Thursday, January 31, 2008
Though blogging is relatively new to me. I have recently concluded that my fellow blogger, Zoe typifies this notion. She was the first person ever (excluding my sis) to comment on my blog. I often think if it wasn't for her, it would just be me and both of my sisters blogging to each other. How freakin lame would that be? As some other bloggers have affectionately used this term "gag me with a spoon" recently. Oh goodness, I am dating myself. If it wasn't for hearing this expression recently, I would have thought it was dead in the grave of proverbial slang! Reincarnated I suppose, it is!
Getting back to Zoe, I find that she has been the center of blog world. I have traveled the blog roads pretty intensely over the last few months. Whenever I think I have taken a sharp turn, perhaps getting lost in my travels, Zoe is there. Without a doubt, she has a lot to share.
Again, I thank her. She has expanded my blog lines tremendously! It would be a frightening blog world if it were just Lisa, Mary, and me!
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
This award was from Maria - I love her blog and we have something very much in common - both of us have 7 year-old boys named John! I enjoy hearing about the goings on in her household. Thank you Maria. Kimmy also bestowed this award upon me. She makes me laugh! She says it just like it is, and I like that! She also has two boys and I can relate to that. Thanks, Kimmy!
According to the rules, the recipient must pass this award on to 10 fellow bloggers. Well in keeping with the spirit of this award, I am passing it on to some very deserving indivduals. I happily award this honor to: Jessica, Michelle, Jenny, Lisa, Mary ,Leslie , Denise, Zoe, Leanne, and Heather.
Enjoy and Happy Blogging!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
I wouldn't be surprised if Comcast uses this excuse sometime, as their service is lousy. Just blame it on Sponge Bob! Though most of the time I can't even get a real person on the phone. I wait for about ten minutes or so, then a get a recording saying I am being transferred. Finally, I get the disconnection sound. They hang up on me!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
While I had heard this news after bringing John to school, he was still unaware. When he arrived home this afternoon, he stumbled in to tell me he had one of the worst days of his life. Of course, I asked him why. I was predicting he would tell me about the boy, as I was prepared to talk to him regarding this. He started out by telling me he got picked for kickball by "Kenny" at recess. He went on to say this wasn't good because Kenny's team didn't win. After that, told me how he lost his milk money and while looking for his milk money, he lost his gloves. Following this, he showed me how he cut his hand on the metal part of a tape dispenser. Finally he matter of factly told me the boy had died.
I was uncertain of how much her really understood with respect to dying, though we have talked about how everyone will die and go to heaven with Jesus someday. Fortunately for him, he has not experienced death closely. I told him this was very sad, but the boy is now in heaven and no longer sick. I said he was probably very happy and would be a guardian angel to his family.
Matt and Charlie were present when we were talking about this. Matt said he's in heaven with Babe Ruth (Matt's icon and for now that's the only one Matt talks about being in heaven, other than Jesus. For Matt everything is about baseball!) Charlie looked at John and asked, "when is he coming back?" John exclaimed, "He's not coming back. You don't come back when you die." While I had to keep from falling apart at this moment. John looked at the other two boys and said, "so are we going out to play now or what?"
Though I am happy that my boys in part know about death, I still have sense of peace knowing that youth protects them from hurt right now. Wouldn't you just like to say, "let's go out and play!" every time you felt the least bit sad?
Well after dinner the boys went up to their room to get their pajamas on. A few minutes later I went upstairs to check on things and to go read a book to Matthew. To my surprise both boys were on the top bunk, and John was reading aloud to Matt. It really was a special moment. When I entered the room, I expected to see Matt playing on the floor with his action figures, but this was much better.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
While waiting for my order, I rifled through the change holder in my truck. Figures no change in there. Then I quickly shuffled through my neatly organized purse (do you hear my sarcasm?). I was making progress as I was up to about 75 cents. Hey when did the price of a medium coffee sail above two dollars anyway? Then to my surprise, one of the girls at the window said to the other girl, "her order is all set. The car behind her is paying!" Wow! I guess it was my lucky day. Who was behind me in line? Someone that knows me, of course. Then I said to the woman thanks and proceeded to give her my 75 cents as a tip. She replied, "oh sorry we were talking about the next order! "
Thankfully, at that time Matt saw a dollar under the seat. Well I guess it really is my lucky day now! I thought. However, I was already sweating with embarrassment by the thought of having no money to pay for my sister's coffee! Thanks for small miracles, though.
Note to myself...... reload my truck's spare change container. You never know when you'll need it. Additional note to myself..... I don't have a sugar daddy so why on earth would someone be paying for my coffee????
Monday, January 21, 2008
Well we definitely got a hoot out of this one. Though neither of the boys have ever seen the movie, for obvious reasons. John with his more than 7 year old sense of humor appreciated his father's comments too! As I have said before, it's like he just gets it. Sometimes I forget that he's only 7! As for Matt.... well he's a whole other story!
Perhaps they all do good things. I am sure many people benefit from their "powerful" effects. My gripe, however is why we have to be inundated with their commercials while watching football games??? Seriously, your sitting in a room watching the game, sometimes with three generations, and you are guaranteed to see one of these if not all of these brands' advertisements. It gets even better, not only do they paint the picture of why one would need these meds, they than go on to explain the side-effects..... erections lasting for 3 or more hours.... seek emergency care. Do you think???
