Monday, April 25, 2011
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Friday, March 25, 2011
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Thursday, June 24, 2010
So. We went to a cookout last week. One of our friends was on his way to a high school reunion. After having a few drinks, we decided he could tell multiple stories to multiple friends, and see how long it took them to compare notes. Some suggestions:
1. He is recovering from colon cancer. He's still needing help changing his bag. Any offers?
2. He's discovered that he is in love with a man. The best part? His wife likes the same dude!
3. He has invented reusable toilet paper. You simply wipe, store it in a trash receptacle, then wash and re-use! What?? You haven't HEARD of them?? They are called E-Z Wipes - you've surely seen the informercial on at 3 am, right?? No? Well, here, check it out on my phone, I'll pull it up for you. Oops, I can't get it up. Sorry...
So, we laughed, drank some more, came up with more stories (which I can't remember sober a week and a half later), and wished him luck at the reunion.
I came home, googled, and found this.
Dang, we thought we were ON TO SOMETHING!!
I guess we'll never be rich now.
And for the record, I'll be buying my Charmin, just like usual.
Posted by Susie PSU at 5:12 PM
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Every now and then, things come out of Molly's mouth and we want to say "Did you REALLY just say that?"
The other night Chris took the kids up to USAFA for an ice hockey game. They arrived, got their tickets, and went to find their seats. As they approached the top of the aisle and looked down on the rink Molly asks "Are we at the OLYMPICS??!" Chris answered "No, honey, we're at the Academy..." to which she replied "Oh yeah...otherwise we'd have to drive to Canada."
And tonight I was driving them between piano and Boy Scouts. For their birthdays they want to take a trip back to State College. They asked how much it would cost and I told them "Oh, about $2000 for everything..." I hear them whispering in the back seat and Molly says "Well, mom and I can go, and you and Dad can stay here for some BOY time." Michael replied "But then you'd get to see Miss Rebecca and Mr. Jim and the Creamery and everyone and that's not fair."
Molly's response? "Well, Michael, sometimes Life just isn't fair..."
I didn't know whether to crack up or scold, so I did a bit of both.
Posted by Susie PSU at 7:32 PM
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Thought for the Day
Molly has a friend in school who she considers her "best friend". Well, said best friend is moving to Hawaii this summer. I almost wanted to encourage Molly to choose a different best friend now, so she isn't hurt this summer. Then, I thought.
WE are the "best friends" who move, too. Would I want someone to NOT be my friend simply because I move? What a lonely world that would be.
So, to those of you that made me your friend, even knowing I'm moving - thanks. I can't imagine my life without you. I'd live in a very lonely world.
Posted by Susie PSU at 4:06 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The View From The Top
The bottom part that you can see here really isn't that long, it's just pretty steep for a beginner like me.
We've settled into a comfortable winter routine here in the Solo household. Brownies, Boy Scouts, piano lessons, waiting for soccer to begin again...life is calm. We go to the gym and work out or swim, we play with friends, we invite people over to hang out, we just carry on.
I like our View From the Top.
Posted by Susie PSU at 4:04 PM
Thursday, December 31, 2009
2009 - recap
I turned 40. Chris flew me out to PSU for a long weekend and I got to see a lot of close friends. Not all of them, but a lot of them. Teresa (my college roommate), Mark (my college BFF), Claudia (one of my bridesmaids), my mom, and my Aunt Helaire (who I named Molly after) all came up to visit and stayed at Rebecca and Jim's with me. It was a VERY good weekend. Fun, busy, and exciting with a PSU football game all rolled into 4 days. At the end of the week, I realized that "Hey, I'm 40. But I don't feel any older."
Now that it's the end of 2009 and tomorrow starts 2010, it's not so bad looking back. It seemed horrible during it, but now that it's over, 2009 wasn't that bad. Well, besides when I actually got the dreaded Swine Flu. But, now I have some great antibodies in my body!!
Beginning tomorrow we will have a Lt. Colonel living in the house. Now, that's making me feel older than turning 40 did. After all, Lt. Colonels are OLD. Like, OLD PEOPLE old. Perhaps it will be like my birthday, where after the fact it wasn't so bad...
Rebecca and Jim came out for Christmas and we all went to Garden of the Gods. I think their trip out here was the highlight of the last 6 months for me. Life returned to normal, and for that, I am forever grateful.
Michael and Molly decorating their Gingerbread House. And being sweet!
Michael got glasses this fall. He thought he wouldn't like them, but once he figured out he could see better, he loved them!
I'll try to do better next year.
Posted by Susie PSU at 3:10 PM