2 girls 1 blog (we’re sisters silly, what were you thinking?)

I’ve never properly introduced myself, I am karekare, PJM’s lil’ sister. On occasion I will be posting here…like this, or this this, and..oh yeah that one, but not this one (that was PJM’s). I hope this clears any confusion.

It’s kind of her to give me the keys to her blog, hope she doesn’t regret it.

Me and my sis…enjoy. (that is our brother in the background)

Halloween, what were you anyways PJM? (she is wearing orange) I was an angel but as the day wore on, my costume fell apart.

We never did hear back from the modeling agency.

And when I look at this one I always seem to hear this sound or maybe more like this. There are a total of four kids -but because of my V.T.B. (very tall bangs) there was no more room in the studio for our oldest brother.

I will be in lock down for the next four months, due to the sheriff’s academy. I will try my best to sneak back in, if not see you in 2009!

gift giving is an art form

When my sis (PJM) gives a gift, a laugh is usually followed. Over the years I’ve acquired, His and Hers pillow cases courtesy of Ebay (she was outbid on the Clay Aiken pillow case – I’m not kidding), and a box of crap found around her house (I think PJM emptied her entire junk drawer and mailed it’s contents to me).

One of my favorites will always be my Anna doll….

While getting the mail today I found this

Now that is another classic PJM gift!

Hurry up and get cold

Now that the kids are back in school, to me summer is over…even though it stays flippin hot through October in San Diego. I love buying jackets, too bad I only get to wear them about three times a year. I have been eyeing this one…The etsy shop is called Little Houses

Not sure I am ready to spend $210.00 at the moment, a girl can dream..can’t she?

(Hey PJM, my birthday is coming up)

Her pain..I feel

Call me crazy, I don’t care! I once read in TimeLife books, a woman burned her arm and her sister, 30 miles away, felt a similar pain. Well, there was a strong breeze in San Diego and I think it was a hint of Fay. I grabbed the kids and ran in the house. It was a close call! Here is an image of the aftermath.

We are not going to batten down the hatches yet….I will keep you updated. Pray that we don’t lose power.

Tropical Storm Fay Is Saving Me Money *cough*

[UPDATE] Hi, karekare here (PJM’s lil sis)…I was just informed via cell phone that power is out. The sky is not falling yet…but not sure when she’ll be back.

PJdaddy and I are looking to get a pool this winter. We’ve got a boatload of trees that need to be removed from our backyard for this and in our front yard we need to get rid of them because I’m flippin tired of them sapping all over my car. There’s nothing worse than being in my standard morning rush to drop the kids off to school, I’m late, I’m barefoot and braless and praying my car doesn’t break down because I don’t want anyone to see me like this and I grab my minivan’s doorhandle and get a great big gob of sap in my hand. I hate that. I want those trees gone. And besides that, they’re a hazzard because if an actual hurricane hit, those puppies would destroy our home.

Tropical Storm Fay has been kind enough to help me with some of our tree issues.

TIMBER! This is a tangled mess of 3 trees that have fallen in our backyard. They’re resting every so gently on our back fence.

This is one of those sappers! Good riddance! If you listen real close, you can hear the tree calling to it’s comrades. I hope the tree fairies don’t kill me tonight because I celebrated when they lost one of their own.

I had to sleep with every single one of my stuffed animals on my bed because I was certain that if one was forgotten on the floor it would get all jealous and kill me in the middle of the night.

I actually got to see this particular branch fall because I was outside checking out this other branch that I’m expecting to fall on top of our house any minute now. The neighbors came running outside when they heard this branch fall. I’m pretty sure they thought I’d backed into one of their cars again.

This is the “pool” I let the kids dig back in February. The dirt in our backyard is actually sand, so it normally just sucks any rainwater right in. The hole is a little over two feet deep and is completely filled with rainwater. I’m pretty sure it’s going to look like this any day now.

The kids won’t be swimming in this……………maybe.

Notice our turtles are still there? Unless they’ve washed away, or have hatched and have been imprisoned in their little white trash shelter. Kare-kare says they’re prolly in there banging their little tin cups against the prison bars.

Messy, messy.

The outside of my house is starting to look like the inside of my house. C.H.A.O.S. (if you’re a flylady, you know what that means)

Tropical Storm Fay is slower than molasses in the winter, she’s just not going away. Oh yeah and she’s defied all sorts of stuff that the weathermen have predicted…yadda, yadda, yadda. Don’t they say that with every big storm?

On a related note, Abbadon goes kite surfing this week while on vacation in Florida.

[UPDATE] Two more branches down

Seriously, we’ve probably saved about $400 in tree removal so far.

Summer’s Finally Over, My Kids Went Back To School And Tropical Storm Fay Decides To Show Her Bad Self

Monday the clouds open up and sunshine from heaven rained down on me, my kids were going back to school. Tuesday evening we load up in the car to get our school supplies, turn on the radio and hear school’s gonna be closed on Wednesday and Thursday because of a possible hurricane. My kids rejoiced, I wept.

MUTHER EFFER! What the hee haw heck? I cannot win can I?

Last night about 6 or 7 households gathered up in my neighbor’s driveway and we had a “hurricane party”. No, we were not sitting there as the hurricane passed over us,  in fact, it’s not even a hurricane, it’s a tropical storm. We just used the coming storm as an excuse to have a party because no one had to work the next day. Everything’s been shut down.

Vodka and I are not on speaking terms today and there seems to be a run on Advil at the local grocery store.

We just got the electricity back on after 3 and a half hours and have three trees down total (two were from the storms we had a couple days ago). So far we’re doin pretty good and it’s not a hurricane and there’s no flooding at the moment for us,  so we’re lucky…………….and, I must admit, as long as my kids are safe and warm, I’m pretty ok with the fact that they’re home with me.

Why Don’t My Kids Go Down This Easy?

Is my voice that bad?

h/t courtesy of pjdaddy

clarification: the dude in the video is not pjdaddy. this is just a random youtube video making the rounds