Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thursday 13, the letter X




In keeping with the ABC theme, I give you the letter X.....

1. X-ray- I turned the magic age to have to go have my "girls" x-rayed... poked, prodded, stretched and squished. Yeah me!

2. XM Radio- Both Husband and I received an XM radio a few years ago. With the Ipod now, we never renewed the subscription.....besides who am I kidding? The kids are usually watching a movie if we are on a long trip!


3. X- Kind of reaching here, X is the 24th letter.....when I was 24 years old, I was teaching in big Ltown, America. It was my first year to teach there. I loved it, even if it was junior high!


4. Xerox- is that what those copied papers were when I was in elementary school (late 70's)...you know, they smelled GOOD and were cool to the touch! Oh yeah, fond memories....or does that mean most of first grade I was high off copy fumes?? Makes me wonder??

Now for the rest, I am having to use "ex-" I even consulted my dictionary...there are only TWO pages of X definitions in the whole dictionary. I don't even take xanax, so I couldn't even use that one.


So.....


5. exact- I know pretty much the exact location of any item in my pantry, because you know they are in properly labeled baskets by theme.

6. example- I am not creative, but I can copy an example I see of pretty much anything....a flower container garden, a scrapbook page, a room in a magazine.

7. exceptional- I like to think I am an exceptional cook...bread baker -definitely not....but pretty much anything else.

8. expert- I can pretty much organize anything....does that make me an expert or just anal? I prefer expert, I call it like I see it!

9. explore- I am finally learning my way around town to my favorite places....so now I am ready to explore shortcuts and fun little places.

10. extra- ALWAYS buy extra toilet paper.....Never running out of toilet paper is just a little "I love you enough to have paper to wipe your hiney."

11. extraordinary- I believe I live an extraordinary life....extra ordinary....I am just a stay at home mom with two preschool age kids and a wonderful husband who just so happens to be in the military. We survived a deployment.....but so many other wives. I find that to be extraordinary.

12. excited- I am very excited for the holidays...from Thanksgiving to Christmas! I love this time of year.

13. expressive- I think the kids have the most expressive faces...
Will can make those little eyebrows do some unnatural things....but they definitely convey his mood.

Livi can make her cheeks, forehead, and eyebrows do those same moves as Will's....in this pic, a duck had lunged at her at the duck pond. Rather than the normal mom reaction, I had to capture the Kodak moment. Trust me, no ducks or child was harmed in the process!

15 comments:

Nicholas said...

Good list, and we'll give you a free pass on using "ex"!

Alice Audrey said...

I'm not really getting excited about the holidays so much a panicky.

bernieg1 said...

Interesting list. Have a great TT!


My TT is up at 13 Christmas Gifts for our Muslim Friends

SJ Reidhead said...

The two photos are the bottom of the list are priceless!

SJR
The Pink Flamingo
http://www.thepinkflamingoblog.com/

Lori said...

Great list...what cute babies. Even when they're crying;) Happy TT.

FickleMinded said...

exactly abt #13
Thursday13:WordsOfWisdom

On a limb with Claudia said...

I do love your TTs. This is particularly fun.

Of course, I was like: 'your girls'? Wait - Livi and the Dog (who's name I always forget) had to get xrays? no I think the dog is male.... hee hee...

Do you think you'll go back to teaching? I know Action would be bummed and Action enterprises would falter....

Janet said...

OMG i'm totally laughing at Claudia's second paragraph LMAO! And that picture of Livi...LOL!

Jaime said...

Very creative!

ElleBee said...

Oh, God bless you for teaching junior high. I graduated midyear and did a maternity leave sub position in middle school. Nearly drove me out of education altogether...

Darla said...

Good job coming up with all those X words!

I had my first mammogram three weeks ago, and it wasn't bad... but the follow-up mammogram and ultrasound this week was a little more painful, not to mention scarier.

I'm great at organizing everything, too... except my computer room. No matter where we live, it's always a mess.

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Okay so I know we begged for your Ballroom dresses, but I am here to beg again.

I'd LOVE to be organized. If I could become anally organized, I would even be happier. But I am not. Please show us your pantry??? *batts eyelashes*

Inspire me, like you always do, to organize something. Of course maybe I would be more inclined if my house wasn't in constant remodeling mode. Can I just say my dining room doesn't even have walls...*sigh*


I've tried to call Ty P, but I don't think he'd come. Ha!

Oh, Love those faces too! They are such beautiful kiddos!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

BTW, I've passed on another award to you.

Have a great week!

Brandt! said...

Why is it "magic years" now comes all those fun tests and things ... Alet likes to call me "cripple" now ... not sure why! Love the pics!

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

I love this, great pics too, very cute!!