Saturday, March 31, 2007

I had alot of fun! Didn't you?

Today was the Easter egg hunt at our church. It is the third year we have gone and the first with two who are mobile. Last year, my baby girl was not walking yet so she was in a stroller and easy to keep up with. This year, it was a whole different story. Fortunately, my hubby was not working and was with us. I still felt like I was doing alot of chasing and catching and getting kicked in the thighs and getting my ear screamed in.

The church has a routine: first, you come in and they have the inflatables. This always a bit of a dilemma with my son. Do I want to take my shoes off in order to play in these things? or do I want to keep my shoes on and watch? Eventually he will take his shoes off, play for a few minutes and discover that he really just wants his shoes back. My baby girl wanted to jump in the "2 and under" inflatable, but she decided that the first time she fell was enough for her to stop. She didn't get hurt or anything, just had enough.

Next they have a puppet show. This year was actually pretty good, because the side show was my baby walking all around the stage and behind the puppeteer's stage. I would have died of embarrassment if she had taken one of the puppets from back there!

Anyway, they finally turned everyone loose and lined up and said, "On your mark...."

and they were off.....

and it was a success!

And we got to keep the eggs so that we can re-create all of the excitement at home for days and weeks and months to come!

A contest: PICK ME!! PICK ME!!

Those girls over at 5 minutes for mom have done it again! A new contest to win a Dyson Slim vacuum cleaner!

I don't know about you, but those vacuum cleaners have been on my list of things I want. I have an Oreck now, which is fine, except for the fact that the man on TV says that it loses suction after so long.

By the way, I hope that y'all don't think I am a contest blog. That seems to be my theme lately, but I promise to put up some more substantial stuff soon.

Anyway, if you want to get in on the Dyson contest, click on 5 minutes for mom.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Quirky twinges of regret. Or not.

So, this morning I woke up to a three year old asking for pan-a-cakes. I thought to myself, "did I really leave those crazy quotes on the quirky quote contest web site?" The answer is YES! So then I thought, "Why? Don't you think people are going to think you're crazy/warped/weird?" Probably. Either that, or I will find a kindred spirit who also thinks that those things are hilarious. So either way, I stand by my entries. Those are probably the quirkiest quotes I can think of. I should win if they are judging on quirkiness alone.

Now, if the contest had been for favorite bible verse, or favorite line from a song or motivational quote or something, I wouldn't have chosen those.

I have so many favorite Bible verses that it would be hard to think of only one. Maybe Proverbs 3:5-6. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all thy ways and He will direct thy paths."

The song that is going through my head this morning as I wake up is "Who am I that you are mindful of me? How you love me? It's amazing! I am a friend of God. I am a friend of God. I am a friend of God He calls me friend!" Isn't that wonderful!! (I wish I knew how to post song clips and videos on here. I would certainly make that the song for the day since I can't stop singing it in my head. I like to share the joy and make you sing it in your head all day too.)

And maybe my favorite motivational quote is when Yoda said "There is only do or do not. There is no try." Or something very close to that.

So, on that note, the twinge of regret that I feel for posting a quote that contains the phrase "I fart in your general direction." is overshadowed by the fact that it is still hilarious and it is still the quirkiest thing I can think of.

So there.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Quirky Quote Qontest 2: And now for something completely different


One more entry, only because I don't think that any quirky quote contest can possibly end without something from Monty Python and I didn't see any on the list yet.

“I don't wanna talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”

Now how's that for a quirky insult? The next time you get cut off in traffic you can repeat this (with a heavy british accent) to the person instead of getting road rage.

Did I mention I have a warped sense of humor?

Quirky Quote Qontest


I found this contest via a blog called "Notes from the Laundry Pile". One quote from the movie Little Miss Sunshine instantly came to mind. (If you didn't see the movie, you're missing out on most of the humor here.)

"Oh my God, I'm getting pulled over. Everyone, just... pretend to be normal."

My first book review!

Well, I finally jumped in and read one of the books on my list. When Joy Came to Stay by Karen Kingsbury. I read it in 2 days.

I have never read any of Karen Kingsbury's works, but I know people at work who read all of her series books and seem to enjoy them and I had heard glowing reviews about her online. I really didn't know what to expect when I picked up the book.

According to the back of the book, it is: "the heart-wrenching story of one woman's descent into the shadows of depression, her husband's search for understanding, and a precious child's unwavering faith."

