Monthly Archive: February 2008

Grab Your Backpack! Let’s Go! 10

Grab Your Backpack! Let’s Go!

We’ve had two missions today: 1) Getting NikkiZ’s room empty and ready for painting and 2) Pack and prepare for our trip to Tennessee. As of this moment – we have accomplished both things with an amazing about of hysterics and entertainment. NikkiZ thinks her newly emptied room is surpassed in hilarity only by her Dora bed now being placed next to our bed in our bedroom. She has rotated between running around her empty room screaming and listening to her echo – to sitting on her bed in our bedroom and watching TV while exclaiming, “I’m in my bed...

All Good Things Must Come To An End (But Not My Blog! I Promise!) 91

All Good Things Must Come To An End (But Not My Blog! I Promise!)

Well…it turns out I’m not so good at making money from home. I did make a little bit, but I found myself not able to get as much done with a toddler around as I needed/wanted to. Which means I was starting to get really stressed out about money because we were about to run through my severance. (Who am I kidding? I was getting really stressed out about money.) Luckily – my old job called and wants me back. There have been big changes over there and they have money now. Enough to offer me a raise that will...

Is this…like Phase 10 or something? 12

Is this…like Phase 10 or something?

We are heading out of town this weekend to visit my parents and my brother so MrZ is going to take this chance to start painting NikkiZ’s room. It was a horrible week the last time she had to be moved out of her room and I spent most of the seven days in tears due to frustration and lack of sleep. We thought that removing she and I from the house for at least two of the nights would make it less likely I need to be committed before this transition is done. Many of you asked why we...

Zoot’s Blogging Manifesto 27

Zoot’s Blogging Manifesto

After reading the awesome feedback from this entry I have been working on a separate one to declare my intentions and my goals as a blogger. I started with a silly little comment policy and this is now my Blogging Manifesto. It was mainly an exercise to force myself to really think about what I’ve built here since January 2004 and what I hope it to be to outsiders. I really don’t think any of this is necessary, I kinda just like the using the word manifesto. It’s one I can’t figure out how to work into my daily conversations,...

Raw-Meat-O-Phobia 54

Raw-Meat-O-Phobia

So – I really want to try this recipe sometime next week. The only problem is – she handles RAW CHICKEN. And there are pictures. Have I mentioned before that I have an intense phobia of raw meat? Well…I DO. SEVERELY. I think it comes from being a vegetarian for almost a decade and never touching the stuff, but I hate, hate, hate it. When I take a roast out to cook, I do it with tongs. When I bake chicken breasts, I remove them from the tray with a fork. I don’t ever cook with raw ground beef because...