Interstellar Adventures

September 23, 2005


Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 8:39 am

Seven years ago today I was blessed with my beautiful baby girl. She was a ‘no pain’ baby…I was induced, and I asked for my epidural early. In fact, I was asleep when the nurse came in to tell me she had called the doctor. Anyway, without revealing too much detail, my friends with kids all hate me when I tell her ‘birth story’ (we women do that you know), because it was so quick, easy and painless. A perfect way to bring 6lbs and 12oz of beauty into the world. Happy Birthday Elle!

She’s a free spirit in the truest sense of the word, and lives 100 miles an hour. She has more energy than I have ever seen in one human, but at the same time, she falls to sleep in an instant. She’s full of joy, love, hugs, kisses, laughs, smarts, sweetness, and mischief. Yes, I can see that twinkle in her eye and know she’s up to something. She’s also an expert hula-hooper…it was her talent at her school’s talent show. She even taught me how to hula hoop!

I was also tagged by Barry over at Last Home with a meme. I thought it was appropriate for today: 7 Answers to 7 Questions!

7 things I plan to do before I die:

  • Run a marathon
  • Travel to all seven continents
  • Get my Masters degree
  • Fall in love
  • Watch my kids grow up & be successful
  • Retire
  • Continually appreciate the wonderful people in my life

7 things I can do:

  • Run (slow)
  • Knit
  • Blog
  • Speak a little bit of Spanish
  • Whistle
  • Make excellent lasagna
  • Dance

7 things I cannot do:

  • Touch my tongue to my nose
  • Sing
  • A backflip
  • Magic
  • Run (fast)
  • Anything Martha Stewart-esque
  • Speak German

7 things that attract me to another person:

  • Honesty
  • Intelligence
  • Positive Attitude
  • Humor
  • Looks
  • Height
  • Eyes

7 celebrity crushes:

7 Things I say the most:

  • ‘You two stop it!’
  • ‘No way!’
  • ‘I’m just sayin’…’
  • ‘Excellent!’
  • ‘And they want to do this because…’
  • ‘You are crackin’ me up!’
  • ‘Thank you!’

7 bloggers I am tagging:

Please keep my family in your thoughts. I have many relatives in Houston. Those closest to the shore have evacuated northward, but not far enough for my liking. My grandaddy and uncle are the closest — 50 miles inland. My grandaddy is old, and since my grandmother passed almost two years ago, he has rapidly grown more frail. I called him Wednesday and asked if he was leaving. He said ‘Sugar, I’ve lived in this house for over 30 years. I’ve weathered many a storm here, and I’m staying put.’ I knew he wouldn’t be going anywhere. He’s the best man I know, and I hope that he stays safe.

Have a great weekend guys!


  1. OK, I will def do this at some point, Lass 🙂

    I like memes that aren’t overly long.

    Sure hope your family will be safe. I have an uncle who lives in Galveston. He evacuated, but haven’t heard how far inland he went.

    Comment by Bone — September 23, 2005 @ 9:59 am |Reply

  2. Oh, and Happy Birthday, Ell! She is ADORABLE!

    Comment by Bone — September 23, 2005 @ 10:02 am |Reply

  3. I already did most of those things on Alice in and out of Wonderland’s blog (Check my blog for a link) some time ago. You can probably find it. If not, I can make up another one. Maybe. Someday. Or not.

    Happy B-day to yer brat!! Give her lots of candy and turn her loose on grandparents 😀

    Comment by Coyote Mike — September 23, 2005 @ 10:06 am |Reply

  4. Ok, it’s not tooo terribly long, so I will do it. It might take till tommorrow cuz I’ll have to fire up the brain cells and think about some of them, ha-ha!

    Happy birthday to that cute girl! What an easy birth! I hate you!

    Hugs to your Grandpa, I hope he’s OK.

    Comment by annie — September 23, 2005 @ 10:53 am |Reply

  5. Our babygirls have close birthdays! She’s a doll. I never could hula hoop…can’t get that hip action going 😉

    Comment by poopie — September 23, 2005 @ 11:14 am |Reply

  6. Hi, Just visiting your site and always wanted to. I see your name a lot on other blogs I visit.
    Your daughter sounds and looks so cute!!! Happy Birthday to her! And our prayers are with your family and all the families of these terrible hurricaines that won’t END!!

