Sunday, December 23, 2012 Christmas

Back when I was a sailing instructor I had one of my students show up for class over an hour late.  At a military camp, this was totally unacceptable behavior, and most other students would come with a note or a REALLY good story if even ten minutes late.  This kid just waltzed up, looked at the attendance sheet and in the thickest Spanish/mobster accent ever said, "So I'm a little late.  Just chill."

What could I do?  Best line ever.  The kid got off scott free.

So, when I have absolutely no excuses, I just like to repeat this kid's amazing logic.

Here comes Halloween.  I'm a little late, just chill.

Madelyn was a "Rosy Vampiress"  I have no idea what that means, but according to Maddie, it's a real thing.  It involves a vampire a princess and a red dress.  Apparently they hiss at cameras.

Jude was Luigi - and was asked ALL day if his mustache was on upside down.  It wasn't ... I googled it. 

This was Ella's third costume of the day, and the only photographed one, so we'll say she was super girl with leftover princess accessories.  Happy kid.

A picture of Maddie and Jude's choir concert.  This was also Jude's last concert because later that day he cried and admitted that he really hated choir, he only went because Maddie begged him to do it with her. Is is sad that I was actually happy to hear him say that?!  

Four Happy Hallowieners   Halloweeners.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Done Protesting

I have a few posts sitting in my "unpublished" file...just staring me in the face.  I want to publish them, but stupid Google is now charging me a monthly fee to upload pictures.  You probably want to know what this new outlandish fee is, so I will swallow my pride and admit that I have been protesting blogging over a $4/month fee.  Yes, you ARE a mathematician and have correctly deduced that I am pouting over a mere $48/year, but it's the principal here - not the cash.

I assumed that my blog was important enough that Google would think, "Oh my gosh!  Melissa has stopped blogging!  We have got to do away with this new policy!"  But Mr. Google has yet to knock on my door offering his sincerest apologies, asking me to please reconsider and rejoin his amazing family of bloggers.  So, moral of the win some you lose some.  Blog anyway.

So, the next time I sit down at my computer, and choose to post those blog entries just waiting to be published, I am going to suck it up and give google my soul.

But - back me up here....just for mere validation purposes.  Having to pay for something that used to be free sucks, right?  EVEN if it's only $4/month?