Monthly Archive: December 2008

The AndyZ Update 21

The AndyZ Update

This kid CRACKS ME UP, people. And have I told you he has a tooth now? He does! A tooth! Next thing you know he’ll be asking me for a cell phone. Damn kids and their need to continue growing. What’s up with that? He’s mobile now, even thought his method lacks a little grace. He does get to Those Things That Shouldn’t Be On The Floor in record time now. He has been grabbing tails of animals and drooling on Playstation controllers. It is officially time to childproof the house. Which we should have done back when…NikkiZ started crawling?...

I Totally Haven’t Even Told My Husband We’re Doing This Yet 17

I Totally Haven’t Even Told My Husband We’re Doing This Yet

I’m doing something insane, guys. Seriously. Even crazier than I usually do around here. I’ve joined a challenge posed by a new Green Blog I found to keep my trash in my garage for an entire week to see how much garbage I create. And if you think that sounds crazy, consider that the guy issuing the challenge is one day away from finishing one whole year of doing the SAME THING. As in, as we speak, he has a year’s worth of garbage in his basement. It’s a fascinating story you should totally check out if you get a...

Christmas Dinner At The Zoot Table 6

Christmas Dinner At The Zoot Table

I cooked our big family dinner on Saturday night since that’s the day we celebrated LilZ’s Christmas. We had my family and MrZ’s over for dinner. This picture above? Was my pre-meal photograph to demonstrate the effort I put forward in making the meal for my loved ones. I mean – nothing says love like boxed food, right? However, even with this ease, I still managed to screw things up. I let the water/milk for the fake potatoes overflow all over my stove. Since I was cooking other things on the other eyes, the milk foam immediately started burning and...

I’m Not Using the Word Resolution. 14

I’m Not Using the Word Resolution.

My brother hog-tied the bear he brought for AndyZ. He then declared it “wrapped”. Heh. I’m excited about 2009. I just feel like there’s so much potential waiting for me. I don’t plan on getting knocked up for once since MrZ and I married, I enjoy my job and look forward to the changes it will bring, my kids are growing and we have a new administration running the country. I just feel optimistic that 2009? Will be better than 2008. And I feel that now, more than ever, I can play a part in making 2009 better for my...

Now For The Holiday Detox 28

Now For The Holiday Detox

I just finished five of the most awesome days I’ve ever had. I spent the entire time with loads of family and yummy food. We had two full-blown Christmas mornings, doubling the fun for everyone. We watched movies (Dr. Horrible anyone?) and built towers and rode scooters. Since my brother was visiting the majority of the five days had me laughing so hard my stomach hurt every night when I went to bed. Who needs an ab workout when you have him around? We had decent enough weather that we were able to do some things outside, which was one...