Isn't their a better way?
Sunday, January 20, 2008
After the service and Sunday School, we gather for a fellowship hour. At this time, parishioners mingle while they enjoy refreshments. The pastors generally make their rounds and speak to everyone. Today the boys were eating cupcakes with their cousins when the pastor came by to say hello. To my surprise Matt was very friendly without any prodding from me. Without hesitation he told the minister that he forgot something when he was speaking up there. The pastor inquisitively asked, "I did?" Matt replied, "yes!" Matt went on to say that he (the pastor) should have said that two candy canes put together make a heart which is God's love for us. He told him that he new that because he took Abby's candy cane and put it together with his during Sunday School. Honestly I do not know where Matt came up with this. He never ceases to amaze me. While sometimes I think he's never listens, I guess he does. For certain, he is always thinking!
Friday, January 18, 2008
I was tagged by my sis, Mary at Happenings Today to think about something in a different way. Here goes.....
In my case, I sometimes "think" way too much especially with respect to decorating. While I have been in the house more than usual due to the cold weather, I discontent with my decor. Not the staples such as furniture and curtains etc, rather the fine details. We did major renovations to our house almost four years ago by adding on a second floor addition. It was a pretty overwhelming process, and I feel like I never finished the final touches on things. Rather I am bored with my "lack" of things that make a house a home. I have so many family pictures and prints to hang on my linen colored wall, yet I perseverate with respect to hanging them. I worry that I will make a mistake or I won't like the arrangement etc. I would like to repaint a couple of rooms but instead of actually doing it, I think about it. Maybe it's just procrastination.
Since Mary's tag, I resolve to "think" less and perhaps take a more whimsical approach to decorating. I have so many photos that should be displayed, perhaps I'll buy some paint and get out the brushes too. If I don't like the results, I can always change it again. I just can't "think" too much about it!
I am tagging:
Leslie - Collins Family Ramblings
Heather - Everyday Life
kim-d - lifeafter
You can also see her video here.... Love Song
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The second story really pricked my side. It compared American Idol to the Presidential Race. How insulting! They polled people to see what topic carried more weight in their lives- the Presidential Election or American Idol. Sadly many of those interviewed chose American Idol. What does that say about society? I would like to think this is just main-stream media's distortion tactics - find some ignorant people and paint them as the "norm". My guess is that those people who chose American Idol are just a tiny minority and do not represent the majority. That is my hope, at least. It's a pretty sad day, when media outlets are making ridulous attempts to down play our intelligence. Their thought is if they say it, some how it will become the truth.
to be continued... I am sure I will think of more about this subject!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I can't believe that under that little plastic flap on the calculator was something that I had written more than fifteen years ago!
Once again, I am confronted with a preschooler's raw ability to read or in most cases decipher text. Seriously, I need a new code. That way, no one could figure out. Then again, I wouldn't be able to remember it either, these days!!!
Okay, maybe the reason I remembered this was because I just ran foam hand-soap through my hair instead of my foam hair stuff! I seriously need to move stuff around so this doesn't happen again. Could it be I am starting my day all wrong- once again!!!
Here's to turning the day around and finding a little bit of sun-shine!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Aveda Lipsticks - I love them. I don't go to the mall often but sometimes I will make that special trip just for one of these. They rock and are a sure pick-me-up!
Pedicures - But you might say, "it's the winter!" Who cares? Still there's nothing better, well maybe not exactly but they are damn good!
Maybelline Great Lash - Nothing fancy needed. This does the trick. If there was only one thing I would wear (for makeup that is) it would be this. In fact, I would feel naked without it.
Benefits - I have only used this product line for about a year, I love it. I use some kind of gorgeous and big beautiful eyes. They are both awesome!
Exercise - This is definitely an mood enhancer. I have to have it!
Well these are just a few things that work for me.... well at least they make me feel good. I love to hear new ideas. If you have any, please share them.
On a more positive note, we are half way through January. Thank goodness!
Well getting back to the story..... Apparently the teacher had read a story last week in class about a "Christmas" miracle. In any event, it was a sad story so the teacher had some tears in her eyes. Well according to my friend's daughter, John turned to her and said, "my conscience tells me I should be crying now, but I can't do that with you all of you looking at me." He is such a deep thinker. Sometimes this is good and sometimes it's not. In this case, I love it!
I hope I am just lucky to always here some of these stories!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
While getting into the truck after our Christmas Eve adventure, I dropped my keys in a puddle. Of course I exclaimed, "oh damn". I guess things just snowballed from there. The boys both said, "mom you just said a bad word!" I must have been on a Christmas "high" or something, because I told the boys they could say any word they wanted while in the car. I refrained but was curious to hear what they would say. I warned them it could only last while in the car!!! Are you ready for what they said???? Matt word was " oh pish posh" and John's was "stupid". While I know why John chose stupid (we don't let them say it at all!!!), I do not know where Matt got his word. Then again, I don't know where Matt gets a lot of things!!! That was it. I guess I know it would be pretty simple or else I wouldn't have suggested it. Any how, although super silly, it was fun while it lasted.
On a quick note, next time someone takes your parking spot or you step on your glasses, try saying "pish posh". I am sure you'll laugh!
john and matt aka pish & posh!!!