Monday, November 28, 2011

Why no posts?

Wondering where the daily posts went?
Click on the Chixsherpa2go link (Chicken Sherpa "mobile") at the right.

That is my mobile blog, w almost daily PICS!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Like Banjo's?

Check this out..

Front porch radio: click here -->> http://www.frontporchradio.net/

awesome

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New words

Ode says the following stuff..

For Eyebrow he says = eyeBOW
Noise he says = NOI
all right! he says = all righT!!!!
Nose he says = french fry.. er he says it more like fra fry! (he thinks this is HILARIOUS)
sit = sh!t
elmo = MO!!
door = doi
Daddy = Da
Mommy = Ma
Grandma = Ma also
pretty flowers = priy fowers
dog = ruff ruff
train = woo woo
up = up
more = mowa
no = NO! (with a jump for emphasis)
If he doesnt feel too strongly about it, like he's getting full and doesn't want anymore grapes.. no = no?? (with a question at the end)
Hello = hello??? hello?? hello??!!
love you = wuf ooh
i can do it = i do it
turn the light on = yite on!!
turn the light off = yite on!
outside = ah side
plane = ohhhh wooowwww
yoghurt = oh boyy! yeahh!

despite my best intentions

im NOT wearing make up today
I did NOT get up at 5am and do yoga and water the vegetable garden, and have quite time
I am NOT dressed cute at work
my desk Is NOT clean
The garage room is NOT cleaned out and organized
I have NOT paid my late fines at the library for two weeks!
I still watch TV
I ate a bunch of garbage they brought into work today ON TOP of my veggies
my car is not steam cleaned and detailed as Id planned
I did NOT do art last night
I have not STARTED on a project thats due tomorrow
I did not practise SUPREME focus today
I DID NOT practice tolerance, and held angry thoughts in my heart for loud annoying people who need too much attention
I considered driving off from work without telling a soul..
I have not ever done this but fantasize about it frequently..

I drive off BEFORE noon, stop at a gas station on the way home, buy a lotto ticket on the way home, WIN, go and pick up Chris and the kids.. and never look back.
Go live in NEW MEXICO desert in an earthship (google it) with an organic garden, goats, tons of land, a studio, never wear shoes, drink limonata (thanks for introducing me to this Lisa! hee hee nothing else tastes NEAR as good!) take pictures (with my really good camera), work the land and earthship, create an art installation in the hills behind our place, and "find" myself.
yeah
that would be pretty snazzy
it changes all the time
If its been cold out I dream of new mexico
If its been hot out Alaska or Montana
ha ha

I would post a big sign at the drive to our property that says "no attention wh&res allowed"
ha ha ha ha!
okay i wouldnt really
but that was funny

What did I do?
I did a LOT of work,
I helped a lot of people that i didnt HAVE to
I kissed the baby on the head and blew him kisses goodbye
I told my husband i loved him
I ate my veggies
at least my shoes are fancy!
My hair is clean, and I smell good (thanks to "Juliet has a gun" MMMmmm.. smells good)
I read a little bit of john o donahue on my lunch break.. good stuff! my cousin had him on her blog!!
I felt inspired
I let like three people in front of me on the way to work.
I ate yoghurt for lunch.. probiotics are good for you!
I drank water
twice

ROCK ON!

over and out

Marley!!

Oh my goodness she is lovely





I love the ribbons and bows and her model-esque pout when she's sleeping!








Monday, April 18, 2011

creeping in the backdoor..

funny how media creeps into our lives in REAL land from screen, or channel, or paper land. some examples



  • everyone at work says "what the dooce?" I have wondered where the heck this came from.. and last night I was watching family guy, and stewy, the weird english accented baby.. says "what the dooce?"



  • all this past weekend, Chris's response to all of my questions, or comments was "Remember schools for learning not for a fashion show" (this gets a little annoying after a while.)
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  • there's a local Insurance salesmans (UBER Weird) commercial.. where it shows these sort of geeky guys doing videos for a dating service.. this one guy says "No nosepickers, no dopers, no smokers, no posers, no fatty's, no hamsters, (and MY FAVORITE - though I dont know what it means) No Donna Juanita's"

my favorite quote of the week! - go to youTube and search vern fonk dating commercials.. FREAKING HILARIOUS (and no hamsters?!!! what the?)

