Thursday, January 29, 2009

"She's a very extraordinary sort of girl"- I LOVE Gilbert o'Sullivan

We had our ultrasound today to see our baby and make sure it is all healthy.
Our baby was super healthy, and when determining the sex, this is what the technician saw.....

Look out world! Here comes Alice Michaela Hamaker!
We are oh so pumped.:)

ps.I still have another person who needs to post on the craft post down below!
pps.Sorry I haven't posted pix for awhile, as soon as I know the five people to make crafts for (SEE BELOW) I will get on top of a million pix waiting to download into my computer from my sweet action camera.:)
ppps.I LOVE Gilbert O'Sullivan. He wrote the song CLAIR, that I was named for. He also wrote the above song lyric in the title of this post. Here are the complete lyrics. GO listen to it on Youtube it rocks. He also wrote the original emo sound. Try and listen to "Alone Again Naturally" and tell me it isn't true.

Lyrics to A Very Extraordinary Sort Of Girl :
She could take a leaf upon a tree and turn it into gold
Just as she could take a piece of rope which on its own will fold
You see, she's a very extraordinary sort of girl

She can take a stone and eat it just as if it were a cake
You could be surprised to see the sort of things that she can bake
You see, she's a very extraordinary sort of girl

Who is just the same as you and me
In every way with quality she's perfect
But if you take her out
Remember she can break your heart in two
But she'll put it back, glue it together, make it look brand new
You see, she's a very extraordinary sort of female, woman
You know the type
[ A Very Extraordinary Sort Of Girl Lyrics on ]

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"From me to you" Beattles rock dude

Lucky You!!

Annjilla Baillio has a really fun sort of giveaway/tag going on. So, I'm playing along. Check it out!
Lucky you!
The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!

2. What I create will be just for you.

3. It'll be done this year. {might be a little while}

4. You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a story. It may be poetry or an article on properly cleaning your face before a masque. I may draw or paint something. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!

5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first

5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!

*Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!*

Friday, January 16, 2009

"I'm comin' out of the shower, I am a singer"

For those of you who have noticed that all of our post titles are song titles or lyrics, it is good to note that the above song title is a song I have commisioned BJ to write about people "coming out of the shower" because they are singers. I think that is HILARIOUSLY HILARIOUS. It makes me laugh every time. It would be a real belty broadway piece, or maybe a conglomerate of a bunch of different types of music sung in the shower.:)

Anyways, tomorrow at 2 I have a singing recital. I AM NERVOUS! I always get nervous before I perform on stage. It is really awful. I rehearse TERRIBLY as a general rule and then perform quite good I must say. I blame it on the fact that in high school when I was Sandy in GREASE and Kim in BYE BYE BIRDIE, we never had real rehersals. The first all-cast rehersal we had for BYE BYE BIRDIE was opening night...I kid you not. Anyways, I get THROW UP NERVOUS, but as soon as I get started on stage, weather permitting, I ussually do well. Anyways, I am nervous about tomorrow especially since I have been battling a cold and one song in particular is high enough in my register that the area where I am congested prevents me from singing the song very well. Maybe there will be a miracle and I will be magicly turned into a daisy for the day. Daisies are such nice flowers and don't have to sing infront of people. I must admit that after I perform I ussually get this huge high and want to do it again right then. I am so shameful. I think I am afraid that I actually might have some little talent. I am such a shy ham, it is ridiculous. Anyways, anyone thinking about me tomorrow, please blow a kiss in my general direction and hope I break a leg (or turn into a daisy).

Sunday, January 11, 2009

"With a willow willow waley"

I just have to say my birthday super rocked, and I have to give a super shout out to BJ, HERBS, and Hoops and Yoyo. In that order. Also, my kids are a most serious source of joy lately. I absolutely adore their little crazy, sunshiney selves.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Happy Birthday to [me]"

I have been tagged by the awesome Lady Baillio for randomness!

List 16 Random Things About Yourself. Anything Random You Can Come Up With. If I Tag You and You Don't Want to Participate...Don't Worry. No Hard Feelings!

1.It is my birthday today and I am sick sick SICK. But my stock of herbs are in ready stead and my lover is off to Walgreens to get me, what he calls, a fool proof way to clear up sinus pressure...a hot water bottle.

2.I love green lately. Green as in the color. I really like green CLOTHES. Oh yes. It is so the new blue.

3.My favorite number is five. I am five feet tall. There are five letters in my first name. If I had kept all my names when I got married I would have five names(Clair Annette Reed Steininger Hamaker-soooooo ridiculously long!)There are lots of other reasons, but you get the idea.

4.BJ and I are currently obsessed with reading the HOBBIT together. I had never read it and his Poppa read it lots to him when he was little, but he doesn't remember a lot of it. We are way more than half way through. The last book we read together was GRACIE:A LOVE STORY, by George Burns. BEST BOOK EVER!

5.The last book I read myself and fell in love with was called THE SOUL OF A HORSE by Joe Camp, the dude who did the Benji movies, and Where THE BLIND HORSE SINGS. I LOVE THESE BOOKS MILLIONS!

6.I think we are having a boy this time again and that he will come out either with a knife between his teeth or a sword in his hand. If we are having a girl, heaven help her sweetie. Xena warrior princess incarnate.

7. I miss my college roommate Mel and wish I could take a fulltime job traveling the world to find her the perfect dude. She is one of the best people I know and should be blessed with the best dude and lots of kids to put books under their pillows. The dudes in the world are seriously slacking, and it makes me upset.

8.I love my friends in Henderson so much that I can't think about selling our house in the near future anymore.

9.I have three vices...chocolate, pizza and Agatha Christie murder mysteries.

10.I have a serious need for an artistic outlet. I need to be creating things or planning things allatime.

11.I would rather have ten kids than a career anyday. Yeah it is crazy, but can you think of anything that brings more joy than kids!? Yeah you are busy, but you could be busy doing anything. Career, hobby, etc. Each of my children bring their own special unique joy. Jane is my sunshine joy. And Denny is my Peaceful joy. I want all the joy there is!

12.I love BJ.

13.BJ just got home and I am glad.

14.Did I mention yet that I am seriously congested? Haha. I reread the one about Mel and the books and I almost died. Seriously, I couldn't breathe from laughing. Ask her about the books sometime. Its funny.

15.I got my family herbalist certification completed a month ago.:)

16. 16 was one of the worst years of my growing up(17 was millions better thanks to the Doel Boys and DBG). I can't believe that was a decade ago! Oh wait though, tha tis the year I met BJ. Ok 16 you are soooo redeemed.

Well...I don't know how random that was. I just wrote down whatever came into my foggy head.:)

Happy Birthday to me! Everybody enjoy my day. It is in the rules.
BJ's girl

ps.I tag anyone who wants to be random after they read this.