Wednesday, August 5, 2009

You look familiar, do I know you from somewhere?

I'm back, but don't get your hopes up..... it won't last. In case you hadn't noticed, I haven't been on the blogoshpere since January, not even on my own blog, so what brings me back now? I couldn't tell ya. I ended up here in a round about way. The last couple of weeks I'd been thinking about a girl I used to teach in Y.W.'s who's pregnant with twins so I thought I'd check out her blog to see what's up and then I checked on another friend & another one & after checking out a few more blogs I remembered I had one so I took a peek & wanted to puke ~ it STUNK! I just really needed to get something on it that said...... August or summer or anything other than B.O., if you get my drift (haha, sorry, I couldn't let that one pass).

Okay, you probably noticed I'm a little loopy it's 1:00am which is very Atypical for me. I am NOT a night owl. Once 10:00pm hits then my brain turns to mush, my blood almost stops pulsing through my veins & my feet turn to ice ~even in August~, & my eyes battle their lids to look at one last picture in whatever decorating magazine I'm holding. The lids win about 99% of the time. But not tonight. Atypical. Hmmm. Maybe I have too much on my mushy mind. Maybe we were supposed to be closing on the sale of our house & the purchase of our new house in 10 days. Maybe the peeps who wanted to buy our cute house so badly that they put earnest money down and made an offer an hour after they walked through it 3 weeks ago, didn't get approved for their loan today. Maybe that means we won't be moving in 10 days even though we're pre-approved & locked in with a good interest rate & are pretty much ready to move. Maybe that means I have to go crazy once again trying to keep my house spotless with 4 kids home on summer break & be ready to leave at a moments notice for showings. Maybe I'm a little bitter. Maybe I'm having a bad dream & I'll wake up in the morning & everything will still be back on track & ready to close in a week & a half. Maybe I'm just a really grumpy, glass half empty sort of a person at 1:30 in the a.m. Or maybe this isn't what was supposed to happen & something better is going to happen. I better get to bed. No matter which reality I wake up to in the morning I'm sure it'll be better than the one I'm in right now. It's amazing how things don't usually seem so bad in the morning....... after you sleep.

BTW..... my friend who was preggers with the twins had her baby girls 2 months ago. I knew you would want to know. It looks like they are all doing beautifully, those babies are precious & I couldn't be happier for them. I'm totally baby hungry now.... I really better get some sleep. Good night

Friday, January 30, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday Reprieve

People ask me for my parenting secrets all the time. I'm frequently asked - 'How do you do it?' Sometimes I catch people just staring at my family - wide eyed & slack-jawed - & I know they're simply in awe. So here's my 2 best pieces of parenting advice in pictures:


2. More than just lawns, it works well for teaching all sorts of good manners!

So, remember, don't blame me if you don't take my advice & your kids turn out like this -

I hope your Wednesday just got a little better! Have a good one.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Memory Monday: My Seinfeld Moment

If you've never had a 'Seinfeld Moment' then I'll fill you in. It's basically a semi-shallow, somewhat selfish moment in your life...... oh, and funny. Today, I'm sharing my favorite one.

Back in the day, at the beginning of my 2nd year of college, at good 'ol Ricks, I was seeing a guy named Dan ('seeing' is not quite steady dating but more than hanging out. Okay, we had gone on a few dates & our relationship was getting to that turning point which all relationships eventually get to - do we get more serious or is it time to fizzle.). I liked him, he was cute, but I definitely wasn't in love. So, this one weekend in October, Dan was headed down to Provo, Utah & offered to drive me down so I could visit my newly married brother & sis in law.

What a sweetheart. I thought it was so thoughtful of him to make that offer (as I was car-less in those days - who needs a car when you can walk?!), & it showed that he actually listened to me when I talked to him since I must have mentioned my brother & sil a time or two. Friday came & he drove me down to my bro's apartment. My bro, sil, & I had a fun weekend hanging out, and then on Sunday, Dan picked me up.

I couldn't believe my eyes.

You have got to be kidding me.

I just remember not wanting my brother & sil to see him & trying to get out of there as quickly as possible. Of course, being the great guy my bro is, he came out to visit with Dan the man & see us off.

I wanted to slide down in my seat & not let anyone see me with him.

The turning point had arrived & I had totally fizzled.

What? What could be so bad, you ask? Well, this is where Seinfeld comes in & I realize it's really kind of shallow, but it was funny.

He was wearing a dorky old mesh football jersey under his leather jacket & tight jeans. Are you kidding me! Who wears those when they're not on the football field? This guy was no football player either - he was skinny. And he didn't have anything on under the mesh jersey. Gross. Seriously, I was grossed out. I think it was that combined with his pilot's sunglasses that he liked to don every once in a while that put me over the edge.

That was a really long 4 hour drive back home that Sunday evening as I couldn't even look him in the eyes. That was the last of him. Unfortunately, I was never able to go out with him again because my calendar suddenly got really filled up.

I know, it was bad of me. I try to justify it by saying, I did question his integrity (okay, maybe that's not a fair judgement to question a person's integrity by what they're wearing) but sometimes he was a bit of a jerk to his roommates (that was real) & I don't do well with jerks. They're not my type. Either are the ones who wear see-through mesh jerseys when it's not even Halloween.
Now, I look back & laugh & realize it was the spirit telling me he was not the one for me. Thank goodness I was listening!
Have you ever had a Seinfeld moment?