I have to say, it delivered on it's promise to be heart-wrenching. By the end of the first evening, when I was half-way through the book, I was depressed myself. The next morning, I felt like I had to get to the happy ending which was apparently going to happen due to the title of the book. I literally could not put the book down, but at the same time, I didn't want to keep reading. Part of me wanted to skip to the end, but I persisted.

The fact that it is a christian book was also appealing to me as I have never read one before. I like the way she interjects the (presumed) voices of the holy spirit into the dialog of the character's thoughts. She uses scripture to pull out thematic elements.

Overall, the story is about the consequences of sin and trusting God with child-like faith throughout every trial.

So, if you want an easy, engaging, somewhat predictable read that is quite depressing for the first 3/4 of the book, pick up a copy from your library.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

A long story with a question: what would you do?

Today I went to "Big Church" for the first time in a while. See, every week for a while, my 3 year old son didn't want to go to church. He would say that he didn't want to go and he would take his sweet time getting ready, but I didn't realize how much he really didn't want to go until one particular Sunday.

One Sunday that was pretty cold with an even colder breeze, we got to church, (just him and me) and he refused to get out of the car. He cried and fussed and he NEVER does that. The Sunday before, he didn't want me to leave him there, despite my saying that I wasn't really leaving him, but that I wanted to go to my own Sunday School class. He cried and whined that he didn't want to stay, "because they don't have any paint brushes." (?) The teacher found some pipe cleaners and paint and he painted a little bit which made him happier, but then the next Sunday came when he refused to get out. Anyway, he would never tell me why.

One weekend, he went to spend a night with his MeMe and I asked her to find out what was the matter at church and he opened up and told her about "a boy who hit him eleven times."

The next Sunday I told him that I would go to his Sunday School class with him. He was very excited and proud that I would be there with him. (I'm sure that I will cherish that memory when he gets older and doesn't want to admit he has a mother, much less in the same room with his Sunday School class.) I noticed that even though it is a large class of 3 year olds, it was very well organized. One big group game, and then breaking off into 3 small groups of about 5 children each doing different activities involving the lesson.

So, no problem.

That night, he wanted me to go to his class with him, so I did. During the coloring/bible verse reciting part of that class, I noticed a little boy swatting at him like a windmill. (It was apparently having something to do with a lollipop.) Now, if I had been the teacher and not known what I know, I wouldn't have given that a second thought. It really didn't look like it hurt or that he even made contact, but it was enough to prevent my child from wanting to come to Sunday School. I spoke to the little boy and said that we come to church to love God and each other and that hitting isn't very loving. I tried to get him to apologize, but he didn't. It just happened that the memory verse for that night was "...He said to him, Man, your sins are forgiven" Luke 5:20. (When my son said his verse, he said, "...your friends are forgiven". I thought that was appropriate.)

Anyway, I talked to the child's mother, who is in my SS class, and asked her if we could get them together sometime outside of church for a play-date. I was thinking that if they got to know each other better, maybe it would prevent that from happening later. She acted very open to the idea and said that they had been having some problems with him hitting other kids at church, but they thought they were making progress. I never heard from her, and honestly, I never made the first move.

To make an already long story a little bit shorter: while she and her family do come to SS, her child has not been back to the class on Sunday night. I have been volunteering for that class with the kids, (mostly because my son wants me there and it's kind of fun) and they do not come to church at all.

What would you do at this point?

Friday, March 23, 2007

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Non-Wordless Wednesday

After a particularly difficult day with my 3 year old son, I was tucking him in and he said "Mommy, can we go to the zoo and the beet soon?"

"Yes, we will go very soon, now say your prayers." I answered.

"Well, when we go to the beet, we have to take a bucket and a shovel and some sun scream." He said.

"OK, we'll take all of that. Say your prayers, now." (Trying not to laugh.)

"We have to take all of the puzzle pieces out of the bucket in the playroom, and maybe we can get one of the shovels out of my sand box, and Mommy? Do we have any sun scream? You never know when you are going to get sun screamed."

"Mommy, why are you laughing? What is so funny?"

I know that it won't be as cute or funny reading it, but I guess all of the tension of the day was finally over. And I realized that I would miss him after he went to bed. And that is what being a mommy is all about.

Next topic, I am coming out of the American Idol closet. Yes, I too watch every week.

