Thursday, January 31, 2008


I will be sure to post the adventures in the birth of Lucia Anne Olson but I am typing with only one hand.. enjoy these pics in the meantime.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Phil Collins- The tangled web he weaves...

Yesterday the song "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins came on the radio as my friend, JR, and I were pulling into Red Lobster. My friend explained that the song was about an incident where Phil was molested on a boat and then later in life was given a front row ticket to a Phil Collins' show to be exposed by spotlight while Phil sang this song.

Here is an example of another myth taken from the Internet: "I heard that there is a significance to the song "In the Air Tonight." A friend told me that it was written about an incident that happened when Phil was a youth. He said it was something about a drowning and that he invited some guy that he new that watched a friend of his drown. At the end of the concert he finished with that song, and had that guy he new was arrested after the show."

I looked up a bit more and unfortunately the story is not that exciting. There are several variations of this myth. Another one got around that Phil witnessed a drowning where a man refused to help the victim and was unable to help himself.

In fact, the song was written as a result of Phil's divorce from his first wife. He didn't write it in one night and he didn't expose anyone by spotlight. He actually wrote it as a result of experimenting with new "drum machine" technology that had just come out. Nonetheless, its a pretty chilling song to listen to and it was a fun thing to think about for a day even if, "It's all been a pack of lies!" (Ha ha)

Here are the song lyrics for those who are curious:

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord
I've been waiting for this moment, all my life, Oh Lord
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord, Oh Lord
Well, if you told me you were drowning
I would not lend a hand
I've seen your face before my friend
But I don't know if you know who I am
Well, I was there and I saw what you did
I saw it with my own two eyes
So you can wipe off the grin, I know where you've been
It's all been a pack of lies

And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord
I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, Oh Lord
I can feel it in the air tonight, Oh Lord, Oh Lord
And I've been waiting for this moment all my life, Oh Lord, Oh Lord
Well I remember, I remember don't worry
How could I ever forget, it's the first time, the last time we ever met
But I know the reason why you keep your silence up, no you don't fool me
The hurt doesn't show; but the pain still grows
It's no stranger to you or me
And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord...

p.s. I like to look up urban legends and myths on "". It's something fun to do when you're bored.

Happy Birthday Patrick, you rascal!

Sorry I can't be there to celebrate with you and your family... I'll make you a little cousin to meet this week. I hope you can meet him/her very soon! Kent and I miss you!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!
I hope you have a romantic dinner and a nice evening... Is this #39?
Love you!
p.s. still no baby

Friday, January 18, 2008

Breaking News: Olivia was Hit Hard with appointments this Week
Here is a picture of one pathetic and exhausted Olivia Olson. She was groomed yesterday and had her teeth cleaned and wellness exam today in preparation of Baby "O". They put gunk in her eyes to keep them moist during the cleaning (hence, the weird look). Good thing we took her because it turns out she had a small UT infection. I feel pretty guilty because in my heavily pregnant state I've been sore at her when she asks to go outside a gazillion times to pee. We even started kenneling her overnight because she was getting us up every couple of hours. Anyway, upon her return home she headed straight for our bed and is still asleep. I don't expect much excitement out of her today.

The Nursery: A work in Progress...
Well, Kent and I have gradually painting and putting things together for the nursery. Here is what it is looking like lately... Also I featured the stencil and the Clock that Momma Obert gave us. Uncle Bernie gave us the Harley bear which I promptly put into the baby carrier that Uncle Jim and Aunt Mary gave us and carried it around the house. I knitted the froggy huggum's blanket for Lil "O".

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Bowling for Kids Sake with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program
I will be participating in the "Bowl for Kids Sake" fundraiser again this year. You can visit my Donation webpage by clicking the link. As some of you may remember I also participated in this last year. Many of the children I work with and am very close to benefit from this program and it is one that is close to my heart. I have a very modest goal of $200.oo. Please help me reach that goal.
Thank You!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year (pregnant style) to you too!
Well, today is my last day of holiday break before going back to work tomorrow (that should be interesting). Tomorrow will be a full day, as well, because I have caucusing and a doctor's appointment.
Today I am at 36 weeks. One more week makes my baby full term and I could go into labor any day. My advice has been to enjoy this time before baby and I feel I have, for the most part. Being home while Kent is at work as well as having friends and family out of town has been admittedly boring and has increased the feelings of "waiting". Moving around isn't very fun but I have floated in a pool and gone for a walk amongst the snow and ice.
Olivia didn't like that very much. About half way through the walk she looked at me dejectedly with her tail between her legs. I resolved to picking her up for a spell and sticking her in my coat for a little warm up. The walk was OK but I had the urge to pee for most of it.
As for the New Year... It was a really nice one. Kent had to work. I had friends over for dinner. I made tater-tot casserole which was agreeable with everyone including the kiddos. The chocolate milk was also a huge hit! We ate left over holiday sweets for dessert. At about 8pm everyone went to their respective New Year's plans.
I went with Melissa and Sara for our regular poker group. I enjoyed watching as my friends got inebriated and acted silly and racked in the dough (a whole $6.05 above my $5 buy in) at the end of the night! I drove home the drunkies and then settled in with my sleeping hubby for the night.
The next morning, Kent made me breakfast and we had a very relaxing and cozy New Year's day. He built his LEGO deathstar and I knitted the baby blanket I've been working on for Baby "O" (sorry, I didn't take any pictures of my adventures).
I guess I just need to hang in there. This coming weekend Kent and I have our birthing class and the following weekend is the Baby shower. After that- Baby "O" is welcome anytime.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

At the risk of posting something political I wanted to brag a bit about my friend and poker buddy who made NATIONAL NEWS! Click here or here to read about what Brian Hagmeier said about being a republican in support of Barak Obama.