Monthly Archives: November 2006

Do You Pay Your Taxes?

We sure would like to keep more of the money Alan works so hard for.

My sister sent me this link to a documentary about income taxes and how there is no law that requires us to pay this tax. I’ve just started watching it.

I’ve come to a point in the film where they’re talking about education, highway construction, and defense. Well they say our income taxes don’t pay for those things. IT DOESN’T?! I’m thinking. They are paid through state tax, gas tax, and corporate taxes. Then a question was raised as to where is the financial statement that shows how our money is spent. You know, I ask Alan this whenever tax time comes around. How is our money spent?

The film is very interesting so far. I believe it came out just this year. The director made it available on Google, the entire film is here, America: Freedom To Fascism.

WIP Friday – Two to Start With

Work in progress this Friday. It’s going to be tic tac toe. There’s supposed to be 5 rabbits and 4 carrots but I’m going to have 4 rabbits and 5 carrots. More carrots so the rabbits won’t go hungry. Silly. I know. Maybe I’ll just make 5 of each…


I sew very slowly, very, very slowly.

I obviously didn’t cut very carefully (there are points where there aren’t supposed to be points. That’s what happens when you are in a mad rush to make something).

And I don’t have nice consistent stitches (well not as nice as I would like but of course that will change with practice).

From ISBN 452903559X.

Food for the Belly

I love it when Isabelle eats in her little high chair and when I take her out there is all this food stuck on her big belly. In this picture she was eating Cheerios. When I took off her sweatshirt she had about 18 Cheerios in there. Stuck to her belly. :-D

Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All About You..

Great. Now that song is stuck in my head. Ok heavy image post ahead.

The bunnies, carrots, and tic tac toe board are all done. I’m still working on a way to enclose it but have gotten sidetracked with my camera. I’m getting to know it better, I’ve started using the manual setting. I’ve taken a photography class before and I’ve read some books and articles online and now it is finally starting to click. FINALLY.

I want to learn how to take great pictures. How do other people do it? Christine was just recently asking the same thing. I am not completely happy with my pictures. I feel like I’m missing something. Sometimes I see photos and I’m just: wow, how do they do that? I want pictures like that.

I wish I had retained more from the photography class I took. But unfortunately it was an early class and with me being a night owl, nothing from the class stuck. I keep saying I want to take another class but who has the time.

It was hard taking these pictures. Isabelle is moving around so much. I’m not very quick with manual focus and getting all the settings right was slow going. But at least I have something now. When I first started in manual setting the pictures were completely white or completely black. Much improved now. :)

And now I will subject you to the rest of my efforts.

Watching tv.

What mommy?


AHH NO! Playing with my wacom pen! I didn’t have the heart to take it away from her.

She does this cute thing when she sits. She aims with her butt like you see in this picture and then plants herself down.

And yes…sucking on the Wacom pen. It’s not really a good idea. Once when I let her do that, it worked funny.

And there, all done.

Silly Parent #27, Wanting to Wake The Baby

Wow I haven’t done a silly parent in a long time!

So the other day Isabelle was asleep. And we wanted her awake. I can’t remember why. So Alan was staring at her. Like hovering, crazy, wake up NOW cute baby kind of staring. I can’t remember if that got her awake. I’m thinking no.

So why do I mention this? Well she’s asleep and I want her awake. Think crazy staring will work? :-D We are late sleepers and late risers here. But the time change threw us off again. She’s been sleeping early some nights and late others. It usually happens when she goes down for her second nap and just sleeps through the night instead of waking up. But that means no dinner for us or the dogs and no showers. I so like food and showers.

Oh well guess I’ll get dinner and a shower tomorrow.

Go read Silly parent #26, Crayons.