This is the first year that I have watched, so I don't know anything about any of the other seasons, but last nights show had a pre-teen young lady who was simply overcome with emotion. She was crying like she was at a Beatles concert.

They kept showing her during Sanjaya's perfomance and she was literally sobbing. I thought if he doesn't go out into the audience and give her a hug, I am going to scream!

Really, I thought she just liked Sanjaya, but they showed her during Blake's performance and she was still going. At the end of the show, they called her up to the stage to hug all of the contestants, where she continued to sob some more.

If you watched the show, did you notice that at the very end, when the credits roll, the camera man got a shot of another little girl who was in the audience? She was crying then, too.

Could you read her mind? I could. She was thinking, "How unfair! I actually sat through the show without shedding any tears, enjoying it and behaving myself the whole time and they call that blubbering baby up there on the stage and here I am. It's soooo unfayayayerrr!!!

At least, that's what I would have been thinking. I thought that was sort of hilarious.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Spring Reading Thing Is Here!

I am so excited!!! I love books and reading and this just puts the icing on the cake. After having a couple of children, I recently realized that I have a bunch of books around the house that I haven't read. Not to mention that the library is FULL of books that I want to read. Hopefully, blogging about these will keep me accountable. At the very least, maybe you will see something you want to read as well. So, without further ado:

Here is my list of spring book reading. These are in no particular order. After reading each of the books, I will write a short review of the book so you can decide if this is for you or not. If you are interested in other books go to this post.

1. Facing Your Giants Max Lucado

2. Facing Your Giants: Study Guide Max Lucado

3. The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness Steven K. Scott

4. How to Lead Your Child to Christ Robert & Bobbie Wolgemuth

5. At First Sight Nicholas Sparks

6. Three Weeks With My Brother Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks

7. True Believer Nicholas Sparks

8. The Bible in 90 Days Ted Cooper, Jr. Editor Note: I heard about this on Primetime America, (a christian radio show) and while I may purchase this Bible in the future, there is a schedule of 90 days through the Bible that you can download for free here. They also have a blog.

9. When Joy Came to Stay Karen Kingsbury

10. Shepherding a Child's Heart Tedd Tripp
with Shepherding Your Child's Heart: Parent's Handbook Tedd Tripp

11. How Now Shall We Live? Charles Colson

Search for other books at the link on my sidebar. Stay tuned for updates! Happy Spring Reading!!

Not for the faint of heart

As much as I try to avoid the network national and world news, it is hard not to notice all of the frightening things happening all around us. I don't know about you, but I believe what is happening abroad and at home is truly of biblical proportions. The apathy or tolerance for overt sin among most American Christians is appalling. When you think about the "WWJD" craze from a few years ago, what do you think Jesus would do if he were on Earth today? I want my children to grow to understand that they can not let others tell them how to worship or when to pray or what to believe. I want them to know the God I serve, the Creator of all, the Savior of the world. He's STILL got the whole world in His hands and I take great comfort in knowing that, but we can not sit back and watch what is happening and not do something about it.

I received the following in a forwarded e-mail and thought it was worth noting. The email attributed it to Paul Harvey, but according to it is really "from the pen of Nick Gholson, a columnist for the Times Record News in Wichita Falls, Texas, published in September of 1999."

I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don't agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his theory of evolution.

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game.

So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire book of Acts. They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

But it's a Christian prayer, some will argue.

Yes, and this is the United States of America, a country founded on Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect -somebody chanting Hare Krishna?

If I went to a football game in Jerusalem, I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer. If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer. If I went to a ping pong match in China, I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha. And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit. When in Rome.

But what about the atheists? Is another argument. What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer!

Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations.

Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grand-parents taught us to pray before eating; to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.

God, help us.

And if that last sentence offends you , well ... just sue me. The silent majority has been silent too long... It's time we let that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority don't care what they want. It is time the majority rules! It's time we tell them, you don't have to pray; you don't have to say the pledge of allegiance; you don't have to believe in God or attend services that honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor your right... But by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away. We are fighting back.....And we WILL WIN!

God bless us one and all ... especially those who denounce Him. God bless America, despite all her faults. She is still the greatest nation of all. God bless our servicemen who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.

May 2007 be the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation of our families and institutions. Keep looking up.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Everyday I am Thankful

1. I am thankful that I can open the door to the (frontload) washing machine, even though the handle broke off of it for the second time in the last 3 months.

