Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Lazy Saturday

Well, I'm still fighting off the trolls. As offensive as I am, I'm glad some of you keep coming back. I told one of the trolls (every time I say this word, I start singing the Grumpy Old Troll song from Dora the Explorer, I just can't help it) in my comments section that I will gladly remove the word "conservative" from my section of "about me" because if that is what a conservative is, I want no part of it. Maybe I'll change the word to Republican. For while I don't agree with everything the Republican party or President Bush wants to do, it is more where my political orientations lie. The big issues - I guess is the way to say it - are right-leaning. I'm a little on the pervy side, so I guess that is offensive. Turn back now if it bothers you. My apologies.

Ok *taking deep breaths* back to the task at hand. I'm re-reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in anticipation of the Half-Blood Prince coming out this summer. I'm so excited. I think I'll go reserve a copy at Hasting's this week. The book is much more fun the second time, around, too, because I don't have to think quite as hard at remembering who is who since I have some familiarity with it from before. This book introduces a lot of new characters and since I can never read very much at one time with a busy life with three children, then it is a little harder to absorb than if I had hours of peace and quiet in which to read. Regardless, I anticipate getting some reading in while I'm waiting for my breast sonogram this afternoon. I'm very anxious about it and can feel my stomach churning. I forgot to ask when I'd get my results back, but I bet it is no longer than a week or two at most. I'm not terribly worried about it. Ok, so I just lied. I am anxious about it, but I'm far too busy to waste too much time thinking about it. I have to get everyone ready for my return to work on Jan. 24. Plus, I have at least two stories to write in the next week for my freelance work. I got another assignment on Friday for a Homeland Security publication. I'm very excited about this one. I believe it coincides well with my political opinions.

And, lastly, Army of Dad took Pickle to the gun range this morning to shoot the 22 he got for the boys for Christmas. Since Pickle made the A honor roll, this was a special dad-kid time by themselves. The boy was afraid to go because the one and only time he has ever shot, it was a 12-gauge and it had a giant kickback on it and it hurt. So, he is concerned this will hurt. I think once he gets there and realizes this won't hurt, he'll love it. He started karate last night, too. He loved it! Here he is beaming in his new uniform. He was a little embarrassed about his chest showing, but he got over that quickly and really enjoyed himself.


  • At 3:14 PM, January 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The Harry Potter re-read is a good idea. My wife and I both LOVE the books and also like the movies.

    I have a hard time finding much time to read since becoming a parent. I recently started listening to audio books - in the car, cutting grass, doing other chores, etc.


  • At 3:53 PM, January 15, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I am still struggling to find the Harry Potter books on tape. I looked into buying them at Barnes and Noble, but they're $35 and up depending upon which book. Wowsers! That is too rich for my muggle blood. I don't have a vault full of knuts to purchase them with. *sorry for the geek joke* It comes naturally.

    The library NEVER has them in and our local library doesn't even have all of them. *sigh* I would love to listen to them often. Maybe, hmmm, that would be a good anniversary gift Army of Dad. Hint, hint.

  • At 9:24 PM, January 15, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I haven't gone to mugglenet, but I go to the Leaky Cauldron and occasionally to JK Rowling's site. It is very cool, too. I keep meaning to post a link to it, but then I get distracted and forget. I'm enjoying reading this. Just not doing all my chores that I should be doing, but hey, it is nice to relax now and then.

    Had the sonogram done today and will likely hear something next week. The tech didn't have access to my last ultrasound results, so she couldn't tell me if anything had changed. *sigh*


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