Monday, August 31, 2009
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind". ~Dr. Seuss
"One of life's greatest myseteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the greatest grandchildren in the world".
"Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to become".
"If I had my child to raise over all again,
I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I'd finger paint more and point the finger less.
I'd do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging". ~Diane Loomans
"Whatever hour God has blessed you with, take it with a grateful hand, nor postpone your joys from year to year, so that whatever place you have been, you may say that you lived happily." ~Roman Philosophy
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
A few weeks ago my sister-in-law was at my house and when she was packing up to go she could NOT find her shoe. We looked EVERYWHERE we could think of and couldn't find it anywhere. So she left my house, stopped at the gas station and drove home without her shoe. As she was leaving she told me to bring her the shoe when I found it.
I forgot about the shoe until a few days later when I finally found it IN THE CROCK POT!!! Halle had opened the cupboard, taken off the lid to the crock pot and shoved in the shoe. If she had been playing with my shoes, they never would have fit in there :)
Monday, August 24, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
This Friday was my brother-in-laws wedding which was great. They had their reception at an art studio which meant they had to have valet parking because there was NOWHERE to park. I got there before the valets (and before anyone else for that matter) and so I had to find my own place to park. I pulled around the back to a parking lot, saw that there were some reserved spots with signs, some reserved spots with painted numbers and about 4 spots with nothing - so I parked there. The wedding reception got over, my feet were bleeding, the kids were crying, my hands were full of stuff. I walked out into the rain to unload everything into the car - and it was gone. Since I've been known to lose my car more than once, I head back inside, walked back out the way I came in the first time and still, no car. So I went up to Preston and said "either my car has been towed or stolen. I really hope it has been stolen". Sure enough, it had been towed. So 2 hours and $150 later, we got my car out of the impound lot and headed home with even bloodier feet, tireder kids and rainier rain.
Saturday I sat down to the computer to check the bills and the bank account balance. When I opened up our account I noticed that the account had -$103.00 (which wouldn't be unheard of for us except that Preston had just been paid a week before). So I look into the details of the account and notice that the guy I rented my camera lens from had withdrawn $900.00 instead of $90.00 - which means that not only do we have no money for the next 3-5 days, we also have a few hundred dollars in overdraft charges.
Sunday, I'm laying in bed hoping that Preston will get up with the kids - which he FINALLY does and as I'm starting to dose off again I hear him come in the room and say "GET UP, I need your help, the basement is flooding"! I'm thinking, it didn't rain THAT much on Saturday. But when I got to the basement and saw the window wells looking more like swimming pools I started to panic. After a few hours of dumping the water into buckets and hauling it out to the front yard where the grass wasn't a swampland, we finally got all the water out of the window wells. After we finished that fun task, we started the process of drying the carpet out in the basement. Not only did the basement flood but now our water bill is going to be enormous. Fabulous. Turns out, Annie and her friend left the hose on the night before.
What did you do this weekend?
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This past weekend was my High School 10 year reunion. At first I was pretty excited to go but as the weeks got closer I was a little more apprehensive. Afterall, I hadn't seen ANYONE (except a few friends) from High School for 10 years and needless to say, the years haven't been kind to my waistline. I said to Preston that I hoped everyone from High School remembered me as a big fatty so that when they actually saw me they wouldn't think that I was "that girl who gained 400 pounds since High School". But as soon as we got there I wasn't worried as much as I had been and I ended up having a really good time. It was fun to see everyone and to catch up with old friends.
Bearing that admission in mind, people shouldn't go on and on about a subject you know I care NOTHING about. Are my not so subtle hints too subtle? Do I literally have to fall asleep while you're talking to me to drive home the point that I don't care about some subjects?
For instance, telling me that you just bought a Kawasaki Z599S means absolutely NOTHING to me so when I say "ohhhh" with as much excitement as I would if I were in a coma, please don't try to clarify yourself by telling me that it's just like the Kawasaki Z598T but with more horse power - you might as well speak Chinese to me. Which, lets be honest, I wouldn't listen to even if I did understand what you were saying.
This doesn't only apply to motor vehicles, it also applies to computers and movies or TV shows I've never watched or cared to watch EVER.
Telling me the plot of the latest episode of Battlestar Galactica is only going to put me to sleep, NOT induce a conversation. So when I turn around, gnaw on a carrot and fiddle with a calculator just to have SOMETHING else to keep my interest, PLEASE stop talking!
Furthermore, when someone says a punch line from a TV show that everyone gets but me because I didn't care enough to see the show in the first place, please don't take 25 minutes to explain all the nuances of the show to me just so I'll understand the line you told. Believe me, if I care, I'll ask.
This isn't to say that I'm completely heartless and never want to hear things that people have to say. If you talk about my children, disneyland or politics - I promise to listen!