2. I am thankful that our heat pump went out at this time of year and not in the sweltering heat of summer or during a very cold snap. (How would you explain that to a 3 and 1 year old?)

3. I am thankful that we have a washing machine and a heat pump.

give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Friday, March 16, 2007

Friday Thoughts

So, I went to work today. It is amazing what 10 hours away from my kids will do to renew my mothering sensibilities. Tonight, I really appreciated the sweetness of my children. Sometimes, I get so overwhelmed and frustrated with the 3 year old who is learning his boundaries. He has been testing me lately and just been defiant. Oh, to have James Dobson here when you need him. Anyway, I came home and they were so sweet and happy and it makes me remember why I am a mother.

My sister called yesterday and asked if we wanted her daughter's maltese. See, they have two large, unruly dogs and now they are taking care of this tiny 4 pound maltese. It isn't working out very well for them, but they have only had the tiny dog for a week. I was quite excited about it. My husband wasn't convinced, but my son has been asking for a dog for a few weeks now and I thought that having a tiny dog like that might be a good way to break him in. Today though, she called and said that they aren't going to give the dog to us just yet. I'm a little sad about that. We'll see what happens.

Oh, I almost forgot. Check out my new banner/button in the sidebar for the Spring Reading Thing. I am so excited about that. I can't wait to see everyone's reading lists. Be sure to post your reading list. There will be lots of prizes and it'll be so much fun! I have tons of books to put on my list. I can't wait to get started. Hope to see you there!

I've rambled enough now. Until next time!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Blog Party--Week in Review

So, for those of you who blog, and/or read blogs, how long is it before you quit dreaming about the other bloggers you read? and before you quit compiling your next blog entry in your head all. the. time. or when you stop looking at people in the grocery store to decide if they look smart or interesting enough to have a blog?

Have y'all ever done that? I didn't think so. Meneither.

I am wondering if there are people who will come back to read my blog. I have some favorite blogs and I hate to miss a day reading them. Oh, to be so interesting. What must it be like? Harp playing and vision getting wavy.....

But I digress.

I participated in the "Ultimate Blog Party" last week and read so many blogs that some of them run together, some of them I feel like I actually know them, and others are just interesting. I would like to jump in and just say "Here I am! I want to be part of this!"

So, if anyone out there is still there, I would like to say "Hooray! Thanks for sticking around!" I have so much more to say, but "Sissy" just woke up and is bouncing in the crib.

Until next time...

Friday, March 9, 2007

My first meme!

I found this meme at Shalee's" Diner: Books, Books, and More Books
Look at the list of books below. Bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you want to read, cross out the ones you won’t touch with a 10 foot pole, underline the ones on your book shelf, asterisk the ones you’ve never heard of and color the ones you loved.
Did I confuse you?

Let me recap:
bold - did read
italicize - want to read
strike - won't read or read but hated it with a passion and if I could burn every copy so that others wouldn't be exposed to such terrible dribble I would do it and people should not be allowed to get paid for such awful writing
underline - own
* - never heard of the book
colored - loved it and would recommend it to others
If there is nothing done to the title, then that means I'm indifferent to it or I haven't decided about it yet.

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. *Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. *A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
12. *Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
18. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
19. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(Rowling)
20. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
21. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Rowling)
22. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
23. The Stand (Stephen King)
24. Ulysses (James Joyce)
25. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
26. The Hobbit
27. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
28. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
29. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
30. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
31. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
32. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
33. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
34. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
35. Tuesdays with Morrie
(Mitch Albom)
36. *Dune (Frank Herbert)
37. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
38. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
39. 1984 (Orwell)
40. *The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
41. *The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
42. *The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
43. *
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (Gregory Maguire)
44. *The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
45. *The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
46. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
47. *The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
48. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
49. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
50. Bible
51. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
52. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
53. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
54. *The Blue Sword (Robin Mckinley)
55. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
56. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
57. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
58. *Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
59. Great Expectations (Dickens)
60. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
61. *The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
62. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
63. *The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
64. *The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
65. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
66. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
67. War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
68. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
69. The Hiding Place (Corrie Tin Boon)
70. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
71. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
72. Les Miserables (Hugo)
73. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
74. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
75. *Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
76. Shogun (James Clavell)
77. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
78. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
79. Redeeming Love (Francine Rivers)
80. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
81. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
82. *The Giver (Lois Lowry)
83. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
84 . *Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
85. Of Mice And Men (John Steinbeck)
86. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
87. *Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
88. Emma (Jane Austen)
89. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
90. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
91. *The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
92. *Blindness (Jose Saramago)
93. *Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
94. The Talisman (Stephen King)
95. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
96. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
97. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
98. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
99. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
100. Lightning (Dean Koontz)

Note: Thought this would be interesting to see how I compare with others. I am a fairly well-read person, though I don't remember if I have read some of these books. Most of these I have either never heard of or have no interest in. Also, in doing this, I found that I own some books that I have never read. Maybe I should start with those for my spring book reading.

