Liz' s Musings's

Liz's musings on life – mostly her kids though.

11/30/06 This is profound November 30, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 9:15 am

I got this from The Slate at

“The relevance of Third Reich Germany to today’s America is not that Bush equals Hitler or that the United States government is a death machine. It’s that it provides a rather spectacular example of the insidious process by which decent people come to regard the unthinkable as not only thinkable but doable, justifiable. Of the way freethinkers and speakers become compliant and self-censoring. Of the mechanism by which moral or humanistic categories are converted into bureaucratic ones. And finally, of the willingness with which we hand control over to the state and convince ourselves that we are the masters of our destiny.”


11/29/06 Anyone want to buy a house? November 29, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 8:26 pm

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11/28/06 It snowed yesterday and today November 28, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 7:19 pm

You can see the snow on the right side of the picture. It looked better on the camera. I was home sick yesterday with Christopher’s cold. We went to the doctor yesterday and he has an ear infection. Good thing he loves antibiotics … unlike the cat who does projectile spit up with it.

So I salted the drive this evening. That is really strange. It’s sort of like feeding chickens … not that I’ve ever done that. But I’ve seen it done on TV. I can deal with snow, but ice is kind of scary.


11/25/06 You Tube Addict November 25, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 6:38 pm

It’s bad enough that Christopher wants to watch Elmo on Sesame Street during every waking moment. But today Thomas got him addicted to You Tube. ARGH!!! There are these puppets (Fluff & Stuff) singing popular songs and the videos are quite good. We watched Major Tom (The Who) and Million Dollars (Bare Naked Ladies). But now everytime Christopher comes in the office that’s all he wants to do.


11/24/06 Black Friday 2006 November 24, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 7:47 am

People are just freakin’ crazy! And we’re not the only ones. Thomas actually got up at 4:30am to go to Best Buy. It was the only store that had anything that we were willing to get up early for. When he got there the parking lot was overflowing and there was a line around the building. The first people in line had tents set up. Needless to say they were out of what we wanted. So he came home. I have decided that NOTHING is worth camping out in front of a store and missing your Thanksgiving dinner. Next year we’re sleeping in. The rest of the world may have cheaper Christmas presents but we’ll get sleep!



11/23/06 Happy Thanksgiving 2006! November 23, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 12:14 pm

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! It’s a typical rainy November day here in Oregon. No surprises there. The stepsons are at their mom’s this year, so it’s just Thomas, Christopher, and me. Christopher is down for his second nap of the day … his first one being from 6 – 7am. The little bugger woke up at 4:20am … oy!!! We’re going to my in-laws for an early dinner. It’s the usual; turkey, stuffing, asparagus, rolls, salad, cranberry sauce, and my mom’s candied yams. It’s just not the holidays without those.

Christopher watched part of the Macy’s parade. He likes Barry Manilow! Well, I think he liked mommy singing with Barry. Since the kid is sleeping I think I am going to read the paper.

Enjoy your day!


11/22/06 Four Days off!!! November 22, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 4:25 pm

Oh thank goodness for long weekends! I even got to come home early from work. Unfortunately Christopher is napping. So here I sit at the computer, like I don’t sit at one all day normally.

I started Auditing II yesterday. It’s the last of my ‘core’ classes!!! Hooray!!! The end is near!!! I got a B or a B+ in Auditing I. I had an A- going in to the last week, but I toasted the final exam. I hate multiple choice tests, especially when their sole purpose is to trick you. Is it tomato or tomahto? Well f**k, I don’t really know, it could be both.

Is anyone going to brave the Black Friday sales??? I perused the Wal-Mart and Target Friday ads on-line today. There is nothing I absolutely have to have at either store. Who knows what the big boys want. Christopher will be happy with a couple of wooden spoons. Thomas & I just want our old house to sell.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!