Thursday, August 21, 2008

Quote for the day...

Quote from "That 70's Show"... "The only thing smart about you is your mouth!" Modified quote from Rt "The only thing smarter than your brain is your mouth!" Hmmm... wonder who he was thinkin' about when he said that????

I leave at lunch on Friday to go to the Women of Faith conference in Ft. Worth/Dallas. My friend Amy and I are going with her sister's church. Keep us all in your prayers... I mean, 100 women on a charter bus driving to the metroplex... don't you feel sorry for the bus driver???? haha! I'll tell you all about it when I get back!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Have you ever noticed that each generation seems to have certain musicians that people either loved or hated? In my mom's days it was Elvis and for her Neil Diamond. When I was in elementary school it was Michael Jackson and Madonna... and in jr high it was NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK! I've previously posted about NKOTB and my love for them, and I just found out that on Sept 2nd they are releasing a new album! YIPPEE! My kids are making fun of me, cuz I have been playing their old songs on the computer... wonder what they would think if I busted out the posters I have hidden in the garage! :) Anyway, the NKOTB tour has begun and they will be in Dallas on OCT 19th... and I am sooooo going! If you want to go with me, let me know, my plan is to buy tickets this week! ;)

Now off to WM to buy their greatest hits album!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Holy cow... what a day...

I figured I would post pictures of where we ended up after I could no longer handle the jump around place. Even the kids were toooooo hot to be there. It didn't help that Megs ripped out her earring and was having an emotional meltdown over the blood oozing from the hole that she has had all of 3 weeks. (Rest assured, we home cleaned them, and put the suckers back in...)

The pool was very relaxing and cool after the heat from the first venture of the day... and it would have been perfect except for the flying ants that were ALL OVER THE POOL! You could tell the manager wasn't there too, because the lifeguards/kids would get in, skim for about 3 seconds, hop out and call it good...meanwhile, my children were no so happy about the ants and even I was having a difficult time making myself want to hop in with the ants. I wish I had a picture of the suckers... they were scary looking. Bigger than fire ants, smaller than red ants, BIG WINGS! Anyway, we made it about 2 hrs and then we headed home.

These next pics are from my adventure this morning! We were taking my daughters friend home to Cleburne, as well as their refrigerator that we had borrowed when we moved into their house. I made it all the way up HWY 80 to I-20, pulled onto I-20, hadn't reached 45mph yet, and realized the fridge was FLYING THROUGH THE AIR! It hit the asphalt and went sliding towards the 18 wheeler that was behind me! Luckily, no one was injured and other than a few tires squealing, there were no accidents. A very nice good Samaritan stopped and helped me load the fridge back into the truck and I took it all back to Robert at work. So much for taking Charis back to her parents... the fridge was not that heavy when Robert and I loaded it this morning... pretty sure I did something to my back just now though... I have taken a muscle relaxer, anti-inflammatory, and am perched on the couch with a bag of frozen broccoli behind my back (the only frozen thing I could find to work)! Anyway, now I must find another fridge to give my friend to replace the one that had met it's demise!

All I can say is God is good, because it could have been soooo much worse, and holy cow! why does my life have to be soooo interesting?

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Jump Around...

Ok, I know I'm probably just being a very crabby parent, but seriously???!!! 7$ per kid??? I know that it is for all day (which really means 10-6, but we didn't even get there til 1:30), and I know it costs money to run the air etc, but I don't know how much of this I can take! For those of you who have no clue what I'm talking about, we are currently at The Jump Around and I am quite miserable! Again, maybe I'm just being crabby... and that wouldn't surprise me as I'm definitely having one of those days, but I think the screaming kids and the lack of air conditioning is a little more than I can take. When she told me the air conditioners were out I should've taken that as a clue and gone to the pool, but instead, I paid the 28$ so the kids wouldn't be disappointed, but I'm pretty much ready to go home! I'm all for blowing money on the kids, but I'd rather get something for myself out of it... as in a movie, some peace and quiet... you get the point! Not to mention that the OCD me can barely handle the thought of all the germs hanging out on all of the jumping castles! Deep breath, deep breath, deep breath....

Friday, August 08, 2008

Great Song!

I was determined to clean part of my house this morning, but then I got distracted by CMT (which is what I use for background noise for both me and the dog while I clean). Anyway, this video came on... and I had to stop it, rewind it, and record it... and then I had to find it online so I could share it with all of you...

Now, if only I could convince both of my daughters that she is right!

(Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to embed it... something about a tag being broken??????)

Thursday, August 07, 2008

The week of early mornings...

Our church has a program called "His Kids" each summer where the kids work on a musical to perform at the end of the summer. They meet all summer one day a week and then for a week, right before the program, the meet daily from 8-3! I usually look forward to music camp, because it gives me a much needed break from parenting and I can get stuff done! This year, though, 8am is killing me! I would rather have the girls home all day bickering then have to get them up, dressed, with lunches packed, and to church by 8am! Well... maybe not bickering, but you get my point!

I'm trying to think positive thoughts about how this is practice for the beginning of school in a couple of weeks, but I just can't! I want to sleep late and I hate mornings! I keep hearing friends that are older than me talk about how they can't sleep late and go to bed earlier now... when is that going to happen to me? I mean, I don't remember ever having to wake my mother up to tell her we were going to be late... she was just always awake before me. Was it this hard for her to get up? What about you, friends, how are mornings in your house? Will I ever reach the point where I 'can't' sleep in? At what age does that exactly happen, cuz I'm pretty sure I've heard people my age who 'can't sleep in!' Does it just all of a sudden happen? Or will it come on gradually? ha! Ok, I think you get the point!

And although I've gone to bed at a decent hour each night, It's like I'm a walking zombie by 3. Today, it's even worse... Megs called at 11:20 to ask where her lunch was... I was supposed to be picking it up... OOPS! I completely forgot! That's not the only thing I have forgotten... and while individually it all appears to be little things, I'm sick of getting home and realizing I forgot things! Maybe I should take some ginseng or something... or wait, I have a better idea... I could just sleep til 8am and my brain would function better... ha! In my dreams...

Anyway, hope everyone is having a great day!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Benefit of a blog...

I decided this week that I really, really, really, needed to get my photos organized and catch up scrapbooking. Let me just say how much easier said than done that is. When cameras had film, I was very good at taking the pictures to be developed immediately and scrapbooking them. Now, I load them on my computer, where I can ignore them. I will say that my blog was quite helpful in all of this organizing! I was able to look through the years (wow, 2 1/2 years) and see when pictures were taken! It was kindof fun to see how much everyone has grown (or shrank in my case) in the last 2 years! And to see how God has brought us through some pretty difficult times! Amazing! Ok... I've procrastinated enough... time to keep organizing!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Messages from a Chocolate Wrapper...

I love speech time... I had a student give an informative speech on chocolate! She brought little baggies of dove chocolates and Hershey kisses for everyone! Yippee! (I got to take the extras home!) Anyway, this is what one of mine said!

If you can't read it... it says... "Smile. People will wonder what you've been up to!" Made me laugh!

My other piece said "Be mischievous. It feels good." Perhaps not such a good piece of advice, since it is something I struggle with already! Oh well, hope everyone is having a great day!