when I had flu and my children didn’t. Take care!

carri - March 2, 2008 - 2:26 pm

Looks like your boys have been having a ton of fun!

My whole house looks like this right now. I have this itching to do some spring cleaning and clean out every nook and cranny around here. But I haven’t gone about it in a very organized manner so the whole house is a disaster. I’m hoping to enlist Chris’s help today. It shouldn’t take long.

Stephanie S. - March 2, 2008 - 3:17 pm

lol – I’m with Carri.
Um – unfortunately.

Playing outside for three days, when indoors only working on calendars, work yesterday…. Yup…..
whoooooole house.

Madeline - March 2, 2008 - 4:24 pm

They are definitely creating and industrious! I am glad to hear it is styrofoam. At least it isn’t popcorn – then it might matter.

dharmamama - March 2, 2008 - 5:11 pm

My guys do the same thing with styrofoam – for one of Evan’s birthdays, I bought him a HUGE bag of styrofoam peanuts – he was in heaven! It was worth the environmental guilt. That room looks like our TV room looked. We moved. lol Not really recommending that, but it’s what *finally* got us to go through everything. And, um… I wasn’t sick.

whimsigal - March 2, 2008 - 6:45 pm

Hey gang! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one with a messy house right now! LOL :)

It’s frustrating to be here and not be able to get in there and clean it up. What adds to the frustration is the fact that, when the room looks like that, they can’t find anything. And when they can’t find anything they instantly come to me and want me to help find it. Well, I can’t do that because I’m not supposed to be bending over a lot and so that makes them upset and frustrated. It’s a vicious cycle! I never thought these words would come out of my mouth but I can’t wait until I’m well enough to give the house a good cleaning.


I didn’t want you to get hit by lightning….lol

Thanks again for commiserating y’all. It made me feel better to know I’m not all by myself in MessyTown.

Cate - March 2, 2008 - 8:19 pm

You are so not alone :-)

I have to brace myself whenever entering my daughter’s bedroom these days! I often get inspiration though – (hmmm – maybe it’s condemnation when things are really bad lol) – from this site:

Go through some of their organisational challenge finalists – great pics for you to look at until you are ok to do something about it.

Love the shots of the boys with the new lens & really love the celtic touch to your banner!
Take care,

MamaK - March 3, 2008 - 4:46 pm

My OCD is kicking when I look at that. I envy you because, I would love for my house to get messy. I. just. can’t . stop. cleaning. You know it’s like people with curly hair, and people with straight, they always want what each other have. Too bad I don’t live close to you, well, I dunno where you live, but I don’t think close. Anyway, I would love that project! be well!-K

Got a new lens y’all!

Hey everbody! Hope all is well in your world! Things here are plodding along. Me on the sofa, kids blowing up the playroom, Sean working hard at his job and at school. I spent some time yesterday reading my book that Carri gave me and watching the UK version of “The Office”. I love the […]

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Colleen - March 2, 2008 - 9:19 pm

Wow! Great photos!! What kind of lens did you get?

Annemarie - March 4, 2008 - 9:46 pm

Please, please please, talk to me about lost. I love it, and all of my friends have given up on it!

whimsigal - March 4, 2008 - 10:11 pm


I just can’t give up on it yet, though some people I know have done it. What did you think of last week’s episode? It was hot just because Desmond was in it but the time space continuum thing was amazing! I’m more hooked now than I ever was!

Any theories you’d like to share?


whimsigal - March 4, 2008 - 10:12 pm

Colleen, I’m such a turd! I totally forgot to answer your question. I got a Canon 85mm f1.8 lens and it’s awesome! Prime lenses are so much fun to shoot with.