Some of the books I wish had been on this list:
1. A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
2. A Separate Peace (John Knowles)
3. The House of God (Samuel Shem)
4. The Bridges of Madison County (Robert James Waller)
5. and 6. A Time to Kill and A Painted House (John Grisham)
7. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
8. All Over but the Shoutin' (Rick Bragg)
9. Other books by Nicholas Sparks (like Three Weeks with my Brother)
10. Other books by John Irving like (A Widow for One Year)

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Non-Wordless Wednesday

So, my son has been on eye drops for what may or may not be pink eye. It seems to have cleared the yellow gunk up and he says that his eyes feel better. However, I must caution everyone about these eye drops in a young child. They sting. It is very difficult to explain to a 3 year old that we know that these drops hurt, but they are really helping. The logical approach just doesn't work. Why? Because it doesn't make sense. At some point, you just have to say, "Let's just do this."

I worked 12 hours today and my eyes are crossed. We got a new computer system there and it is a steep learning curve. I wonder why they don't make software that is really user friendly?

Our heating/air unit (heat-pump) died last week. It's going to cost like $4000 to replace. I'm not real happy about that. I guess we should just be thankful that it isn't 120 degrees in July or freezing cold. That's when things like that usually happen. I can't imagine trying to live through that with children. Well, thank the Good Lord for small favors.

What else? I don't know. What's going on with everyone else? I'd love to hear from you!!

Monday, March 5, 2007

Bad Morning

So, I'm sitting here waiting for the doctor's office to open. I think little Bubba has pink eye. He usually wakes up every morniing and finds us and says very sleepily and sweetly "Good Morning, Mommy and Daddy", but today he came in and announced loudly, "Its not Good Morning, Mommy and Daddy. It's BAD morning. I'm having a bad morning." I asked, "Why?" and he said that it was "because he has all of that yucky stuff in his hair on his eye right here" which are his eye lashes. I said "well, lets be happy that we are alive and awake and well-ish." Bub says "But I'm not well-ish, I'm sick-ish."

As I typed this, the doctor's office opened. They are going to call something in for this. Time to get the day going. Gotta wash alot of sheets. In very hot water.

Sunday, March 4, 2007


I got on the party train and WOOOOHOOOO!! I got some comments!! I am so thrilled. There really are people out there!!!

I have skipped a couple of days, but with 2 kids and husband and all of that, well, you know.

Here is my latest thing. I was calculating how much we spend on food. It appears that during 2006 we spent about (drumroll, please) 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS!! No, that is not a misprint, FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. Now I don't know how much you spend on your food, but that is just ridiculous. (By the way, that includes dining out and groceries and that also includes toiletries, diapers and things like that, so I guess I can't say it is just food. Still y'all, that seems like alot to me.)

If anyone in bloggy land is still there, I want to know how much do you spend on groceries and how do you reduce your spending? So far, we have stopped going out to eat quite so much and we have really gotten serious about clipping coupons. Any favorite web sites or helpful hints on grocery shopping and food bill reduction would be mightily appreciated!!

Anyone still there? Can't wait to hear from you!

Friday, March 2, 2007

The Ultimate Blog Party


Come on in and join the fun!

Maybe, just maybe, this will be the umph we need on this here blog thang. I am a BRAND! SPANKING! NEW! blogger and am trying to learn what it's all about. I need some tips, hints, suggestions and such to get this thing off the ground. I have a son and daughter (photo above and scattered throughout this blog) I have decided to "pseudo-name" them Bubba and Sissy. Aren't I cre-a-tive? Ya cain't be too careful with all them internet predators and general bad guys out there.

Enough about that, lets talk about me. I am southern born and bred. I have lived in Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina. Does it get any more southern than that? I am a christian, a wife, a mother, and a part time nurse. I would love to get to know you, so join all of this blogging fun we are having here at escapades unlimited and let's chat.