Thursday, May 28, 2009


Yes, you read it right. Pertoguhfer. That is what Alex wants to be when he grows up, if not a policeman or artist. I will have to find some of his "work" and post it. I love the way he pronounces's been like this since he was a baby. Many of these are no longer said this way....but man was it cute when they were:

bercept = except (he still says bercept)

rayroh-roh-roh crocking = railroad crossing (at about 18 months. NO idea why or how it came out that way but there you go)

trigamo = triangle (my favorite. I was so bummed when he pronounced it correctly...)

Ry-bee = when Alex was about 12 mos., this is what he called Ryan. It went something like this:

wubie = movie as in "i wanna watch a wubie" (emphasis on WUUU)

pertoguhfer = photographer (the latest installment of Alexisms).

I remember when the kids saw Finding Nemo.

Alex: Mommy, can we watch the wubie, Fining Momo?

Ryan: It's Nemo.

Alex: dat's what I said. Momo

Ryan: No Alex, NE-mo. Say it with me: NE

Alex: NE

Ryan: MO

Alex: MO

Ryan: NEMO

Alex: MO-MO! (triumphantly. Ryan slaps his own forehead with palm of his hand. Mom tries to hide laughter).

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.

- Thucydides

Let us not forget this weekend, the reason for Memorial Day, the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, our liberty, our lives.
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Ok, Ok, yes I have succumbed. I failed to blog. One day. Then another. Next thing I knew it was weeks...which, as you find out when you hit 40, rather rapidly (if not exponentially) changes into months...that and one forgets their password...I have a lot of excuses, you know. I was out of town more than I was home, so when I got home I just didn't feel right sitting at my computer blogging or facebooking when I hadn't seen my family for a week. And then I had to turn around and leave town again, for several weeks it seemed. It's just one of those times at work for me, being an accreditation year. I first went to Atlanta for about 4 days, and then the following week was gone for 6 days for an accreditation visit at a differnt nuke (I call it my recon mission, in preparation for our visit in September), home for a week and then gone again for several days for a workshop in Atlanta. And then our director decided to send me off to DC for a few days for a conference. So I was wiped out - especially since hubby has been working six-12's for the Unit 3 outage. I could barely breathe when it was time to pack for our vacation - you know you're stressed when you'd rather stay home than go away! But I'm so glad we went!!!

So after much scolding from many of my friends, I am making it right again....I'm back to my blog, new password and all, and in a few short moments will post a picture album from Disney World (we just got back last night!).