    Comment by Sherry — September 23, 2005 @ 11:50 am |Reply

  7. God, I forgot you live out that way. I hope your family is safe and I will think positive things for everyone!!!

    Comment by Jolynn — September 23, 2005 @ 2:56 pm |Reply

  8. Happy birthday to youe sweet girl!! Your family is in my prayers. I can’t wait unilt this awful hurricane season is over!

    Comment by MommaK — September 23, 2005 @ 5:20 pm |Reply

  9. Happy Birthday to your daughter!!!

    A meme! For moi? 🙂

    I love all your crushes, especially Viggo and Brad. YUM.

    I say “I’m just sayin'” all the time. Drives my hubby nuts.

    Comment by Indigo — September 23, 2005 @ 10:16 pm |Reply

  10. Your daughter is beautiful and seems to have your spirit.

    I will keep your family in my prayers.

    Comment by Raehan — September 23, 2005 @ 11:19 pm |Reply

  11. Happy birthday to the mini-you, and I really hope granddad makes it through Rita unscathed.

    Comment by FTS — September 23, 2005 @ 11:30 pm |Reply

  12. your daughter is a cutie pie, just like her mama! my prayers are for all the stupid hurrican affected people, but special ones will now be said for your family. intersted “7” answers, make me feel like i really know you.

    Comment by mysrey — September 24, 2005 @ 7:24 am |Reply

  13. A very happy birthday to Elle.

    My thoughts are with the hurricane victims.

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — September 24, 2005 @ 9:54 am |Reply

  14. Happy Birthday to Elle! I’m not really jealous with your “birth story” but a little jealous that you have a daughter…just a little, of course I’d never trade…well, you know!

    Many thoughts and prayers going your way. Beat it, Rita!

    Comment by abbynormal — September 24, 2005 @ 11:30 am |Reply

  15. Happy, happy birthday baby! She’s gorgeous!!! The hula hoop queen! I never could figure that thing out!

    Comment by Carnealian — September 24, 2005 @ 9:39 pm |Reply

  16. I’m stopping by to thank you for your support during my son’s surgery.
    Now I’m thinking good thoughts for your grandfather and other family members. I hope they are all safe.

    Comment by catherine ryan — September 24, 2005 @ 10:13 pm |Reply

  17. Love the pics! My son goes about 99 MPH. But yet he can’t be in the car for more than 5 minutes without falling asleep.

    My thoughts are with your family, as well as all others in the area. I hope you grandfather is safe!

    Comment by mattandriver — September 25, 2005 @ 10:39 am |Reply

  18. happy birthday to Elle–7 year olds are great–my daughter is 7 and she’s wonderful.

    Comment by sage — September 25, 2005 @ 1:32 pm |Reply

  19. Hey Stellar, since I think this whole me getting tagged thing started with you…I tagged you and Carne right back with a list of 7 =P
    I would not really worry about the running fast thing. I was in track for years. It always seemed to me that sprinters also lived their life as sprinters. Dont know if that makes sense but its better to go the distance and have the stamina and determination to go the long haul.
    BTW, those pics are gorgeous. If I ever win the lottery or powerball, can I adopt her as an aunt and SHOP my BRAINS out for girl clothes??? I have 3 boys =P

    Comment by Walking,Talking,Poison — September 25, 2005 @ 5:54 pm |Reply

  20. how is your grandpa?

    Comment by Indigo — September 25, 2005 @ 9:28 pm |Reply

  21. Happy Birthday to your daughter, looks like she follows you in every sweet way. Hope your family are ok.

    Liked reading your 7 do’s and don’t etc..Definately seeing the whole world and the masters I share with you. Might just have to fill my blog with something similar, something to do of a morning;-)

    Comment by Goldiemowling — September 26, 2005 @ 2:43 am |Reply

  22. I hope your family are still okay, my thoughts are with you and them.

    Comment by culfy — September 26, 2005 @ 5:45 am |Reply

  23. Hi IL, how’s your grandfather now? Houston sure dodged a bullet, but they’re still reeling from the impact. I hope he is ok!

    Elle is adorable! Our girls have close birthdays also. Don’t blink, or she’ll be 17 before you know it. 🙂

    Enjoyed your list on the meme!

    Comment by Laura — September 26, 2005 @ 8:44 am |Reply

  24. Just checking in to see if everyone in your family is okay. Hope so:)

    Comment by MommaK — September 26, 2005 @ 11:19 am |Reply

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