Tales of Odin

I had a Paradigm shift this weekend i had told Chris to sleep in, I'd handle Ode myself.. then i decided on some deep house cleaning, i tried to do it w Ode in the playpen.. and he was mad.. so i was gonna postpone my cleaning til after Chris woke up.. but then i decided to see if Ode would have the attention span YET to "help" at all... so i let him out of his playpen, gave him a mop with a dry head on it, and cheered him on while he HELPED me..He is an awesome duster! ha ha ha.. it helps of course that the duster is this crazy turquoise Fuzzy stick thing.. He took his work very seriously, tongue sticking out the side of his mouth..and i would point out spots he missed, and he would go at them with great fervor..then i would say Ohhhh nice job dude!! that looks SO good! and he'd drop the duster and clap for himself and scream YaYYY! freaking hilarious. I LOVE too.. that I can enlist his help instead of trying to clean AND entertain him/keep him out of trouble. He also figured out this weekend how to use a fork to actually pick stuff up. I just love the look on his face.. like.. Oh my GOD!!! THAT is what this thing DOES!! I AM A GENIUS! He discovered headphones.. also a MIRACULOUS discovery "whooooa!!" he says his eyes light up, he does a little dance, then takes the headphone out of his ear, squints and looks into it..pts it back up to his ear.. whoaaa.. Saturday morning was beautiful, sunny, glorious day We went to the grocery store early.. then decided last minute to go through the car wash.. BAD IDEA usually I do the car wash after work, NOT with Ode in the car we get in there.. and we're talking away.. Odes in the backseat holding his new easter bunny he got at the grocery store The brushes start going over the car and i look back there, trying to be nonchalant, because as soon as the machine started it occured to me this might not go well (you think?) Odes sitting there, playing w the rabbit, and looking out the window.. slowly his smile turns to a frown he looks a little nervous I try to distract him "Hey buddy look at mama! we're at the carwash! cool!" he does okay until the giant BOOM brush drops down over the hood, making a huge roar! (oh $@&!) I think to myself the boom brush makes contact with the hood, making the car bounce..like a giant hairy blue and red spinning monster poor Ode loses his mind.. holding his easter bunny over his face and screaming. We cant drive out of the car wash, we're pinned in!!!!!!!! i totally would have driven out MID-Wash if it was possible a clean car is totally not worth a traumatized kid.. anyways we made it through the house of horrors that is the car wash with mom and dad almost as traumatized as the kid Wow who knew that you could make such an INTENSLY bad decision on a sunny saturday morning, leaving the supermarket!? Ode is starting to put words together he very much LOVES outside AHSide!! he shrieks! yesterday he was trying to tell me he wanted to go outside.. and i was playing dumb.. finally he says.. SHOES!!! bye bye!! Ahside!! Ahside!! bye bye! shoes! shoes! shoes!! i couldn't ignore this earnest attempt at expressing in language as opposed to pointing, whining exactly what he wanted.. He wanted to go byebye, outside.. and knew he needed his shoes on to do it. i repeated back to him what i thought he was saying.. and he yelled YAY!! (he is probably thinking.. geesh my Mom is slow on the pickup!! how many times/ways do I have to say it!!?) Ahside! its so amazing to watch him learn to do things for the first time

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sappy Post WARNING - This song makes me cry!

Now Im not generally a big country music fan.
But the radio station on my phone occasionally busts out w a country song
this one
every time it comes on I get all choked up and teary eyed (sappy sod)
anyways it just played
and reminded me
I was talking to my friend the other night.. we've been friends since we were very small.
and we were spilling our guts to each other because we hadn't talked in months
and was I telling her that sometimes
life is just like this..

you know when you're driving down the freeway,
and its night,
and its starts to FREAKING POUR rain,
and you realize your windshield wipers need to be replaced because you cant see a damn thing
and at first you panic and feel like you should just stop right there
but your on the FREEWAY
you CANT STOP
you have to keep going
or the guy behind you will slam into you
so you work with what little visibility youve got
white knuckled
and unsure
and a little bit terrified because you cant see where youre going to well
and you JUST KEEP GOING

life is like that for her right now

life has been like that for me at times in the last year

and your family

and your friends

are the ones who stand by you
.. even if its just by listening
if your brave enough to share with them your troubles



heres the song..


It’s like a storm
That cuts a path
It’s breaks your will
It feels like that

You think your lost
But your not lost
on your own
Your not alone
I will stand by you
I will help you through
When you’ve done all you can do
If you can’t cope

I will dry your eyes
I will fight your fight
I will hold you tight
And I wont let go

It hurts my heart
To see you cry
I know it’s dark
This part of life
Oh it finds us all
And we’re too small
To stop the rain
Oh but when it rains

I will stand by you
I will help you through
When you’ve done all you can do
And you can’t cope
I will dry your eyes
I will fight your fight
I will hold you tight

-rascal flatts

solar flares!

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Solar-Flare-Up-Could-Fry-Satellites-Reroute-Planes-Make-Pretty-Lights-71883.html

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

what are you grateful for?

i am grateful...
for being able to breathe
for sunshine on my face
for a green thermos full of hot coffee
that Sherpa calls me "Loretta!"..it used to piss me off, because thats not anywhere near my name..but now every time i hear him yellit through the house it cracks me up
for nutty people they are the color/smelly markers in the box of black and white pens
for headphones at work!
Lady Gaga
the smell of peeling an orange