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Monday, May 15, 2006

"If we beat ourselves, then we will win!"
- India Turman
India made this pronouncement at breakfast. She has a little Yogi Berra going on...it makes a spacy kind of sense, I think. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I like it.
Food was our battleground today. Kate is a little pig and happily chews away on whatever you give her (even if it is a non-perishable item) but India has always struggled with eating enough. In addition, she can be fairly headstrong...I know you are all wondering where she gets that...and sometimes she uses food as her power source. She refused to eat lunch or finish her milk today, and the rule is that she does not get an afternoon snack if she doesn't eat. Normally she accepts this gracefully and we all go about our business as usual, but today India became EVIL CHILD FROM HELL when she woke up from nap and remembered that she had sabotaged her own snack. It was an hour of wailing, moaning, pouting, sighing, cajoling, and ultimately....yelling. If she knew how to curse she would have, and I came close myself. During the entire fracas Kate steadily munched on her goldfish, a happy song in her little head, oblivious. What a skill.
Our printer died this weekend, so yesterday when we went to Maryland we bought a new one. It is INCREDIBLE! I need to review the manual, but I'm pretty sure that it vacuums and does our taxes. I don't think I've ever been so excited about a machine, but we are talking going from something that barely printed to something that faxes, scans, copies, prints photos (even from a negative) and does all kinds of other fancy little tricks that I will never master. All you computer geeks who have inspired me of late should be very proud of yourselves; I'm almost becoming a full-fledged technology user (although I still refuse to use my cell phone except for emergencies, dislike most gadgets, won't text message anyone and will never preprogram telephone numbers into ANY device). I'm too tired to play with it tonight, but tomorrow is our 14th wedding anniversary so maybe I will try to scan a wedding photo in tomorrow...'til then, I've got nothing good to share except some stock photos of the dogs.

12 comments:

Joyce family said...

Great pictures of the dogs. Just two? We have two as well and no cats. Food battles - well here Mike has caught some type of stomach bug but it doesn't seem to be exactly the same as Landon and I had.

The Turmanators said...

Just 2. We also have a cat (the one who left me a Mother's Day surprise)that Tracy is allergic to and lives outside. We have been planning to add chickens to the mix, but Tracy is in charge of disaster planning for our hospital and has WAY too much knowledge about Avian Flu so he has stated the chickens will have to wait...Cliff, you can relate here I know!

Clare said...

Happy Anniversary!

El said...

Turmanators - I finally just caught up on all your blog entries Amy! I should make time to read it every day, but it's like reading a funny book so I enjoy catching up every couple of days. Plus, if there's a day you can't write, I will be very sad, so best to just check in every so often. Now I have you bookmarked in our favorites :) Reading all of your entries makes me miss you all SO MUCH! It brings you so much closer and makes me remember spending time with you and Tracy like it was yesterday. I am so sorry to read about your grandmother. I can't believe how much life has gone by since we were last together. I am knowing that William and I MUST plan a visit to the Shore. We will have to board our two babies - now almost 11 month old terrier mixes from Mississippi (we adopted them at 3 months after Katrina)(we think we've finally figured out that they are - shhh - American Pit Bulls - but don't tell anyone because it tends to scare people). They are the sweetest dogs - sisters. I will send a picture soon. And one of the human kids too. Doggies are Hilary (Yes, named for the one, the only, H.D. - by the way, if you are lucky, Hilary Duff will be a flash in the pan by the time your girls would be interested. Alas,, I am sure there will be some new glam gal out there. Jordan and I got the pleasure of seeing Ms. Duff in concert last summer - we did have fun Mom/daughter time I must say. It was so worth watching Jordan's experience. So I added Hilary Duff to the list that includes Robert Plant, The Grateful Dead, Jimmy Buffett, The Police, and more. BIG sigh here. The other pup's name is Ali. Jake got to choose her name which was going to be "Jonathan" until we told him she was a girl. Then he just popped out with Ali - who knows where that came from. The kids tell people they have their own dogs, but we all know that they really belong to me - they are mama's girls.
William is in Chicago until late Friday. Guess it would be prudent to see what else I can get done in the 20 minutes before the bus arrives. Promising to do a much better job of keeping in touch. Thanks for getting the ball rolling!! Much love, El

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